Smartphone cameras are pretty great these days, but their built in lenses are often their greatest limitation. The RevolCam gives you wide-angle, macro, and fisheye lenses in one, along with a detachable light and a selfie mirror. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop.
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.
DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a small 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.
To celebrate the International Space Station’s 20 years, the ESA released this 15-minute continuous time-lapse video captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst, as the ISS orbits the Earth two times over. The clip is comprised of 21,000+ images captured over about 3 hours.
Pivo is a smartphone accessory and app combo that lets you capture a variety of styles of videos and photos. It has face and object tracking, and can be triggered to take photos in a variety of ways. It also has lots of fun modes such as “many me,” “double take” and “flash.”
Photographer Joerg Daiber of LittleBigWorld recently traveled to North Korea, where he managed to capture tilt-shift, time-lapse images of its enigmatic capital city. Politics and human rights concerns aside, the vibrant imagery belies most impressions of the country.
Bagsmart’s Xpedition backpack uses modules that attach to an X-shaped frame using Fidlock magnetic snaps. This not only keeps your items compartmentalized, it also distributes weight evenly, reducing strain when carrying the bag. You can choose from three module sets.
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.
The stop-motion music video for Said the Whale’s pop track features a meticulously planned and edited sequence of 2250 still photos which were sequenced to create the illusion of motion within the frame. It took a team of 6 over 80 hours to put together the clip.
The Holga Printer is a foldable analog device that lets you print photos from your smartphone onto Fujifilm’s Instax Mini film. All you need to do is place your phone over the printer, press the shutter button and turn a crank. An optional app lets you add effects to photos.
Diver Phill Gordon captured this incredible, but all too short footage of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef using his GoPro Fusion 360º camera, switching into “overcapture” mode to produce a spherical projection of the fish as they swim around his fellow undersea explorers.
Want to take better pictures? Here’s a great place to start. The Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification includes 22 online training modules on photography techniques, access to pro tutors, and a database of photography articles.
The Atom is a 3-axis gimbal for smartphones that folds down to nearly half its size when not in use. It also has a button for switching between landscape and portrait modes, a programmable slide button, 360º rotation, and lets you charge your phone while it’s docked.
The Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Camera is fun to use on its own, but it shines when used with its companion app. The app lets you use noise triggers, a self-timer, double exposure, remote trigger and fiddle with settings in manual mode. The camera also has a portrait lens.
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