Pug are funny animals which can become even more hilarious when Adobe Photoshop is involved. Photographer Michael Sheridan has created an amusing series consisting of photoshopped portraits of his pet placed in markets around the world wearing silly hats. The collection is called “Planet Pug” and it is piece of amazing editing.
Fun and inspiring photography stories
Sometimes you can forget that photography is all about being fun. Hard work is important, too, but we know how difficult it can be to overcome the artist's block. Our fun stories are a source of inspiration for your inner creativity, so check them out and let your imagination run wild!
Photographer Justin Quinnell has created a unique camera obscura and one of the most interesting of them all. It consists of the I-Scura pinhole camera and it looks like a giant human eye. Moreover, it has been made out of everyday materials, like a laundry basket, and you can see it in action at this year’s summer festivals.
Smartphones can be used to capture panoramas. There are plenty of apps to help them do that, but the quality of the shots is not always satisfying. Well, if you want top-notch results, then you will definitely need to donate to SpinPod on Kickstarter and this tiny device, the SpinPod, can lend you a hand when taking panoramas and time-lapses.
The Nikon D3S is one tough DSLR and there is footage to prove it. The camera has been put to a series of endurance tests, which involved getting wet, dirty, battered, frozen, and incinerated. Did Nikon’s professional FX-format camera manage to survive all these tests? Is it as tough as it looks like? A video is available now to prove it.
What do a Polaroid camera, GIF file, and a Zero-ink printer have in common? Well, the answer is the GIF-TY camera, of course. Student Jiho Jang has created a Polaroid-style camera, which can turn records short clips in burst-shot mode, and then prints the whole deal on Z-ink paper, in order to create memorable flipbook animations.
NASA has taken everyone by surprise once again with the launch of a gigantic panorama image, measuring 19.06-gigapixels. It has been called “The Long Swath” and it has been captured in roughly 20 minutes, by the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite, orbiting Earth at an altitude of 438 miles at speeds of 17,000 mph.
The iPhone 5 is a pretty powerful device, but this does mean it cannot get any better than this. This view is shared by Joe Adams, who has created a Kickstarter project for the XiStera case. It is aimed at Apple’s latest smartphone and it can perform eight different functions to make your life a whole lot better with its ingenuity.
Pinhole cameras are the perfect accessory for photographers who want to experiment with a device that pre-dates most of today’s lensmen. Carpenter-photographer Elvis Halilović promises that you will love his hand-made wooden pinhole cameras, therefore he has launched a Kickstarter project for the ONDU Pinhole Cameras.
A couple of Stanford University students, Olivia Vagelos and Martin Bush, have begun a Kickstarter project consisting of multi-color graduated filters for SLR lenses. The Mount July filters can be also attached to any 52mm and 58mm lenses, in order to provide beautiful Instagram-like effects, but with endless creative possibilities.
Canon, Nikon, Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Instagram, Google, Dropbox, Getty Images. All of these companies and many more are all linked together one way or another, but more importantly, they are all an important part of the photography industry. Taylor Davidson has mapped the photography world with the help of a nice infographic.
Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a camera, which can actually see in sounds. Professor Suk-Hyung Bae and his colleagues have actually won a Red Dot Design Award for their invention, that could have big implications in several industries, thanks to its portability and low price.
The Canon 1D X comes packed with an Ethernet port. Although not too many photographers take advantage of it, this happens because a wireless transmitter is very expensive. However, photographer William Bennett has taken a different approach and has devised a way which allows you to wirelessly tether the DSLR for less than $100.
Do you own any interior design-related items which look like any kind of electronics? Well, prepare to add another product to your list as the Mónoculo stool has been designed to look like a Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye ultra-wide zoom lens. This lens stool is made out of wood and it even provides room for your camera gear.
Two Stanford product design students have come up with the world’s first radially graduated filters for DSLR and film cameras. The filters will provide Instagram-like effects for images taken with professional shooters. However, the Mount July filters will offer extended customization, allowing lensmen to capture dynamic imagery.
Digital cameras look the same and all signs point to the fact that the current design will not suffer major changes in the near future. However, Andrew James Warner has come up with an intriguing concept, called Inclusive Digital Camera. It is aimed at making photography a lot more comfortable, thanks to a rotating screen.