Super Immersive Time Lapse Of Shanghai (And Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur)

I guess Rob Whitworth’s work can fall under the definition of time lapse photography, though even if you beat the living heck out of me, I would not know how some of it was done.

Photographer Rob Whitworth and city explorer JT Singh takes an immersive approach into time-lapsing the city with god-like camera moves that seems impossible to achieve. The result is breath taking.

Super Impressive Time Lapse Of Shanghai (And Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur)

Below is Rob’s last movie This is Shanghai followed by two of his earlier one’s Kuala Lumpur DAY-NIGHT and Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam. Sit back, go full screen and turn up the volume before hitting the jump. [Read more…]

Lomography Konstruktor Is A Camera You’ll Wanna Build

I guess there is not much that can beat a camera that is both analog and down right fully DIYed. Especially if you are addicted to analog. Lomography just announced their latest  camera – The Konstruktor. It is a wonderful fully Do It Yourself SLR camera that you get to build from scratch.

Lomography Konstruktor Is A Camera You'll Wanna Build

The Konstruktor is not that 35mm pinhole kit you usually buy on eBay, but a full fledged SLR camera with an interchangeable lens system and a top-down viewfinder to see what you shoot and to focus. And more accessories in the pipeline. [Read more…]

A Beautiful Teardown of Google Glass (And Camera Module)

One of the notable things about photo taking Goggle Glass is how scarce they are at the moment. This makes a deep bow to Scott Torborg and Star Simpson who did a detailed tear-down post on the glasses.

Teardown of Google Glass

Some of the motivation for the tear down was purely technological while some of it was driven by the growing concerns about privacy and personal security in the US.

“Growing up on a rich diet of dystopian tech fiction, we were
filled with both intrigue and concern about Glass and decided to take
our model apart to bring you a detailed view into the electronics guts
of the device.

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Dror Garti Talks About His Project Photographing Ultra Orthodox Jews

Picture this. It is early morning a day before Yom Kippur. A Hassid walks into a side room at the synagogue, greets the Rabbi at his chair and the collector next to him. The Hassid quickly scans the room. He also notices me. I am not sure if he is simply ignoring my presence or actually acknowledging it. I cringe at the corner and make an effort to blend with the wall behind me. I disappear. Silently, the Hassid pulls his shirt and Tzitzit from his pants up to his shoulders. He places both arms on a 2 by 4 and starts chanting verses.

Dror Garti Talks About His Project Photographing Highly Orthodox Jews

The collector picks up a whip and starts lashing the Hassid on his back. This is what I was waiting for. I stood up, aimed the camera and took a few pictures. I embraced the camera to my chest and cringed again. The Hassid took 39 lashes, while continuously chanting. When the thing was done, the shirt went back in the pants, the Hassid murmured a quiet blessing to the Rabbi and left the room. [Read more…]

A DIY Sound Blimp Shoots Concerts And Shows Stealth Style

Photographer Dan Tabar shoots on sound stages, movie sets and studios taking production shots and scene shots. (Those are used by the production but also sometimes get released as BTS from some movies).

A DIY Sound Blimp Shoots Concerts And Shows Stealth Style

When sound is rolling, the sound of the flipping mirror is quite disturbing and while the D800 that Dan uses has a “quiet mode”, it was not good enough.

The solution is to use a Sound Blimp – a sound absorbing case that mutes the shutter sound. A commercial Blimp goes around $1100, so Dan devised his own DIYed version for about $80using a Pelican case a  a base and PCV fittings. [Read more…]

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Released

Adobe just announced the release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.(I never really got this long name, my first feature request for LR6 would be to remove Photoshop from the name).

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Announced

It seems like a features packed release, that could apply to a wide variety of users. LR5 will be offered both as part of the creative cloud service ($49.99), and as as a single purchase license ($149 for new LR, $79 for an upgrade).

You can buy LR directly from Adobe today, or from retailers starting tomorrow (Tuesday). LR5 new features after the jump [Read more…]

Awe Inspiring Time Lapse Of Hawaii Volcanoes

Photographer QT Luong made repeating visits during 2011 and 2013 to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shooting a time lapse of the volcanos on the park.

Awe Inspiring Time Lapse Of Hawaii Volcanoes

The tasks was not a simple one, some of the shoots were taken mere feet next to an active lava flow using a respirator, while during some other shots, at night temperatures were completely freezing. The results however are awe inspiring. This is how QT describes the shoot: [Read more…]

How I Shot A Fire Breathing Street Fighter Series In Paris

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I started shooting fire after participating in a shoot by Von Wong and DAS in Paris in November 2012.

I took a few snaps while the shoot was going on and I carefully looked at Ben’s methodology and setup. Back home, I said: “whaoouuu, I really want to explore fire and photography more”.

A few months later, and a lengthy discussion with DAS, we put together my first fire shoot. The tale unfolds after the jump. [Read more…]