We’re feeling super inspired by this photograph by Eirik Solheim.
Eirik set up an SLR in a window and snapped a pic every half hour for one year. This left him with 16,000 images. Whoa. He picked out 3,888 of ’em and used a bit of code to stitch them into a single image.
You may not have a spare SLR that could be set up in a window for a year, but this idea can totally be taken in other directions.
- Take 4 photos of a local park, one for every season, and use your usual photo editor to cut ‘n paste pieces into one image.
- Make a composite of your summer campsite – take one photo an hour for twelve hours.
- Set your camera up on the beach and grab a shot every half hour of the tide going out. (Check here for local tide schedules!)
Photo by Eirik Solheim
You’ve been drooling over time-lapses lately, and with good reason.
They’re perfect for capturing the buzz of a cityscape, the fun of your pool party and the awesomeness of storm-clouds moving over your hometown.
We’ve rounded up the best time-lapse tools for everyone from DSLR wielding pros to time-lapse newbz. You can finally snag perfect time-lapses … time after time.
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Name: Amy “thewildamy” Kosar
What Do You Do Here? I’m an obsessive number tracker who keeps day to day operations running smoothly.
Favorite Camera: Anything with film in it!
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Goodbye tests and 8:00 a.m. classes.
School’s out and summer’s in!
To help you prepare for all those fun-in-the-sun photo ops coming up, we put together a handy list of essential summer photo gear.
From umbrellas to lens filters, you’ll be ready to snap pics whether you’re poolside or in the middle of that long-awaited camping trip.
Slap on some sunscreen and let’s go!
FUNdamental Items for Summer Photos
Meet our stellar customer service team. They’re chock-full of information about all of our shop goodies (also great at telling jokes!)
We picked their brains about some of our most popular products in order to answer your most FAQs.
Don’t see your question? Shoot them an E-mail, they love chatting!
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“Wow! Oh my gosh! Cool!”
This is what your friends will say when they see your gorgeous photos of food coloring in water.
These shots are not only incredible but surprisingly easy! And with our setup tips and ideas you’re gonna get the most vibrant and unique results possible.
Just don’t get so mesmerized by all those dancing colors that you forget to take the shot!
Make Photo Magic with Food Coloring
Your Instagram presence is a superpower just waiting for that perfect opportunity to shine in selfless acts of kindness.
Welcome to your Hero moment. Gramming for Good is a new project that matches up talented ‘grammers with non-profit organizations, so you can use your visual power for good.
Sign up to participate here. Gramming for Good will match you up with a non-profit organization that suits your style and interests. Take over their account for a week, donate old gems from your photo collection, or spark a long-term collaboration and extend your impact.
If you’re in the Bay Area, check out Gramming for Good’s event coming up on June 11th.
Villains need not apply (we’ll keep you updated on when Tinder for Minions launches.)
Photo by Gramming for Good
We’ve gathered up your most pressing light issues and found the perfect solutions for them. Dare we say we shed light on the situation? Oh yeah, we totally dare.
Check out all the products you’ll ever need for light perfection and our best tutorials for shooting in tricksy light. You’ve got the ‘light’ stuff now baby!
Choose the “Light”!
Tabletops are great for elbow leaning, finger drumming and they make pretty good photo backdrops too!
You can set anything down on ’em, from baked goods to the newest product in your Etsy store, and just snap away.
But if you’re sick of the same ol’, plain ol’ tabletop, we’ve thought of five fun ways to spice up your next tabletop shot.
Whether you’re selling something or just want to up your Instagram game, you’re gonna love these tabletop makeover tips.
Take Tabletop Photos That Pop
It’s spring cleaning time and that means organizing a lifetime or two worth of photos! Whooo! (Guh.)
Let’s break this daunting task into bite-size pieces, yeah?
Step 1: Choose a place to store photos
Pick one place to stash your snaps and stick to it! This Wall Street Journal article makes it easy to find your perfect storage fit, whether you’re a simplicity-lover or tech-savvy pro.
Step 2: Organize at a reasonable pace.
Set aside just 5-10 minutes a day to organize your photos. Then treat yourself to a cupcake, you’ve earned it!
Step 3: Preserve your favorites.
As you go along organizing, you’ll find a few photos that you want to save – maybe even for generations. Like of your parent’s wedding or that time you met Justin Bieber. In the ever-changing digital age, it’s hard to know what the best archival solution is. Take a few minutes to read through this write-up from Photo District News which covers a 3-point consideration for saving your best shots. *Spoiler alert*: Prints are still king.
Whew, that wasn’t so bad was it? Now … about your closet …
Photo by Geoffrey A. Fowler