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.
You don't need to be a photography nut to appreciate animated GIFs. Unlike Jamie Beck's, RRRRRRRROLL's GIFs focus on one theme: a girl and her objects rotating around a single axis in a way that may just make your head explode. Okay, maybe we made that last part up, but these GIFs can only leave you either completely blown away or reaching for the aspirin. (Note: The above image there is static — the ones you're looking for are down below in our gallery. Click to get this moving image party started!)
Similar to Kristina Alexanderson's Stormtrooper portraits, David Eger challenged himself to take a photo every day of Clone Trooper action figures either recreating a historic picture or event for an entire year. Here's history, reinterpreted with a Star Wars twist.
There's a certain charm to a Polaroid that just can't be captured with a digital camera. Hoping to bring back the magic of an instant photo, Polaroid is releasing the Z2300, its new pocket-sized instant camera that uses Zink to print out digital photos as if they were film.
NASA's space shuttles are usually busy doing something cool for photographers. (Even in retirement, they know how to put on a show.) This picture, though, is cool in a very weird way: Space Shuttle Explorer crossing the Gulf of Mexico. Never heard of Explorer? We forgive you — it's a secret shuttle.
There are few things we love more than photos of things being blown up. Fortunately there seems to be no shortage of artists who like blowing things up and capturing the moment in unique ways. This particular gallery shows a bunch of regular objects captured at the moment of explosion in lush, saturated color.