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How to Create Glitched Portraits with Your Phone’s Panorama Mode

Almost every smartphone camera comes with a dedicated panorama mode nowadays. Normally, this mode is used to capture large areas in a single image. However, its true abilities are only limited by your imagination.

As YouTubers Sam and Niko show us in the above video, the feature can be used to create glitched panorama portraits that humorously warp and contort subjects.
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Famous Album Cover Portraits Come to Life in this Creative Music Video

Israeli director Vania Heymann has created a new music video that brings famous artists to life in their album cover photos. Shown above, it’s a video for the beatboxed song “Mayokero” by Israeli artist Roy Kafri. Rather than Kafri beatboxing, however, we’re treated with the wonderfully bizarre sight of the album covers making the music.
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Street-Style Caricatures Created by Liquifying Studio Portraits in Photoshop

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You know those caricatures you can have street artists draw for you for a small fee? The kind where your facial features are exaggerated to strange proportions? Well, photographer Bert McLendon creates that kind of thing for people, except he uses photos and Photoshop instead of paper and drawing utensils.
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This Single LEGO Brick is a Working Pinhole Camera that Captures Teeny Pictures

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We’ve seen and shared LEGO cameras before, but never before today have we seen a camera made from a single 2×2 stud LEGO brick. That, however, is what a Colorado State student recently managed to create. Read more…

Make a Rain Machine to Spice Up Your Portraits for $20 and Some Elbow Grease

When Benjamin Von Wong was commissioned to do a series of black and white portraits of SmugMug employees for the company’s gym, he knew he wasn’t going to be taking the easy route. But just because he was going to try to do something really cool, didn’t mean things needed to get expensive.

To spice up the sporty portraits, Von Wong decided to add water into the equation, and thanks to some help from the folks at SmugMug, they were able to make it rain for only $20.

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Nicholas Nixon and the Brown Sisters: Four Siblings Photographed Every Year for Forty Years

The Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco recently shared this interview with photographer Nicholas Nixon about his well known project The Brown Sisters.

Since 1975, Nixon has been shooting a portrait of four sisters once a year, every year. This year saw the creation of the fortieth portrait in the series.
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20 Eye-Catching Packaging and Presentation Examples for Photographers

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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…

Top 5 Film Camera and Lens Combos You Can Get for Under $1,000

There are plenty of resources out there for the best digital cameras you can get for under *insert dollar amount here*, but what if you’re looking to invest in a good old fashioned film camera?

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered — or rather, Bellamy Hunt from JapanCameraHunter has you covered — with this list of the top 5 film camera and lens combos you can get for under $1,000 USD. Read more…

Photographer Coats a Ferrari in an Explosion of Color with UV Paint and a Wind Tunnel

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It’s safe to say photographer Fabian Oefner — whose many projects have never failed impress us — has a thing for paint and physics.

Usually this means spraying, spinning and otherwise manipulating it to create colorful, abstract images against a black background. But when Ferrari asked him to capture the essence of their new California T in images, he took his signature art/science hybrid photography to new heights to get the job done. Read more…

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

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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…