Generally, the answer to the question "under what circumstances is it appropriate to toss your fragile and expensive camera into the air" is "NEVER, are you CRAZY?!" Nikon, possibly in a desperate bid to sell more cameras and/or extended warranties, has just patented a new feature for its cameras: taking pictures while in mid-throw.
The wearable camera "Autographer" provides a new twist on photography by taking the camera out of your hands and intelligently taking the snaps for you. It can capture up to 2,000 high-res pictures per day using its array of tools and then surprises you with a chronicle of your day.
Instagram is great at imitating old school photo effects on your iPhone, but there's nothing like holding an instant artifact of a special moment in your hands. To that end, a new device that uses your iPhone to instantly produce '70s-style Polaroid prints is the latest example of why analog isn't necessary bad.
You know those pouty self-portraits that teenagers like to take with their cellphone and a bathroom mirror? Well, the Mars Curiosity rover must be going through its own awkward teen years, because it just sent us an interplanetary beauty shot of its own.
German photographer Michael H. Rohde's photo series "From Below" boggles the mind. Not with light painting or animated photos, but with perspective. Objects appear weightless and even the neatest interior design becomes chaotic when seen viewed from below.
Earlier this year, Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announced its plans to exit the camera business and focus on printing, ink and film. Buried under debt, Kodak's now announced its future will no longer include film, the very item that made it a household name.
Are you tired of the Instagram effect? You know: all of those blurry, grainy or contrasty pics that make it look like the photographer traded in their fancy DSLR for a 1970s Instamatic? Well, now you can un-Instagram snaps with an app that undoes the Instagram filters to reveal the original image lurking inside.
Remember when webcams were the latest thing and we couldn't get enough of watching the bustle of Times Square? Or the first time we saw a Google Street View of Antarctica? We love virtually being there." Now, a new website updates and expands on the idea by showing live feeds of Instagram photos being uploaded in select cities.
When you think of swarms, you think of bees, ants or other such things like bats or schools of fish. You wonder what makes them move in such wild synchronized dances. They are called self-organizing or "emergent systems".
Photographer Fabian Oefner took these nebula pictures in a dark room, no telescope (or even sky) necessary. Instead of some exotic far-away nebulae, you're looking at a combined long-exposure image of Oefner waving around one of those '90s-era fiber lamp things.