Posts Tagged ‘giftideas’

LightBox Photography Cards Provide a Deck Full of Photo Inspiration and Challenges

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Photographer Paul Michael Kane has created a clever new product that’s designed to inspire and encourage photographers in their creativity and shooting. It’s called LightBox Photography Cards, and is a deck of 52 cards that can help shuffle things up in your photography and “get you out shooting in new and exciting ways.”
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Novelty Clocks That Look Like Camera Gear

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Want to keep time with a clock inspired by camera gear? Here’s a roundup of timepieces based on cameras, lenses, and rolls of film. (Note: The clocks on this list may or may not still be available for purchase.)
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CameraBands: Turn Your Junkyard-Bound Camera Gear Into Custom Rings and Bracelets

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In Brook, Indiana, a town of about 1,000 people, there’s a small business called CameraBands that specializes in recycling camera equipment into bracelets and rings. If you ever break your favorite gear far beyond repair (i.e. it’s destined for the junkyard), you can ship it to CameraBands instead of tossing it to have it transformed into very different forms.
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A Poster That Shows 100 Groundbreaking Cameras in the History of Photography

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A neat piece of photo-related home (or studio) decor: Brooklyn-based poster printer Pop Chart Lab has created a beautiful new poster called “A Visual Compendium of Cameras” that offers a brief visual history of photography.
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Carbon One Mini is a Polaroid One Step Look-Alike Digital Camera

Hong Kong-based design group Carbon has created a novelty digital camera called the One Mini, which is designed to look just like a pocket-sized version of Polaroid’s iconic SX-70 One Step instant camera.
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Flickr Launches Its Own Line of T-Shirts for Photography Enthusiasts

There are plenty of options to choose from if you’re in the market for a new photography-themed T-shirt, but an unexpected player entered that market today: Flickr. The photo-sharing service announced that it has partnered with BustedTees to launch its very own T-shirt collection.
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A Kitchen Timer That Masquerades as a Friendly Camera Kit Lens

If you’re as passionate about cooking and baking as you are about photography, then the GAMAGO Telephoto Kitchen Lens Timer is a fun product designed for you. It looks just like a plastic zoom lens that comes in camera kits, except it measures time instead of freezing it. The focal length numbers on the side of the lens are seconds, not millimeters. Give the rubber grip a twist, and the countdown starts. Once it hits zero, the “lens” will let out a ring to let you know that your culinary concoction is done. It’s entirely mechanical, meaning no batteries are required.

You can pick one up for $14 over at Photojojo or direct from GAMAGO, a San Francisco-based design company.

Miniature DSLR Earphone Jack Plugs

Etsy shop Tyndall’s Polymerclay sells earphone jack accessories shaped like tiny DSLRs. The plugs are based on popular camera models (e.g. Canon 5D, Nikon D90, Nikon D3), and are created from polymer clay for the body and resin for the lens.
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Make Personalized Bookmarks Using 35mm Film Strips

If you have some unwanted 35mm negatives lying around and need a simple gift idea, you can try your hand at turning them into one-of-a-kind bookmarks. Simply cut out the actual frames from the film strip and replace them with actual photographs to create film strips that you don’t need to hold up to the light to enjoy.

Create a Stylish Bookmark with 35mm Film [Lomography]

Make Homemade Soap Cameras with This Silicone Mold

Etsy shop soaprepublic sells flexible silicone molds for making homemade soap that’s shaped like a DSLR camera body (with a pancake lens attached?).
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