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111-people were hypnotized for this gigantic Pac-Man

September 13th, 2010

You can consider yourself to be rather popular and successful, when your work of art get imitated all over the world. Guillaume Reymond, the mad genius whose “Human Tetris”, “Human Pole Position” and “Human Space Invaders” have spawned many imitations, good and bad, and some ugly ones, has at last followed up the series with “Human Pac-Man.”

To create this video, 111 humans acted as pixels, moving from seat to seat over four hours at the Trafo cinema in Baden, Switzerland, on Aug. 28, 2010. Creative people with crazy ideas. We need more of ‘em in this world to make the world more fun.

SOURCE via Gawker.tv

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Now you can shoot your home-made blockbuster with your DSLR the pro-way.

August 25th, 2010

Now you can shoot your home-made blockbuster with your DSLR the pro-way.

Redrock Micro, the company that develops accessories for movie cameras, has also released new add-ons for the latest DSLR-cameras that are capable of shooting HD-quality videos. Their latest range of products called “Nano” kits will turn your camera into a film-making rig, and cheap too!

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The power of Minolta lens!

August 2nd, 2010

The power of Minolta lens!

Remember when we talked about that 70 Billion-pixel photo of Budapest? Well the photo above is the robotic setup that captured the big ass photo. I guess you can say that any decent D-SLR camera would be able to pull this out. The one that is actually gorgeous would be those pair of 400mm Minolta. Porn for photography?

SOURCE 70 Billion Pixels Budapest

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Panasonic shows some love towards Lumix owners

July 30th, 2010

Panasonic shows some love towards Lumix owners

It’s not like everyone can fork out hard cold $1,400 just to get some home-made 3D videos. But if you’re a Lumix camera owner, this sure is a great time. The Micro Four Thirds lens is applying the exact same concept of Panasonic’s HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder, which uses an interchangeable 3D lens that affixes to the standard Lumix G-Series, giving you direct access to 3D photography! Gosh, what an exciting time this is! Compatible models will be announced soon, so get ready to get yourself a Lumix camera if you don’t have, as Panasonic stated that this prototype lens will be coming by the end of the year! 3D Christmas anyone?

[via Engadget]

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Ever wondered how 70 Billion Pixels look like?

July 30th, 2010

Ever wondered how 70 Billion Pixels look like?

Showing off your 18-Megapixel camera? Pfff! Make way please! Here’s a 70 Billion Pixel for you! Teaming up is Epson, Microsoft, and Sony, and their result is the stunning panoramic photo over 590,000 pixel wide and 121,000 pixel tall. Cannot comprehend how big or small is that? We’ll use typical printing standard of 300DPI. How big would that be if you actually print it? 156m wide by 31m high. Er… Longer than your bloody football field. Haha!

Using 2 units of Sony A900 bodies (duh!) with Minolta 400mm f4.5 APO G lenses with a 1.4x teleconverter mounted on a sturdy stand and custom-designed robotic head, a bunch of Hungarians manage to create the world’s highest-resolution 360 degree panoramic photo to date. The stunning photo was taken at the highest point in Budapest, Hungary.
The setup at the summit took 3 hours, but the photo processing took 2 full days to complete! Woot! The machine used to process the photo is a Dell T750 with 2 quad-core Xeon processors, 24GB of memory, and 6TB of HDD. And the result? A whooping 200GB of photo!

In all seriousness, Epson could not possibly have printed the whole humongous photo. I though they’ll do it for the lulz, but they didn’t. Too bad. It’ll be extremely epic if they do. However, they scaled it down to a 15m wide print from a downsized, 1.5-gigapixel copy, which is sitting snuggly at the Erzsébut lookout station in Budapest.

See the epic bajillion pixel image for yourself here!

Source: Photography blog

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Fotopro would like you to bring along their Spide when you take photos

July 15th, 2010

Fotopro would like you to bring along their Spide when you take photos

When it comes to quality tripod, many would not know of the brand Fotopro. Gorillapod has been the known brand to mult-limbed mini tripods for many casual photographers. But Fotopro’s new RM-110 flexible tripod ‘Spide’ seemed to be a good challenger.

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Canon files new patent, real HDR coming our way?

June 12th, 2010

HDR

Canon has filed a new patent in the name of photography. The latest published Canon patent application (USPTO Appl. No. 12/630,594) reveals a method for altering exposure values at pixel level, which would allow Canon to construct a camera that captures a much wider dynamic range with a solitary image, unlike previously which requires photographers to capture the same subject in multiple exposure levels and then photoshopped.

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Living My Life Faster

May 22nd, 2010

Living My Life Faster

JK Keller took a daily photo of himself for the past 8-years and turning it into a 1 minute 43 seconds video. Check it out after the break. Read more…

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Chopper Bicycle

May 5th, 2010

Chopper Bicycle

A photo by Brad Graham. [via LikeCool]

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Pencil vs. Camera

April 27th, 2010

Pencil vs. Camera

These awesome photos were done by Ben Heine. More pictures after the break. Read more…

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