This Music Video Was Made Entirely In-Camera on a Giant Set

This trippy music video for Bonobo‘s new track “No Reason” is full of what would appear to be clever CGI, but it’s actually all shot in-camera using “a very small camera and a very big set.” The video is a look inside the head of a hikikomori, a young man who stays hidden from society. They “spend years at a time stuck in their bedrooms,” according to director Oscar Hudson. In the video, a small action camera is moved through a series of 18 rooms. The rooms get progressively smaller, and the young man seems to get bigger.
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20 Light Painters Create a Giant Man Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels

In Spain, a community of light painters has come together to coordinate and create a huge giant man in the night. Light painter Frodo Álvarez DKL envisaged and directed the effort in Getafe, Madrid. The incredible creation was brought to life on June 23rd, 2017, and saw nearly 20 light painters joining forces. They were inspired by the story Gulliver’s Travels.
An illustration of Gulliver’s Travels that the artists were inspired by.
Their neon-man measured almost 82 meters in length, and 35 meters wide, occupying a huge 1,400 square-meters. In this video, you can get a rather shaky idea of how the man
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20 Light Painters Create a Giant Man Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels

In Spain, a community of light painters has come together to coordinate and create a huge giant man in the night. Light painter Frodo Álvarez DKL envisaged and directed the effort in Getafe, Madrid. The incredible creation was brought to life on June 23rd, 2017, and saw nearly 20 light painters joining forces. They were inspired by the story Gulliver’s Travels.
An illustration of Gulliver’s Travels that the artists were inspired by.
Their neon-man measured almost 82 meters in length, and 35 meters wide, occupying a huge 1,400 square-meters. In this video, you can get a rather shaky idea of how the man
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How to Fake a Drone Shot with a Phone and a Really, Really Long Selfie Stick

No-fly zones are increasing, regulations are tightening, and the situations where you can actually fly a drone in public spaces are dwindling. No bother — just use your smartphone and a really, really long selfie stick instead. In this 2-minute video from Chung Dha, he runs through his setup for taking “aerial” shots from a drone’s perspective… without a drone.
By using a 5-meter-long (~16.4ft) boom pole, coupled with a stabilizing gimbal, his shots really do look like the real thing. Combine the pole with moving yourself forward, as well as tilting the pole between different angles, and
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Side-by-Side Photos That Blend Scenes from Around the World

After traveling through 40 countries in 2 years, Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger of How Far from Home decided to sift through their 14,000 photos and find similar shots from different parts of the world. Using these images, they created a series of beautiful “photo mashups,” or side-by-side images that blend together in beautiful ways. The mashup above combines Tower Bridge in London (left) with Brooklyn Bridge in New York (right). The goal was “to showcase how similar the world can actually appear,” the duo tells PetaPixel.
The Alps in Austria vs the Drakensberg in South Africa
Summertime in Iceland
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The World’s First Photo Exhibition Shot Using a Car

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson and Volvo recently teamed up for an unusual photo project: Davidson created the first ever photo exhibition ever shot using a car camera. The brainchild of the Swedish ad agency Forsman & Bodenfors, the exhibition was captured using the safety camera on board the Volvo XC60. It’s an intelligent camera that can detect other cars, people, bicyclists, and animals. The photos show various city scenes with a low-fi black-and-white perspective, except various subjects within the photos have been outlined in bright, numbered boxes inserted by the Volvo’s camera. Davidson, who was behind the wheel
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The World’s First Photo Exhibition Shot Using a Car

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson and Volvo recently teamed up for an unusual photo project: Davidson created the first ever photo exhibition ever shot using a car camera. The brainchild of the Swedish ad agency Forsman & Bodenfors, the exhibition was captured using the safety camera on board the Volvo XC60. It’s an intelligent camera that can detect other cars, people, bicyclists, and animals. The photos show various city scenes with a low-fi black-and-white perspective, except various subjects within the photos have been outlined in bright, numbered boxes inserted by the Volvo’s camera. Davidson, who was behind the wheel
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You Can Use Wine Racks to Keep Your Camera Gear Organized

Here’s a simple little life hack for photographers: wine storage can sometimes double as great camera lens storage. A shelf or rack designed for wine could be a way to keep your lenses organized and ready to go. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based photographer Greg Wood recently moved into a new home that has built-in shelving for wine. Since Wood doesn’t drink much wine, he decided to repurpose the space for his camera gear. “I have a Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70D, and a Sony a6000,” Wood tells PetaPixel. “The wine racks are wide enough to even fit my Canon EF 400mm
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Artists Delete Graffiti Photoshop-style with a Painted Illusion

Now this is clever: a group of street artists in Russia have “deleted” the graffiti covering a dumpster and abandoned car with a clever anamorphic illusion. Using paint, the artists covered the graffiti with Photoshop’s transparency checkerboard to make it look like someone had cut out the graffiti from a layer in Photoshop. The artwork is aptly titled “Ctrl-X.” It was created as part of the Stenograffia street art festival. Here’s what the original scene looked like before the artists began: First, the artists painted the dumpster and car white. Next, after the sun went down, a projector was
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Photographer Captures San Francisco Sights as Shapes

Photographer Burton Rast has just completed a new project titled, The Shapes of San Francisco. He spent 100 days exploring SF and shooting one photo per day of the city’s most popular and photographed sights, but “in a unique way.” Each photo focuses on shapes. “When I first relocated from Chicago to the Bay Area, I was immediately struck by the distinctive forms and shapes that make San Francisco such a striking city,” Rast tells PetaPixel. “As I explored my new surroundings, camera in hand, I began to wonder whether it might be possible to capture the city’s most
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This Couple Did an ’80s Themed Photo Shoot for Their 10th Anniversary

For their recent 10th anniversary, Steve and Danielle VanHorn hired photographer Vanessa Hoffmann of Giggle Monster Photography to do a photo shoot. But it wasn’t just any ol’ photo shoot — it was a 1980s-themed one complete with lasers, tube socks, and Spandex. Hoffmann’s portraits faithfully recreate some of the most popular photo trends of the time. You can find more of Hoffmann’s work on her website and Facebook page. (via Giggle Monster Photography via HuffPo)
Image credits: Photographs by Vanessa Hoffmann and used with permission

This Duo Travels the World for Creative Architectural Portraits

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Benet are a photography duo who travel the world in search of eye-catching architecture. Once they find a great spot, they enter the frame and shoot creative portraits that play with the shapes, colors, and patterns of the buildings. The duo is based in Valencia, Spain, but they visit countries near and far in their hunt for photo ops. You can find more of their work on Rueda’s website, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as Benet’s website and Instagram. (via Daniel Rueda via Photoblog.hk)
Image credits: Photographs by Daniel Rueda
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This Duo Travels the World for Creative Architectural Portraits

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Benet are a photography duo who travel the world in search of eye-catching architecture. Once they find a great spot, they enter the frame and shoot creative portraits that play with the shapes, colors, and patterns of the buildings. The duo is based in Valencia, Spain, but they visit countries near and far in their hunt for photo ops. You can find more of their work on Rueda’s website, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as Benet’s website and Instagram. (via Daniel Rueda via Photoblog.hk)
Image credits: Photographs by Daniel Rueda
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This Guy Mounted a Giant Heat Sink on His Overheating Panasonic GF7

Some cameras are more prone to overheating than others, leading some photographers and videographers to come up with creative solutions for keeping their sensors cool. Industrial designer Eric Strebel came up with a solution that looks pretty unusual: he customized a computer heat sink so that it can be mounted to the back of a Panasonic GF7. Strebel was tired of seeing his camera display an overheating warning and say that it needed time to cool down, so he decided to take matters into his own hands and use his skills for a do-it-yourself cooling solution. He took an aluminum
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Rainbow Light Painting Photos with a DIY Reflective Tube

Here’s a neat idea for light painting photos: if you build a custom light tube using a certain type of reflective metallic material, your photos will look like they’re filled with rainbows. DIYPhotography writes that Jacksonville, Florida-based photographer Zach Smidt built his own tubes using a “2 way reflective metallic spandex“, which consists of shiny reflective metallic foil over a white poly Spandex. Smidt took this fabric and taped it to the outside of a T8 fluorescent tube guard, which was popularized by light painter Eric Pare (you can buy these colorful tube guards for about $4 a
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Rainbow Light Painting Photos with a DIY Reflective Tube

Here’s a neat idea for light painting photos: if you build a custom light tube using a certain type of reflective metallic material, your photos will look like they’re filled with rainbows. DIYPhotography writes that Jacksonville, Florida-based photographer Zach Smidt built his own tubes using a “2 way reflective metallic spandex“, which consists of shiny reflective metallic foil over a white poly Spandex. Smidt took this fabric and taped it to the outside of a T8 fluorescent tube guard, which was popularized by light painter Eric Pare (you can buy these colorful tube guards for about $4 a
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This Guy Photographed the Moon and Jupiter with a Game Boy Camera

Astrophotographer Alexander Pietrow recently made some unusual photo history: he is apparently the first person ever to photograph the Moon and Jupiter using a Game Boy Camera. First released in 1998, the Game Boy Camera is a monochrome, 2-bit camera that packs a 128×112-pixel CMOS sensor. At the time of its introduction, it was the world’s smallest digital camera. “I wondered if it would be possible to do astrophotography with this camera,” Pietrow writes. “Searching the internet I was surprised that nobody had tried this before and decided to give it a go.” He decided to pair this “ancient”
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This Smartphone Treat Holder Helps You Shoot Pet Portraits

Getting the perfect portrait of your pooch or cat looking into your camera can be challenging. Pets aren’t the most patient models, but a Los Angeles-based company called Paw Champs has found a way to make them hold a pose for a few moments longer. The company has created the Flexy Paw, which is a simple bendable arm that clips on to your phone at one end, and your pet’s favorite treat or toy at the other. The arm is reminiscent of Joby’s GorillaPod line.
The arm is completely flexible, allowing you to position the treat above either the
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This Mind-Bending Video Was Created Using Paint, Oil, and Liquid Soap

Artistic filmmaker Thomas Blanchard is back with another mesmerizing experimental video, combining forces with Oilhack to create this otherworldly 2 minute film. Blanchard has spent years perfecting the art of mixing paints, oils, and other liquids to create these alternate universes. Filmed with a macro lens and mixed with an ethereal soundtrack by Velvet Coffee, the result is captivating. Blanchard developed a new process to “open” his paints for this film, which he considers his best, as he told PetaPixel:
« Galaxy gates » is the pride of our collection. It is the result of a 4 months long
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