The Pushing-Photography-Forward Edition Saturday, August 20, 2016

Steve Jobs To Be Inducted Into International Photography Hall Of Fame, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, has announced that Steve Jobs will be posthumously inducted into its Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri, which recognizes the work of pioneers, artists, and innovators who have pushed photography forward.

The Conflict Photographer Who Captured The Libyan War On His iPhone, by Austin Merrill, Vanity Fair

Photographer Michael Christopher Brown was 32 when he went to Libya in February of 2011, just as the Arab Spring was dissolving into war. A broken camera forced him to document the conflict with his iPhone, and the pictures he made with his phone’s camera over the next several months form the foundation of Libyan Sugar Twin Palms, his first photography book. It is a massive volume, both physically and emotionally, and its photos and writings are as much about Brown himself as they are about the Libyan conflict.

Meet The Sports Photographer Swapping His Camera For An iPhone, by Gordon Hunt, Silicon Republic

Now using the iPhone 6s, Mangin travels around with the PGA tour for colour shots, with the accessibility a smartphone gives you offering something far more powerful and better than any DLSR cameras can.

“I’m less intrusive, less intimidating [than people] with load cameras, tripods and drives,” said Mangin, who is based in California. This suggests some people are now so used to smartphones being around them, they can act more natural when Mangin is looking for an opportunistic shot.


The Illustration App That Will Get Your Kids To Draw, by Miriam Harris, Digital Arts

Artie’s Magic Pencil aims to teach the fundamentals of drawing to children – offering a relaxed and encouraging space for potential young illustrators who might need some coaxing into the creative world.

Facebook’s New Teens-only App Lifestage Turns Bios Into Video Profiles, by Josh Constine, TechCrunch

[Lifestage] asks for your happy face, sad face, likes, dislikes, best friend, the way you dance, and more, but instead of filling in this biography quiz with text, you shoot videos. Lifestage turns those clips you recorded into a video profile others can watch.


Mimo’s New App Teaches You How To Code On Your iPhone, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

The idea with Mimo is to break down computer science lessons into smaller chunks, allowing aspiring coders to practice coding in lessons that don’t take longer than a couple of minutes to complete. This way, you can work learning to code into your daily routine, whenever you have a few minutes of downtime — like on your daily commute, while in the waiting room for an appointment, in between classes or anywhere else.

How To Get Time For Your Projects, by Shawn Blanc

You make time by saying no to a lot of things — other interests, hobbies, time-sucks, etc.

You also need boundaries for yourself so that you know when to say no to other people and opportunities. Your creative ideas and the side projects you’re working on are valuable.

Bottom of the Page

Something was bothering when I read the news that Apple is hiring a team of lyrics curators.

Today I realized that these particular jobs will always be in danger of being eliminated by Apple itself, because surely one day, Siri's speech-to-text capabilities will be improved to be accurate enough to transcribe lyrics from songs.


Thanks for reading.