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Hiya Gizmodo! My 15 year old son has really started getting into photography — it has quickly become one of his favourite subjects at school. I'd love to get him a decent camera (under $1000) that can grow with him and his skills, for a few years at least. What's the best direction to go in? Cheers, Mum

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Image Cache: Well, sort of. Photographer Mike Kelley camped out at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport, along with 17 other airports around the world, to capture hundreds of photos of airplanes large and small on their takeoff climbs. Stitched together, the result looks like some kind of perfectly coordinated flying magic.

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GoPro's Hero4 Session is a great little action camera: it's waterproof, captures high quality video, and it's ridiculously simple to use. There's literally one button to turn it on and start shooting. Sound good? OK. You can buy one for a ridiculously cheap price on eBay at the moment.

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There's something oddly visceral about antique cameras. They're so darn mechanical compared to the digital devices we use today, you can almost taste the photos being created inside. True, you might just be high on developer fluid, but it would be a small price to pay to simply be in the same room as this 4x5 Arca-Swiss, once owned by photographer Ansel Adams himself.

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Video: I always assumed that inspecting film would be a thankless job done out of sight in a back room. And, well, it kind of is, but Michael Rousselet makes it look way more fun than it should be.

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SBS's virtual reality app has gotten a facelift — and launching alongside the revamp are three new VR projects.

Welcome to Garma with Ernie Dingo builds on NITV's coverage and presents a rare insight into the remarkable Indigenous Garma Festival in Arnhem Land; A Pig's Life with Matthew Evans is a VR exploration of the life of a pig in Australia's meat trade and Tomorrow's Diwali is a real-time art animation driven by SBS Radio, celebrating the significance of Diwali to Australia.

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The GoPro brand is synonymous with the action cameras. Whether you use it daily or occasionally, many of you probably have one model or another sitting around the house. Even though GoPro's point-and-shoot simplicity makes it easy to use, there are plenty of extra tricks you can learn to take your filmmaking to the next level.

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Video: It's a bird? It's a... wait, yeah, it's a plane. But the only reason you'd know that there's a plane flying above you is because you randomly pointed your ridiculously powerful 200x zoom camera towards the sky and managed to spot an aeroplane flying through. The zoom is so strong that you know exactly what airline it is and can probably figure out what type of aircraft it is too. Pretty soon, we'll be able to spot the pilot.

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For years Sony's RX100 line has been the camera to beat if you're looking for an impressively capable pocket-sized shooter packing a one-inch sensor. It still doesn't let you swap lenses, the but the latest iteration, the new Rx100 V, now boasts the ability to shoot full 20.1-megapixel images at an astonishing 24 frames per second.

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Video: Meet Gimbalninja. He's a crazy athletic cameraman who somehow pulls off the same extreme stunts that the people he's filming are doing — while filming them. This means he runs around doing parkour off structures and holding a camera mounted onto a gimbal rig all while he's chasing down the other stuntpeople for the perfect shot. This behind-the-scenes footage of a Nike spot shows just how nuts it can get.

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Recently, photographer Markus Hofstaetter had the job of capturing a beautiful shot of a hotrod for its owner. OK, but what makes this particular task special? The image had to be 300 megapixels large. While some might have balked at the request, Hofstaetter saw it as an opportunity to pit his digital and analog cameras against each other. Which one came out on top? That depends.

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If you're not careful, photography can become a black hole of never-ending accessories and camera gear that you can never escape. You don't always need to bring along an entire studio's worth of gear to get a great shot, and Betabrand is making it even easier to travel light with a new camera bag featuring a reflector built right in.