Tag Archives | Digital Camera

…Gift Cards get high tech?

Target Best Buy Gift Cards

This year, gift cards go beyond just plastic as companies add features to lure you into buying the profit-filled gifts.

New card ideas include Target, which has added a small digital camera to their card, and Best Buy, which chose to go with a speaker that can connect to any MP3 player and play music through the included mini headphone jack.

While the Target card makes sense, because you can use it to capture holiday memories, send thank you pics to the gift giver, and even use it as a camera stand-in on your way to buying a real digital camera of your choice, the Best Buy one seems a little strange, since I can’t imagine the tiny speaker sounding any good as it attempts to keep up with the enthusiastic gift recipient.

Either way though, it’s an interesting idea, and it will be interesting to see what gets attached to a gift card next.

[Target Gift Card, Best Buy Gift Card]

…36 Exposures is a challenge?

36 Exposures

What can you do with just one roll?

36 Exposures wants to find out, and has created the 36 Exposures Challenge to put photo and creative skills to the test.

Unlike a digital camera, where you can shoot away and then just pick the ones that you like later, film cameras had an element of choice involved that meant each photo had to serve a purpose; thus, creating “conscious intentionality”.

To bring back that idea, FILE challenged artists to articulate a concept, project, or theme, and then use a camera to photograph the images to accompany it with only one roll of film.

Though the contest deadline has passed, it’s definitely an interesting idea that could serve as inspiration for your own ‘one roll story’, and I’m sure the submissions will be impressive, so bookmark the site and be sure to go back, because you never know what one roll can do.

[36 Exposures Challenge]

[Via: swissmiss]

…Flickr has a lot of photos?

Flickr - Two Billionth Photo

Though it looks like any other photo, this photo of a sculpture, taken in front of Market City in the Chinatown Haymarket of Sydney, Australia is important, because it marks the milestone of Flickr’s two billionth photo! (Billionth with a B!)

Good to know there’s at least a few people putting their digital camera to good use.

[Flickr – Two Billionth]