Posts Tagged ‘interesting’

The Journey Light Takes from the Sun to Your Camera

Did you know that when you capture a natural light photo, it took those photons about 8.3 minutes to travel from the Sun to your camera? Light feels like it travels quickly for us here on Earth — so quickly that when we take a picture on our planet, it basically captures things the moment they happen. But in the vast distances of space, it can take light quite a bit of time to get from one place to another.

Art director Alphonse Swinehart created the 45-minute video above showing, in real-time, the journey a photon takes when it leaves the surface of the Sun and begins traveling out of our solar system. When Earth is reached at around 8 minutes and 20 seconds, that’s the trip countless photons took before they ended up in our photos.

(via Alphonse Swinehart via Photoxels)

A Glimpse Into the World of Forensic Photography

Nick Marsh has been a forensic photographer for over two decades over the UK, and he offers his forensic imaging consulting services to the London MET police. He has even written a book about the subject, titled “Forensic Photography: A Practitioner’s Guide.”

In the video above, by David Beazley, Marsh gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the world of forensic photography and what the practice means to him, especially as budget cuts and the changing camera industry landscape threaten his profession. It’s the art of documenting a crime scene clearly and honestly to provide a jury with the information they need to make a decision about what happened.

(via Beazknees via The Phoblographer)

‘Picture of Innocence’ Episode of Midsomer Murders is a Battle of Film Versus Digital

The video above is an episode of the British television detective drama Midsomer Murders titled “Picture of Innocence.” It originally aired back in June of 2007 and tells the story of a rivalry between a “traditional” (AKA film) photographer and a digital one leading up to a village’s annual photo exhibition.
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This Pasta Limiter is to Spaghetti What a Camera Lens Aperture is to Light


This is quite a bit out in left field, but check out this pasta limiter that’s currently one of the hot new releases over on Amazon. It’s essentially an aperture that’s designed for pasta rather than light.
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This Camera Survived Three Months at the Bottom of the Ocean


Underwater photographer John Ng was diving off the coast of the Maldives last month when he noticed something stuck among the rocks and coral reef at the bottom of the ocean. After a recovery and investigation, it turned out to be an underwater camera that had been lost last year — a camera that was still perfectly functional.
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13 Mind-Bending Thoughts About Photography

Photographer Matthew Rycroft put together this video containing 13 strange, random, and mind-bending “facts” about photography. These are short and seemingly obvious statements that may make you stop and think.
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A Music Video Shot Live During a Total Solar Eclipse

During the total solar eclipse on March 20th, 2015, the Faroese doom metal band Hamferð took the opportunity to shoot a creative live music video for their song “Deyðir Varðar” from a mountain in the Faroe Islands. It’s a 6 minute 36 second video in which the world goes completely dark and the total eclipse can be clearly seen in the background.

The $10 IKEA Piece: An Interesting Social Experiment on the Value of Art

When Peter Lik sold a print to a collector for $6.5 million last year, people balked at the news. Lik is known to be a savvy businessman who has raked in over $440 million by churning out and selling his “collectible” prints to deep-pocketed people who want to invest in his art, so why should his prints be worth so much?

The Internet media channel LifeHunters recently did a social experiment that explores how people perceive and value art. They placed a $10 IKEA print in the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and asked “art experts” what they thought about it.
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The Death Photographers Who Photograph Bodies on the Banks of India’s Holiest River

The Ganges river in India and Bangladesh is the holiest river in Hinduism. Every day, hundreds of dead bodies are brought to the banks of the river by family members and cremated ceremonially on a flaming pyre. On hand to document these rituals for loved ones are death photographers — young men who make a living by shooting last images of the deceased for a fee.

The video above is a short 8-minute documentary by Seeker Stories that offers a glimpse into the lives of some death photographers and the unique work that they do (warning: there are many images of dead and burning bodies).

(via Seeker Stories via Reddit)

Watch as Photoshop Experts Try Their Hand at the Original Photoshop 1.0

Photoshop experts who teach the software for a living generally know it like the back of their hand. But how skilled would they be if they were forced to downgrade to the original version of the program, Photoshop 1.0? That’s what CreativeLive set out to find out recently.

They asked 8 well-known Photoshop experts — Dave Cross, Jared Platt, Ben Willmore, Chris Orwig, Julieanne Kost, Aaron Nace, Tim Grey, Matt Kloskowski, and Jason Hoppe — to try their hand at version 1.0. The results of this experiment can be seen in the video above.