Panasonic has the slogan: “Ideas for Life,” and Lomography: “Don’t Think Just Shoot.” GoPro, on the other hand, go for something less pretty in the line of mantras and decided on the strapline: “The World Most Versatile Camera.” Last month we hit the road with the GoPro HERO2 and used it in a fashion that it was designed for, to test not only its versatility but its durability too — attaching it to a bicycle and witnessing all the dirt, drops and dips in our documented journey. This time we are taking their slogan to heart and testing just how versatile this camera is in producing video, time lapses, stills and a whole array of imaging joy. Not only did we go beyond pedal power, we somehow managed to fix the GoPro to PMs Art Editor’s dog, Bella. Don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the process of this test.
Rachel Allen Tiverton
“I want to take my portrait photography to the next level —can you give me some tips to help me get more creative?” Rachel Allen Tiverton Photographer-artist Miss Aniela shot to internet fame with her series of heavily stylised images, including many self-portraits. She has this advice… Use props imaginatively Using a magnifying glass in […]
Сanon outdoor photo project
Improve your Canon D-SLR skills today with our photo projects and Photoshop fixes to suit every skill level Becoming a Canon photography expert doesnhappen overnight. However, we want to help you improve your camera skills as quickly as possible, so wedevised 12 quick and fun projects that will help you become more familiar with your […]
Capture great high flying shots!
Look to the skies to capture dramatic action photos of fast-moving aircraft Air craft photography is a genre in its own right, and while single aircraft —whether on the ground or in flight —can make great subjects, airshow displays featuring formations of colourful planes twisting and swooping through the sky present some of the best […]
Create a Hollywood portrait in Lightroom
Give your portraits a vintage monochrome makeover, and add retro artefacts like film grain and faded edges If youan Elements user who wants to take your image editing skills to the next level without blowing your budget, you can shoot Raw files and edit them in Lightroom 4. Lightroom costs a lot less than Photoshop […]
Get the Instagram look
Learn how to add retro colouring and an array of vintage borders to your images to create an old-school collage Retro effects are very much in vogue at the moment. In the age of digital imaging, with cameras and lenses producing crisp, detailed shots, theresomething hugely appealing about chemical imperfections and messy borders. You can […]
Let’s cut to the chase. Forget for a moment image quality, handling, features, sensor size and all that jazz, because the I first thing that grabs your attention is the way this thing looks. Now, design is very subjective — one man masterpiece is another man bin fodder. Office opinions are divided — to some “at least it’s different”, to others “it’s a bit big and toy-like.” It wouldn’t matter if the K-01 resolved Hasselblad levels of detail, rightly or wrongly, minds are already made up by first impressions. I try and explain.
The body is designed by Marc Newson and were minded of this by the start-up screen and sticker placed near the battery compartment. As form follows function, Mr Newson has done a pretty good job of making something appear fresh and different from a selection of given components — components which have to be clothed in a body that must be comfortable with intuitively placed buttons and dials. And following the best contemporary product design, there are no unnecessary flourishes or extra add-ons to clutter the minimalistic rectangular form.