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
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.
for The Photographer On-The-Go
You’ve got places to be, photos to take! You’re just the sort of person who could use these timesaving gadgets.
The perfectly portable Memory Card Speed Reader has everything you need to transfer files on the fly. It can read all the most popular memory cards (Yup, even yours) and has a USB cord built-right in.
These Ten-Digit Touchscreen Gloves have conductive thread sewn into each of their ten fingertips, grippy palms for fumbly photographers and an extra cuddly micro-fleece lining so you can photo/edit/upload in the great (cold) outdoors.
Check them out in the Photojojo Shop. It’ll only take a minute.
Published on March 18, 2013 — See more Buy This
You tried running your DSLR photos through phone apps.
But the details got lost, and you were left with a tiny photo!
Cole Rise’s Litely might just have made the perfect preset actions for your digital photos. And it’s no wonder, have you seen Cole’s photos?
Each set comes with twelve presets that gracefully adjust the color and tone of your photos with a look reminiscent of film.
But what makes these so different from all the other presets out there?
They’re impressively subtle and keep the skin tones of your subjects looking natural, all without washing out the detail. Plus, they’re pretty as heck!
The best part is they were each made to work with nearly any kind of lighting. So you can use use them whether you shoot outside, in low light, or in a studio.
We might just call Cole Goldilocks ’cause these presets are just right.
You can check the presets out in action at Lite.ly’s blog. They’re available Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, or Adobe Camera Raw.
Your iPhone can be a bit of a scaredy-cat. It just can’t seem to get up the courage to join you on your kayaking expeditions! Until now…
The Optrix iPhone Adventure Suit will give your iPhone 5 the boldness it needs to transform into a go-anywhere action cam.
In this suit your iPhone will be able to withstand a 15 foot drop and snap photos safely, 15 feet underwater. It even has a built-in wide-angle lens, so your now-courageous cam can capture more of the action than ever before.
Combine it with the Super Sucker to give it an extra boost of bravery. This mount uses industrial strength suction to hold onto a car, kayak, surfboard, just about anything!
“Ha ha ha!” What’s that? Oh, just your phone laughing at danger.
Published on March 11, 2013 — See more Buy This
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
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