Posts Tagged ‘worldrecord’

Photographer Sets New World Record by Capturing 9 Whales in One Underwater Photo

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Australian underwater photographer Darren Jew has set a new Guinness world record by capturing 9 whales in a single underwater shot.
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22-Year-Old’s Kim & Kanye Wedding Photo Shatters Instagram’s Most-Liked Record

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Chances are good many of our readers couldn’t care less about a wedding photo from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, or even what the most popular photo on the photo sharing service Instagram is. But the story behind the photo that claims both of those titles is actually pretty interesting. Read more…

The Selfie Infiltrates the Guinness Book of World Records with Most Selfies in an Hour

It managed to make its way into the Oxford English Dictionary last November, gaining the honor of being 2013’s “word of the year,” but there’s one book the ‘selfie’ has remained absent from… until now.

With the help of two Indiana natives, Mark E. Miller and Ethan Hethcote, selfies have now infiltrated the Guinness Book of World Records as well, with Miller and Hethcote setting the record for “most selfies taken in an hour” at a whopping 355. Read more…

One Second in Every Country in the World: The Ultimate Selfie Collection

Looks like you’re going to have to up your selfie game once again, because you’ve got nothing on British filmmaker and adventurer Graham Hughes.

Last month, Hughes officially received the Guinness World Record for being the first person to ever travel to every country (at least the ones acknowledged by the UN) on Earth without flying… and to make matters more photographic, he took a one second “selfie video” in every single country on the way. The result is the nifty four-minute video you see above. Read more…

Feast Your Eyes on Dubai’s World Record-Setting New Year’s Fireworks Show

Forget Times Square, the place every photographer wishes they were on New Year’s Eve 2014 (or is it 2013?) was Dubai. Why, you ask? Because this year the city set the world record for the largest fireworks show, and captured the entire thing on camera for posterity’s sake. Read more…

Photojournalist Reveals His 4,425 Camera Collection, Breaks His Own World Record

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If you thought you had a problem with Gear Acquisition Syndrome (or GAS) think again, you’ve got nothing on Mumbai-based photojournalist Dilish Parekh. The Guinness Book World Record holder for the largest camera collection smashed his own record earlier this month when he revealed that he now owns 4,425 cameras. Read more…

320-Gigapixel London Panorama Breaks Record for Largest Panoramic Photo

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The BT Tower panorama, created by stitching together 48,640 images taken with 7 Canon EOS 7Ds, has officially broken the record for the world’s largest panoramic photo. It was taken from atop the BT Tower in London, and you can see a tiny version of it at the top, but the real thing offers a massive, browsable 360-degree view of London in extreme detail. Read more…

The World’s Largest Collection of Camera Film

Stamps, coins, comic books, and baseball cards. Those are some of the popular things people around the world collect as a hobby. Not Ying Nga (Cecilia) Chow. She collects unprocessed photographic camera film.

Chow, a photography enthusiast based in Hong Kong, China, started collecting different films back in 2008. Since then, she has amassed an impressive collection of over 1,250 different films, ranging from ordinary films that are still in use today, to obscure old Russian films that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere on Earth. The collection features films by over 100 different brands from 30 different countries.
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The Longest Photographic Negative in the World Measures 129 Feet

While we’re on the subject of world records in photography, did you know that the world’s longest photographic negative is 129ft 6.69in (~39.5m) long? It’s a giant panorama of the streets of Buenos Aires, exposed by Argentinian photographer Esteban Pastorino Diaz using a homemade panoramic slit camera that was attached to the top of his car.

(via Guinness World Records)

London Artist Creates World’s Longest Photo Out of 109,000 Individual Images

In celebration of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games — or maybe just because she felt like it — London artist Clare Newton has stitched together 109,000 photos into the (not yet official) world’s longest photo. The entire Jump4London project, which consists of one very long composite photo of people jumping, has taken 21 months of Newton’s life and will span over one kilometer when it’s all said, done and printed. And although it’s not official yet, the photo will be inspected and approved by the Guinness Book of World Records while it’s on display at ExCel London from June 1 through June 9.

(via RPS via Popular Photography)