Awesome Photography

Pencil vs. Camera

Pencil vs. Camera

In this ongoing project, photographer Ben Heine replaces part of a picture with a sketch. The resulting images may be funny,  or surreal, but all of them are a joy to behold.

Laptopogram Art

Laptopogram Art

Laptopograms are images made by pressing photosensitive paper onto a laptop screen and briefly flashing an image onto the paper before development in a darkroom.

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Acadalus Tripod Head

Acadalus Tripod Head
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Based on the mechanics of a flight simulator, the Acadalus CPS-H1 is a self-leveling tripod head equipped with a digital inclinometer and stepper motors, keeping shots level with minimal fuss.

Keith Loutit: Small Worlds

Keith Loutit: Small Worlds

See more of Keith Loutit’s tilt-shift art at Small Worlds, an ongoing exhibition at the Customs House in Sydney, Australia featuring stills and film from his short films Bathtub and Small Worlds.

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Some very good examples here in this collection of long exposure photography, a technique which requires a slow shutter speed (be it 8 seconds or 8 hours) to capture light and movement.

Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book

Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book
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Philippe Halsman always asked the famous personalities that he took pictures of to jump on camera. The jumpers featured in the book include Nixon, Ed Sullivan and Marilyn Monroe.

Leica V-Lux 20

Leica V-Lux 20
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Leica’s compact digi-cam offers a sharp 12.1 megapixel sensor, and a 12x optical zoom lens. It can capture 720p HD video, and even has built-in GPS for recording location data onto images.

NASA SDO Solar Pics

NASA SDO Solar Pics

These awe-inspiring photos show the sun like we’ve never seen it. They were taken by NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory which captures images and video with unreal fidelity.

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Around the World in 80 Seconds

This stop-motion video by Romain Pergeaux and Alex Profit takes us on a rapid-fire journey to cities around the globe. The video was shot using a Sony HX5V still camera, then edited together at 8-fps.

LensRentals

LensRentals

LensRentals is perfect for people who want to shoot photos with high-end gear, but don’t need it all the time. They have a wide range of equipment from lenses to lighting to the cameras themselves.

The Day Einstein Died

The Day Einstein Died

55 years ago, photojournalist Ralph Morse covered Albert Einstein’s death for LIFE Magazine, but the story was not published at the request of Einstein’s son. These haunting photos were unseen until now.

X-rays of Toys

X-rays of Toys

Get to know some of your favorite toys more intimately in this series of photographs taken by Brendan Haley, who felt compelled to do it because he works at a museum with an x-ray machine.

Holga 120 3D Stereo Camera

Holga 120 3D Stereo Camera
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3D TV might be all the buzz this year, but Holga’s 3D camera takes a decidedly analog approach to cranking out dimensional images onto old-school 120 film. Add the 3D slide viewer for best results.

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Science Experiment Photography

Science Experiment Photography

A true marriage of art and science: the starkly beautiful, dramatic collection of science experiments captured on film, from Maine photographer Caleb Charland. Outstanding.

How Arcade Games are Made

How Arcade Games are Made

Photographer Marc Da Cunha Lopes envisions the true creative process behind classic arcade games like Tetris, Arkanoid and Pong in his Made of Myth feature for Amusement magazine.

Minimiam Food Photography

Minimiam Food Photography

Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle of Minimiam imagine tiny worlds in every bite of food. These carefully posed edibles look like tiny landscapes once populated with their miniature residents.

Cool Photography of Mars

Cool Photography of Mars

Hmmm, does crowd-sourcing in outer space sound surprising to you? Startlingly beautiful photographs of the surfaces of Mars, in locations picked by we, the gen pop, through NASA’s HiWish program.

Abandoned Building Photography

Abandoned Building Photography

We like the way Chicago photographer Eric Holubow captures the lost souls of abandoned buildings, and all the decaying and dignified stories that still exist within them.

Sci-Fi Cosplay Gallery

Sci-Fi Cosplay Gallery

Juxtaposition has never been quite as fun or geeky as these photos of various Star Trek and Star Wars fans. They’re photographed by Steve Schofield; PS: there’s a Wookie in the kitchen.

Chaiten Volcano Eruption

Chaiten Volcano Eruption

These jaw-dropping photos are of Chilean volcano Chaiten as it erupted in May of this year, surrounded by a swarm of lightning bolts. It continues to be active as of July. Thanks, Ryan!

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Broken iPhone 3G Gallery

Broken iPhone 3G Gallery

Andrew Mager’s broken iPhone 3G photos can be painful to see, but there is an innate beauty to the shattered screens and crumpled cases. May you rest in pieces.

Photos: Michael Karcz

Photos: Michael Karcz

Artist Bekijk Michael Karcz’s creepy manipulated photos are some of the best we’ve seen. His mastery of composition and use of atmosphere borders on supernatural.

Labs At Night

Labs At Night

“Labs At Night” is an amazing slideshow of various advance laboratories after hours. Interesting locales include NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the NIH genomics lab in Maryland.

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