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The Google Jump 360° Camera Rig Uses 16 GoPros

The Google Jump 360° Camera Rig Uses 16 GoPros Google today announced a new virtual reality system called Jump that uses a special new camera rig created in partnership with GoPro. It’s a crazy-looking 360-degree camera array that uses 16 separate GoPro cameras. GoPro announced its own virtual reality camera rig yesterday that uses 6 cameras. This Jump rig takes the concept to a whole new level. If you load this rig with the $ 500 GoPro HERO4 Black, the 16 cameras alone will cost you $ 8,000. Google’s rig boasts camera syncing, multi-camera control, and long battery life — features that take some of the pain out of...

The Lumigraphe Lets You Shoot Smartphone Camera Obscura Shots On the Go

The Lumigraphe Lets You Shoot Smartphone Camera Obscura Shots On the Go If you have ever dreamed of taking photographs through a camera obscura, then we have some great news for you! Former fashion photographer and inventor Valmont Achalme has designed the Lumigraphe, “a camera obscura for your smartphone”. The project is currently on Kickstarter seeking $ 49,276 with the promise of helping you capture “beautiful effects” starting around $ 100. Achalme has created a product that he promises will “have a distinct look defined by beautiful color saturation and a soft, dream-like focus.” Essentially, the Lumigraphe is a camera obscura that your...

How to Create a Smooth Long Exposure Hyperlapse

How to Create a Smooth Long Exposure Hyperlapse A hyperlapse is a form of timelapse photography where the position of the camera moves between each exposure to create a nice, seamless tracking shot in timelapse form. It’s pretty easy to do, but not so easy to make it look good. UK filmmaker Cal Thomson shows us how to shoot smooth long exposure hyperlapses: When shooting long exposures, you’ll definitely need a tripod. To get impactful blurring and streaking effects in daylight, you’ll need an ND filter. And to eliminate camera shake from pushing the shutter button, it’s best to use an intervalometer. Hyperlapse...

Richard Prince Victim Responds by Selling His $90,000 Artwork for $90

Richard Prince Victim Responds by Selling His $90,000 Artwork for $90 Richard Prince has caused quite a commotion over the past week after it came to light that he has been selling other people’s Instagram photos for upwards of $ 100,000. Now, one of the people he took from is responding in a clever way: she’s reselling Prince’s artwork for $ 90 instead of $ 90,000. The woman is Missy Suicide, the co-founder of the pin-up photo brand SuicideGirls. One of the photos featured in Prince’s recent gallery show was an image that had been posted by the @suicidegirls Instagram account. “Everyone has been asking me what I thought about...

The Lomography Petzval 58 is the First Petzval Bokeh Control Lens

The Lomography Petzval 58 is the First Petzval Bokeh Control Lens Back in 2013, Lomography resurrected the 19th century Petzval lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, creating a modern 85mm version of the classic portrait lens. Today, the company one-upped itself by announcing a followup, the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens. It looks like this new lens is going to be a home run: the company reached its $ 100,000 goal on Kickstarter in just 3 hours after announcing this lens. This new 58mm f/1.9 lens is “the world’s first Petzval bokeh control lens.” A new “Bokeh Control Ring” allows you to adjust the strength of the swirly...

Google Photos Offers Free and Unlimited Storage and Sharing of Your Memories

Google Photos Offers Free and Unlimited Storage and Sharing of Your Memories Google today announced its new and long awaited Photos service, a standalone service that’s separate from Google+. It’s “a single, private place to keep a lifetime of memories, and access them from any device,” Google says. In short, Google wants to be the place that stores your digital memories safely for the rest of your life and the place from which you share your memories with others. The new Photos service lets you store unlimited, high-quality photos and videos for free. The free storage covers photos of up to 16MP in original resolution and videos of up to...

Happy Birthday, 5D! Canon’s Groundbreaking DSLR Line Turns 10 Today

Happy Birthday, 5D! Canon’s Groundbreaking DSLR Line Turns 10 Today In the world of photography, every once in a while an anniversary comes around that is worth recognizing. Today, Canon is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of its EOS 5D camera line, which was originally announced on August 22nd, 2005. The original 5D represented a significant evolution in the digital photography market by lowering the bar of entry for photographers interested in full-frame DSLR cameras. When the EOS 5D was announced in 2005 with its 12.8 MP full-frame sensor, standard-sized body, and low price point (at the time) of $ 3,300, it was all but guaranteed to shake things up....

Pixelmator Brings Its Mobile Photo Editing App to the iPhone

Pixelmator Brings Its Mobile Photo Editing App to the iPhone Pixelmator, the popular photo editing app for Mac and iPad, is now available for iPhones. The app is designed for mobile photographers who want “advanced, desktop-class photo editing tools” at their fingertips without having to move photos off their phones. It’s also a jack-of-all-trades app, with functionality that illustrators and graphic designers will find useful as well. Features in the app include layers, color correction, levels, curves, white balance, a “healing brush,” distortion, common photo editing tools, compatibility with PSD/JPG/PNG/PDF file...

Five Tips to Help You Take Your Street Photography to the Next Level

Five Tips to Help You Take Your Street Photography to the Next Level The art of street photography can be an extremely rewarding experience for photographers who are looking to capture the current state of the human condition. Candid street photography has allowed artists to capture the nature of the world and reflect on how society truly acts when it does believe it is being watched. If you’ve begun your venture into the world of street photography and already have a good handling of the basics, here are some tips to take your work to the next level. Disclaimer: Before I begin, I would like to point out that the photographs I am using in this article were...

GoPro Camera Drone Will Be Released in 2016

GoPro Camera Drone Will Be Released in 2016 GoPro is officially getting into the camera drone industry. After rumors had been swirling since late last year, GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman announced yesterday that the company is building its own quadcopter, and that the drone is set to launch in the first half of 2016. The Verge reports that Woodman dropped the news during an interview at the Code Conference in California. Here's Nick Woodman of @GoPro announcing the company is making a quadcopter. #CodeCon pic.twitter.com/YK1YDvktP6 — Re/code (@Recode) May 28, 2015 Woodman said that “the quad is in some ways...
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