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See Stanley Kubrick’s Iconic NASA f/0.7 Lens & the FrankenCamera It Used

As iconic lenses go, perhaps no lens is quite as iconic as the famed NASA Zeiss f/0.7 glass Stanley Kubrick used to film a candle-lit scene using only natural light. In this video we get to see the lens, find out about the camera Kubrick modified to use it, and discover some of the tricks he employed to shoot that scene.

Exploring the Work of Irving Penn with a Museum Curator

The Dallas Museum of Art is currently running an exhibition titled "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," the first retrospective of Penn's work in nearly two decades. If you're unable to see the show, which contains over 140 of the late photographer's photos, check out the fantastic 13-minute video above by The Art of Photography.

The Magic of a Student Astronomy Camp, Captured with the Sony a7S

The team at Uncage the Soul Productions followed 23 high school students around as they spent a week at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Astronomy Camp. The event was held during the 2015 Perseids Meteor shower and videographers were able to capture the reactions of students as they witnessed the beauty of space through their own eyes and, of course, a couple of DSLRs.

This Museum is Designed for Fun 3D Illusion Photos Featuring Visitors

While major art museums around the world are issuing bans on selfie sticks, there's one unusual museum in the Philippines that's continuing to encourage visitors to capture silly portraits with paintings. In fact, that's what the museum is all about.

Called Art in Island, the museum is full of creative paintings that are designed to act as 3D illusion photo backdrops for guests.

Student Breaks 19th Century Statue In an Attempt to Grab a #Selfie

Selfies. We can't seem to get enough of them. And while they're somewhat awkward and obnoxious at times, they're rather harmless, innocent and don't cause any damage, right? Wrong. Or at least it was in the case of a student who reportedly broke an early 19th century statue in a museum (see update) in Milan, Italy.

Browse 20,000+ Photos from 7 San Diego Museums on Balboa Park Commons

About a month ago, we shared the news that the George Eastman House had become the first photo museum to join the Google Art Project -- essentially making their archive of over 400,000 photos and negatives available for your browsing pleasure online.

Along those same lines, another collection of over 20,000 "rare and significant materials" is being brought to the World Wide Web. Launched earlier today, the Balboa Park Commons is an online archive that brings together over 20,000 digitized materials from seven different San Diego museums.

Visit the World’s Oldest Photo Museum Through Google Art Project

Opened in 1949, the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York is the world's oldest museum dedicated to photography. It's world renowned for its collection of more than 400,000 photos and negatives dating back to when the medium was first invented.

If you would like to check out some of the museum's photos but can't make the trip out to Rochester, there's now a sleek new way for you to browse the imagery. The museum announced this week that it has become the first photo museum to join the Google Art Project.

Artist Puts Photos of Himself in Grammy Museum, They Remain for a Month

Los Angeles-based musician Paz Dylan recently pulled a pretty funny prank on the Grammy Museum in LA. He made a series of informational wall display pieces featuring strange descriptions and photographs of himself eating tacos, and then hung them up on the walls of the museum next to the real pieces. That's pretty clever, but get this: no one noticed, and the pieces stayed up for a month.

The photograph above is a piece he made for the "Wall of Fame."