Archive for May, 2011

Very Large Telescope HD Timelapse

What a lovely place to be and what an amazing sight to see! I don’t know what else to say other than the following video was captured at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile.

Drawing Machine Converts Photographs into Sketches

Here is an interesting machine that references a photograph in order to come up with an amazingly intricate drawing. Harvey Moon created the drawing machine using stepper motors, which give the drafting pen very precise control. Each drawing is completely unique and can take upwards of a month to complete. Watch the drawing machine in action in this video interview.

Twitter to Launch it’s own Photo Sharing Service?

Rumor has it that Twitter is working on creating their own photo sharing service. This wouldn’t be a bad idea considering the success of other photo sharing companies, as well as the controversy regarding who owns the rights to the content.

iShuttr is an iPhone4 Flash Accessory

Another day, and another iPhone related Kickstarter campaign. This time it’s a case that essentially turns your iPhone into a camera. The features include a flash that is better than the one native to the iPhone, an external battery system for extended life, zoom & shutter controls like a regular point & shoot, and a comfortable grip. If you support this crowdfunding effort, you can get the case for $50 ($20 less than the estimated retail price). Follow the link below to learn more about the iShuttr.

World’s Most Expensive Camera

The world’s most expensive camera doesn’t look as good as you’d imagine, but considering it is almost 90 years old, I’ll cut it some slack. This Leica 0-series camera, originally made in 1923, sold at auction for a staggering €1,320,000 ($1.89 million USD). I wish I had that much money to throw around at my hobbies. Watch a video of the auction by following the link below.

Hasselblad Creates Megapixels Out of Thin Air

50 MP = 200 MP. The following statement doesn’t make any sense, unless you are Hasselblad. They recently announced their newest camera, the H4D-200MS. Find out how they creatively turned a 50 MP sensor into one capable of taking a 200 MP photograph.

Don’t Use NYSE Photographs Without Permission

Apparently the New York Stock Exchange is not to happy about people using photographs of the trading floor without their permission. I wonder if this includes stock photographs? What do you think about this?

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

Doors Open Toronto

Just a reminder for those in the Toronto area that Doors Open is on this weekend. For those who don’t know, there are almost 150 buildings around the city which are opening up their doors for visitors. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the buildings in Toronto, as well as see some venues not normally open to the public. Many of the buildings allow you to take photographs and there is also a Photography Contest this year. More details below.

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

You may recall last year how the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull disrupted air travel across most of Europe. The latest vocanic eruption has been taking place at Vatnajokull , and while it is not expected to significantly impact air travel, it is just as beautiful to watch. Jon Gustafsson, with the help of, flew to the scene to capture this amazing footage.