Griffin Designer Series Featured Artist : Rachel Karr

Griffin Designer Series Featured Artist : Rachel Karr Community / Fashion / New / Photography / Stuff We Love

Rachel does photography and paint. The Jellyfish photos in her Designer Series contributions are multimedia works that combine her fascination with jellyfish and cephalopods with her nighttime photography, and with imagery from the painting techniques she developed with glazes on large canvases. Of the 4 images repesented in the Designer Series, JellyFish 2 is her […]

We Heart Vintage PowerBooks

We Heart Vintage PowerBooks Community / Stuff We Love

A rogues’ gallery of vintage PowerBooks lives on at ^GeneW’s desk.  In this week’s installment of #whatsgoodweds, have a look at what happens when one man’s mania for Apple laptops meets the modern day.   A Little Bit of History Come in the front doors of Griffin Technology’s headquarters in the Sawtooth Building in Nashville. […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 5

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 5 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 5: A Sense of Place(ment) To recap our checklist for taking better iPhone photos: Take lots of pictures. Critique your pictures. Turn off your flash. Compose your shots such that one thing matters. Okay, that’s it. You’re done. But, wait. We promised a couple of tips about ways to control the focus of attention […]

What You Need To Know About Lithium Batteries

What You Need To Know About Lithium Batteries Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

Electric batteries have come a long way since some unknown Parthian first stuck some iron and copper cylinders into a jar of grape juice (or maybe it was lemon juice… or vinegar?). The things that power our iPhones today, 2,000 years later, work on the same basic principle, though they bear little resemblance to a clay […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 4

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 4 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 4: Compose Yourself So, you’re taking more iPhone photos. You’re looking at them with a critical eye. And you’ve turned off your flash — as a result of which some of your shots might be a little blurrier, but they might also be showing you some things you hadn’t seen before. As a side […]

60 Seconds During the Year Everything Changed

60 Seconds During the Year Everything Changed Community / Music / Uncategorized

They call 1969 “The Year Everything Changed.” That was the year that 500 million people watched Neil Armstrong leave the first human footprints on the moon. Rupert Murdoch bought his first newspaper. An oil spill led to the first Earth Day (held the following year), and a river caught fire in Ohio, sparking the creation […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 3

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 3 Photography / Tips & Tricks

A Flash of the Obvious Hope you took lots of pictures. Pick the ones you like best, and, about each one, ask yourself one important question: What is it about this picture that you like? Notice that we aren’t asking “Why do you like this picture?” Because we’re interested in whats, not whys. We’re interested […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 2

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 2 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 2: What You Did Last Time Last time, you took a picture at a birthday party (remember?). (Also, you got a new tattoo.) But the picture you took was not just any old picture. Whether or not you knew it at the time, you used your iPhone skillz to compose your photograph. You tapped on […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures!  Part 1

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 1 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 1 So, you’re at a party. Say it’s a birthday party. The celebrants seem especially inspired, and you want to capture some good photos to remember the occasion. But the only camera you have handy is your iPhone. The good news is: your camera is an iPhone. And iPhones take great pictures, especially if […]