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Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison endures 15-hour photo shoots to… – StumbleUpon.

At first glance these spectacular swirls of colour may look like clever computer graphics or the result of faulty camera work.

They are, in fact, the product of hour after hour of painstaking night-time shooting by photographer Lincoln Harrison.

His stunning pictures of star trails across the Australian night sky were taken over periods of up to 15 hours.

Shooting stars: Photographer Lincoln Harrison spent up to 15 hours taking these long exposure pictures over Lake Eppalock near Bendigo in Victoria, Australia

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2031704/Australian-photographer-Lincoln-Harrison-endures-15-hour-photo-shoots-capture-stunning-night-images-star-trails.html#ixzz1WdoGYjy5

Ever since the smartphone revolution and the introduction of high quality cameras on mobile phones, people have been snapping pictures of just about everything, every day! My favorite portable camera is quickly becoming the iPhone 4. It is the one camera I always carry with me. I have compiled a list of three awesome photo sharing apps that I use on a daily basis.

Camera+

If you love taking pictures you must download this app now. By far it is the best photo app on the market! The sheer number of features available is incredible. With Camera+ you’re able to use your iPhone to shoot the best photos you possibly can. Packed with several useful features that your standard camera app doesn’t include, your pics will improve the instant you start using Camera+. The built-in stabilizer is icing on the cake. Its tight integration with Facebook, Twitter and Flickr allows your photos to be seen across the web by millions of photo enthusiasts.

Instagram

With 150 million photo uploads in 9 months (as reported by Engadget), Instagram’s numbers speak volumes.  It’s a fast (and fast growing), beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.

Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Download link.

Google+

I know Google took the world by storm with the release of its social network site Google+, but the hidden gem is the photo sharing capabilities. I love Facebook, but lets face it, its photo rendering utilities suck! When I first received a Google+ invite and uploaded one of my images I simply said “wow”. Images are displayed how they are suppose to look when you want to share them with the world. The app is available on both iOS and Android, making it the photo sharing app of choice among photographers.

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Posted: July 18, 2011 in Photography
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Googles Photovine Site Goes Live.

The site for Google’s new photo-related project Photovine has gone live, but the actual product or app is still missing.

Located at photovine.com, the site currently features an image of a mobile app – interestingly, the device in the image is definitely an iPhone and not an Android device – and a short description of the upcoming product: “Photovine is a fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people, and share your world like never before”.

The site also contains a Privacy Policy which says that “Photovine is offered by Slide (part of Google Inc)”, as well as a support page which explains some details about the project.

“Photovine is a community that’s about creating fun and unique collections of photos that we call Vines”, the support page says, explaining that a vine is “like a constantly growing family of photos connected through a common caption created by you, your friends, and people all over the world”. Google also makes it clear that it will not tolerate just any kind of photo. “As a rule of thumb, if you wouldn’t want your family to see it, you probably shouldn’t post it”, the support page says.

At this point it’s unclear whether this project is connected with Google’s recently launched social networking service Google+, but it seems to be an independent product.

Recent reports indicated that Facebook is working on a photo-sharing app of its own, and in March 2011, a photo-sharing app called Color piqued a lot of interest, which seems to have largely dissipated by now.