Posts Tagged ‘fun’

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Photo Booth!

Twaggies are fun little comics based on unique Tweets found on Twitter. The above is Twaggie #217, based on this Tweet by @mollymcnearney:

I bet every porta potty dreams of someday being a photo booth.

You can even have this design printed on a t-shirt through their online shop.

(via Laughing Squid)

Freshen Up Your Car with These Cameras

Forget Little Trees. “Sweet Snapshots” are the air fresheners photo enthusiasts should have hanging from their rear view mirrors. ModCloth sells them for $6 a pop in yellow grapefruit or pink peach. The reviews say the scents don’t last very long, so just know that you’d be buying them mostly for aesthetics.

Sweet Snapshots Air Fresheners (via KEH Camera Blog)

Famous Photos Recreated with Star Wars Clone Troopers

David Eger has a fun 365 day photo project called “365 Days of Clones” in which he posts a daily photo involving Star Wars clone trooper action figures. He also has a neat mini-series in which he recreates famous photographs, called “Cloned Photos“. See if you recognize any of these.
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How to Shoot Fun Matrix-style Freeze Motion Videos with Friends

If you want to make a “bullet time” video like the kind made famous by The Matrix, you don’t need a gigantic budget or 52 DSLRs lined up in a row. Just get a large group of friends, stand in a circle around your subjects, and snap pictures at the same time! Photoblog.hk recently held an event called “See You Around Hong Kong” where large groups of photography enthusiasts gathered to do just that.


Thanks for the tip, Kenneth!

Create an Artsy Lamp Using Unwanted 35mm Negatives

Claire Chauvin over at Poopscape has a fun project for those of you who have useless 35mm negatives that are lying around and waiting to be tossed. All you need is a cheap and simple lamp (Chauvin used a $7 Ikea Grönö lamp) and some glue (e.g. Mod Podge). Carefully glue the strips onto the lamp and you’ll have yourself a unique, personalized lamp that’ll liven up any room in your house!

Grönö Lamp Hack (via Lifehacker)

Photography Gear Brand Name Riddles

If you need a break and an opportunity to flex your brain muscles, see if you can figure out these photo riddles. The answer to each clue is a particular camera equipment brand.

  1. Adam + Bilbo Baggins’ nephew
  2. Not yours, but ____ + heavy work animal
  3. What Samuel did in the choir
  4. Stitching your patella
  5. Standing close to a prisoner
  6. The opposite of can’t off
  7. The ends of the earth + hemorrhoids
  8. Cooking utensil of everyones favorite hedgehog
  9. Sticking these in your eyes will help you see
  10. Dracula’s enemy runs with wolves

Leave your answers in the comments! You can find more of these riddles over on KEH Blog.

Camera Toss Photos with Peace of Mind

Camera toss photography involves having your camera shoot photographs while it’s being tossed wildly into the air. The problem is, you’ll usually want to play around with this kind of photography at night, when long exposure times will create pretty abstract images. If catching your camera on its way down in the dark isn’t something that sits well with you, you might want do try what Flickr user Robert Couse did — protect your camera using an inflatable swim tube, a piece of cardboard, and some gaffers tape.

(via DIYPhotography.net)


Image credits: Photographs by Robert Couse-Baker

Take Fun Portraits of Your Cat Using a Flatbed Scanner

Did you know that flatbed scanners make fun portrait cameras as well? Just place your cat on the glass, do a quick scan, and you’ll have a strange looking portrait shot from below! Apparently this is pretty popular among cat lovers — a Flickr search for “cat scanner” returns thousands of results! This gives “cat scan” a whole new meaning!

“Cat Scanner” (via Photojojo)


Image credit: Cat Scan! by Tabbymom Jen

Build Your Own Working Cardboard Hasselblad Pinhole Camera

You can now build you own version of the cardboard Hasselblad pinhole camera that we featured a couple days ago. Kelly Angood has released a PDF with the template and detailed instructions for putting the pieces together. The finished product is a working pinhole camera that takes 120 35mm film.
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Line Up Some DSLRs for Matrix-style Bullet Time Video

Here’s an idea: find a bunch of photography-lovin’ friends, borrow their DSLR cameras, and shoot your own Matrix-style bullet time videos from home! The above video shows a workshop where they were able to bring together 24 cameras for this awesome purpose.

This reminds us of the video we shared a while back in which 52 Canon Rebel DSLRs were used to shoot bullet time videos of surfers.

(via f stoppers)