Ever since we launched our Leica Look-alike iPhone 4/4S skin back in 2010, it has been the top seller in our store (yup, we run a small online shop to support this blog). If you’re the proud owner of a new iPhone 5, we’ve also got you covered. Today we’re launching an iPhone 5 version of the popular skin, which makes your phone look just like a Leica rangefinder camera. You can pick one up for $6 (shipping is free in the US).
Check out this photo showing the inside of a camera shop (and pharmacy) from 1910. It’s the image on a postcard that’s currently being auctioned over on eBay (with a starting bid of $100) by a seller named 2raccoons. Here’s the description:
Up for auction is this extraordinary photograph of a woman in standard Gibson dress standing at a store counter purchasing a Kodak folding camera. The store employee is wearing a jacket and bow-tie which adds charm to the photograph. It is uncertain if the woman is actually buying the Kodak camera, or if the scene here is “staged,” but $25 is about what one would have paid for the Kodak folding camera at that time, which can be seen on the cash register.
$25 for a top-of-the-line camera. Not bad. Add a couple zeros to that price and you’ll get what many DSLRs are selling for these days.
Want to wear your Instagram photographs as jewelry? Instasparkle is a maker of wearable picture frames. They make necklaces, brooches, and rings that hold tiny prints, allowing you to show them off in the real world. The rings, seen above, hold .75x.75-inch prints.
Wanting a cheap and compact way to carry, protect, and manage his SD cards, Instructables member FrankenPaper discovered that the plastic cases that come with Sunstar GUM Soft-Picks are the perfect size for holding 2 cards. To keep the cards from jostling around and to track whether they’re full or empty, he created an insert that you can print, cut, and fold yourself (download the PDF here).
SD card case [Instructables]
Today, we’re excited to introduce our new Camera Stickers: cute little stickers based on the awesome pixel illustrations of designer Billy Brown. The stickers are printed on durable and tear-proof PVC plastic. 91 stickers per sheet, and 3 sheets — 273 stickers total — cost just $5 with free shipping within the US! You can buy them over in our store.
There hasn’t been much activity in the PetaPixel Store since we launched the Leica Look-Alike skins in September 2010, but today that changes — we’re pleased to announce the new Polaroid Picture Frame and Mirror! It’s an awesome picture frame for your desk that looks just like Polaroid 600 instant film, and when there isn’t a photo inside it doubles as a mirror.
Nikon quietly launched its new Nikon USA online store today, allowing Nikonians to buy gear directly from their beloved company rather than through a third-party. Unfortunately, the awesomeness of buying straight from the camera maker is dwarfed by the not-so-awesome prices — most cameras and lenses appear to be listed at MSRP. Thus, if you’re cost-conscious (why wouldn’t you be?) you’d be better off sticking with the larger online retailers.
(via Nikon Rumors)
Good news — We’re now shipping our Photographers Rights Gray Cards to Canada and the UK. Most of the guidelines listed on the cards should apply to your country, though you should research and look up the differences if you decide to order our cards. The price is the same as for US residents, and we’re offering free shipping to Canada and the UK as well!
Grab yours over in the PetaPixel store!
We here at PetaPixel are pleased to announce the new Photographers Rights Gray Card Set, a nifty accessory that can help you remember your rights and educate others if you’re ever confronted while shooting.
In March, The Impossible Project announced that it had successfully brought Polaroid film back from the dead, releasing the new PX100 and PX600 instant films. Next up: a physical store in New York City.
The Impossible Project has just announced a new retail and exhibition space in New York City called “The Impossible Project Space”, located on the 5th floor at 425 Broadway. In addition to selling film and gear, the space will display works from “The Impossible Collection”, which is modeled after the world-famous Polaroid Collection and features work created on Impossible Project film.
There’s going be a grand opening party from 3pm-8pm on April 30th, so if you’re a Polaroid lover, it might be a fantastic way to connect with other enthusiasts.
Image credit: Photograph by The Impossible Project