Mushroom growth timelapse videos never fail to amaze me and mesmerize me. Netflix’s Fantastic Fungi is filled with them, and I honestly thought they were partially shot outside. However, you can’t shoot this kind of timelapses outdoors. In this video by WIRED, Fantastic Fungi director Louie Schwartzberg tells us more about it. He reveals the secrets behind his magical growth timelapse videos, telling you about how they’re filmed and why it’s done in a studio.
The world of fungi is not only mysterious and magical but also essential for life on Earth. Fantastic Fungi is a movie that shows all this beauty and importance. Its trailer is just out, and it really got me interested. But more than that, it’s filled with jaw-dropping growth timelapse of fungi that make even the trailer itself pretty enjoyable to watch.
The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has just announced the results of its 2021 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. As always, there’s a fantastic selection of images showing nature in all its beauty and tenderness, but also reminding us how harsh and powerful it can be.
Underwater Photographer of the Year has just announced the 2021 contest winners. This year’s overall winner is an incredible shot that will make you look twice – and then keep staring at it revealing more and more of its unique beuaty. Other than the winning photo, we bring you the rest of the amazing awarded images. So, keep reading and feast your eyes on some of the world’s best underwater photos.
Nature Photographer of the Year always presents us with some amazing images of the natural world around us. The contest has just announced its 2020 winners, and a mystical, fairytale-like photo of a giraffe won the first prize. Of course, there are plenty more fantastic photos, so read on and take a look at the selection.
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.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest never fails to bring us striking images of the world around us. Although the winners will be announced in October, we can take a peek at some of this year’s highly commended images. As always, they display the beauty, diversity, but also the devastating destruction of the natural world.
A few years ago, I got this beautiful chance to spend time living and photographing on a freezing island located right in the central Helsinki. I spent 24 nights there as the cold winter turned to spring.
It all started when I saw an article about an island that was for sale for one million euros. Katajanokanluoto is the only privately owned island in central Helsinki and is located just a few hundred meters from the Helsinki shoreline. I had seen the island many times before from the Suomenlinna ferry. Suomenlinna is one of the most popular locations in Helsinki among the tourists and one of my favorite places.