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The World’s Largest Tintypes, Created with Room-Sized Cameras

The World’s Largest Tintypes, Created with Room-Sized Cameras A while back we shared the world’s smallest tintypes, created with a tiny modified camera. Now here’s a look at the opposite end of the spectrum: the world’s largest tintypes, shot using a colossal 8×8-foot camera. The tintypes are by London-based artist duo Walter & Zoniel as part of a project titled The Untouched. Walter & Zoniel It all began when the duo found a small ambrotype photo at a flea market. Walter then began exploring using the process to shoot larger 16×20 head-sized portraits. After 6 months of mastering the technique, the duo then built...

Olympus’ Tough New Action Cam is a Beast with a Gaggle of Built-in Sensors

Olympus’ Tough New Action Cam is a Beast with a Gaggle of Built-in Sensors Olympus wants to shake up the action cam market, and they think the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is the way to do it. And given how rugged and well-equipped the cam is right out of the box, the TG-Tracker may just be impressive enough to do it. The 1/2.3-inch sensor inside the camera’s tough exterior sees the world through a 13.9mm equivalent f/2.0 fixed lens with a whopping 204-degree field of view, and can capture 8MP stills, 4K video at 30fps, and 1080p at 60fps. But that’s not what will set the TG-Tracker apart. What will is just how well-equipped the camera is out of the box....

Guy Swings Huge $10,000 Lens Around His Head in Crazy Strength Test

Guy Swings Huge $10,000 Lens Around His Head in Crazy Strength Test DON’T DO IT!!! *clears throat* ummm… I mean… this is pretty bold. The CEO of GoWing, makers of the popular Lens Flipper camera accessory previously featured here, wants to give you a heart attack and demonstrate the strength of his product at the same time. In a crazy video released earlier today, CEO Doug Kranz starts small; he attaches a $ 300 Lensbaby lens to the Lens Flipper and swings that around. Then he switches to a $ 1,000 Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens and gives that a go. Then he steps it up one MORE time to the $ 1,950 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. Finally, in case...

Discover the Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Custom Cameras of Dora Goodman

Discover the Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Custom Cameras of Dora Goodman Dora Goodman‘s hand-crafted custom cameras are beautiful… there’s no other way to put it. Built on top of fully-functioning classic cameras, she turns already beautiful retro hardware into something spectacular. We first stumbled across Dora’s work through Japan Camera Hunter. Then, just as we were planning to hit send on our email to her, an email from her arrived in the PetaPixel inbox. We had so many questions: How long do these take to make? Are they for sale? When did this start and why? Dora answered them all. You can find our short Q&A below, along with...

Several Unreleased Instagram Features Found Hiding in the App’s Code

Several Unreleased Instagram Features Found Hiding in the App’s Code The times they are a-changin’ at Instagram, or at least they’re about to be. Hiding inside the recently refreshed photo sharing app’s code are four unreleased features that a keen-eyed engineer has discovered. The engineer in question is Elliott Murray, the head of innovation at social media agency Social Chain, who posted about his finds on Medium shortly before emailing us directly to let us know what he found. Basically, hiding among the many features we already have access to on Instagram were a few boolean variables (we had no idea what they were either, click here to...

Game of Thrones Intro Remade Using Macro Mold Timelapses

Game of Thrones Intro Remade Using Macro Mold Timelapses Timelapse title credits for television shows are getting to be pretty common, but this one definitely stands out. One creative YouTuber recreated the Game of Thrones intro credits using some really stunning macro mold time-lapses. The original footage was created by Russian photographer Nick Lariontsev, and we featured it here a little over a year ago along with some awesome behind the scenes photos showing how the tiny timelapses were captured. What YouTube user Transcend Rules did was realize that the footage fit in exceptionally well with the Game of Thrones title credits. Thus, Game of...

Photographer Totally Misses a Huge Boat Crash, Gets Called Out on TV

Photographer Totally Misses a Huge Boat Crash, Gets Called Out on TV The lesson of the video below can be summed up in one very simple phrase: always pay attention to your surroundings. This photographer didn’t, and he got called out on television for his lapse. The video is of the Extreme Sailing Series, and it was posted on YouTube by the The World Sailing Show. Most of it isn’t particularly intriguing—unless you happen to be into extreme sailing of course—but right at around the 13 minute mark a major crash happens as one of the boats runs full speed into a concrete wall, and the shore-side camera that captured it was photobomed (or...

The Dirtiest Secret In Photography: Get Your Inspiration Outside Photography

The Dirtiest Secret In Photography: Get Your Inspiration Outside Photography World-renowned photographer Chase Jarvis has a major piece of advice to share, something he’s calling “the dirtiest secret in photography.” It goes like this: find inspiration outside of the photography world. This might sound like counter intuitive advice, but in the nine minute episode of his show #cjRAW, Jarvis goes on to explain why it isn’t. In fact, he claims that many (if not most) of the most successful photographers in the industry do this. The reason is simple: if you turn to the photography world for inspiration, you’ll never stand out. Instead,...

This Custom Instant Camera Drone Drops Photos from the Sky

This Custom Instant Camera Drone Drops Photos from the Sky A student at the Rochester Institute of Technology had a creative idea for his Visual Media Innovation Project this past semester: he created the first (to our knowledge) instant camera drone by hacking a Fuji Instax Mini 8 camera onto a DJI Flamewheel f450 drone kit. Built by recent graduate Nick Kundrat, the drone does exactly what you might expect it to. In this video of its maiden flight on April 23rd of this year, you see the drone taking off, capturing images, and dropping them onto the ground like… well kind of like a pigeon pooping on an unsuspecting tourists in NYC. At least...

This Underground Camera Obscura in the English Countryside Seats 5

This Underground Camera Obscura in the English Countryside Seats 5 Installation artist duo Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer loved the landscape around Hadleigh Country Park in Essex, England so much, they decided to capture it forever through the magic of the Camera Obscura. Thus was born “The Reveal.” The Reveal is an underground camera obscura installation that is literally built into a hillside in Hadleigh Country Park. It’s made from a 3.5m (11.5ft) long Weholite pipe with a 260mm lens fixed to the door like a peep hole and an ash-lined interior including a bench that seats 4 to 5 people who want to enjoy the landscape in a...
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