For those of you who didn't see this, Ryan Stout raised just short of 1,000,000 on his kickstarter since posting on Show Off Tuesday two weeks ago. What was his kickstarter for? Well. Watch the video and check 'er out.
Ryan made Arsenal, which is a pretty incredible piece of technology.
"Arsenal is the world’s first intelligent assistant for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Ultralight hardware lets you wirelessly control your camera with an intuitive iOS or Android app. And advanced machine learning algorithms help you get the perfect shot every time."
It's auto everything from 100 feet away with your smart phone. It's amazing.
"Set the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, see a live preview, and trigger the shutter from your smartphone."
It does HDR photo stacking & Focus Stacking for you with no photoshop layering required.
If these aren't the most sureal timelapses you've ever seen, point me to what you've got because I've never seen anything like this:
Ryan Made an amazing product, displayed and documented what it could do super effectively, and priced them at unbelievably reasonable prices. We don't have to be making Catholic art to make the world a more awesome place to live. Ryan. Way to add some more magic to the universe. If you are a photographer, get Arsenal. Let's help Ryan break 1,000,000!
At that first Summit, I felt in my heart a spring of water push up out of the dry desert clay and begin making a garden of the wilderness inside me just as those mission trips did so long ago. The thirst in my soul is for the Church to look like family again, and when I look around at the men and women who’ve heard the call in Catholic Creatives and answered it, I don’t just see temporary friends, I see brothers and sisters.
I want to share this story because I believe in my depths that if we keep the community safe behind our computer screens, then we will never live to see a New Renaissance.
We’re not sure how or when it happens, exactly. Is it when two creatives sit next to each other and laugh at the same joke from a Summit speaker? Does it start as mutual admiration on a Show-Off Tuesday post? Is it even smaller, like a podcast downloaded, a product purchased, a video watched? Whenever it happens and however it develops, we know one thing for sure: Catholic Creatives is a hub for connection.
I worked in ministry, but couldn’t coax myself to join any Catholic young adult communities. I didn’t want to have to hide the fact that I did yoga in the mornings or listened to NPR. Deep down, I honestly had lost my dream for the utopic Catholic community I saw at that Steubenville conference. I kept my distance, instead making friends in the Dallas start-up circles. That is, until I found Edmund Mitchell’s Facebook profile.
Recognizing the decrease of traditional media among college students, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has boosted its social media, becoming a presence of Truth, Beauty and Goodness in our culture to further develop its mission and promote SEEK2019.
The call came when I was sitting in the Newark Airport, waiting to board a plane for Reykjavik.