Posts Tagged ‘strange’

Photos of Skunk Owners Showing Off Their Quirky Choice of Pet at Skunk Fest

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Behold the work of South Carolina-based photographer Vincent J Musi and one of the most unusual photo sets you’re likely to run across today. As part of an April cover story for National Geographic on “exotic” pet owners, Musi went out and photographed the owners of an animal most of us wouldn’t dare bringing into our homes: skunks. Read more…

Why Does Canon’s New Industrial Camera Feature a Nikon F Mount?

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At first blush, the news that Canon just released an industrial camera that features a Nikon F mount might confuse you a bit. But once you dig a bit deeper than the surface-level of the announcement, it starts to make more sense. Read more…

Calvin Klein Cologne Can Help You Snap Photos of Jaguars in the Wild

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If you’re a scientist looking to snap photographs of jaguars in the wild, how do you go about luring them to your camera? You might be thinking that you’ll need to bring along some kind of meat, but there’s a tool that’ll fit much more neatly in your camera bag: cologne.

That’s right: field biologists have discovered that scents designed to please human noses are actually quite effective at bringing the big cats into an area for a photo shoot.
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Using Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill as an Invisibility Cloak in Car Commercials

Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill can do some pretty strange things to photographs when it doesn’t generate the desired result, but have you ever seen the bizarre things it can do when applied to video? The video above is one example.
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Frog Photobombs NASA Launch Photo

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Check out this photograph NASA captured recently during the launch of its LADEE spacecraft. Notice anything unusual? If you’re thinking that the strange dark spot seen in the middle of the smoke plume looks familiar, you’re right — that’s a frog.
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Quirky Self-Portraits of Photographer Alex Wein Doing Headstands Across the World

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If you’re going to do self-portraits, it might not be a bad idea to take a leaf out of photographer Alex Wein‘s book and get creative. Started during a cross-country roadtrip back in 2011, Wein’s series Headstands puts a quirky twist on your standard “here’s me at the *insert famous landmark here*” photo by quite literally turning it on its head. Read more…

10 Quirky Camera Designs from Digital Photography’s Past

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Camera makers narrowed the point-and-shoot market down to a couple of basic designs some years ago, and ever since it’s been one variation after another on slim-and-silver or megazoom brawn. But oh, back in the day…

There was room for experimentation, as shown by these inventive camera designs that turned heads at the time but never quite became industry reference points.
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Presenting… Baby Bangs

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As baby photographers will tell you, there are a lot of props out there on the market for photographing infants. And, as is the nature of portrait photography, many of these props have a life cycle of a couple years and then, it’s on to the next Big Thing. Or, since it’s babies, Little Thing.
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Lifestyle Photos Featuring Wookiees

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Portland, Oregon-based photographer and art director Mako Miyamoto has an ongoing project that consists of lifestyle photographs… of Wookiees. The photographs have scenes and aesthetics you might see in some kind of clothing catalog or marketing campaign, except all of the models are sporting giant furry Chewbacca faces.
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Silvia Grav’s Strange and Surreal Black & White Photo Manipulations

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Madrid-based photographer Silvia Grav‘s work is best described as “surreal.” Paired with poetic captions that Google Translate simply doesn’t do justice to, each black-and-white photo manipulation holds a deep artistic meaning. Read more…