Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Leica M9 CGI Process

February 27th, 2013



When it comes to Leica I can’t hide the fact that I love their design. This project by Tonic was about fleshing out the design of the Leica M9 body using 3d graphics, photorealistic lighting and materials to make it the camera look all the more real.

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Instagram Shapes Series

November 16th, 2012








For the last month and a half I’ve been posting a series of found “shapes” on Instagram. The objects in the images are various places, signs, or vintage objects. Each image expresses my affection for simple, clean and effective design. It’s also about connecting with those lines; It’s about the feeling you get when viewing it.

It’s a challenge finding new compositions that really give off that spark, but it’s also fun. It’s also really interesting to see how others react to certain shapes and colors. Hope you enjoy!

View more from the series.

Vintage Space Shuttle Illustrations

September 30th, 2012







The San Diego Air and Space Museum’s archive has more than two million images of aircraft, aerospace personalities, events, equipment, and historical places important to aviation. The images above are only a few of the wonderful vintage illustrations that were buried deep in the archive.

Found via Gray

Amazing Photos from BBC Astronomy Photographer of the Year

September 23rd, 2012




BBC’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year for 2012 has come to end. Here are a few of several amazing images. The best images are on show at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, until 5 February 2013. Admission free.

View all of the photos on BBC.

Wes Sumner Photography

August 26th, 2012







Wes Sumner is a San Francisco based photographer who has shot with a range of clients including Columbia Records, Converse, Atlanta Magazine, Kennedy Space Center, Sony Records and multiple universities. What I enjoy most about these photos is that they have a really interesting, surreal feeling to them.

Check out more of Wes’s work on his Tumblr.

Robotic DSLR Camera Rigs at the London Olympics

July 25th, 2012



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The Associated Press gives us an awesome behind the scenes look at the wild DSLR camera rigs that are being used at the London Olympic Games. The remote controlled rigs are being paced in locations that photographers just aren’t able to be in. Though I don’t see a price on the rigs, they aren’t cheap. If you look close you can see metal arms that reach out to the focus and zoom rings to control remotely.

More on Wired & PetaPixel.

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Long Exposure Photographs from the Space Station

July 11th, 2012







NASA astronaut Don Pettit shot these long exposure photographs from from the International Space Station. Some of these photos show star trails, an aurora, and flashes of lightning on Earth. Here are a few words from Don Pettit about how he creates the images:

My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do: I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.

Found via PetaPixel

Multiple Exposure Nature Portraits by Christoffer Relander

July 10th, 2012





These multiple exposure portraits by Christoffer Relander are really something else. As stated by Christoffer, the images were all done “in-camera” on a Nikon D700. After processing, the contrast and tones were adjusted. I had no idea the D700 was capable of doing this. Via Colossal.

Star trails over the Australian Outback

July 9th, 2012






Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison shot these awesome star trail photos over the Australian Outback. The photos are HDR composites to properly expose the foregrounds. The star trails appear circular because as our planet rotates around its axis every 24 hours, the visible stars in the sky rotate around the polar axis. Read more about how to shoot star trail photos.

NASA Space Shuttle Transportation Photos

June 14th, 2012






After NASA shut down the Space Shuttle Program, the remaining shuttles and replicas were divided among several cities to be put on display. The Enterprise shuttle was sent up the Hudson River to be placed on the deck of the U.S.S Intrepid aircraft carrier and the second shuttle, The Explorer, was sent to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

View more photos of the journey on The Atlantic.

The Leica M9-P Series Limited Edition Hermes

May 15th, 2012



Hermes.com teamed up with Leica to create one of the most expensive rangefinders sold today. A total of 300 Edition Hermès digital rangefinders will ship beginning in June for $25,000. If that price tag hasn’t scared you away, there are 100 even more exclusive special edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas models available in July for $50,000.

Talk about a fancy setup that may easily cost more than your car. The $25k package comes with the Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 lens while the $50k package comes with the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 lens and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 90 mm f/2. I’m convinced that this is totally awesome. Via Engadget.

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Instagram Socialmatic Camera

May 9th, 2012




The Instagram Socialmatic camera. It’s only a concept, but it’s still pretty cool. Antonio De Rosa created this concept out of curiosity over Facebook’s massive purchase of Instagram. Check out some of the desired features below but first, let’s connect on Instagram.

Socialmatic is the first Instagram photo camera and it would even have its own OS called InstaOS. Here are some of the hoped for features:
- 16 GB mass storage
- Wifi and Bluetooth
- 4:3 touchscreen
- 2 main lenses: first for capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing
- Optical zoom
- LED Flash
- Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real
- Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets
- Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks
- InstaOS 1.0, the operating system built by Facebook and Instagram

If you want you can print it directly on Instagram Paper Sheets, thanks to the internal printer. Also every Instagram photo printed from the camera has the persons Instagram username and a QR code pointing to their Instagram account. More images after the jump.

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