Posts Tagged ‘creative’

Super Simple Effect Makes Regular GIFs or Photos Seem Three Dimensional

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Actual 3D footage can be a pain, both to capture and to watch, which is why we fell in love with this super simple technique when we ran across it. It turns out, all you have to do to turn a normal photo or animated GIF into a 3D experience is add a couple of white bars… Read more…

DIY: Creative Photos Taken with a Drinking Straw ‘Camera’ and X-Ray Film

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The image above isn’t a crappy out of focus digital camera image or post-production experiment. In fact, it was taken using a custom-built camera made almost entirely of drinking straws and X-ray film… that’s it. Read more…

Photo Nerd Love: Couple Get Engaged on Top of a Mountain in Stop Motion Video

It’s a good day to share a nerdy photographer love story, and Greg Wlosinski and Lindsay King‘s story certainly fits the mold. And what’s more, Greg was able to document the couple’s recent proposal in a creative stop motion video inspired by a few posts he read right here on PetaPixel. Read more…

Valentine’s Day Meets Pulp Fiction in This Creative Stop Motion Video

There’s no use ignoring it, it’s Valentine’s day, and that means some cool photography related Valentine’s stuff will invariably make it onto PetaPixel. No worries though, it’s not all going to be sappy and romantic. Some of what we’ll share, like this awesome 15-second stop-motion video, is downright hardcore. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with Queenie Liao and Her Adorable Nap Time Photo Series

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Chances are good you’ve already seen Queenie Liao’s touching nap time photo series Wengenn in Wonderland. Late last year, the series went viral as parents and photographers alike marveled at the creativity of this mother that brought her child’s nap time adventures to life using only her imagination and household items near at hand.

Now, thanks to the folks at Flickr, we get to go behind the scenes with Liao as she explains what the series is about and how it all comes together each day when Wengenn falls asleep. Read more…

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

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LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to blow your mind and send you into a nerd frenzy that’ll have you digging up your old D&D set.

Well, at least that’s how we feel about it, because we couldn’t have geeked out any harder than we did when we stumbled across Lehtimäki’s miniature movie scene photography. Read more…

Representations: Photographs of Everyday Objects Made to Look Like Drawings

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For some reason we’re fascinated by photographs of real things made to look like drawings or paintings. Series like Alexander Khokhlov’s 2D or Not 2D and pretty much Alexa Meade’s entire portfolio are great examples of this.

Now we have another similar series to share with you. Created by artist Cynthia Greig, Representations is a series of photographs of everyday objects that have been white washed and outlined so that they look like very simple drawings. Read more…

Creative Photos of Imaginary Inventions that Will ‘Save the Universe’

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Photographer Jan Von Holleben specializes in imaginary awesomeness, creating scenes that whisk you away to a different place where random objects can be used to turn dreams into reality.

For his most recent project, however, he and his friends set about doing something even more difficult than bringing ‘Dreams of Flying’ to life: they’re trying to save the universe… with imaginary machines, of course. Read more…

Vandalism or Public Service? New Project Aims to Eliminate Crappy Tourist Photos

If the major photography awards had a “service to mankind” category, the front-runner at this point would have to be #noshittyphotos, an inventive new project that aims to eliminate lousy vacation photos by telling tourists exactly where to stand to get a good shot of major attractions. Read more…

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

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So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with everyone and I love seeing what other photographers have done with prisming, freelensing, and brenizer methods (aka. bokeh panoramas).

Now it’s time for my latest technique: I call it lens chimping. Read more…