Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Creative Endless Portrait of a Family

If you’re in need of a creative idea for a portrait of your family, check out this one by Flickr user Tu Do — it’s like the “Inception” of family portraits.

I’ve seen a few of “endless” portraits but generally they’re of the same person, which is pretty boring. So I thought of doing a family portrait haha. If you can’t figure it out it’s my dad, followed by my mom, then me, and finally my little brother; repeat. All shot at f/3.5 with an sb-600 bounced at 1/8th power. [#]

This would also be a neat idea for family members across generations (e.g. grandfather, father, son, etc…).


Image credit: Day 32/365 by Tu Do Photo and used with permission

Pint-Sized Toy DSLR Complete with Swappable Lenses

Ordinary DSLR cameras too big and bulky for you? Check out the CHOBi CAM ONE, a DSLR-style toy camera the size of an eraser that actually has lenses you can swap in and out. It shoots 1600×1200 still photos and VGA video at 30 frames per second.
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Wide Angle View From Camera Mounted to Flying Arrow

Just last month we featured a video showing what life is like for a broadsword, and now here’s a video showing how it feels to be an arrow. Jeremiah Warren decided to attach a small camera with a wide angle lens to an arrow and record it being shot in various ways (straight up, at an angle, etc…). The fletches on the arrow were removed to keep it from spinning too much.

Quick! Someone invent a bullet camera!

Rise of the CanonBot: Canon and the Robot Apocalypse

By 2053, cameras are going to become so automated that they start thinking for themselves, and then realize that humans are a threat to great photography. This photograph leaked from the future shows a couple CanonBots duking it out.


Image credit: Rise of the CanonBot by ari mahardhika photography and used with permission

How UPS Deliveries Actually Work

The stories are often the same — you spend some time saving up money for the perfect piece of gear that you’ve spent hours reading reviews about and comparing. You finally order it, and spend some days checking the tracking information every few minutes to see if your package is still traveling according to schedule. Finally, the big day arrives, and you eagerly stay fixed at home, unwilling to step out for a minute or take a shower lest the UPS delivery person arrives. After something forces you to step out of the house briefly, you arrive home and are crushed to discover a “failed delivery” slip affixed to your door.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look into why this always seems to happen.

(via Laughing Squid)

Photo-opoly: A Custom Monolopy Board Game Using Your Own Photos

Photo-opoly is a Monopoly clone in which you use 22 of your own photographs for “property”. An fun idea might be to print out your friend’s photographs, customize the game with them, and give it to them as an awesome photo gift. You can pick one up for $27 over on Amazon.

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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Further Research into Using Chickens as Steadicams

Wow. People are taking chicken head camera stabilization pretty seriously after the fact that chickens have image stabilized heads went viral recently. Research is ongoing, and people are reporting their interesting experimental findings on YouTube.
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Confuse Your Friends with this Canon DSLR USB Speaker

Pardon the obnoxious watermarks, but Gadget4all is selling this funky USB speaker that looks just like a Canon 5D Mark II 7D and 24-105mm lens. It’s a 1:1 clone of the actual camera, though the camera and lens both sport “Caoon” as the brand. Audio files can be played from a computer, USB devices, or SD/MMC memory cards, and various buttons on the back of the camera have been changed to control volume and playback. If random photography novelty gifts is your thing, you can pick this one up for $83 bucks over at Gadget4all’s online store.

GoPro Hero Reveals What It Feels like to Be a Broadsword

The size and video quality of GoPro cameras opens the door to all kinds of unique experimental footage that would be extremely difficult (or impossible) with large and bulky HD-capable cameras, whether it’s documenting the everyday life of a cat or capturing video from the edges of space with a balloon. Here’s an even wackier idea — attaching a GoPro Hero camera to the end of a broadsword with duct tape and capturing video as the sword is being swung around. The resulting footage is strange, cool, and definitely unique.

Christmas Tree Constructed with $150K in Camera Gear

With a huge arsenal of camera gear at their disposal, the folks over at BorrowLenses can do a lot of fun and random experiments that us ordinary folk can only dream about. After first stacking lens filters and then teleconverters, they’ve gone to the next level by stacking $150,000 worth of camera gear into a Christmas tree.
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