When it comes to tech-related passions, photography inspires some amazing traits in its followers. Here's ten geeky (and very cool) things that photographers do to share their passion with the world.
Somehow, we don't see any contestant on MasterChef trying this one any time soon. It's a Nikon D700-shaped cake, baked as a romantic present.
Did you know that you could turn a Canon point-and-shoot into a RAW-wielding, manual exposure monster? The CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit) adds a bunch of features to a huge range of cameras to add ISO, aperture, shutter, bracketing, histogram, high-speed flash sync controls and many more — you can even play games. Just don't tell Canon we sent you.
They say bigger is better, but this is getting extreme. Shaun Irving created the Cameratruck, which is the world's largest travelling camera. It takes images in the vicinity of 1.2x2.4 metres, and the prints are developed with a bucket and hose.
Sure, photographers could spend money on a place to live, a car to drive, food to eat ... instead, a box with some glass attached to the front is what gets the dosh. And we love it. Pictured above is the Hasselblad Ferrari H4D but there's also Leica's AU$35,000 titanium M9 camera to choose from.
When photographers get together, great things happen. Like sending a Canon A470 camera into space with just a GPS receiver on board, and intervalometer hacks from the CHDK to let it take photos every 5 seconds.
There's also the father and son team who jettisoned an iPhone 4 into space to create this mesmerising video.