Category Archives: Photography

A Maker Wedding

Initially I wasn’t sure how much our wedding was truly going to represent my fiancée and I, after all, we wanted our family and friends to enjoy themselves and feel included — as with any large event there are a lot of expectations to manage. After deciding to craft my own Edison-style light fixtures for our reception I realized that the occasion was, in addition to a celebration of our life-long commitment to each other, an opportunity for us to showcase our creativity and perhaps introduce some of our family and friends to aspects of ourselves they may not have known existed.

In retrospect we probably took on too much, but it allowed us to feel the occasion was a true reflection of ourselves — for me this meant soldering, stripping, crimping, twisting, programming and no small amount of brow furrowing. None of these projects could’ve come together without the help of my wonderful wife Ester, who not only said yes, but also collaborated throughout and trusted me to deliver on some very important aspects of our big day. In addition, a big thanks to my dear old Dad who took time to help me with the lengthy task of wiring the Edison fixtures and to the friends and family who helped us setup and teardown these, and other installations.

Animated Arduino LED matrix lounge table top

Vinyl “flexi” record wedding invitations

XBee remote relay as photobooth RF camera trigger

Bachelor party wireless Arduino accelerometer Stab-O-Meter


Various puppet arms available at Obscura Antiques & Oddities, New York

Turn a $150 Steadicam Smoothee into an $800 Merlin with DIY magic

smothee to merlin steadicam
CheesyCam‘s got a great how to DIY on converting a $150 Smoothee iPhone/GoPro Steadicam for use with heavier cameras such as the Mark II.

 

Gallery: Metropolis, Behind the Scenes 1925-1926

BEHIND THE SCENES OF METROPOLIS


These behind the scenes photos from the set of Fritz Lang’s 1927 German expressionist science-fiction film “Metropolis” are simply fantastic. This candid shot of actress Brigitte Helm as Maria enjoying a sip with some help is priceless.

 
[via Retronaut]

Video: Slow-motion speed bag and affordable high-speed video

slow motion speed bagWho doesn’t like watching stuff in slow-motion? Ever since I added a speed bag to my workout I’ve been wanting to see exactly what’s going on in slow-motion — turns out, exactly what you’d expect. The camera I used was an inexpensive Casio EX-FC100, sadly off the market at this point, but its replacement, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR100, though a little more expensive is still a great budget high-speed video solution, especially if you catch it on sale.


 

Video: Urban beekeeping captured in all its glory

The fantastic video series, Made by Hand, has done it again with “The Beekeeper”. This video profiles Megan Paska, a Brooklyn based beekeeper who has witnessed beekeeping morph from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Made by Hand continues to produce breathtaking, high quality video portraits of craftsmen and women whose skills exemplify an important part of the human experience.


[via TreeHugger]