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Rediscovered Slides Show Victorians Knew How to Get Silly In Front of the Camera

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Funny faces and unusual antics in front of a camera might be more prevalent now than ever before, but if you think our Victorian ancestors didn’t have fun with film every once in a while, you might be pleasantly surprised to see this humorous collection of slides that prove you wrong. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with Lockheed Martin’s Fighter Jet Photographer Liz Kaszynski

Liz Kaszynski has one of the coolest photography jobs in the world. As one of the 10 Lockheed Martin aerial photographers certified to take pictures from the back of fighter jets — and their only female photographer for the F-35 — she photographs and rides in some of the most advanced flying machines on Earth.

In the video above, we get to go behind the scenes with Kaszynski and see her in action. Read more…

Watchtower of Turkey: 2,200 Miles in 20 Days Condensed into a 3-Minute Visual Treat

Filmmaker Leonardo Dalessandri recently spent 20 days in Turkey, and by the looks of it, he didn’t stand still for a single minute of it. Over the course of that 20 days, he travelled almost 2,200 miles with his camera equipment in tow, capturing the video and time-lapse clips he eventually compiled into the 3-minute visual journey embedded above. Read more…

DIY: How to Create a Simple Homemade Softbox for $20 or Less

Light modifiers don’t come cheap, especially softboxes. But, if you have enough DIY talent, some patience, and $20 bucks to spare, you’re only an hour or so away from having a custom-made softbox of your own.

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Riveting Time-Lapse of a Total Lunar Eclipse

In June of 2011, astrophotographer Jean-Luc Dauvergne travelled all the way to Tajikistan to capture the total lunar eclipse on June 15th in the best conditions possible. Lasting almost two hours, he captured the eclipse from start to finish in a captivating minute-long time-lapse with one heck of a crescendo. Read more…

New Imaging System Promises 12-Times More Color Sensitivity than a Traditional Sensor

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What’s the use of an image sensor that’s 12 times more color sensitive than the human eye? We’re not entirely sure, but thanks to a team of researchers at Universities of Granada, Spain and Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy you may someday get to try it out and find out for yourself.

Researchers at those two universities are using “Transverse Field Detector” technology to distinguish 36 individual color channels without any need for a filter, making it 12-times more color sensitive than standard Red/Green/Blue sensors and the human eye both. Read more…

Portraits of 10 US Presidents Before and After Their Time in Office

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A couple of months ago we shared a series of before and after portraits that showed you what Warped Tour musicians looked like before and after rocking out on stage. This series is similar… only the people in the photos did something quite a bit more difficult than playing Warped: they ran the United States of America for anywhere between 2 and 12 years. Read more…

A Starry Time-Lapse of the Milky Way, as Seen From the International Space Station

We’ve come across and shared a number of time-lapses that show off the beauty of the Milky Way in spectacular fashion, but the video above is different than all of them. That’s because this Milky Way time-lapse was actually created using photos taken from the International Space Station.

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Stop-Motion Parkour: A Dizzying Parkour Fight Scene Done Entirely in Stop-Motion

The guys behind the popular YouTube channel Corridor Digital are not Parkour masters. They’ll never be captured on camera majestically leaping impossible distances because… well… they can’t.

But as you can see from the video above, a little bit of stop-motion photography is all they need to bridge the gap between Parkour amateur, and Parkour master. Read more…

Photographer Rushes Onto the Field and Gets in Ref’s Face During College Football Game

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After a ‘catastrophic’ missed call during the Alabama/Ole Miss college football game last night on CBS, one of the photographers at the game decided he wanted to get a shot nobody else would get… and so he rushed the field and quite literally got in the ref’s face to snap a portrait. Read more…