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Winter Makes A Come Back

What a great opportunity, a big thick fresh blanket of of snow! We got a good dumping of snow, but nothing like the pounding in the eastern United States. It's the day after and I feel the calling to go [...]

Signs Versus Paperman? Two Movies, Oddly Similar

8 Million Hits Later The movie short Signs debuted 4 years ago on Youtube. But it's in the limelight again because of the similarities to a Walt Disney Oscar nominated animated short titled Paperman. You can see for yourself. It [...]

Beard and Moustache Championships

The Art of Facial Hair A truly creative and imaginative tradition for centuries. The European Beard and Moustache Championships were held in Wittersdorf, near Mulhouse in France. MAMA supports the creative minds of the planet earth. If you come across [...]

Extreme Lighthouses, Storms and Ice

Entombed in ice, some are barely recognizable. A variety of photographers contribute the use of their photos for this outstanding compilation reported to us by Steve Hodge...thanks Steve! Incredible shots of lighthouses encased in ice or pounded by spectacular mega [...]

Not Another Planet – The World Below

Macro Coral Photography by Felix Salazar Yes, this is all very real. These are alien landscapes from beneath the sea. Close up and through the lens of Los Angeles based photographer Felix Salazar. The colors and textures are rich and [...]

MAMA Portrait Photo Of The Year 2012 Oscar Pistorius

Tim Mantoani captures the essence of Oscar Pistorius the "Blade Runner" unlike any other photographer ever has. There are endless photos of the well known Blade Runner in action, seemingly floating through the air or that split second shot of [...]

Quick Facts And Trends Going Into 2013

Change is the new normal - Here's what's going on... More than 80% of smartphone and tablet owners use their devices while watching TV. At least 25% of US smartphone and tablet users use their devices while watching TV multiple [...]

Why Boredom Is Good

4 Bored Scousers At Prague Airport 17 Seconds of Creative Brilliance from the Bored Creativity at it's best putting this human bicycle together with the illusion of moving by using the mechanized airport walkway at the Prague Airport. If you [...]

Sunsets – Just Because

Every budding photographer wants to share the experience when they see something awesome. But how many times has your photo not quite measured up to the experience? The Elusive Sunset After all these years of shooting, the sunset is still [...]

Two Horses at Sunrise

Nothing like getting an early start on a foggy morning to just to cruise the back country roads for something I wasn't looking for. I remember these couple of horses with the sun's rays peeping through illuminating the first horse. [...]

Conan Super Slow-Mo Camera Moments

As much as they're having fun goofing off, it's really cool to watch "Serving Pie" and the "Human Sundae". Imagine getting paid to have fun like this. Once they realized you can rent of of those super-slo-mo cameras, Conan and [...]

The Mad Photographer – Hand Spun Fireworks

Wild Spinning Sparks! Check out this looped hand spun flying sparks show. Mathieu Degrotte created this great looped animation (gif). The 24 year old France based engineer creates stunning visual art. Depending your connection speed, it might take just a [...]

Don’t Play Dirty?

You gotta start somewhere. My first crack at shooting Rugby. Something to do on a Saturday afternoon in the rain. The rain isn't a reason to stay away, it's the reason to go. Nothing like a good mud flinging rugby [...]

Monique and Alex – Fall Engagement Photos

Fall is that time of year when nature offers up some of her best eye candy. Add a couple of photogenic people like Monique and Alex and you have great photo ops. We did a combination of close ups, average [...]

Underwater Dogs – Freaky Fun!

So what does a dog's underwater expression look like the moment they dive into the pool to fetch? Well, you're about to find out how cool this angle is. This is one of those wild and uniquely creative perspectives that [...]

Breakaway Floor Scares People in an Elevator

The ultimate technical prank just. OK, great any day of the year. It wasn't just about setting up the LG IPS monitors on the floor and making it appear as though the floor is falling out from under you, but [...]

Katy Perry, Jodi DiPiazza Sing at Night of Too Many Stars

Heading for a Million Hits You know Katy Perry, but now you're going to meet Jodi DiPiazza. She's 11 years old and lives with autism. She connects to the world through music. Recently Jodi and Katy brought the house down [...]

The 24 Second Wedding Shoot –

Ready, Set, Go! They had only 24 four seconds to get this" bride and groom shot" of them sitting a large sofa in the middle of Toronto's busiest intersection at Yonge and Dundas Street. Listen to the crowd cheer them [...]

Double Take – Are They Really Photos?

The stunning portrait drawings by artist Dirk Dzimirsky.   Dirk Dzimirsky's works in his studio in Bocholt, Germany creating hyper realistic drawings. Dirk uses photography as the source for his attention grabbing work. His expositions and shows have captured the [...]

World’s Best Father?

The Creative Photography of Dave Engledow Dave's been up to no good in a fun way, putting himself and his little angel Alice Bee  into all kinds of questionable and visually entertaining situations. Remember our feature of father Jason Lee's [...]

Canon 5D Mark III Review and Photo Samples

Let's get down to nitty-gritty. As much as the Canon 5D Mark III has been clouded by the "light leak" controversy we did some research and more recently are actually using one fresh out of the box. I already covered [...]

We All Depend On Each Other

Maybe one of best time lapse and slow motion nature compilations. Dueling hummingbirds, an ocean of monarchs, bats pollinating cactus blooms. 4 spell binding minutes. Without pollination, imagine 2/3 of all plants...gone. The earth functions best within pretty narrow parameters. [...]

The AIRPod? $10,000 Car that runs on Air –

Small price, tiny size, zero emissions It's not a concept vehicle, it's for real and Tata Motors plans on releasing it. Three passenger, tops at about 43 mph (70 kph) and a range of 200 kilometers or more...powered by air! [...]

Children Crying – End Times by Photographer Jill Greenberg

Know that no children were harmed, they're just a little ticked off. It's been a controversial body of work. But the gut wrenching expressions could be attributed to the way children exhibit stress and frustration in such a raw and [...]

Mister Rogers Remixed?

Mister Rogers Headed for 6 Million Hits on YouTube? Re-purposed Media - PBS is on a roll with these remixes of educational classics. Don't expect today's tweens to have a clue who these people are. This Mister Rogers Remix is [...]

Pizza Cones, Yes, Pizza in a Cone!

Tom Ryan posted this on Facebook and simply stated, "I want". Looks yummy doesn't it? Is it the best invention ever? Well you can do this at home. Video below. Hey, thanks for the tip Tom. . MAMA supports the [...]

Portaits of the Funny and Famous by Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg is an accomplished photographer with wide creative range. Here's another opportunity to get inspired with her imaginative and sometimes wacky portrait photography. The post processes are remarkably stylish too. Seth Rogen The first few are easy, [...]

Michelle Jenneke Sexy Dance Warm Up Routine at Junior World Championships in Barcelona 2012

Over 12 Million Hits and Has Blown Up on Twitter 19 year old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke put on quite a performance, but it didn't have much to do with her outstanding athletic ability. She's taken the media by storm. [...]

Get The F Off My Lawn

8 Seconds - It's Family Rated...Honest You know the grumpy old man who doesn't want anyone to step on his lawn. This is that, but clever. A clip from Corner Gas, a very corny All Canadian Sitcom. Go ahead, enjoy. [...]

Backyard Chicken Raising Magazine 1976

I went to visit Linda who has an amazing organic garden just north of where we live. She's a wealth of farming knowledge and doing things with the utmost considerations for sustainable all natural growing, the real old fashioned way. [...]

Steve Byland’s Lucky Shot – A Featured Photo

Great timing Steve! This shot is not a PhotoShop manipulation. In fact, Steve Byland, the photographer, will be the first to tell yout he's too lazy to PhotoShop something like this. Sometimes you're just in the right place at the [...]

The Age Test – What Is This?

Thanks to Warren Lobo for this fun find of the day. If you find cool and interesting stuff, tell MAMA. We want to know. Fun is good. Have some every day.                   [...]

Quick Tip – Keep Your Camera Dry In The Rain

Why not shoot in the rain? OP TECH USA DSLR Rainsleeve 2pk Even if you have a back pack, these sleeves are great for actual shooting in rainy weather or rain forests. For lenses up 18 Inches. Simple, inexpensive, easy [...]

There’s No Such Thing As “Fresh” Milk In Canada

Canadians at large are drinking substandard milk and consuming downgraded butter. It's all about pasteurizing and not pasteurizing. Easy as that. Pasteurizing milk not only kills bacteria, but changes the nutritional dynamics creating a product that barely resembles the quality [...]

Two Sweet Girls And A Couple of Margarine Tubs?

‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Robyn/ Erato cover by Lennon & Maisy Stella. They’re online video sensations. Wonder they’ll be 10 years from now? If they’re good at this age, it’s only going to get better. Let’s check back in a few years from and see. Here’s a flavor of ultimate cute. Enjoy!

Sarcasm Of The Day -The Bush Tax Cuts

Thanks to Lisa Ramsberger for finding a version of this one. Find anything fun and entertaining? MAMA wants to know. Upcoming feature: What's the best lens to use for photographing skeletons in waiting rooms?  MAMA supports the creative minds of [...]

You and Me are going to be Friends

There's a knock at the door. I open and look down to see this this handsome little man. He was shy but  confident to ask "Where's the chicken?". It's Navid, he's two years old and in for a lot for [...]

“Uh, oh!” PhotoShop Phun of the Day

Having a little fun with PhotoShop doesn't always have to be elaborate effects and hours of work. Something small and simple can easily change the context of a scene. You can guess what that was here. (Click on the image [...]

When I Grow Up…A Series by Malo

What is my baby going to be when they grow up? The local butcher, a doctor or even a super hero? This is the Ultimate Photo Series in Creative Infant Photography Surely your "Smile of the Day". MAMA brings you [...]