Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

DIY Strobe Reflector Uses an IKEA Lampshade and Leaves Your Modeling Light Smelling of Coffee

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If you happen to have an old studio light sitting around, or you’ve found a set on Craigslist you’d like to pick up, we found a clever DIY hack that you should take a look at. Put together by Instructables user gmjhowe, the hack uses an IKEA lampshade and the bottom of a coffee tin to make a basic, but impressive, reflector.

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Artist Replaces the Sky with Coffee Swirls to Create a Caffeine Addict’s Dream World

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Artist Flora Borsi — whose fantastic Photoshop skills have made their way onto PetaPixel several times in the past — loves coffee… so much so that she set out to use her skills as a photographer and digital artist to create a “coffee universe.” Read more…

This Coffee Shop in South Korea is Shaped Like a Rolleiflex Camera

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The title kind of says it all on this one, so we’ll keep it brief. There is a coffee shop in South Korea that ought to make it onto every quirky photographer’s bucket list… kind of like the bathroom in China we told you about a couple of weeks ago.

The bathroom was shaped like a rangefinder and this coffee shop lets you enjoy your favorite South Korean brew inside a beautifully designed Rolleiflex camera. However you prefer your coffee, there’s little doubt in our minds that photo lovers would rather be drinking it from inside this cool and quirky café. Read more…

Mesmerizing 2,000 FPS Slow Motion Video of Creamer Being Poured into Coffee

Okay, this video doesn’t necessarily have much to do with photography, but we could think of no better way to wake you up on a Monday morning than by sharing this gorgeous footage of creamer being poured into a cup of coffee at 2,000 frames per second.

Just think of it as 2,000 captivating photos taken every second, from the moment the first droplet of creamer canon-balls into the cup, to the final moments of the video when the creamer is swirling and combining with the coffee in a tumultuous froth of white-on-black.

If you don’t want a cup of coffee after this, we’ll be shocked… I don’t even drink coffee and I kind of want some.

(via The Phoblographer via Feature Shoot)

Taiwanese Coffee Machines Print Photos of Customers Onto Lattes

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Latte art is something that’s often the subject of photographs, but have you ever seen an latte artwork that is a photograph?

A coffee business over in Taiwan recently came up with the idea of providing a unique product to customers by having photographs of their faces printed directly onto the foam of the coffee they’re ordering!
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Tutorial: How to Get the Perfect Photo of a Steaming Cup of Coffee

Coffee is a wonderful thing. Early in the morning, there are few things that can put you at ease like a steaming cup of hot coffee warming your hands and firing up your brain. But have you ever wondered how those coffee advertisements manage to get the perfect shot of a coffee cup, steam and all?

Well, in the tutorial above, commercial photographer Robert Grant of LearnMyShot shows you how to compose and capture the perfect picture of a steaming cup o’ joe that will have you craving your morning caffeine fix. Read more…

The First Webcam Was Invented to Check Coffee Levels Without Getting Up

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Necessity may be the mother of invention, but laziness is definitely its father. Case in point, here’s an interesting tidbit of imaging history: the first webcam ever was actually invented by lazy students at Cambridge University who didn’t want to waste a trip to the nearby coffee pot if it was going to be empty when they got there. Read more…

Leica Officially Jumping Onto the Lens Mug Train, Two Models Arriving Soon

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Lens-shaped coffee mugs and vacuum flasks (the proper name for the Thermos) have become a hot novelty item in the world of photography over the past couple of years, and Leica wants a piece of the action. Two weeks ago, a Leica-branded coffee mug was spotted on eBay, and now it appears that the strange product will be hitting store shelves at brick-and-mortar Leica retail locations.
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Use Your Coffee Cup to Predict Whether Rain Will Ruin Your Outdoor Shoot

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee can help you predict rain? It’s a trick used by backpackers that can come in handy you’re shooting outdoors without Internet: pour a cup of coffee and carefully watch the bubbles. Backpacker Magazine writes,

If the bubbles amass in the center, you’re in a high-pressure system, which is making the coffee’s surface convex (higher in the middle). Since bubbles are mostly air, they migrate to the highest point. It’s going to be a beautiful day. If the bubbles form a ring around the sides of the mug, you’re in a low-pressure system, making the surface concave. Rain is likely. Note: It has to be strong, brewed coffee to have enough oil to work, and the mug must have straight sides.

To make new bubbles, simply give your coffee a good stir.

(via Backpacker Magazine via Instructables via Lifehacker)


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A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing B&W Film with Coffee and Vitamin C

Here’s another helpful step-by-step guide teaching how to develop B&W film (in this case it’s Agfa APX 100) using powered coffee and vitamin C (AKA “caffenol“). You can also download a text version of the process here.

(via Hack a Day)