Posts Tagged ‘sunglasses’

Two-Minute Mind-Bending Demonstration of Perspective Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis is a technique you’ve probably seen used many times, even if you never knew what it was called. It’s the projection technique that sidewalk artists use to make it seem like their drawings are three-dimensional when viewed from a specific angle.

And if you want a perfect example of this technique in action, look no further than the video above: a commercial for Ray-Ban sunglasses… although you’d never have been able to tell if we hadn’t told you. Read more…

Ambermatic App Applies a Filter to Your Photos Using a Real Pair of Shades

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Last year we shared a clever “real world Instagram filter” concept called InstaCRT, which took submitted photos and rephotographed them on a real CRT monitor to capture a CRT look. Seeing the success of that project, Ray-Ban has decided to use the same idea in a clever bit of marketing to promote its Ambermatic sunglasses.

To show people what the world looks like through sunglasses fitted with Ambermatic lenses, the company launched an iOS camera app called Ray-Ban Ambermatic. It can apply a yellow tint to your photos using a real pair of Ambermatic glasses.
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Outside the Box: Add Sunglasses to a Water Balloon Pop Photograph

Here’s a neat idea of thinking outside the box: high-speed photographer Scott Dickson added a pair of sunglasses to an ordinary water balloon pop photograph, giving the splash some personality (and a “bowtie”).
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Photo Frame in the Shape of Sunglasses

Check out this unique picture frame by Urban Outfitters. The Sunglasses Photo Frame is a “kooky oversized sunglasses picture frame” that shows your 3.5×2.75 photos through the two lenses. The temple arms work as a stand for the frame.
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Creative Portraits of Celebrities Created Using Colored Wooden Pins

Photographer Philip Karlberg, whose “33 RPM” project we featured before, shot these images of celebrities wearing sunglasses for Plaza Magazine using carefully arranged wooden pins. Shooting 6 faces required 6 days and ~1200 pins. Can you recognize all of the celebrities?
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Photo of a Reflection of a Reflection of the Photographer Taking the Photo

You’ve probably photographed your own reflection in sunglasses before, but have you ever captured a reflection of yourself shooting the photograph in the same shot? Reddit user Jon Little shot this trippy Inception-esque photo at the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago.

(via Reddit via Neatorama)


Image credit: Photograph by Jon Little and used with permission

Photo Protective Sunglasses Censors Your Face When Out in Public

Urban Outfitters is selling these Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses that make you look like you’re walking around with your face censored — perfect for those who are paranoid of having their photographs taken without their permission. A pair of “face-blocking shades” costs $12.

Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses (via Laughing Squid)