Have you ever noticed that every number on a clock is represented in a set of dominos? I didn't make the connection until spying this unbelievably cool Domino Clock from Carbon Design Group. The only one in existence right now is in their new studio, but a plan
Last week I posted 6 ways to use your digital camera for DIY, however, if you include the GREAT TIPS in the comments section of the post, it was more like 12 ways. With such a wonderful response, I thought I'd add a few more ways I use my digi for DIY.
1. You can get some wonderful design ideas from public spaces such as hotels, restaurants and, yes, even bars, where proprietors are used to camera flashes. (I'm often inspired by their...
Anecdote: When MWT and I first started dating, I assisted him in changing the brakes on one of his old beaters. I've forgotten which one. It could have been 'Herb', the 1964 Chevelle handed down from his grandfather, or the '76 Nova that he bought from his family's barber, or the rusty/orange GMC 10 pickup of an unknown year affectionately referred to as 'The Unit'. Whichever it was, when the tire was off and the parts were scattered across the garage floor, we realized we didn't pay close enough attention to how we dismantled the thing. We were in quite the pickle. We decided
But, no matter how carried away these holidaysters get - one Clark Griswold-disciple reportedly pays more than $5,000 in electricity each season - there's still a whole lotta black, and very little light, making for some tough shutterbugging.
Thankfully, plenty of master photographers have already thought through the...
Ladies and Gentlemen! Presenting sixteen digitalized, geometricized, fabulously pixelated home decor and interior design creations.
- Pixelated Wooden Walls
- Pixelated Seats
- Pixelated Graffiti
- Scattered Accomodation
- Pixelated Armchairs
- Pixelated Pillows
Earlier this month, Apartment Therapy Chicago featured a home with a pixelated portrait of Lincoln, which the owners created "by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). [Then they] built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number."
Then, some clever AT reader took the approach, and recreated the aesthetic...
You know all those little things that you see need done, but whiz by simply don't have the time to accomplish them?
Unfortunately, they actually make your life slower and less productive, which is something for which we definately don't have time. Dumb Little Man states, "If we don’t know what we’ve got, where it is, and how to find it, we run into serious problems, lowered productivity and raised stress levels." So, check out their eight tips to...
Have you heard? The latest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, opens today, and Photojojo is celebrating in the most magical way. They show us how to make moving pictures, just like in The Daily Prophet. For you Muggles, that's the newspaper that serves as the vehicle for the Minestry of Magic to disseminate its agenda, which should not be confused with The Quibbler, the wizarding world's equivalent of The National Enquirer, which actually reports a factual story now and then. (TMI?) Anyhoo, the photographs in the newspapers move like short films that are on a loop. They're very cool, and now, thanks to jojo's tute, we can make them! This is what you'll need to do it:
First, an update. Okay, so after being totally intimidated last week, I decided to do some research and take the plunge. Ultimately, this review prompted me to settle on the Canon G10, which has become my Red Rider B-B gun of sorts. I would have slept with it the first night after I brought it home if I knew I wouldn’t roll over and break it. But I digress.
This week in class we focused on being out of focus. More specifically depth of field...
Melissa Lawson offers a brilliant tutorial on creating a DIY fisheye lens from an old pair of glasses and bit of electrical tape.
Really, this is genius, and cheap!
Making stuff is always way more fun when you're using the images of your friends and family as source material. Here's eleven clever projects that allow you to use your own digital photos to create beautiful artwork and fun crafts.
- KidGrid: DIY Photo blocks
- Customized party gear
- Make photo magnets
- Personalized mini-stickers
- Custom coloring books
- Create your own pop art
- DIY Photo mobile
- Bookplate stickers
- Personalized baby books & scrapbooks
- Photo puzzle
Digital Photography School suggests taking tons of photos to increase your chances of getting that perfect shot. Try these ten tiips to add a bit of diversity as you fill up your memory card.
1. Shoot your subject at different focal lengths
2. Shoot your subject from different angles
3. Shoot using different formats
4. Avoid the Group Shot Blink
5. Use continuous exposure modes
6. Move your Subject around
7. Try Exposure Bracketing -
You're about to complete the ultimate Curbly How-To DIY post, and you think, "Man! Wouldn't it be sweet if I could hang my camera from the ceiling, and take a photo of me actually working on it?!"
Or, you're planning to scale Mt. Rainier, and you know you'll want a photo of you and your backpacking buddies, but there's no way you're gonna lug a tripod in your pack for 14,410 feet.
Or, if you're not totally allergic to all things furry...