Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Humor: 10 Videos of People Using Their Gear in Strange and Silly Ways

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Back in the beginning of August, NYC-based camera superstore B&H Photo Video launched a lighthearted contest called “That’s Not What It’s Meant For!” It asked for videos of photographers and videographers using technology and equipment in unintended ways.

The submission phase ended recently, and now 10 wacky videos have been selected as finalists. Here they are for your enjoyment.
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Sony Lens Cameras Outed Again in New Leaked Promotional Video

It’s no secret that Sony will soon be announcing its new QX10 and QX100 lens cameras, which can be paired with Sony smartphones to form a serious — and seriously flexible — compact camera. A large set of product photos leaked yesterday, and now a promotion video of the lens cameras has leaked as well.

The video above is a short 1:39 ad that offers a peek at how the novel lenses will work and what features they’ll pack.
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Instagram Now Lets You Embed Pictures and Videos on the Web

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It’s the Internet age, and the lot of us have some form of website or blog. With 130 million monthly active users sharing an average of 45 million photos per day, a good chunk of us are also Instagram users. What do you get when you put the two together? Embeddable Instagram pictures and videos, of course! Read more…

Canon Launches EOS 101 Tutorial Videos to Help Newbies Learn the Basics

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For a while now, Canon has offered online resources to available teach those who may be unfamiliar with, well, taking photos. In what could be called a welcome addition to already-available resources, the company has launched what they call ‘Canon EOS 101: Photography and Videography Basics‘.
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Stop Motion Musical Tours Through a City and a School

Photographer and director Greg Jardin made this creative music video for the song “New York City” by Joey Ramone. It’s a stop-motion video that features 115 people (some of them random pedestrians yanked off the street) traveling backwards through various locations in New York City.
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HP Live Photo App Lets You View Photos as Augmented Reality Videos

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Still photographs are easy to print and share, but how would you go about sharing a video with someone physically, without having to pass them some kind of tablet computer? HP has a solution: it’s called Live Photo, and is an app that uses augmented reality to view videos “embedded” in printed photographs.
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Time-Lapse Videos Capture Winter Storm Nemo’s Massive Snowfall

People on the East Coast of the United States was battered this past week by heavy snowfall and hurricane-level winds thanks to Winter Storm Nemo. The multiple feet of snow recorded in many areas were among the highest totals recorded in history (one town in Connecticut saw 40 inches!). Although the storm kept many people indoors, many of them decided to point cameras out their windows, creating beautiful time-lapse videos that show how quickly the snow piled up.

The time-lapse above was created by YouTube user miges3111, who captured 22 hours of the storm from his home in Connecticut using a GoPro Hero.
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A Stop Motion Love Story Created Using 3000+ Hand-Cut Photographs

Computer generated imagery is becoming ubiquitous in the world of filmmaking, but some people still prefer some good ol’ fashioned elbow grease. Los Angeles-based filmmaker Vu Hoang of Westscape Media spent 7 months creating this stop-motion love story, titled “Love Drama”. Why did it take so long? Well, Hoang and his small crew of 3 people created all the animation seen using 3,000 photographs — photos that were shot frame by frame and individually cut out by hand.
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Fascinating Videos About 6 Photographic Processes Used Through History

George Eastman House just finished its 6 part video series on photographic processes used throughout history. The short educational videos run about 3-6 minutes each, and provide a great look into the various ways photographers of old created their images.
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Dancing Around the World with a Camera in Hand

Seattle-based techie Matt Harding became an Internet celebrity back in 2005 after a video of him dancing in various locations around the world went viral online. Now he’s back again with a new 2012 edition that’s sure to go just as viral. Harding spent months traveling to tens of countries around the world, capturing short clips of himself dancing with thousands of people. The project is titled, “Where the Hell is Matt?“.
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