Music is an important part of my life, and when a good song is paired with a creative video – I can’t imagine a bigger treat. Well, Ankur Sabharwal’s Better Man has it both. The video was made from whopping 37,000 film photos, greatly inspired by early cinema. It’s incredibly creative and mesmerizing, paired with a song that you’ll want to play over and over again.
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a deep learning method that only needs a single photo to make a believable video. If you have a photo of a waterfall, a river, smoke, or clouds, it predicts the previous and the next frame and creates a pretty cool animation.
Solar eclipse, super moon, meteor showers… There are many astronomy events that you can observe and shoot throughout the year, but they require some planning. To help you out with this, Telescope Guide has published an astronomy guide for 2021 and 2022. It will be your best friend for planning your astrophotography shots, and it’s completely free to download.
Last week’s partial solar eclipse lasted for about 2.5 hours, leaving photographers with an opportunity to capture some stunning shots. Photographer Göran Strand (previously) managed to pack it into only ten seconds. It took patience, time, and a whole lot of photos to make it happen. 50,000 photos, to be exact. But he ended up with an incredibly smooth and detailed timelapse that you can see below.
Photos and videos of the recent partial solar eclipse are starting to come in, leaving me incredibly inspired. Photographer Zev Hoover made a series of photos that made my jaw drop the moment I saw them. He captured a sequence of a bird flyby in front of the solar eclipse, adding a dash of abstraction to this amazing scene. I spoke with Zev a bit about how he took them, and he kindly shared some details and of course – the photos – with DIYP.
As you may already know, the International Space Station orbits the Earth really fast. For example, if you were to capture its transit in front of the Moon or the Sun, you’d only have around one second to get the shot. But what does that speed look like from up there? With his recent photo, Thomas Pesquet tries to put it in a perspective.
World Sports Photography Awards has announced the winners of its 2021 contest. Among many great photos, one of them stood out and became the overall winner – it shows a single drop of sweat that symbolizes everything one must go through to become a professional sports player. Of course, there are plenty more photos in the selection, and we bring you some of them below.
We talked today about film photography and its magic that just can’t be recreated digitally. If you shoot film or you want to try it, there’s a new 35mm film that seems like a real treat. Kosmo Foto’s Agent Shadow is a black and white film perfect for shooting in low light and a real treat for all fans of the Film Noir look.
Facebook has introduced a new research project that’s impressive and scary at the same time. TextStyleBrush uses AI to recreate your handwriting based on a photo of it, as hinted in its very name. And all it needs is a single word and a single photo of it.
I think many of us agree that there’s still something special about film photography even in the digital age. Film photos have some magic to them, and there’s a lot that comes before we see their final look. In this video, Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day shows you the magic and the science behind shooting, developing, and scanning a roll of 35 mm film.