When you think of a photograph you picture a moment suspended in time. But what if you could suspend multiple moments in time? Now you can! After seeing some moving pictures, people from Photojojo wanted to replicate the effect and posted a tutorial on their site.
First it is important to grasp how the picture can move. Graphics Interchange Formats (GIFs) allow movement of photographs to be shown. It is basically a format that supports animation. After the basic concept is grasped, the basic tools need to be acquired.
- A camera with video capabilities
- A tripod
- A vision for the scene
- Model(s)/prop(s) needed for scene
- A computer
- Access to Adobe Photoshop
- Access to a video editing program (optional)
The the tutorial shows step-by-step h…Read more >
A Fish eye camera is said to be like seeing through a fishes eye. But how do we really know what the view from a fishes eye looks like? Are we assuming that because a fish's eye is round and bulges that their view of the world is round and bulging as well?
Well it is actually just a wide-angle lens that takes in an extremely wide, hemispherical image. An interesting fact is that it was originally developed for meteorology and to study cloud formations. But after this it became popular in the world of photography because of the unique distortion in the frame.
I had no idea the fun Fish eye lens had origins in the study of the atmosphere. I guess you really do learn something new everyday.Read more >
As a newbie to the world of plastic cameras I have been researching and looking at all of the various plastic cameras that are offered. However, there are so many awesome effects it is hard to decide which kind of photos you want to take. Luckily some of these cameras are relatively inexpensive, but I have been going back and forth on whether to to buy one camera and then equip it with the necessary attachments or to find a good deal on multiple plastic cameras that are good at one thing.
I guess it is the age-old struggle, whether to be a jack-of-all-trades or to specialize and be the best at one task. I would call myself a dabbler, but I am just wondering what the community's thoughts are in the world of plastic cameras?Read more >