You’ve probably seen gigapixel photos and timelapse videos before, but how about a fusion of the two? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have a project called GigaPan Time Machine that features gigapixel time-lapse videos of things ranging from plants growing to a university carnival. They also set up a wiki describing how you can create your own time-lapse using a GigaPan Pro.
Posts Published in April 2011
With the recent craze on mimicking retro photography through phone apps, it’s only natural that someone would take it a step further and design a retro way to shoot with the phone as well, right? The Slow Photography camera concept by photographer David McCourt is a medium format-style box that lets you use your phone as a digital back.
Here’s a neat blast from the past — a Kodak Instamatic commercial from the 1960s, when the latest technology was the ability to take four flash photographs without changing bulbs. “Four full power flashes in one tiny cube!”. The camera set was priced at $18, which is about $131 when adjusted for inflation.
Much like newscasters, photojournalists are expected to be on the front lines, with a job description that requires them to enter some of the most dangerous, remote or volatile places on earth. Many are on call 24 hours a day. And when news breaks, the photojournalists may have to mobilize with extremely short notice and stay on assignment for extended periods of time.
They also report that the average salary of a photojournalist in the US is $43,270.
If you’re looking for an interesting photo project to undertake, you can try starting a collection through photos. While you could go all out and try shooting the alphabet on the back of 18-wheelers over four years, collecting ordinary objects can produce neat photographs as well. Flickr user sarcoptiform shot the above photos of beverage lids collected in the 90′s and 00′s. They also collected photos of stickers found on fruit and tea tags.
French bags designer Philippe Roucou creates limited edition silk scarves using lost Polaroid pictures that they come across. There’s three limited edition series — A, B, and C — and you can currently buy a few of the scarves from the B series on REBORN for $CAD 261.75 (~$275).
Now here’s a person who really believes in the power of photography.
(via tokyo camera style)
If you’ve ever browsed the t-shirts at Threadless, you know that the company features photography very prominently on their website. Each shirt page shows off not only the design, but a unique photo of a guy and a gal wearing that design — often in a location that reflects the artwork. Grover Sanschagrin of PhotoShelter recently paid a visit to Threadless and made this interesting behind-the-scenes video of how the photo department (AKA Sean Dorgan) there operates.