When you were a kid, having a camera in front of you was just a little less scary. You probably didn’t even notice it was there most of the time.
It’s that enviable carefree ‘tude kids have that makes taking portraits of them so much fun.
That’s just what You are My Wild is all about. 14 photographers document how they see their kids by submitting one remarkable portrait each week.
Meaghan Curry explains how it started:
And it seems to have worked! Check out their portraits, and may they inspire you to photograph your loved ones in a new light.
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Elephants, body pillows, King sized candy. We’re huge fans of big things.
We’ve taken to photoing with our iPad because we can’t get enough of that super-sized viewfinder.
So when we peeped iPad Telephoto Lenses that super-size the telephoto power of your iPad, we had to have ‘em.
Round up the right iPadcessories and take full advantage of that big beautiful viewfinder/photo viewer/your iPad.
Published on April 22, 2013 — See more Buy This
iPhones, and internets, and ion implanters! Oh my!
In this tech-savvy world we can return to 100%-analog-photog-goodness and transform them to digital with some simple scanner-wizardry.
This handy guide will show you how to scan your film, merging all of the sweetest parts of analog with the ease and shareability of digital.
The best part? You don’t have to know a thing about rocket science to follow along.
p.s. Our buddies at Printstagram make some of the bestest Instagram prints we’ve seen! You can make it happen right from your phone.
Photo Survival Gear
It’s a jungle out there!
…and it’s a very pretty jungle so you’re going to want to take some photos.
Don’t forget to pack the Crankerator, an on-the-go back up battery you can charge by cranking the handle. The jungle doesn’t have outlets, but you have two arms that are ready to crank.
Also grab an iFlash Drive, the infinately handy iPhone/Pad/Pod and USB compatible thumb drive. Be ready to show a jungle cat your portfolio or clear space on your camera roll.
Oh, and bring insect repellant, the jungle is full of spiders.
Published on April 15, 2013 — See more Buy This
We’ve all got them. That perfect shot hidden away on our hard drive or waiting in a negative sleeve.
But, with 80 bajillion photo sharing sites out there the question of where to share our masterpieces is not always an easy answer.
Getting your photos in the right place means getting your photos seen, so Photojojo has come up with a foolproof guide to help you figure out:
A) What type of photographer are you?
Sound simple? It is!
You can finally give ImageHive the heave ho and find the sharing service that’s right for you.
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Glitching is the digital equivalent of throwing a roll of film into water and seeing what happens.
While you might not want to dip your phone in H2O, you can get experimental with your phone photos other ways.
And by other ways, we mean panorama glitching.
All you need is a sweep of the arm to get your panorama to stitch a scene in really strange and awesome ways.
(We used iOS 6′s built-in panorama, but you can try this with pretty much any auto-stitching pano app.)
1) Stitch totally different parts of a scene
2) Make a jagged composition of a single subject by jerking your hand as you shoot the pano. This makes for a choppy, mosaic-like image.
Try other experiments like twisting your phone as you shoot. More examples at the link below!
BONUS: Another trick to try is getting your model to show up multiple times.
p.s. Show us your panoramas! Post it to our Facebook wall, and tomorrow (4/9) we’ll pick 4 favorites to feature on our Facebook page.
Have you ever had a dream where you looked around the room and everyone looked exactly like you?
Wait, was that a dream?
Either way, you can turn your camera into the ultimate cloning device and make like a million clones of yourself!
With our guide, you can learn how to make carbon copies of yourself (the best photo subject around).
Lay on the couch while vacuuming, or build a human pyramid out of 10 versions of yourself.
You can make images where you (appear to) do it all. You’ve always wanted a stunt double, right?
p.s. Learn the elements of lighting and sweet power-moves you didn’t know your phone had in our Phoneography 101 course. All the cool kids are doin’ it. Sign up!
is Here to Party!
We’re sporting the partiest camera strap for the most partyful break of the year. Spring Break!
The Spring Break Camera Strap adds a pop of color to your Spring break attire, features extra comfy neoprene padding and quick release snaps.
Look good, keep your camera close and keep both hands free for high fives. High ten! It doesn’t get much more party than that.
Published on April 2, 2013 — See more Buy This
Your iPad is your Sunday Times. Your game console. Your encyclopedia. The guardian of your deepest, darkest secrets. (Better put a password on that!)
And now, it’s your new studio light!
It’s true. Your tablet is powerful enough to illuminate your subject in almost any photo situation.
This guide will show you how a tablet can super charge your shots with creative backdrops, custom light shapes, and pop art colors.
Just when you thought your tablet reached peak awesomeness, it suddenly got so much awesomer.
p.s. Our Phoneography 101 course for both Android and iPhone students is starting April 1st! The last days to enroll are coming up quick, so make sure to enroll today!
With The Pocket Spotlight
We have seen the light! …and now we carry it around with us to light our photos.
It’s called The Pocket Spotlight, and it’s a portable panel of LEDs perfect for adding diffused light to dark situations.
Since it’s a constant light (and not some fleeting flash) you can take your time directing the light in just the right angle and setting the perfect exposure.
It comes with a headphone jack mount and a hot shoe mount, and if you’re not into mounting, you can just hold it in your hot little hand.
Published on March 25, 2013 — See more Buy This
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