Posts Published in December 2010
When photographers Larissa and Trevor over at Ambient Studios needed to come up with invitations for their wedding, they came up with the brilliant idea of sending the information rolled up in film canisters and delivered in brown paper and ribbon. It took an assembly line of 5 people to put together 40 of these awesomely creative invitations. Check out more photos on this blog post.
Image credit: Photograph by Ambient Studios and used with permission
With a huge arsenal of camera gear at their disposal, the folks over at BorrowLenses can do a lot of fun and random experiments that us ordinary folk can only dream about. After first stacking lens filters and then teleconverters, they’ve gone to the next level by stacking $150,000 worth of camera gear into a Christmas tree.
If you’d like to take “lo-fi” photographs with your DSLR, but don’t want to spend money on a pricey specialty lens just for this purpose, you’re in luck. In this tutorial I’ll be showing you a simple “mod” with which you can get a similar effect for no money at all! You’ll need a piece of scotch tape, scissors and a lens.
While some photo-enthusiasts are content with carrying a camera around with them around the clock, others go a step further and show off their love for the art by having a camera tattooed to their body.
iPhoneography (i.e. iPhone photography) is exploding in popularity, and undoubtedly many people jumping into the craze will want to share their work in a non-digital way in addition to broadcasting their photos on the Interwebs. The Boo Box by hatchcraft is a handmade bamboo frame designed specifically for iPhone photographs. It’s available in three different colors (light, mixed, and dark) and costs $20 from the hatchcraft store.
By the way, hatchcraft was started by Shane Rich, the guy who created the “Million Dollar Homepage of Photography” that we featured at the beginning of the year.
Watch out GoPro — you’ve got competition headed your way. The Poco Pro is an upcoming camera by Iain Sinclair Design that claims to be the world’s smallest 14 megapixel camera and thinnest 1080p HD camcorder, perfect for action photography and helmet cams.
In addition to 4 gigs of internal storage, the credit card-sized camera can support up to 32GB more through its microSD slot. The back of the camera boasts a 2.4 inch display.
A couple days ago Flickr published a blog post featuring a handful of member photographs of the December 2010 lunar eclipse. The first image in the post was “The 2010 Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse over Jersey City, NJ” (shown above) by photographer Steve Kelly.
While the blog mention instantly generated tens of thousands of views, many of the visitors began commenting that something about the image was amiss. Apparently Flickr thought so too, and the image was soon wiped from the blog post.
Apparently Homer Simpson is quite handy with tools and savvy with camera repairs. Here he demonstrates the proper technique for getting a broken camera to magically work again… or for installing a custom tripod thread to the top of a camera.
Brownie points to anyone who can identify the episode this appeared in.
Cameras usually hide what it’s shooting from you when the sensor is capturing light, so you can’t watch slow shutter speed photographs as they’re being shot. Magic Shutter is an app for the iPhone that shoots these long exposure using the camera’s video feed, which allows you to see the photograph as its being “developed” on the screen.
Due to limitations Apple places on video resolution, this app currently only spits out low res images (though an update with 1MP photos is coming soon). If you want to play with it you can find it for $3 in the iTunes store.