Posts Tagged ‘impressive’

Time-Lapse: Incredibly Dedicated Teen Takes One Selfie Per Day for 7 Years

This might be some sort of record for PetaPixel, because the longest selfie time-lapse I remember us publishing covered six and a half years of life. This one, put together by impressively dedicated YouTube user Hugo Cornellier, covers a full 7, from ages twelve to nineteen.

It’s fascinating to watch him grow up from a distinctly boyish looking 12-year-old to a much more manly 19-year-old who can (and did) grow a full beard. All of adolescence and the beginnings of adulthood packed into one minute and thirty-four seconds. Really, we have only one complaint… would it have killed him to smile just ONCE!?


Update: After looking further, we have shared longer projects. This father photographed his son for 21 years.

Fuji’s Weather Resistant 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Raises Image Stabilization Bar to 5 Stops

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Typically, lens announcements go unnoticed unless the lens in question is some optically incredible, super-wide aperture prime lens. But if the idea of an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens leaves you thoroughly unexcited, we would beg you to read on, because Fuji’s first attempt at a weather-resistant XF lens might just knock your socks off. Read more…

Panasonic 4K-Capable FZ-1000 Superzoom May Be the Sony RX10′s Worst Nightmare

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Late last night Panasonic added an exciting new camera to the superzoom category. Dubbed the Lumix FZ-1000, a more accurate name might have been “Sony RX10 Competitor” or, if you’re being bold, “Sony RX10 Killer.” Read more…

Alpha Dog: How Sony Created the Most Innovative Camera Brand in Under a Decade

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Using the bones of a dying giant and a healthy dose of innovation, Sony built one of the most forward thinking lines of high-end cameras available in recent memory.

When they entered the serious photography market following their acquisition of the struggling Konica Minolta camera business, Sony brought the coffers and clout of an international conglomerate as well as the fresh eyes of a newcomer. Using those tools, they’ve pushed the technological envelope in a way that few others were willing or capable of doing and, now, are setting the benchmark for where others ought to be aiming. Oh, and they did it all in just eight years. Read more…

Striking Hyperlapse Captures Construction of the 100ft ‘Kelpies’ Sculptures in Scotland

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Andy Scott‘s dramatic ‘Kelpies‘ sculptures near Falkirk, Scotland are only a week away from their official unveiling, which prompted Helix to unveil one of the most epic construction time-lapses we’ve ever seen to show the massive 100ft sculptures come to life. Read more…

Real World ‘Photoshopping’ with 3D Make-Up Effects Brings Marge Simpson to Life

Photographer Alexander Khokhlov recently teamed up with make-up artist Veronica Ershova and stylist Mikhail Kravchenko to bring to life an image that looks like a Photoshop job straight out of your nightmares. Read more…

Yes, This Was Made with a Phone: Short Video Shot with the iPhone 4S

Earlier today we shared an interesting video comparing 1080p video shot with the iPhone 4S with footage from a Canon 5D Mark II. Here’s another short video demonstrating the quality of the new f/2.4 lens and Sony-made sensor, created by photographer and filmmaker Benjamin Dowie. He says,

Got an iPhone 4S yesterday and got up this morning to go for a surf. No surf, so thought I’d shoot some stuff to see what the new camera is like on the 4S. Got home, looked at the footage, and couldn’t believe it came out of a phone. Was so excited so thought I’d quickly cut a vid to share the goodness.

It’s actually amazing. The automatic stabilisation seems to work wonders, and gets rid of most the jello. Depth of field is flipping awesome. Colours are really good straight out the camera, but I did give this footage a slight grade. [#]

For a comparison of the cameras found on the latest smartphones, check out this smartphone camera showdown published by Engadget today.

(via Mashable)

Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Burning Man Shows 5 Weeks in 5 Minutes

Earlier this year, UT Austin grad student Matthew Goodman set up a Canon DSLR on Razorback mountain, which overlooks the desert where Burning Man was held. Over the next two months, the camera snapped a photograph every 10 minutes, resulting in roughly 8,000 12-megapixel photographs. Goodman then used the images to create this impressive time-lapse video showing 5 weeks of Burning Man in just 5 minutes. Every second shows 3 hours, so a full day passes every 8 seconds.

If you’re interested in learning more about how it was done (including how they managed to keep the camera powered), Goodman has an in-depth writeup on his blog.

(via Craneium via Laughing Squid)

Photo Projects That Deal with the Passage of Time or Obsessive Documentation

Artist Jonathan Keller Keller first started taking a self-portrait of himself every day starting in 2000, and later created a time-lapse video showing eight years of his life passing in less than two minutes (similar to Noah Kalina’s famous everyday video). What’s neat is that Keller maintains a directory of other similar photo projects out there. All the projects either deal with the passage of time or the obsessive documentation of something.

Examples include the Golberg’s yearly family portrait project done since 1976, the Brown sisters photographed every year for 25 years, and Ellie Harrison’s documentation of everything she ate during an entire year.

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Make Your Wall Magnetic for an Awesome Way to Show Off Photos

Did you know that you can turn any wall magnetic by painting it with magnetic primer? Communications company M Booth did this with one of its walls, then sent out employees onto the streets of NYC with Fujifilm Instax cameras. The result is this impressive wall displaying 800 instant photos!
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