5 Classic Film Cameras You Can Get For Under $1000


Buying an analog camera can be daunting if you are new to the game. There are decades worth of varieties to consider! The good news is, you can get something really premium without breaking the bank. DigitalRev, an camera outfit based in Hong Kong, has enlisted the help of Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter for some… » 10/20/14 12:03pm Monday 12:03pm

A Short About the Challenge and Beauty of Large Format Photography

It takes a special kind of masochist to carry around the behemoth that is a large format camera. One such person is Joseph Allen Freeman, a photographer working in the 8 x 10 format. In the short film Through the Ground Glass, by Nick Bolton and Taylor Hawkins, we hear Freeman ruminate about the trials and romanticism… » 10/16/14 10:03am 10/16/14 10:03am

Inside The Galaxy Note 4's Virtual Reality Ambitions

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now the best big phone you can buy, but it's also something more. It's the first smartphone designed with virtual reality in mind — just slot it into the Gear VR headset and a whole new world opens up. I say "the first" because I learned something intriguing at Oculus Connect last month:… » 10/15/14 7:15pm 10/15/14 7:15pm

This Photographer Documents the Faces Of a Single Harlem Street Corner


Taking pictures of strangers is hard no matter where you are photographing. On the streets of Harlem, Khalik Allah takes the utmost care to approach his subjects with confidence and purpose in order to capture his wonderfully evocative portraits of the New York neighborhood. This video from Time's Lightbox » 10/15/14 4:37pm 10/15/14 4:37pm

New Navy drone short film is so immersive you will feel you are there

We've already seen impressive footage of the first ever carrier drone jet launch, the X-47B. But nothing comes close to this short documentary, with extraordinary photography, edition, and sound design that make for an amazing cinematic experience. I wish all aviation shorts were this elegant and immersive. » 10/10/14 7:42pm 10/10/14 7:42pm

Inside the Workshop of a Master Neon Signmaker

Neon is an essentially modern phenomenon—it was discovered in 1898, at the cusp of the modern age. But paradoxically, working with neon still requires an extraordinary handicraft. A new video shows us the process of blowing and molding a (badass) neon sign courtesy of Mike Heist, a Neon artist based in Portland. » 10/09/14 11:20am 10/09/14 11:20am

Plex For Xbox One Makes It Easy To Stream Your (Pirated) Video to the TV

Following millions of user requests, Plex is finally launching Plex for Xbox. The popular media-streaming app is already available on a wide variety of platforms, it will soon be the easiest way to blast local (and pirated) content from your laptop or elsewhere onto your Xbox. The catch is that Plex costs $5 per month… » 10/06/14 11:55am 10/06/14 11:55am

Nikon Is Poised to Beat Canon at DSLR Video

Video quality in DSLRs has been fairly steady in its seven years or so on the scene. There have been minor jumps in cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III, but DSLRs have been largely eclipsed in image quality by mirrorless and new video-focused cinema cameras. Nikon, used to playing second-fiddle to Canon, is not going… » 10/01/14 3:35pm 10/01/14 3:35pm

GoPro Hero4 Hands-On: The Best Action Cam Goes 4K Beast, For a Price

After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year's best action camera plus an LCD… » 9/29/14 7:58am 9/29/14 7:58am

What Bad Movies Have You Streamed Online That You Secretly Love?

We spend a lot of time talking about all the great films that are always a quick click away on our particular streaming platform of choice—and rightfully so. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime do an admirable job of curating a rotating cast of blockbusters, art house sweethearts and critic-praising cinema. But to be… » 9/28/14 3:00pm 9/28/14 3:00pm

An Artist Whose Career Is Based Entirely On Other People's Photographs

Why take photos when millions upon millions of people are taking billions upon billions of them every single day, of every subject imaginable? Artist Joachim Schmid has been obsessed with other people's photos for years, collecting and re-packaging them as art objects. This great video from the Carnegie Museum of… » 9/24/14 11:32am 9/24/14 11:32am

Contour Roam3 Hands-On: Shaky First Steps Back

The last time we saw an action-camera come out of Contour, it was for the Contour+2. Image quality was pretty good, but the mounts were way too fragile, and under the shadow of GoPro's colossal market-share, Contour shuttered its doors. But now it's back! And its first product back is... a slight improvement on its… » 9/23/14 12:00pm 9/23/14 12:00pm

Your Next Laptop Could Have the Holy Grail of USB Ports

In just a couple years, your MacBook Air or Surface Pro could look obsolete. Denizens of the future won't understand why you have so many gaping holes in your machine. Why would you need a full-size USB socket, a magnetic charging port, and a video output when you can cram them all into a single tiny plug? Because… » 9/22/14 4:30pm 9/22/14 4:30pm

All we know about neutron stars explained in one simple video

Neutron stars. They are so strange that we can barely wrap our heads around the idea of their existence. In fact, we still don't really know most things about them, so we can only guess and wonder trying to explain their extreme properties. This video explains all we know—or suppose—about them. » 9/08/14 6:03am 9/08/14 6:03am