The little ones in our lives are fascinating people.
They start out barely able to hold up their own head, and within a few months, they’re tearing up the rug.
It may not come as a surprise then that some kids are starting their photography lessons at the wee age of 3….like famed blogger Jason Kottke’s son Ollie!
The most awesomely clever part? He used an Eye-Fi memory card in Ollie’s camera to automatically and wirelessly upload Ollie’s photos from his camera to a Flickr account.
At any moment of the day, family and friends can take a look at his photo stream for an instant window into Ollie’s daily photo adventures.
It’s like seeing right through little Ollie’s eyes, and the photos themselves are adorable (the low-to-the-ground point of view) yet astonishing (portraits of his grandfather).
Connect with your little one through photography, and if you’re worried about your kid dropping the camera, second-hand cameras + kids = a match made in heaven.
Photos by Ollie Kottke
Published on January 25, 2011 — See more Photo Projects
Street artists are an elusive group; put a can of paint in their hand, and they’ll mural-ize a wall without making a peep or leaving a trace.
Not so with French photobooth street artist Fabian David.
He ditched the dark alleyways and cleverly misspelled monikers for a more open approach: he decorated the streets of Lyon, France with a live street art photobooth!
Using a digital camera and printer, he captured over 100 lucky people who happened to walk by, from kids to hip French youth and old folks (who we must say have some pretty slick sunglasses).
He promptly printed and slapped their photos onto a brick wall, resulting in an epic get-to-know-your-neighbor photo mural. It’s kind of like a facebook for the town, which = undeniably awesome.
Get your street art vibe on by inviting friends over to make a photobooth collage in your room or organize one with your local cafe. (Bonus: you won’t even have to run from the cops.)
Ever wished you could rewind your entire life and watch it again?
Then you’ll love Pummelvision, the newest creation from Jake Lodwick, co-founder of Vimeo.
Two clicks, and Pummelvision grabs every photo long buried in your Flickr, Facebook, or Tumblr, and gives you a breathtakingly beautiful, painfully poignant, and utterly simple video summary of your life. It’s remarkable.
It’s just a few minutes, but we dare you not to be moved as you relive old apartments, boyfriends, girlfriends, just friends, jobs… You might even cry.
Pummelvision is the reason you’ve taken photos all these years. Go, go now.
p.s. We didn’t include a sample video because Pummelvision is all about experiencing it for yourself (so do it!).
p.p.s. Today is the last day in the shop for free Priority shipping over $50! Just in time for X-mas.
Published on December 16, 2010 — See more Photo Projects
Rounding up your family for holiday-time photos is a feat intended only for the super-human (i.e. Elves at your local mall. They’re little, but mighty).
It hasn’t always been pretty, but this year, that’s all going to change!
2010 is THE year for the holiday photo you’ve always dreamed of, whether you’re sending them ‘cross country to friends and family or just want to grab a shot of everyone while they’re all in one spot.
No more awkward blank stares and no more heart-breaking sobbing children. It’s all uphill from here!
p.s. We’re putting on a lil’ photo contest with our pals who run that lil’ conference called CES! You’ve got one week to enter!
Did you know you can make an animated video without picking up a camera?
Cassandra C. Jones creates mesmerizing animations using her method “Snap Motion Re-Animation.”
It started one day when she realized that if she collected enough photos of one thing, she could put those photos together in just the right sequence to make an animated movie.
Take a galloping horse: she was able to create a movie of a single galloping horse using photos of 12 different horses in mid-step. (She sifted through 5,000 photos to find ones that perfectly matched up!).
A few of her other animations include: 97 photos arranged to show snow melting in a person’s hand, 900 photos to show the moon waxing and waning across the screen, and 17 photos showing a car spinning while on fire.
With a whole lot of patience and an eye for movement, Cassandra has combined photo-hunting and animation into a whole new craft!
p.s. Our pals Animoto make rad videos out of your uploaded photos, and they’re giving a free video (normally $3) to every Photojojo reader! Just use code “PHOTOJOJO” this week only. We even made our own video! Check it out: “A Day in the Life of Photojojo!”
Published on November 11, 2010 — See more Photo Projects
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You’ve dreamed of the day you could help mankind with Photon (that’d be your camera’s superhero name). And, guess what? That day is finally here.
Simply upload a photo to Flickr through GE’s Ecomagination Photo Project site and tag with “Wind,” “Water,” or “Light.”
In turn, GE will donate:
(They’re working with three charities to make it all happen.)
Cool, right? Your photos combined will build wind turbines to power clinics in rural Peru, give families in East Timor solar-powered lanterns, and build wells to provide clean water.
In other words, it’s an easy breezy way to turn your photos into positive action. World, meet the best photog super action team this side of Gotham City: You (and Photon).
p.s. Check out the Ecomagination Flickr group with photos people have submitted so far!
Published on November 1, 2010 — See more Photo Projects
We had always pictured ghosts as levitating hole-punched bed sheets, but apparently, we were wrong. Ghosts come in all shapes and sizes!
Some are transparent and grumpy, some jolly and made of marshmallow. Others float and induce sadistic sneezing sessions.
…Like the spooky figures in Ujin Lee and Tom Edward’s “Dust” series. Their powdery explosions take the form of ghostly figures photographed in eerie locations, like abandoned playgrounds and empty museum halls.
Another photographer, Marie Hanhnhon Nguyen, experiments with flour, creating images of floating clouds and phantom-like human figures.
The flour envelops her subjects in a white transparent glow, giving the photos a deliciously haunting mood.
If you’re inspired to try your own powdery phantom photos, we rounded up a few more projects to whet your appetite!:
A game!: Inception or Not Inception?
Mad man constructs faux reality by assembling deceivingly realistic structures that are maze-like when observed too closely.
Surprisingly, not Inception! Jean Francois Rauzier’s Hyperphotos are photographic reconstructions of real places often created from between 600-3,400 individual photos.
A bit like Hockney, Jean photographs a single place for one to two hours. He uses a telephoto lens to collect close-up shots of his scene.
The compilation is where his vision or dream, if you will, takes over and the thousands of photos translate into Babylones, Voyages Extraordinaries, and Cités Idéales. We can take a gander at what most of these French titles mean!
Looking at a single image will have you lost in its architecture for hours! (Kind of hoping we’ll find a Leo or Juno if we stare long enough.)
p.s. We’ll be at Photokina in Cologne this week! If you’re going, too, and want to meet up, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We sign in, and within 10 minutes, we’ve seen photo albums of our our Art History professor’s gem collection and our crush’s trip to the Kennedy Space Center (swoon!).
Facebook hands us a magnifying glass, showing us see each others’ lives in an astoundingly close-up view.
Phillip Maisel got to thinking about that – about technology, photographs, and how memories are stored and shared.
He grabbed his digital camera, and setting it on a long exposure, took a photo of his computer screen while he clicked through a Facebook photo album.
The result? Gorgeously layered photographs that resemble double or triple exposures.
A day, a trip, or even a month’s worth of photos all relived in one photo! There’s something pretty magical there.
So, the next time you find yourself flipping through Facebook albums, see what happens when you set your camera in front of your screen! (’causewebetit’llbeamaaazing!)
Relationships, fragile packages, our feet. Long distance is hard on all of ‘em.
Life would be grander if we could just teleport. Well now we can, in a way!
Boltron (aka Nate Bolt), in collaboration with Paul Octavius, Steph Goralnick, and Laura Miner, created The Shutter Exchange.
It’s a simple yet ingenious method of photographing your friends from states away (and even further!). It gives you control of their camera via the internet!
Yes. Much easier than breaking our body into a million pieces and putting them back together again.
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