This YouTuber Has Figured out the Perfect Viral Video Formula: Danger

Even if you don't know his name, you probably have seen this guy's videos. Devin Graham (now more commonly known on YouTube as Devin Supertramp) has blown up on YouTube with viral video after viral video. He's became known for his parodies of video games such as "Assassin's Creed," "Far Cry 4," and "Halo 5" in his "Real Life" series but more recently he has created a new genre: videos of people having fun in the most unique ways.

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Old Film Roll from eBay Reveals Photos of Korea from Half a Century Ago

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Photographer Ben Larsen purchased a lot on eBay that included several old rolls of film, one of which was a roll of Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white 35mm film. Not knowing anything about the roll, Larsen tossed it into a tank while processing his own roll of Kodak Tri-X at home. To his surprise, the film emerged from the developer with a large number of old photos of Seoul, South Korea, from five decades ago.

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After scanning the images into his computer, Larsen was able to figure out that some of the photos show the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. He then turned to Reddit’s history buffs with his find, and the community was able to narrow down the details of the photos even further.

One commenter helped point out that the photos likely show Korea during the

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NAB 2015: Portabrace Audio Tactical Vest

Portabrace’s Audio Tactical Vest takes its inspiration from military equipment and aims to give sound recordists the option to carry a mixer and wireless receivers around hands free, while spreading weight to avoid fatigue.   It currently fits a SoundDevices 633 or a Zaxcom Maxx mixer and four channels of wireless audio, with a clip to […]

Supreme Court Rules Photographing Neighbors Through Windows is Legal

Is it art? It's an age-old question, but as the centuries pass and technology continues to flourish, the question only seems to get harder to answer. The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of photographer Arne Svenson who was brought to court by a family who he had photographed in their Tribeca apartment without consent.

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[UPDATED] Nikon announces new firmware for 300mm F4 VR to fix blur at certain shutter speeds

Nikon has announced a firmware update for its new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, to fix an issue where at certain shutter speeds on D800-series cameras, images can exhibit 'noticeable blur'. According to Nikon, the problem can occur at around 1/125sec with the lens's VR function enabled in either 'Normal' or 'Sport' modes. Users of affected units are encouraged to return their lenses to Nikon where the update will be applied free of charge. Click through for more details

NAB 2015: Tilta Tiltamax wireless follow focus

It’s been announced for a while now but Tilta are about to release their Tiltamax wireless follow focus kit. It has three channels of wireless control for zoom, iris and focus and the modular control unit features a touchscreen to set markers and enter lens information.   The unit integrates with Cinetape to help the […]

5 Newsworthy Photojournalism Shots on Lattice

Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new community where you can discover, share and connect about photography. Find inspiration in the images and celebrate the talented photographers (yourself included!) who captured them. It’s that simple.

This week, we tried to find the best photojournalistic images on Lattice. These are photos that tell important and topical stories, but are shot in a way that is conducive to the distribution of newsworthy information. We found these in a variety of boards, from Weavers to Protests Around Police Brutality.

Check them out!

This first photo by Sean Hawkey is of a Fairtrade certified cotton farmer in Sitaoulé Bananding. It’s a great composition, with the cotton in the foreground framing the worker as well as informing us of the context of the image. For more photos like this, take a look at the Weavers board on Lattice.

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A First-Person Shooter Called Street Photography

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In my early teenage years I loved nothing more than gaming and going to LAN parties every weekend. Unreal Tournament, Battlefield 1942 and Counter-Strike were my favorites back then. Although I also liked strategy games like Warcraft 3, I spent most of my time playing Counter-Strike with my friends till early in the morning.

I’m not much of a gamer anymore besides an occasional SNES night, but recently a crazy thought crossed my mind. If street photography were a game, it would definitely be a first-person shooter.

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The more you practice, the better you get at any game. Street photography is ridiculously similar to first person shooters when it comes to that. Having a quick reaction time is one of the most important keys to success. Because in order to get that decisive moment, you have to hit the shutter while it’s still decisive. And that’s

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NAB 2015: F&V Z720 Ultracolor LED ring light

As the Z720′s name suggests there are 720 LEDs in the light, which is part of F&V’s Ultracolor range. F&V promise a CRI of 95, tunable between daylight and tungsten colour temperatures.   It’s 290mm wide which should provide a nice soft, flattering illumination for faces – the shape should also give a good circular shape to catchlights in your […]

Columbia University researchers create self-powered video camera

Columbia University researchers have created a self-powered video camera featuring a sensor that both captures images and powers the device. Although it can only record low-resolution 30x40 pixel images at 1fps, the photodiodes on the camera's sensor can switch between being photoconductive, and photovoltaic. In the latter mode - given enough light - the photodiodes supply enough power to a built-in supercapacitor to keep the camera operating indefinitely. Click through for more information

This Intense Long Tracking Scene from the New Netflix Original Series ‘Daredevil’ is Simply Mindblowing

Forever losing memory of that dreadful "Daredevil" movie starring Ben Affleck from 2003, we have found a new standard in superhero movies thanks to the partnership of Marvel and Netflix. Finding its place with beautifully shot shows like "House of Cards" and "Peaky Blinders," Netflix adds the masterpiece that is "Daredevil," starring Charlie Cox as the masked vigilante. Each scene matches a tone devoted to the comics, and one stood out as beyond epic making it a must see!

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Get 25% Off Color Finale, the Plugin that Brings Professional Grading to Your Final Cut Pro X Timeline

In honor of NAB, our friends over at Color Grading Central, who were just featured by Apple for their powerful new plugin, have a special gift for readers of this site. For a limited time, you can get 25% off Color Finale, the popular and potent plugin that brings professional grading features directly to your FCPX timeline.

Just in case you missed the Color Finale launch film/sizzle reel, it's definitely worth another look:

The tools inside of Color Finale are many of the same ones that you'd find in higher-end color suites. Not only do you get traditional color tools like 3-way color wheels and RGB curves, but Color Finale also comes with a simple LUT application tool and a powerful six-channel vector grading tool that allows you to make subtle or drastic changes to any one of Continue reading "Get 25% Off Color Finale, the Plugin that Brings Professional Grading to Your Final Cut Pro X Timeline"

A Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait…

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Check out this trippy portrait of the sketch comedy duo Hello Generic. It’s a portrait of a portrait of a portrait… 18 levels deep.

Here’s a 100% crop of the high-resolution version that shows how detailed the image actually is (this crop only starts at level 3):

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The photographer, who goes by hmnig on Reddit, tells us that he has had this idea for the group’s YouTube channel banner for a while, and recently they did the photo shoot to turn it into reality.

The duo posed for over a hundred photos that night using props they had collected over the past four years of making videos. After sifting through and selecting the 18 best shots, the photographer combined them images with “a lot of image masking,” putting a “glass” texture over the photo frame at each level — that’s why the image get’s progressively bluer as you go deeper.

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NAB 2015: Zoom F8 recorder/mixer

The Zoom F8 is an eight-channel recorder/mixer with four XLR / ¼” connectors, dual SD card readers and, more interestingly, an internal timecode generator.   Zoom are being a little cagey about specs beyond that but you’ll be able to attach any of their proprietary capsules you may have bought for use with previous recorders. They […]

A Closer Look at the Kinefinity KineMax, Which Offers Internal 6K & 14 Stops of Latitude

Over at the Kinefinity booth at NAB, we were able to get up close and personal with the KineMax 6K, which shoots internal 6K, 4K, 3K, 2K, HD, and 720p, and has 14 stops of dynamic range.

This is yet another camera that made an appearance at NAB for the second year in a row, (the VariCam35 is another), which has given filmmakers eagerly waiting for this bad boy to ship plenty of time to stew in their excitement. And it's understandable why -- the images we've seen thus far from the KineMax have been nothing short of stunning. Not to mention that the price isn't so exorbitant that low-budget filmmakers will never be able to get their hands on it (renting or buying).

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This Experimental Time-Lapse Imagines Life Without Light Pollution

What kind of nighttime time-lapses could you shoot in cities like Los Angeles if light pollution weren’t a problem? A couple of time-lapse photographers want to show you. They’ve created an experimental time-lapse that shows a sky full of stars and star trails over the light-polluted city of Los Angeles.

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Photographers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic released the video above as a teaser for their greater effort, the SKYGLOW project. The duo has partnered with the International Dark Sky Association to share the effects and dangers of urban light pollution.

Inspired by photographer Thierry Cohen’s “Darkened Cities” project, which shows what cities look like without lights, their film combines time-lapse scenes from light polluted cities with time-lapses captured at some of the “most incredible Dark Sky Preserves in North America.”

“We composited the 5K timelapse foregrounds and backgrounds using Adobe Photoshop and merged them together to create the

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Redrock Micro’s HĀLO May Just Change the Way We Think About Pulling Focus

The term "game-changer" gets thrown around a lot at trade shows like NAB. More often than not, the products adorned with that lovely piece of marketing slang fail to live up to it. However, Redrock Micro's new focus pulling system, simply called HĀLO, might very well change the focus pulling game for the better.

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The true innovation with the HĀLO system comes from a nifty piece of technology that Redrock is calling the HĀLO Explorer (seen at right). This device sits just beneath your lens, and it maps and tracks the focus cues in your scene in real time. Here's the description of the HĀLO Explorer from Redrock's site.

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