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Building a 16×20 Camera with a Giant Aerial Lens and Cardboard

A few years ago I built an ultra-large-format (ULF) camera that is 24 inches by 24 inches. While it was a pretty huge camera, it was a simple build it was just two square standards, one for the front and one from the back that were connected by a big bellow.

NYTimes to Bundle 1 Million+ Google Cardboards for VR Photojournalism

The rise of virtual reality photojournalism will get a huge boost this weekend thanks to the New York Times. The newspaper's Sunday bundle for print subscribers will include a free Google Cardboard viewer for experiencing immersive photo and video content. Over 1 million units will be shipping with the paper, and another 300,000 will be sent to digital subscribers as well.

Sunset Self Portraits with Cardboard Silhouettes

"Sunset Selfies" is a project by photographer John Marshall of Frye Island, Maine, who photographers silhouettes of himself posing with creative cardboard cutouts.

"Today, I was enjoying a sunset banana down by the lake when the most amazing thing happened," Marshall writes of the photo above. "All of a sudden, this warm breeze started blowing across my neck and it smelled just like bananas too."

The Card Board: A Stop-Motion Short Made with Four Days of Photos

YouTube star Ryan Higa recently decided to parody the popularity of “hover boards” that have been flooding the consumer market. In the creative "infomercial" and stop-motion video above, he throws aside an expensive ‘FloBoard’ to find more fun with the cardboard box itself.

Watch the result of Higa and his team taking four days to craft an epic stop motion that transforms a simple piece of cardboard into a true hover board, a jetpack, and even a fighting robot. The stop motion fun begins at 2:20.

Cardboard Cities: Incredibly Detailed City Scenes Made of Cardboard

Just look at the above photo. It looks like an extremely well-lit photo of an abandoned wasteland in the middle of some old town, doesn't it? Well, while that might be what it's depicting, that isn't what it is. It's cardboard. All of it.

Titled Cardboard Cities, this collaboration between set-designer Luke Aan de Wiel and photographer Andy Rudak is sure to make some jaws hit the floor.

Cardboard Leica Replica Symbolizes Our Unhealthy Relationship with Technology

For his project "Ordinary Behavior," illustrator and product designer Kevin Lck wanted to explore the relationship between humans and the technology that is devouring our souls has become such a large part of our lives. To do so, he chose five household objects and set about creating special cardboard replicas.

One of those objects (although it doesn't exactly quality as a "household object") was a Leica M3, and his black and white rendition is impressive even before you turn it around.

Craft Idea: Turn a Cardboard Box Into a Replica of Your Camera

Marta Crass of Knoxville, Tennessee is quite handy with cardboard. She runs an Etsy shop called CisforCardboard that's dedicated to her custom cardboard art. She handcrafts signs, wall hangings, letters, and anything else you can dream up... including cameras.

What you see here is a replica of Crass' grandfather's 1960's era Nikon F SLR, created using ordinary pieces of cardboard.

Cardboard Hasselblad Medium Format Pinhole Camera to Be Sold as a Kit [Updated]

Remember that beautiful cardboard Hasselblad created by designer Kelly Angood a couple of years ago and released as a PDF template? If you'd like to build your own but don't want to go through the trouble of printing the design onto cardboard and cutting out the pieces, you'll be glad to know that Angood is working on launching a do-it-yourself kit for the camera.

An Intense Hollywood Trailer Recreated with Cardboard, an iPhone, and a DSLR

Dustin McLean of DustFilms creates extremely low-budget remakes of Hollywood trailers and movie scenes using items and equipment that you may already have lying around at home. The above is a shot-for-shot remake of the Iron Man 3 trailer that was created at home without any computer-generated visual effects added in. McLean simply used good ol' fashioned creativity to remake shots that cost Hollywood millions of dollars to create.