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You don’t have to understand German; just watch the number at the top right of the screen, the one in “Euro.” At the 1M Euro mark, people in the audience turn to see who it is. You could place your bid by being present in the room or place it by phone. Eventually, the Leica camera was sold for 1.1M Euro which is equivalent to $1.9M using the conversion rate on the day of the sale.
According to AP, this Leica is the most expensive camera ever sold. The bid started at euro200,000 ($286,000) and eventually went to a private Asian collector.
I kind of seriously doubt modern-day Leicas will ever be worth that much in the future.
I love colors. But I could not magine living in a town where colors were so abundant and everywhere, like in Burano, Venezia, Italy. It’s beautiful, though, and a photographer’s dream.
Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II.
View more colorful images of Burano at: Google Images.
This is a VLT (Very Large Telescope) timelapse filmed in HD of our universe. It was taken in Cerro Paranal, II Region, Chile at an altitude of 2635m.
ALL IMAGES: (eso.org) taken on location by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado.
ESO/S. Guisard (http://www.eso.org/~sguisard)
ESO/José Francisco Salgado (http://www.josefrancisco.org)
MUSIC SCORE: “We Happy Few” – The Calm Blue Sea (2008) — but I believe it’s much more majestic with the sound muted.
It is a very large file and you may want to wait for it all to load before playing it. The way I do this is I start the video and as it starts, I pause it. You’ll notice that the video still gets loaded in the background. I select 360p as my PC will choke at 720p HD, but if your machine has the CPU power, go for it.
Here’s a DIY studio setup for product photography. What’s interesting here is the use of only one light and small mirrors and reflectors to add accent light where needed. No fancy stuff to build, no expensive equipment.
Check out the other video tutorials on the site, all about lighting.
285,611 images served · 380,014 bubbles drawn · 35,124 possible star clusters · 15,765 candiate galaxies · 867,287 other objects
What are you waiting for? Summer is almost here and your teens are going to be out of school. They don’t know what to do? How about hunt for planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies? Simply by looking at actual pictures of space taken by the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer Galactic Plane Survey (MIPSGAL) and flag interesting characteristics with a bubble! It’s simple and fun.
Visit the Milky Way Project.
We went to visit Toronto Doors Open today and the weather was great!
There were 137 places listed in our guide but we got to only… two venues! But they were both worth the visit.
See if you can guess where these photos are taken (mouseover for the answer):
If you shoot microstock photography, you are competing against Yuri Arcurs, probably the #1 microstock photographer in the world. How does he do it? Take a tour of his new studio. The old one can be viewed here.
Not only does Yuri openly show you his studio and the equipment he uses, but he also tells you how to start and what it takes to succeed. It’s a bit like the Labor Day parade in Moscow (or, China today): shock potential competitors into submission by showing your much greater strength.
There’s an interesting discussion over at reddit on whether you can support yourself just doing microstock photography.
Here is this week’s (May 21-27, 2011) digital camera review roundup:
In the same woods where Harry Potter and Robin Hood were filmed, Brooks England photographed and filmed their bicycle saddle campaign with the help of a tamed fox and hounds. Notice that the shots of the fox were done separately from those of the running hounds, then photoshopped together in the final shot.