These Swirly Light Paintings Look Like A Flash-Forward To The Rapture

Despite predictions to the contrary, we have yet to experience any kind of global rapture here on earth. Should believers ever get beamed up to the heavens, I kind of imagine it would be in the kind of illuminated vortices created and snapped by British photographer Martin Kimbell.


The Super Rare Canon Lens You'll Never Be Able To Afford

If you’re willing do the research, you can get great lenses for your Canon shooter from the likes of Tamron and Sigma. Even so, nothing quite beats the high-quality EF range from the company itself. So, if you’re in the market for a genuine, 1200mm Canon lens, you can grab one right now for a cool $177,278 Australian. We’ll wait while you sell the required number of organs to raise funds.


Gizmodo Camera Buying Guide 2014: 5 Tips For Understanding Manual Photography Features

If you can already take a great photo using your new digital camera in its automatic or semi-manual shooting modes, why not go the whole hog and try out entirely manual photography? It’ll add a completely different dimension to your photographs through trial and error, and you’ll add an entirely new set of skills to your portfolio. Here are five quick tips for using your camera manually.


A Plush-Disguised Camera Lets Drivers Keep An Eye On Back-Seat Infants

There are plenty of distractions you should be ignoring while driving, like your smartphone. But others, like your infant in a car seat behind you, you simply can’t ignore. So instead of taking your eyes off the road to turn around and check on them, or futzing with your rear-view mirror, the Always in View straps a covert wireless camera to any seat, sending a constant live-view of junior to a display on your dashboard.


This Panoramic 4K Timelapse Of Dubai Airport Is Mesmerising

A busy airport at night is a beautiful thing to see in action. This video, though, takes that to a whole new level, showing a 360-degree timelapse panorama of Dubai International Airport in 4K. It is utterly, oddly compelling.


Microsoft's Newest Trick Turns Ordinary Cameras Into Baby Kinects

Depth cameras aren’t new technology, but shrinking them down to the size of a smartphone so that it can see in 3D the way a Kinect can remains a challenge. New work by researchers at Microsoft illustrates how any old smartphone could be used to sense 3D space.


Ultraviolet Camera Shows Why We Should Always Wear Sunscreen

Thomas Leveritt asked random people on the street to pose in front of his ultraviolet camera to show them how sun really affects their skin. It’s amazing how much we change.


Time Lapse Of An Airport Makes Aeroplanes Look Like Shooting Stars

Video: Aside from going through security and lugging around your carry on and rushing to the gate and avoiding human swarms, aeroplanes are magical places. OK, maybe not. But there’s beauty in how they operate. Just watch this ballet of aeroplanes at Shanghai’s airport. It’s like seeing man made shooting stars.


This Disposable Space Camera Will Record Its Own Destruction On Re-Entry

The European Space Agency’s Break Up Camera might be the most badass disposable camera ever. When the agency’s space station resupply ship completes its final journey and plunges to a fiery death in the Earth’s atmosphere, the camera will record data up to the very last second — until it burns up with the rest of the ship.


Gizmodo Camera Buying Guide 2014: Our Favourite Upgrades, Accessories And Add-Ons

If you already have a camera, there are plenty of ways you can make it better. Any camera on the market today can be upgraded, kitted out with extras, or improved — here are a few of our favourites.