Posts Tagged ‘clever’

Every Camera Trick Packed into One Car Commercial

How many different ways can you capture a car on camera? That’s what Toyota’s marketing team sat down and brainstormed last year when planning a commercial for the 2014 Toyota Corolla.

The 1-minute ad they came up with (it aired late last year) attempts to use every trick in the book.
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Forget Clouds: Man Photographs Cheetos That Look Like Things

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Have you ever looked up and noticed that a particular cloud looks like a face, a dog, a ship, or some other object? It’s a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia, where the human brain takes randomness and tries to turn it into something significant and known.

Andy Huot’s project Cheese Curl Art revolves around pareidolia, but instead of spotting things in clouds, Huot photographs Cheetos. Recognize the Cheeto above? The photographer captioned it, “Sasquatch.”
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Clever Trick: Document the Exact Lighting Setup of a Photo Using a Christmas Bulb

When capturing a photograph, something many of us meticulously try to account for is the lighting — more specifically, how much light is coming from what sources.

Using ratios, a bit of rough math and a pen & paper, you could write it down. But sometimes numbers don’t directly translate into results. Here with an ingenious way to properly capture the lighting in a scene is Felix Kunze and Sue Bryce. Read more…

10 Cheap & Clever Tricks for Getting More Out of Your Mobile Photography

If you’re looking to get more out of your smartphone’s camera with minimal financial investment, look no further. Kai and the DRTV team have created a short little video that goes over ten cheap, clever tricks that’ll help you get the most of your mobile photography.

Kai specifically uses an iPhone throughout the video, but a number of these tricks can be used on any mobile device. Read more…

Clever Photo Series Imagines the Everyday Life of an Earthbound Astronaut

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Say you’re a space enthusiast; and say you find yourself bidding on an old Russian high altitude spacesuit; and then, say you win that auction. What would you, as a skilled photographer with a brand new, awesome prop on hand, do with it?

We can’t speak for you, but we can show you what photographer Tim Dodd did, and it’s just plain fun. Read more…

The Falcon is a Stop-Motion Film Created Using Only Vintage Camera Parts

“The Falcon” is a creative little steampunk-style stop-motion film created by photographer and animator Scot Hampton. The style is unique in that the film is composed entirely of pieces of vintage cameras.
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Idea: Photograph Your City Skyline in the Reflection of a Lens

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Here’s a neat photo idea: capture a city’s skyline in the reflection on the front of a camera lens. Photographer Christopher Anderson recently shot this picture of the Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline — a picture that landed on the front page of Reddit.
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Slices of Life: Commuters Framed by the ‘Gap’ Found in Subway Stations

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Framing passersby with light and shadows is a pretty common technique in street photography, and one that we’ve featured a number of times in the past.

Singapore-based photographer Weilun Chong frames his subjects with something that’s a little more concrete — literally. His “Please Mind the Gap” project features portraits of subway commuters framed in the gaps they’re told to mind.
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Star Wars-themed Wedding Photo Shows Newlyweds Battling the Empire

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Creative, imagination-filled wedding photographs are starting to become quite trendy — at least online. Earlier this year, we shared viral photos of bridal parties running for their lives from a T-Rex and from Star Wars Imperial Walkers.

Chicago-based wedding photographer Steven Kowalski also joined in on the fun, creating the epic Star Wars-themed photograph above at a wedding earlier this month.
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212 Instagrammers Join Forces to Create Stop-Motion Car Video

Never underestimate the power of 212 Instagrammers. Now that might seem like a strange thing to say, but vehicle manufacturer Lexus quite literally put over 200 mobile-phone-toting-picture-takers on a lot with a 1,400-foot track and let them go to town on the 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT — a vehicle we all would probably like to see sitting outside our front doors. Read more…