Posts Tagged ‘Finds’

Photographer Discovers Viral Success by Snapping Bizarre Sights in the Amazon

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Photographer Jeff Cremer has figured out a winning formula for masking a splash on the Internet: travel to exotic jungles and take pictures of things that are rare, interesting, and bizarre.
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Rare Photo of Hiroshima Bombing Found in a Japanese Elementary School

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There are only a few (two, maybe three) ground-level photographs of the immediate aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing in existence, and one of the original prints just surfaced in the archives at Honkawa Elementary School in Hiroshima city. Read more…

Magnum Photographer Group Portrait

How do a group of the world’s premier photographers shoot a group portrait? Well, just like the rest of us! This short one minute video shows photographer René Burri — who made iconic photos of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso — shooting the group portrait at the end of this year’s meeting between Magnum Photo members (something he’s done for 30 years).

Kudos to anyone who can identify the camera Burri used and the people in the group photo shown at the end.

(via PDN Pulse via The Click)

Origami Compact Camera Created with a One Dollar Bill

This compact camera is only one dollar… literally. Won Park, an artist that does origami using money, folded this camera using a dollar bill without cuts, glue, or tape. You can find more of his creations here, though this is the only photography-related one.


Image credit: One Dollar Camera by Won Park

Light Your Photos on the Cheap with the Coleman LED Quad Lantern

The Coleman LED Quad Lantern is an area lantern that features four detachable LED panels that function as individual lights, with each one containing six LEDs, a handle, and a rechargeable battery. While it’s designed for outdoor use (e.g. camping), it can also be used as a cheap solution for lighting your photos on the go.
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Creative Way to Shoot Airplane Photos without Being Stopped by Security

There’s a lot of paranoia when it comes to doing photography in and around airports these days — much to the dismay of plane spotters — but wedding photographer and airplane enthusiast Lynn-Kai Chao came up with a neat way to do airplane photography without worrying the TSA: by using airplane models. Believe it or not, the above photograph is actually a Photoshopped photograph of Chao holding a model airplane.
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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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Hilarious New York Times Photo Error

The New York Times made a blunder on its website yesterday, when it displayed the wrong photograph for one of the headlines. The headline of the story was “Clinton Arrives in Chile With Pledge of Aid”, and the caption read “Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet”, but the photograph was obviously not showing the two politicians.

Here’s a full screenshot of the front page:

It’s amazing how something so strange could slip by the editors.

“My, Hillary! You’ve changed since I last saw you!”

(via Boing Boing)

Photo Album Shaped Like a Memory Card

Here’s a bizarre combination of old and new: a photo album that looks like a gigantic SD card. It holds 60 4×6” prints, and will be available from Spinning Hat starting in April for £9.99 (~$16). What would be awesome is if prints from the shop always came in these things.

(via PhotographyBLOG)

Amazing Steampunk Camera Workstation

For sale on eBay is a Century Studio Camera by Eastman Kodak transformed in steampunk fashion into a computer workstation. The auction starts at $5,000, but you can Buy it Now for 7,500. The workstation is shown with a matching steampunked keyboard, but it’s not included in the auction.

Amazing ‘Steampunked’ original Century Semi-Centennial No.1 Portrait Studio Camera (Eastman Kodak manufactured in Rochester NY) — totally restored and transformed into a modern computer workstation! Our restoration includes all the original parts of the Century camera with some additional period items including Victorian ‘Lion’ Angle Brackets and brass balls.

(via The Online Photographer)