Jaka Santana

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How Raam Reddy's charming, feisty debut 'Thithi' uses digital filmmaking to establish realism

It all begins with a trash-talking great-grandfather: Century Gowda, a saucy 101-year-old who likes to occupy his mornings by giving his fellow villagers sharp-tongued, if charming, verbal beatdowns.<p>"Has your wife left you yet?" he asks a neighbor who crosses his path. "She found someone …

How Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, And Other Filmmakers Use Composition To Tell Stories

Composition does more than just make a movie beautiful to look at, it also plays with expectations, sets up symbolism, and evokes themes.<p>Awards season is a perfect time to take a more in-depth look at movies. After hearing about how many nominations <i>The Revenant</i> racked up, it’s only natural to …

Filmmaking

These Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Are Now on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

Google paid Apple $1 billion to keep search bar on iPhone

Google Inc. is paying Apple Inc. a hefty fee to keep its search bar on the iPhone.<p>Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014, according to a transcript of court proceedings from Oracle Corp.'s copyright lawsuit against Google. The search engine giant has an agreement with Apple that gives the …

I blame that ugly battery case for Apple's stock price tumble

One bad theory of stock market economics<p>At the close of trading on December 7th, Apple's share price was a robust $118.28 and everything was looking fine. Then Apple introduced the $99 Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and 6S, and <i>everything suddenly went to hell</i>. Apple's stock price today is …

Apple GarageBand Review: a Powerful Music-Making App for the Masses

I considered myself something of a DJ in college, though two turntables and an MPC1000 drum machine didn’t make my beats any good. Thanks to Apple Inc.’s updated GarageBand app for iOS released this week, I’m confident enough to upload newly crafted tracks for the world to hear.

Dow Jones

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. We’ve even had a few articles here on BGR with tips that were indeed unknown to most users, but the savvy iOS device owners out there were undoubtedly …

The Day Has Arrived! The Hermès Apple Watch Is Now Available Online

Style meets practicality with the glorious leather-banded Apple Watch from Hermès. They come in three different band designs and multiple colors — a …

Microsoft Slammed Over Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 Issues: 'You Gotta Pull A Steve Jobs'

It's been three months since tech bloggers wrote in their launch reviews about the Microsoft Surface Book's issues, and since then the company has …

The head of Apple’s electric car project is leaving the company

Apple’s electric car project may have encountered a new roadblock.<p>According to a report by The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), project …

There's a bad iPhone 6s battery bug

Will Wei/Business Insider<p>There's a nasty iPhone 6s bug that causes the battery life indicator to suddenly deplete. Then the iPhone thinks its battery …

Rumored iPhone 5SE might be the iPhone 6C you were hoping for

Apple won't release a 4-inch iPhone 6C, according to a new report. Instead, it will launch a special edition, upgraded iPhone 5S.<p>This isn't the first …

Mobile Technology

Apple execs Phil Schiller, Greg Joswiak, others might testify in upcoming Samsung damages retrial

Current and former Apple executives, including Phil Schiller,Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall, are on a list of potential witnesses who could appear …

Judiciary

Life-Sized Photographs Expose the Brutality of Ballet Bodies

Rick Guest’s 'What Lies Beneath' series reveals the strength underlying the world’s greatest dancers’ elegance.<p>Mesmerized by the beauty of the ballet dancer on stage, it’s easy to forget the struggle and sacrifice that goes into making it all look so effortless. This is the premise of photographer …

Royal Ballet

How to Slow Down & Love Photography … Again

For me, photography is often a solitary pursuit. At times this is a blessing. The calm of twiddling dials and manipulating a tripod can be a …

Missing in action: do you have photos of these great lost gigs?

From Radiohead’s first show in Oxford to Pink Floyd in London in 1967, some of the top live performances in British history seem to have gone unrecorded. If you have forgotten shots, Jukely want to hear from you<p>In the days before live shows were observed on an iPad held aloft by the person two rows …

Concerts

This Instagram artist takes better selfies than you

For 28-year-old, Silicon Valley-based artist Michele Bisaillon there’s never been a better time to be alive than in the age of Instagram. Sharing her life via the internet since she was a teenager spending lunch breaks trawling through Livejournal – thanks to social media, Bisaillon’s work has …

David Bowie

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Given Important Mobile Feature

Many smartphone photographers never stray from their camera’s fully-automatic mode, but tricky shooting situations can often require a gentle nudge in the right direction with a little manual tweaking.<p>Microsoft has now responded to this with an important update to the mobile build of Windows 10. …

If a camera could tell a story

<b>If a camera could tell a story</b><br>Sometimes I wonder what story a camera would tell if it could. We can see a visual record of everything that camera has …

Leica’s newest camera can go underwater

The ruggedized exterior is protecting what appears to be a typically great camera, by Leica's standards. In fact, it's pretty much a dead ringer for the Leica T. The X-U pairs a 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor with a fixed Leica Summilux 23mm lens and a fast f1.7 aperture. The camera can also record HD …

Cameras

Hazy, Dreamlike Photos from a Trip Across Turkey

Photographer Kamila Stanley's images highlight everyday life in Turkey.<p><i>Kamila Stanley is one of those precocious, self-taught, up-and-coming photographers whose improvisation and effortless captured moments get me excited. Stanley finds beautiful scenes in the everyday, and uses travel as a way to</i> …

Middle East

#Freckles: Photographer shines spotlight on the beauty of spots

With his stunning — and now viral — portraits of freckled folks, British photographer Brock Elbank tells TODAY.com his #Freckles project is all about "documenting the beauty in being an individual."<p>A 42-year-old London resident with 19 years of photography experience, Elbank launched his project in …

Fashion Trends

Fujifilm X-Pro2: An Answer to Photographers’ Demands

Cameras | Farid Wahdiono | January 20, 2016 at 6:21 PM<p>All photos by Kristupa Saragih<p>Several X-Series cameras were released by Fujifilm following the …

Photographer finds beautiful way to capture images of camera-shy girlfriend

Photographer Mikaël Theimer always carries his camera with him, but Marion — his girlfriend of more than six years — isn’t always excited to be the …

Apple Just Released a New iPhone App for Musicians

Musicians already have plenty of choices when it comes to iPhone apps that make it easy to create quick tracks on the go. There’s Apple’s GarageBand …

Apps

Alternative inspiration - by Jerome Arfouche

<b>Alternative inspiration sources for photographers</b><br>Jerome has very kindly written another article for us, this time on how to keep inspiration and how …

The 5 best mirrorless cameras for beginners 2016

As we observed when we looked at various types of camera, there are a lot of reasons to like mirrorless cameras. They offer a great balance of …

Canon should make a digital mirrorless version of its famous AE-1 camera

Winding back the clock could help the company catch up<p>In the last few years we've seen a distinct trend in photography: the rise of mirrorless cameras. With fewer moving parts, these cameras are smaller, lighter, and less imposing than their DSLR cousins. They're also quieter and offer faster …

The Most Wished-for Mirrorless Cameras

Stealing the hearts and minds of photographers everywhere are mirrorless cameras, now emboldened with a series of fresh releases that have elevated …

Mirrorless Unleashed: Hands-On with the Leica SL (Typ 601)

When Leica unveiled the SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera, I was astounded by how many items it checked off on my dream-camera wish list. It has …