iPhone review: Stow – a slick packing checklist app
Stow would be a very useful app for the frequent traveller, but I don’t travel that much. Instead, I got Stow to see if I could use it as an equipment checklist when I’m packing for photography shoots, and it’s working well. I’ve created a template list containing all my kit, and I can remove items to suit each shoot. There’s a few niggles, but nothing to stop me recommending it!
Lightroom 5 is out, with Smart Previews
Lightroom 5 is out, with a feature I’m genuinely excited about, Smart Previews, which should make exporting libraries to my laptop much easier.
Chicago Sun-Times just sacked every single staff photographer
The Chicago Sun-Times fired all their staff photographers and told their reporters to take photos with their iPhones. I think they’re fucking idiots.
Focus on the art
Tobias Buckell had some advice for writers that applies to anyone with creative aspirations.
How to add text to Instagram photos with Over (and Photolettering)
Recently I’ve often found myself wanting to add a bit of amusing or descriptive text to a photo I’m tweeting, sending to friends or posting to Instagram. Of course, there’s no option to add text to Instagram photos within the app itself, so you’ll need to look to other apps. I did a little asking […]
How to put two photos side by side in Instagram
Looking for a way to put two photos side by side in Instagram, or for a collage or montage you’re making? You’ll need an app for that and I highly recommend Diptic (99¢), a 5-star, top-grossing app that’s even been featured by Apple. It’s easy to use with plenty of options to play with, works great on iPhones and iPads, and sends your multi-photo creations to pretty much anywhere you can think of, including, of course, Instagram.
My updated thoughts on Instagram 2
I hated the Instagram 2.0 update, but now I’m back to using it daily. It’s not perfect, but I still love it; here’s why
my mostly positive review of Hipstamatic Disposable
Hipstamatic Disposable brings some fresh ideas to the iPhone photo app model and is a delight to use, but some of the in-app purchases may rub you up the wrong way, and there’s a nasty bug going round.
Jacob Proctor’s new short, ‘A Sunny Morning’
Some pre-publicity images and one official on-set still for Jacob Proctor’s new short film, A Sunny Morning.
Instagram 2.0 review: Insta-grumble
I used to love Instagram, but the 2.0 update has killed so much of what I loved, it’s hard to stomach