Now here’s a cool crafty project for a rainy weekend: FlipbooKit Moto! The laser cut kit can be assembled with simple hand tools (you’ll just need a screwdriver) and will take you under an hour to complete. No soldering or Engineering degrees required.
Love this so much. Totally want to make one with photos of my kids.
These Head over Heels photographs by Patrice Letarnec made me smile.
My studiomates of Like Knows Like just launched another mini documentary featuring Amanda Jasnowski, known as @hokaytokay on Instagram. Wonderful.
The Fox is Black blogged about these stunning, subtle looping video portraits by Yves Lemoigne. Is it photography? Is it video? It’s beautiful!
Flower artist Azuma Makoto is the force behind the beautifully absurd ‘Leaf Man’ series.
(Also, notice, you can now embedd Instagram photos and videos!)
Now here’s a useful online resource: Fotor allows you to easily edit your photos online; ranging from basic cropping to HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing. Impressive!
The Impossible Instant Lab transforms any digital image into a real, unique analog instant photo via your iPhone or iPod touch. Simply select any photo from your iPhone, place it on the Instant Lab and within seconds it ejects your analog photo, ready to develop in front of your eyes.
I saw this image and thought: That woman is me. That big giant ball of hay, my inbox.
Shuts down computer and goes to bed. Good night.
Wow! Astronauts Irwin and Bull modeling the Apollo IVA (Intravehicular Activity) and (EVA) Extravehicular Activity spacesuits. I am grateful I have no dress code at the office.
This print of Apollo 1 Astronauts Working by the Pool made me smile. It shows them practicing water egress procedures in a swimming pool at Ellington Air Force Base (EAFB), Houston, Texas. Astronaut Edward H. White II rides life raft in the foreground. Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee sits in hatch of the boilerplate model of the spacecraft. Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, third member of the crew, waits inside the spacecraft. June, 1966.
I totally want one of these prints for our studio! Available over on PrintCollection.
Filter Fakers is a collection of Instagram photos tagged #nofilter, revealing what filter they did in fact use. Makes me think a lot of people don’t know what #nofilter means.
I keep coming back to Stefan Falke’s iPhone NYC series, which he’ll be showing at Galleria La Tentacion in Tijuana, Mexico this September.
Phones don’t have the most sophisticated exposure controls, that’s where the Pocket Reflector comes in handy. Hold it opposite your main light source to bounce light back onto your subject. The white side reflects soft natural light. The silver side bounces back bright concentrated light. No batteries, harsh flashes or fancy pants required.
Also, the last line on the product description made me giggle: What if we told you we know a guy in New York with 7 pet camels? Then, we’d be lying to you, and we’d never do that.
Dale Irby, a retired physical education teacher from Dallas, Texas wore the same outfit in every yearbook photo for forty years. Check out the full slideshow over on news.com.au.
Stories like this one make me happy. So happy.
A hommage to the old analog photo days: Vintage Film Canisters Print by Peter Hamilton.
Take your analogue DIY experience to the extreme and build your own 35mm plastic SLR camera with the Konstruktor set by Lomography.
The Lomography Film Scanner affordably scans 35mm film and slides right to your smartphone. It adjusts to fit any phone. Smart, says the woman hat has a stack of negatives in her closet.
Has anyone of you tried this yet?
Consider me intrigued by the bioscope, a project by Jon Stam & Simon de Bakker. It was inspired by an early movie projector of the same name and is a medium to experience memories in relative time. By rotating the handle, the digital (or digitized home) movie is animated frame by frame, forward or in reverse, relative to the speed and direction that is used to turn the dial.
My seven year old is getting more and more interested in photography. This Pick Digicam might be a fun little camera for her to use on the go. Simply plug it into your USB port to charge or download images. Requires a Micro SD card which will give you hundreds of images on one charge. No batteries needed, works with both Mac and Windows!
The Visual Compendium of Cameras is a meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history. A beauty.
The Crankerator lets you charge you iPod/iPhone/iPad on the go, when you’re far away from any outlets. It includes a micro USB cable so you can charge it up, via your computer or wall socket, before you hit the road! Brilliant!
In this blog post photographer Robert Thomas explains how blend modes work in Photoshop. He shows how to manipulate blend layers through keyboard shortcuts, as well explains the actual mathematical operations that drives each mode.