What happens when you combine the idea of building blocks with photo prints?
An unconventional way to show off your pictures — that’s what!
Turn your photos into an awesome and interactive tower o’ pictures that flaunts your photo and construction skills!
Leave it unassembled for friends to put together at a party or see how high you can make it tower.
Cuz who says photos can only be in frames or albums?
You’re walking down the beach on a sunny day and spot a sweet shot, but the sun is making it impossible to see anything, including the LCD screen on your camera!
Your sweet shot? Your friend’s head is chopped off, and you’ve focused in on a surly seagull. Not cool.
Fortunately, there’s a smart solution to using live view mode outdoors: a DIY DSLR viewfinder!
This crafty viewfinder is kinda like the DSLR equivalent of an old timey photographer using a cloak with a large format camera.
It shades your screen from the sun, letting you compose your shots 10x more easily. With a little DIY action, you’ll get the shot you meant to get from here on out!
When one of us was a wee youngster, she wrote her initials plus Cody Henderson’s in big hearts on every available surface.
On the walls.
She got in a lot of trouble.
If only she’d known then what she knows now, she’d have made this book instead. A journal with pages made of photos of walls, sidewalks, bathroom mirrors: anything you could write graffiti on in real life.
Note to self: next time.
Published on September 8, 2011 — See more DIY
Why would you settle for photos that just sit there when you can get photos that *spin*?
With a few CD jewel cases, you can make a free and E-Z photo frame carousel, a rad DIY photo project from Tiffany Threadgould’s DIY book, ReMake It.
It’s a frame-holder that fits 10 photos and delightfully spins around a base just like your favorite childhood ride of yore.
Best of all, when one photo starts feeling played out (kinda like your old Eminem CD), you can simply give it a spin for a whole new photo to decorate your desk.
Start digging through your CD bin and give your garbage and/or Garbage another go.
We’ll admit it, we’re obsessed with iPhoneography.
We thought it was about time that we started taking our photos out of our phones and sharing them with the material world.
Today we’re showing you how you can make your own phone photo stickers, magnets, photobooth-style strips, lamps, and more with your iPhone photos using your household inkjet printer!
Since the dawn of time people have doodled: caves, note pads, post-its.
Even your friend’s cast has enjoyed being a doodler’s canvas.
Now our photos want to get in on the fun! You can spruce up your friend’s wardrobe, hand tint your black and white photos, and even add a frame right onto your print.
We’ll show you all you need to know to create epic photo-meets-imagination images with just a print and a pen.
Poor, neglected photo negatives.
Ever since digital photography has come into play, these photographic beings have lost their heyday and are quite the endangered species in the photography world.
Well, neglect them no further—time to use those negatives for something positively enlightening!
Brighten up their lives—and yours—by using them to make a lightbox-esque candle holders!
It’s a super simple and fun way to dress up your candle lights for these lovely summer nights!
We’ve always suspected our camera was a neo-postmodernist.
Always subverting the establishment, our humble DSLR likes to challenge the limits of art and convention. We’d easily say it belongs up there with the best of Dadaism.
Now our camera has joined forces with our tablet and phone to throw our minds for an even more psych-optic monkey wrench.
By cleverly overlapping gadgets and photos, you can make picture-in-picture art that makes your electronic gizmos look completely transparent. Your meta masterpiece is waiting to be made!
If you know us, you know we love instant film. A lot.
So, when we heard Impossible Project would be releasing two new & improved instant films, we jumped at the chance to give ‘em a whirl.
First we met PX 680: A film that produces beautifully saturated prints that practically ooze with color.
Second, Black Frame PX 600 silver shade: A black and white film with sleek black frames for a classic, gallery-ready look.
Both films are so easy to use and versatile, your camera might write you a love letter for feeding it so well.
Plus: While experimenting, we found a technique that’ll let you transform your new black frame images into photo transparencies!
It’s simple, fun, and takes less than five minutes. We were so impressed with the results, we had to share.
Photography doesn’t have to be all about fancy gadgets and technology. (Though sometimes it’s more fun that way.)
Like a master chef or Jackie Chan in a bar fight, it’s all about knowing what to do with whatever you have on hand.
If you just want some great-looking product shots for your Etsy shop, or tutorial photos for that Instructable you’re writing, you only need a simple home studio.
If you’ve got a tripod, a flash and a window, you’re more than halfway there already. Read on for how to make an inexpensive, so-simple-it’s-practically-zen photo setup.
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