It's been a year since the last Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, and since then, the world has gotten a lot smaller. Or a lot bigger. Whichever way things are going, Nikon has collected a whole bunch of spectacular new pictures of it, and we've got a gallery of all of the winners.
The Memoto isn't a camera like you're used to. It doesn't have a button. Instead, it'll automatically take pictures from wherever you've clipped it, and then it'll create a "searchable and shareable photographic memory" of everything, from high adventure to a lowly stroll.
Alan Sailer is a master of high-speed photographs — and this gallery of childhood toys mid-explosion is no exception.
Michael Muller, professional photographer, is no slouch. He and two others have patented a system to take 1,200 watt strobe lights underwater. The next step was to introduce his invention to great white and bull sharks.
How many times have you rushed to grab a picture of something amazing happening right before your eyes, only to get a result that's too blurry or out of focus to use? Well before you click that delete button in disappointment, you may want to check out this impressive app that takes steps to de-blur your snaps.
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.