Video autofocus capabilities has been getting better and better over the years, but nothing yet can beat the range of control and precision as the ability to properly use a manual focus. Unfortunately, using manual focus isn’t as easy as it may seem, especially when relying only on the live view display on the back of a camera.
‘Sometimes, the complexity of simplicity makes us fail to preserve the fundament of all we are and all we represent’.
This is the opening line for the description of ‘SINGULARITY’, a mesmerizing macro video by award-winning photographer Roman De Giuli. And while it might seem contrived, it couldn’t be more true.
That’s because this psychedelic adventure was captured with nothing more than glass components, various liquids and fabric dyes, all of which come together to create a visual feast for those who enjoy out of this world imagery.[Read More…]
A few weeks ago, we shared a video from professional skier Nicolas Vuignier wherein he used a clever DIY setup to capture bullet-time video using only his iPhone. The resulting footage was both incredibly unique and absolutely mesmerizing.
Today, we get an inside look at how Vuignier created the rig that holds his iPhone in place as he swings it around his head.[Read More…]
Below is a video posted to YouTube by TheSleeb. In it, we catch a ridiculous glimpse at just how powerful Canon’s superzoom compact can be when using its 200x digital zoom (it’s optical zoom stops at 50x).[Read More…]
Two words can make or break a man. That is the lesson learned in a wonderfully inspiring video, titled I’m Possible, from renowned illustrator-turned-photographer, Jeremy Cowart.
Those words were ‘I can’t.’ And, one day after another, those five letters were removed from his vocabulary, with the help of his parents and ever-inspiring mentors along the way.[Read More…]
Fujifilm might’ve built its reputation (and namesake) on analogue photography, but as of late, they’ve shown they’re dead set on making their mark in the digital world as well. Not only are they pumping out one great mirrorless after another, they’re also building an entire lineup of lenses from the ground up.
Korean optics manufacturer Samyang has announced two new video lenses: the XEEN 14mm T3.1 and XEEN 35mm T1.5.[Read More…]
Nicolas Vuignier is a professional skier from Switzerland. He also happens to be quite fond of creating and uploading impressive YouTube videos.
In his latest video, appropriately titled ‘Centriphone’, he shows how a piece of string and an iPhone can be used to create incredible video footage through the clever use of centripital force.[Read More…]
Like it or not, Peter Lik is one of the most financially successful photographers of all time. His ways might be burdened with controversy, most notably rumors that he artificially inflates the value of his images, but there’s little denying he’s made his mark in the industry.
As interesting as his work is though, such as his iconic image Phantom, which he claims sold for $6.5 million, the life of the man behind the camera also has its place in the conversation. Now, thanks to a new 12-minute documentary, we get to see just that; the making of a man who’s become somewhat of a legend in the photography world.[Read More…]