Random Bytes 130318 is a quick collection of great posts and resources that have come my way over the past couple of weeks. Thanks to all who have written to say how much they appreciate this new feature on PixSylated!

Timelapse: an Introduction to Still Photographs in Motion

Video of Gulf Photo Plus 2013 Shoot-Out

Lifehacker: Why I Stopped Pirating and Started Paying for Media

Tumblr: Who Pays Photographers

UltraPixel Sensor Coming to Mobile Phones

Cine Meter for iPhone/iPad

Timelapse: an Introduction to Still Photographs in Motion—this beautiful eBook by Dave Delnea was published today by Craft & Vision. It covers the basics of getting started with timelapse photography, including: gear, techniques, and post-production. For $5.00, it’s a bargain! Click here to check out the details Use the promotional code TIME4 when you check out and pay only $4 OR use the code TIME20 to get 20% off when you buy 5+ eBooks. (NOTE: These codes expire at 11:59pm (PST) March 22, 2013.)

Video of Gulf Photo Plus 2013 Shoot-Out—GPP’s international gathering of photographers just wrapped in Dubai. One of the highlights of the week is always the shoot-out in which three victims instructors compete in front of 350 other togs. The hitch is that they don’t know what/who the subject will be until they’re on stage and have just 20-minutes to set-up, shoot, and process the shoot. This year Zack Arias, Lindsay Adler, and John Keatley went mano-a-mano. Their assignment?…shoot a portrait of legendary portraitist Greg Heisler. You can watch the shoots here on Vimeo and read about the shoot-out here on Strobist.

Lifehacker: Why I Stopped Pirating and Started Paying for Media—This entertaining read sheds light and candid insights on the state of digital media. No, pirating is not going away. However, changes in technology and the declining cost of digital media mean that it might actually be cheaper and easier to buy legit media. Be sure to share this one with teens and those who teach them.

Tumblr: Who Pays Photographers—this new Tumblr provides a reality check about what shooters are earning for editorial assignments. The brief posts come in from around the world. Check out Who Pays Photographers here. You can follow @WhoPaysPhotogs here on Twitter.

UltraPixel Sensor Coming to Mobile Phones—I’ve long said that I don’t need more pixels, I want better pixels. So, I snapped to attention when HTC recently announced the use of an UltraPixel sensor with a whopping 4mb (a half to a third of the pixels normally found in mobile phone/cams). What I’m lusting after that HTC promises big, fat pixels. Check out the details here on HTC’s site.

Cine Meter for iPhone/iPad—Sometimes I buy apps not because I need them at the moment, but rather because by playing with them I can learn a new skill. The recently released Cine Meter is one of those apps. For $4.99, I’m now playing with learning about how a RGB waveform monitor works. Cine Meter adds a cine-style, shutter-priority reflected light meter to your iPhone / iPod / iPad. Check it out here.


4 Responses to Random Bytes 130318

  1. nita says:

    Syl. The beta brief is excellent. Thanks!

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  3. Randy McKown says:

    I think a lot of people have stopped casual pirating of media which is great. A lot of work and talent goes into any creation. I always found it funny how photographers would cry and moan about even just the idea of somebody potentially being able to steal their photography .. Leaving out the fact that it was edited using a pirated copy of photoshop.

  4. Much ado has been made about the sensor technology rumored to debut along with HTC’s newest handset launched today, the HTC One. While rumors of stacked sensors were predictably wide of the mark, HTC is taking a clever approach to improving camera phone quality by betting on fewer but larger pixels captured by a 4.0MP 1/3″ sensor, which are similar in size to those found in enthusiast compact cameras, and which HTC is calling ‘ultrapixels’. Combined with a fast F2.0 lens and optical image stabilization, the HTC One’s specs hold promise for better low-light photography – an area where mobile phones have fallen notoriously short. Click though for our detailed preview on Connect.

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