Ideas

 

This is the Hypnotic Result of Duct Taping a GoPro to a Car Tire

The title sort of says it all doesn’t it? The cool, slightly nauseating video above is the result of a fun little experiment: what would happen if you duct tape a GoPro to your car tire and go for a drive. And we do mean duct tape. Video creator Ryan Fox didn’t use any kind of special mount… just some tape and a prayer.

It’s a simple idea with captivating, hypnotic results that will either give you flashbacks to speedracer, make you feel like you’re traveling through time, or make you nauseous… the way we see it, two out of three ain’t bad.

This is What Happens When You Close the Drapes on Your At-Home Camera Obscura

Photographer Daniel Tellman is an experimenter, and his ideas often lead to beautiful results. After turning his daughter’s room into a giant camera obscura, he decided to have some fun by closing the drapes and turning them into a makeshift projector screen.

He then set up a camera in front of the drapes to capture images of the world outside passing by over the course of a day. The time-lapse video above is a gorgeous compilation of those images.
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Photographer Turns Her Spam Emails into Imagined Portraits of the Imaginary Senders

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What do you do when you get spam emails from imaginary people that try to separate you from your hard-earned money? If the email is lucky enough to get past spam filters, it’s usually immediately recognized and deleted by the recipient.

If it ends up in the inbox of photographer Christina De Middel, however, it gets turned into a photograph. For her project Poly-Spam, De Middel took her spam, carefully noted the details within, and created fictitious portraits of the imaginary senders.
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Student and Photo Enthusiast Takes His Own Grad Photo, Blows Away the Standard Grad Shot

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For going on four years now, casual photographer and shop teacher Aaron Cyr‘s mom has been bugging him for a graduation photo. By this year, he was already two degrees in and about to get his third, but he just couldn’t make himself pony up for the standard, banal grad photos he saw his peers getting.

Still, you can only tell your supportive mom ‘no’ so many times, and so this year he delivered… on his own terms. Read more…

Forget Clouds: Man Photographs Cheetos That Look Like Things

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Have you ever looked up and noticed that a particular cloud looks like a face, a dog, a ship, or some other object? It’s a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia, where the human brain takes randomness and tries to turn it into something significant and known.

Andy Huot’s project Cheese Curl Art revolves around pareidolia, but instead of spotting things in clouds, Huot photographs Cheetos. Recognize the Cheeto above? The photographer captioned it, “Sasquatch.”
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Photographer Looks to Retrace the Footsteps of Robert Frank in ‘The Americans’

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Similar in nature to the tribute Peter Essick paid to Ansel Adams, photographer Trenton Moore is on a mission to quite literally retrace the footsteps of famed photographer Robert Frank.

In his project titled Retracing America: A Photo Roadtrip, Essick hopes to visit the exact same locations Frank did for his iconic 1957 photo book The Americans.
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This Selfie Toaster Can Burn Your Portrait Onto Your Morning Toast

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Want further evidence of how far the concept of a “selfie” has spread in our culture? Look no further than this wacky Selfie Toaster by the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. Simply provide your favorite shot of your beautiful face, and the company will send you a toaster that can burn your likeness into toast for your morning meal.
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Creative Collaboration Yields Impressive Body-Painted Ultraviolet Fashion Portraits

Have you ever come across an artist’s work and thought, “Wow, I would love to work with them!” Well, that is exactly what went through Benjamin Von Wong’s mind after seeing Michael Rosner’s work.

Fast forward two years and Von Wong finally got his wish, creating some beautiful and inspiring untraviolet photographs in the process. Read more…

10 Summer Photography Tips to Get You Creative in the Warmer Months

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Despite the early sunrises, late sunsets and harsh daytime sunlight of summer it’s still one of our favorite times for photography. Being outside with your camera in the warmer months just feels so good.

If you’re struggling to come up with creative ideas during summer, however, we’ve got a few tips that might help. Read more…

external Using the iPhone or iPod touch to introduce photography to children —TUAW

If you’re like me, you may have an older iPhone or iPod touch kicking around your desk drawer. Instead of letting that hardware sit unused, put the device into the hands of your children and use it to teach them the basics of photography.

 
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