Posts Tagged ‘first’

The Worlds First Hyperlapse, Shot in 1995 on a Bolex 16mm Film Camera

Hyperlapses, or timelapses with the camera traveling great distances, have become all the rage these days, but have you ever wondered how far back the technique goes? The short film above, titled “Pacer,” was captured back in 1995 using a Bolex 16mm film camera. It is being called the world’s oldest hyperlapse.
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The World’s First Pinhole Photo Captured by Drone

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Say hello to drone pinhole photography. A photography class at the Rochester Institute of Technology has successfully created what appears to be the first documented case of a pinhole photograph captured from a drone.
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America’s First Female Photojournalist, Jessie Tarbox Beals, With Her Cameras

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Here’s a photograph of Jessie Tarbox Beals, America’s first female photojournalist, with her camera on a street a century ago. While most female photographers of her time shot photos from the peace and safety of photo studios, Beals ventured into the world of photojournalism and made a name for herself through her tenacity, self-promotion, and freelance news photos.
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This Image from 1974 is the First Satellite Photo of the Contiguous United States

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What you see above is the first satellite photo of the contiguous 48 states of the United States. It was created in 1972 for NASA by a US agriculture department division, and comprises 595 cloud-free photos captured by NASA’s first Earth Resources Technology Satellite.

All the photos were captured from the same altitude of 560 miles and at the same lighting angle, allowing the images to be seamlessly stitched together into a giant 10×16-foot photo map of the US. You can find a larger version of the image here.

(via Internet Archive via Laughing Squid)

The First Leaked Pictures of the Upcoming Rokinon 135mm f/2 Lens

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Rokinon, the lens brand owned by South Korea’s Samyang, has been teasing a new “three digit” lens for weeks now. The first images of the lens were leaked onto the Web today. As many commentators suggested, it will be a 135mm f/2 lens.
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Dixie Dixon Tells the Nightmarish (Now Funny) Story Behind One of Her First Huge Production Shoots

It’s easy to assume the successful photographers in the industry have always had it figured out. Commercial shoots fell in their laps and they took to the experience like they were born with a Hasselblad in their hands. But that, of course, is not always the case.

In the episode of Behind the Glass above, Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon tells the tale of one of her first major campaign shoots… and how it almost went terribly wrong. Read more…

New Sony Sensor Will Bring Quick Tracking AF and 4K Video HDR to Smartphone Cameras

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Sony isn’t short on innovation. After exciting the photo industry last week with talk of a APCS (not to be confused with APS-C) sensor that promises to take dynamic range and especially frame rates to absurd heights, they’ve dropped another image sensor announcement.

The Exmor RS IMX230, announced earlier today, is being hailed as the first stacked CMOS image sensor with image plane phase detection, and it promises to bring super-fast tracking AF and better HDR to future smartphone cameras. Read more…

First Camera in Space Goes for 3X the Expected Price at Auction, Fetches Over a Quarter Million

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A few weeks ago we told you that the first Hasselblad body and Zeiss lens to ever travel to space were going up on the auction block at RR Auctions in Boston.

Conservative estimates put the expected hammer price at between $50k and $100k, but the camera has officially been sold, and its selling price was a whole lot more than that… approximately three times even the highest estimates, in fact. Read more…

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…

The First Hasselblad in Space is Up for Auction, and It Comes with the First ZEISS Lens in Space

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Space camera collectors and space camera admirers grab your bibs and prepare for some serious drooling. Seven months after that Hasselblad that may or may not have gone to the moon and back snagged a whopping $90K at a WestLicht auction, another intriguing but this time very official Hassy is on the auction block again.

The camera and attached ZEISS lens are the very first Hasselblad and ZEISS in space, and RR Auction in Boston has gone to great lengths to prove that these items are legitimate. Read more…