Meet OTTO, the Ultimate Hacker’s Camera

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When the Raspberry Pi computer came out a few years ago, the people who created it figured that it would lead to people coming up with all kinds of innovative ways to use the computer. After all, it was designed to get people to think outside the box (especially since it didn’t even come with …

Ten Easy Steps to Photographing for 3D and Lenticular Printing

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You don’t need to plan a photo shoot for great lenticular imaging results – you can simply choose existing photos that are a similar size and color scheme to achieve a print that shines above the rest. But if you REALLY want to make an impact or if you just want to have some extra …

The Depth of “Dear Photograph”

Dear Photograph, Exactly thirty years ago, my mother, a college senior, took a ride on the swings at Thomas Park, in College Station, Texas.  Now I’m a college senior and live just around the corner from that park, and some days I come swing here too. Some things just don’t change. Margaret

3D photography and film owes itself to the stereograph, the layering of two separate images to achieve multidimensionality.  The effect is one of greater depth both in terms of the optical illusion as well as narrative.  Back in 2011 a photography layering project fast became a web phenomenon.  It was a humble project that eschewed …

Cirque du Soleil 3D Hits Theaters to High Visual Reviews

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The famed globetrotting act Cirque du Soleil has hit the silver screen with their own 3D movie, and it’s provoking mixed reactions. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D follows a character as she explores the mesmerizing acts of the world-renown circus.  The film’s production was 3 years in the making, a sort of side project …

iPhone 6 Hits Stores in Early 2013?

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The latest rumors to hit the web see the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 5S being released in the first quarter, before April, next year.  To us here at Snapily, this seems to be kind of quick following the very recent release of the iPhone 5.  The iPhone 5 faced some criticism for not including …

10 Great Winter Panoramas

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Snow is a tough cookie when it comes to photographing it in 3D.  But it still lends itself to be an amazing photographic element, especially with scenes of winter panoramas of snow and snow-covered streets.  These 10 shots, including some HDR panoramas, are an awesome display of the snowy features of the winter season:

A Cheaper Way to Make a 3D Camera? Tips for the Frugal Photographer

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Popular Mechanics recently featured an article on how to reduce the cost of being a 3D photographer.  How?  We picked up on a recent post from their site on how to make your own homemade 3D camera at home. Here’s a quick summary: 1. Create your own 3D Rig/Mounting Bracket As author Anthony Verducci puts …

20 Great Falling Snowflake Shots

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Sometimes it’s wet.  Sometimes it packs.  Sometimes it’s annoying but most of the time it’s exhilarating.  Our views change about snow, but certain scenery always gets a warm feeling out of us for the cold weather.  Here are 20 beautiful pictures of falling snow, many with different views in front lens of falling snowflakes 3D …

13 Awesome Christmas Tree Shots: Tips for Photographing your Christmas Tree

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Looking for inspiration photographing Christmas trees or snapping shots of Christmas lights this year? We think that the lights make this a prime time for colorful photos and we want to help you find some ideas. Check out this collection of 13 illuminated, detailed Christmas trees from Flickr. The above captures every single ray of …

The Festival of Lights: 8 Tips for Candlelight Photography this Chanukah

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The Hanukkah festival gives us a special opportunity to take striking pictures, often using techniques special for candlelight photography. This holiday is also known as The Festival of Lights for good reason. Below, we’ve come up with a strong list of 8 tips and how-tos to improve and make sure you have the best family …

Santa Claus: The Myth and The Man

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Some will tell you that the modern image of Santa Claus is nothing more than a creation of Coca Cola Company’s ad campaigns starting in 1931. While Coca Cola was influential on the origins of Santa Claus in the modern era, it too followed on previous influences.  So, where is Santa Claus, as we know …

What Will the iPhone 6 Look Like?

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In a recent post on inventhelp.com, author Invention Girl writes about the rather boring iPhone 5.  It might be the first smart phone, some would say, that has no really interesting additions or features.  That bothers a lot of people, especially since Apple enthusiasts are (maybe predictably) eating up the latest iPhone 5 model with …

Why Green Looks Good in 3D

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The following article offers reasons why using certain colors, like green, can prevent color saturation in 3D photography: Anaglyph 3D is what most of you are familiar with.  It’s the method that filters red or blue light waves and creates two different images – one for each eye – when you’re at the movies.  But …

Helge Hackbarth and the Challenge of Modeling in 3D Photography

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This is a short guest post from German 3D photographer, Helge Hackbarth.  Check out his other feature gallery on Snapily.  He answered our questions on the challenges of photo shoots for models in 3D. Photographing models in 3D is challenging because a typical shooting distance is about 2 meters and typical focal lengths are 75 …

Adventures of a Lenticular Virgin, Part I: The First Encounter

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This is the first in an ongoing series in learning the art of lenticular design from the beginning from M.S. in Industrial Design, Marnina Herrmann. I never really put any thought into 3D printing prior to being asked to write for this blog. Why would I? As a designer I was always most drawn to …

Mark Ruff and Studio3D’s Glasses-Free 3D Photography

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Mark Ruff from Studio3D has been an image maker all his working life. Starting out with a qualification in physics, his first employer was as a technical manager and master controller for a television network. He then moved into still photography with a qualification at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T.) and opened …

The 3D Model Photography of Helge Hackbarth: 11 Anaglyph Shots

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Helge Hackbarth is a photographer who owns and operates 3D-kraft.com, a concept-driven, design and software-development company for 2D and 3D images.  He’s got a talent for capturing and emphasizing the elements of a model’s photo to get it to stand out in 3D model photography.  Check out this sample 3D photo gallery from Helge: Queen of …

Android’s New 3D Panorama Expands Google Street View and Answers the iPhone

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Android 4.2 was launched this week, giving Google a chance to debut its brand new Photo Sphere.  This seems to be the response to the 3d panorama for the iPhone 5.  For Google though, this isn’t just about responding to Apple.  This is about strengthening Google’s Street View feature.  According to an announcement from the …

Halloween Tutorials to Make Monster Eyes

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As the holiday approaches this week, we’ll try to get you some more creepy tutorials to fuel your creative vein.  The first will look at creating a ghost effect. The second, piercing werewolf eyes. The third is for green, monstrous, Hulk eyes.  Click on the thumbs to see them or scroll to go through all:   …

Photographing Autumn: 5 Tips for Shooting in the Fall

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Autumn is a time of high ranges of natural colors, unpredictable contrasts of light and opportunity to capture those unique elements of nature for timeless photographs. Getting the perfect shots will require a handful of tips, at the least. Here are five pieces of advice from ephotozine that will help you get that classic gallery: …