I’ve had my iPad for a couple of weeks now and I thought it would be a good idea to use some of my macro shots for the wallpaper on my home and lock screens because, quite frankly, the default selection is just crap. Then I thought, since I was doing them anyway, it might be a good idea to post them here for free for other people to use.
And when I say free, I mean free. Free as in free beer free.
These are high resolution (2048×1536) images without my watermark. They are sized (and tested) on the retina display but I assume they will scale nicely for the older models. I’m using #1 on my iPad at the moment – it looks great.
Don’t say I never give you anything!
iPad wallpaper #1
iPad wallpaper #2
iPad wallpaper #3
Update: You can find some more wallpapers here http://heyesphoto.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/retina-ipad-wallpaper-technology-theme/
Portrait photography is not easy – especially when you’re with someone who is not altogether comfortable with having their picture taken. Your awareness of light and proficiency with your camera have to be almost automatic, because the more time you spend fiddling the less time you have to engage with your subject. If you don’t engage your subject you risk losing them – and it will show in the photographs. Continue reading
While browsing the web I come across a lot of great resources, and one that I have found myself coming back to on a fairly regular basis is The Digital Story by Derrick Story. It’s a nice site in general, but I particularly enjoy the weekly half-hour podcasts.
As a former press photographer, he is a bit of a old hand but at the same time has a tenacious grasp of all the modern technologies associated with today’s photography workflow. I really like the mixture of sage advice and appreciation of current trends. He describes himself first and foremost as a teacher, and not a photographer, which I think is an interesting perspective.
I also think a part of me likes the idea of a completely non-visual source of photography information. Text, images and video are great, but it makes a nice change once in a while to find somewhere comfortable, disengage the eyes and soak in some spoken information.
Just don’t get too comfortable and fall asleep!