Posts Tagged ‘fun’

How to Instantly Double Your Film Stash

Lomography shop manager Liana Garcia Joyce recently discovered an awesome trick for increasing your film stash: all you have to do is get married to someone who loves analog photography just as much as you do!

(via Photojojo)


Image credit: double the stash by golfpunkgirl and used with permission

Amusing Short Film about a Man Figuring Out His Camera’s Features

You won’t really learn anything about how to use cameras from this short film, but it’s pretty amusing and can be a nice photography-related 2-minute diversion from your work.

Shoot Lo-Fi Photos Using Your Expensive DSLR and a Cheap Holga Lens

If you want to play around with lo-fi photography, you don’t have to venture into the world of analog or hack together a DIY lens for your DSLR. There’s cheap plastic lenses you can buy for a toy-camera look, and one of them is the Holga HL-N lens available for both Canon and Nikon mounts.
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3D Photo App Maps Images onto Shapes

3D Photo is hardly a useful app, but it’s a fun way to play with the camera on your iPhone. What it does is map your photographs onto geometric shapes, giving them a pseudo-3D effect by allowing you to move the shapes and view them from different perspectives. You can find it for $1 in the iTunes store.

(via John Nack)

How to Shoot 35mm Film with a Holga

Here’s a fun project for you film-lovers: use 35mm film in a Holga instead of medium format to shoot wide photos that bleed onto the sprocket holes of the film! This video tutorial shows how this is done. You can also check out this Instructables tutorial for a text-version of this project.
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Shooting with Two 35mm Films in a Medium Format Camera

For those of you who still shoot film and are adventurous, have you tried double film photography? Flickr user Chuck Miller stuck two 35mm Fuji 200 films — one normal, one redscale — into a Holga 120N and shot the films simultaneously to get these unique sprocket hole, layered photographs.
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Digital Toy Camera Look-Alike of the Olympus PEN F

The Gizmon Half D is a digital toy camera by that mimics the look of the Olympus PEN F half frame 35mm camera. The 2 megapixel camera has a 1.5-inch LCD screen, ISO ranging from 100-400, VGA video mode, three aspect ratios (standard, half, and square), and 10 different color modes. Like the Chobi Cam One, the Half D has a number of lenses that can be used for different looks. You can buy one for $120 through the Gizmon store.

Gizmon Half D (via 43 Rumors)

Random Experiments at 2,564 Frames per Second with a Phantom Flex

Tom Guilmette was doing a project in Vegas that involved a Phantom Flex high speed camera when he decided to experiment with 2,564 frames per second in his hotel room. This is the resulting video showing his random experiments.

Even ugly things in life (like dropping your phone) are beautiful in super slow motion.

(via Engadget)

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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