Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Photographer Turns His Old Darkroom Enlarger Into a Large Format Camera

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Photographer Chuck Baker is a self-proclaimed “camera and darkroom equipment hoarder” who can’t bear to get rid of gear even when it no longer works. Having a large number of enlargers in his collection, Baker recently decided to upcycle one of them by turning it into a working camera.

The large format camera you see about is what resulted from the project.
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TED Talk: Photographing the Whole Earth Every Day With an Army of Tiny Satellites

Back in June, we reported that a company called Planet Labs is working to improve the efficiency of satellite photography by using a large number of tiny satellites instead of a single satellite.

Company co-founder and CEO Will Marshal recently gave a TED Talk (shown above) that sheds some light on what the company is doing.
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This is the First Photo Ever Taken from the Surface of a Comet

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Human kind did something incredible yesterday: we landed something on the surface of a comet. After a 10 year journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, Rosetta released its lander Philae, which arrived on the comet’s surface, bounced around a bit because of a malfunction, and then sent back the very first photo from the surface of a comet. Read more…

Samsung’s ‘Project Beyond’ Camera Captures True 3D in 360-Degrees for Amazing Virtual Reality

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Today, at its 2014 Developer Conference, Samsung unveiled Project Beyond: a camera capable of capturing true 3D video in a full 360-degrees. The saucer-shaped design captures a gigapixel of 3D footage every single second! Which sets the stage for Samsung’s endeavors to make virtual reality more realistic than ever.

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Photographer Creates Clever Pinhole Headgear to Capture Unique Selfies

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But whenever ‘they’ said that, photographer Ignas Kutavicius clearly wasn’t listening. Case in point: he recently decided to take the sublime art of pinhole photography and turn it into a selfie-taking machine… literally.

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Sony Rumored to Be Working on an 8K Mirrorless Full Frame Camera That Will Arrive by 2016

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The phrase “megapixel war” has been thrown around for quite some time now, but could we be seeing the beginnings of a “K war”? Sony is rumored to be working on a mirrorless full frame camera that captures footage at a staggering 8K resolution.
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Oppo Slaps a Motorized Selfie Camera on Its Latest Smartphone

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Oppo, the Chinese company behind some of the most unusual smartphones we’ve ever reported on, is back at it again with the N3. The successor to the N1 smartphone they released last September, the new N3 takes the lineup’s instantly recognizable swivel camera to the next level by giving it a motor.

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Camera+ For iPhone is Free Through November 16th; Here’s How to Get It

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Camera+ is one of the most well-liked third party camera apps for iOS devices. It has sold over 10 million copies, and its robust interface and suite of editing tools help set it apart from the stock camera app.

Normally Camera+ would set you back $3 in the app store, but right now there’s a lesser-known promotional offering from Apple that lets you download a copy for free. You just need to know where to look.
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Math and Photography: How to Capture a Pellet Piercing a Water Drop

Water droplets can make for some beautiful high-speed photography, but how do photographers manage to capture such precise moments? And what if you add even more elements to the equation, such as shooting a tiny pellet through the drop as it reaches its peak?

While repetition and luck are one option, a far better approach is to use a clever triggering system called the Camera Axe.

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Photographer Flies Drone So Close to Volcanic Eruption it Melts the Face of His Camera

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Drone photography and videographer is allowing image makers to capture footage that would have been impossible to shoot just a few years ago. Case in point: never before could a photographer get so close to a volcanic eruption that the face of his or her gear melted!

But now, if you’re brave enough and responsible enough to do it right, you can do just that… and capture some never-before-possible footage in the process. Read more…