Posts Tagged ‘idea’

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

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So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with everyone and I love seeing what other photographers have done with prisming, freelensing, and brenizer methods (aka. bokeh panoramas).

Now it’s time for my latest technique: I call it lens chimping. Read more…

No Paris? No Problem! Using a Backdrop and Shallow DOF to Fake a Location Shoot

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The photograph above seems fairly straight forward: pretty model photographed in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background. But that’s not actually the case at all. The photograph was actually taken in a basement in Ohio. Read more…

Boomf Makes Instagram Photos Edible by Printing Them on Marshmallows

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This might just be one of those services both the loves and haters of Instagram will like. Because while other services print your Instagram shots on magnets or postcards, Boomf prints them on… marshmallows.

So, you see, if you like Instagram you get to turn your favorite photos into edible confections, and if you don’t, you get to eat all of those pretentious selfies, food shots and cappuccino pictures you so despise. As Michael Scott would say: “win win win.” Read more…

Aerial Video Full of Hidden Photographs ‘Skimming Across the Surface of Reality’

Here’s a really cool idea that mixes photos and video in a creative and interesting way. By hiding photos “in plain sight,” the video breathes new life into mostly standard (and sometimes shaky) aerial video footage, engaging the viewer’s full attention by giving him/her something to watch out for. Read more…

Asking Random People to Tell the Story Behind the Last Photo on Their Phone

San Francisco-based interactive artist and freelance creative Ivan Cash recently had a neat idea: go out on the streets of San Francisco and ask random people to share the story behind the most recent photo on their phone (note: there is one racy photo and a few curse words dropped by some of the interviewees). Read more…

Photog Uses Photo Book Crease to Hide Important Parts of Photos… On Purpose

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If you have any photo books with glued bindings lying around the house, you’ll probably understand how annoying the crease in the middle can be. If a photo is printed across both pages, you inevitably lose part of the image as it curves down in the middle, taking some of your sanity with it.

But where other photographers are opting for sewn bindings (the kind that lay flat) more and more, photographer I-Hsuen Chen went the other direction. His project In Between takes advantage of the dreaded crease by hiding the most important parts of photos in there on purpose. Read more…

The HP Photoball: A Crowd Surfing Beach Ball with a Camera and WiFi Built In

The crowd surfing blow up ball at a concert isn’t a new idea, but late last year HP and Almap BBDO took it in a new direction. As part of HPs “Making Memories Last” campaign, the company fit one of the massive concert beach balls with a high-definition camera and WiFi antenna. Read more…

These Binary Prints by Alex Trochut Show Different Portraits in Light and Darkness

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In an attempt to explore “duplicity in two-dimensional surfaces,” illustrator, designer and typographer Alex Trochut invented and patented a way to print two images on the same surface. His photography exhibit Binary Prints, puts the newly invented method to work, revealing a different portrait when viewed in the light or dark. Read more…

Dotspin: Rewarding Creative Commons Photogs for Sharing Quality Pictures

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There’s a brand new service in town that’s looking to help out those photographers who choose to share their images for free with the online community. Powered by Creative Commons, the new website Dotspin uses a hashtag and voting system to determine a photo’s quality and give the photographer a chance to earn credits towards rewards such as restaurant gift cards. Read more…

Capture Flooded Views of Cityscapes by Getting Low Above Choppy Water

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Photographer Rupert Jordan has been working on a quirky concept lately. He wanted to capture London’s landmarks in an “unusual way,” so he decided to use forced perspective to make it seem as if London is under water. Read more…