Tag Archive for ‘PetaPixel’

How a Camera Makes You Feel ➝

Spencer Bentley, writing for PetaPixel:

So this is the most important piece of advice I can give anyone looking for a new camera or anyone wanting to get into photography more seriously. Find a camera you like to look at as much as you like to look through. Find a camera you think looks down right awesome. A camera that you can wear whether you’re out in t-shirt or a tuxedo. A camera that inspires you. Because it doesn’t matter if you have the top of the line Canon or Fuji or Leica if it’s sitting on a shelf at home.

I recently purchased a Canon PowerShot G9 X. It’s the first stand-alone camera I’ve owned in several years and I absolutely love it. The thing’s compact, intuitive, and takes stunning photographs. But I agree with Spencer Bentley, what really matters is how it makes me feel when I use it. And how a camera looks makes a big difference in that regard.

Don’t get me wrong, the G9 X is no pro-level DSLR, but the sturdy metal frame and slick aesthetics make me feel more like a photographer than my iPhone does. When I take it with me on a walk, I spend time admiring the environment and go to great lengths to document it. This camera makes me want to take photos in a way that my iPhone never has.

(Via Ben Brooks.)

Don’t Trust ‘Free’ Photo Hosting Sites ➝

Eric Kim, writing for PetaPixel:

Now, we don’t have much to complain about: they still give you a free terabyte of “free” storage, and the new interface is slick. But when I heard the news, it made me realize: do not trust or put all your eggs in these “free” online services.

Why?

First of all, any of these companies have the power (and right) to change any of their terms and conditions at any time. If tomorrow Yahoo announced that they are shutting down Flickr, there is nothing we can do about it.

We use Google Photos to store online backups of all of our photos, but I would never rely on it as my only storehouse. I will always keep local copies of my photos, in full resolution, on a hard drive that I have physical access to. I don’t expect to lose access to the images on Google Photos, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.

Jonathan Ive to Design a Limited Edition Leica M ➝

I’m hoping Ive will put some innovations into his design and that other camera companies will be “inspired” by it. Camera designs are already quite good in the high-end but Ive could have an interesting perspective and make some changes that others wouldn’t have thought of.

(Via Cult of Mac.)