Sunday, July 17, 2011 5:18:00 AM
My friend has a problem. Big DSLR cameras are heavy and tricky to hold, especially with one hand, especially on cameras with no proper finger grip, and especially if you have small hands. There comes situations when you would like or have to hold camera with one hand and it really is not easy. So, I gave it a thought and found a workaround. I usually always wrap the camera's neck band around my wrist. Then I had an idea. What if I also wrap it around the lens?! And there was the answer. Now I can hold with three fingers under the loop that goes around lens and at least for me the hold is much more steady and comfortable. I hope this works also for those who have small hands
Monday, January 17, 2011 8:31:56 AM
Inspired by Plagge
I decided to photograph simple things this week. First I thought it's a difficult challenge but then I remembered how close usability issues are to my heart. Therefore I decided to shoot everyday items that should be easy and intuitive to use.
Very likely hook
is something we humans use only. And before we find much use for hooks, we must learn using number of other items first. Otherwise there is not much to hang about. But once we learn using clothes, towels, strings, tools, and all kinds of other items that can be hanged, the hook will be rather intuitive to use. Hook can be as simple as a nail on the wall or a stub of a branch.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:36:29 PM
This week I'll be shooting routine tasks
. I chose panorama format to make it look like a movie. I guess movie makers find the Android camera phones and applications very useful way to capture the scenes when planning a new movie. Same way I use different aspect ratios to see how world looks stuffed inside different boxes.
Sunday, January 2, 2011 11:20:46 AM
After playing with ZTE Blade Android phone for few days I'm ready to write the review. What I have used to do is to take pictures on daily bases. I have done so at 365 Photo group for almost a year now, and learned a lot on photography. What I like most is using a mobile camera phone for shooting because I always have camera phone with me.
Friday, December 31, 2010 12:17:02 PM
I received my new ZTE Blade
Android phone. I spent quite some time in advance finding out what would be all pros and cons, and I must say the pros have won so far. Camera is much better than I expected, and once I boosted it with Vignette
and Camera 360
software, it really turned out to be a small miracle maker. I almost feel like cheating when using any of those "filters" available on Vignette and Camera 360. Suddenly there's almost need to do any post processing on PC. A few problems were found however. Those additional programs does not seem to have exposure compensation (EV) although, the native camera software and Android 2.1 has that possibility. So no over or underexposed photos, which would be quite important sometimes. Nevertheless, my new phone camera has already proved that it can replace my old faithful SE K800