We are already witnessing the change in the industry with CGI models taking over ads and campaigns. The latest ad from IKEA Japan is one of the examples, and it’s really interesting to watch. Instead of a human, IKEA used a computer-generated model to be a star of its ad, and I believe most of us couldn’t guess that it wasn’t a real person.
That social media is full of fakery is old news. But what fascinates me is just how easy it is to fake your life on Instagram. YouTuber Natalia Taylor recently decided to test it out herself. She “traveled” to the nearest IKEA store and took some photos, even purposely leaving some IKEA price tags in them. She shared them on Instagram, and she managed to prank her followers to believe that she was on a vacation in Bali. Natalia shares more details in her recent video, and it’s a useful reminder that social media isn’t real.
The Loupedeck+ is a fantastic piece of kit. As soon as it was released, it was already a nice little upgrade over the original Loupedeck with a more solid design, better buttons and knobs, and the promise of future software support. Now it supports a growing array of software with more still to come.
But the Loupedeck+ still has one issue for some people. It sits too flat on the table. With most computer keyboards, we get little feet that allow us to raise up the back end to make it a little more ergonomic. No such luck with the Loupedeck+. The folks at Lensvid, though, have taken things into their own hands by chopping up an IKEA BRÄDA laptop stand to use with the Loupedeck+.
Dustin Dolby from Workphlo is known for his product photography tutorials that give professional results without too much fancy gear. In his latest video, he shows you how to shoot small products using a $10 IKEA Melodi lamp. This time, you won’t need an IKEA lamp as a light source. Instead, it serves as a sort of a light tent for creating soft and even light. Dustin guides you through his setup for this shoot, but also through the post-production process.The entire setup is pretty affordable and gives great results, so take a look.
I have a confession to make.
I am a professional photographer. I’ve lived in my current house for nearly fifteen years.
I don’t have a single photo that I’ve taken on my walls.
The reason…..?[Read More…]
Ikea is one of those names that seems to pop up often for photographers. They sell so many products that can be hacked or modified to work in completely different ways. Occasionally, their products also give us a good laugh, too.
This time, Ikea’s giving us something to giggle about themselves with their newest commercial. It shows what Instagram might have looked like in the 18th century.
Known around the world for their self-assembly furniture and a range of products you can repurpose for photography, Ikea wants to help you with your photography, by slowing you down and helping you to get the one shot that matters.
Literally, one shot, that’s it. Titled “Klikk”, the Ikea Belgium app aims to force photographers to think more carefully on the composition, light, and timing of their photographs, rather than firing off a few dozen, picking the best and running it through some crazy filter.
Ever seen those IKEA Lack tables? They feel suspiciously light right? This is because, as this tutorial will demonstrate, they are not made of wood. They are just a covered honeycombed piece of cardboard. But for this tutorial’s sake, this is actually a good thing. If you are looking for someone to thank to, Jack Watney is your man.
If you come from the digital era, you might ask what a lightbox is. Well, essentially it is a backlit translucent surface that you can place film on and inspect it before sending it off to print. Or, you can use it to view slides. On the non-photography side, you can use this table for tracing.
Team Shootr did a visit to IKEA proving yet again that the IKEA store is heaven on earth when it comes to DIYing a studio. This video shows 6 of the sweetest IKEA hacks I’ve seen, some at the cost of a cup of coffee. (Some of the hacks were featured here before, but the video is a great roundup). Hit the jump for a full recap.
The only caveat, the names of the products are the weirdest I’ve ever seen… see if you can pronounce them all :)