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Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Mathieu Stern is a weird-lens fanatic whose videos usually involve bargain vintage optics that can be modified for use with modern digital cameras. Occasionally, though, he offers something a bit different, like the video below illustrating how a UV-modified DSLR can reveal some surprising “invisible” secrets hidden beneath your skin.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 10, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your roll of film when you send it off to a lab, you should watch the fascinating the short video below from The Slanted Lens. In the video, Jay P. Morgan of the Slanted Lens tours Richard Photo Lab in Valencia, CA to see how color and black-and-white film gets processed.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of color. This amazing slow-motion video from National Geographic provides a sharp, clear view of how hummingbirds go about their lives.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Michael Paul Smith is both an artist and a photographer (and a self-proclaimed recluse) who used his ingenuity, model-building expertise, and some miniature model cars to create these very realistic views of the small towns he recalled from his childhood. The short video below illustrates Smith’s project (and includes the perfect soundtrack for kicking off your work week).

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 30, 2016  |  0 comments

A few weeks ago we shared an intriguing time-lapse video showing how much Photoshop work went into a photographer’s edit of an image he shot of two cars. In short, it was 4.5 hours of editing in post crammed into a 4-minute clip. Now, here’s another photographer who created a similarly fascinating time-lapse showing all his editing work behind a photo he shot of a car.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone who is old enough remembers the captivating moment in 1968 when three NASA astronauts became the first humans to orbit the moon. In this stunning video from the National Geographic Short Film Showcase, three astronauts from that Apollo 8 mission reflect on their awe-inspiring experience 50 years ago and recount how one photograph they captured of planet Earth forever changed the way we see ourselves.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone wants to create dramatic images with vibrant, natural colors that "pop.” And as you’ll see in the video below, there’s a bit more involved in making impactful photos than simply dragging the saturation slider to the right.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2017  |  1 comments

We’ve all heard stories of photographers being hassled by law enforcement officials when attempting to legally shoot photos in public places. In the amazing video below, you’ll see what happened when six British photographers attempted to do just that in London.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 27, 2019  |  0 comments

There's a world of difference to how different prime lenses affect portrait photography. Earlier this week we shared a video comparing how four different primes handled portraits, and now here's one from Jessica Whitaker, this time showing how the 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm stack up.

Dan Havlik  |  May 07, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve been sharing photos of the powerful beauty of lava flow from the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on our Instagram feed, but here’s some new footage showing its destructive danger. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2016  |  0 comments

These beautiful timelapse videos (one horizontal and one vertical) are quite different from those we’ve posted recently. Here, Japanese artist Yoshiyuki Katayama employs a bit of editing and/or camera trickery to capture stunning imagery of insects exploring flowers as they bloom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments

CNN Style is a monthly, 30-minute show devoted to inspirational coverage of art, design, architecture and fashion. In episode ten, host Derek Blasberg takes an in-depth look at the power of photography, and you can watch the 24-minute clip below (with no commercials).

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If you love “seeing how the sausage is made” in the camera world as much as we do, then you’re going to really enjoy the Surface Magazine video below of factory workers in Germany hand-building Leica M10 digital rangefinders.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Norwegian photographer Daniel Modol was shooting video of a distant storm from the terrace of his home in Gjerstad as lightning bounced off the horizon. Suddenly with a BOOM, a lightning bolt struck just a few feet away. And when we say, “boom” we mean it; this is a loud video so turn down the volume before watching the clip below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Nick Page is an acclaimed nature photographer and in the video below he provides a behind-the-scenes look at his 2017 Oregon Coast Workshop and offers some great advice for seascape photography.

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