Posts Tagged ‘random’

Chickens Have Image Stabilized Heads

Man-made technologies are often inspired by things found in nature, right? Well, the big camera corps could learn a thing or two about in-body image-stabilization/vibration-reduction from chickens.

(via Reddit)

How to Make a Super Ghetto Fake Leica

Instructables member willferrari599 recently posted a funny tutorial on how to turn a cheap $20 disposable camera into a ridiculously ghetto looking fake Leica. It’d be sad if you took this tutorial seriously, but a camera like this might make a hilarious present for a photography-loving friend!

How to Leica-ify a $20 camera

Steel Ball and Sand in Slow Motion

Another entry for our list of “random things made awesome by slow motion”: here’s a video of a steel ball being dropped into fine sand heated to about 500° C, at which point it takes on strange liquid properties. Be sure to also check out the water drop at 2000 fps video we posted in the beginning of the year if you haven’t seen it.

35mm Camera Disguised as a Juice Box

Photojojo is selling this nifty Juice Box Camera, a 35mm camera that looks like a box of apple juice. The shutter is triggered by — you guessed it — the straw!
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Penchan Camera Packs 5.5 Terapixels

Wow, who knew this little toy camera by Penchan would beat all the big camera corps in being the first to offer terapixel photos?… Now all you need is a terapixel petabyte memory card.


Image credits: 5.5 Terapixel Penchan Camera by Jim O’Connell

Spy T-Shirt with a Built-In Spy Camera

ThinkGeek is selling a spy-themed T-shirt with a twist — the camera being used by the spy in the design is actually a working camera. The Electric Spy Camera Shirt shoots 640 x 480 images (storing about 150) with a remote you can use while having it tucked away in your pocket. It costs $40 from the ThinkGeek store.

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

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.

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Convert Your Pancakes to Colorful RYB

After a long night of working in CMYK, you’re ready for a change, so what do you do? Bust out some food coloring and convert some brownscale pancakes to RGB RYB, of course!

These colorful pancakes were created by The Pancake Project. Despite looking like foam rubber, the pancakes weren’t affected taste-wise by the heavy doses of food coloring.

(via Laughing Squid)


Image credit: Photograph by The Pancake Project

Geeky Aperture Clock Widget for Photogs with Android Phones

Apparently inspired by the f-stop watch we posted on recently, theres a new widget for Android phones that puts an aperture clock on your home screen. Unlike the wrist watch, the widget actually adjusts the “aperture” depending on what time it is, though it refreshes every half hour to save battery life. The bad news is that this dash of geekery comes at a price — the app costs $1.05 over at AppBrain. Someone make a free version please.

Aperture Clock Widget (via Photography Bay)

Happy Meal Photographed Weekly Shows No Change After Half Year

New York City photographer Sally Davies purchased a McDonalds Happy Meal on April 10th of this year and left it out uncovered on her coffee table to prove wrong a friend who said it would rot after only a few days. After about two weeks of photographing the food, Davies realized that absolutely nothing was happening, so she began taking pictures once a week. After 180 days Davies shot the 27th photograph, with the meal looking almost identical to when she first bought it. The 1st and 27th photograph taken half a year apart are shown above.

Thanks to Davies, we now know that if your project involves making a time-lapse of food decomposing, you probably don’t want to go with McDonalds. You can also stock up on Happy Meals if you’re wary of a zombie apocalypse.

Check out the entire project on this Flickr set.

(via PopPhoto)


Image credits: Photographs by Sally Davies and used with permission

Steve Jobs the Wedding Photographer

It’s Friday, so let’s kick back – here’s a dose of completely-useless-but-kinda-interesting trivia: Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has done wedding photography. Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison is good friends with Jobs, and when Ellison married novelist Melanie Craft in 2003, Jobs was the official wedding photographer. The other photographer was Ellison’s son David.

It’d be interesting to see the resulting photographs.


Image credit: Steve Jobs Keynote by acaben and Larry Elllison on stage by Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2009