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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

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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.
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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.

Photographer Blends Day and Night by Compositing Photos Shot at Different Hours

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The idea of ‘average’ is strange, especially when it’s put into real-world situations and memories. The places most familiar to us change on a daily basis, even if it’s just the slightest bit, but when we look back, our brains piece together this conglomeration of what we’ve seen over the days, months and years to create a familiar, cohesive memory.

It was a similar line of thinking that inspired photographer Wolfgang Hildebrand to create his strangely chaotic compositions of city streets.

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Canon See Impossible Parody Teaser Skewers the Company for Not Innovating

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Canon’s big ‘See Impossible’ reveal turned out to be a pretty big disappointment for us gear heads. Most headlines dripped with disappointment and one article led off its coverage with an image of Bart Simpson writing “I will never hold my breath for a Canon announcement again” over and over on a chalkboard.

But the parody teaser above by a Canon Watch reader has got to be the most brutal of all. Read more…

A Crazy Looking Macro Flash Adapter Darth Vader Would be Proud Of

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What you see above is one of the most unusual pieces of lighting gear we’ve ever chanced across. Looking a bit like a prop from the upcoming Star Wars film, this contraption is actually a macro flash adapter designed by Polish photographers Agnieszka and Ernest Lysak.

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The One Roll Challenge: What Would You Shoot if There Were Only One Roll of Film Left?

Inspired by Steve McCurry’s “The Last Roll of Kodachrome,” four Tokyo-based photographers took to the streets with only a single roll of 120 film and a Hasselblad to capture what it would be like to shoot the very last roll of film in existence.

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