Posts Published in February 2013

2D Wedding Photographs Converted into Gorgeous 3D Slow-Mo Zooms

Remember that slow-motion wildlife footage that consisted entirely of still photos animated with parallax? French photographer Sebastien Laban does the same thing, except with his wedding photographs.

In the video above, all the apparently 3D scenes you see are actually the result of using some After Effects magic on ordinary 2D photographs.
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DIY Wireless Remote Created with a Cable Release and Arduino

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I need the ability to wirelessly take photos, but my Fujifilm X100 did not have a conventional shutter release — it has the old fashioned ”cable” release.

After playing around and buying some cheap cable releases off eBay, I was able to build a working wireless shutter using an Arduino, servo, and a cheap wireless shutter for a Canon DSLR.
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How to Print Your Photos Onto Wood

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Photographs printed onto wood are hangable, durable, and sustainable. The technique I use at Wood Craft Photos involves printing the image onto a special film, preparing a wood panel with custom gel medium, and then combining, leaving the wood grain in the light colored areas of the image showing through.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how you can use this process yourself for beautiful wood prints.
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Adobe Photoshop Touch Now Available for iOS and Android Phones

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In February 2012, Adobe launched a photo editing app for Android and iOS tablets called Photoshop Touch. The software price priced at $10, and offers many of Photoshop’s core features in a touch-based interface.

Now, one year later, Adobe is expanding the reach of PS Touch even more: the company announced today that the app is now available for Android and iOS smartphones (and the iPod touch).
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New Panasonic Sensor Can Capture 3D Photos with Normal Lenses

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When Samsung debuted its single lens 3D technology, the company put the magic in the lens. By using two shutters, the lens is able to capture left and right eye views of the scene that the camera then translates into three-dimensions. Panasonic’s response is to put the magic in a CMOS sensor also creates a three-dimensional image, but in a very different way. Read more…

Portraits of People Posing with Their Passions and Pastimes

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Jack Daly, a photographer at the University of Portsmouth in the UK, is working on a portrait project titled People with Passions. Each photograph in the series features a person posing with the objects of their passion (e.g. things associated with their interests, pursuits, and pastimes).
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The First Instagram Photos from Inside North Korea

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Yesterday, Instagram announced that it had reached an impressive 100 million users, but the Instagram news making headlines today is only concerned with a select few of those.

That’s because those select few, including the AP’s David Guttenfelder and Jean Lee, have begun uploading the first ever Instagram photos from inside North Korea — giving us an intimate glimpse at daily life inside the very closed off country. Read more…

Cycloramic Adds Panoramic Photo Mode, Still the Coolest Party Trick in Town

A couple of months ago we introduced you to Cycloramic, an app that used your iPhone 5′s vibrations to take hands-free panoramic video. At the time the app could only shoot video, but after many requests (including our own) the Cycloramic team has released the much-anticipated V2.0, complete with Guided and Handsfree Panoramic Photo modes. Read more…

Outex: A ‘Drysuit’ Housing for Your DSLR That Won’t Break the Bank

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Waterproof housings for your DSLR typically come in two varieties: cheap bags that leave you wanting more in way of results, or extremely expensive cases that leave your bank account wanting more in way of funds. Outex hits a happy medium, providing much higher quality results than your typical bag housing for between $250 and $400 depending on your camera. Read more…

Proposed New Hampshire Bill May Make Aerial Photography a Misdemeanor

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New Hampshire House of Representatives member Neal Kurk (R) recently backed a bill that plans to ban almost all aerial photography in the state by classifying it as a class A misdemeanor. The bill, HB 619-FN, seems to be aimed at protecting people’s privacy; however, the fact that it specifically excludes government officials from the ban has raised concerns regarding just that. Read more…