Finds

 

Beauty Retouching from the Early 1900s: A Portrait of Actress Joan Crawford That’s ‘Photoshopped’

beforeafter

Want to see an early example of beauty retouching in photography? Here’s one. The side-by-side images above from the early 1930s show what a glamour portrait looked like before and after manual ‘Photoshopping.’
Read more…

20 Eye-Catching Packaging and Presentation Examples for Photographers

packaging1

There are a few ways to deliver images to your clients: on a DVD, on a flash-drive, or through a custom online gallery. The first two ways are the most interesting to me, since they let you creatively wrap up the contents with your logo, add custom-made photo albums, “thank you” cards and a lot of other nice things that will leave a positive impression with the client. This shows that you care about your clients as well as your reputation.

If you’re looking for a good way to deliver your photos to the clients, in today’s showcase I bring together 20 fantastic packaging and presentation ideas for you. Read more…

This Bizarre Jacket is Covered with Cameras to Repel and Photograph Attackers

ssbkyh_aposematic_jacket_03

The “Aposematic Jacket” is not your average piece of men’s apparel. For one thing, it’s covered with camera lenses, front and back. The garment is designed to protect you on the streets by repelling would-be attackers and helping you photograph them if they get too close for comfort.
Read more…

Special Printer Brings SnapChat Into the Real World, Spits Out Prints that Burst Into Flames

selfdestruct1

If Instagram is the digital version of Polaroid, then SnapChat is the digital version of those Mission Impossible messages that would self-destruct after you listened to them. Of course, one of those only exists in the movies… or we should say ‘existed.’

Thanks to artist Diego Trujillo Pisanty and his project This Tape Will Self-Destruct, there is not a real-world printer that creates self-destructing photos ala. SnapChat. Read more…

Watch This Camera Drone’s ‘Return to Home’ Feature Slam it Right Into a Cliff

One of the most useful features built into the DJI drones is something called ‘Return to Home.’ If the drone gets out of range of your controller, instead of dropping out of the sky, it automatically uses GPS data to zoom back to the launch point.

Cool right? Only one problem… what if there’s a massive cliff face in the way? Well, in that case, the video above happens. Read more…

Through the Ground Glass: An Ode to the Large Format Photographer

If you’re in the mood to pine for your own large format camera, the great outdoors, landscape photography, and the darkroom, this beautifully shot ode to the large format photographer is right up your alley.

It’s called Through the Ground Glass, and though it does feature a bit of language (consider yourself warned), it’s a visually engaging ode to what some might call a lost art. Read more…

Star Wars-Like Drone Racing Might Be the Craziest Way to Use Your New Camera Copter

droneracing1

A group of drone pilots in France have found a very different use for their custom-built camera drones than your typical, beautiful or incredible aerial images of a landscape. Cameras rolling, they instead race their flying machines through an expertly laid out forest track… Star Wars style. Read more…

Interactive and Predictive Fall Foliage Map Will Help You Find the Perfect Fall Colors

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 1.18.27 PM

If you’re looking to capture the perfect Fall colors this season, we’ve found a fantastic resource for you. It’s called the 2014 Fall Foliage Map, and it’s an interactive and predictive map that will help you find the perfect Fall foliage location no matter when you decide to go on your trip. Read more…

Tyler Shields Blows Up a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow… In the Name of Art

Tyler Shields is back at it again, destroying expensive stuff for shock value… we mean art… actually we’re not certain what we mean. In the past, he fed a $100k Hermes handbag to an alligator. This time he’s photographing the explosive destruction a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

Read more…

Photographer Finds Massive De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 Lens, Manages to Use it with His D610

105mm_1

There are perks to doing your PhD on optical studies of the aurora, and among them is that you might just stumble across a very exotic lens like the De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 in the cabinets of the research group you’re working with.

That’s what happen to photographer Jason Ahrns, and although they wouldn’t let him buy the lens, he was allowed to take it home on an extended loan and try to put this monster through its paces. Read more…