For her husband’s 40th birthday, Jen had the idea of turning an old, unwanted globe into a unique photo gift showing “his world”. She printed photographs onto white tissue paper, and then adhered the photographs to the globe using Mod Podge. Head on over to her site for a step-by-step walkthrough.
My Husband’s “World” [By Jen]
These Diana cameras were decorated and auctioned for Lomography’s Diana World Tour this year. If you regularly photograph young children, giving your camera a colorful costume can help make it a lot less intimidating (Camera Creatures work well too).
(via Frankie Magazine)
Brussels-based jewelry designer Clement Marquaire creates one-of-a-kind earrings using old 35mm film. A pair will cost you $15 over in Marquaire’s Esty store.
Happy Factory Etsy Store (via Photojojo)
Here’s an amazingly cute idea for baby portraits: dress them up as adults while they’re sleeping. Photographer Handri Karya and ad agency Grey Group made these photographs as part of an ad campaign for Indonesian mattress company Comforta.
Canon once sold these telephoto lens keychain flashlights in its online store for $7. They’re out of stock now, but they sometimes appear on eBay for about $15. They perform quite well in low light situations.
Image credit: Photograph by gary_camera
It’s a big no-no when newspapers or photographers manipulate photos to alter reality, but when a father playfully does it to mess with his kids there’s a big potential for awesome. Graphic designer Anthony Herrera recently did just that, and his story is now making the rounds on the Internet:
A year ago we took a trip to Sequoia National Park. I wanted to excite my daughter while being in such amazing surroundings. Being the Star Wars geek that I am (so is she), I told her that this is where the Ewoks live. She spent a good chunk of our time hiking keeping a lookout for any Ewoks. Coming home I can’t say that she wasn’t disappointed that we didn’t find any. I had to explain that they are extremely shy and hardly ever let anyone see them. After we got home, and after I had a little time alone with the photos, I told her I thought I saw something strange in a few pictures. We viewed them on the TV to get a larger image. You can imagine how surprised and excited she was when we discovered that we didn’t see any Ewoks, but they saw us, and had certainly taken an interest in her and her little brother. Maybe I’m a little wrong for lying to her and falsifying the pictures, but I don’t care. She’ll never forget the time she spent in the big woods with Ewoks.
Japanese Gift Market sells these camera-shaped wooden pencil sharpeners that can conveniently be carried around on your keychain. They ship from within the US, and cost $10 each.
Camera Pencil Sharpener [Japanese Gift Market]
At Levi’s Photo Workshop in New York City last year there was a large collection of cameras sitting on shelves and available for anyone to use. To keep track of what was missing, labels and outlines were drawn on the wall to “carve out” little homes for the cameras. If you have a sizable camera collection, labeling your walls could be a neat way to both organize them and show them off!
Image credit: Cameras for Public Use at Levis Workshop by Shawn Hoke Photography
Teenage photographers Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe embarked on a ten-day motorcycle trip across Mongolia this past summer on a mission to give instant photo portraits to Native Mongolians who had never seen a photo before. They also made the above video documenting the reactions of a few of their subjects:
each person photographed really prized and protected his or her polaroid (fearing that we wanted to keep it), and barely let us see it when it was developed! the children automatically stored it away once we showed them what was the very first picture of themselves. it was a really great and humbling experience and showed us how much just one photograph can mean to people who have never had one of themselves. although many people claim they want to escape this mess of technology in more delevoped countries, we often tend to take the beauty of some technology, such as photography, for granted. [#]
Unless you’re a photography-hating robot, the video should bring a smile to your face and a fuzzy feeling to your heart.
mongolia! (via Photojojo)
Here’s a weekend project idea: personalize your camera’s wrist strap by making it look like a friendship bracelet! All you need is some embroidery thread and some time. Simply repeat a simple knot over and over and your strap will magically be covered with a neat repeating pattern. Head on over to KEH for the step-by-step tutorial.
Camera Wrist Strap Cover: How-To [KEH Camera Blog]