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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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
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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.

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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.

Ricoh GR III Camera

Ricoh GR III Camera

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.

Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm X-T30
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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.

Veer 18 Camera Bag

Veer 18 Camera Bag

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.

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