I am a HUGE fan of KickStarter, a website I try not to visit very often because it's like being sucked into a black hole from which I cannot remove myself. It is sooooo much fun to check out the different projects.
If you are not familiar with
KickStarter, its a
micro-funding website where people with some pretty cool (and sometimes pretty
crazy) ideas can lay them out for all the world to see and ask them if they
would like to help a dream come true.
Well, here are four photography related KickStarter projects from my latest
trip "in". The first of these projects is one I "invested" in.
Luxi ~ Incident light meter adapter for iPhone.
What is Luxi?
"It's a small diffusion dome that fits securely over
your iPhone’s front-facing camera. When attached and used with a light meter
app, Luxi will help you determine the best settings for your DSLR or other
camera so that you can take perfectly exposed pictures."
This project is fro James Flynn and Abraham Farag founded Extrasensory
Devices in San Francisco (CA).
And though this project is fully funded (and then some) you can still get in
on it for as little as $19 (which will get you an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 version
shipped to you for free).
So check out their
KickStarter page and
This next one is equally as brilliant,
The 120 Pinhole Project by Kelly Angood.
What is The 120 Pinhole Project?
"A do-it-yourself medium format pinhole camera, flat pack kit.
This project started because I’d always
wanted a proper medium format camera, but I knew I’d never be able to afford
one. So I dealt with it the only way I knew how- I made one!"
So for your support you will get a complete kit ready to assemble and
There are 42 days left to this project and you'll get a kit by
You can watch this video
of her "prototype" project, head over to her
KickStarter project, and
visit her website.
Next we have the
World's Most Super Amazing 100% Awesome Cat Calendar.
This project is by Kate Funk and is... well...pretty self explanatory.
There is 36 days left on this project and it is already over-funded.
You will want to visit
Kate's KickStarter page, her
website and her
The last project today is the
Operation Milky Way by Scott Lange.
This project has one goal, to capture the perfect image of the Milky Way.
This project has 28 days left to go and is over-funded as well.
So visit Scott's
KickStarter project and his
These are all very cool, very rewarding projects so please share them with
your (photography) friends.
The best part is that if you support these projects your are rewarded
with both a product for your support and best of all, the warm feeling that will come from supporting a