October 24, 2008

used books

This has been posted a few times around the interwebs, but I’m having such fun with it that I had to give it some love here. Poladroid is a free application that you “Download…Drag and drop your pictures…then Wait… wait…. wait again… or shake the picture,” and you end up with your own high-res digital polaroids.

While I’ve seen photoshop actions that will turn you pictures into polaroids, the fun of this is the is the simple UI: just drag and drop, then wait for your photos to develop. Like a real polaroid, the fun is in your lack of control.

(A screenshot. A side note, that is my awesome Mad Men inspired desktop background, which you can find here.)

New versions are in the works, with more options, and the ability to do more than 10 poladroids at a time, as well as a PC version. Check it out! (At your own risk…I lost productivity pretty much all of yesterday because of this.)


Desert Inspiration

October 13, 2008

I just got back from a week spent visiting my sister in Arizona. It was refreshing to get away from the computer for a while…and out of the midwest into some different scenery. While from what I could tell, Phoenix is just one giant strip mall (all the really interesting stuff seems to be in northern Arizona) it was nice to be immersed in a completely different color palette. And, as I’m trying to remember what I used to know about photography, it was really fun to try and capture it. I’ve posted the results on my flickr. My goal is to build a stockpile of color palettes and imagery I can pull from later. And hopefully build my photography skills along the way.