photography

You Won't Believe These Pictures Were All Captured Using A Raspberry Pi

Adafruit Industries recently held a Raspberry Pi Photography contest. Now, it has announced the winners — and you won’t believe how good some of them are.


An App That Dims Your Phone So That Other Concertgoers Won't Hate You

Look at any concert photo taken sometime after mobile phones started including built-in cameras, and you’ll see a sea of glowing screens that end up distracting from what’s happening on stage. So the next time you’re at a concert, be courteous to your fellow attendees with an alternative iOS camera app that keeps your smartphone’s display dim while you’re shooting.


12 Rare Flintstones Production Shots From The Golden Age Of Animation

The animated landscape is one big Uncanny Valley now, dominated by massive digital conglomerates. But a half-century ago, the world’s animation powerhouse was an independent outfit run by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, creators of The Flintstones, Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. This previously unpublished gallery of imagery peeks inside their workshop as the tiny studio gained global prominence.


How A Blind Australian Photographer Practices His Art

Video: Queensland’s Brenden Borrellini has been deaf and blind his entire life. He’s also been an unstoppable explorer and student. He picked up a camera at an arts centre one day on a lark, but the joke soon turned into a serious pursuit with beautiful results. The ABC brings us this mini documentary on Brendan’s art.


Having The Top Photo On Reddit Can Be A Curse And A... Curse?

When it comes to generating ridiculous amounts of traffic, nothing much beats hitting the front page of Reddit. Whether you’re promoting a blog post, software or in this case, a photograph, Reddit is your best chance of spreading the word. There are some caveats, of course, particularly when images are involved, as photographer Kris J B recently (and unfortunately) learned the hard way.


This Is Not A Hubble Photo Of A Supernova -- It's Food

Ajay Malghan makes a living by playing with food and taking pictures of it. He cuts a thin slice of carrot, kiwi or any other fruit, presses it in between two glass sheets and experiments with light, colours and proportions. The result are these awesome abstract pictures.


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.


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.


Surfing In The Arctic Circle Is A Harsh But Beautiful Experience

Video: This video captures photographer Chris Burkard’s journey to the Arctic Circle to film professional surfers braving sub-zero temperatures. The cold really hurts, but there are moments of raw and aching beauty despite the harsh unforgiving environment.