Just because your prototype is finished, doesn't mean your work is. Here industrial designer Eric Strebel points out the importance of having a pre-established, ready-to-go camera set-up, as with deadlines you may need to ship your prototype out the day it's finished, and you want a way to document your
Are you the type of designer who wants to know how your tools work, or are you only concerned with the utility they provide? If you're the former, you're bound to find the following video interesting. TechQuickie breaks down the difference between JPEGs, PNGs, GIFs, TIFFs, SVGs and Raw files,
At 140 West, you will be part of the energy that’s evolving the Verizon brand to become a leading technology player. The new Tribeca space will bring together some of the industry’s sharpest minds across a multitude of disciplines, creating an integrated team that can be responsive and innovative across every Verizon touchpoint.
While recently lauding/lamenting Cotopaxi's rare stylish travel backpack, I was struck by how few options there are for slick packs that accommodate bulky cameras and travel necessities without losing EDC appeal. Options for sturdy carry alls tend towards sack-like hiking packs, dorky extra-padded equipment bags, or going Full Messenger with
The Lucid VR team created an easy-to-use stereoscopic 3D 180° camera for the consumer market. Model Solution’s design and manufacturing teams took the original design and specified LEDs, switches, materials, finishes and more to keep costs down and still meet the application’s demanding requirements. Model Solution built three initial mock-ups and initial full appearance models in less than 12 days. These models featured functional LEDs and switches, allowing Lucid VR engineers to see and feel h
Once cameras were added to cell phones, society's documentation of everything grew explosively. But there are several earlier generations of images—shot by our parents, our grandparents—that we do not have practical access to, because they are trapped on old film negatives that we're never going to bother bringing to a
The things people will believe on social media are truly depressing. For instance, last year I began seeing this video pop up. People eagerly forwarded this "amazing" footage supposedly showcasing the Presidential limo's defensive driving capabilities: Even if you were watching this on a low-resolution monitor, the giveaway should be
A graphic designer going by the handle Motion Magic has mastered a new art form. Neither still photograph nor video, s/he has struck upon a mesmerizing balance between the two: This capture was sexy af already..I had to add motion to it ??@raycollinsphoto Amazing images
Steven M. Johnson's Armbrella might not be a real product, but the Nubrella is. When we first wrote about it nearly ten years ago, it was a relatively lightweight product and looked like this: However, it's now evolved into something considerably clunkier: This is a good example of how
Most of us see our dogs from this angle, as we're taller than them: German photographer Andrius Burba, however, has found a different perspective. "I've recently found a great interest in taking pictures of various animals from underneath," he writes. Prior to shooting dogs, Burba began with cats: Amazingly,
There used to be an exciting anticipation with pre-digital photography: You hit the shutter button, then waited hours or days to see how the film came out. Digital photography has wiped that out with screens delivering instant gratification. However, some photographers that shoot digital, like Xavi Bou, still have
Remember our three-part series on space colony form factors? (Just say "yes.") The prevailing wisdom is that the shape of any large-scale space colony would have to circle back on itself so that the gravity created by rotating it would maximize the usable surface area: We can't help but
Steve Giralt is the engineer/photographer who rigged up that elaborating "self-assembling burger" video shoot. Now he's back with an equally tricky project, shooting "United Not Divided," a PSA that hopes to calm the political divisiveness America's currently experiencing. Here's the finished product: #UnitedNotDivided from United Not Divided America on
Here's some outside-of-the-box thinking: A trio of college students shooting a video project needed a way to get aerial shots, but couldn't afford a drone. Using cardboard, foam and duct tape, they rigged up a housing that allowed them to safely lob their GoPro into the air. Pleased with the
We've all seen charts like the following, which indicate how tall one thing is in relation to another: And you've undoubtedly seen a photo of, say, some tiny electronic component with a quarter placed in the photo for scale. But college student and Photoshop wiz Kevin Wisbith has a different
In Australia there's a spider known as Thwaitesia argentiopunctata, a/k/a the Mirror Spider. Apparently they have cousins in Southeast Asia as well, as photographer Nicky Bay has been shooting them in his home city-state of Singapore. Writes Bay: For several years, I have been observing the odd behavior of the
Too early to tell if it'll work, but this is interesting: Snapchat is reinventing themselves as Snap Inc.--and now calling themselves a camera company. "We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate," they write. To reinvent the camera, they've made
The new Sofort might be the least Leica-like Leica ever, which is arguably awesome. It's clunky, it's silly, it's relatively cheap, and it features very few knobs, bells or whistles. Instant cameras are a niche product, especially now that everyone has a multi-megapixel camera and photo roll in their pants
Steve Giralt isn't just a photographer; the dude is a Visual Engineer, according to his bio, and as you'll see below the title looks well-earned. Check out the crazy automated rig that he built in order to shoot this video of floating hamburger ingredients magically falling into place: Deconstructed
Responsibilities include working closely with the Senior Art Director to create consistent brand materials across all channels and assisting the Photographer and Senior Art Director with various photo shoots—editorial, campaign, still life, social, etc.
When you see photos of classic cars from past decade, they're often beautifully restored, looking better than they did when they left the factory. No such love is given to old computers, as most people don't care. Photographer James Ball, however, does.
Car clubs are nothing new, but we got a kick out of this one's recent photo session. Peach State Challengers is, as the name suggests, an auto club exclusively for people who own Dodge Challengers and live in or around Georgia. (That's our "Peach State" for you non-Americans.) During a
Olympics-viewers among us are all seeing Rio these days, but aside from the occasional cutaway shots, the cameras are all pointed at the athletes inside of the venues. To get a far better sense of what Rio looks like from a more zoomed-out perspective, feast your eyes on these crazy-high-res
According to UN Habitat, more than one third of the global urban population lives in informal or unauthorized settlements. The lack in documentation of informal communities leads to unprecedented political, social, and infrastructural challenges. Ahmedabad, the 7th most populated city in India, has the second largest informal population in the
Erik Johansson is a professional photographer and retoucher. He's also got a surrealist streak, and the collision between his passion and his skillset has yielded unbelievable images like these: Not all of his images are Escher-esque. A good chunk of his work eschews rotational symmetry for pure surrealism: Those of
I was born in 1991. Film still reigned over digital, but the non-celluloid movement was certainly starting to make waves (and scare folks at Fuji and Kodak). I first used a dinky (sort of) auto-focus Minolta and Canon cameras, crunched my way through a healthy number of disposables, and then
In America at least, half of the population loves guns and the other half doesn't. But everyone sure loves their selfie sticks. So why shoot people with guns when you can shoot yourself with a selfie stick? These images have been making the rounds, and there's even a Tumblr for
Impossible Project has long been working to breathe new life into instant film photography since Polaroid announced the end of instant film back in 2008. Since stepping in to buy the last remaining Polaroid factory only days before it shut its doors, the company has been committed to reinventing instant
The Hover Camera is a small, dual-camera-equipped quadrotor drone that can be programmed to follow you. In the interest of safety, the entire thing is enclosed inside a carbon fiber cage; in the interest of portability, it folds in half, breaking down to "about the size of a VHS cassette
Finally, an aerial photography option for people who don't care about drones but do like throwing their equipment around! Do you go interesting places and do fun things, but get bored with pictures of your friends and face taken from the same old angles? If so, Birdie is a
You've gotta see this. Using what we assume was the camera projection feature in 3ds Max, digital artist Alexey Zakharov has created some stunningly real-looking videos of long-gone urban scenes, using scans of old photos of New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. as his starting point. Take a look:
The Argus C series camera is perhaps the most successful film camera of all time (not including those single-use throw away cameras popular in the '90s). It was made from 1939 to 1966—an incredible run for a camera considering that most other companies rolled through multiple models during that same
You probably don't expect to laugh out loud while watching a video about thermal cameras, but maybe that's because you've never seen this man present one. Here Mehdi Sadaghdar, the crazy Canadian behind the YouTube ElectroBOOM channel, explains a layperson's thermal camera applications in his signature funny and deadpan style.
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