If you’ve ever seen National Geographic’s Crittercam you might already have an idea what this is about.
J. Perthold has made a CatCam, to track the adventures of his cat, Mr. Lee.
… I thought about our cat who is the whole day out, returning sometimes hungry sometimes not, sometimes with traces of fights, sometimes he stay also the night out.
When he finally returns, I wonder where he was and what he did during his day. This brought me to the idea to equip the cat with a camera.
And so he did. A modified VistaQuest VQ1005 Digital Keychain Camera was hooked up to a controller and put into a protective case.
Mr. Lee did the rest!
Some shots from Mr. Lee’s CatCam
Check the CatCam webpage for more images of the adventures of Mr. Lee.
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digital Photography School has a cool article on how to use Slow Sync Flash to create cool photographs.
When shooting with a subject in low light situations you generally have two options; either to shoot with a flash or to shoot with a slow shutter speed.
Flash usually leaves you with a sharp, but brightly lit up subject while losing a lot of the background ambient (color and detail). A slow shutter speed requires the subject and photographer to make no movements, or the result will be a blurry image.
Slow Sync Flash image by smokingmonkey
Slow Sync Flash is a function found on many cameras that tells your camera to shoot with both a longer shutter speed as well as firing the flash. This means you get the best of both worlds above and can both get a relatively sharp shot of your main subject as well as get some ambient light from the background and foreground.
Read the Slow Sync Flash article @ dPS for more information, and check Flickr for more images.
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A few months ago FILE Magazine started a Toy Camera Contest in which both amateurs and professionals could enter photographs taken with, you guessed it, a toy camera.
The judges have decided and the winners have been announced. It’s nice to see an amateur win this contest.
Check this gallery to get an impression of the 635 images the judged has to pick from.
Don’t we all love those video recordings that look like the person filming has some type of perma tremor?
The Instructables site has a nice DIY solution!
For only 12 euro’s you can build a shoulder mount for your camcorder in 9 easy steps.