Articles Written by Eric Calouro

Moving Footage of Saturn Created Using Thousands of High-Res Photos

The Cassini space probe is undoubtedly a remarkable achievement. It’s been over 15 years since the probe was launched, an about 9 years since it reached Saturn. Since then, it’s been snapping scores of images of just about everything it sees.

Vimeo user Fabio di Donato has uploaded a video titled “Around Saturn,” which features more than 200,000 images snapped by Cassini from 2004 to 2012. These RAW images were converted to PNG and set to a Waltz. Read more…

Footage of Plants and Insects Magnified Thousands of Times

They look as if they’re a complete fabrication of one’s imagination, but they aren’t. German photographer Stefan Diller has managed to create worlds using microscopic images of plant and insect life, giving us a view of what our eyes can’t quite see. The technology, called nanoflight, is described as “a revolutionary new way to visualize structures of the microworld,” and has “the ability to move a virtual camera in eight degrees of freedom around the specimen.” Read more…

Trailer: ‘Everybody Street’ Documentary Chronicles NYC Street Photography

There’s no doubt about that fact that street photography is wildly interesting. There’s just so much to it that makes it appealing. Real people, real moments — good and bad. Best of all, there’s something new to capture every day. And while many of us don’t have the courage to get out there and point our camera at a stranger, it’s interesting to see it happen, especially in a metropolis.

Filmmaker Cheryl Dunn (who is a street photographer herself) is working on a documentary called Everybody Street, which features the master street photographers in America’s most populated city — New York City. The trailer above gives a taste of what it’s about (note: it’s slightly NSFW).
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A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse music video for his song called “Hearts.”

In short, the video (created by the folks at Chic & Artistic) features Black and company on a Parisian rooftop — for a full 24 hours. That’s right, one full day of shooting (from 11AM to 11AM!).
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Socialmatic May Seek to Enter Cell Phone Market With Camera-Centric ‘Photophone’

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Maybe you’ve read an article or two here regarding Socialmatic. They’re the team who brought us the Instagram-inspired instant camera that made uploading images from a tiny device easy, and even allowing users to print their pictures from the device on-the-fly (more on that here).

It looks like they might be planning to enter a whole new market. The company — who touts they’re focused on creativity and innovation — has uploaded a new album to Facebook on Monday morning, indicating their ultimate goal is made up of “not only cameras…”.
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Photographing Surfers Underwater: How Sarah Lee Makes it Happen

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We’re in the midst of Summer, and if you’re one of the many folks who live by coastline, you have access to one of mother nature’s most beautiful elements: the ocean. And while the lot of us prefer to purely listen to the waves crash from the comfort of the golden sands, photographer Sarah Lee has been taking her gear into the water and capturing surfers do their thing off the big island of Hawaii.

Having snapped scores of mesmerizing imagery of surfers beneath the waves — as if they themselves were sea life — Sarah Lee’s art piqued our interest. How does she do it? Surely there’s more to bringing your camera into the water and firing away, right? Read more…

Viewfinder App Helps You Organize, Find, and Share Photos on Your iPhone

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Chances are that over time you’ve accumulated a good amount of photos on that iPhone of yours, and that makes it rather difficult to find that image from that one time your auntie fell in the swimming pool after one too many cocktails.

Using the metadata attached to each of those images, though, a relatively new app called Viewfinder aims to making organizing, finding and sharing your images, well, easier.
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212 Instagrammers Join Forces to Create Stop-Motion Car Video

Never underestimate the power of 212 Instagrammers. Now that might seem like a strange thing to say, but vehicle manufacturer Lexus quite literally put over 200 mobile-phone-toting-picture-takers on a lot with a 1,400-foot track and let them go to town on the 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT — a vehicle we all would probably like to see sitting outside our front doors. Read more…

Slow-Speed Photography: Pitch Tar Drop Caught on Camera After 69-Year Wait

There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of high-speed cameras out there, doing work to slow down footage of fast moving objects enough for us to study what’s happening in that short, short time frame. But what about using a camera to capture what could potentially be the slowest moving substance of all time? Yep — someone’s doing it.
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Camera Used For Stargazing Helps Detect Common Form of Sight Loss

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Here’s yet another example of how technology used in space can help us earthlings in other ways. A partnership between scientists at Cardiff University and the UK Astronomy Technology Center has yielded a prototype device that can help detect Age-Related Macular Degeneration (otherwise known as AMD) — a common form of sight loss — using camera technology designed originally for use on space telescopes.
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