Posts Tagged ‘interesting’

I Was Hidden on This Guy’s Hard Drive for Over 6 Years

This post was originally published on the Joey L. Blog and is being republished here with permission


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It’s been estimated that as many as 880 billion photos will be taken by the close of this year. I’m not quite sure how that statistic could ever be properly calculated, but I think it’s safe to say that with the rise of the digital medium, human beings are taking a s**tload more pictures than ever before.

With all those photos being taken, chances are you and I have at one point accidentally wandered into someone else’s frame. It’s likely, however, that you’ll never really know you’ve photo-bombed someones shot. That’s why I was surprised by a Twitter message that I received out of the blue from a photographer I’ve never met. Read more…

Restaurant Finds that Smartphone Photos Have Doubled Table Times Since 2004

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Not exactly a reliable scientific study, a recent Craigslist rant by one “Busy NYC Restaurant” that describes itself as “a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists” has gotten a lot of press time for drawing attention to a troubling intersection of food service and photography.

Posted in the rants and raves section of the online classifieds site, the restaurant supposedly compared security footage from 2004 with that from 2014 and found that taking cell phone photos and other smartphone shenanigans have added nearly an hour to the average table time at the restaurant. Read more…

DIY: Upcycle an Old Book Into a Neat Photo Album in a Few Easy Steps

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Much as it pains me to encourage anyone to destroy a book, if you have a second copy of something or an old book you know you’ll never flip through again, this neat little Photo Album DIY from Photojojo is worth putting on your crafts to-do list. Read more…

Camera & Sky Move as One in This Twisted Time-Lapse

It’s safe to say we’ve all seen our fair share of night-sky time-lapses. Most often, they tend to show off grandiose views of mother nature as the stars (seemingly) rotate in the background. But the truth of the matter is, we’re the ones rotating, not the stars.

So what would happen if a night-sky time-lapse photographer used the stars – or more precisely a star – as a fixed axis, instead of Earth? Well, you would end up with a trippy time-lapse like the one you see above. Read more…

Did You Know: Instagram Started Life as a Check In App Named After Booze

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Here’s a neat piece of photo trivia you can throw out the next time there’s a lull in conversation at a party: Instagram wasn’t originally called ‘Instagram.’ In fact, it wasn’t even a photo sharing app. Instagram was initially called ‘Burbn’ (after the Whiskey) and it was a check in app ala Foursquare. Read more…

This is the World’s First Photoshopped Photo

Recognize the photo above? Titled “Jennifer in Paradise,” it holds a special place in the history of digital photography: it’s the world’s first Photoshopped picture.
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Quick and Dirty Explanation of Color Depth: What It is and Why You Should Care

Whether it’s photography or video quality we’re talking about, the discussion almost always revolves around some aspect of resolution. The number of megapixels, or the pixel density, or the pixel size (last one doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with resolution, but you get the gist).

One spec that doesn’t get a lot of headline time is color depth, and so we were thrilled when we stumbled across this quick and straight-forward explanation of what exactly color depth is by Techquickie. Read more…

HDR Explained in Quick, Informative Video

Obviously this video and post isn’t for the advanced HDR photographer, but even if you have a good understanding of what High Dynamic Range is or how to capture it, you’ll probably find one or two tidbits of very interesting information in this short video by Techquickie. Read more…

Spice Up Your Photography Experiments with Homemade Holograms

If you’re looking for an interesting way to spice up your experimental photography a bit, Shanks FX has a little video you might find interesting. Showing off various methods of how to create holograms — or at least give the illusion of a hologram — Shanks uses glass, mirrors, fog, mist, steam and a projector to bring 2D images to life in a 3D world.

Many of the results shown in the video are very impressive, and could definitely be used to add a unique element to your photo work. Give the six minute video a watch, and if you end up creating a series of photos using these ideas, be sure to share it in the comments down below!

Fascinating Film from 1939 Looks Back at the First Hundred Years of Photography

In 1939, British Pathé — whose fascinating photography-related old videos we’ve shared before — covered something truly amazing: 100 years of photography. It had been 100 years since the camera was invented and so, they took a look back at how those years had changed and refined the art of capturing images using a light-tight box and whatever light-sensitive material you happen to have at hand.

The video really does earn the term ‘fascinating,’ but beyond condensing some great educational tidbits into just a couple of minutes, it also makes you wonder at what 2036′s look back will show. There are already so many wonders we have to celebrate at the 175-year mark, how many more do the next 25 years hold?

(via Reddit)