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Google Street View Offers a Glimpse at the Incredible Rate of Gentrification in Brooklyn

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We told you to expect a wave of interesting “then and now” series when Google first integrated the ‘time-machine’ feature into Street View, and that prophesy is starting to come true.

A couple of weeks ago we showed you GooBing Detroit, a Tumblog that tracked the demise of Detroit in Street View images. And today, Gizmodo published a fascinating look at the rapid pace of gentrification that has transformed several areas of Brooklyn. Read more…

Nikon D810 BTS & Promo Video Roundup: Get to Know the New Nikon Shooter

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There’s only so much specs, a press release and a product description will tell you. And so, since there’s still a month’s worth of time standing between you and actually touching the new Nikon D810, we’ve hit up all of the Nikon YouTube channels to compile the best promo, intro and behind the scenes videos we could find.

Each video is accompanied by a short description so you know what you’re in for. We hope you enjoy getting to know Nikon’s newest shooter a bit better. Read more…

Behind the Scenes of OK Go’s Viral Optical Illusion-Packed Single Take Music Video

Indie rock band OK Go‘s recent music video for the song “The Writing’s On the Wall” was a smash hit, receiving some 6.6K likes on PetaPixel alone and currently boasting over 7.6M views on YouTube.

But just in case the claim that it was all shot in a single take without any cuts has you skeptical, the band yesterday released a spellbinding behind-the-scenes video to show you how the optical illusion magic was made. Read more…

Photog Hopes to Mass-Produce Chemically Altered Film with Help from Kickstarter

It was almost a year ago to the date that we featured the work of photographer Matther Cetta. In a series titled Photogenic Alchemy, he took rolls of film he had photographed with his toy camera and developed them in a number of strange ingredients — from Drano to Pepto Bismol.

The conglomeration of chemicals used throughout the series gave each photograph a unique look that couldn’t be replicated any other way; and now, he’s hoping to take this aesthetic public with some help from crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Read more…

Video: 500 lb Grizzly Tries to Have a Wildlife Photographer’s GoPro for Lunch

British wildlife photographer Chris Weston recently had one of the most interesting ‘first time’ GoPro experiences of anyone out there: upon setting the camera up for the very first time, it nearly got swallowed by a 500 lb grizzly bear. Read more…

How a Single Photograph Thwarted One of the Most Heinous Cheats in Soccer History

Photo of Brazil's Placar Magazine spread about the incident.

Photo of Brazil’s Placar Magazine spread about the incident.

Photography and sports are easy bedfellows. As wonderful as it is to watch a goal unfold before your eyes on television, it’s just as powerful to see a tack-sharp photograph of the look of dismay on the goalie’s face as the ball soars past his or her outstretched arm.

But sports photography isn’t just for capturing dramatic moments; sometimes it can affect the course of sports history, as was the case in 1989, after one of the most controversial games in the history of football. Read more…

Inspiration: Take a Stunning 4K Time-Lapse Trip Across the US in Five Minutes

Last month we featured A Day In the Life of Roadtrippers time-lapse photographer Joel Schat — a wonderful, jealousy-inducing BTS look at Schat’s travels. And today we have for you the product of those many days spent traveling across the country, cameras in tow. No surprise: it’s a beauty. Read more…

Humor: Mr. Forthright Teaches You How to Take a Selfie

Mr. Forthright — YouTube’s own ‘old and bold’ advice giver who has taught people how to do everything from ‘how to say no to drugs’ to ‘how to pretend to work at work’ — today takes on the dreaded selfie. Read more…

A Look Back at 2 of the Most Iconic Photos in Soccer History

With the World Cup in full swing, CNN Digital’s director of photographer, Simon Barnett, has his hands full. Each day of the cup, his job is to look through somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 images and decide which make the cut.

In this short video above, he explains what separates the amazing images from the great-but-not-good-enough crowd, and takes us through what it is that made two iconic soccer photographs so iconic. Read more…

Texas Deputy Struggles to Find Legitimate Reason Why Recording Him is Illegal

Shot back in April, the above video shows “Ex-Cop Law Student” Andrew Wake attempting to record a seemingly routine traffic stop when a Gray County Sherriff’s Deputy eventually shows up by his side.

After handing out his name and date of birth, the Deputy asks a few more questions to which Wake kindly refuses to answer per his rights. Confrontation over, good to go right? Not so much. Things get interesting after the traffic stop is over and Wake starts heading away from the scene. Read more…