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News : Amazing 3D video capture using Kinect

Screw gaming, let's get to the serious stuff! Here's an amazing video of a Kinect hack that lets one see what its camera sees - in 3D. Instead of 2D images of motion capture, we get the full spatial view. Think of the "bullet time" effect in The Matrix (freeze, rotate, conti ...more

News : The Birth of Skateboard Culture

Beautiful images from photographer Hugh Holland's recent show at M+B Gallery in L.A., "Locals Only", a portrait of 70s skateboard culture. "In the mid-Seventies, two events coincided in Southern California that gave rise to skateboarding as we now know it. The invention of th ...more

Jowlers : How to Photograph Yourself Mid-Seizure

It's time to get silly with your cell phone photos! This How-To will have you violently shaking your head back and forth. Why? To capture a shot mid-seizure, producing a "Jowler", a still image of the face one makes while vigorously shaking one's head. Click through for more i ...more

News : Gadgets Exploded in Mid-Air

Ever wonder what's inside those old vintage typewriters and analog phones? Canadian photographer Todd McLellan dissects old electronics and then captures their innards— some assembled in a painstakingly orderly array, others caught in a mid-air explosion. More images and proce ...more

News : Hacking Photography With Chrono-Cubism

Brazilian photographer Diego Kuffer says he's "hacked" the idea of photography with his chrono-cubism method of compositing photos into collages, resulting in a vibrant tracking of time, space and movement: "Photography only lets you capture instants (even long exposures are ...more

News : Microsoft Kinect Has Never Been So Alluring

Think beautiful bokeh photography + just a hint of TRON sensuality and you have photographer Audrey Penven's lovely series entitled "Dancing with Invisible Light: A series of interactions with Kinect's infrared structured light". Penven's process is quite interesting: "With ...more

News : Google Is Watching You

Google StreetView is watching everybody. In fact, Google captures so much, Jon Rafman has made art out of it. Rafman's blog 9eyes features the most interesting images found the cameras nine eyes (and no brain). Previously, Spy With Google Street View. "Dead" Girl Pranks the W ...more

How To : Organize images in Lightroom with multiple cameras

This Software video tutorial shows how to organize images in Lightroom with multiple cameras. Kerry Garrison will explain how to do this by adjusting the time offset of all of the images from one camera. You can take a shot in the beginning and synchronize the rest of the imag ...more

How To : Take and crop a screencapture on Windows

On this YouTube video the user Vvistacomphelp shows you how to print screen and crop pictures. The first thing that the user shows is where the Print Screen button is located at on most keyboards so that you can press it on yours. The second thing is go to the start menu in Wi ...more

How To : Play a fake desktop prank on a coworker

Pull off this easy prank, and – without causing any permanent damage – watch your coworker squirm with frustration. You Will Need * Access to a coworker's computer * A phony desktop graphic * A flash drive Step 1: Create a phony desktop Create a few on your desktop and give t ...more

News : Different Types of Photography

Aerial- standing tall above the subject, or shooting from a tall building, plane, etc... Architecture- shots of buildings (no people) Artistic- any shot of a subject where creativity is the number 1 goal. Black and White - aka... B&W, working with no color. Camera Phone- low q ...more

News : What kind of camera do I need?

Choosing a camera, perhaps one of the most difficult decisions there is when it comes to photography. But being a great photographer on a budget isn't as hard as you think. It gets a little intimidating when you're looking at all these DSLR Canon and Nikon cameras. (By the way ...more

How To : Create a custom caption box in Wordpress

In order to create a custom caption box in WordPress you'll need to go to your dashboard. Here click on appearances, then on editor. Now over on the right select the sidebar option. Here you'll see some code, what you need to do is find the word that you want to replace on the ...more

News : If you steal, steal from the best

Ruth Bernard lived to be well over 100 years old and managed to create some of the most memorable photography in her long lifetime.   Much of her work dealt with the female body, beautiful black and white nudes that captured the essence of what it is to be a woman. On of her ...more

Bokeh Photography Challenge : The Micro Ant

I was in Tucson with my family and I had recently bought the MyTouch 4g Slide and was testing out the micro zoom on the 8MP camera. I decided to capture this ant as it was moving along the side walk and captured this stunning image.

How To : Get Ke$ha's "Blah Blah Blah" makeup look

Ke$ha has some funky looks. She has captured the ultimate party girl image with a lot of her videos and album covers. If you are looking to get a great club style like Ke$ha, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to duplicate her album cover for "Blah Blah Blah" a ...more

How To : Prep a Canon 7D to shoot in HD movie mode

In this video, the Canon EOS 7D is explored and prepped to shoot extremely high quality video. This video goes over how to set-up the camera to attain the flattest image for later grading & editing. Capture professional looking digital video, with tips and tricks revealed here.

How To : Use the Print Screen function in Windows

How to use the Print Screen (Print Scrn) button on your keyboard in Windows to capture an image of whatever is on your screen. Use the Print Screen function in Windows. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Capture screenshots in Windows Media Player

Need to capture an image from windows media player, but you just get a blank screen? In this video, you will be shown how to capture screenshots in windows media player just by adjusting the performance tab. Capture screenshots in Windows Media Player. Click through to watch t ...more

How To : Trick YouTube Into Being a Decent Video Editor

Today I'll be detailing how to use the two YouTube Video Editors to enhance the quality of your work, as well as going over a simple workaround to save time uploading the variety of clips you'll need to assemble a more complicated piece of filmmaking. While the tools YouTube ...more

How To : Make a grave rubbing

Grave rubbing is more than just an art. It's a record of the past, one that so many people would just rather forget. And graves are the one way to reconnect with that world. Discover the ancient art of gravestone rubbing to record beautiful headstone images or to enhance your ...more

News : DIY Peekfreak Cameras Made with Household Rubbish

Peekfreak is a collaborative project between industrial designer Wai Lam and photographer Yann Huey, both hailing from Malaysia. The aim of the project is create experimental cameras made from household junk (such as plastic food containers, discarded bicycle parts, and floppy ...more

How To : Photoshop the Universe (Just Like NASA Does)

NASA just released this beautiful image of what's leftover from a supernova explosion. The red cloud is expanding cosmic debris, the blue is a blast wave of electrons, and the stripes at the edge tell of a high energy burst of x-rays that may be bound for earth. This image was ...more

Eye Candy of the Day : WiFi Networks Visualized

Norwegian designers Timo Armall, Jørn Knutsen, and Einar Sneve Martinussen visually capture invisible WiFi signals by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. The trio set up a four-meter long WiFi-detecting rod with 80 LED bulbs to depict cross-sections th ...more

News : Creating the Cosmos With Ink, Paint & Water

Artist Pery Burge uses water, paint and ink to create images that look like they might have been captured by the Hubble Telescope or under the super-zoom of a powerful microscope. "I use a Canon EOS 500D digital camera with EF100mm F2.8 macro lens and Speedlite 420EX flash, a ...more

How To : Do night photography with your kids

In this video, we learn how to do night photography with your kids. Glow sticks. flash lights, and ghost images are great for night time! First, put your camera in the manual mode and then learn how to set the shutter once you're in manual mode. Put the pop up flash on your ca ...more

News : Speeding Bullet Vs. a Single Drop of Water

Alexander Augusteijn captures one of the world's most deadly projectiles slicing through the Earth's delicate water droplet. Via PetaPixel: "I am a photographer from the Netherlands, specializing in high speed photography. I use a normal flash to achieve very short illuminat ...more

Otherworldly : Optical Delusions and Small Realities

Last week in New York, I saw the new show Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities at the Museum of Arts and Design, at Columbus Circle near the edge of Central Park, between Broadway and Eighth. Below is the museum’s description of the show: “Otherworldly: Optical ...more

Echoisms : How to Measure Your Own Attractiveness

Have you ever heard symmetrical is sexier? Yep, according to scientists, symmetry is inherently more attractive to the Homo Sapien eye. Back in the days of Helen of Troy, Phidias, Plato and other great philosophers all observed the golden ratio, "a sum where the quantities to ...more

How To : Do a Tombstone Rubbing

Tombstone rubbing is a simple and beautiful way to transfer a tombstone design onto paper using rubbing wax or black crayon. Many people do this for their own genealogy research to record tombstone designs of family members, or simply as a hobby to capture unique and interesti ...more

How To : Make Your Laptop Theft Proof

The dreaded moment you hope never happens—someone has stolen your laptop. You could have private information, pictures, or even private information belonging to the company you work for, all lost forever. It can cause you pain, money, or even a job. There are paid services th ...more

News : Canon's 5D Mark II Invades Hollywood

Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 1: Drawing

From the onset of the popularization of apps for the iDevice, users have experimented with creating original artwork on their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. And when famed British artist David Hockney christened the iDevice with his painterly digital drawings, the trend exploded even ...more

News : Print Yourself in 3D

Since the early genesis of the brilliant Microsoft Kinect hack, inventive applications have been popping up nonstop. One of the most fascinating projects to surface recently falls within the realm of 3D printing. "Fabricate Yourself"—a hack presented at the Tangible, Embedded ...more

News : The Camera of the Future (According To Lady Gaga)

Lady Gaga made an appearance at this year's CES to present what she claims to be "the camera of the future": a pair of photo and video capturing sunglasses, designed by Gaga for Polaroid. Though more of a novelty gadget than a useful camera, the GL20 camera glasses could poten ...more

How To : Screen capture on your Android

Most people know how to take a screencap on their PC or laptop, but what about your mobile device? Taking a screencap on your phone can be very useful. For example, if you are reviewing an app you may need screencaps, or if you are having a problem and wish to ask someone else ...more

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