theminorthread:

Nylon decided to do a post on my today her eis a rare picture of the elusive torso WITH a head.  soak it in…

nylonguysmagazine:

MINOR THREAD

In July of 2010 Isac Walter decided that he would embark on a journey. This venture was one that set forth with the idea that Walter would wear a different T-shirt every single day for as long as he could. About 99 percent of these shirts are vintage tour T tees. He decided to chronicle the project, which you can follow on his website Minor Thread. It’s been 553 days!

photo: Emily Shur

King shirt.

taylordavidson:


What I use for phone photography.

I’ve dug pretty deep into iPhone photography the last couple months after being an Android photographer for quite awhile (and featured in Gizmodo). Here’s what I’m using these days to create, edit, and share photos on the iPhone.


Taking Pictures

Camera. I use the native camera app and focus on composition first, editing second. I have started testing Top Camera and Average Camera Pro for long shutter speed and multiple exposure, but for the moment, still use the native camera app for the vast majority of the pictures I take.

Average Camera Pro. Testing. Takes multiple images over a period of time (both variable can be set manually) to be used for multiple exposures, noise reduction, slow shutter effect, and more. Ben Lowy takes some of the best photos with Average Camera Pro (see more on Instagram under #avgcampro). (download Average Camera Pro)

Camera+. I don’t use it too much, but it’s a great combination camera + editing app deservedly loved by tons of people. (web / download Camera+)


Editing

VSCO. Simple and beautiful. Works as a camera and an editing app, although I use it strictly for editing. The filters are modeled after classic film types (“digital film emulation”), fitting with VSCO’s popular filters for Lightroom, Adobe Capture RAW and Aperture. Find VSCO pictures on Instagram under #vsco. (web / download VSCO CAM)

Afterglow. New, launched in Nov 2012. Simple to use, has a wide range of editing and filter options (including many “guest” filters from photographers popular on Instagram). I find the horizon adjustment to particularly slick and powerful, as I often take pictures with the horizon slightly off. Find Afterglow images on Instagram at #afterglow. My current editing fave. (web / download Afterglow Photo Editor)

Filterstorm. Closest thing to Photoshop on the iPhone (and better than the Photoshop Express App). Great for multi-layer editing, dodging and burning, cloning, etc. Essentially, use it to cut out unwanted parts of an image: a bird in the sky, a spot, etc. Also available for the iPad. (web / download Filterstorm )

Tilt Shift Generator. Adds Tilt Shift effects. The free version is fully featured, but will only save low-res images. (download TiltShift Generator – Fake Miniature)

Over. Text over photos. Easy, powerful, beautiful. (web / download Over)


Publishing

Instagram. Obviously. Note that amidst the misplaced debate about Instagram, I think of it as a publishing platform first and foremost. (me / download Instagram)

Tumblr. My blogging engine of choice at the moment, it’s also an incredibly easy, beautiful, and clean way to share photos that taps into a great community. (me / download Tumblr)

Photoset. So easy to use. Made by Tumblr, although it doesn’t require you to use Tumblr. Allows you to easily create multi-photo photosets to share by web, email, or Tumblr. No account required, and a joy to use. (web / download Photoset)

Flickr. I could wax on for hours about how I wish Flickr had led the innovation in web and mobile photography. Alas, they haven’t. But I still use it to store high-res images, and it’s still powerful for me, even though the community has moved on. (me / download Flickr)

EyeEm. Testing. (me / download EyeEm – Photo Filter Camera)

Vimeo. Videos, of course. (me / download Vimeo)


Other

Instatags. Easy, powerful way to add hashtags to photos. Helps you figure out which tags are popular and trending in your area, at that moment. (web / download Instatag – Hashtags for Instagram)

Cinemagram. The best shot at “Instagram for Video”. I use it very lightly, but like the idea and it’s a fun toy. (download Cinemagram)


Not pictured

Photojojo Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide-Angle lenses. Great for adding a new perspective to the standard iPhone lens, they attach easily to most cell phone cameras (they worked for my HTC Android and my iPhone), and help you take great pictures. (buy at Photojojo)

Snapseed. Loved by many, I can’t get the handle on the editing workflow. The first update post-acquisition by Google that integrates Google+ into Snapseed is an interesting feature… if you use Google+. (download Snapseed)

Great list from Taylor. I know a few people that swear by Snapseed as well and I just can’t get a handle on it. Gonna have to try a few of these that I didn’t know about. Always love seeing how people use their iPhone. 

stephieluv:

Introducing our new game called:

“Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends.”

The first person to crack and look at their phone picks up the check.

Our (initial) purpose of the game was to get everyone off the phones free from twitter/fb/texting and to encourage conversations.

Rules:

1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.

2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.

3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.

4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.

5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.

Variations/house rules:

-Starting the game after everyone is seated.

-In the rare event that multiple people flip their phones simultaneously, the bill is split between said players.

– Feel free to invoke penalties/strikes systems.

Notes:

– No touching or messing with anybody else’s phones.

– You don’t have to stack the phones. This was done for picture taking purposes.

– I realize I should perhaps think of a different name for this awesome game. Because I don’t mean to imply that everyone who checks their phone during meals is a di*k.

– I recommend not being such a stickler or hardass on people about the rules and even initiation of the game. Basic premise is to just get people open to the idea of staying active and attentive to one another. But if someone has to take a call; they have to take a call =).

– Have fun! It’s really more of a fun concept in this new age high tech life of ours. Conversation is the spice of life.

They all have iPhone’s then a nokia.

This is going to happen next time we go to dinner with friends.