Posts Tagged ‘creative’

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

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Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos that seem impossible without some manipulation. A great example of this kind of work is Kirsty Mitchell’s series Wonderland, where all of the costumes and props are painstakingly put together by hand.

Korean artist Lee JeeYoung, however, takes it to the next level. Not only does she eschew digital manipulation entirely, but all of the fantasy worlds she creates have to fit inside her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio (approximately 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet). Read more…

Phlite Puts Your Gear to Beautiful Use as a Lamp When You’re Not Shooting with It

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re fans of quirky camera-themed products that put gear to creative use. Be it a lamp made out of un-fixable retro cameras or a humidifier disguised as a lens, we just like that sort of thing. Phlite, therefore, is right up our alley.

Called crazy or awesome (and sometimes crazy AND awesome… or crazy awesome) depending on who you ask, Phlite transforms your gear into a camera-themed desk, table or floor lamp in seconds, so you can enjoy your gear even when you’re not out shooting with it. Read more…

Photog’s Funny LEGO Dioramas Creatively Depict Each of the 50 States

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Sometimes inspiration strikes when you’re out in the wild, climbing mountains and taking in breathtaking vistas. Other times, it happens when you’re looking after your 7-year-old daughter and playing LEGOs. You can probably guess how photographer Jeff Friesen’s 50 States of LEGO series came about. Read more…

‘Spinning Mountain’ Hyperlapse Makes You Feel Like You’re Flying Around Mt. Hood

Kevin Parry and Andrea Nesbitt of Candy Glass Productions have a thing for creating ‘spinning’ hyperlapses that make you feel like you’re flying around a landmark at super-speed. But while they’ve taken on landmarks like the CN tower and a few notable San Francisco locations before, they recently took their craft to the next level when they decided to ‘spin’ an entire mountain. (Note: Spinning mountain starts at 1:15 in the video above). Read more…

Filmmaker Creates a Time-Lapse Using 852 Instagram Photos Taken by Strangers

An Instagram ‘short film’ time-lapse has been making its way across the Internet recently, simultaneously demonstrating the creativity of the filmmaker who created it and the lack thereof of the smartphone photographers from whom the content was crowdsourced. Read more…

Parents Keep Their Kids’ Imaginations Alive with Creative ‘Dinovember’ Project

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Parents Refe and Susan Tuma aren’t big on Movember, at their house November is reserved for a different tradition: Dinovember. Documented in photos on the project’s Facebook page, the Tumas spend November keeping their kids’ imaginations alive by convincing them that every night, their dinosaur toys come to life and get into all sorts of trouble. Read more…

Creative Paper Company Ad Brings Tissue Paper Animals to Life Through Stop Motion

Here’s something really cool and creative for you to watch as you’re getting ready for TGIF. The video above, a commercial for Japanese paper company Nepia, is one of the more inventive and probably difficult to create stop motion animations we’ve run across. Read more…

Imaginative Photographs That Mix Ordinary Objects and Simple Sketches

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If you want a daily dose of creativity and humor, start following the Instagram account (@cintascotch) of art director Javier PĂ©rez. The Ecuador-based artist regularly posts simple and quirky photographs that consist of only a small object and a simple sketch.
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Mother Turns Her Baby Boy’s Naptime Into Creative Dreamland Adventure Photos

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Wherever you stand on the idea of having children, one of the advantages seems to be the infinite photographic possibilities opened up by having a cute child at your disposal. Whether you’re talking Photoshop trickery or just watching them grow up, we’ve seen plenty of creative and adorable photos and videos come out of the photographic parent/photogenic child relationship.

One incredibly creative example that is currently making the rounds on the Internet is mother and photographer Queenie Liao’s series Wengenn in Wonderland. Read more…

Lomography Releases ‘Experimental Lens Kit,’ Turns MFT Shooters into Toy Cameras

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Great news, Micro Four Thirds shooters — you no longer need Instagram filters and the like to make your photos look… how shall we put this… distressed.

That’s because toy camera powerhouse Lomography has just released an arsenal of plastic lenses that can add multiple-exposure, fisheye, color tint and other effects to previously ordinary shots. Read more…