Play Chess with Camera Equipment at This Norwegian Camera Store


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Stavanger Foto, a camera and photography shop in Stavanger, Norway, has set up photo equipment on a giant chessboard. The shop is using everything from flashes and teleconverters to giant super-telephotos to represent the different pieces.

Stavanger Foto offers everything from new and used camera equipment, to studio backdrops and lights, to an in-house photo print shop. The fun setup is very likely thanks to the sheer amount of equipment and space the shop has access to.

While the caption doesn’t directly translate to English particularly well, PetaPixel reader Anders Harbo – who also provided the tip to the

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Comparing the Sony a7R Camera Line’s Different Shutter Sounds


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The unique click of one camera’s shutter can be fun to compare against one another. In a series of short videos posted by Map Camera, you can listen to the slightly different sounds of the shutters from Sony’s a7R line.

PetaPixel has featured numerous videos highlighting the different sounds shutters can make, like this one that compares a variety of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, to one that lets you hear different classic analog camera shutters, to this video that highlights 37 different shutter sounds in three and a half minutes.

But it’s less common to see a

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The Process of Colorizing and Animating an 80-Year-Old Photograph


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Photo colorizer and restorer Hint of Time has shared an 8-minute video where he shows his process for not only colorizing an 80-year-old black and white photo, but also brings it to life with subtle animation.

While usually stopping at colorizations on his YouTube Channel, Hint of Time decided to go one step further with this latest work on a photo of a New Jersey farmworker taken by Mario Wolcott in 1941.

“I decided to add a little twist and not only colorize but also give this photograph a 3D effect,” he writes. “It took me about 5 hours

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The Wristcam Strap Adds a Pair of Cameras to the Apple Watch


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Have you found yourself wishing your Apple Watch had a camera? The developers of the Wristcam seem like they did, as their device integrates two cameras into an Apple-certified strap that can be controlled via an Apple Watch app.

The strap noticeably bulkier than a typical Apple Watch strap, but that is to be expected since it integrates two HD cameras and its own power source. The company advertises the Wristcam as giving the wearer “freedom to instantly capture and share high-quality photo and video, straight from your wrist.”

The strap integrates two Sony cameras: one is an 8-megapixel

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The Wristcam Strap Adds a Pair of Cameras to the Apple Watch


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Have you found yourself wishing your Apple Watch had a camera? The developers of the Wristcam seem like they did, as their device integrates two cameras into an Apple-certified strap that can be controlled via an Apple Watch app.

The strap noticeably bulkier than a typical Apple Watch strap, but that is to be expected since it integrates two HD cameras and its own power source. The company advertises the Wristcam as giving the wearer “freedom to instantly capture and share high-quality photo and video, straight from your wrist.”

The strap integrates two Sony cameras: one is an 8-megapixel

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The Wristcam Strap Adds a Pair of Cameras to the Apple Watch


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


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Have you found yourself wishing your Apple Watch had a camera? The developers of the Wristcam seem like they did, as their device integrates two cameras into an Apple-certified strap that can be controlled via an Apple Watch app.

The strap noticeably bulkier than a typical Apple Watch strap, but that is to be expected since it integrates two HD cameras and its own power source. The company advertises the Wristcam as giving the wearer “freedom to instantly capture and share high-quality photo and video, straight from your wrist.”

The strap integrates two Sony cameras: one is an 8-megapixel

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Nifty Accessory Turns the Apple Watch into a Selfie Screen for Your iPhone’s Rear Cameras


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If you want to use the higher-quality rear cameras on an iPhone for selfies or vlogging, you lose the ability to preview the image. But with this nifty little clip, the Apple watch can be transformed into a solution to that problem.

While the front-facing camera on the iPhone is generally good enough, there are some cases where you might want to take advantage of the superior rear-facing cameras. In order to do so while giving you the ability to still get a preview for framing purposes, the Ulanzi ST-09 phone tripod mount for the Apple Watch will come in

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Nifty Accessory Turns the Apple Watch into a Selfie Screen for Your iPhone’s Rear Cameras


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If you want to use the higher-quality rear cameras on an iPhone for selfies or vlogging, you lose the ability to preview the image. But with this nifty little clip, the Apple watch can be transformed into a solution to that problem.

While the front-facing camera on the iPhone is generally good enough, there are some cases where you might want to take advantage of the superior rear-facing cameras. In order to do so while giving you the ability to still get a preview for framing purposes, the Ulanzi ST-09 phone tripod mount for the Apple Watch will come in

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Cameraman Gets Rammed in the Groin by an Angry Sheep


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If you ever find yourself getting low to the ground to try and get the perfect shot of a horned animal, be sure to protect what’s valuable to you. A BBC cameraman found out what can happen if you don’t, as you can see in this short viral clip above.

The cameraman was shooting a story last year on Cameroon sheep — a domestic sheep that’s one of the world’s rarest breeds — when one of the “angry” males approached him and stopped with its head inches away from the man’s groin.

While he initially protected himself with his off-hand,

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This Online Quiz Shows How Color Can Trick You when Guessing a Photo’s Age


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Photographers know better than most: how you edit a photograph can totally chance the perception of that photo for the viewer. But a new online photo history quiz wants to make this explicit, showing how converting a photo to black-and-white can trick us into thinking a photo is much older than it really is.

The quiz was created the The Pudding and inspired by a tweet from Production Designer Hannah Beachler. On August 1st, she posted a sentiment that is almost the exact opposite of some historians, saying that people need to “stop showing Black and White pictures of the

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This Online Quiz Shows How Color Can Trick You when Guessing a Photo’s Age


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Photographers know better than most: how you edit a photograph can totally chance the perception of that photo for the viewer. But a new online photo history quiz wants to make this explicit, showing how converting a photo to black-and-white can trick us into thinking a photo is much older than it really is.

The quiz was created the The Pudding and inspired by a tweet from Production Designer Hannah Beachler. On August 1st, she posted a sentiment that is almost the exact opposite of some historians, saying that people need to “stop showing Black and White pictures of the

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An ‘Aural Ode’ to the Classic Zenza Bronica S2a


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In response to the classic camera shutter sound video we shared yesterday, a reader sent over another, even more enjoyable entry into the “oddly satisfying” category. Created a few years ago by YouTube user Tywen Kelly, he describes his video as “a semi-instructional aural ode to [a] great medium format camera” the Zenza Bronica S2a.

The short 3-minute creation does double duty. One commenter described it as “medium format ASMR,” but even if that’s not your thing, it’s a short and beautiful instructional ode to setting up and using a classic camera.

“[This video] demonstrates general handling to

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An ‘Aural Ode’ to the Classic Zenza Bronica S2a


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In response to the classic camera shutter sound video we shared yesterday, a reader sent over another, even more enjoyable entry into the “oddly satisfying” category. Created a few years ago by YouTube user Tywen Kelly, he describes his video as “a semi-instructional aural ode to [a] great medium format camera” the Zenza Bronica S2a.

The short 3-minute creation does double duty. One commenter described it as “medium format ASMR,” but even if that’s not your thing, it’s a short and beautiful instructional ode to setting up and using a classic camera.

“[This video] demonstrates general handling to

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An ‘Aural Ode’ to the Classic Zenza Bronica S2a


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




In response to the classic camera shutter sound video we shared yesterday, a reader sent over another, even more enjoyable entry into the “oddly satisfying” category. Created a few years ago by YouTube user Tywen Kelly, he describes his video as “a semi-instructional aural ode to [a] great medium format camera” the Zenza Bronica S2a.

The short 3-minute creation does double duty. One commenter described it as “medium format ASMR,” but even if that’s not your thing, it’s a short and beautiful instructional ode to setting up and using a classic camera.

“[This video] demonstrates general handling to

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An ‘Aural Ode’ to the Classic Zenza Bronica S2a


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




In response to the classic camera shutter sound video we shared yesterday, a reader sent over another, even more enjoyable entry into the “oddly satisfying” category. Created a few years ago by YouTube user Tywen Kelly, he describes his video as “a semi-instructional aural ode to [a] great medium format camera” the Zenza Bronica S2a.

The short 3-minute creation does double duty. One commenter described it as “medium format ASMR,” but even if that’s not your thing, it’s a short and beautiful instructional ode to setting up and using a classic camera.

“[This video] demonstrates general handling to

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Parody Video Pokes Fun at the Tragically Artistic ‘High School Photographer’


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If you need a bit of comic relief on Monday evening, this short parody by YouTuber MasterChiefin1 has you covered. It’s an ode to “the high school photographer,” that one person who “thought they were put on this Earth to take photos and think deeply.” Given our audience, there’s a good chance a few of us were this person.

The video doesn’t need too much by way of introduction. As Jacob (AKA MasterChiefin1) explains:

The High School photographer is the person in high school who thinks they are destined to take great photos and they snap photos of things

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Photographer Called Out for Consent Form that Includes ‘Sexual Arousal’ Clause


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A Melbourne-based photographer is being called out online after a photo of his model consent form was shared on social media. The form includes several unsavory clauses, including a “sexual arousal” clause and an agreement to “participate in sexual activity” if the model feels “comfortable.”

A photo of the offending consent & release form is being shared widely on Facebook and Instagram by models who are warning others to stay away, but the story reached an even bigger audience last night when it was picked up by the Daily Mail. Though the publication declined to release the photographer’s identifying

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Canon Patents Smartphone Camera Attachment with Multiple Lenses


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A new patent has been unearthed that reveals yet another strange camera design from the folks at Canon. Following in the footsteps of the “clippable” IVY REC and monocular Powershot Zoom camera, this particular creation would be a smartphone camera attachment that lets you swap in various lenses.

The patent was discovered by Canon News via DesignWatch, although it’s not exactly new. It was submitted at the end of 2019 and granted in September of 2020. However, unlike most patents that we’ve seen, this one comes complete with 3D renders, making it seem a bit more fleshed out and

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Using Canon’s ISO 4,500,000 Camera to Shoot Fluorescence in the Amazon Rainforest


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When filming the award-winning documentary Awavena in the Amazon rainforest, Director of Photography Greg Downing needed a way to capture the extremely dim light given off by various fluorescent plants and insects. So he turned to Canon’s specialized ME20F-SH, which can shoot at up to ISO 4,500,000.

The ME20F-SH is not a new camera. It was released in July of 2015, and since then we’ve shared some pretty incredible footage of everything from real-time Aurora Borealis to Bioluminescent coral. But Canon has been quiet about this camera for the past few years; that is, until this week, when they

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This Cheap Projector Lens Creates the Most Intense Swirly Bokeh


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Photographer, YouTuber, and weird lens connoisseur Mathieu Stern recently made one of his coolest finds yet. It’s the Carl Zeiss 105mm f/1.9 Kipronar T, a cinema projector lens he describes as “one of the most amazing swirly bokeh lenses I ever tested”… and yet it only cost him $25.

Projector lenses like this are not for the faint of heart. There is no focusing mechanism and there are no aperture blades, so even after you mount it to a helicoid ring adapter you have to use (and focus) this 105mm f/1.9 lens wide open at all times. But

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