We’ve gotta throw a shout-out to Laura over at If It’s Hip It’s Here for turning us onto this subreddit, which is populated with images of locations and scenes which could be straight out of a Wes Anderson film, thanks to their color palettes, symmetry, order, and mood.
A clever gadget for photographers which offers easy access to lenses. The hip-mounted holster hangs onto lenses securely using their mounts, and spins into position for quick lens swaps. It also provides storage for lens caps. Available for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E lenses.
Among the many incredible images captured during this Grand Canyon time-lapse video from the SKYGLOW Project is a phenomenon called a “full cloud inversion,” during which clouds get trapped between the walls of rock formations, forming a sort ocean filled with puffy clouds.
The Neptune Art Lens System consists of three fixed focal length lenses – 3.5/35, 2.8/50 and 4.0/80 – a lens base and six drop-in plates. Their size and weight makes it easy to switch lenses on the go, while the handcrafted optics offer a myriad of creative options.
Aerial photographer Jack Johnson captured this stunning 4K flyover of Japan’s cherry blossom trees, and with the help of an app called Litchi was able to repeat his drone’s flight path, allowing him to show them gradually blossoming. From BBC Two’s Springwatch.
Vox Observatory created a fascinating mini-series that looks at how filmmakers used modern tech to capture some of the incredible imagery in BBC Earth’s Planet Earth II. Learn how they filmed at night, played with time, and what they did to made it look so cinematic.
Over 150 vehicles were made for Mad Max: Fury Road. Many of them got wrecked in the process, but photographer John Platt was able to take beauty shots of some of the cars, trucks and motorcycles in their pristine state. More on his website and Behance page.
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.
We’ve seen tons of videos of stuff destroyed inside of microwaves, but the footage is shot through the mesh door, and hard to see. Steve Mould figured out a way to record inside his oven without damaging the camera, providing a detailed look at what happens inside.
A visually striking music video created by director Filip Sterckx and director of photography Filip Sterckx, in which the only source of light is a light bulb being swung about on a cord. By layering multiple frames in After Effects, they achieved a spellbinding result.