In a sport known for cars that top out over 370km/h, it's hard to catch one on a modern smartphone camera without it being a blur. But one photographer lugs a seven-pound camera that's over 100 years old around Formula One circuits, all to shoot with its two "'slow' and 'kind of slow' shutter speeds."
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AI-powered software that can automatically colourise old black and white photos exists, but it's often far from perfect. In comparison, manually colourising an image in Photoshop yields stunning results, if you have a lot of time and impressive skills. But a new app, developed at the University of California at Berkeley, cleverly merges both approaches so it's easy to accurately colourise a black and white pic.
Video: High-speed cameras help make cars safer, factories run smoother, and athletes improve their performances. But The Slow Mo Guys have found an even better use for the technology: Capturing the explosive chain reaction after diving onto a trampoline covered in 1000 armed mouse traps.
You might have your selfie game down pat, but making a living as a photographer requires more than picking the right Instagram filter. Fortunately, you can master the essentials of taking stunning, gallery-worthy photos with the Ultimate Photography & Photoshop Bundle.
Venture out into the middle of nowhere with a half-decent camera and even the most novice of photographers can take some amazing shots. However, to create something truly spectacular, you need a refined eye and a few out-of-the-box ideas. Or a bloody big mirror, in the case of local photographer Murray Fredericks and his salt-encrusted landscapes.
Video: Before you decide to travel to an exotic locale, you now have to stop and ask yourself if it's worth dealing with a terrible airline to get there. The answer, obviously, is no. But you have no reason to be upset about not seeing Rome, at least, thanks to this amazing hyperlapse video.
Everything's cooler in slow motion, but high frame-rate photography is an essential tool for scientists studying phenomena that occur in the blink of an eye. Researchers at Lund University have just revealed the fastest high-speed camera ever developed that can capture the equivalent of an astonishing five trillion frames every second, fast enough to visualise the movement of light.
It's an odd paradox of our times, but when we see something extraordinary these days, it's easy to assume that it was computer generated. CGI is the current all-consuming method of creating movie effects, but this video of ink in water shot with macro photography shows just how beautiful practical effects can be.
Video: The next time you complain about spending thousands of dollars on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, you'd be spending days ensuring every last component was flawless.
Image Cache: A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of colour photos from World War II, some of which haven't been seen in over 70 years. From P-51D Mustangs and Flying Fortresses through to anti-aircraft spotters and flame hurling tanks, these images cast the war in a vibrant new light.
Video: Despite only giving you about a second of excitement at launch, model rockets are still a fun way for us (non-billionaires) to live out our dreams of space travel. But have you ever wondered what's happening inside a model rocket engine while you're standing a safe distance away from ignition?
Video: Just as everything is cooler in slow motion, humans are fascinated with watching things happen in reverse. That's probably because time only moves in one direction for us, but whatever the reason, watching gummy lollies melt and unmelt alongside classical music just made Monday a little easier to bear.
Being on location isn't always possible as a photographer, so what can you do instead? Bring the location to you, of course. Or build it... in miniature. Camera maestro Vatsal Kataria has been refining two crafts at the same time — one behind the lens and the other behind a paintbrush — to create (and snap) tiny replica scenes featuring everything from cars to helicopters.
Love it or hate it, April Fools' Day is pretty tame in the 21st century. Krispy Kreme tells you it's changing its name to Krispy Cream or something and you're supposed to be "tricked". Then everybody rolls their eyes and goes on with their lives. But back in the 19th century, April Fools' Day was hardcore.
Ever wonder why your photos never turn out as amazing those posted by your favourite Instagrammer? There's probably a lot of post-processing happening in Photoshop you don't see. But instead of poking at sliders for an hour, computer scientists want to make it incredibly easy for even amateur photographers to achieve results comparable to a professional's.
Video: As fun as building your own 1.8m model rocket might be, launching it is nowhere near as impressive as watching one of NASA's towering rockets blast into orbit — unless you point a high-speed camera at it. At 28,000 frames per second, a wonderful pyrotechnics show is revealed as it leaves the launch pad.
Video: As you stare at your computer screen this morning, you're probably wondering why your job doesn't involve majestic dolphins and stunning background scenery. We don't have any answers for you, but at least there's a fullscreen option so you can temporarily forget all those emails you're avoiding.