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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…

Side-by-Side Pictures Show the Surfaces of Earth, Mars, Venus, Titan, the Moon and an Asteroid

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Oh the places you’ll go… Dr. Seuss may not have written those words to humankind as a whole, but he may as well have. As the ESA and its Rosetta Spacecraft prepare to land, for the first time ever, on a comet, this image serves as an awe-inspiring reminder of the places we’ve already been.

Namely: An asteroid, the Moon, Mars, Venus, Titan and, of course, our own mother Earth. Read more…

Blast from the Past: Kodak Ad from 2006 Said Kodak Would Take Over the Digital Revolution

In the funny-but-also-sad ad from 2006, Kodak sought to convince the world that it was ready to move to the forefront of the digital revolution that it had given birth to and then ignored for so long. You know… the same one that ended up forcing the company to declare bankruptcy a little more than half a decade later. Read more…

Site Uses Your Webcam, Facial Recognition and CGI to Show You What You’ll Look Like in 20 Years

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Ever wonder what you’ll look like in 20 years time? Well, there’s not an app for that — at least not one we know of — but there is a website for it, and all it needs to answer this question for you is access to your webcam. Read more…

Cartoon Rap Parody Pokes Fun at the Overuse of the Fisheye Lens

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Watch out folks, because, “Things are about to get… bulbous.” The classic Internet cartoon Homestar Runner is making a triumphant return after a very long break, and they’ve chosen to return to the public eye by poking fun of that optical necessity for any quality 90s rap video: the fisheye lens. Read more…

Canon Publishes Official Sample Photos from the Long-Awaited 7D Mark II

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There probably wasn’t a camera as highly anticipated and talked about this year as the new APS-C flagship Canon 7D Mark II, and now that it’s official, people are clamoring to see how it performs so they can decide if it’s worth pre-ordering the camera ahead of the November release.

Canon Japan is making that decision a bit easier today by releasing an official sample gallery with both photos and videos taken using the new APS-C shooter. Read more…

Photos and Video Captured with a Remote-Controlled Lion-Proof Camera Housing

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Getting up close and personal with large lions is really only an option for a few people in this world; for the rest of us, capturing close-ups requires a bit of engineering. Enter wildlife photographer Steve Mandel and his LionCam. Read more…

Dark Sky Finder Helps Nighttime Photographers Find the Least Light Polluted Spots

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For those of you who partake in any sort of nighttime photography, it’s no secret that light pollution can be the bane of your existence. Thankfully, there’s a neat, simple online resource that can help you better prepare to avoid this enemy of great Milky Way photography.

It’s called Dark Sky Finder, and it’s an easy-to-use website that gives you an up-to-date, radar-style view of what light pollution across the United States looks like.

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Photographer Captures 24 Sunsets in 8 Hours, Chases the Sun Around the Globe for Citizen

Photographer Simon Roberts and ex-NATO pilot Jonathan Nicol were recently given an incredible task to perform: they were asked to steal a night back from Mother Earth herself.

Over the course of 8 hours they literally chased the sun around the globe, staying in ‘the same moment in time’ and letting the Earth spin under them while Roberts captured all 24 sunsets along the way… or rather captured the sun trying to set on them while they fought back with technology and sheer force of will. Read more…