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Abstract Long Exposure Photos of Sneakers Look Like Colorful, Glowing Vinyl

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It’s a frisbee! It’s an LP! It’s a… Nike sneaker!? Photographer Joost van Brug‘s abstract photos of 24 iconic Nike sneakers are unlike any shoe photographs we’ve seen before, mostly because you can’t really tell they’re photos of shoes.

Instead of taking regular images of the shoes suspended in midair or being worn by some athlete, he decided to take long exposures of the shoes being spun around. Read more…

The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone into an Instant Camera… and Then Some

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Instant photography is making a big comeback lately. As both the success of The Impossible Project and the popularity of Fuji’s most recent Instax models can attest to, people want to hold prints in their hand, and if they can do it as soon as they take the picture, all the better.

Prynt is a product that is planning to ride this popularity wave at its peak by combining instant printing with mobile photography in an extremely convenient fashion: by creating a photo printing case for your phone. Read more…

Photo Idea: Ever Tried Shooting a Star Trail from Inside an Airplane at 37,000ft?

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Here’s an interesting idea for the next time you find yourself stuck on a long, overnight flight. If you don’t have the opportunity to capture the Aurora Borealis, try to capture star trails instead. Read more…

Heartwarming Project Uses Lifelogging Cameras to Capture the Bond Between Mothers and their Babies

You wouldn’t expect lifelogging cameras to be the source of tear-jerking footage, but the folks at Huggies Korea recently launched a heartwarming project that’ll get you, as they say, right in the feels. Read more…

Skyfire Predicts and Maps Out Where the Best Golden Hour Light Will Be a Day in Advance

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When you’re looking to get out and grab some landscape or sunset photography, getting the perfect light is usually a game of chance, but a new web app called Skyfire is looking to change that. By using a proprietary algorithm, Skyfire creates a heat map of light quality, ranked on a scale of 1 to 5, across the United States so you can find the perfect spot and plan your trip ahead of time.

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The Puzlook Case Attaches a Sliding Tile Puzzle of 5 Lenses Onto Your iPhone

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This is… interesting. Attachable iPhone lenses and even lens-carousels are nothing new, but the puzlook case is a bit different. Unlike most of the options we’ve seen, the puzlook manages to pack 5 lenses onto your iPhone 5 or 5s using something like a sliding tile puzzle game as a mechanism. Read more…

Product Photography with the Light Blaster, a $3,450 Cheaper Alternative to Broncolor’s Optical Spot

We introduced you to the Light Blaster when it first came out in July of last year. A neat light modifier, it allowed you to use a lens and flash to project all sorts of patterns, slides and other non-digital backgrounds (or foregrounds) into your images.

The creative possibilities are pretty vast, but if you want to see what happens when a professional studio photographer gets his hands on it and starts experimenting, Alex Koloskov of Photigy is more than happy to oblige. Read more…

Fun Weekend Project: How to Make a DIY Pop-Up Print

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If you’re looking to make a DIY gift or keepsake, the folks at Photojojo have come up with a great project for you. It’s a clever pop-up photo print that can be packed (and shipped) flat, then opened up to create a 3D version of the photograph of your choosing.

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Midden City: Photographs ‘Printed’ Directly Onto Abandoned Concrete Slabs

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More often than not, photographs are displayed on high-quality photographic paper, but that hasn’t stopped people from experimenting with dramatically different mediums that, just maybe, serve a symbolic purpose as well as a functional one.

This in mind, photographer Simon Pyle decided to go out on a limb and transfer the images of his series Midden City onto one of the most unlikely of materials: concrete. Read more…

external Turn Virtually Any Logo Into A Photo Booth Catch Light With This Modifier —Fstoppers

I think we can all agree that catch lights in the eyes of our subjects can enhance a photo tremendously. Each modifier we pick renders a different reflection in the eyes of our subject and can give the image a completely different feel. I recently discovered a way to build virtually any shape modifier that can be used in a mobile photo booth or permanent installment in your studio. And it’s amazing!

 
Nov 06, 2014 · Permalink · Comment