Posts Tagged ‘miniature’

This Extremely Detailed Olympus Trip 35 Pendant Actually “Works”

Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter recently got his hands on this amazing handmade camera pendant by jeweller Luke Satoru. The attention to detail is amazing: it’s a tiny Olympus Trip 35 camera crafted from multiple pieces of brass, and the various components actually work! You can open up the back to look at the film plane, turn the rewind knob, move the advance winder, and the whole shebang.
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LEGO Rooms Photographed to Look like Full-Sized Spaces

Remember those beautiful macro photos that showed the inside of musical instruments as giant rooms? Sao Paolo, Brazil-based photographer Valentino Fialdini did something similar, except instead of musical instruments he used small chambers created out of LEGO blocks. With some clever lighting and camera trickery, Fialdini captured the tiny rooms and corridors as to look like giant architectural spaces.
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Unbelievable Fantasy Photos of Ants

Photographer Andrey Pavlov‘s images of ants may look like they were computer-generated or created with dead insects, but they’re actually real photographs of living ants. Pavlov spends hours setting up his fantasy scenes and then waits for his ant subjects to interact with his miniature props in just the right way.
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Beautiful Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse of the Biggest Carnival in the World

The annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is considered to be the largest carnival in the world, with a whopping two million people roaming the streets. Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli decided to turn their cameras on the city and the carnival last year, creating this stunning tilt-shift time-lapse video that makes the city look like a diorama and the attendees look like ants.

(via Photojojo)

Messiness at 1/6 Scale: Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse

Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse is a photo series by photo instructor Carrie M. Becker that shows what Barbie’s dollhouse would look like if she was a compulsive hoarder and complete slob. The scenes ares 1/6th scale models, the objects are either repurposed Barbie toys or made by hand. Becker used a Nikon D40 with the on-camera flash.
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Magical Photos of Insects Shot Using Ordinary Household Objects

The photographs in Nadav Bagim‘s project “WonderLand” might look like paintings or computer generated images, but they’re actually real photographs captured at home using ordinary objects and creative artificial lighting. His tools and props include things like vegetables, plastic bags, flowers, and leaves, and he captures the images using a Canon 60D and 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Getting his “subjects” into the positions and poses he wants requires countless hours of patient encouraging.
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Surreal Miniature Worlds That Will Make You Look Twice

Upon first glance, photographer Frank Kunert‘s photographs may look like they show pretty ordinary places. Look a little closer, however, and you’ll start to notice that each one has something wrong about it, and that none of the scenes would actually exist in the real world. They’re actually miniature scenes that are meticulously built by hand!
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The World’s Smallest Wet Plate Camera

Kevin Klein has a hobby of miniaturizing Victorian technology, and recently he made the world’s smallest wet plate camera using 1/32-inch plywood and other wood materials. The camera is only a little bigger than a quarter, and shoots miniature 1/2-inch square plate images.
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Amazing Mini Landscapes Photographed Inside a 200-Gallon Tank

Photographer Kim Keever creates large scale landscape photographs using miniature dioramas. He first creates the topographies inside a 200-gallon tank, and then fills it with water. He then uses various lights, pigments, and backdrops to bring the scenes to life for his large-format camera to capture.
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Canon 400mm Lens Keychain Flashlight

Canon once sold these telephoto lens keychain flashlights in its online store for $7. They’re out of stock now, but they sometimes appear on eBay for about $15. They perform quite well in low light situations.


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