Astronaut and photographer Chris Hadfield recently paid a visit to the At-Bristol science center in the UK. In the 8-minute video above, Hadfield shares a little about what it’s like to photograph the world from the International Space Station. He also attempts some recreations of his space photos using various objects and a macro camera kit.
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Back in 2012, we wrote about a project called “Pixel Trade” by Australian photographer Shantanu Starick. The basic idea was simple but crazy: Starick wanted to travel through all seven continents on the globe without ever spending any currency. Instead, he would try to trade his services as a photographer to people willing to provide him with shelter, food, and transportation.
Time-lapses have the ability to turn some pretty mundane things into really interesting videos. Case in point, ‘watching teeth straighten’ sounds like a joke excuse you’d give for why you don’t want to help that one friend move… again. But this 30 second time-lapse shows just that, and it’s downright fascinating.
Breaking open the wonder of how these metal wires work, this time-lapse video — posted to YouTube by Ernest McCallum half a decade ago — shows how a teenager’s extremely crooked teeth are corrected over eighteen months of gum-rending pain.
(via Laughing Squid)
While browsing around on Google Maps satellite view (as many of us have done at some point or another) art director Yousuke Ozawa came across a number of buildings that resembled various letters of the alphabet.
Realizing the potential of this find, he spent the next week digitally flying across the globe and curating what ended up being Satellite Fonts, a collection of all 26 letters of the alphabet as formed by buildings across the world. Read more…
This humorous graphic was created by Lee Hutchinson over at Ars Technica in a recent article comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to a Canon DSLR. It suggests that people who are just starting out in photography commonly experience a period of delusion in which they suddenly think they are much greater at photography than they actually are.
Ever wonder how the tech packed inside of your new Nikon lens actually works? How does Vibration Reduction provide 4.5 stops of stabilization? And what about the silent motors, how do those work?
In a video released earlier today, Nikon Asia decided to peel away the outer shell of its glass and show you, revealing the technology that makes a Nikkor Lens a Nikkor.
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.