Switching your camera out of Auto mode can be daunting, but it’s the only path toward taking control of how your photos look. Of course, it helps to know what things like f-stop and shutter speed do, but just as important are the various modes that appear on almost every camera’s dial. We made this handy video… »
Fisheries biologist John Shepherd once said that “counting fish is like counting trees—except you can’t see them and they move.” This can make animal behavior research extremely difficult. And while increasingly advanced electronic telemetry tags can tell us a lot, there’s just no substitute for seeing a behavior on… »
You visit incredible places. You go on adventures. You want someone or something to capture them—and you—for posterity. But instead of reaching out with a selfie stick, you reach into a backpack... and toss a drone up into the air to film it all for you. »
You probably take your smartphone for granted: it’s your portal to the internet, an instant messaging machine, a video recorder, music player and, of course, a phone. It’s probably also your primary camera. Be grateful for it: smartphone cameras have come a long way. »
Every flagship smartphone hypes its camera with a spicy mix of marketing-speak. Laser Focus. Ultra Pixels. Often it’s just bullshit, but I’ve been using the camera on the new LG G4 and it it really does live up to the hype. Mostly. »
There are plenty of powerful third-party camera apps available for Android if you don’t like the one that came with your smartphone. They offer manual control over white balance, ISO and shutter speed, plus a range of advanced features—like the option to cut out moving people and objects from your photos, available in »
If you’re bored of the photographs you’re taking, perhaps it’s time to be a bit less serious. So forget about ISO settings, shutter speed or lens choice—and be a bit silly instead. »
It makes perfect sense. The sensors that capture images for a digital camera and the sensors that convert light into electricity for a solar cell rely on the same technology. So why not build a device with a sensor that does both, and create a self-powered video camera? Some Columbia University researchers … »
We’ve been giggling about Sigma’s huge, 35 pound 200-500mm lens for years, mostly because the preposterous glass looks like rocket launcher that could be used to take down an airplane. This clever hack from Digital Camera Watch in Japan leverages the humorous resemblance between long lenses weapons to a useful end.
A security camera is a useful tool for providing evidence when something obvious happens in your home, but what’s happening during all the other hours it records that you simply don’t have time to watch every night? FLIR’s new FX Wi-Fi camera uses intelligent motion tracking to create a simultaneous replay of… »
Olympus’ 5-axis image stabilization is some of the best out there. The system allows you to usable shoot images in conditions where the results would horribly shaky. This video captures a view of what the sshake-free guts look like under the hood. It’s hypnotizing. »
Remember that breathtaking 10k-timelapse video we stumbled upon last month? Expect to see more stuff like that in the future, but shot from drones: PhaseOne has announced the world’s smallest 80-megapixel medium format camera—a high end, lightweight shooter designed specifically for aerial photography.