Photographer Goes Stop-Motion Skiing on His Living Room Floor


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Barcelona-based photographer, filmmaker, and skiier Philipp Klein Herrero was going to go on a ski trip with his family before lockdown hit and they all got stuck inside. But Herrero decided to go skiing anyway… on his living room floor, that is.

“Just before the current health situation locked us in, I was about to go Freeriding with my family. It was supposed to be the big adventure of the year, the one I had been eagerly awaiting for a year,” explains Herrero. “Therefore, the lockdown had me thinking about skiing the whole time, so I started to think how

Continue reading “Photographer Goes Stop-Motion Skiing on His Living Room Floor”

Fox Steals Phone While It’s Recording, Cuteness Ensues


This post is by Michael Zhang from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




If you’re feeling down and need a smile, check out this 1-minute video of a fox stealing a phone from a human and running away with it.

The video was shared yesterday by Mikayla Raines, founder of SaveAFox Rescue, a Minnesota-based non-profit that’s decided to saving foxes from sickness, injury, abandonment, and fur farms.

Raines was planning to record a video of herself doing some kind of exercise. After starting the recording and setting it down on the ground against a barrel, a curious fox named Dixiedo decided to investigate.

“Don’t you do anything to my phone,” Raines is

Continue reading “Fox Steals Phone While It’s Recording, Cuteness Ensues”

This Old Photo Technique Shows How Masks Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Advanced imaging company LaVision has released a new video that shows just how effective a face mask can be at preventing the spread of infections like COVID-19. The video lends visual support to the CDC’s recent recommendation that everyone wear a mask in any situation where it is difficult to maintain social distance.

The video uses an age old photographic technique called “Schlieren” imaging. We’ve previously featured Schlieren imaging to show supersonic shockwaves, sound waves, and even heat. Basically, anything the causes the displacement of air can be visualized in this way, and you don’t even

Continue reading “This Old Photo Technique Shows How Masks Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19”

Fro Knows Nothing: A Spot-On Parody of ‘Fro Knows Photo’


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




In a (mostly) loving parody created for April Fools’ Day, photographer Vanessa Joy has put together a hilarious impersonation of Jared Polin—AKA Fro Knows Photo—by creating her own version of a “Photo News Fix” video… complete with fake fro.

First things first: this definitely wasn’t done in any mean-spirited way. Joy seems to have warned Polin that it was coming, and … well … as they say: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

“Can’t say I didn’t warn him… here’s my version of a photo news fix by FroKnowsPhoto, complete with I SHOOT RAW shirt and all. April

Continue reading “Fro Knows Nothing: A Spot-On Parody of ‘Fro Knows Photo’”

Photographer Uses Public Webcams to Capture Italy’s Deserted Cities


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




While stuck inside during lockdown, Hungarian photographer Milan Radisics has embarked on a different kind of photo project. Since he can’t go out and shoot, he’s decided to capture Italy’s deserted cities from afar, using public webcams instead of his own camera, and the PrtScn key instead of a shutter button.

He’s calling the project “Italy Paused: 40 Pictures About Quarantine from Quarantine”, and both the location and the number of photos he chose are symbolic. As Radisics explains, the word quarantine actually originated in Italy.

“The practice of quarantine began during the 14th century in an effort

Continue reading “Photographer Uses Public Webcams to Capture Italy’s Deserted Cities”

Security Cam Survives Direct Hit from Nashville Tornado, Records the Whole Thing


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




A security camera in the heart of Nashville, TN somehow managed to survive a direct hit from the devastating EF3 tornado that ripped through the city on March 3rd. The resulting footage is eye-opening.

The video was first shared on Twitter a few days ago by Metro Nashville PD.

“This was recorded by an MNPD Safety Camera mounted at Jefferson Street & 3rd Ave N,” reads the caption. “The camera continued to record on battery power for a short time after it lost electricity. Despite water damage to the camera housing, the stored video survived.”

How to Turn a Portable Scanner Into a Digital Back for Large Format Cameras


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Sean from Fotodiox has created a fun step-by-step guide that will show you how to turn any portable scanner into a 4×5 digital back for large format cameras. DIY lovers, get your tools ready, this is both simple and effective.

The original idea came from prolific Instructables user Randy Sarafan, who posted his own guide on creating a scanner-back for large format cameras about a year ago. Sean altered and simplified Sarafan’s build by choosing to grind the actual glass of the scanner so that it can display the image to be scanned. He then added a 5×7 fresnel sheet

Continue reading “How to Turn a Portable Scanner Into a Digital Back for Large Format Cameras”

One of the World’s Oldest War Photos is Going Up for Auction in 22 Days


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Sotheby’s has announced the contents of its upcoming Spring photography auction, and it’s quite the lineup. The April 3rd auction will include photos by Dorothea Lange, Irving Penn, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and a salt print by Roger Fenton that’s thought to be one of the earliest war photographs ever made.

The Spring auction will contain a whopping 230 lots that range in expected price from $2,000 all the way up to $600,000 for a photogram by László Moholy-Nagy that expertly blends typography and photography into something he called a “typophoto.”

But the star of the show, as far

Continue reading “One of the World’s Oldest War Photos is Going Up for Auction in 22 Days”

Researcher Says Giant Crabs Keep Stealing and Destroying Her Cameras


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




A researcher on Christmas Island—an Australian Territory in the Indian Ocean—is losing thousands of dollars worth of camera gear to theft and vandalism. But it’s not humans that are to blame, her gear is being stolen and destroyed by the aptly named ‘Robber Crab,’ the world’s largest arthropod.

Robber Crabs, also known as Coconut Crabs, are extremely common on Christmas Island, and they’re known for being both huge and curious. A full-grown crab can be over 3ft wide and weigh as much as 9lbs, and they love to drag interesting objects away into the forest for closer inspection.

Continue reading “Researcher Says Giant Crabs Keep Stealing and Destroying Her Cameras”

Photographer Captures Beautiful Photos of the World’s Only Known Pink Manta Ray


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Underwater photographer Kristian Laine recently lucked into some stunning photos that are as rare as they are beautiful. While diving off the coast of Australia, Laine captured several photos of the world’s only known pink manta ray—literally a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity.

This elusive creature—he’s only been seen seven times since he was first spotted in 2015 by a dive instructor—shows up in the waters around Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef for a couple of months every year. That’s the only place he’s been spotted, and it’s where Laine was freediving when he lucked into a sighting that

Continue reading “Photographer Captures Beautiful Photos of the World’s Only Known Pink Manta Ray”

iFixit Tears Down the Galaxy S20 Ultra to Reveal Huge 108MP Sensor and ‘Folded’ Lens


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




iFixit has posted their teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: a smartphone that boasts, at least spec-wise, the most impressive camera array on the market. This thing is a beast, and iFixit is giving us our first look at the 108MP sensor behind its main camera module, and the folded optics behind its 4x optical zoom.

The camera assembly in this thing is massive, and once it’s removed from the motherboard, iFixit set about actually cracking open the two most interesting sensors of the bunch: the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM1, and the folded periscope optics that allow

Continue reading “iFixit Tears Down the Galaxy S20 Ultra to Reveal Huge 108MP Sensor and ‘Folded’ Lens”

This New Instant Film Back Lets You Shoot Instax Film on Old Hasselblad Cameras


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Analog photography company escura wants to “take instant photography to a new level,” so they’ve taken to Kickstarter to fund something called the Hasselblad Portrait: “the first fully compatible instant film back for your Hasselblad V-System camera.”

The concept behind the Hasselblad Portrait is pretty straightforward: it’s an instant film back that lets you shoot Fujifilm Instax Mini film—currently going for $13.50 for a twin-pack of 20 total exposures—on any Hasselblad V-System medium format film camera.

The back is designed to fit seamlessly onto your Hasselblad camera, installing in one click and letting you expose photos as normal.

Continue reading “This New Instant Film Back Lets You Shoot Instax Film on Old Hasselblad Cameras”

This Tiny Hotshoe Light Meter is Perfect for Film Photographers


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




A new light meter has taken Kickstarter by storm this week thanks to its incredibly small size. The so-called “Reveni Labs Light Meter” is a tiny digital light meter that’s less than 1-inch in every dimension, weighs just 8g, and slots conveniently onto your camera’s hot shoe.

The Reveni Light Meter was invented by Canadian electrical engineer and photography enthusiast Matt Bechberger, who wanted something that would be small and convenient to use with his old film cameras, many of which had no functional light meters.

“Handheld light meters are clunky and difficult to use, while juggling your camera and

Continue reading “This Tiny Hotshoe Light Meter is Perfect for Film Photographers”

Photographer Captures Vast Array of Wild Animals that Use the Log Bridge Near His Home


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




A couple of years ago, wildlife photographer Robert Bush Sr. set up a trail cam on one side of a log bridge near his home in Pennsylvania. In the viral video above, he collected one year’s worth of footage into a single compilation that shows the incredible array of wild animals that use this bridge.

Bush runs the Facebook Page and YouTube Channel Bob’s Pennsylvania Wildlife Camera, which is where he posts all of his footage as it’s captured. Most videos are only a 20-40 seconds long, but once in a while he’ll create a compilation like this one, which

Continue reading “Photographer Captures Vast Array of Wild Animals that Use the Log Bridge Near His Home”

This $20 Adapter Lets You Connect the GameBoy Camera to a Cheap Receipt Printer


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




The GameBoy Camera is a cult classic, but finding paper for the GameBoy Printer that it uses is a pain. Fortunately, industrious creator Vaclav Mach engineered a solution that’ll let you attach the GameBoy camera to any cheap thermal/receipt printer you can find.

Mach calls his creation the “GameBoy Printer XL,” but it’s basically an adapter that allows you to connect your GameBoy with Camera to any modern receipt printer. And he’s selling the whole thing as a DIY Electronics kit on Tindie for just $20.

As Gizmodo points out, this saves you the trouble of needing to find

Continue reading “This $20 Adapter Lets You Connect the GameBoy Camera to a Cheap Receipt Printer”

YouTubers Trick Fashion Week Photogs with Grandma Dressed in Outrageous Outfit


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




YouTubers Zac and Jay pulled a prank on London Fashion Week photographers earlier this month. In an attempt to highlighting how ridiculous some modern “fashion” looks to the typical viewer, they dressed up a grandma in a mishmash of random props and clothing… and somehow got her featured on Vogue.com.

The vlog above follows the whole process from start to finish: from auditioning talent and finding 78-year-old Elizabeth, to shopping for the most outrageous outfit they could find, to turning Elizabeth into “model” and “global superstar” Elicia Verde before taking her out onto the streets of London.

It’s important

Continue reading “YouTubers Trick Fashion Week Photogs with Grandma Dressed in Outrageous Outfit”

Three ‘Types’ of Photographer You’ll Meet in the Wild


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




A clip from season three of Amazon’s show The Grand Tour is making the rounds among photographers today, and for good reason. In just 2 minutes of comedy, the show managed to capture three of the main photographer “types” you’re likely to run into in the real world.

If you’re not familiar, The Grand Tour came about after this much-beloved trio of comic car lovers left the BBC show Top Gear and were hired by Amazon. The show is ostensibly about cars, but Clarkson, May, and Hammond spend an awful lot of time taking on ridiculous challenges, and one of

Continue reading “Three ‘Types’ of Photographer You’ll Meet in the Wild”

Using AI to Colorize and Upscale a 109-Year-Old Video of New York City to 4K and 60fps


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




After the success of his last attempt at using AI to upscale a classic short film to 4K and 60fps, YouTuber Denis Shiryaev decided to take this experiment one step further. He took this well-known film of New York City in 1911, and used publicly available neural networks to upscale it to 4K, increase the frame rate to 60fps, and colorize the video.

As with his previous attempt, we expect that the frame interpolation and upscaling were done using Google’s DAIN and Topaz Labs’ Gigapixel AI. That got Shiryaev to 4K and 60fps. Then he “restored the video’s sharpness”—though he

Continue reading “Using AI to Colorize and Upscale a 109-Year-Old Video of New York City to 4K and 60fps”

Watch a Photojournalist Crack Up in Background of a Very Serious MSNBC Interview


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




During a post-debate interview with Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren on MSNBC on Wednesday night, a photojournalist in the center of the shot couldn’t help but crack up when Chris Matthews asked about one particular comment she made on stage.

The comical moment happens just 8 seconds into the interview, when Matthews asks Warren about some comments she made in regards to contentious fellow Democrat Michael Bloomberg.

“Senator you went into this debate tonight with a plan, and you executed it devastatingly,” says Matthews. “You hit [Bloomberg] with that comment he made apparently about a ‘horse faced lesbian,’ it was so

Continue reading “Watch a Photojournalist Crack Up in Background of a Very Serious MSNBC Interview”

Influencer Faked a Glamorous Trip to Bali by Taking Photos in an IKEA


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




YouTuber and Instagram influencer Natalia Taylor recently pulled a prank on her 2 million plus followers that shows just how easy it is to “fake it till you make it” on social media. Namely: she faked a whole trip to Bali… by going to IKEA.

“It’s been said that life on the Internet isn’t always what it seems,” says Taylor. “Especially in today’s day and age where it’s so easy to pretend to be anyone you want to be. And today, I’m putting that to the test to see if I can fake an entire vacation by posting false photos

Continue reading “Influencer Faked a Glamorous Trip to Bali by Taking Photos in an IKEA”