YES! That’s all I could think when I discovered Sebastian Schramm’s Cyan Print. What would life be without a little absurdity every now and then?
The Memento Works’ mission is to photograph and celebrate objects each of us have collected over time. Be it your father’s watch, your child’s favorite toy, your grandmother’s passport, the toy car you loved as a kid. The folks behind Memento Works photograph your treasures and return them to you along with a stunning framed or mounted print (or just a print should you want to present it another way yourself). If you don’t have any mementos you are ready to have photographed, you can buy prints from their image library.
Memento Works is a fantastic idea!
Plywerk perfected an easy, elegant, and eco-conscious way to exhibit artwork and photos without the clunky and expensive frame, glass and mat. They print, mount and ship the Plywerk right to your door. How? 1) upload your image 2) select finishing options 3) wait for your handmade Plywerk to be delivered into your loving arms.
(thank you Garrett)
I have always wanted to take time-lapse videos and always find a reason not to do it. No more excuses! Meet the Time-Lapse Camera: here to solve all of my time-controlling, video-making, weather-fearing troubles!
It’s designed to create time-lapse videos at the push of a button, doing all of the work for you. Say goodbye to intervalometers, settings menus and complicated gear setups.
Can you believe it’s weather resistant? Totally #wishlisted!
In april of 2010 I asked my readers about camera bag recommendations. That post sure showed I have photo enthusiastic readers; there are currently 113 comments on that post. Just to confuse things even more, PhotoJojo just added the Camera Day Pack to their store. Looks nice, now, can I have that in felt or leather, please?
Here’s a fantastic book photography enthusiasts: Pinhole Cameras: A DIY Guide, by Chris Keeney. Definitely a cool gift idea for parents that want to pass on the love for photography. What better idea than to build pinhole cameras with your little ones?
In this 99% Conference talk, photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman shares the lessons learned from his iconic WISDOM project, in which he interviewed “elders” around the world, including Chuck Close, Bill Withers, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Massimo Vignelli, and many more. Zuckerman talks about the anxiety we feel as we start a new project, how fear can help us get things done, and the importance of honesty and good, old-fashioned hard work.
Every now and then I come across a service/product that just instantly makes me happy and want to sign up. Here’s one of them:
Picplum is an automatic photo printing service and here’s how it works: You email or upload photos to their website and they then, every month, automatically print and mail them to your friends and family. This is *brilliant*! My family will be so excited to finally get photos of my kids!
I can’t even tell you how many times I abandoned the shopping cart on Flickr. Numerous times. My intentions are there, the time and distraction-free-environment is not.
So, now, that I signed up with Picplum, I added myself to the list of recipients, that way I finally get some printed version of my photos in my own hands. Hoooray! And I think it will feel like a little gift/surprise every month.
Picplum, I can’t wait to get my first shipment!
(thank you Ian)
PrintCollection is a fantastic source for historic museum quality prints.
Observing people while they’re driving is, passing them on the highway, is one of my favorite things to do. It comes to now surprise then, that I am in love with photos of everyday people cruising the freeways of Los Angeles. You can buy the book here: Drive.
(via Brain Pickings)
Lytro is a camera that lets you focus on shooting and not worry about focusing. You can do that later. It sounds too good to be true, if you ask me, but seriously fascinating. Try it on their site by clicking anywhere in the sample photos to focus on that element of the picture. I can not wait to see this in action.
The Twig Pod is a collapsible outdoor tripod. Actually, it’s more of a monopod that stakes into the ground. When you’re done with it, you can fold it up neatly into a tiny canvas pouch — it’s like a tent rod tripod!
Want to play around with SLR Camera settings and see how it affects your photo, but without actually using an SLR? Well, you can do just that with the Online SLR Camera Simulator. This simple application allows you to choose the lighting, ISO, shutter speed and aperture. A great tool to teach someone the basics of photography.
(Thank you Jamie)