Posts Tagged ‘indiegogo’

Photographer Travels the World Taking Pictures of Abandoned Airplane Wrecks

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For his project “Happy End,” German photographer Dietmar Eckell has travelled all over the world to find and photograph abandoned airplane wreckages with positive endings. That last part may seem like a paradox, but all of the 15 wreckages Eckell has shot actually do have happy endings: no one on board died, and they were all rescued from the remote locations where they crash landed.

Now, after completing this mammoth project and producing some extraordinary pictures, he wants to put together a coffee table photo book that tells and (obviously) illustrates these stories, and he’s turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo for help. Read more…

Tiny Lo-Fi Fisheye Camera Helps Creator Pay Off His Student Debts

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Remember that tiny Lomo-inspired fisheye camera we featured back in February? It turns out there’s actually a market for that camera, and the gadget’s creator is now reaping the rewards as orders for the gadget have been pouring in.
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Conflict Photog Leans on Crowdfunding to Replace Stolen DSLR Gear

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While on assignment in the Middle East, war photographer Tracey Shelton had her gear stolen during an attempted kidnapping back in August 2011. As a freelance photojournalist, she didn’t have a newspaper’s funding to lean back on, and found herself out of several thousand dollars worth of camera gear.

Her work in the Middle East has been nothing short of an inspiration to photojournalists everywhere, but since the theft she’s had to borrow gear and use sub par equipment to do her job. And so two recent journalism school graduates have decided to turn to crowdfunding to try and get her properly equipped to do what she does best.
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A Pint-Sized Digital Camera Dedicated to Lomo-style Fisheye Snapshots

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Are you a fan of small things? UK-based photo enthusiast Greg Dash is trying to launch “the world’s first digital Lomo-fisheye.” It’s a pint-sized digital toy camera that packs a 170-degree fisheye lens.
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noPhoto License Plate Frame Flashes to Foil Traffic Enforcement Cameras

Jonathan Dandrow believes that traffic enforcement cameras are “dangerous, invasive, error-prone, and unconstitutional,” so he decided to find a way to turn camera technology against those cameras. He ended up creating the noPhoto, a high-tech license plate frame that makes it impossible for a red light or speed trap camera to snap a useable photograph of your plate.
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Blink Aims to Bring Some Color to Boring Ol’ Lens Caps

Tired of using generic black lens caps? There’s a new company called Blink that’s trying to bring some color to the world of lens protection. It’s currently trying to raise $55,000 through crowdfunding to manufacture a line of 58mm lens caps in 6 designs, which are designed to make people smile when they catch a glimpse of your camera. The caps are significantly more expensive than your standard lens cap though: you’ll have to donate $25 to the campaign to land one of them.

raise $55,000 through crowdfunding (via Photography Monthly)

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Satarii Star Camera Base Makes Cameras Follow Your Every Move

Shooting photos or video remotely may get a whole lot easier if a startup company named Satarii is able to raise enough funding ($20K) for their idea — a camera base called the Satarii Star that automatically keeps the lens pointed at a remote sensor. We could waste our breath explaining how it works and all the different applications it could be useful for, but the video above does quite a good job.

So far they’ve built a functional prototype that they showed off at CES, and raised about half their target funding. If you’d like to jump in on the project, visit their IndieGoGo page here.

Satarii Star Accessory (via Engadget)