Posts Tagged ‘printing’

Prints… Remember Prints?

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Why do we make photographs? Why do we desire to make photographs so much that we can think of little else? For me it is simply because I have to make photographs. It is part of my DNA, and I love looking at other peoples’ images as well. Galleries are like spiritual sanctuaries of visual goodness. When I visit people I am endlessly fascinated by the images on their walls.
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W. Eugene Smith Considered Darkroom Work to be 90% of a Photo’s Creation Process

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American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith was widely praised for his devotion to photography and for pioneering the use of the photo essay to tell stories. He is said to have “created at least fifty images so powerful that they have changed the perception of our history.”

There’s one little fact about how Smith worked that may be of great interest to photographers these days, especially as debates rage on regarding the merits of “straight out of camera” (SOOC. i.e. non-Photoshopped) photography: Smith believed that most of what makes a photo is done in the darkroom rather than in the camera.
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People in the US Can Now Print Their Photos Onto a Pair of Adidas Shoes

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Earlier this year we told you that Adidas was planning to launch an app and accompanying service that would allow you to print your photographs onto a pair of its shoes.

MiZX Flux, the aforementioned iOS and Android app that lets you design your shoe, has been up and live for quite some time, but only now is it ready for the spotlight and allowing people to design and buy a pair of kicks with their own photography on it.

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BTS: Creating a Sports Action Shot Using 3D Printed Figurines

Photographer Dan Vojtěch teamed up with Red Bull wakeskater Zuzana Vráblová for a unique and technologically challenging photo shoot. Vojtěch and his team utilized 3D scanning technology, 3D printing, and studio photography to create some eye-catching images.

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Video: Little Girl Devastated After Discovering that the Photo She Deleted is Gone Forever

4-year-old Cadence may have just made the best, most adorable argument ever for backing up your files and printing your pictures in a video that had us smiling and tearing up all at the same time. Read more…

NASA Working On 3D-Printed Optics Technology, Could Eventually Make Its Way to Consumers

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Exploded view of the CubeSat-class 50-millimeter (2-inch) imaging instrument that technologist Jason Budinoff is manufacturing with 3-D-printed parts.

By the end of September, NASA engineer Jason Budinoff is hoping to finish the first imaging telescopes to be created almost completely out of 3D-printed aluminum.

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Getty Gets Into the Print Business, Will Sell Exclusive Wall Art Through Photos.com

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Getty Images caught no end of flack for allowing anyone to embed much of their archives for free, but their business plan going forward doesn’t just include sharing images for free. The company wants to make a more permanent mark on your life as well, and they’re doing it by letting you buy prints of award-winning photographs from their archive through a new service at Photos.com. Read more…

Screen Printed Posters Bring the Beautiful Branding of Analogue Film to Your Walls

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After his first successful Kickstarter, Jerome Daksiewicz is back at it again. This time around he’s working to create a neat collection of screen-printed posters based on the boxes and containers of film stocks past and present. Read more…

Startup Turns Animated GIFs Into ‘Moving’ Lenticular Prints

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Lenticular printing has been around for ages as a commercial gimmick, producing untold hordes of postcards, luggage tags and other novelties with images that seem to move when you jostle the shiny surface. (Also, the particularly hideous faux-3D cover for my 1978 high school yearbook.)

Now it’s your turn to get in the act. Gifpop, a Kickstarter-funded startup that  has reached production stage surprisingly quickly, is now selling printing services that turn any animated GIF into a super-groovy moving postcard for $12 to $15. Read more…

Boomf Makes Instagram Photos Edible by Printing Them on Marshmallows

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This might just be one of those services both the loves and haters of Instagram will like. Because while other services print your Instagram shots on magnets or postcards, Boomf prints them on… marshmallows.

So, you see, if you like Instagram you get to turn your favorite photos into edible confections, and if you don’t, you get to eat all of those pretentious selfies, food shots and cappuccino pictures you so despise. As Michael Scott would say: “win win win.” Read more…