Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter’

Photo Book Takes On the Media’s Abuse of Make Up and Photoshop with Portraits that Need Neither

Photographer Jack Salzke is on a mission. By drawing on years of experience in the fashion and modeling world, Salzke wants to show the world that, while Photoshop and extreme make-up is an issue in the industry, it’s not as prevalent as the media makes it out to be.

He wants to show the world that the models being used for this sort of imagery are often just as beautiful without the makeup as they are with it, and he’s planning to show this beauty off in a 100-photo book of real models, photographed without any makeup or Photoshop. Read more…

Why Lomography Loves Kickstarter

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Last week, Lomography announced their first instant film camera: the Lomo’Instant (a quirky name to match a quirky camera). And rather than outright launching the product, or even just announcing a shipping date, they chose to introduce the new camera through a Kickstarter campaign.

This isn’t Lomography’s first attempt at crowdfunding. They did the same thing when launching their Petzval Lens and their Smartphone Film Scanner last year. Given the trend, we’re likely to see more of their future launches taking the form of Kickstarter campaigns as well. But why? Read more…

Introducing Otto: The Hackable, Raspberry Pi-Powered GIF Camera

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Everybody, meet Otto. Otto, this is everyone.

Okay, now that we have that awkward ice-breaker out of the way, let’s get down to business. What is Otto? Why, Otto is a hybrid between a still and video camera… a GIF camera. Yes, that GIF. Read more…

Centr Cam Offers 4K 360º Footage Out of a Hockey Puck-Shaped Device

In the never-ending chase to create the most unique camera around, San Francisco-based Centr Camera Inc. has launched a Kickstarter for a new style of camera. Called Centr, this 360º, 60fps, 4K-resolution panoramic camera will allow you to capture incredible footage all around you, in a device roughly the size of a hockey puck. Read more…

HACKxTACK: A Magnetic Lens Cap Holder that Ensures You Never Lose Yours Again

If there’s one thing I lose more than anything else while shooting, it’s lens caps. I’ve never permanently lost one (knock on wood), but I’ve certainly misplaced them for days at a time. And I have a feeling I’m not the only one who’s guilty of this.

Here to help us through our absentmindedness is a new Kickstarter for a product called HACKxTACK. Read more…

Tiny Lens Attachment Turns Smartphones Into Microscopes

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We’ve seen mobile phone lens attachments and hacks that help you to take macro photos with your smartphone, but never before have we seen one that helps capture micro images. Read more…

COVR iPhone Case Helps You Take Better Candid Photos… Or Be a Creeper

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The best camera is the one you have with you, and most of the time that camera is part of a device that also makes phone calls and serves as a platform for whatever Flappy Bird clone stole your heart when the original app was pulled.

The problem is, if you’re a photographer using your phone you’re probably capturing a moment that’s about to pass… a moment you often destroy that second you take out your phone and point it at someone. That’s where the COVR iPhone case comes in. Read more…

From Bottles to Wall Art: Adorn Your Walls with Prints Made from Recycled Bottles

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Photography is one of the most powerful ways that ecological messages are transmitted. Photo series of landfills show us the issues we need to address, while beautiful landscape photography shows us what we should strive to preserve. But a UK company called Co2ncience is going a step further.

They’re actually merging eco-friendliness with photography in a very tangible way, by being the world’s first (by their estimation) to turn recycled plastic bottles into wall art. Read more…

NailSnaps Turns Your Smartphone Photos Into Nail Art

Have you ever been sitting around and thought to yourself, “I wish I could put my Instagram photos on my nails, rather than paint them”? Well, even if you haven’t, Angel Anderson and Sarah Heering did. Now, with some crowdfunding help, they’re working to bring to life a service and product that does just that. Read more…

The Photo Bus Takes to Kickstarter to Make Sure It Keeps Running for Years to Come

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Just over a year ago, we featured an awesome project by photographer John Deprisco called The Photo Bus. Combining his passion for vintage vehicles (particularly VWs) and photography, Deprisco created quite an incredible combination that put a photo booth inside of a VW bus. Read more…