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The Secret To Photographing Rock Climbing Is... A Ladder?

The Secret To Photographing Rock Climbing Is... A Ladder?

It just might be, although not used in the traditional way. An image of adventure photographer Corey Rich and free-climber Alex Honnold shows Corey shooting photos from an extended ladder, on the side of a rock face that is several hundred feet in the air. Shooting rock climbing photos can often be a challenge, and I for one have done it a few times but never considered a ladder before. As you can see in the full image,

Free iPhone App To Control Your GoPro Hero2 Camera Now Available!

Free iPhone App To Control Your GoPro Hero2 Camera Now Available!

UPDATE: 24fps firmware update has been released too!
Ever since the Wifi BacPac was released, I've been waiting for this iPhone App to drop. This FREE App allows users of the HERO2 (the original HERO is not compatible, sadface) to preview their shot and control the camera's settings, all over WiFi. Eventually it will be able to upload and even stream clips to YouTube. This video was posted before, but it demos the features of this previously unreleased app. Read on for the list of compatible devices!

Incredible "Chasing Ice" Project Shows Challenges Of Shooting 3-Year Timelapses

Incredible "Chasing Ice" Project Shows Challenges Of Shooting 3-Year Timelapses

In 2005 Photographer James Balog began a project of immense scale and historical importance; to capture the changing climate of the earth by shooting images of melting glaciers. The documentary "Chasing Ice" tells his story, and shows the technical challenges he faced, like dealing with harsh temperatures and highly remote locations. This trailer gives us a sneak peek of the final movie, which will be released in November.

Need A Free Source For Unique Models? VonWong: Costume Parties Are The Answer

Need A Free Source For Unique Models? VonWong: Costume Parties Are The Answer

If you're like most of us photographers out there, you don't always have a budget for a costume designer and money for a nice wardrobe for models. For paid projects, this would be covered, but for personal endeavors, the budget simply is too much for most shooters to afford. Ben VonWong has solved this problem by learning to approach people who have already done the work for us.

The New Panasonic GH3 Has Impressive Specs, See It In Action With Philip Bloom

The New Panasonic GH3 Has Impressive Specs, See It In Action With Philip Bloom

Amidst all of the hype over the new DSLRs from Canon and Nikon (the 6D, 5DMIII, D800) Panasonic seems to have slipped under the radar with some still shooters, and I don't think this is one that us video people should simply brush off. This new camera body comes equipped with wifi, a weather sealed body, and In this video, see Philip Bloom using preproduction GH3 on a short film shoot...

Rare Behind The Scenes Clip Of Iconic Scene From Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Rare Behind The Scenes Clip Of Iconic Scene From Raiders Of The Lost Ark

In this clip of an alternate take of the swordfight where Indi shoots the villian, we see the scene being choreographed in a compeltely different way than what went on to make the final film. Ironically enough, this scene is easily one of the most iconic segments from that series. This brings to mind all sorts of speculative questions; What was the original scene written to be? Why was it changed? Why was this version cut? Did Han Indi really shoot first?

UFO Light Show In The Sky, AKA 50 Synchronized Quadrocopters

UFO Light Show In The Sky, AKA 50 Synchronized Quadrocopters

In a display of surreal, yet concise movements, Ars Electronica and Ascending Technologies in Austria worked together to assemble 49 Quadrocopters with multi-colored lights. Prepared for a a show called "The Cloud in the Web", programmers wrote movements for each copter and they danced in the sky, much to the delight (or fear) of onlookers. Check out the full post for more images and a video of testing.

Assassin's Creed Meets Parkour In This Real Life Film - Behind The Scenes

Assassin's Creed Meets Parkour In This Real Life Film - Behind The Scenes

Devin Graham is no stranger to danger, as seen in his previous projects like Epic Rope Swing or Camera Warfare. He is back with a new project, which follows a professional freerunner around the city, dressed up as Altair, the main character in the video game Assassin's Creed. This video shows you how Devin used a Glidecam to get his footage, and a green screen for a tricky fx shot. Check out the final video inside the post!

What If Andy Warhol Had Instagram And An iPhone? Enter Flam Wenders

What If Andy Warhol Had Instagram And An iPhone? Enter Flam Wenders

Considered to be one of the "most respected Instagram artists", Flam Wenders works with taking Instagram photos of sushi, girls making the duck face, and street signs put him in a class with everyone else all on his own. He Instagrams, he doesn't Instaf***around. Yeah... It's Friday! Have a laugh at this ridiculous video that takes a fictional look at an iPhone Instagram Photographer that takes himself way too seriously.

Behind The Scenes Video Of Making Water Demons With Black Lights And A Swimming Pool

Behind The Scenes Video Of Making Water Demons With Black Lights And A Swimming Pool

Apparently already preparing for Halloween, Ben Von Wong put together a photoshoot that created surreal looking demons. This video goes in depth with how he suspended his Nikon D4 over water, did makeup on the models, and illuminated them with black lights. The results are very striking, check the full post for some of his images, and some behind the scenes stills.

Camera Pi - DIY Computer Tucked Inside Of A DSLR Battery Grip

Camera Pi - DIY Computer Tucked Inside Of A DSLR Battery Grip

If you're anything like me, you've been yearning for the day when a DSLR comes equipped with an iPhone-like OS, complete with apps and fully functional wifi. This DIY doesn't take a DSLR quite to that level, but it's surely a step in the right direction. Using EyeFi cards or tethering is pretty cool, but can still be very limiting. It's awesome to see projects like this being created and shared that open up the possibilities.

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