I Don't Know Where Buildings Start Or End In This Crazy Photo Of Hong Kong

Briefly: National Geographic’s Photo of the Day — captured by Simon Kwan — shows Hong Kong in all its glorious urban madness. When I first saw it I thought it was a collage made with multiple shots and mirrored images. It’s not. It’s just the city photographed from Beacon Hill.


All The Supernovas Ever Photographed By NASA

Image Cache: NASA has revealed spectacular, newly reprocessed images of four of the most amazing supernovas ever captured by a human science instrument — the Crab Nebula (top), Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58 — to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chandra observatory. I decided to go one step further and collect them all.


That Predator-Vision iPhone Camera Case Is Finally Available

Back in January, we stumbled across one of the most exciting iPhone accessories we’ve seen in years. FLIR took the thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military and squeezed it down into a compact iPhone 5/5S case called the FLIR ONE that will finally be available for pre-order starting tomorrow for $US350.


A Dome Packed With 480 Cameras Captures Detailed 3D Images In Motion

If you’ve ever watched behind-the-scenes footage of a film with extensive visual effects, you’ve probably seen actors wearing ping-pong ball covered motion capture suits bringing digital characters to life. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with a better way to capture 3D motion that can be implemented almost anywhere, even inside an entire stadium, without the need for those awkward suits.


This Sinister Album Art Tells A Tale Of Suburban Souls Possessed

Photographer Todd Baxter created this series of sinister images as album art for a forthcoming release entitled “They Want My Soul” by Spoon. Designed to feel like stills from a ’70s psychological thriller, I hope they take this concept and make a video.


Flying Man Flies So Close To The Cliff That He Can High Five Someone

Video: Scotty Bob, the crazy guy zipping the air in the wingsuit, is flying so fast you might miss it but he comes so impossibly close to scraping the mountain on some of his turns that he can pretty much high five the photographer taking a picture of him.


The Best Camera Bag Is One You Put Together Yourself

Out of all the camera bags I have either used or considered, none were comfortable and functional together. To hope for a the one bag you find to be stylish as well would be flat out impossible. Most companies try and sell a camera bag as a box with shoulder straps on it. Camera bags are designed by camera people, when what you really need is one designed by backpack people. Solution: Put together your own camera bag.


This Robotic Camera Will Make You Feel Like Part Of A Ballet Performance

Watching ballet on TV doesn’t provide nearly as satisfying an experience as seeing it performed in person — at least using traditional filming techniques. Director Tarik Abdel-Gawad has taken a radical new approach to capturing footage of a ballet performance, using a motion-control camera on a robot arm that’s been choreographed as part of the routine.


MIT Has A Free Photojournalism Course You Should Take

Lots of schools now offer free, online courses, but here’s a doozy from MIT: an introductory course about documentary photography and photojournalism that won’t cost you a cent to work through.


Why You Should Be Shooting RAW In One Simple GIF

Any experienced photographer will be able to tell you the indispensable utility in shooting RAW as opposed to JPG. If you just got a new camera or haven’t heard a good explanation for why RAW is so great, just look at this one GIF, made with images by Glyn Davis.