Category Archives: Photography

Hasselblad is the first mirrorless medium-format camera

Swedish camera-maker Hasselblad has unveiled the world’s first mirrorless medium-format model. By putting a larger-than-normal sensor in a relatively small body, the firm aims to make it easier to take “ultra-high quality” photos than before. Professionals say the X1D should … Continue reading

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Single Picture Explains How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work In Photography

If you’re a beginner photographer, it can be helpful to have a simple guide that helps you understand the different settings that you can toggle on your DSLR camera. While this helpful exposure chart by Daniel Peters at Fotoblog Hamburg won’t … Continue reading

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Engineering team invents a camera that powers itself

A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a … Continue reading

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Earth Lights From ISS

While moving at 17,000 miles per hour at an altitude of 240 miles above the Earth’s surface on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Don Petit was able to capture the lights from our planet in a unique way. His … Continue reading

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Lava in Mount Etna

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Can you see that little red dot on the eastern side of Sicily? That is the lava inside Mount Etna as photographed by Astronaut Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station. – Deskarati

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Beautiful view of a rainbow over a lighthouse

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Photographer Owen Humphreys captured this dramatic view of a rainbow appearing over the lighthouse at Tynemouth, England.

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1946 New York Subway Photographed By 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick

Before he went down in history as one of the greatest film directors of all time, 17-year-old Stanley Kubrick was known for something else – New York City subway photography. Over two weeks in 1946, Kubrick worked for LOOK magazine … Continue reading

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Amazing Worlds Within Our World

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Spectacular new desert time-lapse

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Island in the sky

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“There is an ethereal, otherworldly feeling to this photograph, as this little island in the middle of Tumuch Lake in northern British Columbia appears as if it’s floating in the clouds,” says Shane Kalyn, who submitted this photo to the … Continue reading

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Featured Artworks – Sandro – Photography

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Sandro Miller (1958) is an American portrait photographer (working professionally as “Sandro”) known for his expressive images, and his close work with John Malkovich and the other ensemble members of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. At the Cannes Lions International Festival … Continue reading

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Beautiful photograph of the aurora borealis

This beautiful photograph of the aurora borealis lighting up a glacial lagoon in Iceland has won James Woodend the top prize in the 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Via Facebook.

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Very Big and Very Small

Very Big and Very Small

The very big on the left is the new ‘One World Trade Center‘ in New York. The very small on the right is a photo of ‘Resorcinol Crystal’s using crossed Polarized Light and magnified 150x. Photo by James Bell. – Deskarati

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Enter Pyongyang

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one … Continue reading

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Supermoon from Earth and Space

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This years Supermoon looks gorgeous from Earth or space. The top picture was taken by Oleg Artemyev on-board the International Space Station the other is July’s Supermoon over Olvera in Spain.

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Groovy Baby!

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This is what the grooves of a vinyl record look like under an electron microscope. Image: Chris Supranowitz (http://bit.ly/1tG9xgb)

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National Geographic Photo Winner – The Independence Day

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While on storm chasing expeditions in Tornado Alley in the U.S. I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching a storm near Julesburg, Colorado, on May 28, 2013. The storm was tornado warned … Continue reading

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The Detail In This Hummingbird Photograph Is Unreal

Scotland-based photographer Chris Morgan captured this remarkable macro shot of a hummingbird while visiting Bosque De Paz Nature Reserve in Costa Rica. In case you were wondering: Yes, that is Morgan’s reflection in the hummingbird’s eye. Morgan tells io9 the … Continue reading

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Stardust

This striking image was captured by Michael Shainblum and was one of his first Astro panoramas taken outside of Santa Barbara, California at Mount Figueroa. Via The Earth Story.

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