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Flipping Photographs Upside Down Turns Ordinary Portraits into Strange Alien Faces

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Self-help author Wayne Dyer once wrote that, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Photographer Anelia Loubser of Cape Town, South Africa used this quote as the basis for her project titled “Alienation.

The series consists of contrasty portraits that have been flipped upside down, turning the ordinary faces into strange, alien mugs.
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Light Paint the Proton Streams from ‘Ghostbusters’ Using an LED and a String

We’ve featured the incredible visual effects work of Joey Shanks of Shanks FX before when he created homemade holograms . And today we’re back with yet another piece that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1984 film Ghostbusters: remaking the iconic proton streams using a clever light-painting technique.
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How to Make a Beard-Growing Time-lapse

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I recently made a timelapse of my friend shaving off his beard and walking backwards through a beautiful riverbed in Yosemite. When I flipped it around, he’s walking forwards through Yosemite and growing a beard. Here’s how I made it.
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Dutch Girl Fakes a 5-Week Vacation to South East Asia by Posting Phoney Photos to Facebook

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Dutch graphic design student Zilla van den Born recently conducted an interesting experiment on the power of phoney and misleading photos on social media. For five weeks, Zilla tricked her family and Facebook friends into thinking that she was on a long and exciting vacation through South East Asia. In reality, she never even set foot outside of her home city of Amsterdam.
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Robert Frank Will Have Exhibition Prints Torn to Shreds After Pop-Up Show in Halifax

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We’re not sure what it is about destroying one’s own work, but it seems Robert Frank, the photographer behind the iconic photobook The Americans, will be jumping on board with this trend following a pop-up exhibition at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifa, Nova Scotia. Read more…

DIY: An Automated, Motorized Camera Dolly Made Out of LEGO and an Arduino

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In the past, we’ve shared a few different ways to make a DIY dolly, but today’s version is a bit more… childish than those. That’s because this automated and motorized dolly is made, not out of parts you’d find at a hardware store, but a toy store. It’s a dolly made of LEGO. Read more…

Citizen Photojournalism Game Shows That Framing Shots Differently Changes the Story

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More so than ever before, it’s regular citizens with camera phones who are breaking the news… or in some cases shaping the news. And it’s this topic, hot on the heels of the protests in Ferguson, MO, that developer Nicky Case decided to tackle in a powerfully simple game. Read more…

Photographer Couple Captures Their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Tintype

When photographer Mark Dawson and his girlfriend photographer Kari Wehrs were challenged to the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, they decided to go old-school. In addition to donating — that is, after all, the real point of all this — they set up an old tintype camera and captured the entire thing 1850s style. Read more…

Metagramme: A Surprisingly Fun Web App that Averages Out Your Last 32 Instagram Pics

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It turns out the average Instagram image looks a bit like a dirty piece of cloth, and we arrived at this Earth-shaking conclusion courtesy of a surprisingly addictive web app called Metagramme. Read more…

Ubersnap Photo Sharing Platform Lets You Combine Music and Photography in Melodic Matrimony

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Whether or not you’re conscious of it when watching a movie, the sounds and soundtrack play as significant of a role as the actual imagery. Sadly, none of the standard photo sharing options allow us still photographers the luxury of framing our visual message with melody… until now.

A fairly new and interesting platform called Ubersnap is looking to change this music-less status quo. Read more…