Posts Tagged ‘random’

This is What Happens When You Ask the Internet to Help Edit Your Vacation Photo

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Be careful when asking the Internet to Photoshop a photo for you. The results may be unexpected and you could find yourself turned into the latest Internet meme. A Dutch food blogger named Sid Frisjes found that out recently after one of his vacation snapshots took off online.
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Your Camera Lens Can Double as a Lighter in a Pinch

If you’re out shooting on a sunny day and suddenly find that you need to start a fire, your lens may be able to do the trick. The video above shows how a photographer named Mohammad recently used his Carl Zeiss 45mm f/2 lens to light his cigarette while out hiking with friends. You could also use this handy little trick to light a fire if you’re out camping — as long as you have some direct sunlight to focus to a point.

Portraits of Random Strangers Dressed Up in Strange Haute Couture Outfits

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Photographer Tom Johnson recently partnered up with stylist Phoebe Haines for a project titled The Thirty Three. The team roamed the streets of London for five days, asking thirty three random strangers to put on haute couture (i.e. “high fashion”) clothing and pose for portraits.
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Pictures Snapped at Exactly the Same Moment as Google Maps Shots

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Desislav Iliev was out walking his girlfriend’s dogs in Chicago when he noticed a Google Street View camera car driving by in front of him. Pulling out his smartphone, he snapped the above photograph of his dogs staring at the car.
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Minecraft Founder ‘Notch’ is Likely the New Owner of That $1 Million Giant Leica Sculpture

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Here’s a super random piece of photographic trivia: that $1 million giant Leica sculpture in Los Angeles is likely now in the possession of Minecraft founder Markus Persson (AKA “Notch”).
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Asking Random People to Tell the Story Behind the Last Photo on Their Phone

San Francisco-based interactive artist and freelance creative Ivan Cash recently had a neat idea: go out on the streets of San Francisco and ask random people to share the story behind the most recent photo on their phone (note: there is one racy photo and a few curse words dropped by some of the interviewees). Read more…

PhotoYOLO: Receive One Photo Per Day from ‘a Friend You Just Haven’t Met Yet’

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Where popular culture is concerned, YOLO might be the new Carpe Diem. The acronym, which stands for “you only live once,” has become increasingly popular over the past several years after its first known mention in the NBC reality show The Average Joe back in 2004. Now, almost 10 years later, it’s broken into the photography industry with the new site PhotoYOLO. Read more…

A Shutter Sound Symphony Created with $30,000 in Nikon DSLR Gear

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong was taking a tour of Nikon Professional Services facilities recently when he had an idea: with so much Nikon gear around, why not try making music with the cameras? After all, it’s not often that you have tens of thousands of dollars in gear at your disposal to create something fun. The video above is what resulted.
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Rando: The Antisocial Photo-Sharing App

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Photo-sharing apps run the gamut between the hyper-social (ala Instagram: like, comment and share to your heart’s content) and the secretive (ala Snapchat: this photo will self-destruct in 3 … 2 … ). Ustwo’s new app Rando falls somewhere in that latter category, because while you can share photos with Rando, you have no idea who you’re sharing them with, or who is sharing them with you — and forget about likes, comments and favorites. Read more…

Big Bang: Abstract Photograms Created by Exposing Photo Paper to Fireworks

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What kind of imagery results when you mix photo paper and fireworks? That’s a question photographic artist Ross Sonnenberg has been exploring for the past few years. He creates one-of-a-kind camera-less photograms that look like abstract images of galaxies, but are actually random and colorful patterns created by the light of firecrackers.
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