Posts Tagged ‘amazing’

Time-Lapse Captures Astonishingly Bright Aurora Borealis Over Sweden

In Sweden’s Abisko National Park, 2014 has been something of a God-send for time-lapse photographers. In the first 32 nights of the year, the so-called ‘polar spirits’ have come out to dance 29 times! But even that couldn’t have prepared photographer Chad Blakley for the spectacular light show he captured on February 1st. Read more…

GoPro Releases Inspirational POV Footage from Stratos Jump

During Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking Stratos jump from 128,100 feet above the Earth, he was packing a total of seven GoPro Hero2’s on his person. Red Bull has been slow to release all the footage from the jump and a couple of days ago we found out why — it seems they were saving it for the short film “Red Bull Stratos — The Full Story.” Read more…

Thought-Provoking Must See Interview with Iconic Conflict Photographer Don McCullin

Don McCullin is a household name in the photographic community, but as far as he is concerned, it’s for all the wrong reasons. In this incredibly poignant and thought-provoking interview, he shares his thoughts about an illustrious career that was spent photographing atrocities, and left him somewhat haunted. Read more…

Slow-Motion Masterpiece Captures Bags of Spices Exploding in Time with Music

It’s only January 11th, and we’ve already found a piece of slow-motion cinematography that might just remain our favorite of 2014. Created as a commercial for Schwartz Flavour Shots, this slow-motion video dubbed “The Sound of Taste” is a beautiful combination of cinematography and pyrotechnics that creates what filmmaker Chris Cairns calls “an audiovisual feast.” Read more…

Accidentally Awesome: Fireworks Mishap Results in Amazing New Year’s Photo

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Sometimes a great photograph takes months of planning and patience to capture. Other times, you simply have to be in the right place at the right time, with your camera in tow and enough expertise to properly frame and capture an amazing moment. The photo above falls into the second category. Read more…

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy

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I don’t have kids just yet, so I can’t say from experience, but it seems one of the benefits of having a child is the ability to feature the adorable little guy or gal in creative photography projects. Examples abound: from Queenie Liao’s wondrous naptime photos, to Nagano Toyokazu’s series My Daughter Kanna.

Now, another great project has popped up on our radar. This one is called Cardboard Box Office, and it’s the result of a parenting duo’s creativity, an excess of packing materials and the addition of a baby boy to the family. Read more…

NASA Takes You Inside Apollo 8, Recreates Experience of Taking Iconic Earthrise Photo

When it comes to iconic imagery, there are few individual photographers who can best NASA. From the pale blue dot, to the blue marble, to the amazing photo of Bruce McCandless II floating out into space on the first ever untethered space walk, NASA’s got quite a repository of amazing imagery.

One of those iconic images, dubbed AS8-14-2383 but better known as Earthrise, is about to turn 45 years old on Christmas Eve. And so NASA thought it appropriate to share the story of how luck and teamwork helped the astronauts of Apollo 8 capture this photo. Read more…

THIS is How You Change a Lens Like a Pro: Sony Ad Shows Mid-Skydive Lens Change

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a video that showed a guy dropping his brand new $2,300 24-70mm f/2.8L lens as he demonstrates how to quickly swap your lenses out “just like the pros.” Some people thought it was real, some thought it was fake, but whatever the case it definitely WAS a big fat fail.

That is 100% not the case with the epic Sony ad above, which is titled simply “A7R,” but ought to be called “THIS is How You Change a Lens Like a Pro”… feel free to substitute “bada**” for “pro.” Read more…

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

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There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph differentiates itself from a snapshot. So while the word ‘selfie’ might be in the midst of experiencing its 15 minutes of fame, it would be an injustice to call photographer Kyle Thompson‘s gripping self-portraits ‘selfies.’ Read more…

NASA Engineers Upgrade Pseudo Bullet Time Camera Rig with 7,200 FPS Phantom

Rest easy, future astronauts. If occasional filmmaker and full-time tinkerer Mark Rober and his pals are any indication, NASA engineers can MacGyver their way into or out of any situation. Read more…