Looking for a slick and unique way to share your contact info and photo portfolio with prospective clients? Check out the swivelCard, a transforming business card that doubles as a USB drive when you fold it a certain way.
Corporate photographer Kirk Tuck has published a new action-adventure novel that features a corporate photographer as its main character.
The book is called “The Lisbon Portfolio,” and is a story about photographer Henry White, who is “drawn into a web of corporate intrigue and murder while on assignment for a major, multi-national corporation in Lisbon, Portugal in 1999.” It’s picked up a number of good reviews so far, with many commentators saying that it’s a great read for people who are interested in photography.
Crazy rumor brewing in the camera world today: Sony is reportedly building a camera lens with a built-in sensor — a lens that could be paired with a smartphone to create an interchangeable lens camera!
Many photographers enjoy receiving feedback about their created images. Services such as Flickr and even Instagram are built at least partially around sharing your images and, hopefully, receiving some comments and praise in return. There’s something fascinating about having your work interpreted though someone else’s lens, and when Matt Richardson invented his “Descriptive Camera” he kept this in mind. Read more…
Created by Chris Bell, Liangjie Xia, and Mike Kelberman, Rotobooth is a novel new photo booth with a twist — literally. It’s powered by a hacked rotary phone and shoots a photo after the user dials their cell phone number. The image is then automatically uploaded to Flickr and a link to the photo is sent as a text message to the phone number provided. Check out this interview with Kelberman to learn more about the project and this Flickr set to see some behind-the-scenes photos.
Image credit: Photograph by Mike Kelberman
Haristobald recently captured a series of Superman photographs without the use of Photoshop or body painting. Instead, he used an old fashioned overhead projector — with the lamp replaced with a strobe — and transparencies to project the Superman symbol across his model’s chest. The behind-the-scenes video above shows how he accomplished it. Here’s the projector he used.
MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.
The Always-On Wrap-Up is a nifty camera case that attaches to your camera via the tripod mount. The case never gets separated from your camera, and all you need to do is unwrap it to take a picture. It costs $6 over on Amazon, and there’s also a version with a built-in tripod that costs $9.
Always-On Wrap-Up [Amazon]
In August 2005, a UK student named Alex Tew launched a creative project called The Million Dollar Homepage. It was a simple webpage containing 1 million pixels that he sold to advertisers for $1 each. The idea quickly went viral, and Tew became a millionaire less than six months after launching it. The Most Expensive Picture is a new photo website that may make its owners rich in a similar way. Anyone can upload a photograph to the website, but for a price: you’ll need to pay $1 more than the person before you. Each photo is featured for at least an hour before new submissions are accepted, and the first 300 submissions will be turned into a book (which all the submitters will receive).
This giant film roll packs a roll of toilet paper instead of photographic film. It’s refillable, and can be placed on a table (dispensing TP through the top) or mounted on a wall (with the TP coming out the side). They come in red, yellow, and green, and cost $17 apiece over at Brando.