Google + Adobe = photographic coolness; seems rather up my alley, eh? Via PetaPixel:
The tutorial will show you how to take a RAW file, prep it in Lightroom, convert it to black and white in Silver Efex Pro 2, and then finish it up back in Lightroom. And although it’s meant specifically for images shot with the Fuji X-T1, it’ll give anybody who wants that grainy, filmic black and white look — which is particularly well suited for street photography — a great place to start.
The large-scale projection installation features 21 powerful projectors streaming mind-bending graphic patterns on over 20,000 square meters of space in Oberhausen, Germany’s massive gasometer. The installation is among the world’s largest and technically most sophisticated interior projections.
Give yourself a visual treat by taking three minutes to peek into the creation of a NOMOS Glashütte time piece. As Khoi Vinh writes, “If you enjoy things that are small, beautiful and precise, this video will hypnotize you.”
What Lytro plans to do is not just change how we take pictures, but to make the very pictures themselves mirror the way we see them in the first place. We interact with the world in three dimensions, touching and moving and constantly changing our perspectives, and light-field photos fit perfectly.
Photographer Kyle Thompson (who at 22 is kind of a badass) notes, “You don’t have to focus exactly on one certain point in the photo, but you also have to remember to try and keep all points of the photo interesting.”
This is the future… [L]ight-field photography — the notion that the future is about turning the complex physical parts of a camera into software and algorithms… — seems almost obvious. Why capture one photo, from one angle, with one perspective, when we could capture everything? When I can explore a photo, zooming and panning and focusing and shifting, why would I ever want to just look at it?
For many years I’ve said, “Google’s aesthetic is speed. Stuff might look pretty spartan, but boy it’s fast, because they know that speed = money.” Here designer Jon Wiley shares some insight into a little tweak his team made (simply changing font size) to deliver faster results to millions of people:
Fonts are great, but using them well can be hard. Volumes have been written about typography, yet every good designer will say there are no rules; there is no magic formula for success. Typography simply takes practice. Typography is a practice.
So today, we’re launching a new website: Typekit Practice, a place where novices and experts alike can hone their typographic skills. We hope it will help students learn, help teachers teach, and help professionals stay sharp.