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The Expendables 3 Promo Posters Feature Pointless Studio Lights that Do Nothing

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Okay, it’s probably safe to say that ONLY photography nerds and photo websites will notice this, but for those of us who fit into those two categories the posters below sit somewhere between amusing and annoying.

You see, the Expendables 3 promo posters revealed recently feature studio lights in the frame because, well, they give the photos a certain ‘star studded’ feel. The problem is, the lights are frequently pointless and sometimes look like they’re lighting up something that is actually in shadow. Read more…

Collar Camera Video Captures a Cat Fight from the Cat’s Perspective

Editor’s Note: Turn your volume way down before you click play. The video gets very loud very soon after it starts and we wouldn’t want your boss knowing your watching cat videos at work… you’re welcome.


There are a lot of POV videos out there of humans doing incredible stunts or getting into all sorts of scary trouble, but we don’t really have much similar footage from the animal kingdom. Maybe it’s because GoPro hasn’t announced their Cat Fancy mount (yet?).

Fortunately, for those who do want to see what trouble their feline friends get into, there’s something called a collar camera. And the video above was captured on just such a device. It’s a very literal cat fight captured from the cat’s point of view. Read more…

Incredibly Creative Stop-Motion Film Made with Only Rubber Bands & Thumbtacks

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a stop-motion film, but ‘A Girl Named Elastika’ by French filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet was a no-brainer. At once simple (equipment wise) and incredibly complex (how long did it take to move all those thumbtacks!?) the video is impressive from start to finish. Read more…

Action Cam Footage Captures what It’s Like to Get Stuck in a Cave as It Fills with Water

Consider this your terrifying action cam video of the week… or year. In a nightmarish four-minute video uploaded earlier this year, a man gets stuck in a narrow part of a cave while trying to get out. And as if being stuck isn’t horrifying enough when you’re under ground, it seems the cave is also filling with water. Read more…

Beautiful ISS Photo Captures a Japanese Spacecraft Lighting Up the Atmosphere

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This gorgeous photo, taken from the International Space Station, looks a bit like a meteor straight out of Armageddon headed right for a major city. Fortunately that’s not the case, although you are indeed looking at a large, flaming object careening through the atmosphere and lighting up the clouds as it disintegrated during re-entry.

Originally released in September of 2013, the photo was taken by a stationary camera onboard the ISS and shows the Japanese HTV-4 cargo spacecraft burning up on re-entry as planned. The spacecraft had brought up supplies for the astronauts aboard the ISS, and after spending a month locked on to the orbiting station, it was time to let it go and… well… watch it burn.

You can download the full res file for yourself or learn more about the picture by clicking here.

(via Sploid)

NASA Photos Give Us a Behind the Scenes Look at the Apollo 11 Training Exercises

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Yes, it’s April Fools’ Day, but this photo and those below aren’t fakes. These are the real deal. Not that kind of real deal, though. These are photographs taken during training simulations in Houston, three months before these gentlemen, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, actually stepped on the moon. Read more…

The World’s Fastest Consumer Lens Makes a Very Brief Appearance on eBay

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Apparently NOT April Fools’ joke, the world’s fastest purchasable camera lens looks to have been posted — and now sold — on eBay earlier today. Supposedly in impeccable condition, with all caps and T-mount adapter included, the Canon 50mm f/0.75 went for a rather measly $500 in a quick “Buy It Now” purchase. Read more…

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2014 Jokes in the World of Photography

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As we’ve done for the past couple of years, rather than try our hand at comedy and post something tricky on April Fools, we instead round up all the best photography April Fools’ jokes we can find and post them all in one place.

Buckle up, enjoy the ride, and try to imagine a world where these ideas were actually real. Read more…

external “10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake” —Paleofuture

The fakes just keep on coming. And frankly it’s hard to keep up with all the Internet-fueled deception. Today we’re taking a look at a few more dubious images that you may have seen floating around the web recently. Punking Putin? Airplane selfies? Rocket to Uranus? Fake, fake and definitely fake.

 
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Hitchcock Zoom and Slit Scan Photography Combined Make for a Psychedelic Effect

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French photographer MicaĆ«l Reynaud first made it onto the blog in in May of 2012 when he created a trippy-but-cool example of what the dolly zoom (also known as the Hitchcock zoom) looked like when stretched to its extremes. Read more…