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Photography

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.

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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.

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
$698  Buy Link Comment

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
$1499+  Buy Link Comment

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
$39  Buy Link Comment

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
$420  Buy Link Comment

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
$499  Buy Comment

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
~$44+  Pledge Link Comment

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.

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Reto3D Camera

Reto3D Camera
$89+  Pledge Comment

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.

Ricoh GR III Camera

Ricoh GR III Camera
$900  Buy Link Comment

The successor to the beloved Ricoh GR II point-and-shoot. The GR III is even smaller than its predecessor and packs a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, a 3-axis shake reduction system, a 3″ touchscreen control panel and an 18.3mm wide angle lens.

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.

Infrascapes

Infrascapes

We’ve seen more than our share of time-lapse landscape videos, but this is the first one we’ve seen that was shot using an infrared camera. The Phlog used a modified Canon EOS 750D to capture these otherworldly images in stunning 8k resolution.

Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm X-T30
$899  Buy Comment

The successor to the X-T20, Fujifilm’s X-T30 packs many of the shooting capabilities of the beloved X-T3 but in a much smaller and lighter package. It offers nearly 100% coverage phase-detection AF, 4K video recording, and digital versions of Fujifilm’s classic film stocks.

Disintegrating X

Disintegrating X

Fabian Oefner adds to his series of exploded-view car photographs. Disintegrating X features a restored Lamborghini Miura. Oefner shot over 2500 photos over the course of 2 years to complete this composite piece. Prints are on sale at M.A.D. Gallery Geneva for $5000+.

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

Located in Eastern Alaska, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a research facility used to study the ionosphere. The Skyglow Project recently was granted access to the mysterious looking array of antennas, and caught the Aurora Borealis while shooting.

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Veer 18 Camera Bag

Veer 18 Camera Bag
$74+  Pledge Comment

Wandrd’s Veer 18 is an 18L camera bag with an inflatable back panel that acts as an internal frame. You can deflate the back panel and fold the bag to a third of its size for storage. There’s also an optional matching inflatable cube that protects your camera.

The Block Tower

The Block Tower

If you’ve been to Hong Kong, you know the city is packed with tall and skinny apartment buildings. Filmmaker Toby Harriman captured aerial images of these immense housing structures, leaving us to imagine the lives of the millions inside. Still photos and prints here.

SwitchPod Tripod

SwitchPod Tripod
$79+  Pledge Comment

The SwitchPod is an aluminum tripod that you can transform into a handheld grip or selfie stick in just a second. It weighs just 11oz but has a capacity of 100lb. It has non-slip feet, an ergonomic handle and works with all cameras, quick release plates, and ball heads.

Instant Coasters

Instant Coasters
$12/4 pcs.  Buy Comment

Mustard’s Instant Coasters look like blank instant camera photos. Each one 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. They also come in gold.

Insta360 ONE 4K Action Camera

Insta360 ONE 4K Action Camera
$240  Buy Comment

Capture stunning 4k 360º video and 24MP 360º photos on the move with the Insta 360 ONE 4K Action Camera. This remarkably powerful camera can connect directly to your iPhone or iPad to shoot and stream live 360º footage, or can be controlled as a handheld via Bluetooth.

Shuttercase for iPhone

Shuttercase for iPhone
$60  Buy Link Comment

This case is embedded with a 3,000mAh battery in its grip, a physical shutter button helping you shoot with one hand, and a removable camera handle so you can snap pics like a pro. It’s the perfect case for iPhonetographers and it’s $20 off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

OBSBOT Tail Camera

OBSBOT Tail Camera
~$489+  Pledge Comment

Remo Tech’s OBSBOT Tail is a camera with powerful automatic tracking modes. It tracks the subject’s face, body shape and posture to keep it in the frame. It can even track a group of people. You can also manually set its tracking. It shoots 12MP stills and up to 4K/60fps video.

APOLLO VII – VXII

APOLLO VII – VXII
$42  Buy Comment

Apollo VII – XVII showcases the photography of the astronauts who were part of the Apollo missions. The book contains 225 photos in large print format. The Collector’s Edition also tackles the astronauts’ photography training and equipment.

The Terrible History of Photographs

The Terrible History of Photographs

Our old pals Mario and Fafa are joined by Gorilla to provide a lesson on how photography used to work before we had a digital camera in every smartphone. Anyone else out there remember going to get rolls of film developed at the Fotomat?

Crystal Photography Ball

Crystal Photography Ball
$20-$25  Buy Comment

This optically-clear sphere is made from the same K9 glass crystal used to produce camera lenses. When properly used, the resulting shots can be quite stunning, with the image in the ball perfectly focused, and upside-down against a softly-focused background.

YoCam Waterproof HD Camera

YoCam Waterproof HD Camera
$100  Buy Comment

You can use this tiny, versatile gadget as either an action camera or a security camera. It offers flexible mounting options, and works up to 20-feet underwater. Save 50% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.

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