There’s a beautiful million-dollar house for sale in the forested town of Felton, California, that’s attracting a huge amount of attention for an unusual reason: its real estate photos feature bigfoot.
The gallery of 94 photos starts out with your typical wide-angle views of the property at dusk and mid-day, but once you get to photo #23, Bigfoot suddenly shows up and is seen enjoying the various areas and features of the house.
The Schmidt Ocean Institute has released a stunning 4K highlight reel of footage captured during their ROV expedition to the previously unexplored Ningaloo Canyons in the Indian Ocean. Over the course of 180 hours of exploration, researchers uncovered some 30 new species, as well as “the longest animal ever recorded.”
It’s hard to overstate the scientific value of the footage above, and yet, it’s also easy to ignore the research aspects and just enjoy the hypnotic footage for what it is.
The video was captured by the ROV SuBastian, a robotic underwater exploration vehicle that can dive as
The new OnePlus 8 Pro is a great Android phone for lots of reasons. It’s got a 120Hz display, Snapdragon 865, and a quad-camera system with not one, but two 48MP Sony sensors inside. But that’s not why it’s making headlines. It’s making headlines because of its 5MP infrared camera, which can actually see through some materials.
This ability came to light on Reddit first, and has since been demoed by several reviewers who have a OnePlus 8 Pro in hand. As you can see in the demos below, it works best on thin black plastics, but it can see
A highly-controversial drone video surfaced online this week that seems to have been captured illegally. In it, the pilot flies shocking close to the US Navy Blue Angels as they performed an “America Strong” flyover in Detroit on May 12th.
According to The Aviationist, The video was allegedly published by one Giovanni Lucia (@giolucia) on Instagram and Facebook. Mr. Lucia seems to have deactivated both accounts and taken the video down, but not before YouTuber Moss Photography downloaded the video and shared the mirror on his YouTube channel in order to send the link to “multiple government agencies” who
French Photographer Renaud Coilliot has created a treat for Sigma shooters who want to show their love for the brand in the popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Inspired by Sigma’s cameras and the 2018 short doc Made in Aizu, he created several hats and a jacket that you can wear in the game!
Coilliot announced his creation over Twitter, first releasing a set of Sigma sd, dp, and fp hats, followed by a jacket and hat inspired by the clothing worn by Sigma’s factory workers in the Made in Aizu documentary. But what he probably thought would
Director Sam Hargrave will do whatever it takes to get the shot. Case in point: while filming the new Netflix movie Extraction, Hargrave strapped himself to the hood of a car for the duration of a crazy “one-take” car chase.
Most sequences like this would be shot using an automotive camera crane like the one you see here, but this sequence of long takes—which were stitched together to look like a single 12-minute shot—required several “hand-offs” that would have been impossible if the camera was locked onto a crane. Which is how Hargrave wound up strapped to the
Photographer and educator Gavin Hoey recently put together a tutorial on how to shoot “water reversal photography”—a perfect still life photography idea for anyone who is stuck at home and doesn’t have a macro lens handy.
The video was put together in collaboration with Adorama, and if you’ve never heard of (possible) or seen (unlikely) water reversal photography in action, you’re in for a treat. The concept is incredibly simple, but the results are visually striking. As Gavin explains on his website:
The water filled glass acts as a simple lens and reverses the image seen through it. The
Documentary filmmaker Tim Irwin has been making his own 3D-printed camera accessories for a while, but when COVID-19 cleared his work schedule, he finally has time to embark on a project he’s had his eye on for some time: creating quick-draw battery holders for everyone else.
The idea came to him years ago while on a shoot with a couple of Panasonic GH4s. According to Irwin, their bags were “awash in batteries,” and it was difficult, if not impossible, to keep the charged and depleted batteries organized. Ever since then, he’s been working on a battery holder design that would
Architecture student David Hensel loves both photography and LEGOs, and he recently brought these dual passions together to create a LEGO version of the classic Olympus OM-1 that’s been gaining a lot of traction on the LEGO Ideas website. If all goes well, it could even become a real LEGO product.
This is the second LEGO film camera we’ve seen recently. The first was this Nikon F3 we shared back in December, but lest we give the impression of being biased, we wanted to show you Hensel’s creation as well.
This particular creation, says Hensel, was the result of “a
If you’ve been looking for a fresh, entertaining take on the standard beginner’s guide to
getting out of Auto Mode, look no further. The YouTube channel TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin has released the strangest (and yet still very informative) tutorial we’ve seen in this genre.
Think of this video as a complete beginner’s guide to the exposure triangle, taught by a sock puppet with a thick accent. As you’ve probably guessed, that last part makes it more entertaining than most videos in this genre, but we’re happy to report that it’s no less informative.
Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are all explained,
North Carolina-based filmmaker Jeff Hartman of Rapid Motion Camera has put together a funny, oddly touching little short film that stars… his automotive camera crane. It’s the story of how this expensive bit of technology is trying to ‘reinvent’ itself so it doesn’t get sold during these tough times.
Hartman posted the short film to his Facebook page and the Rapid Motion Instagram account, where it’s received hundreds of likes and shares from fellow camera nerds who appreciate the creativity (and boredom…) that went into creating this.
“This pandemic has been exceptionally challenging to the entertainment industry and its
A Danish photo news agency recently tasked two of its photogs with creating a series that shows how easy it is to lie through photography. By shooting before and after photos of the same scene, they showed how angle and perspective can, consciously or not, manipulate viewers and lead to accusations of fake news.
The series was produced by Philip Davali and Ólafur Steinar Rye Gestsso, who were assigned to complete the piece by the Danish photo news agency Ritzau Scanpix. It was born out of the heated debates we’ve seen—and even written about recently—around images that allegedly show
These two nearly identical star trail photos by New York City street photographer Eran Bendheim, shot one year apart, show something that’s really difficult to capture visually: the impact of COVID-19 on air traffic.
Both photos were captured from Bendheim’s living room window on the 6th floor of his apartment in Chelsea—one in April of 2019, and one in April of 2020. Last year’s photo was simply a fun experiment in shooting star trails in one of the most light polluted places on Earth.
“April is a good time between the brief storms there are clear cooler nights. You
Hubble turned 30 years old this month. Well, actually, the space telescope celebrated 30 years in orbit, but either way, NASA took the opportunity to celebrate this milestone by capturing a spectacular, never-before-scene view that they’re calling a “tapestry of blazing starbirth.”
“On April 24, 2020, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrate[d] its 30th year in orbit by premiering a never-before-seen view of two beautiful nebulas named NGC 2020 and NGC 2014,” writes NASA. “In this Hubble portrait, the giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and its smaller blue neighbor (NGC 2020) are part of a vast star-forming region in
Like many others, Swiss photographer and director Nicola Tröhler has had all of his jobs cancelled due to COVID-19. So, since he can’t go out and take any photos, he decided to tap the public domain libraries in Switzerland and the US and work on his animation skills instead.
The result is a series of silly animations that each try to tell a story in GIF form. They’re also a fun example of putting public domain imagery to some practical (if slightly ridiculous) use while being stuck inside.
Scroll down to see some of what Tröhler has created:
While capturing a photo of the Aurora from above the Indian Ocean, astronauts on the ISS accidentally captured something else as well. Just like Earth-bound photographers, they’re now having to deal with photo bombing by the many ‘Starlink’ satellites that SpaceX has launched.
According to the meta data provided by NASA, the photo was taken on April 13th using a Nikon D5 and 50mm lens at 2.5 seconds, f/2.8, and ISO 3200. At first, it’s hard to spot the trail of Starlink satellites, but once you see them you can’t UN-see them.
Photographer Patrick Coyne recently captured something stunning near his home in Orange County last week. After a friend tipped him off that there might be some bioluminescence on show, Coyne managed to capture the brightest bioluminescent waves he’d ever seen.
The video was captured at Newport Beach—which Coyne says was still open to the public—one night last week, and it wasn’t a serendipitous accident.
“My buddy @markgirardeau called me letting me know that there was a red tide, which was originally discovered by @visual_burrito earlier that day,” he explains. “It doesn’t always happen but a red tide could indicate some
Matteo Bärtges over at the Instagram account BuildYourCamera has created a detailed paper mockup of his ideal Nikon Z camera, showing the world what he hopes Nikon is working on behind the scenes: a truly professional full-frame mirrorless camera that can compete with Canon and Sony.
Originally shared by Nikon Rumors, this ‘Nikon Z9’ isn’t the first paper Nikon that Bärtges has created. Back before Nikon had officially released the Z6 and Z7, he used teaser content to create this mockup that ended up being pretty accurate to the size and form of the cameras that Nikon eventually put
Matt at DIY Perks recently got his hands on a monstrous, 1500W, single LED that he believes to be the brightest and most powerful single LED unit in the world. But actually getting this thing to work without blowing up or burning itself alive… that’s not so easy.
While shooting a sunrise timelapse of Washington’s Mount Rainier from West Auburn, amateur photographer Justin Burrell captured a massive sunrise avalanche slipping down the eastern side of the mountain.
The resulting clip—which has been making the local news rounds—is just a short GIF, but it belies the power and ferocity of what was captured. Burrell tells KOMO News that he was capturing photos 25 seconds apart, meaning that the avalanche that happens so quickly in his footage actually lasted a little over 3 minutes.
He captured a total of six frames from just after the start of the release until