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Shitty Rigs: A Site Dedicated to the Crappy Rigs Filmmakers MacGyver Together

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You might have found yourself in this situation before: you’re in the middle of a photo shoot and you find that you badly need to set up a shot or lighting that is, in fact, impossible to do ‘professionally’ given the gear you have on hand.

So what do you do? You go all MacGyver of course! You put together an off-the-top-of-your-head DIY fix that gets the job done (even if it doesn’t look all that good doing it). The Tumblr blog Shitty Rigs is dedicated to showing off those brilliant, if a bit silly, creations. Read more…

Yahoo! Introduces New Flickr Photo Books Service, Keeps Flickr Renaissance Going

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Just in time for the Holidays, Yahoo! is introducing a new service for printing custom photo books through Flickr, touting automatic features and a “clean, stunning design” that the company hopes will encourage Flickr users to take advantage of the new feature instead of going elsewhere for their photo book needs. Read more…

Google Rushing to Replace Maps Satellite Image Showing Murdered Teen

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Google has agreed to replace a Google Maps satellite image of a Richmond, California railroad yard that may show the body of a murdered teenager. Read more…

Instagrammers Boosting Aid for Typhoon Victims With ‘Unselfies’

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Instagram may be home to a wealth of aesthetic and legal offenses, but it can also be a tool for promoting our better instincts, as a recent movement involving relief for victims of typhoon Haiyan attests to. Read more…

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

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The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with Instagram to dispel the thought that filters and a square crop often somehow “improve” a photo.

The website Histagrams is similar, only it takes it a step further and lends a comedic edge to the whole experiment. Site creators Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen imagine how historically significant moments might have been shared if the people behind them had had Instagram at their disposal. Read more…

Popular Instagram-Related App Scammed 100,000+ Users Out of Their Passwords

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A popular iOS and Android app that promised to generate torrents of Instagram likes and followers for its users also swiped thousands of passwords for the service, and is now being called a massive scam. Read more…

external Facebook Locking Out Users Affected by the Adobe Hack —Krebs on Security

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It looks like users affected by the Adobe hack who use the same email/password combo to access their Adobe account as they do their Facebook account are being locked out by Facebook as a security measure.

According to Krebs on Security, affected FB users are being greeted by the message above and asked to change their password as well as answer a few security questions before being allowed back onto their accounts.

 
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Give It 100: Create a 100-Day Video Time-Lapse of the Journey Towards Your Goals

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Back in July, we shared a viral “Dance-Lapse” video put together by former Microsoft exec Karen Cheng that showed the amazing progress she made learning to dance in one year.

Since that video came out, she’s received countless requests to help others create similar video time-lapses of their own journey towards personal goals. And so she decided to start a website dedicated to that very thing. Read more…

Soundcloud Partners Up with Instagram to Turn Filtered Photos Into Album Covers

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If you’re Maroon 5 or the like, you get to commission photo shoots for your album covers and boost Terry Richardson’s bankroll.

Smaller-scale musicians need to DIY it, however, and now music-sharing service SoundCloud has made it easy by partnering with Instagram.
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Google+ Update Includes Lots of Photo Enhancements

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No doubt feeling pressure from certain other social media sites raking in the dough, Google announced Wednesday a slew of new features for Google+ intended to enhance the way users share, organize and tweak photos.
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