Posts Published in March 2011

Needlepoint Polaroid Best Friends Forever

Great photos come from happy cameras. Fabric artist Nicole Gastonguay crocheted this cute little Polaroid camera and picture duo. You can find a whole gallery of her wonderful creations here, though we think this photography-related one is the neatest of them all!

Nicole Gastonguay Gallery (via KEH Blog)

Image credit: Photograph by Nicole Gastonguay and used with permission

Photographs of Old Televisions the Moment They’re Turned Off

Berlin-based photographer Stephan Tillmans shot a series of photographs titled “Luminant Point Arrays” that show old CRT televisions being switched off, capturing the strange and unique light patterns that appear for an instant but immediately vanish.
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Documentary Film About NYT Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham

A movie about the Bang Bang Club isn’t the only photography-related movie to grace theaters in recent days. Bill Cunningham New York, an acclaimed documentary film about the New York Times fashion photographer, is also arriving in theaters around the US. The film is 94% fresh on RottenTomatoes, and is said to be a beautiful and inspiring movie.

Check this page to see if it’s playing in a theater near you.

(via A Photo Editor)

World’s Largest Indoor Photo Weighs in at 40 Gigapixels

Photographer Jeffrey Martin, founder of 360cities, recently use a Canon 550D and 200mm lens to shoot the largest indoor photograph ever made: a ginormous 40 gigapixel photograph of a 18th-century baroque library in the Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic. Over 5 days of shooting with his robot control camera, Martin collected 2,947 separate photos that went into the resulting panorama. The RAW photos then took a day to batch process, 111 hours to stitch, and 20 hours to Photoshop, finally ending as a single 283 gigabyte photograph.
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Use Your iPhone as a Free Hot Shoe Mounted Light Meter

Have an older camera that doesn’t have a built-in light meter? Instead of buying an expensive light meter, you can download the Pocket Light Meter app for free if you have an iPhone. What’s more, you can even mount it to your camera’s hot shoe if you don’t mind looking uber-geeky while shooting. Nigel over at phototinker wrote a tutorial for creating the iPhone hot shoe holder shown above.

iPhone hotshoe holder (via Make)

Limited Edition Titanium Leica M7 Cake

Rachel over at The Custom Cake Shop made this detailed birthday cake that looks like a limited edition Titanium Leica M7 with a Summilux lens attached. Looks like some photo-enthusiast had a memorable 56th birthday.

(via KEH Blog)

Debate Over Fabienne Cherisma Photos Rekindled After Award Given

During the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a number of images that became widely discussed were of 15-year-old Fabienne Cherisma, who was shot and killed by police after looting two plastic chairs and three framed pictures. One of these photographs (shown above), captured by photographer Paul Hansen, was recently chosen as the best International News Image at the Swedish Picture of the Year Awards. There was soon a good deal of discussion in the Swedish media over the ethics of such an image.
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Pinhole Cameras Made with Photo Paper

Photographer Thomas Hudson Reeve shoots pinhole photographs in a pretty interesting way — rather than using photo-sensitive paper or film inside a separate camera, he creates the camera using photo paper itself. The resulting photograph is exposed onto the inside of the photo-sensitive camera (which he calls the “PaperCam”), and creates a pretty surreal look when opened up and developed.
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Once in a Lifetime Surfing Shot Captured with a High Speed Camera

The Roman philosopher Seneca once said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” This clip from the BBC documentary “South Pacific” shows Rudi Diesel capturing a once in a lifetime shot of surfer Dylan Longbottom in a massive 12-foot wave using a Typhoon HD4 high speed camera. It’s the first shot of its kind ever recorded, and one of the most amazing surfing shots you’ll ever see.

The pseudo-slow motion surfing video we shared yesterday compared to this one is like comparing 2D to 3D.

(via f stoppers)

Line Up Some DSLRs for Matrix-style Bullet Time Video

Here’s an idea: find a bunch of photography-lovin’ friends, borrow their DSLR cameras, and shoot your own Matrix-style bullet time videos from home! The above video shows a workshop where they were able to bring together 24 cameras for this awesome purpose.

This reminds us of the video we shared a while back in which 52 Canon Rebel DSLRs were used to shoot bullet time videos of surfers.

(via f stoppers)