Posts Tagged ‘night’

How We Did It: The SNL Title Sequence

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…And we’re back! After a much-needed summer hiatus, it’s that time of the year again when my comrades in the SNL Film Unit all reconvene on the 17th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza for another season of filmmaking speed-drills.

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Video: How to Capture Astrophotography Images Without a Star Tracker

In astrophotography, a star tracker is a piece of gear that compensates for the Earth’s rotation so you can take sharp long exposure photographs of the night sky.

Unfortunately, not everyone can get their hands on one of these, and so we’ve dug up this awesome tutorial by astrophotographer Forrest Tanaka on how to capture impressive astrophotography images without a star tracker.

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This Nighttime Shoot Involved 9,000 Pounds of Gear and Skiers Covered with 7,000 LEDs

The film ‘Afterglow’ by Sweetgrass Productions doesn’t even officially release until October 19th, and yet it’s already being hailed as “one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made.” The three-minute teaser above gives you an idea of why. Read more…

Seek Thermal Camera Gives Your iOS and Android Devices Thermal Vision for Cheap

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Earlier this year, we told you about the FLIR ONE, an iPhone case with a built-in thermal camera that made ‘predator vision’ available to all.

But if the FLIR ONE is just a bit too pricy for your blood, there’s a new player in the thermal camera game you might want to take a look at. It’s called the Seek thermal camera, and while it’s not as impressive as the FLIR ONE, neither is its price.

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‘Nocturne: Creatures of the Night’ Captures the Mysterious Denizens of the Darkness

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After a single moth that had invaded her home, Rhose Island-based animal photographer Traer Scott was inspired to create a photo series dedicated to this creature and other denizens of the darkness.

Thus was born the photo-series-turned-book, Nocturne: Creatures of the Night. In it, Scott comes face-to-face (or is it face-to-lens?) with some of the world’s most evasive animals who tend to live and hunt most under the cover of night. Read more…

Night and Day Blend Together in Beautiful Time-Slice Photos of Iconic Buildings from Around the World

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Birds Nest, Beijing, China

Richard Silver is a name that’s popped up before here on PetaPixel. Just over a year ago we shared his ‘time-slice’ photo collages that blended together day and night in the Big Apple. Today, we share his next, more international project. Read more…

‘Cities at Night’ as Captured by Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

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Since 2003 astronauts have been snapping up photographs of our beautiful planet from the International Space Station. All of these photographs have been archived together into a resource called The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. It’s through the utilization of this resource, as well as a database compiled by Spanish Astrophysicists that a little project called Cities at Night exists.

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Night Sky Time-Lapse Captures Trippy Star Trails in 360 Degrees

We’ve seen both night sky and 360º time-lapses before, but we hadn’t ever run across an amalgamation of the two until earlier this week when we received an email from photographer Vincent Brady. Read more…

Eerie Large Format Photographs of Central Park Taken in the Middle of the Night

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New York-based photographer Michael Massaia‘s images are easily identified for two reasons: first, because they’re all very distinct, black-and-white, large format photographs; and second, because most of them are taken in the middle of the night… a result of Massaia’s struggle with insomnia. Read more…

A BTS Look at Using a Drone Mounted LED Rig to Light a Night Shoot

Using two Black Armored Hexacopters, a RED Epic and an LED lighting rig, aerial video specialist Simon Sjörén and his team took to the mountains of Åre, Sweden to create a unique nighttime ski video. Read more…