Finds

 

Interactive and Predictive Fall Foliage Map Will Help You Find the Perfect Fall Colors

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 1.18.27 PM

If you’re looking to capture the perfect Fall colors this season, we’ve found a fantastic resource for you. It’s called the 2014 Fall Foliage Map, and it’s an interactive and predictive map that will help you find the perfect Fall foliage location no matter when you decide to go on your trip. Read more…

Tyler Shields Blows Up a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow… In the Name of Art

Tyler Shields is back at it again, destroying expensive stuff for shock value… we mean art… actually we’re not certain what we mean. In the past, he fed a $100k Hermes handbag to an alligator. This time he’s photographing the explosive destruction a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

Read more…

Photographer Finds Massive De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 Lens, Manages to Use it with His D610

105mm_1

There are perks to doing your PhD on optical studies of the aurora, and among them is that you might just stumble across a very exotic lens like the De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 in the cabinets of the research group you’re working with.

That’s what happen to photographer Jason Ahrns, and although they wouldn’t let him buy the lens, he was allowed to take it home on an extended loan and try to put this monster through its paces. Read more…

Simple GIF Shows How Stopping Down the Aperture Affects Depth of Field

aperture1

Here’s a simple little GIF that can come in handy the next time you’re asked to explain how aperture and depth of field work. Created by Reddit user veedees, it shows exactly how stopping down your lens from f/1.8 all the way to f/16 translates into different depths of field. Read more…

Breaking Gravity: Using a 20-GoPro Array and Red Epic to Shoot Acrobatics in Bullet Time and Slow Mo

Custom-built 20-GoPro array and Red Epic camera in tow, Marc Donahue of PermaGrin Films recently spent some time at San Diego UNITED Training Center to capture breakdancers, parkour athletes and gymnasts performing complex acrobatics in slow motion and bullet time. Read more…

ISS Astronauts Take the Nikon D2Xs on a Spacewalk, Snap Some Selfies Along the Way

15295388068_169dfd8782_z

While taking the first of three scheduled spacewalks aboard the International Space Station this month, the Expedition 41 team decided to make the most of their 6 hour and 13 minute spacewalk by taking some incredible photographs of their mission. Beforehand though, they made sure to turn the camera on themselves, capturing a few self portraits while hanging around outside of their vehicle almost 100 miles above Earth’s surface.
Read more…

Camera Swap: Turning a Buzz Lightyear Camera Into a Leica, One Swap at a Time

The team over at DigitalRev is always thinking of new and interesting ideas. And their latest is an intriguing little camera exchange and review they’ve aptly titled ‘Camera Swap.’ Read more…

A Close-Up Time-Lapse of the October 8th ‘Blood Moon’ and Lunar Eclipse

If you lived in Europe or Africa — or if you’re in the US and the thought of getting up between 2 and 5 in the morning repelled you — you probably missed this week’s total lunar eclipse and ‘blood moon.’ But have no fear, because Griffith Observatory in LA captured a close-up (if a bit shaky) time-lapse of the entire rust-colored event for you. Read more…

Video: See How Fuji Makes Its Fujinon Lenses from Start to Finish

In a new video released yesterday, Fujifilm offers a beautiful behind-the-scenes look at the care, attention, and technology that goes into creating each of their Fujinon lenses from start-to-finish. Read more…

Cringeworthy Video: Stuff that Annoys Wildlife Photographers

Photographer and educator Tony Northrup and company recently put together a video that is equal parts humorous and hard to watch. It’s called ‘Stuff that Annoys Wildlife Photographers,’ and it features Chelsea Northrup in her best impression of a wildlife photographer’s worst nightmare.

It’s four minutes of straight cringe, but if you’ve ever taken to a semi-secluded spot in hopes of spending a golden hour taking pictures of the local wildlife, only to be interrupted by the loud guy or gal asking questions and saying ridiculous things, you’ll probably get a chuckle out of this.