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Can a Bundle of Soda Straws be a Camera?

This one is hard to classify. Is it a hack, or is it art? Perhaps it’s both. However you want to classify it, it’s pretty cool to turn a bundle of …

Cameras

This Guy Basically Turned His Mirror Into a Giant iPhone

A man has created a smart mirror that lets him use his full-length mirror like a gigantic Apple iPhone.<p>On Wednesday, a YouTube user shared his latest …

iPhone

Sunrise Over Scurry

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

Build your own DIY field monitor for shooting with DSLRs

Whether you’re shooting video or stills, field monitors can be invaluable. For video the advantages are obvious. Nailing focus is a lot easier on a …

Raspberry Pi Powered Digital Backpack For Analog 35mm Cameras (video)

Professional art director Samuel Mello Medeiros has created a new digital backpack which he has designed to transform analogue 35mm cameras into …

How to build the world's brightest, craziest, LED light serving 1800W

Here is an entry that will probably go down as a totally impractical build, but it is just so insane that I had to share it. I mean I can’t see …

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

The latest member of Canon's Selphy line of small-format photo printers, the Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer ($109.99) is a good model …

Cameras

How One Young Artist Makes Public Art for Free...and Makes a Living Too

Karen Anderson builds tiny doors in Atlanta for free. See how she handles the money angle.<p>Karen Anderson created one tiny door for her neighborhood …

Art

Meet Graham -- The Superhuman Evolved To Survive Car Accidents

A lesson about our own vulnerability on the road.<p>We humans are always pushing limits ― skydiving, downhill skiing, car racing.<p>The stark reality, however, is that our bodies are not built to survive accidents involving many of the technologies we’ve come to love and rely on, namely automobiles.<p>Then …

Aputure's versatile new light is the size of a credit card and costs only $49

Small lights are fantastic and well designed ones are extremely versatile. Whether you’re shooting stills or video, you can throw them in dark …

DSLR Cameras

Quick Tips to Help You Take Sharper Photographs

There are many reasons that photographs end up a bit less sharp than desired. Sometimes the subject moves slightly and blurs the scene, but other …

This portable solar charger is big enough to be your emergency home power source

<b>It's described as an "off-grid home solar system in a box," and it could be a much safer option for home backup power than a gas generator.</b><p>Portable …

Gear & Gadgets

Guide to Build a Solar Panel

Solar panels are great. They are rechargeable and they help you cut electricity cost by using energy from sunlight, which is certainly a free energy …

Solar Panels

Cleaning Your Camera Lenses With Isopropyl Alcohol and Purosol

Cleaning your camera lenses are an important part of ensuring that they keep working flawlessly and that your picture taking devices are always …

Photography

Parachut is a subscription service for borrowing expensive camera gear

If you're really keen to shoot with a particular camera or lens, but you can't afford to buy it, you don't have many options. Renting gear for long …

Photography

3Pod Orbit MonoPod

Make Some DIY Flexible LED Panels for Your Photography Lighting Kit

If you’re looking for a great way to light your photo and video shoots, this DIY super bright LED panel can be molded to shed light anywhere you need …

DIY

Sharp Photography Tips & Techniques

There are lots of ingredients that go into making a spectacular photograph, but the most important is for the picture to be in sharp focus. Even the …

Photography

How to Make V-Flats for Studio Portraiture: A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

New York City-based editorial and commercial portrait photographer Felix Kunze says that the number one question he gets asked by people is how he …

Image Sharpening Trick for Photos with High ISO Noise

You’ve probably run into this issue at one point or another—how to sharpen an image with high ISO noise without worsening the noise artifacts. This …

Photoshop

How Patience and Self-Restraint are Valuable to Photographers

Photographers love to show off their work. Yes, it’s sometimes self-serving, a bit of a “hey, look what I made” sort of thing. Not that there’s …

Imaging

Using Focal Points To Better Your Photography

Focal points are a great way to creating attractive elements within your frame and drawing the viewer's eye into the photograph. Here's several ways …

Tutorials

Photos that Challenge Conventions of Beauty, Race, and Gender - VICE

Photo by Joseph Maida: Ka'ainanui (Hawaiian, Chinese, French, German) 2013<p>Last year, VICE launched our column "Being Gay is Beautiful In..." with a photograph from New York-based artist Joseph Maida's series <i>New Natives.</i> Maida's images feature aspiring male models set against the primordial …

Hawaii

4 Tips For Shooting Low to the Ground

Shooting low to the ground can emphasize qualities of a location that might otherwise get lost. These four tips can help you to make the most of …

Landscape Photography

Call for Submissions: Photos That Are Totally 'Off the Wall'

From performance artists to Wall Street tycoons, everyone has a bit of quirk lingering inside; it’s just a matter of how much we’re willing to show …

How to Make a DIY Eyelighter Reflector for $40

After sharing his DIY square “ring light” build here back in July, photographer Isiah Xiong is back again with another DIY project. This time, Xiong …

Why Working for Exposure Doesn’t Always…Work

We’ve all been there. An email pops into your inbox telling you how incredible your photography is, and how there is a great opportunity. It says …

Imaging