The placement of your subject or subjects is very important on the subject of creating powerful iPhone photo compositions, but just as critical is all the things around and between them — the negative space.
We started out our iPhoneography series by introducing the rule of thirds . Now we’re going to explore that other two thirds, how it defines the forms, leads the eye, and helps create more balanced, more visually interesting work. The positives of negative space
Rubin's Vase is a traditional instance of the chronic of negative space. Do you notice two faces in profile, or a vase?
If every pixel in your photograph was full of essential data it would be impossible to know what to focus on. In other words, if everything is particular or important, nothing is. similar to the silence in between the notes defines the music, the negative space around the subjects of your photograph defines the composition. Don’t believe of negative space as “empty” space, because that’s not usually the case. Negative space can be filled with clouds or forests, it is able to be out of focus or in stark contrast, it can be lost in motion or frozen in stillness. think of negative space as something that balances out your photos, the supporting player that truly lets your subjects shine. It’s a difficult concept to grasp, and every so often not an transparent one, especially now that we have got 8 megapixel, million color cameras on our iPhones. Rubin’s Vase (above) is a classic example of the strength of negative space, and breaking things down into highly high contrast (i. e. black and white) can aid you get the hang of it. Lead the eyes into negative space
Here the coin is composed using the “rule of thirds” and, in black and white, it's effortless to see how the negative space defines that composition. Until now, many of you most likely didn’t even think about the negative space and how it is able to impact your photography. most folk are focused on the subject and ignore everything else when composing their photos. Simply being aware of the negative space will straight away strengthen your photographs. The greatest solution to relate your subject and negative space is to compose your shots so that an element of your subject leads your eyes into the negative space. We talked about this in brief with portraits when we pointed out that you’d like to keep the negative space in front of your subject.
The iPad Air is Apple’s latest and greatest full sized tablet offering. It comes equipped with an Apple A7 processor and weighs in at only a pound, making it ultra light and responsive. We’ll have more on performance in our full review but for now, if you’re undecided on what color iPad Air you’d like and want to see both models side by side as well as how it stacks up to other iPad models, follow along and check out our image gallery!
The iPad Air comes in two colors, Silver or Space Gray. The Space Gray model is much subtler than the slate model the original iPad mini was debuted in.
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iPad Air Apple’s full-sized iPad gets slimmed down. Features include:
HTC fans listen up, Google has a deal for you! In collaboration with HTC, Google is offering up extra Google Drive space for two years to select HTC devices. The deal will apply to both new and existing owners.
Here’s how it works: HTC One Max owners simply need to launch up the Google Drive app and will be presented with the promo offer. You’ll then push redeem and will then find 50GB of extra space added to your account for the next two years.
For the rest of the HTC crowd things get a bit more complicated. First, only select 2013 models like the HTC One seem to be covered by this promo. Second, you’ll have to wait until Sense 5.5+ hits your device, which is right now for some HTC One owners in Europe.
Once the Sense 5.5+ upgrade arrives, your Google Drive app should have a notification that presents you with the free space offer. Keep in mind that you’ll only 25GB of extra space for the HTC One and other eligible devices (besides the Max).
If you’re in a market that will be waiting on Sense 5.5+ for a while longer, don’t worry – this offer isn’t going anywhere. You have between now and January 1, 2016 to redeem the promotion. For more details, you’ll want to head on over to Google’s official support page.
Sydney, Australia – Cybernate Pty. Ltd. today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Space Animals 1.1, an update to its tile based puzzle game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Space Animals tasks you with swapping variety of tiles to make sure the space animals jumping out of a spaceship down to the planets surface land in one piece.
It seems dive bombing out of a spaceship is a dangerous activity. These space animals need your help to land in their natural habitat. If they miss, it spells doom for these little critters. Worst of all, an evil astronaut is trying to spoil your rescue effort. You will have to act fast, keep your cool, and out think your nemesis if you want to save enough animals to pass each level.
There are 4 planets in total, each with 10 levels. Each planet introduces new mechanics to keep things fresh, interesting and keep you on your toes. You will be faced with enemy bombs, mines and lasers. And have to make the most of portals, magnets and trampolines to get your animals to safety. Built with touch screens in mind, Space Animals is controlled with smooth easy swipe controls that make playing on touch screens a breeze.
* iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5c, iPhone 5s, and iPod touch
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi
* iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 29.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Space Animals 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Play now to experience this unique arcade gameplay yourself.
Located in Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia, Cybernate Pty. Ltd. is a startup app developer and publisher team whose main goal is to create and publish apps that they, themselves, will be using. Cybernate believes that creating things that you are truly passionate about translates into a better experience for the user. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Cybernate Pty. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
Vienna, Austria – Game developer Philipp Seifried is proud to announce the trailer and first screenshots of his upcoming game “Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace” today. “Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace” is a mission-based space combat simulation in the spirit of the Wing Commander and X-Wing series, coming in early 2014 to iOS, with ports to Android, PC and Mac planned later in the year.
This new game promises touchscreen-friendly 2D controls and a tale of mystery, romance, dinosaur warfare, cat-augmentation and, possibly, redemption. We join Ace Ferrara, hotshot military cadet and blabbermouth, as he lands the internship of his dreams: aboard the spaceship Discordia, home of the Proton Riders, an elite force of galactic protectors and mankind’s foremost defense in its ongoing war against the dinosaurs. However, between Telex-duty and escorting coffee-freighters, Ace soon finds out that working among his heroes isn’t quite what he dreamed it would be.
* Mission-based space combat in the tradition of the Wing Commander and X-Wing series
* Movement in space restricted to 2D for easier touchscreen control
* A tale of mystery, romance and science, advanced between the missions
* Experience life among an elite group of oddball superpilots from the perspective of a lowly intern
* Custom-written, non-dubstep soundtrack
“I’ve been carrying the ideas for this game around forever.” said Philipp Seifried. “I wrote a first prototype in Flash in 2006, which had a Bitmap-based 3D engine, similar to the first Wing Commander titles. Ever since then, “Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace” has been constantly on my mind in one form or another. I’ve set aside a year to work on the game now, and so far there hasn’t been a day that I didn’t love. Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace is built in Unity, which is really what makes it possible to pull a game like this off as a single developer. It also allows me to easily port it to most major platforms. But Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace is first and foremost a mobile game, and it’s been designed from the ground up to be played on a touchscreen.”
Philipp Seifried loves to switch between writing code, creating graphics, sound and music, and developing concepts and storylines on a daily basis. Philipp has been working on commercial games since 2004, when he wrote the code to the prototype of Avaloop’s MMOG “Papermint.” In 2008 he co-founded bobblebrook, a small studio focusing on Flash games, and later iOS games. Since bobblebrook’s split up in mid 2012, Philipp has been working as the sole developer of “Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace.” All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Philipp Seifried. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
Space Jumper (logic) for BlackBerry 10, or as it is called in the game ‘Sky Jumper’ is a puzzle style game quite unlike one I’ve played before. It’s pretty basic but most certainly a challenge and best of all it is free – which we all like.
If fast paced, racing style games are your thing then Ragged Edge for BlackBerry 10 should be your cup of tea. Set in space you must guide your vessel through a selection of tracks in the fastest time possible to unlock further levels.
View NASA’s on demand video, images, news, and more right from your BlackBerrysmartphone
For the kid in all of us who love gazing up at the stars and marveling at the wonders that grace the night’s sky there is Space TV. Not too long ago we told you about this application for the BlackBerry PlayBook and how you could access podcasts, video, and news feeds directly from NASA right from your tablet. I’m happy to say that this wonderful application is now available for BlackBerry 10 with even more functionality thanks to the Cascades framework for better performance.
Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week’s selection is all games! There’s a simple flicking game, a superhero fighting game, a strategy game, an arcade game, and a couple casual games.
Puk is a, simple, minimalistic flicking game for iPhone. Okay, so it’s not so much flicking as it is slingshotting. Players are provided a set number of puks and a number of targets to take out by pulling back on the puks and releasing. You have a limited amount of time to take out all of the targets (many of which need more than one hit to be eliminated). If you can’t quite make it, you can shake your phone up to three times to nudge the puk into position, but if you can’t do it, game over. If you do wipe them all out, you move on to the next round. Eventually, barriers start popping up and the color scheme starts screwing with you, making it particularly difficult to get your targets in time.
Puk has a ton of polish, and the simple gameplay makes for some really instinctual gameplay. There’s no real variation on the force of your slingshots, so it really just boils down to speed and accuracy. Ultimately, it’s a really light, fast game that can kill small amounts of time really well.
Gratuitous Space Battles is exactly that: a lot starships slugging it out on a top-down battlefield. This isn’t a traditional strategy or tactics game. You don’t command the ships. Rather, the fun in Gratuitous Space Battles is outfitting and deploying your ships on the battlefield, finding the right combinations of weapons, armor, and positioning to make sure your side comes out on top. Choosing from an assortment of fighters, frigates, and cruisers, you carefully make decisions about which role your ships will play, attempting to overcome various hazards and restrictions each battlefield presents. Some, for instance, limit the types of ships available, or nullify defensive shielding. For those of you who have played and loved GSB on your PC or Mac, the version for iPad is every bit as fun as the original. Pick it up on the App Store for .99.
Enjoy a new twist on the 80′s classic. As Sega describes it: 30 years later, ZAXXON is back and rebuilt for a whole new generation in this fast action arcade game. You’re on a mission is to escape ZAXXON’s asteroid city. ZAXXON’s minions have transformed the fortress into a maze of tight corridors and you must fly your ship out safely! In other words, you get to fly in some really cool 3D planes and blow the heck out of stuff. There is pretty much no end to the game but you do have 30 missions to complete. You can do it the hard way, by simply just playing through the whole game numerous times or you can give in and purchase some in-app stuff. I say take the hard road, avoid the IAP’s.
There are very few games that stay on my iPhone or iPad longer than a few weeks. One of the games that has stayed on my phone for the better part of 2 years is Tiny Wings. I absolutely love this game and the simplicity of it. It’s one of those games that you don’t mind unlocking all the achievements for and then going back and doing it again.
For me, this is one of the best games every created for iOS and ranks up there with the likes of Plants vs. Zombies and Cut the Rope. They’re the few that will always remain in my favorite games folder and still get played on a pretty regular basis. If you haven’t played Tiny Wings, you’re missing out on a classic.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — there are a lot of great things I don’t like, and a lot of dumb things I like quite a bit. Injustice: Gods Among Us by Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios, is decidedly in the latter category. I love superheroes, and any chance I have to play as a superhero, even in a game that’s fairly horrible, I jump in with glee-filled abandon.
On the positive side, there are a ton of DC Universe characters here, including the entire Justice League lineup like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and more, as well as Batman Family staples like Nightwing, Harley Quinn, Joker, etc. And all of them come in a couple of Else World universe forms, including the standard Earth 1, as well as Insurgency and Regime.
On the negative side, there’s a card-like system grafted on that’s meant to introduce deeper, experience-based gameplay, but… I just want to crack superheads. Also, on my iPad mini, I constantly had “iOS mem warning” errors in ugly red font defecated across the top right of my screen. That should have caused a rejection and a rethink, because it’s horrible UI.
It’s also free-to-play, but not onerously so.
The fighting system is workable, given the limits of multitouch, and while there’s the usual adolescent dose of testosterone and cheesecake, there’s some interesting if muddy at times character design.
All in all, if you love DC characters, and fighting games, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a no-brainer. If not, it’s probably a no go.
Since it’s my pick of the week, I’m guessing you’ve guessed which way I’ve fallen.
Fruit Blast Mania is my new little time-killer game. It’s a simple puzzle game where you have to blast bunches of fruit with the goal of eliminating as man of them as you can. All the adjacent fruits of the same color will be blasted away when you tap one of them in the bunch. You can’t blast singletons, so you have to be strategic and think about how the fruit will fall after you blast away a group. This is just the general game play of Fruit Blast Mania, though. There are other little goals and missions with each level to make it even more interesting.
Fruit Blast Mania is simple, fun, and a great way to kill a few minutes of time when you can.
So few games are offered for free and yet boast exciting gameplay, stunning graphics, and amazing sound effects. Enter a new Android app called Space Sports. Not only does it introduce a couple of sports games that take place in the fictional ZaZA galaxy, you also get the chance of winning actual tickets to real sports!
You read that right. One of the games is Goaly Moaly, a challenge largely similar to soccer and poses players against space moles and goalkeeper Madu the Monster. If you become the champion of that game, you win a trip for two to the 2013 final of the UEFA Champions League at London this coming May 25. All expenses paid!
More games will be available in Space Sports: basketball, car racing, baseball and football. As stated in the Play Store game description, future champions get to win two tickets to the real sports event (e.g., World Series, the NBA Finals, Monaco Grand Prix, and the Superbowl) corresponding to the one they won.
It’s also worth noting that the people behind the game have quite made a reputation in various industries. One of them is a former senior effects director at Sony Imageworks (Alice in Wonderland, Watchment, I am Legend, Spiderman 2 & 3). There’s also a former lead designer at Activision and EA Sports (Steven Spielberg’s Boom Blox, Call of Duty, Spiderman 1, 2 & 3, and Medal of Honor), as well as a former top animator/director at Dreamworks (Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, Skyforce 3D, and Shark Tale).
Head down to the source link to download the game, become a champion, and win those tickets!