Posts Tagged ‘idea’

Tumblr Blog Tries to Capture the Essence of a Movie in Only Nine Frames

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Here’s an interesting Tumblr we stumbled across that, for all intents and purpose, is trying to do the impossible. The 9 Film Frames Tumblr tries to sum up movies, capture their essence, by pulling out and arranging just nine frames. Read more…

Do Hashtags Transform a Photo Into More Than Just a Photo?

Mike Rugnetta over on PBS’s Idea Channel asked an interesting question in last Wednesday’s episode: Is a tagged Instagram photo more than just a photo? Or, if you will, do hashtags add something (context, meaning, the ability to connect to a community) to photographs, thereby transforming the photo as we know it into a “different entity?” Read more…

Simultaneous Photographs of and from a Mountain, Shot During a Sunrise

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There is no shortage of landscape photographs of mountains at sunrise on the Internet, but how often do you get to see photographs captured at the same time from the mountain’s perspective? Photographer Todd Caudle (‘Cloudman‘ on 500px) was able to capture these two viewpoints simultaneously yesterday morning by shooting with both his personal camera and a live webcam located at the mountain’s summit.
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PechaKucha 20 for 20 Presentation Style Makes Its Foray Into Photography

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PechaKucha is a presentation style that gives presenters exactly 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to get their point across. Designed by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo in 2003, what started as a weekly show-and-tell format at their firm has become a world-wide presentation phenomenon that recently broke into the world of photography. Read more…

Sea Lion Pup Jumps Into Diver’s Kayak, Makes for Great Photo Op

Have you ever wanted to get pics of cute sea lion or seal pups up close? Well, your best bet may be to grab your kayak or surf board and paddle out — camera in hand. Scuba diver Rick Coleman discovered this on a recent dive trip off the coast of Southern California. Read more…

Using Incognito Flash Lamps to Illuminate Partygoers at a Table

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Faced with another birthday party at Chuck E Cheese, a place my daughter loves but low ISOs do not, I decided to get creative. I shot a collection of photos with a set of three Yongnuo YN-560 and YN-560 II flashes with a diffuser cap/”omni bounce” inside of small lampshades placed along the table.
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Valentine’s Day Card Made Using a 35mm Film Canister

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For Valentine’s Day today (you didn’t forget, did you?), San Francisco-based self-proclaimed super nerd Doctor Popular decided to give his significant other a card packaged inside a 35mm film canister.
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Idea: Use a Mannequin Arm as a Display For Your Media Passes

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After shooting music events, Perth-based photographer Perry DeGennaro keeps the media passes and wrist bands as mementos. Recently, however, he started realizing that he wanted a better way to store and display them. He had an old mannequin arm lying around, which he decided to put to good use by mounting it to his wall. The arm makes for an eye-catching display — every time he returns from an event, he simply hangs the lanyard from the should or wraps the wristband around the wrist.


Image credit: Photograph by Perry DeGennaro and used with permission

Promo Idea: Use Tiny DSLR USB Drives to Make Sure Your Photos Are Seen

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To promote this year’s edition of its sports photography competition, Red Bull Illume is sending out a pretty slick promo. It’s simply a USB drive loaded with a press media kit, but the presentation is so clever that we thought we’d share it with you (perhaps you can do something similar to promote your own photography business).
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Light-Painting with a Blizzard by Pointing a Projector at the Falling Snow

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Earlier today, we showed you a number of time-lapse videos of Winter Storm Nemo that were created by people who were stuck indoors due to the heavy snowfall. New York-based photographer Brian Maffitt was also stuck indoors and he also turned to photography, but instead of shooting time-lapse photos, he turned to a different technique: long-exposure light painting.

His technique is rather interesting: instead of a flashlight, Maffitt projected a movie onto the falling snow in order to light up the snowflakes.
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