Archive for September, 2011

Create Instagram Style Filters Using Analog Cameras and Film

1000 memories, a site that helps you share old photographs with friends and family, put together this awesome chart showing how to create Instagram style filters using analog cameras and film. They must have done quite a bit of research as the results are all very unique. View the full chart below, and be sure to follow the link for the full article.

Face Shows Up in Photograph Taken at Pearl Harbor

While vacationing in the United States, a woman and her family visited the site of the Pearl Harbor attack. While looking through many of her photographs, she came across this one, which resembles a face in the water. Is it one of the men who lost their lives many years ago trying to communicate from beyond the grave, or just coincidence?

Beware of Fake Nikon Gear!

Lee Morris recently purchased some Nikon equipment on Amazon.com through a third party retailer. The knock-off gear was so true to the original, that it took him a while to notice it wasn’t authentic. If you plan to purchase a Nikon compatible battery grip in the near future, you might want to watch this video first.

Onion Doctored Photograph and Tweet Cause Panic

The Onion, a website known for their satirical news, created quite the buzz recently when they posted a story about members of congress taking hostages at the Capitol building and demanding $12 trillion dollars (presumably to pay off the entire debt of the United States). While it’s not uncommon for people to confuse these stories as real, things got out of hand when they tweeted the following message:

BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building.
Without any link to the article on their main site, many people thought the news was real. Word spread fast over twitter, and before you know it, people were calling the police to let them know about the hostage taking. Oops.

Nikon Statement Causes a Stir

Nikon recently caused a big stir with the following statement which was posted on their facebook page: A photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses, and a good lens is essential to taking good pictures! Do any of our facebook fans use any of the NIKKOR lenses? Which is your favorite and […]

Aperture Glasses

There’s a tutorial over at instructables.com that shows you how to create glasses which have apertures for lenses. There’s even a PDF in which you can cut out all the pieces needed. Total construction time: 3 – 6 hours. Geeky, but still pretty neat.

Forwards Backwards Shows the World From a Unique Perspective

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Flickr Releases an Adroid App

Flickr has launched a photo sharing app for Android, complete with photo filters. One of Flickr’s main competitors is Instagram, who’s user base has been expanding rapidly. While Instagram has an iPhone app, they have yet to release an Android version. I wonder if Flickr’s new app will win over some of the Android users?

Joby Micro Gorillapod

This new Joby micro Gorillapod was designed for compact camera. What set’s it apart from most tripods is that it was designed to stay on your camera at all times. It’s small, and well thought out in that it folds up against the base of the camera when not in use. They start shipping in […]

Celebrities Without Eyebrows

In case you’re wondering what your favourite celebrity looks like without eyebrows, here’s your answer. Thanks goodness, because I was awake all night wondering about this very question. On another note, what’s the deal with the Mona Lisa before & after?