Posts Tagged ‘interesting’

The Most Expensive Camera Kits Photographers Can Buy for Each Brand (in 2014)

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What are the most expensive camera and lens combinations you can buy for each manufacturer? Of course you could spend $2.79 million on a historical 1923 Leica or $165,000 on an ultra-rare Canon 1200mm lens, but what about gear that any photographer can purchase through a normal retail outlet?

We decided to do some research into what the priciest camera kits (a body plus a lens) currently available to photographers are in 2014.
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The Itsy Bitsy Spider: A Tiny Spider Made Itself at Home Inside This Lens

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We spend a lot of time over at Lensrentals getting dust out of lenses. Dust doesn’t affect an image, except in very rare circumstances, but people want their rental lenses to look nice and clean inside and out, and our inspectors check the inside of every lens with spotlights and send any dusty ones over to the repair department. Read more…

Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Served as a Reflector for Bounce Lighting Moon Photos

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Conspiracy theorists often point to moon landing photos as evidence that the whole thing was faked by the US government. One of the arguments is that since there’s only one main light source in the photos — the sun — the shadows should have been much darker and less detailed.

That argument has now been debunked thanks to one newly uncovered fact: Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit actually served as a great reflector, bouncing light into the shadows and illuminating many scenes.
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What if Sports Cameramen Were Allowed to Get as Close to the Action as They Wanted?

What if sports cameramen were allowed to get onto the pitch with athletes during games? What if super-telephoto lenses and remote camera weren’t around to help deliver up-close views of the action? The video above offers an look at what being a cameraman in that alternate universe might look like.

Basically, it’d look something like covering a war zone.
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Canon’s First Camera Just Turned 80; Here are 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Kwanon’

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The breakneck pace of photo technology advancement makes it easy to forget how young our industry really is, but we had a reminder yesterday when, not long after ‘modern photography’ itself turned 175 years old, the very first Canon camera celebrated its 80th birthday. Read more…

The Only Person Who’s Naked in These ‘Nude Portraits’ is the Guy Behind the Camera

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There’s something to be said for thinking outside the box and turning an idea on its head, and that’s exactly what photographer Trevor Christensen is doing with his hilarious and surprisingly thought-provoking series, Nude Portraits.

That’s because there aren’t actually any nude people in his portraits… the only person who’s naked during the photo shoot is Christensen himself, who is busy capturing his subjects’ reaction to his birthday suit. Read more…

Videographer Uses UV Camera to Show People their Skin Like They’ve Never Seen it Before

Artist Tom Leveritt recently ventured out into the world of ultraviolet photography — or more specifically videography — to help us take a closer look at the skin we’re in and how sunscreen is a vital tool towards protecting it. Read more…

Video: A Brief History of George Eastman and His Immeasurable Impact on Photography

Here’s a fascinating little photography history lesson for you, and it’ll only take up two minutes and fifty seconds of your time. Put together by Engineer Guy Bill Hammack, the video above tells the remarkable story of George Eastman, and how he revolutionized photography. Read more…

Curious Coincidence: Photo Shows Same Time and Place as Frame from Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’

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Here’s a pretty fascinating little story of two men with cameras being in the same place at around the same time, over half a century ago. One of the men was Alfred Hitchcock.

The story began over at the vintage photography blog Shorpy, where a member named Ron Yungul submitted the above photograph. It was captured by his late father on the hills of San Francisco in 1957.
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This is What You Get When You Put a High-End Canon DSLR Kit in an X-Ray Machine

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This image shows what you get when you put a high-end Canon DSLR kit under a medical X-Ray machine.
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