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Photography

Planetary Panoramas 4K

Planetary Panoramas 4K

A while back, Vincent Brady created an otherworldly time-lapse video featuring night skies captured via a special 4-camera rig. He since remastered the clip in 4K, added new effects, and improved its visual fidelity. Be sure to check out the 360º/VR companion piece.

Light Painting Photo Hacks

Light Painting Photo Hacks

Moving a point source light in front of a camera set to shoot long exposures can produce some cool visuals. The guys at COOPH show off a few other ways that low-budget lighting sources can be used to shoot unique and creative photographs.

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Cracked Screen Macro View

Cracked Screen Macro View

If you’ve ever cracked the LCD screen on a TV, a phone or a tablet, you know that the organic patterns the broken display can produce can be pretty wild. Chemical Bullion turned the macro lens of his camera towards the surface of one such display to show what the beautiful disaster looks like up close.

Yarrow: The Virtues of Monochrome

Yarrow: The Virtues of Monochrome

Untitled Film Works’ short about one artist’s creative process becomes a film about three artists. At once, it’s a glimpse inside the mind of fine art photographer David Yarrow as he seeks the perfect shot in South Georgia, while showcasing the vision of directors and cinematographers Abraham Joffe ACS and Dom West.

Video Through an Old Lens

Video Through an Old Lens

Camera technology has come a very long way since World War I, though a lens is generally still just a lens. Photographerr Mathieu Stern decided to see what kind of video he could capture with a lens he snatched from a 100-year-old Eastman Kodak camera. The footage is quite good, with a dreamy and warm quality to it.

DJI Osmo Pocket Camera

DJI Osmo Pocket Camera

DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a tiny smart camera with a 3-axis gimbal, providing incredible stabilization and a variety of capture modes. It can shoot at up to 4K 60fps and has face and object tracking. Use it with its app to access other shooting modes such as panorama, and to use your phone as a viewfinder.

Realtime 8K

Realtime 8K

Photographer Roman De Giuli is an expert at shooting macro images of colorful fluids for artistic effect. Most of his clips feature multiple shots, but this one is simply a 3-minute video of a single fluid, working all on its own to create visual magic. We know you don’t have an 8K display, so just watch at the highest resolution you can.

Easy DIY Photo Filters

Easy DIY Photo Filters

Looking to add some interesting analog effects to your photography? COOPH’s handy tutorial video shows us eight ways to use common household items to create lens filters for any camera on the cheap. The plastic cutout ones are our favorites with their dreamy look.

Double Exposure: NYC

Double Exposure: NYC

By duplicating and inverting aerial footage shot over New York City, filmmaker Humza Deas created a wild and wondrous new cityscape that’s grounded in reality but also completely surreal. The track is Periphescence by Glowworm.

Atomic Ruin

Atomic Ruin

Photographer Andrew Walker captured eye-popping footage of a structure that humans rarely see the inside of – the cooling tower of a nuclear power plant. This particular tower was part of a never-completed plant located in Satsop, Washington.

SPINN CP.01 Camera Plate

SPINN CP.01 Camera Plate

SPINN design’s CP.01 is a plate that attaches to the bottom of DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Hook your strap into the CP.01 and your camera won’t swing or slip while you’re moving. It also keeps the strap out of the way of your hands and the camera’s controls while you’re shooting, and is compatible with Arca-Swiss tripods.

The Arctic

The Arctic

The macrophotography experts from the Beauty of Science present a stunning close-up look at the formation of crystals with razor-sharp clarity. The time-lapse, black-and-white imagery was selected to evoke the icy cold sensation of the Arctic. Still image gallery on Behance.

10-Hour Oceanscape

10-Hour Oceanscape

If your TV can stream YouTube, you’ll want to load up this vid from BBC Earth and OceanX Media which features 10 straight hours of incredible footage of undersea creatures. It’s so much easier to care for than an actual aquarium, and the fish are cooler too.

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Fujifilm GFX100

Fujifilm GFX100

Fujifilm’s GFX100 medium format camera has several industry-leading features aside from its bonkers 102-megapixel backside illuminated sensor. It has in-body image stabilization, full-coverage phase-detect autofocus, and 30fps 4K video capability.

Peak Design Travel Tripod

Peak Design Travel Tripod

Peak Design’s Travel Tripod measures just 15.5″ tall, and is about the diameter of a soda can when folded. It unfolds up to 60″, and also has inverted and low modes. It comes with a universal phone mount that is stored in the tripod itself. It’s available in aluminum or carbon fiber.

Slow-motion Macro Vortex

Slow-motion Macro Vortex

The Slow Mo Guys took their pricey Phantom high-speed camera, mounted it sideways, attached a macro probe lens to it, and then focused it inside the vortex created by a self-stirring tumbler. The resulting slow-motion footage is a truly amazing look at fluid dynamics.

The Beauty of Flames

The Beauty of Flames

The image of fire that most of us have is the tip of a candle or a fireplace flickering, buy there are many other types of flame. Enjoy some variety in this clip from Yan Liang’s Envisioning Chemistry and Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s awesomely named Combustion Lab.

OCTAVE

OCTAVE

Inspired by early filmmakers like Eadweard Muybridge, James Medcraft created his hypnotic short film by slicing imagery captured from a moving vehicle in Hong Kong. Like reassembling slivers of shredded paper, he creates a work of art from what would otherwise be mundane imagery.

The Place the Sun Sets

The Place the Sun Sets

Filmmaker Peter Davies, along with cinematographer Nuri Moseinco present a beautifully-shot short film, captured as they traveled across Morocco, offering a brief look at the lives of the people who call the vibrant North African country their home.

NYC Textures

NYC Textures

Photographer and animator Ynon Lan captured over a thousand still images around New York City and compiled them into this cool short film, which evokes the true essence of the big city through its textures.

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2018 DJI SkyPixel Drone Photos

2018 DJI SkyPixel Drone Photos

DJI’s photo- and video-sharing website SkyPixel recently held a contest for drone photos and videos. The subjects included architecture, nature, people and sports. Visit the website to check out all the winners and other submissions.

Sony RX0 II

Sony RX0 II

Sony’s RX0 II is way more practical than its predecessor. Its 1″ 15.3MP CMOS sensor can now shoot 4K videos on its own, and it has a fliptop LCD screen for selfies and vlogging. It also has electronic image stabilization, eye AF, and a time-lapse mode.

Jakarta Joy

Jakarta Joy

Photographer Joerg Daiber paid a visit to Jakarta, Indonesia to capture vibrant, moving images of its lights, buildings, and people as they go about their days and nights in this enormous, and rapidly-growing city.

Edelkrone Dolly Plus

Edelkrone Dolly Plus

Edelkrone’s high-tech, programmable dolly can smoothly and silently move any tripod on a flat surface. You can set it to move on a straight or circular virtual track, for beautiful cinematic shots. It pairs wirelessly with their HeadONE and HeadPLUS motion control heads too.

AirMagic

AirMagic

This app for Mac and Windows automatically enhances still photos taken with drones. It analyzes your drone’s camera type and accounts for lens correction, haze, colors and more. It can batch edit images and can be used as a plugin in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Insta360 Evo 3D Camera

Insta360 Evo 3D Camera

Insta360’s versatile shooter can be used as a standard camera or a 360º camera when folded. But unfold it and it turns into a 180º 3D camera. It can capture videos at up to 5.7K, features electronic image stabilization, and a built-in hyperlapse mode.

Mirror Photography Tricks

Mirror Photography Tricks

It’s tricky to shoot good images with a mirror in the shot, but the guys at COOPH show us six clever ways to use these reflective surfaces to capture some truly creative photos. Though we recommend wearing gloves before handling shattered mirror glass.

Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE Drone

Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE Drone

From Xiaomi’s Fimi brand comes an impressive foldable videography and photography drone. The X8 SE has a 12MP Sony sensor that shoots up to 4K/30fps video. It also has a 3-axis gimbal, tons of smart photo and video modes and a 33min flight time.

Pasta Shredder Photo Trick

Pasta Shredder Photo Trick

Photographer Kensuke Koike shows off a neat trick you can do with any image on heavy paper and a pasta maker. By shredding the picture into strips, the image can be duplicated into progressively lower resolution versions of itself.

Inuk Tripod

Inuk Tripod

The Inuk is a thin and light tripod for mobile devices and cameras. It folds down to the size of a smartphone and weighs just 0.35 lb, thanks to its carbon fiber construction. It comes with straps, but it becomes infinitely more useful with the optional suction cups and magnets.

Reto3D Camera

Reto3D Camera

The Reto3D is an affordable and easy-to-use 35mm film camera that takes three pictures at a time. Using its app, you can stitch the images together to make a short animated gif with an extra sense of depth. It has a built-in flash and is focus-free.

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