Thursday, September 29, 2005

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

This is a compact wide angle (16:9) digital camera. Not as wide as say a swing lens Horizon 202 but it will give you images with a nice aspect ratio. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1: Digital Photography Review

Realtime LCD for DSLR

This is a handy device, I;m wondering why I haven't seen this in other blogs... You attach a little doover to the viewfinder to your camera that lets you see your viewfinders display on a moveable LCD. This would be real handy for those times where you want to shoot over your head or real low. read more | digg story

Corpse Bride Has Many Tech Firsts

Corpse Bride is a movie of many firsts; it's the first feature-length, stop-motion film edited using Final Cut Pro, it's the first feature shot using commercial digital SLR still photography cameras and it's the first movie to choose digital cameras over film cameras based on the criterion of image quality.

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

This is a great use of macro tubes. His other works are pretty impressive as well. Spider Attack!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Very clever and simple design gives this three pinhole camera a unique twist on things. PINHOLE BLENDER

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Mammatus Clouds

These look fantastic...I'e seen somemyself but never this well defined. june2004hastings-mammatus

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Tortuga 5

The Tortuga (turtle in Spanish) is a five hole pinhole camera that will make either a 240 degree panoramic at once or sequentialy. the example above is what you get if you trigger each shutter while you have it pointed at different objects. Photo merging can have some pretty dramatic results. Someday I will build one of these, or buy one if I can afford it. Tortuga 5

From an airplane

From an airplane
Originally uploaded by _naomi.

Pinhole photo taken from in a plane. Might be a first.

Cherry Street Bridge

Cherry Street Bridge
Originally uploaded by John Brownlow.

Nifty 360 degree panoramic image. I love how the lines are distorted.

Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts
Originally uploaded by JohnKit.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Photoshop Tutorials

Always handy to have on hand.
Not good with Photoshop, or just want to learn more. This is a great website that has tons of tutorials. Forums and other information can be found at, this link is specifically for the Photoshop tutorials.

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High-Res Photo of Manhattan shortly after 9/11/2001

Yes, it it a big file, if your computer is slow you should save it off. *NOTE* Link is to a directory holding the image. Because the image is so large (14MB @ 9372 x 9372 pixels) clicking the image could freeze your browser. I recommend saving the image by right-clicking and opening it with a program like Photoshop. Image taken on Sept. 23, 2001 from an altitude of 3,300 feet.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Week long paper exposure

This is the (pretty much) original image from my seven day long exposure of my photogram (blueprint) paper test. The image would have been sharper but being open like that for so long there was a serious issue with halation (light bouncing off the emulsion and reflecting back off the camera on to the paper again). Week long paper exposure - natural blue

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Pinhole Factory

For those that don't totaly get the whole DIY thing but don't want to be left out of the pinhole camera crae you can order a pretty nice kit from these fellows. The Pinhole Factory, exclusive cameras from Pinhole Solutions

Pinhole Pano Camera

Ah... I need to build one of these myself. I have a 35mm format panoramic pinhole camera that i built but i won't truely think I have done a good job until I build one that takes 120 roll film. 6x16 Panoramic

Camera Zip-lock

If your like me, a little rain won't stop you from wanting to take photos. It might stop the camera pretty quick though! So to ,ake sure that won't happen have a look at this quick DIY on how to shoot through a plastic bag. Camera Zip-lock

Holga Mods

If your the owner of a Lomo 120 camera you will know that getting 120 developed is sometimes tricky. Well don't be sad, with a little bit of work you can make a ghetto adapter for 35mm film! Cool, eh? Holga Modification Page A place with some better photos.

Tokyo VR Project

Here are some very cool QTVR images of places in and around Tokyo japan. QuickTimeVR -Tokyo VR Project-

Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Pod

I'm so glad that this has a 1/4" screw mount on it, just a bean bag is great to have if your not in the mood to haul a tripod around but it's a pain when you try and position the camera just right. Almost always it will slide a bit and then your back to moving it around again. Should have some suction cups on it just for good measure but then again the idea isn't exactly new. I seem to remember seeing something like this a few years ago in a Porters catalog. THE pod

brooklyn bridge in the middle

brooklyn bridge in the middle
Originally uploaded by luluvision.

Very nice panoramic image taken with a Horizon 202.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

robot revolution

robot revolution, originally uploaded by z1784.

Cool looking pinhole photos. I like the fact that its in the original negative.


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