What could be better than a shiny new camera? How about a walk-in camera?
That’s right! We’re making cameras big enough to have a party in.
Check out this tutorial for a step by step guide to turning any room into a giant camera.
It’s kind of like making a pinhole camera but on a real-life scale.
So grab some poster board, a roll of tape, and invite your friends over for a camera party.
Ever wish your Instagram feed were more tangible? Like, hanging-from-your-window-tangible?
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
This DIY turns your windows into giant, photo-filled lightboxes that showcase your Instagram masterpieces.
Make colorful stained glass inspired windows to brighten up any space.
Gather up those digital files, or pull out that old box of 35mm slides from your grandparent’s attic.
Finally, a digital-analog way to drape your windows with Kodak moments!
A night tour of Madame Tussauds is heck-of-scary, but here’s one thing more petrifying than that: damaged camera gear.
That same stuff Miss T uses will calm all your photo fears!
A DIY waxed camera bag will keep your lenses and camera bodies safe, sound, *and* dry.
Our buddy Allen Mowery put together this fantastic tutorial on how to make a water-resistant camera bag with grocery store wax, a messenger bag, and a camera bag insert.
The waxed canvas will add to that rugged mountain-man/lady look you pull off so well!
p.s. Today’s the last day to join Phoneography 101 before it starts mañana. Hop to it or you’ll have to wait until April!
You’ve probably got a bag of them stashed away with old envelopes and Mr. Sketch markers.
Rubber stamps. The classic currency of Valentine’s Day and letters from your penpal.
Stamps don’t have to be boring or cheesy. They can be classy, and they can even be art.
Especially if you design them from your very own photos!
Follow along with our DIY stamp project as we take you from the pixel to the pad without breaking a sweat.
p.s. Need Photoshop skillz? creativeLIVE is hosting a week of Photoshop classes. You can take over 40 different online classes taught by pros for free!
p.p.s. Happy V-Day! Sign up for Phoneography 101 and add your sweetheart (or pal) on us. TODAY ONLY!
Slide projectors are great but outdated. And digital projectors cost a bundle. What’s a photographer to do when they’re looking for a bigger picture?
We’ll show you how to turn your phone into a photo projector for just $1.
Yep, for a buck you can have Instagram on overdrive and Flickr living large.
The project is so easy, you might even have time to sneak in a cat video or two.
You just got your Photojojo package (yay!). And what’s this? A stowaway-a-saurus!
Learn how to train your newly found dino friends to sit, stay, and
Gather up those stowaways and put them to good use by turning them into photo holders.
In a few easy steps, you can turn your dino collection in to a dino photo collection! (ooooh ahhhhhh)
*Don’t worry, no dinosaurs were hurt in the making of this tutorial.
Did you know that white balance is the quickest way to turn your camera into an InstaLomoCrosstography machine?
This tutorial is a fun, simple way to play with color a la Instagram or Lomography without any apps or chemicals!
All you need to do is take the correct white balance and set it to the “wrong” white balance to get sweet shifts in tones and colors.
We put together a guide on exactly what kind of color shifts you’ll get with each setting. No Android-based technology here. You can do it all with the settings your camera already has!
Your stockings are hung, your halls are decked, and it’s time to wrap up all of those presents. But you’ve got a problem. You’re tired of boring old candy cane paper and ribbons.
We’ve got an answer for this holiday head-scratcher, the 35mm film bow!
Get excited to wrap, this DIY will you have your showing off your festive craftiness AND your love of photography at the same time. It’s nothing short of a holiday miracle!
Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice. Adding photo gift tags makes everything nice!
What, you don’t remember that line?
Personalized photo gift tags makes exchanging gifts even more fun than it already is.
Trust us, this tutorial will have you singing along to your favorite Holiday tunes while adding style and personality to your gifts.
Forget the wrapping paper, this year we’re saving the tags!
If you haven’t heard of Inkodye, it’s fabric dye that’s light sensitive.
That means you can print photos onto fabric in all kinds of colors – blue, orange, red or mix them to make new colors! You can print photos onto scarves, dresses, bags, furniture, canvas, satin, even leather.
Here’s what you need:
And here’s what you do!
1. Get your fabric ready
Cut your fabric to a size that will fit your wreath and pin it to your piece of cardboard in each corner. If you don’t have a wreath, you can use a few sprigs from a holiday tree to form a small wreath. You can also get creative with objects or make photo transparencies on your printer to create an image on the dye.
2. Prep your Inkodye
Shake your Inkodye bottle for 10 seconds, and then pour it into a plastic cup.
3. Paint the dye onto your fabric
In a dim place, use the brush to paint the Inkodye onto the fabric. It’s up to you what shape you want the dye to make. Just make sure it’s big enough to fit your wreath.
4. Lay down the wreath
Place the wreath onto the painted fabric while it’s still wet. Use your thumbtacks to pin down the parts of the pine branches that are sticking up. This will help you get a sharper, more detailed outline.
5. Expose it!
Take your fabric as is outside, and expose it to direct sunlight for 5 to 10 minutes. Your exposure time will depend on how strong the sunlight is, so gauge on how dark the dye is getting over time until it’s how you want it.
6. Wash it
To stop the dye from darkening more, wash it. Remove the wreath and wash the fabric with hot water and detergent two times (15 minutes by hand or in a washing machine). You can then dry it in a dryer or on a line. Fin! You have a lovely wreath photogram.
Thanks to Maxwell Tielman & Design*Sponge for this great project! See their full write-up.
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