Posts Tagged ‘project’

How I Built a Lightbox for $0

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I’m 39 weeks into a 52 week project. Every week I go to this Art Prompt Generator for a random prompt and then spend a week taking a photo to match the prompt. This week was “Candy”. I wasn’t getting great results taking pictures of candy on plates, counters or other mundane surfaces so I thought I’d try a lightbox. Read more…

‘Project: Emoji’ Brings Emojis Into the Real World Through Clever Photography and Photoshopping

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This summer, photographer Joshua Chang started a humorous little series that brings emojis IRL (into real life) through composited and Photoshopped photographs. It’s appropriately titled Project: Emoji and although he never meant for it to be a portfolio project, the positive feedback he immediately received from it was enough to convince him otherwise.

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DIY: A Cheap and Effective Rig for Digitizing Negatives Using a Smartphone

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to digitize your old slides and negatives, this tutorial is just for you. Created by Instructables user barkergk, this clever DIY setup uses minimal supplies, but leaves you with some impressive results.

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DIY: How to Turn Your Canon T2i Into a Full-Fledged Infrared Camera

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“Until the 20th century, ‘reality’ was everything humans could touch, smell, see and hear. Since the initial publication of the chartered electromagnetic spectrum… humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see and hear is less than one millionth of reality.” Read more…

This Guy’s ‘Selfie a Day’ Project Spans 8 Years and is a Creative Stop Motion Video

“One selfie per day” projects require a great deal of commitment but aren’t exactly novel these days — everyone and their mother seems to have hopped onboard the bandwagon after Noah Kalina’s everyday project went viral.

Still, there are still the select few that stand out from among the rest. One of them is the video above, which shows 8 years of a young man’s life in continuous stop-motion.
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BTS: Viral REFLECT Portraits of Convicts Turned Into Creative Promotional Mailers

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It wasn’t long ago that we shared Trent Bell‘s viral photo series REFLECT with you. But while the photo series itself was an inspiring and beautiful collection of work that made its mark online, it actually started its life as an idea for a creative promotional mailer. Read more…

Yale Project Makes 170,000 Depression-Era Photos Searchable with Interactive Database

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Dorothea Lange’s iconic Migrant Mother, pictured above, is just one of the roughly 170,000 photographs taken between 1935 and 1945 for a project commissioned by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).

All of those photos are currently being stored in the Library of Congress, but a dedicated team from Yale University is looking to revitalize this invaluable collection of photographs by organizing them, pairing them up, and explaining how these images and photographers came together to create the most comprehensive looks at America following the Great Depression and into the early years of WWII. Read more…

Location-Based Light Painting Project Creatively Visualizes Every Photo Taken in a Particular Spot

A clever new project called Location-Based Light Painting is putting a new spin on visualizing the number and specific location of photos taken in any particular spot.

Using a custom-built iPhone app, a speedlight, long exposure photography and geolocation data readily available online, the project literally ‘paints’ each location into a separate photo to create haunting orb-covered landscapes. Read more…

Video: Build Your Own Diffusion Panel for Only $30

One of the most versatile tools any photographer can have in their arsenal is a diffusion panel. It can be used in both natural and artificial light and for artificial light it works equally as well in both continuous and strobe lighting. However, if you’re going online to look for a diffusion panel, they’re often a bit expensive for what is essentially a white sheet spread over a frame.

So, to help you cut costs without cutting quality, Tony Roslund has put together a convenient little DIY tutorial that details how to make a rather large diffusion panel for only $30.

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NASA is Asking You to Help Them Sort Through Over 1.8 Million Photos from Its Archives

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NASA needs our help. Unfortunately it doesn’t involve leaving the Earth’s atmosphere or otherwise experiencing space as astronauts do. It does however involve hundreds of thousands of photographs astronauts have taken while circumnavigating the Earth.

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