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3 Month Time-Lapse Shows Pigeons Going From Eggs to Adults

Back in June of 2014, YouTube user AvWuff noticed two pigeons and two eggs sitting in the flower box outside their window. Seeing an opportunity for an interesting project, AvWuff decided to set up a camera and capture the birth and growth of the baby pigeons.
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Sample Footage Shot with the Ultra Rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 that Can See Behind Itself

About once per year, one of the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lenses out there pops up on eBay when some camera shop or another picks one up. The price ranges from $60K to $160K and it’s gotten to the point where we usually just ignore the listings because… well… we’ve covered them enough times.

But when one of our readers tipped us off to a new listing earlier today, we took notice, because this one comes with a sample video of the lens in action. Read more…

Man Took the Exact Same Picture Every Day for a Year to Highlight Beijing’s Air Pollution

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Beijing’s air quality is infamous, but while statistics and technical facts can be shocking, one Beijing resident wanted to use the power of a photograph to drive home how bad it really is — well, actually, he used a few hundred photographs. Read more…

A Scathing, Brutally Honest Rant About Not Working for Free

Editor’s note: This video contains strong language that is not suitable for some environments.


In 2007, famed science fiction writer and fierce protector of his copyright, the somewhat controversial Harlan Ellison, was being filmed for a documentary about himself called Dreams with Sharp Teeth.

Before the documentary went live, this short clip was released in which Ellison talks about Warner Brothers asking him to use one of his interviews for free. His response is characteristically scathing, brutally honest, and something more than a few photographers would probably love to say themselves.

Milky Way Time-Lapse Captures Rare Glimpse of a Meteor Exploding in the Atmosphere

In mid-October, a meteor decided to explode in spectacular fashion in the night sky. Known as a ‘bolide fireball,’ a photographer named Ben Lewis was lucky enough to capture it and his video went viral the day after the event.

But he wasn’t the only one with camera pointed towards sky, and for our money, we think photographer Wes Eisenhauer was fortunate enough to capture it better. Read more…

Steadicam Operator Walked Backwards 7 Miles a Day for 10 Days to Film the First 24-Hour Music Video

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself what life as a Steadicam operator is like, you might want to take a look at this video.

Deemed a ‘Walkumentary,’ this two and a half minute video shows you what Jon Beattie had to do during his incredibly grueling job as the Steadicam operator for 24 hours of Happy — the extended music video for Pharrell Williams’ hit song. Read more…

Heartwarming Project Uses Lifelogging Cameras to Capture the Bond Between Mothers and their Babies

You wouldn’t expect lifelogging cameras to be the source of tear-jerking footage, but the folks at Huggies Korea recently launched a heartwarming project that’ll get you, as they say, right in the feels. Read more…

This 4K Time-Lapse of the Sun Features the Largest Sunspot in the Past 22 Years

James Tyrwhitt-Drake recently combined over 17,000 images captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioviewer.org to create a time-lapse showing the largest sun spot of the past two solar cycles — that’s roughly 22 years!

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Home Alone Meets Photography: Using Triggertraps to Catch Would-Be Christmas Present Thieves

As a means to both promote their product and get a giggle out of would-be consumers, Triggertrap put together this witty short video that highlights a few ways you can use their robust triggering system to catch would-be Christmas thieves ala Home Alone.

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The Earth and Moon Captured Together by Chinese Spacecraft Camera

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Check out this amazing photograph of our planet with the Moon hovering in the background. It was published today by China’s State Administration of Science, and was captured by the country’s Chang’e 5-T1 spacecraft that did a flyby of the moon late last month.
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