Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Sean Connery are all Russian generals. At least in this set of images they are. These came from a site called ReplaceFace, where you can get your own personalized portrait as a general. I have to admit, I would gladly hang this portrait of Bill Murray over my mantle (if I had a mantle). What do you think of these composites?
It’s Friday, have a laugh. The crew over at The Verge put together this video of a (fake) camera that resembles a Polaroid by instantly producing a printed image out of it’s body. This model, made by Instagram, lets you add you own effects for an even more unique look at your images!
I can’t wait to buy one of these and start shooting professional looking wedding photos! [more]
Antonio Vicentini recently created this 8-bit gallery of cameras spanning pretty much everything from antique large format cameras through modern DSLRs. It’s a cute, semi-retro, nostalgia-inducing piece for anyone who grew up in the 80s or early 90s. What I find most interesting is how many cameras I was able to recognize; though I’m not sure if that means I’m an uber-dork who has spent far too much time in front of old game consoles and camera websites, or I’ve just got a killer memory. How many cameras do you recognize?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’re probably familiar with LensRentals.com, which is one of the most popular camera gear rental shops in the world, if not the most popular. We recently had the chance to sit down with the LensRentals team and learn everything about what just might be photography’s most fascinating company. [more]
Quite often, aspiring photographers of the world turn to the almighty interwebs to find answers to “How to take photos of __________”. Sometimes, the better question is “How NOT to take photos of __________”. Here are some examples of how NOT to take portraits of families while you’re in your basement home studio. [more]
These days, it’s not uncommon for 90% of what I shoot to end up filed away in some hard drive on a shelf never to be used. In that library of images, I have my fair share of weird shots and bizarre candids. However they don’t hold up to what the blog Black and WTF showcases. I’m really at a loss for any more words. You’ll have to enjoy these for yourself to get why I have nearly laughed myself into a coma. Happy Friday everyone! [more]
A user on the popular social website Reddit was the first to bring our attention to this enormous Photoshop fail. A recent Target advertisement left one of the models sporting a little something extra. You won’t believe your eyes when you see this, nor will you believe that somehow, nobody caught the mistake. [more]
I don’t know if it really is the smallest camera in the world like makers Hammacher Schlemmer claim, but it’s probably the smallest camera that looks like a camera! It’s powerful 2 megapixel sensor can capture still images at 1600 x 1200 resolution and captures video at 30 fps at 640 x 480 resolution. It even has built-in autofocus! [more]
Nick Kelsh kindly brings us an ‘elegant’ video from the Kelsh Institite For Advanced Photograph Thinking on how to clean your precious lenses. We never had a great way to clean our lenses till now. Once you see this fantastic method, you’ll be convinced immediately. Thank you Nick, the results worked great on our lenses! [more]
At long last, the scientific breakthrough many of us have long been waiting for: A pill that we can take to get us out of an editing slump, increase creativity, or help us deal with clients. But beware: side effects may include high blood pressure, insomnia, color blindness, neck pain, and occasional dizziness.
The web is abuzz with comparison articles on which $3000 DSLR camera is the best bang for the buck. Kevin Good with CrisisLab recently did a side by side comparison of the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 in several real world tests. His tests include Resolution, Rolling Shutter, High ISO Test, and Durability. Each test was conducted to the highest of standards and perhaps might be the most scientific review I’ve seen yet. Now off to Craigslist to find me some models! [more]
Let’s hope this is not what you look like when taking pictures. Admit it, we’ve all been guilty of strange poses. I’m sure these shots are also making you wonder if there’s a shot of you floating around depicting you in an odd pose. These shots really make it easy to laugh at ourselves as we sometimes see ourselves in their shoes, at least to a lesser degree. [more]
Check out what happened when Ellen Degeneres “directed” a photoshoot by telling the photographer exactly what to say to her models through an earpiece. I think Ellen got the potential to make it big in the photo industry. Don’t you think?
Randy Gregg has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a digital camera that is built to look just like a hunting rifle. It’s completely non-lethal, and pulling the trigger will store your images, complete with crosshair overlay, onto an SD card. For hunters and law enforcement this might be useful, but something tells me I won’t see this in a lineup next to a bunch of DSLRs when shooting public events. Hit the jump for some renders of the product and Randy’s Kickstarter.
You may recall that Rob Ashe and his fellow post gurus who work on the Conan O’Brien Show publicly bashed Final Cut X a while back. They’ve returned with a new video, proclaiming their love for Adobe Premiere, or as Rob refers to it, Final Cut Pro 8. Final Cut X has had several updates since it’s initial release, but is it still lacking? Have you made the switch? Are you cutting home movies in 4K?