photography

3D Printing in Ophthalmology: Smartphone Slit-Lamp Adapter for Diagnostics

A trio of researchers from hospitals in Egypt and India recently published a paper, titled “Custom-made three-dimensional-printed adapter for smartphone slit-lamp photography,” about their work designing a custom 3D printed…

Sigma Releases 3D Models For Its FP Camera 

It’s rare for camera companies to give people the chance to develop their own 3D printed accessories to use around the camera’s body. One camera company that has recently done…

3Dflow Computer Vision Software

This is a brief company analysis of 3Dflow as well as a promotion for their upcoming workshop in September.

What is Metrology Part 8: Complex Analysis, Optics, and Metrology

This is a brief summary on the physics behind metrology, optics, and the math behind it – complex analysis. This is a fun introduction to complex physics interactions within technology.

German Designer Debuts 3D Printed Christmas Ornament Collection Inspired by the Motion of Dance

Halloween ended just a few days ago, which means that it’s time, at least in the US, to start focusing on the next major autumn holiday – Thanksgiving. But, for…

Open Source 3D Printed Analog Cameras and Accessories, Created by Dora Goodman

Having grown up as part of what’s sometimes referred to as the ‘Oregon Trail generation’ – the oldest of the millennials – I took most of my pictures with an…

How 3D Printing Can Help Bring Photography Full Circle

Photography is an art form that has gone through a lot of changes in a few years. First there were digital cameras, which pushed aside traditional film and darkroom development,…

London-Based Student Creates Customized High-End Camera with 3D Printing Technology

London-based student Paul Kohlhaussen designed and assembled a camera as a product design entry to the 3D Hubs Student Grant. Kohlhaussen created a fully functioning 3D printed camera inspired by…

Thanks to Local 3D Printing, Traveler’s Photography Drone Back in the Air While Abroad

The Indian government’s flagship Start-Up India initiative, which was launched last January, aims to build a strong ecosystem to nurture and empower innovation and startups across India. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform…

3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to…

3D Printed WYNG is a Solution to Harsh Lighting in Photography

Wedding photographers are under immense pressure to produce gorgeous photos of a once in a lifetime event. When planning that event, few brides have “ideal lighting” among the first requirements…

Famous Portraits Reimagined in 3D Print: Daniel Warnecke Updates the Classics

Photographer Daniel Warnecke‘s work explores portraiture’s essence, moving beyond the realistic conveyance of an exterior topography to questions of how a captured likeness continues to evolve despite traditional conceptualizations of it…

Better Than Polaroid? Swedish Student 3D Prints a Raspberry Pi Thermal Instant Camera

I remember when I was a child, my grandfather had a Polaroid camera. For some reason it fascinated me to no end that he could take a photo, and within…

3D Print and Build Your Own Smartphone-Connected Color Meter

One Instructables contributor from Taipei, Taiwan, who goes by the nickname “kunfufaresi,” decided to circumvent the market for expensive but must-have (for the highest quality imagery, anyway) photography and videography…

Reddit User Creates Incredible Artwork by Photographing the Insides of 3D Printed Vases

It’s really incredible what 3D printing is doing to open up artists’ imaginations. We’ve seen so many incredible uses of 3D printing in the field of art that it’s nearly…

A Poetics of Failure: Sophie Kahn Uses 3D Printing to Challenge the Digital Era

In the mid-’90s I attended Philosophy graduate school when something called “deconstruction” was all the rage. In a nutshell, deconstruction criticizes a Western philosophical assumption that the natural and social worlds are objective…

Taking Bird Watching to a New Level with 3D Printing

Bird watching can quickly go from casual identification to the kind of hobby you find taking up most of the posts on your social media (#birding?). If you have found…

Life3D — Sending a Camera Up in a Weather Ballon in a 3D Printed Capsule

Life3D has released a design for a 3D printed capsule capable of carrying a camera as a payload attached to a weather balloon. All of this, of course, assumes that…

1,000 Poses and 500 3D Prints by Contemporary Artist Sebring of Model Coco Rocha

The model Coco Rocha has been called the “Queen of the Pose” and if you were unsure if anyone could truly ever earn that title, then you should take a…

Photographer Creates Dramatic Sports Action Shots Using 3D Printed Models

Let’s say you’re a sports fan whose team has just won the big championship thanks to the heroic action of one outstanding athlete who stepped up and the saved the…

3D Printing a Single Pixel Camera

When today’s digital cameras regularly boast a capacity of 20 megapixels or more, it may seem strange that anyone would spend anytime developing a camera with one single, solitary pixel…

Panasonic Introduces Personalized 3D Printed Camera Covers for Lumix Cameras

Everyone wants to be different. We live in an age when personalization is a commodity in and of itself. The history of Western design is a largely uninterrupted narrative about…

3D Glitches – 3D Printed Nightmarish Landscapes

Artist Mathieu Schmitt has 3D printed a magical and haunting landscape. His work, is what I imagine Bill Brandt’s imagery would be in 3D – absolute blacks and glimpses of…

Unique 3D Printed Photographs Come to Life When Combined with Light

Photography has been around since the early 1820s, when French inventor Nicéphore Niépce, came up with a way of photoetching an image. His images required a ridiculous amount of exposure…