Posts Tagged ‘cool’

This Museum is Designed for Fun 3D Illusion Photos Featuring Visitors

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While major art museums around the world are issuing bans on selfie sticks, there’s one unusual museum in the Philippines that’s continuing to encourage visitors to capture silly portraits with paintings. In fact, that’s what the museum is all about.

Called Art in Island, the museum is full of creative paintings that are designed to act as 3D illusion photo backdrops for guests.
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Playing with Infinity by Pointing a DSLR at a Live View Monitor

Jong Chool Do created this video showing some mesmerizing effects you can get with a DSLR and a monitor. Simply connect the two devices to bring up live view on your monitor, point your camera at the screen, and try to “make an interesting pattern,” he says.

The effect is due to something known as video feedback. The snake-like movements are because each “level” in the “infinity tunnel” is at least one video frame time slower than the previous one.

Summer Fades Into Fall in This Simple Image Made Up of a Few Smartphone Photographs

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Here’s a neat idea you can try next time the seasons change. All it took to create the image above was a couple of months of dedication, a smartphone, and a bit of work in Photoshop. No special gear, and not that much in way of effort, but a pretty cool (if a bit over-saturated) final product. Read more…

Fly Like an Eagle: Wildlife Cam Gets Taken on a Wild Ride by a Curious Bird

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Try all the tricky ski moves and skateboard jumps you want, but it’ll be hard to beat the latest action video auteur — a curious Australian sea eagle who snagged a wildlife camera to create a brief but exciting aerial tour of his neighborhood. Read more…

Typical Cappuccino Instagram Shot Turns Into Awesome Wasp Photobomb

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Never let anyone tell you to stop taking photos of your food… not because you should be proud of the habit, but because it might someday lead to an accidentally awesome photo like the one above: a wasp photobomb. Read more…

This Crazy Rig of 60 DSLRs Can Turn You Into a 3D Selfie Sculpture

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Got a few dozen spare DSLRs and fistful of startup capital? Then you, too, could get into the emerging field of 3D selfies, as pioneered by Texas photo studio Captured Dimensions.

Photographer Jordan Williams started the business a few years ago after becoming convinced there was more to 3D printing than making industrial prototypes and the like. He fashioned a 360-degree photo studio in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, outfitted with more than 60 DSLRs, all remoted-out for simultaneous shutter release.
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Slow Motion X-Ray Cameras Offer Insight Into How Bats Fly

Wildlife researchers now have a much clearer idea of how bats fly, thanks to the wicked-looking X-Ray video above that shows the animal’s skeleton at work.
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Photo Recursion Effect with Smartphones in a Circle

When Toronto-based photo enthusiast Alexander Kolomietz had a birthday party recently, he asked his guests to stand in a circle, pull out their smartphones, and simultaneously snap a photo of the LCD screen on the next camera in the circle. Kolomietz then collected the resulting photographs and turned them into the photo recursion effect seen in this video.

BTS: Creating Psychedelic ‘Water Wigs’ With Tim Tadder

LA-based photographer Tim Tadder says that his images are his “voice,” and that he “never want[s] to be an echo.” Thus far, he’s doing pretty well. Last year we featured three of Tadder’s strange series: Fish Heads, Water Wigs and Water Wigs Women. And now, we have a behind the scenes video that shows how Tadder captured the stylish liquid hair portraits in the last of those. Read more…

The Pale Blue Dot: A Portrait of Earth Shot From More Than 4 Billion Miles Away

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Seeing as the Voyager-1 spacecraft has been in the news recently, here’s the story of a very special photograph that it took 23 years ago known as “The Pale Blue Dot”.

In 1990, 13 years after Voyager-1 left Earth on its mission to visit two of the gas giants and their moons of our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, one last command was sent to the spacecraft as suggested by Carl Sagan who was then part of the Voyager-1‘s imaging team. That instruction was to turn back around and take one last photo of our solar system before continuing on its epic journey away from the Sun and the planets.
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