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Beehive Picture Hangers May Revolutionize the Way We Hang Frames on Walls

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Hanging a picture frame up on a wall often isn’t the simplest of tasks, at least if you’re a perfectionist, but a new product has arrived to change that. Called the Beehive Picture Hanger, it’s a new hanging system that makes hanging a frame perfectly a breeze and something that only takes a few moments without any measurements.
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This ‘Flow Motion’ Time-Lapse of Dubai is Insane

Time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth has taken the idea of hyperlapses to the next level with his latest video, “Dubai Flow Motion” (shown above).

It offers a tour of Dubai through the lens of Whitworth’s camera as it does seemingly impossible zooms through various perspectives, from the ground, into an airplane, to the top of the tallest building in the world, and then down to the bottom through the floors.
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Seagull Skytrails: Using Post-Processing to Reveal the Flight Paths of Birds

Videographer Paul Parker created the experimental video above, titled “Seagull Skytrails,” which reveals the flight path of birds with clever post-processing.
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Slow-Motion Wedding Ring Shots Captured with Fire, Water, and Gravity

Archie and Sansan of the Manila, Philippines-based wedding videography service Alt X Videos sent in this little bit of inspiration for wedding ring shots. It’s a collection of their best clips and concepts, many of which are “not for the faint hearted” (the couple says they won’t ever try some of the clips again).

Their goal was to make “heart stopping” ring shots for newlyweds by using fire, water, and gravity in creative — but risky — ways. Everything was captured with a Sony FS700.

This Guy Documented His Journey Through Veracruz, Mexico with Drone Selfies

Photographer Alex Chacón recently traveled on a road trip through Veracruz, Mexico. He documented the trip by combining his passions for selfies and drones to create “dronies.” Each memorable location was captured by drone with the camera first zoomed in on Chacón and then flown high into the air for a wide-angle view of the area.
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This 3.5-Minute Music Video Was Shot in 5 Seconds with a 1000FPS High Speed Camera

The 3.5-minute music video above was captured in a span of 5 seconds. French filmmaker Guillaume Panariello tells us he did this “shortest shoot ever” using a Phantom 4K camera snapping 1000 frames per second. When slowed down, those 5 seconds of real time turn into three-and-a-half minutes of slow-mo craziness. The song is “Unconditional Rebel” by Siska.
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Photographer Unveils ‘B*tchCoins': A Digital Currency Backed by Her Prints

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The BitCoin boom of 2014 (and subsequent decline) helped introduced the idea of a digital currency to the general public. Photographer Sarah Meyohas wants to take advantage of this new awareness: she is launching her own “digital currency” called the “B*tchCoin” (BC) that’s backed by her own photography.
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Stacking Five 2x Teleconverters to Create a Ridiculous 9600mm Lens

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Teleconverters are a great way to get some extra reach without having to drop some serious money for a 400mm+ lens. It can be an essential tool for many photographers who are constantly cropping in on their images, even when shooting with a crop camera and telephoto lens. In case you didn’t know, a teleconverter is a small lens element that attaches to your lens and increases the effective focal range, typically by a factor of 1.4x or 2x.

Also known as an extender, tele-extender, or a doubler (2x), teleconverters are an important piece of equipment for long lens photography… but is there a limit?
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This is What You Get When You Fire a Camera Flash Inside Someone’s Mouth

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Here’s a strange portrait showing what you get when you fire an off-camera flash that’s shoved into your subject’s mouth. Certain parts of the human face are more translucent than others, resulting in a creepy skull-like appearance.

24-year-old Belgian visual artist Stijn Eeckhout tell us he shot the photo after he was curious about what the effect would look like.
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I Made a Super Bowl Commercial with Seven Photos

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would begin 2015 by shooting a Super Bowl commercial. Even further removed from the unlikeliness of shooting said commercial is… well… shooting said commercial in seven images. Not seven scenarios or seven videos — seven photos.
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