Exposure to a new photography app
Photography App of the Week: Pro HDR
Gone are the days where you have to choose between wanting to expose for the mountains or for the clouds in the sky.
The Pro HDR app takes two back-to-back photographs: one photo for exposing highlights and one for exposing low lights. The app then layers the two photos to create an image with a high (or higher) dynamic range.
The primary challenge here is that your phone must be totally, perfectly still while the two photographs are being taken so that they match up exactly when layered. May I suggest — drink less coffee. (Note: this is actually a bad suggestion for anyone who would be interested in the final Link of the Week in today’s column.)
The app costs $1.99, and you can learn more about it right here: http://tinyurl.com/bmnsv84
Grab Bag: Your Three Links of the Week
1) http://tinyurl.com/cfdyyrq — Instant internet. Instantly, absolutely anywhere at all (ok, well, almost anywhere). Chamtech Technologies has developed a “liquid” antenna that can be painted or sprayed onto practically any surface, translating into amazing, instant Wi-Fi wherever you want.
2) http://tinyurl.com/bsceab9 — Learn how to decline a call on your iPhone with style. (Bonus: This walk-through has you pretend Jessica Alba is calling you.)
3) http://www.melissakitchow.com/Like-A-Hug — Artist and designer Melissa Kit Chow has created a vest that “hugs” the person it adorns by inflating whenever a friend “likes” something they’ve posted on Facebook. Also: this wearable social media vest is eerily reminiscent of Missy Elliot’s outfit in her Supa Dupa Fly music video.
4) http://devour.com — Ever wonder where your friends find all those hilarious web videos they keep forwarding to you? Do you think they spend hours sifting through the billions of videos on YouTube trying to find the good ones? Maybe they do. It’s also possible they just go to Devour.com, where web video connoisseurs have already curated some of the web’s best.
5) http://blossomcoffee.com/one — If you consider yourself not just a tech geek but a coffee geek as well, get a load of this. The Blossom One Coffee Maker offers frighteningly powerful temperature control, adjustments for the pickiest of connoisseurs (grind size, extraction time, etc), built in Wi-Fi (yes, I just said built in Wi-Fi), and a 1.3MP camera. What could one possibly do with the camera, you ask? Why, you can scan QR codes and instantly download coffee brewing recipes specifically created for the particular beans you’re working with on a given day, of course.
Erin Pheil is the owner of TimeForCake Creative Media—the Web Strategy company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at http://www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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