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Satirical Facebook Post Sparks Outrage at Stephen Spielberg for Hunting Triceratops

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There are times when you lose all hope in humankind. We may be the most intelligent of all creatures, but just because our brains are the most developed of any mammal doesn’t mean we all use them. Case in point is the viral hilarity surrounding the image above. Read more…

Mesmerizing Stop Motion Animation Takes You Inside a Block of Wood, Layer by Layer

If you enjoyed the sanding stop-motion video we featured this past week, this creation is going to be right up your alley.

Called Waves of Grain, this experimental short film by Keith Skretch follows the mesmerizing patterns created by the grain in a block of wood as it’s slowly stripped away layer-by-layer using a planer. Read more…

Video: Modern Day Earthrise in HD, as Seen by the Japanese Lunar Orbiter

Forget sunrises… what we need to see more of on Instagram and our Facebook newsfeeds is Earthrises. Of course, they’re a bit harder to capture, but spectacular footage like this high-definition video shot by the Japanese Lunar Orbiter can give even the most beautiful beach sunrise a run for its money. Read more…

DHL Went to Hilarious Lengths to Ship This Tiny Nikon Battery Charger Safely

When we order camera gear, it’s expected that it will be packed and handled with care… but this is just absurd.

Uploaded to YouTube by user Ottar Gislason, the ready-made DHL commercial above shows how the shipping company decided to send this camera store a single Nikon MH65 battery charger in its box… that was taped to the bottom of another box… that was very securely strapped down onto its very own wooden palette. Read more…

Hyperlapse Puts You On the Dashboard of a 747 for a Trans-Pacific Trip from Tokyo to San Francisco

We’ve seen spectacular city tour hyperlapses, and creative hyperlapses created using Google Street View images, but until today, we had never seen a trans-Pacific hyperlapse that put us right in the driver’s seat (pilot’s seat?) of a Boeing 747. Read more…

Experimental Underwater Scanner Makes for Beautiful Happy Accidents

If you enjoy strange and experimental photography, Nathaniel Stern‘s work should delight you.

For the past ten years, Stern has been creating experimental image-capturing devices using a conglomeration of hacked-together desktop scanners, battery packs and other various computer components. Once created, he straps these machines to his body and takes them from location to location capturing images unlike any other camera out there. Read more…

Stories Like This are Why Urbex Photogs are So Secretive About Where They Shoot

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The world of Urbex (short for “Urban Exploration”) photography is a secretive one. In general, Urbex photographers keep purposely silent on the specific locations where they’ve shot, and for the most part, it’s not because they want to keep these dilapidated finds entirely to themselves.

The reason why asking an Urbex photographer where a photo was taken is likely to be met with a vague answer or none at all is perfectly illustrated by the story of the Belgian snow cats in the photo above. Read more…

A Simple Chart Every Photographer Should Keep in Their Back Pocket as a Reminder

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It doesn’t get much simpler or more accurate than this silly little pie chart. Shared by photographer Jeremy Cowart on his Facebook page yesterday, the most socially influential photographer on the Web (according to EyeFi) simply captioned the image, “‘Tis true.” We really have nothing more to add beyond that.

So the next time someone you know asks you what the latest and greatest camera is, or you think about upgrading your gear before you ‘upgrade’ your skill set, remember this little chart.

(via The Phoblographer)

Oddly Captivating Time-Lapse of Ice Cream Melting Isn’t Nearly as Boring as You Think

You know the saying “that’s about as exciting as watching water boil?” Well, this time-lapse is about as exciting as watching ice cream melt… actually, it is exactly as exciting as watching ice cream melt — but that’s not nearly as banal as you might think it is. Read more…

Tongue-In-Cheek Video Pokes Fun at What Not To Do When Shooting a Wedding

Getting into wedding photography can be stressful. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of shooting weddings, it’s that if something can go wrong, it probably will. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t (or shouldn’t) minimize your risk of looking like an imbecile in front of everyone.

Here to help is a video from the Toronto Star’s MasterGlass series that shows off what not to do when photographing a wedding. In the video, Toronto Star photographer Randy Risling takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to showing you some typical faux pas. Read more…