Posts tagged ‘Camera’

Geek Out Your Cuffs with Camera Mode Dial Cufflinks

If the first level of photo-geekiness is wearing USB cufflinks, and the second level is wearing camera cufflinks, then these mode dial cufflinks must be level three. Boy are these geeky. You can pick them for $50 on Amazon.


100 cameras

100cameras is a nonprofit organization that identifies children living in unjust conditions and gives them cameras to document their lives. Their photo narratives are used to raise awareness and capital to meet physical needs and empower sustainable growth within their community. 100cameras believes that children should be both heard and defended. Photography is the vehicle that both carries their voice across borders and raises funds to better their communities.

What is Freelensing

Photos taken with the lens detached from the camera but held in place and moved around to focus. This also lets extra light in sometimes causing light leaks and giving a vintage look and feel.

Freelensing can also:

  • Give extra bokeh by shrinking the area in focus (aperture is 0)
  • Allow for super macro shots
  • Produce ethereal lighting by allowing stray light to get in to the sensor
  • Make delicious light leaks
  • Create tilt-shift effects


Joe McNally’s list of common mistakes

Joe McNally

1. Don’t take just one picture, or two….shoot lots….if it was exciting enough to you to put your camera to your eye to shoot a couple of photos, then it should remain exciting enough to shoot 20, or, even, 200. Remember, pixels are free.

2. When photographing a person, relate to that person. Don’t hide behind the camera. Get out from that cubbyhole behind the lens where it’s warm and dark and you feel hidden and get out there in that vulnerable zone in front of the lens, and share and participate in the adventure with them.

3. Try not to shoot outdoors in harsh, bright, high noon sun. (At least most of the time.) The sun is a big dog, and you don’t want to fight with the big dog.

4. Don’t shoot everything from eye level! Get high! Get low! Climb something. Lay down. Get a different perspective.

5. Carry a camera. As famed photog Jay Maisel says, it’s hard to take pictures without one.


Photo taken with the pinhole skull-camera

The photos taken with this camera stay with the theme, their blurriness and patina making them look as if they were snatched from the memories of the dead.

Pinhole skull-camera…. anyone?

Check out the photo below. Boing Boing Gadgets has created one from a human skull. Martin Belger created this piece entitled “Third Eye”, all constructed around the 150 year-old skull of a 13 year-old.