Posts Tagged ‘cool’

Give Your Shadow a Real Camera

Here’s a concept for you to play around with over the weekend: give your shadow a real camera to shoot with!

(via tokyo camera style)

Wacky Rolling Shutter Effect Captured by iPhone Placed in Guitar

Kyle Jones wanted to see what it was like to film from inside a guitar, so he stuck his iPhone inside and started recording. The resulting footage shows the strings vibrating in wacky wave patterns thanks to the rolling shutter effect, which we also saw in the Canon 5D Mark II footage of a bass player shared earlier this year.

(via Reddit)

Photograph Shows the Passing of a Day

Now here’s an interesting way to capture the passing of an entire day in a single photograph. It’s composed of 24 shots — one per hour — with no photo manipulation needed!

Previously, on 24 (via Photojojo)


Image credit: Previously, on 24 by le nompourflickr

Accidental Western Scene Spotted on the Side of a Pier

While on vacation in Ohio, Flickr user Greg Smith spotted and photographed something neat: the water, rust and grime had created an accidental Western scene on the side of the pier! It’s a cowboy on a horse, in a field, at sunset, with tree silhouettes in the horizon and wispy clouds in the sky.

Accidental Western Scene (via Boing Boing)


Image credit: Accidental Western Scene by gregjsmith

Temporary Tattoos for Photo Geeks

Tina Roth Eisenberg, AKA swissmiss, has just launched an online temporary tattoo store called Tattly. Of the small selection currently offered, two of them are designed for photo geeks: Aperture and Instant Camera. You can pick up a pair of either tatt for $5 with free shipping in the US. Hopefully the prices will come down a bit if the store becomes popular.

Aperture & Instant Camera (via Laughing Squid)

Beautiful Heat Maps of Flickr Photographs and Twitter Tweets

Last year map geek Eric Fischer created heat maps showing where Flickr photos are taken in large cities and comparing tourist vs. local hotspots. Now he’s back again with beautiful maps showing geotagged Flickr photos and Twitter Tweets, and the maps aren’t limited to cities — there’s maps for continents (see North America above) and even the whole world! The orange dots show photos, the blue ones indicate Tweets, and a white one means both were found in that location.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Now You Can Build Your Own Leica M3 Paper Pinhole Camera

Remember that super realistic Leica M3 paper pinhole camera we featured back in June? You can now print and make your own! Photographer Matt Nicholson has created a 10-page PDF with the printable template and detailed instructions, and is selling it for £1.50 (~$2.5) in his online store.

The Lie-ca M3 Pinhole Camera (via Photoxels)

Star Wars Lightsabers Were Originally Made from Camera Parts

Did you know that the original Star Wars lightsaber was made using antique camera parts?

For A New Hope, the original film prop hilts were constructed by John Stears from old press camera flash battery packs and other pieces of hardware. [#] The 3-cell Graflex flashgun was modified and used as the prop for Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber in Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. A black grip was added and the circular bulb housing was obviously removed, but little else was changed to create the lightsaber prop. [#]

Do a search on eBay and you’ll find plenty of people selling these flash units as “lightsabers”.

The Graflex (via Reddit)

Easily Look Up EXIF Data in Google+

For photo enthusiasts, Google’s new Google+ social network is something like Flickr mixed with Facebook. It has the social sharing power of Facebook while providing features and tools Flickr users would appreciate thanks to the fact that Google runs a full-fledged photo-sharing service in Picasa (soon to be brought into the Google+ fold and renamed Google Photos). One such feature is the EXIF data section, easily accessed for each photo by Action->Photo Details. Most Facebook users would likely be confused by having a histogram pop up for their images, but for loyal Picasa users using Google+ for sharing and viewing photos, it’s quite a nifty option.

(via Reddit)

Street Photography as Seen through the Viewfinder of a Leica M9

Street photographer Eric Kim generated some buzz last month by recording himself shooting on the street with a GoPro mounted to his Leica M9. Now, he’s back again with an even cooler point of view: through the Leica M9′s viewfinder itself. This 10 minute video of Kim doing street photography in Santa Monica was recorded using a HTC EVO 4G smartphone stuck to the back of his camera.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if this kind of footage existed for all the iconic photographs taken throughout history?