Digital picture frames seemed like a brilliant idea about six or seven years ago. But the low-res screens, clunky interfaces and lack of any sort of standard operational platform left them to be a fairly niche market floundered when it arrived into the world.
Fireside is a small start-up that’s looking to breathe new life and ideas into this market. After two years of development, they’ve created a “smart” picture frame called SmartFrame that rethinks how photos are curated and displayed on the walls of your home.
Asking a stranger on the street to take your picture often leaves you shaking your head afterwards. That’s because, for some reason, most people seem to think the ideal portrait has you standing smack in the middle of the frame.
To solve this problem, photographer and Reddit user EMDX has come up with a very useful and simple little tip. Read more…
If you’re gonna do an anniversary picture, THIS is the way to do it. After hundreds of Redditors last year pointed out his resemblance to Sean Connery — thanks in large part to his penchant for fedoras and his grizzled look — ‘Hillbilly at Large’ and photographer Ken Thomas and his wife decided to capitalize on the look with a fun 21st anniversary photo.
Dressed up as Indy and Professor Jones, the two hopped in Thomas’s Ural motorcycle and sidecar and snapped what has to be one of the most creative anniversary pics we’ve ever seen — a photo that has since taken off like crazy on both Facebook and Reddit. Read more…
Published by Nikon Rumors last night, the image above may be the first photograph of the Nikon D810 that is rumored to arrive officially on June 26th. More likely, however, it’s just a Photoshop-created ‘wish list’ image that a hopeful D800/E user put out at the right time to grab some attention. Read more…
Traditionally, a photographer’s post-processing workflow does not include a web browser, but rather, tools like Lightroom and Aperture. Pics.io is hoping to change that, and is working to bring serious RAW picture editing and collaborating to the web browser.
The start-up, founded by three Ukranian entrepreneurs, uses WebGL technology (which, in short, allows web browsers to harness the power of a computer’s graphics card) to make the online tools they offer a reality. The mission? Get more people to dabble into RAW photography by offering easy access to editing tools.
Michele over at The Scrap Shoppe offers this handy trick for hanging picture frames: hammer a nail through a clothespin and use it to determine nail placement. Simply hang the picture on the clothespin nail, figure out where you want to place the frame, and then push the clothespin into the wall to make a small indent. Voila! Target acquired.
Picture Frame Hanging Tip (via Lifehacker)
P.S. Last month we shared a similar trick that uses toothpaste.
Image credits: Photographs by Michele/The Scrap Shoppe
So this is how high-rollin’ Canon photographers roll. This coffee table is much easier to do now with those Canon lens coffee mugs, but the 1D bodies would still cost a pretty penny.
Image credit: Photograph by Philip Kwong