Posts Tagged ‘idea’

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…

Music Video Uses Animations Projected Onto Warm Breath in Freezing Temps

Here’s a really creative idea that makes for a really cool and unique music video. For the second single off of his upcoming album Where You Stand, musician Travis teamed up with a creative directing duo to put together a music video shot entirely using an animation projected onto the band’s breath in freezing temperatures. Read more…

How to Build a DIY ‘Bullet Time’ Rig Using Only a Ceiling Fan and a GoPro

Creating time-slices (better known as the bullet time effect) where you freeze a moment in time and move around your subject is an expensive thing. It’s expensive mainly because it requires that you have several cameras at your disposal.

Photographer Jeremiah Warren didn’t have multiple cameras, but he did have a ceiling fan, a two-by-four and a GoPro Hero3, so he built a makeshift “bullet time” DIY rig and made do. Read more…

Well, Actually…Maybe I Don’t Know How Your Camera Works

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“Can you help me with my camera?” I get that a lot, as I’m sure do most camera weenies whose geek credentials are a little too obvious.

And most of the time I’m happy to co-operate. Ideally, I get the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing somebody is going to have legible images of a key moment in their lives. At worst, at least there’ll be one less uncontrolled on-board flash to blind me.
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