Photography experienced something of a renaissance when smartphones came along. Far from being dead, apps such as Instagram rejuvenated the art form.
Some interesting facts include:
- Facebook has 10,000 times more photos than the world’s largest library, the USA’s Library of Congress
- photos make up 42% of posts on Tumblr
- 741 million mobile phones worldwide have “some type of photo capability”
The infographic below by Overgram, an app that adds text to Instagram photos, details the evolution of photography from its birth in 1826 to modern-day usage on social networks… fascinating!
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Abrams Books/Big Life Editions, 2010. 192 pp., 90 illustrations
Nick Brandt is a Los Angeles based videogapher who has followed his passion for photographing the wild animals of East Africa for the past 14 years.
With his medium-format film camera in hand, Brandt spends weeks following and becoming accepted by his subjects, before waiting for favourable combinations of lighting and behaviour.
The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.
Texture by Texture Time
Texture photography can be a standalone genre of photography for those who like to capture detail and abstract images. Textures are also used by many photographers and digital artists to enhance their work.
Today here’s another collection of the finest fresh new free textures to use in your own work.
Please note these files are under the creative commons license, so please visit the texture’s page by clicking on the corresponding image and read the owner’s requirements for using their work first. Let’s all be one big happy family =)
Let’s face it, we all love something for free. So, here’s a fab collection of free new textures below for use in your post-processing work, courtesy of Diana Eftaiha over at The D-Photo!
Textures enable you to create interesting effects by adjusting the aesthetic look and feel of your images.
Never layered textures in your Photoshop post-processing before? Then check out this informative video tutorial by Matt Nicolosi which explains all you need to know to get started:
I downloaded the trial version of Photoshop CS6 Beta this afternoon and it looks fab!
It’s available for Mac OS X and Windows, with the full release expected sometime in the next few months. Until then, you can trial it for free – and who doesn’t love free?