WPPI Expo 2013
On March 11-13, we attended the WPPI 2013 Wedding Photographer Trade Show and demoed our units at the expo. There were over 360 exhibitors with thousands of new gadgets on showcase. We were lucky to be apart of this three-day event, during which we demoed our units. Our new units look great, work great, and feel great. It was a very fun and exciting weekend. And we’re pleased to announce that we will be sending out our new shipment very soon! Enjoy!
Here are the different angles of the prototype that came in. Let us know what you think!
PhotoPlus Expo 2012
I know we have been quiet for a while, but a lot has been happening in the past month and all of it good! I am excited to report that the prototypes arrived last week and they look and feel fabulous! We have initiated the production run for the device and will be sending out the survey very soon to get shipping information from the backers.
We also attended the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC several weeks ago and was able to demo our units during their Test Drive Rally & Tweet Up Product Preview. The Test Drive Rally provides media and show attendees with a sneak peek of products, services, and technologies on display during the PhotoPlus Expo. We are pleased to say that the new units ran flawlessly.
There were numerous cool camera gadgets and accessories on display. Some of the highlights of the show were Nikon’s and Canon’s new compact interchangeable lens camera and Sony’s full-frame RX1 point-and-shoot. Thanks PhotoPlus for the great weekend!
Happy Monday, everyone! We wanted to give you a quick update on CameraMator’s progress as we head into production. This is the current proposed final case design. Any thoughts? Please tweet us @CameraMator
L.A. Day into Night
CameraMator Time-lapse composite shot (1 hour between first and last frame).
Photographer of the Month: Kyle Thompson
The CameraMator team appreciates creativity and art in photography and is starting a photographer of the month feature. This month, we are blown away by Kyle Thompson’s surreal and almost eerie self-portraits. 20-year-old Thompson from the Chicago area is an aspiring photographer who just picked photography only less than a year ago. He has proved to possess true talent. With most of his photos set in forests or abandoned houses, his strikingly creative images always seems to tell some kind of story.
“I’m inspired by music, art, and my environment,” says Thompson. “I love looking through the bizarre paintings by Zdzisław Beksiński, and Francesca Woodman’s eerie self portraits. I love to draw, and will often stay up late listening to music and drawing concepts until I create something I’m happy with. I like to think of concepts that are open to interpretation, and tell stories.”
We are loving not only the concepts and themes of these photographs, but also the hues and color tones that are used. The images appear mystical and enigmatic. What is even cooler is that all the subjects in these photos are Thompson himself. A remote timer is used to capture these images.
Kyle, we are a fan! Check out the rest of his work here.
Nikon’s WU-1b Wireless Adapter
With the release of Nikon’s new D600 camera, Nikon also introduced a wireless mobile adapter accessory called the WU-1b. The adapter uses Wi-Fi to send images from the camera to your smart phone. However, the WU-1b is dedicated to the D600 and is only compatible with that camera. This new widget is essentially identical to the WU-1a (compatible with Nikon’s D3200), except that it plugs into the camera’s USB port instead of the HDMI port.
The device also comes with an Android app that allows the user to trigger the camera’s shutter release from their Smartphone or tablet. However, it cannot be used to change the settings on the camera. An iOS app is set to be available by the end of September.
So how does it compare to CameraMator?
While the WU-1b is D600 specific, CameraMator supports a variety of digital SLRs (from Nikon and Canon) so you can use the same device across several cameras. There is no need to look for multiple adapters; CameraMator provides the solution!
CameraMator also supports camera control so you can change camera settings from your desktop or mobile device. Furthermore, we’ve added cool features such as HDR bracketing and Intervalometer functions to allow Time Lapse capture (yes, even for cameras that do not have a built-in time lapse feature).
Lastly, the WU-1b does not support desktop applications and there seems to be no plan to do so. CameraMator works with Mac clients and will soon be supporting Windows as well.
Tell us what you think of Nikon’s new wireless accessory, especially those who were able to get their hands on it!