Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter’

Original Pin: A Customizable Wood Pinhole Camera You Build Like a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

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Build-it-yourself cameras can be both fun and educational. For photography types, a camera like the Konstructor or the Last camera makes for a fun weekend project that you can then take out on occasion when your inner hipster is calling, or give as a gift to a budding photo enthusiast.

Similarly, there’s a large community of people who love pinhole cameras, which they’ve made using everything from LEGOs to dumpsters. So what happens when those two worlds collide? You get the Original Pin. Read more…

Eye Mirror Lens Add-On Adds a 360-Degree View to the Camera You Already Have

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Throwable camera balls and their ilk might be all shiny and cool, but what if you want to grab high-quality 360-degree images with the camera you already have in your bag?

Enter Eye Mirror, a startup launched by U.K. inventors Dan Burton and Thomas Seidl, whose namesake product attaches to just about any camera and allows it to shoot 360-degree panoramas and videos. Read more…

Lightstrap: An iPhone Case that Doubles as a Capable Ring Flash

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Although it can’t compare to a quality camera, it’s hard to deny that the iPhone is capable — after all, we’ve seen NY Times cover photos, fashion shoots and even a professional portrait taken using an iPhone as the camera of choice.

But if there’s one situation where the iPhone and its ilk perform badly, it’s in low light, when the phone’s own flash falls short of the kind of quality most people hope to capture, even with their phones. Enter the Lightstrap case: a product that, by all accounts, seems to solve this problem outright. Read more…

Phlite Puts Your Gear to Beautiful Use as a Lamp When You’re Not Shooting with It

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re fans of quirky camera-themed products that put gear to creative use. Be it a lamp made out of un-fixable retro cameras or a humidifier disguised as a lens, we just like that sort of thing. Phlite, therefore, is right up our alley.

Called crazy or awesome (and sometimes crazy AND awesome… or crazy awesome) depending on who you ask, Phlite transforms your gear into a camera-themed desk, table or floor lamp in seconds, so you can enjoy your gear even when you’re not out shooting with it. Read more…

The ‘Palette’ Customizable Control Interface Takes Your Post Workflow to the Next Level

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When engineers Calvin and Ashish got in touch with us to tell us about their upcoming Palette interface, we immediately got excited. That’s because a lot of people have thought up ways to speed up your post-processing workflow with everything from video game controllers to MIDI controllers, but none of them hold a candle to Palette’s potential. Read more…

The New Triggertrap Redsnap: An Infinitely Expandable Camera Trigger

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The Triggertrap name has appeared on PetaPixel many times before: from the very early days of v1 on Kickstarter, to an interview with CEO Haje Kamps, to the release of Triggertrap Mobile and beyond. Now we have another exciting reason to write about Triggertrap, and that reason is called Redsnap.

Redsnap is the evolution of the original Triggertrap V1 that was so successful on Kickstarter, and what it provides that the v1 didn’t is infinite expandability through attachable sensors. It is, according to Triggertraps description, “one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most affordable high-speed flash and camera triggers money can buy.” Read more…

The Beastgrip Lets You Add SLR Lenses & Accessories to Almost Any Smartphone

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There are all kids of systems for clamping a lens onto a phone, but few are as versatile as the Beastgrip, a Kickstarter project about halfway to delivery stage. Not only will the gadget work with just about any smartphone, it’ll also adapt lenses and other accessories you may already have for your SLR. Read more…

Photog Sets Out to Document US National Parks With Her Pinhole Camera

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For most photographers, names like “Yosemite” and “Yellowstone” likely conjure impeccably detailed images in the Ansel Adams tradition. San Francisco photographer Ashley Erin Somers, however, thinks there’s something to be said for a more low-fi aesthetic.

She’s started a project to photograph some of the biggest attractions in the National Park system with a homemade pinhole camera, with the end goal being to produce a fine-art photography book documenting her work. Read more…

The edgertronic: A Small and Affordable Super Slow-Motion Camera

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High resolution, super slow-motion video is usually reserved for movie studios or individuals with very deep pockets. Once the frame rate capabilities reach into the thousands, the price range often hits the tens of thousands.

Two MIT-trained engineers are looking to change all that, and with their new edgertronic super slow motion camera, they’ve done just that. Read more…

The Distance Between Us: Photographer Documents His Twin with Cerebral Palsy

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My last post featured stylized photographs of elderly people looking into mirrors and seeing their younger selves reflected back. While I was writing that story and contemplating the broader theme of reflection, serendipity occurred when I stumbled upon this Kickstarter project by Connecticut-based photographer Christopher Capozziello. Read more…