If you were to pick a themed wedding, it wouldn’t be lightsabers and Ewoks. It’d be photo-themed.
But this is no Vegas drive-through wedding. This is a
There are lots of ways to weave your favorite things into your wedding, but this DIY lens bouquet holder our pal Amber Phillips made stood out as a super original way to include your love of photography.
She’s sharing her how-to, and you don’t even have to be getting married to get in on it! You can turn your lens into a vase, planter, or a pencil-holder.
Published on March 7, 2013 — See more DIY
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, your smartphone and your DSLR are about to become the very best of friends. Like one teeny tiny gang.
It’s all thanks to the Look Lock,
When your camera and phone join forces you can really grab your subject’s attention, make a video of your photoshoot, or even set up a teleprompter.
Who needs an assistant when these pals have got your back?
Published on February 25, 2013 — See more Buy This
It’s easy to forget about the video function built into your camera phone.
It’s just that videos end being too big to send to friends, and who wants to wait for a video to download anyway?
Man, are we spoiled. Back in our parents’ day, they had to carry 20lb VHS recorders just to shoot a few minutes of film! Us? We have a video recorder that fits in our pocket.
Vine fixes all of this and then some.
It’s an app that lets you share snippets of video –six seconds to be exact– in a super-digestible format. As you scroll through a stream of friends’ videos, the video on your screen instantly plays.
This isn’t just another Instagram. It’s a whole new platform for showing off your creativity. There’s so much you can do in six seconds!
Plus, you get to share life-experiences with friends as they happen. And that right there is pretty much the coolest thing your phone has to offer.
So get it, and then read on for all the best tips, ideas, and inspiration on Vine.
p.s. Hey DSLR lovers! Have you seen the Lensbaby Spark? It’s a way fun, bendable tilt-shift lens that’s totally affordable.
Give your camera-phone super powers!
Your phonecam can now see through windows that were once obscured by glare, place clouds into a once washed out sky, climb the highest mountain with the greatest of ease!
How, you ask? It’s as simple as using a Polaizing Clip On Filter. The same filter used by pros on their dSLRs to reduce glare and make colors pop is now available for your camera phone.
(Oh, and for that last part, you’re going to have to get good at hiking, and remember to put your phone in your pocket while you do it).
Published on February 18, 2013 — See more Buy This
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.
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p.p.s. Happy V-Day! Sign up for Phoneography 101 and add your sweetheart (or pal) on us. TODAY ONLY!
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Welcome to Phoneography 101, photography fundamentals for people who love taking photos with their phone.
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Johnny Cash famously once sung, “Love is a burning thing.”
Whether you’re in a committed relationship, a fledgling romance or recently unattached this Valentine’s Day, one thing is certain: love is like a flame.
To honor the fires of love, Mike Benson of Wed Over Heels is showing us how to light paint with steel wool to visually ignite the frame!
This stunning effect costs less than $10 in supplies and requires no Photoshop or post-processing.
With the right precautions, you and few friends can certainly pull it off and keep your eyebrows. (Be sure to read the Safety Notice in the tutorial!)
Chris Hadfield might be the hippest astronaut yet.
He shares recordings from space on Soundcloud, chats with William Shatner on Twitter, and plays guitar shows from the International Space Station.
Best of all, he shoots and tweets jaw-dropping photos of Earth from space every. single. day.
Sure you’ve seen a photo from space before, but not like this. Chris’ poignant tweets show us what it’s really like to have a daily view of Earth from far, far above.
Here’s a sampling of some of the best! (Word is he shoots with a Nikon and a 400mm lens.)
If you’re lucky, you could even get featured in one of his photo challenges! Chris will be in space through May 2013, so keep an eye out for more daily photos (see past ones on his Tumblr & Facebook).
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