Pumpkins, witches and Wes Craven.
That time of year has come again when the ghouls and ghosts come out to play, but why should they have all the fun?
With the help of the homemade scanner camera, you can set up your own warped and wonderful photo booth.
Celebrate all things spooky by taking eerie and distorted images complete with long exposures, glitches and vignetting! It’ll turn you and your pals into unearthly creatures and make your party the talk of the town.
Give yourself two heads, wiggle your fingers or simply smile. Just hit scan, say cheese and let the freak show commence.
p.s. Rad! There’s an iPhone photography conference called 1197 on Oct. 22nd in SF. We’ll be there demoing some goodies!
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!
Ahh, road trips. Get out on the open road jamming to your favorite tunes with the wind in your hair, and time stands still.
Seriously, road trips can warp time! And we’ve got a few photo projects to prove it.
Next time you’re gonna hit the road, pack your camera and try one of these time-bending projects.
Read on to learn how to animate your road trip mascot, slow down your road trip buddy and add some magic to what you see out your window.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yup, that picture moves.
Nope, you’re not going crazy!
‘Cause who said photos can only feature “still” life?
Inspired by the moving pictures created by photographer and motion designer duo Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, we set out to make the magic happen.
Make your pictures move like ours did with a some Photoshop magic!
Published on June 16, 2011 — See more Tutorials
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