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Edelkrone Tripod X

Edelkrone Tripod X
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Edelkrone’s smart tripod is as technologically advanced as it gets. It packs high-torque motors, a gyroscope and accelerometer, and can self-level on uneven surfaces. Connect your camera to its trigger port, and the tripod can change heights over time while shooting time-lapses. It adjusts from 13.4″ to 58.3″ high, lifts up to 44 lb, and offers app remote control.

Arsenal 2 AI Camera Assistant

Arsenal 2 AI Camera Assistant

The Arsenal 2 helps capture the best photos with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. It connects to your camera and uses AI tech to adjust settings based on 22 parameters, going far beyond standard auto-exposure functions. Its companion app can enhance colors from RAW images, stack photos, create multi-photo panoramas, and shoot night photos with ease.

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The Unseen Ski Cameraman

The Unseen Ski Cameraman

Some skiers shoot first-person video using action cameras, but for a third-person view, you need a camera operator on skis. Alexander Rydén is a professional action sports photographer who follows his subjects down the slopes at speeds up to 117 km/h. In this video, he talks about some of the gimbals and rigs he uses to capture the perfect shot.

Animatronic Batman Goes for a Ride

Animatronic Batman Goes for a Ride

Artist Danny Huynh is known for his amazing custom-built animatronics. In this clip, he put an articulated Batman figure inside of an R/C vehicle and raced it around his neighborhood. The bat’s-eye-view footage of The Dark Knight in a drift truck is awesome. Also, he couldn’t resist racing the mailman.

Pine Cone to Pine Tree Time-Lapse

Pine Cone to Pine Tree Time-Lapse

With the holidays upon us, the fragrance of pine is in the air. After buying some pine cones from the market, Boxlapse plucked and planted one of their seeds to see if it would grow into a tree. This captivating time-lapse footage condenses 300 days of growth to about two minutes. Perhaps it’ll be big enough to use as a Christmas tree in a few years.

Amazing Drone Tracking Shot

Amazing Drone Tracking Shot

Director of photography Nikita Khatsarevich captured this amazing tracking shot for the video for Mata’s track M. Shooting the sequence involved connecting a drone to a handle that could be grabbed in mid-air, handed off to a passenger in a car, and then attached to its trunk. Watch the behind-the-scenes video to see exactly how it was done.

LumiCard Wireless Lighting Card

LumiCard Wireless Lighting Card

This wallet-size card improves your smartphone photography, adding a bright and smooth field of light whenever you need it. It attaches wirelessly to Android phones and iPhones with MagSafe backs and can pull power via USB-C or wirelessly from phones that support power sharing. Add-ons include a stand, a diffuser, and an external battery pack.

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A Compilation of Cool Camera Techniques

A Compilation of Cool Camera Techniques

Photographer Luke Edwin shows off a bunch of neat tricks for capturing amazing video shots on a shoestring budget. From using a cheap camera gimbal as a motion-control rig to pulling an action camera through scenes using an ultra-long selfie stick and string, each creative technique produces dramatic and professional-looking results.

I’m Back Film Digital 35 MM Cartridge

I’m Back Film Digital 35 MM Cartridge

Do you love the image quality of your old 35 MM camera? This gadget lets you take advantage of analog optics but captures images digitally. The I’m Back Film adds a Sony digital image sensor in the light path of 35 MM cameras and snaps in where a film cartridge usually goes. An electronics and battery pack attaches to the bottom of the camera.

Halloween Photography Tips

Halloween Photography Tips
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Add an extra scare factor to your Halloween decorations this year by filling your picture frames with some creepy compositions of your own. The photo experts at COOPH are here with a series of tricks you can pull off with simple props and some basic Photoshop skills.

How E-Paper Displays Work

How E-Paper Displays Work

Found most often in book readers like the Amazon Kindle, electronic paper or E Ink displays are known for their low power consumption and ease on the eyes. Posy gets up close with some e-paper displays to explain how they work and shares some fascinating super-macro footage of their electrostatically-charged dots.

Polaroid I-2 Instant Camera

Polaroid I-2 Instant Camera

The Polaroid I-2 represents a major leap over prior instant cameras. It’s Polaroid’s first analog camera with manual controls. The camera has shutter speeds from 1/250 to 30 seconds and apertures from f/8 to f/64, plus a long-exposure bulb mode. It’s also got automatic and multiple exposure modes and a sharp 98mm f/8 lens with LiDAR autofocusing.

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Growing Crystals Macro Time-Lapse

Growing Crystals Macro Time-Lapse

Anyone can grow their own crystals with just a few household chemicals. Photographer Jens Heidler connected a Sony mirrorless camera to a Motic Panthera microscope and recorded a number of fascinating time-lapse sequences showing how crystals grow. He grew the colorful crystals using a combination of beta-alanine, vitamin C, water, and isopropyl alcohol.

HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera

HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera
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Lomography’s lo-fi analog camera captures 35mm panoramas with a creamy, dreamy aesthetic. Its unique lens can be injected with water-based liquids to create a variety of in-camera effects. It includes four interchangeable aperture plates and exposes panoramic images all the way onto the film’s sprockets.

Hobolite Micro LED Video Light

Hobolite Micro LED Video Light

Hobolite’s compact light is designed for shooting video and photos on the go. Its 8-watt, high-CRI LED light source outputs up to 500 lumens. It offers color temperatures from 2700K to 6500K, and its lens adjusts from a 20° spot to a 45° flood beam. The kit includes barndoors, a fresnel lens, a frosted dome, a charging cable, and a power adapter.

Instant Coasters

Instant Coasters
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Mustard’s Instant Coasters look like blank Polaroid instant photos. Each tempered glass coaster has a slot where you can insert a 3.3″x 3.3″ photo, so you can personalize and change it up whenever you want. Sold in a set of four, they also come in gold.

COOPH HelioFlex Backpack

COOPH HelioFlex Backpack

We know COOPH for its great photography tutorials, but they also make accessories and apparel for photographers. Their first backpack is built for versatility. It packs lots of interior pockets and modules like a solar-powered tablet sleeve and a camera cube that fits inside the main compartment or attaches outside. Made from 100% vegan materials.

No Place to Place: Inside China’s Bicycle Graveyards

No Place to Place: Inside China’s Bicycle Graveyards

With over 1.4 billion people, China generates a lot of waste. In 2017, it created a new problem. After shared bicycle programs cluttered streets with more than 25 million bikes, the government enforced fleet size limits, and countless bikes ended up in massive graveyards. Guoyong Wu’s short film uses aerial photography to show just how big the problem got.

Little Big Rotterdam

Little Big Rotterdam

Those of us from outside of The Netherlands are likely familiar with Amsterdam, but fewer of us know about Rotterdam. Photographer and world traveler Joerg Daiber takes us on an eye-popping, tilt-shifted journey to the cosmopolitan Dutch city to look at its unique architecture, waterways, and public spaces.

Toy Dioramas by Duane Shoots Toys

Toy Dioramas by Duane Shoots Toys

Artist Duane Perera is a master at his craft. He makes playful miniature scenes inspired by pop culture. Each diorama features characters enjoying everyday life, like playing video games, listening to CDs, or record shopping. His making of video for his Scarface plays NES diorama is priceless. Duane sells prints of his work on Redbubble, and we want all of them.

The Amazing Microscopic World

The Amazing Microscopic World

Go deep inside of numerous microscopic worlds with this fascinating video from Sci-Inspi. It compiles through-the-lens footage of tiny living things from a paramecium to a fruit fly’s eye to a tardigrade, accompanied by a soothing guitar soundtrack. If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out part two.

FLEX Bolt Lightning Photography Trigger

FLEX Bolt Lightning Photography Trigger

Ever wonder how photographers capture those amazing images of lightning? It’s all about timing the shot perfectly. The MIOPS FLEX Bolt automatically detects lightning and triggers your camera’s shutter at the right time. The add-on sits in your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s hot shoe and connects to any standard trigger input.

Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography

Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography
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Showcasing Nathan Myhrvold’s obsession with food, photography, and science, Food & Drink is a slip-cased art book collecting 200+ delicious photographs from the award-winning Modernist Bread and Modernist Pizza plus Myhvold’s Modernist Cuisine Gallery, the first gallery showing food photography by a single artist.

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