HDSLR revolutionary Vincent Laforet has released a new App. Visuals By Vincent Laforet is a free app that combines motion and still photography. Each still image has a BTS video to support it. This could be a peek into the future of still photography. Here is a rip from Vincent’s website. The App is currently free and can be downloaded here.
I am extremely excited to announce the launch of my iApp today (which runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iTouch). Its been a labor of love that has taken well over 6 months to bring to fruition. I sure hope you get the chance to check it out here. (You can download the app from your devices directly or of course from iTunes). The initial application is free because I wanted to give everyone a chance to experience it and some of the new features (you will then be given the option to purchase additional individual image collections or al of them at a discount). The app contains some of my favorite images from my day as a staff photographer at the New York Times, and each image is accompanied by a video of me sharing the story behind the images, as well as many technical challenges that I faced and how I overcame them.
There is something that I would like to emphasize in particular: the impetus behind this app was not to have it serve as a self promotional tool, but instead to establish a direct connection with the photography audience and fans of my photography. I believe that as we look forward, photographers are going to be sustaining their careers and body of work by connecting directly with their audiences and fans of their work – as opposed to the more traditional delivery platforms such as publications. In other words, I am not sure that the old world way of distributing your images through large publications will be as effective as trying to develop a relationship with your audience directly. My goal is for his app to be a step in that direction, and perhaps even to lay the groundwork for others to do the same.