Tag Archives | Technique

…It’s Things Thursday: DODOcase?


The limited edition DODOcase is a beautiful, hand made iPad case that is designed to protect it from extinction.

Inspired by Moleskine journals and made by hand in San Francisco using traditional book binding techniques, the case blends the traditional feel of a book with the technological power of the iPad. With an interior made from bamboo and a faux leather cover, it’s also environmentally friendly, so you can rest easy if that’s a check box in your buying decision.

Lastly, the cover is designed to be folded back so you can stand your iPad, and an elastic strap keeps the cover tight when you’re on the go.

If the Apple case isn’t doing it for you, and you want to make sure your iPad stands out from the crowd, then definitely give the DODOcase a look, because there’s really just nothing like it that’s alive today.


…LED Light Drawing Pens are easy to make?

Light Graffiti

Light graffiti is a fun photography style where you set your camera up to take a long exposure at night, and then use a handheld light sources to ‘draw’ in the frame.

The easiest way to create light graffiti is with an LED pen, since they can be made in all sorts of different colors, and the small, very focused light will give you detailed lines without illuminating the rest of the image.

To make your very own set of LED Light Drawing Pens, check out Instructables, where they’ve posted a guide that will turn some plastic tubing, an LED, and rudimentary wiring into a LED pen in no time.

[Instructables – LED Light Drawing Pens]

[Photo Via: Eric Castro]

…Faces look funny upside-down?

Continuing the theme of interesting photo techniques, this one involves putting parts of a face on your chin and then taking an upside-down photo of your face:

Upside-Down Faces

[Via: Popgive]

…Jowling is crazy looking?


Jowling (AKA the Slap n’ Flap) is a photography technique where the subject completely relaxes their facial muscles and then shakes their head side to side as fast as they can.

The end result is a funny/silly picture that gives anyone’s face cartoon like proportions, and is perfect for capturing those candid moments.

Just something to keep in mind during your next family portraits…

[Via: Digital Photography School]

[Photos Via: Rent-A-Moose]

…Motive will teach you how to shoot?

Motive Photography

Getting good car shots is a mix of art and science that few can master. Designers spend countless hours shaping each curve and crease so that it pleases the eye (and the wind tunnel), but without simple techniques and basic knowledge, you’ll never be able to transfer that beauty onto film.

Motive Magazine has been on top lately with their photography style, capturing the fluid lines and sultry speed of the automotive world in a way that is nearly unrivaled. Thankfully, for the automotive artists among us, they have put together a post that shares some of their tips and tricks that they picked up along the way.

From knowing your equipment and picking the proper camera setting to waiting for the right time of day and the rule of thirds, it might not make you a professional overnight, but it’ll definitely help you get closer to the shots you’re envisioning when you press the shutter.

[Motive – Just Shoot Me – Motive’s Car Photography Tips]