Fall is the most wonderful time of the year for photography (especially when it turns into Indian summer). I’m sure most of you would agree with me. Nigel Danson shares the opinion, and he loves shooting in the fall. So, in his latest video, he shares seven useful tips that will inspire you and help you take your fall photography to the next level.
We have all seen space images, and if you ask me, they’re all awe-inspiring. But have you ever wondered what these photos would sound like? In its recent project, NASA has created a synesthetic experience by giving sound to astronomical images. And they sound just as astonishing as they look!
Recently, we’ve seen a bunch of upscaled and colorized historic footage: from 1911 New York to 1972 Apollo 16 Lunar Rover ride. Even videos as old as the iconic 1896 The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station are possible to upscale to 4K and get a splash of color. While many of us find them inspiring and exciting, historians don’t seem to share the opinion. In fact, they argue that the whole process is “nonsense” and they’d like YouTubers to stop doing it.
We are already witnessing the change in the industry with CGI models taking over ads and campaigns. The latest ad from IKEA Japan is one of the examples, and it’s really interesting to watch. Instead of a human, IKEA used a computer-generated model to be a star of its ad, and I believe most of us couldn’t guess that it wasn’t a real person.
Hubble Space Telescope has been in space for over 30 years and has treated us with plenty of awe-inspiring images. This time, the telescope has captured quite a firework. It took a photo and timelapse of a bright supernova outshining every star in its galaxy and unleashing the energy of 5 billion Suns. [Read More…]
The world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera (no caveats required) is now… space’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera? Sigma UK teamed up with Sent Into Space to send a pair of Sigma fp cameras (each attached to a Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art) into the upper atmosphere – one shooting stills and the other shooting video – to capture the view from around 100,000 feet.
Has it ever happened to you to eagerly wait for the perfect moment to capture only to have it photobombed? This is exactly what happened to dozens of Harry Potter fans this Monday. They were anxiously waiting for the Hogwarts Express steam train to pass through a station, having their cameras prepared – only to have their shots photobombed by a local commuter train. Hilarious for some and disappointing for others, the moment was captured in a video by one of the observers.
For those of us who shoot video, we know what an important element audio is to the overall production. Often we’ll set up elaborate recording setups with shotgun mics all pointed at our subject or we’ll record sounds to add later in post to really sell an effect.
But what musician Graeme Leak has done goes far beyond that. He’s attached a couple of contact microphones to either end of a 50-metre long high-tensile fence wire to record the noise of birds landing on and shuffling around the wire on the way to the bird table. And it sounds absolutely incredible. Along with filmmaker Hazel Palmer we get to see and hear that surreal beauty.