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How an Aerial Mapping Company Uses Four Sony a7R IVs

AerialSphere is a Phoenix-based aerial mapping company that provides 360 degree imaging built for 3D software. “Our mission is to take the blinders off traditional mapping technology and allow our clients to see the world in 360° clarity.”

I Built This DIY Camera Rig for Shooting Through-the-Viewfinder Videos

Recently I made my own custom-built camera rig for shooting Through-The-Viewfinder videos on a Nikon Z6 through the viewfinder of an old Lomo Lubitel 166. With my setup, I can have the whole camera in the frame but without distracting hands visible. Here's how I did it.

This Crazy Camera Rig Spins a Phantom Camera at 150RPM

Steve Giralt is a photographer and "visual engineer" who uses wild-looking camera rigs to capture eye-popping shots seen in ads. His latest project involved a large, heavy camera rig that spins a Phantom VEO 4K high-speed camera around a tabletop subject at 150 rotations per minute.

How to Build a DIY Long-Term Weatherproof Timelapse Rig

In the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to capture the transformation of an empty plot of land turning into a high-tech vehicle test track. The bulk of the construction would take place for about a year. My friend and colleague, Ryan, and I were tasked with capturing that transformation into a timelapse video.

High Magnification at a Low Price: How I Built a Super Macro Rig for $230

Last year, I bought a macro lens for the summer. Just a normal one with 1x magnification. I fell into a beautiful and mesmerizing world of minuscule flowers and bugs. I found that in macro photography, you don't have to travel to beautiful places to take beautiful photos -- you can just walk around in your backyard, and discover a whole new world.

Photographer Captures Air Show with Nikon 800mm and Crazy Shoulder Rig

Photographer Jim Winters of Team Nikon Miami doesn't mess around when it comes to shooting an air show. He wants to get close, and he needs to stay mobile, so he leaves his tripod at home and mounts his massive Nikon 800mm f/5.6 VR lens onto this crazy custom-built shoulder rig instead.

This is the Mother of All Selfie Sticks

While joking around with a friend recently, photographer Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography decided he would try his hand at building the ultimate selfie stick. What resulted is a monster selfie stick that Forbes has named the Stork Mach 1.

A DIY Camera Rig for Snowflake Photos

Looking for a great winter photography project? How about snowflakes? If you live in the Northern tier of states I promise you will have plenty of subjects to shoot.

How I Set Up a Remote Camera for NHL Hockey

One of the things you learn in sports photography is that with so many photographers on the sidelines, you’re bound to get the same photo as someone else. Obviously the one way to prevent that is to find a different angle, but sometimes you’re limited on space.

This ‘4D’ Portrait Was Captured with a Crazy Rig of 53 GoPro Cameras

Using a single, ordinary still camera, you can shoot a traditional 2D static portrait of a person. With an array of multiple still cameras, you can stitch together a 3D portrait. To add yet another dimension, you can use video cameras instead of still cameras.

That's what Tim Macmillan, the founder of a company called Timeslice Films, did. Using a crazy camera array of 53 GoPro cameras, Macmillan created a moving 4D portrait of his own head.

Shooting 360° Video in 48K Using 12 Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphones

Sony has created what it believes is the world's first 48K 360-degree video. The company created a special 3D-printed camera rig that uses 12 Xperia Z5 smartphones arranged in a circle. By shooting 4K with each phone and then stitching together the resulting footage, Sony was able to create 48K video that you can explore interactively.