Artists Cliff Haynes and the late Michael Farrell built a camera comprised of 32,000 drinking straws which act as light paths in front of a sheet of film. When exposed, they result in an ethereal pointillist image. The project is documented in the book Straw Camera.
A set of portable accessories for smartphones, GoPros and small digital cameras which lets you capture pro-quality motion shots. Includes a remote-controlled 8-speed motorized slider that works horizontally or vertically, or as a 360º head for time-lapse and panoramic shots.
Panasonic’s beast can shoot 4K video at 60fps or 1080p at 180fps, has 20.4 mp resolution, a 2.36m dot OLED viewfinder, 5-axis stabilization, 9fps continuous shooting with autofocus, dual SD slots, and a full-size HDMI port among other upgrades over its predecessor, the GH4.
It might look crazy to attach a lens that’s much bigger than your phone, but this one will let you shoot images at DSLR-like 40x to 60x zoom range. It includes a tripod for steady shots, and also works as a standalone monocular. Save 71% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Shooting starlight photos can be a challenge. Even if you get the timing and exposure right, you can still get artifacts from light pollution. Lonely Speck’s filter cuts reflections and yellow and orange wavelengths, resulting in awesome shots straight from your camera.
Assuming you don’t keep a flash or a microphone in your camera’s hot shoe, this nifty gadget provides a new and easy way to carry your camera, with a sturdy quick-release aluminum handle that slides into that spot. It’s also great for stabilizing low-angle shots.
A bargain-priced action camera that shoots full HD 1080p/30fps video and 12 megapixel stills, has a built-in LCD viewfinder, and comes with a fully-waterproof housing. Shoots up to 70 minutes of video per charge.
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