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One of the first lessons my professor gave me about photography is that having a camera should be the last thing on your mind. Instead, good photography is about shooting with your feet (walking around, getting up close to subjects, getting into hard-to-reach places) and learning to see the world in the right light. To that end, every good photographer has probably used his or her hands to frame a shot. It’s a classic technique that teaches the emerging shooter to really “see” the world.
But now, that classic framing exercise—using your hands—can BE the camera. The Ubi-Camera, a prototype developed by the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, mounts to your index finger. Photos are taken by pressing a button on the side of the device. Since the camera is so small and sits on a finger (and has no viewfinder), you use your fingers to frame the shot. You zoom by moving your hands. And your feet.
The camera is cute, unobtrusive, and can be a perfect tool for teaching young photographers how to see the beauty in the world around them.