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Layar Creator Merges Print and Digital Media

It’s becoming more evident that print media must innovate to survive in our increasingly digital world. The makers of Layar Creator are trying to bridge that gap. With their augmented reality app, users can experience print media with the dynamics of digital media. This means you can instantly download, buy, like, and share things you find in print. And this is the part that I can’t really wrap my head around – Layar allows you to turn still photos into video. What do you think? Is this useful technology? [more]

Think You Know Depth Of Field? Online Quiz Will Make Your Brain Hurt

With so many photographers entering the movie-making scene with DSLRs that shoot HD video, understanding depth of field has become crucial for keeping moving subjects in critical focus. In this online test from blackandblue.com, your knowledge is put to the test with 10 basic concept questions, and then 10 scenario questions. Post your score in the comments and tell us what you thought of it.

50 Great Photography Tips In Just Ten minutes!

Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro, semi-pro or a beginner, this video made by DigitalRev have some really great quick tips for any photographer out there – from ISO to equipment, all the way to location and concept. Do you have additional tips to add? leave them in the comments!

The Little Slide Dress: Emily Steel Creates An Illuminating Dress From Old Film

A modern take on the little black dress, Emily Steel has found a way to make film a fashion statement. This dressed is adorned with film and backed with LED lights that give the effect. The idea was to create a wearable dress that fuses the idea of technology and art. The end result is intriguing to say the least. Check out the images and more details in the expanded post.  [more]

Mimicry: A Quirky Series of Images by Giesen and Leenders

I love everything about this ‘Mimicry’ series by Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders. Each frame has two figures (the photographers themselves) next to each other in the same pose. There is something very Wes Anderson about these images; it’s probably the amount of styling and the intentional use of color. The oddball posing fits right into each scene.

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Gigantic Living Grass Portraits Created with Photosynthesis

I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like this before. The England-based artistic collaboration of Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey (a.k.a. Ackroyd & Harvey) have been creating large grassy portraits with the use of photosynthesis. They exposed the grass to the sun through large custom-made negatives, creating different tones from yellow to green. It’s a breathtaking concept that I would love to see in person. [more]

Fstoppers Rated #1 Photography Website Online

We do what we do because we love it. We didn’t do this for fame, glory, or accolades. We are just a bunch of photo nerds, gear heads, and working pros who wanted to help others learn how to be better photographers. We learn something new every day, and we hope that you do too. So we were extremely surprised to find that we were just rated the #1 photography site by ExpertPhotography.com. [more]

Want to Sell Something on Craigslist? Make It Look Amazing.

As photographers, we all are pretty familiar with the idea that imagery sells product better than any snazzily written paragraph could. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? So why is it that most craigslist ads either have no photos, or have really terrible images? I’m the first to admit my photos have minimal effort thrown into them when I make a Craigslist ad, which is probably why I still have my old drum kit. Well this guy knows how to make a great ad, because his 1991 BMW 318is looks freaking amazing. [more]

Zuckerberg’s Photographer Also Caught Off-Guard by Wedding

Like him or not, Mark Zuckerberg has become wildly successful with the social media giant, Facebook. After the IPO hit Wall Street, Zuck surprised his friends and family with an unannounced wedding to his long time girlfriend. His photographer Allyson Magda was caught off guard by the switcheroo of events, but according to Forbes, was able to keep it all together despite the craziness of the day. [more]

[Review] Camera Awesome iPhone App

If you spend much time on the app store (or even if you don’t) you are inundated with the hundreds of camera apps, every single one of them claiming to be the greatest thing ever. Camera Awesome is no exception. I mean, they make quite the bold statement in the name of the app alone. So let’s take a look at what it means to “Awesomize,” and dissect this app that promises to take sharper, better-exposed photos with stunning professional effects. [more]

Discussing the Discussion: Elle and Time

In the past week, we have reported on some hot button issues. First we dropped the story regarding Time Magazine’s controversial cover. Not long after, Elle Brazil was next up to the plate with yet another contentious cover. Let’s look at what some of you had to say and discuss the issues further, because I know I wasn’t the only one who felt that there were those of you who were getting really fired up. [more]

[Pics] Rarely Seen Behind The Scenes Shots From Star Wars

Behind the scenes shots are always fun, especially when it’s from really great movies. You get to see characters in their real element still dressed as their on-screen characters. These images are just awesome. These are rarely seen images of the cast of Star Wars that I am pretty sure you’ll enjoy.   [more]

Fstoppers Photographers Party In San Fran Tonight

Lee Morris, Jaron Schneider, and I want to meet up with local photographers and friends tonight Sunday May 13th. Come join us for drinks and conversation at Vinyl Wine bar from 7pm-10pm. We don’t expect a huge group so it should be a great low key get-together.

Vinyl Wine Bar
359 Divisadero St.
SF, CA 94117
(415) 621-4132

[Photos] Time Magazine Knows How to Get Your Attention

Photographer Martin Schoeller recently shot this TIME Magazine cover on an extended method of motherhood. The featured cover shows an image of a young mom and her son, still breastfeeding at age 3. While there is no right or wrong time to stop breastfeeding, these images have stirred up quite the controversy on just that. [more]

[Concept] What The Instagram App Icon Would Look Like If It Became A Working Camera

The square Instagram App icon has become very well known to most of us. What if it was real? The team over at ADR studios rendered what it would look like if the icon became a real camera. Would it be something that you would buy if it was a possibility?

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