Chris Kotsiopoulos photographed Athens, Greece over a 24-hour period — and 12 hours of computer processing later, combined 500 star trails, 35 Sun images and 25 landscapes into a single image. Here's how Chris created this gorgeous panorama: I began...
Storing pictures on your camera may be light years different than it was ten or twenty years ago, but the process of creating the actual storage medium is just about as complicated as it used to be. We've got two videos for you: one showing how memory chips are made in 2011, and another showing how Kodak film was made in 1958.
We recently saw what a scanning electron microscope can do to something as simple as a snowflake, but what about if you use it to look at tiny ordinary objects that we normally see everyday?
That tiny speck in front of the moon is the International Space Station, which is traveling nearly five miles a second relative to us Earthlings. That means French photographer Thierry Legault only had 0.55 seconds to make the shot. He got it — and got one with the sun, too (during an eclipse, no less).
This surreal shot was taken in transit on the Toronto rail system. To capture this image, the photographer stood in the first subway car, pressing his camera against the glass. As the train barreled forward, it created a really cool vortex effect.
So you just spent a a fortune buying a top-of-the-line camera like the Canon 5D Mark II and then you realized something: you need a studio to shoot your subjects. Don't have one? Inflate one on the sidewalk!
The above photo is no Photoshop. No, it's the result of a lot of planning and even more patience.
You know you should backup your digital photos — your hard dive is a devastating crash waiting to happen with much misery to follow. But you don't because you're just too damn lazy. Well, Memorex has removed the last major obstacle: the tedium of actually having to do anything.
Cameraphones have come a long way since the days of the RAZR and its VGA camera. Today's cellphones boast cameras that are sophisticated, accurate and, in many cases, the only camera people own. With more photos then ever before being taken by cellphones, everyone should take note of these five simple tips that'll help get the most out of them:
Once again Japanese schoolgirls are popularizing bleeding-edge technology, this time via Japan's latest photo booths that zap anyone with instant photoshop magic designed to make even the homeliest poser cute as a puppy.