Since the invention of photography, photo DIY-ers have hacked their way around its limits.
Not enough light? Ohai, here’s a mega powerful flash. Too far away? Let’s just whip up a longer focal length for ya.
Photo too still? Jeremy Blanchard found his way around that.
During an engagement shoot, he made this single image of his friends traveling across a photo! And he didn’t even use a pricey strobe.
In fact, you can make one of these at home with a photo editing program.
Jeremy wrote up a how-to. Here’s an abbreviation:
1) Take multiple shots of your friends walking across the frame.
If you’re looking for more engagement photo ideas, you can always throw in a zombie.
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!
The Banksy of the photo world wants you to be in his next project!
Inside Out is a photo project that asks anyone to upload their portrait with their personal story.
After uploading, your photo’s then mailed to you as a poster that you can post in public*.
The goal? To give individuals a voice and unveil the untold stories of people around the world. Awareness and mutual respect are the aim!
8,000 photographers from everywhere have already posted their own portraits and awesome/inspiring/fascinating stories which you can browse in the online gallery.
Watch JR's short vid about the project.][
*No defacing necessary. Prop it in a window or tie it to a fence, bench or balcony.
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!
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
You say as long as it’s related to photography, there’s no such thing as trash.
You keep shelves full of broken cameras, expired film, and 1MP digital cameras from middle school. (Nostalgia alert!)
Because we wouldn’t dare give away our precious cameras, we thought we might try to see if we could find some crafty projects to do with our vintage equipment instead!
Read on to learn how to turn an old TV into a glowing photo display, the best way to bring plant life to a dead lens, how you can make jewelry from your broken camera parts, and more!
p.s. Our buds at MOO just launched nifty new stickers that you can customize with your own photos. Head here to get 40% off all MOO stickers until 6/30.
Scientists claim it takes hundreds of years and a couple of glaciers to transform a hill.
For Paul Octavious, it took a little over 3 years and a camera.
Ever since he found the hill in 2007 while walking around Chicago, he’s photographed it hundreds, probably thousands of times.
Yet every time, the hill looks different.
Humble and nondescript, it’s the way the seasons and people interact with it that transforms the hill into exquisite, otherworldly scenes:
First snow falls, kite festivals, outdoor movies. Paul even captured the Ghana World Cup team practicing on the hill one foggy day.
He sums it up beautifully, “The hill is my stage and the locals are the actors in this daily play.” This may inspire you to wonder: What everyday place is your stage?
EXTRA!: The beauty of this project is that Paul’s always capturing new images. Today he posted a new video of the kite festival! It’s amazing.
p.s. Make sure to follow us on Facebook *today*: We’re giving away a Cell Phone Lens Fun Kit!
Published on May 10, 2011 — See more Photo Projects
Of all the technological advancements of the 20th century, our favorite is the ability to click a device named after a rodent (mouse!) and have our inner most thoughts shot through space, right into the computers of our dearest friends and family.
We wonder, is it possible to one-up that?
It is! Ain’t no biggie. Actually, it’s very tiny. Introducing the world’s smallest photo postcard.
You can turn your photos into 1″x1/2″ confetti-sized wonders that you can even write on and mail to your favorite people. Our pal, artist and founder of the World’s Smallest Post Service Lea Redmond will show you how!
Download the template, insert your photos, sign and deliver. Your delighted friends will wonder if the world has gone mad or if it just accidentally stood under an electromagnetic shrink ray.
Is that cool looking vintage camera you found at the local flea really fulfilling its destiny by merely sitting on your shelf?
Your old timey cam can still give you some awesome through-the-viewfinder (TTV) shots, even if it’s broken!
We’re taking TTV one step further by dipping that ‘ol camera into the water. All your photog friends will wonder how you got these sweet vintage style underwater shots. Read on to learn how!
Imagine a world where you can color on your friend’s faces and not get in trouble for it.
Now you can by making your own coloring book out of photos!
With a little help from your photo editor, you’ll be able to turn your very own snaps into a stack of ready-to-be-colored in images.
You may not be able to control the color of your photos while you’re taking pics, but with our coloring book tutorial, you’ll have the power to make your photos any little color you want.
Also, your friends will thank you for not taking a sharpie to their face in real life.
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