The Empire Strikes Backstage: a titled coined by The Dailymail which couldn’t be more fitting for the absolutely incredible behind-the-scenes shots from Irvin Kershner and Lucas Film’s fourth episode of the epic space opera, Star Wars.
An Intimate Look at ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ Through Rare Behind-the-Scenes Production Photos
If you at all familiar with Digitalrev TV, now one of the most popular photography and gear devoted web-series around, you’ve undoubtedly seen Kai Wong and the DR team dismantle, set a blaze, walk on, paint pink, or completely trash high-priced camera goods, all in an effort to keep us entertained and informed.
Historically, the most detailed and highest resolution images of our home planet have come from NASA and their amazing “Blue Marble” composites – the latest coming back in February of this year in the form of a 64MP, 11,500 x 11,500 pixel offering. While the above-mentioned image is absolutely incredible in its own right, the latest look at our home sweet home, courtesy of the Russian weather satellite Electro-L, is being called the “highest-resolution single image ever taken of Earth.”
Employing the services of a handful of Bill Brown’s free-to-use pixelated camera illustrations, Antonio Vicentini, a talented Brazilian animator, created the 60-second dose of nostalgia above, seamlessly transitioning from one 8-bit beauty to another while giving all us camera aficionados a pop-quiz in camera history in the process.
Being that the simplified renditions are free of all markings, logos, or branding distinctions, can you name them all?
Continuing in the spirit of instant film and providing a nice follow-up to our last post concerning the release of The Impossible Project’s new line of ‘PX Cool’ films, comes an interesting look back at Polaroid ads from the 1950s and 60s, appearing in the middle of live broadcasts of popular syndication’s such as the iconic Tonight Show.
If you have ever dabbled in the assembly of IKEA’s post-modern Scandinavian furniture and wondered what types of DIY concoctions could possibly be forged from the residual cardboard, rejoice! IKEA has saved you the leg-work and contrived the idea of crafting a cardboard digital camera dubbed “IKEA KNÄPPA“, capable of storing 40 images via an internal USB, powered by two AA batteries.
World’s Largest Digital Camera Project: Production of the 3.2-Gigapixel Synoptic Survey Telescope Gets the Go Ahead
The Department of Energy recently gave the SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) National Accelerator Laboratory the authorization to forge ahead in the further creation and development of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The 3.2-gigapixel digital camera will have the ability to “capture the widest, fastest and deepest view of the night sky ever observed.”
What would most of us do when presented with the chance to shoot with Vision Research’s 2,570 frames-per-second, high-res, high-speed beast, the Phantom Flex? Well, most likely capture what transpires when fireworks are set off indoors, a coke bottle is chain-sawed in half, or, as shown above, see what happens when flour is poured onto a burning candle…
Fernando Martins, photographer and head of Brazil’s Câmera Clara Photography Studio, has been having a problem concerning all of the attention that stock photography has been receiving as of late. Being that stock photography is inexpensive, and therefore attractive because of its discounted rates, many companies tend utilize the stock photos produced, leaving standard photographs, primarily Martins’, in the dust.