Posts Tagged ‘nerdy’

Star Wars-Themed Engagement Photos

Now here’s something we haven’t seen before: a Star Wars-themed engagement shoot. All you need are two working lightsabers and a couple crazy enough about the franchise to do it. These photos were shot by San Jose-based photographer Michael James.
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Geeky Homemade Instagraham Crackers

Baking blog Bakerella has a fun tutorial teaching how to make Instagram logo graham crackers, or “Instagrahams”, a geeky treat for anyone addicted to the wildly popular photo sharing app.

Homemade Graham Crackers (via Craft)

Geeky Film Canister Christmas Lights

Have a bunch of film canisters lying around and not sure what to do with them? You could use them to geekify your Christmas lights by punching a hole in the caps and sticking the lights in.
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A Calendar for True Photography Geeks

What would a calendar look like if the world was run by photography geeks? Photographer David Schloss woke up one morning with the idea of creating such a calendar, with days being incremented by 1/3 f/stops, and the year being ISO 2000. He’s also selling them as t-shirts for $15 a pop over on Mac Create.

The Photographer’s Calendar T-Shirt (via Pixiq)

Periodic Table of Photography Lists the Elements of Making Photos

PhotoWeeklyOnline came up with this awesomely geeky periodic table of photography elements. You can also view a larger JPG version, or download a high-res PDF to print the thing out for your wall.

Send Your Photos Back to the Future with the DeLorean Hard Drive

Want to have the geekiest photo-storage device amongst all your photo-loving friends? Check out this 1:18 scale replica of the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future. In addition to be a super faithful clone of the “real thing”, it also doubles as a 500GB Seagate external hard drive, allowing you to grab images from the past if you ever accidentally delete them. Well… maybe not, but for $250 you get a lot more than the average, boring old hard drive.

FRs Delorean Hard Drive (via Engadget)

Convert Your Pancakes to Colorful RYB

After a long night of working in CMYK, you’re ready for a change, so what do you do? Bust out some food coloring and convert some brownscale pancakes to RGB RYB, of course!

These colorful pancakes were created by The Pancake Project. Despite looking like foam rubber, the pancakes weren’t affected taste-wise by the heavy doses of food coloring.

(via Laughing Squid)

Image credit: Photograph by The Pancake Project

Geeky Aperture Clock Widget for Photogs with Android Phones

Apparently inspired by the f-stop watch we posted on recently, theres a new widget for Android phones that puts an aperture clock on your home screen. Unlike the wrist watch, the widget actually adjusts the “aperture” depending on what time it is, though it refreshes every half hour to save battery life. The bad news is that this dash of geekery comes at a price — the app costs $1.05 over at AppBrain. Someone make a free version please.

Aperture Clock Widget (via Photography Bay)

Geeks Can Now Upload to Picasa via Command Line

If you’re a geek (as most of you apparently are) and prefer doing stuff through command line rather than a GUI, Google has just introduced a new command-line utility that allows you to access various Google services.

GoogleCL is an application written in Python that lets you do things like upload a whole folder of photographs to your Picasa account with a simple command like this:

google picasa create --title "My album" ~/Photos/vacation/*.jpg

This would grab all of the JPG photographs in your vacation directory and upload them to a new album called “My album”.

Here are the possible commands for Picasa:

create: Create an album. create –title “Summer Vacation 2009″ –tags Vermont ~/photos/vacation2009/*
delete: Delete photos or albums. delete –title “Stupid album”
get: Download photos. get –title “My Album” /path/to/download/folder
list: List photos or albums. list title,url-direct –query “A tag”
post: Add photos to an album. post –title Summer Vacation 2008″ ~/old_photos/*.jpg
tag: Tag photos. tag –title “Album I forgot to tag” –tags oops

The utility isn’t limited to Picasa, of course. You can also manage Blogger, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, and YouTube data.

To get started head on over to the GoogleCL Google Code project to download the tarball. There’s also a manual and a page of example commands.

Creative Stop-Motion Video Revisits Classic NES Games

“NES Stop Motion” is an amazing stop motion video by YouTube user bornforthis43 that took over 120 hours to produce. Each scene was created using paper and ordinary household objects, and over 7,000 photographs went into making this 3 minute long stop-motion video. The result is a video that should deliver a healthy dose of nostalgia to people who enjoyed gaming on the NES back in the 80s and 90s.