Awesome Photography

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

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.

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Instant Coasters

Instant Coasters
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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.

OBSBOT Tail Camera

OBSBOT Tail Camera

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
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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
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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.

Oooh !! My Delicious Coffee

Oooh !! My Delicious Coffee

Artist Thomas Blanchard provides a tempting video for coffee drinkers, with a series of macro visual compositions filled with the colors of coffee and cream. Now before you dream of drinking it all up, there’s also a bit of oil and paint mixed in for effect.

Nano1 Astronomy Camera

Nano1 Astronomy Camera

Measuring only 2.49″ wide, TinyMOS’ new Nano1 is the world’s smallest astronomy camera. It uses a 12MP Sony back-illuminated CMOS sensor. You can attach it to telescopes or use it with C-mount lenses. It has a microSD slot and lasts up to 100min per charge.

Remove.BG

Remove.BG

Need to remove the background from an image of a person? You could try and do it yourself in Photoshop, or you could use this website, which uses AI tech to distinguish between people and backgrounds. It does an impressive job, though its output resolution is currently quite limited.

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

During his journey on the International Space Station, astronaut Alexander Gerst captured thousands of images to create time-lapse footage of sunrises, auroras, cloud movements, and other amazing sights that can only be seen from space.  See more of Alex’s images here.

2018 Nat Geo Photo Contest

2018 Nat Geo Photo Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2018 photography contest. The entries were categorized into wildlife, people and places. Fortunately, Nat Geo has made most of them available as free wallpapers for desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Full Cloud Inversion

Full Cloud Inversion

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.

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Low Earth Orbit

Low Earth Orbit

Hong Kong video production company Visual Suspect created this awesome time-lapse footage by sending a drone into circular flight trajectories around Folegandros Island, Greece, resulting in a unique and awe-inspiring perspective on the world below.

Longest Space Time-lapse

Longest Space Time-lapse

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.

Everyday Objects in Macro 2

Everyday Objects in Macro 2

Macro Room calls this video “Everyday Objects From Inside”, but it’s more of a continuation of their Everyday Objects in Macro. Except this time, all of the shots are zooming out from impossibly tight angles. We’d really love to know how they did it.

Sky

Sky

Photographer Ron Risman’s latest time lapse photography is an ode to the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The time-lapse film features everything from clouds bathed in sunlight, to clear night skies, to storms and tornadoes bursting with rain and wind.

Pivo for Smartphones

Pivo for Smartphones

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.”

Pecuilar Pyongyang

Pecuilar Pyongyang

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 Xpedition Backpack

Bagsmart Xpedition Backpack

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.

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Said the Whale: UnAmerican

Said the Whale: UnAmerican

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.

Holga Mobile Photography Printer

Holga Mobile Photography Printer

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.

AxisGo iPhone Water Housing

AxisGo iPhone Water Housing

Aquatech’s housings turn your iPhone into an underwater camera. They have models that work with the iPhone 7, 7+, 8, 8+ and X. The housings are impact-resistant and can be used down to 33 ft. The company also offers a variety of compatible lenses.

Universal Lens Cap 2.0

Universal Lens Cap 2.0

Kuvrd improves on its bestselling stretchable silicone lens cap. The Universal Lens Cap 2.0 is now made of a more durable and stretchable silicone . It’s also now washable and temperature-resistant. It’s available in two sizes to fit as many lenses as possible.

Sony HX99 Camera

Sony HX99 Camera
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Sony’s Cyber-Shot HX99 compact camera measures only about 4″x 2″x 1″, yet packs an impressive 30x optical zoom (24mm to 720mm). It has an 18.2MP CMOS sensor and can shoot up to 4K/30fps. It also has a flash, an OLED EVF and a 180º tilting touchscreen.

Insta360 One X Camera

Insta360 One X Camera

Insta360’s new One X is a standalone 360º action camera. It shoots videos at up to 5.7K/30fps and photos at up to 18MP RAW. It has electronic image stabilization and a variety of shooting and effect modes such as bullet time, drift, and a variable hyperlapse.

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