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Photogs Take Note: A Blood Moon Eclipse is Set to Take Place Early on April 15th

On April 15th, a rather rare astronomical event is taking place: the “blood moon.” While technically nothing more than a lunar eclipse, this particular event will the first of four lunar eclipses to happen over the course of the next two years. Read more…

Classic Album Covers Overlaid Onto Their Current-Day Environment in Street View

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The Guardian has put together an insightful collection of images created by overlaying album covers from times past onto current-day Google Street View locations of the places those album cover photographs were taken. Read more…

Hotel Makes Creative Use of Stop-Motion in Funny ‘Swan Song’ Ad

The citizenM Hotel in Times Square needed a creative way to show potential guests that they were doing away with some of the more luxurious and useless hotel niceties in order to keep prices at as low as possible. So, the question becomes: how do you show people that they won’t be paying extra for hoity-toity extras like towel swans? Read more…

Awesome 360-Degree Bike Ride Timelapse Captured Using Six GoPro Cameras

Inspired by the 360º panoramic images that turn the world around us into a little planet of its own, German photographer Jonas Ginter wanted to step it up. And so he decided to use video rather than just a still image. Read more…

Trippy: Video of a Man Walking Backwards Through Tokyo Played in Reverse

When you first play the clip above, you might wonder why this guy is the only one walking normally in a world of backwards walking people and backwards driving cars… and then it hits you: he’s the one walking backwards, and the video is being played in reverse. Read more…

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

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French photographer Micaël 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…

From Bottles to Wall Art: Adorn Your Walls with Prints Made from Recycled Bottles

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Photography is one of the most powerful ways that ecological messages are transmitted. Photo series of landfills show us the issues we need to address, while beautiful landscape photography shows us what we should strive to preserve. But a UK company called Co2ncience is going a step further.

They’re actually merging eco-friendliness with photography in a very tangible way, by being the world’s first (by their estimation) to turn recycled plastic bottles into wall art. Read more…

Tutorial: A Quick and Simple Technique for Adding Textures to Images

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When Nick Fancher created his series of 80′s Cyber images, he made use of some textures to add that extra bit of character to the photos. The textures turned out so well that, upon publishing the series, he received multiple inquiries about where he got those textures.

Well, it turns out he created them himself, and he’s decided to share the step-by-step how-to in case you want to duplicate his results. Read more…

Humor: Funny TED Talk Spoof for an App that Turns Photos Into Music

Have you ever taken a photograph, just to look at it and be disappointed that you can only enjoy it with your eyes? Well, to your rescue is an incredible, fictional application called PicSong — courtesy of The Onion. Read more…

Cardboard Cities: Incredibly Detailed City Scenes Made of Cardboard

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Just look at the above photo. It looks like an extremely well-lit photo of an abandoned wasteland in the middle of some old town, doesn’t it? Well, while that might be what it’s depicting, that isn’t what it is. It’s cardboard. All of it.

Titled Cardboard Cities, this collaboration between set-designer Luke Aan de Wiel and photographer Andy Rudak is sure to make some jaws hit the floor. Read more…