July 24, 2017

Interview: Scientist Turns Hobby into Career as Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer

Award-winning conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier has seen her work published in respected publications like National Geographic, Smithsonian magazines, and Science throughout her storied career. Starting her life as a scientist, the Mexico City-born photographer began her career evolution later in life, deciding to use her camera to visually capture the changing environment. Mittermeier began her career at Conservation International, where she spent 20 years working to safeguard land, marine, and coastal areas.

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July 23, 2017

Stunning Close-Up Photos of Minerals Look Like Beautiful Alien Landscapes

Spanish photographer Saida Valenzuela new series Echoes takes the beauty of the natural world and transforms it into high art. By photographing different minerals, she has created an abstract series that is mesmerizing in its colorful fluidity. Each mineral, captured from an aerial perspective, reflects the nuances of these glittering stones. Sometimes resembling a sandy desert, other times appearing as nebulous clouds or the night sky, the variety of images is astounding.

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July 19, 2017

What Happens When a Bird’s Wings Sync Up Perfectly with a Camera’s Frame Rate

Sometimes security cameras can take some strange footage, and Texan Al Brooks was in for a treat when he reviewed video from outside his home. As a bird flies by the camera, it looks to almost be floating while pausing for a moment to take in the scenery. This isn't the work of a video effects artist; it's actually a visual phenomenon known as a stroboscopic effect.

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July 18, 2017

Guy Buys 1929 Camera at Thrift Store and Develops 70-Year-Old Film Found Inside

Dutch photographer Martijn Van Oers happened upon something special when he opened up the medium format camera he'd purchased at a thrift store. The original Zeiss Ikon 520/2 contained a roll of film with the word EXPOSÉ written on it. After a bit of research, Van Oers determined that the camera dated from about 1929, while the film would have been produced at some point between the 1940s and 1970s.

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