This Photographer Is On Fire

This photographer's floor is literally hot lava. Kawika Singson of Hawaii was surprised last week to find that this snapshot of himself on a cooling lava floe—while his shoes and tripod flicker with flames—turned into an actual viral internet event.
By William Sawalich
This photographer's floor is literally hot lava. Kawika Singson of Hawaii was surprised last week to find that this snapshot of himself on a cooling lava floe—while his shoes and tripod flicker with flames—turned into an actual viral internet event. Lots of folks were convinced that the shot was fake,…

Robotic Cameras Capture Wimbledon

Along with the traditional coterie of human photographers covering last week's Wimbledon tennis tournament in London was a robotic camera.
By William Sawalich
Along with the traditional coterie of human photographers covering last week's Wimbledon tennis tournament in London was a robotic camera. Nikon, along with a company called Mark Roberts Motion Control, installed a robotic camera on the roof of Wimbledon's famed Centre Court to capture unique angles of the iconic tennis…

Understanding The Basics Of Copyright

Legal issues tend to be confusing to many people, and nowhere more than when it comes to copyright.
By William Sawalich
Legal issues tend to be confusing to many people, and nowhere more than when it comes to copyright. The Copyright Clearance Center created this five-minute animated video that explains the particulars of copyright. It can be a helpful tool to learn about protecting your own copyright, and to help ensure…

A Satellite View Of The Ever-Changing Earth

Google has long been known for, among many other things, its immensely useful earth mapping applications.
By William Sawalich
Google has long been known for, among many other things, its immensely useful earth mapping applications. Well when it got involved with the US Geological Survey's Landsat program in 2009, it started cleaning up the many images recorded by NASA's Landsat satellites that have been made by satellites continually circling…

Printed Cameras

I've long wanted my own 3D printer. You know what those are, right?
By William Sawalich
I've long wanted my own 3D printer. You know what those are, right? Devices like the MakerBot can print in plastic, in three dimensions, so you can physically print out—i.e. sculpt—three dimensional objects. They're especially useful for manufacturers who want to test prototypes and parts and such, but they're also…

Build Your Own Matrix-Style “Bullet Time” Slow-Mo Rig

On the Fourth of July, a friend sent me a link to a slow-mo "bullet time" video of somebody shooting off fireworks.
By William Sawalich
On the Fourth of July, a friend sent me a link to a slow-mo "bullet time" video of somebody shooting off fireworks. It was cool. But what was extra cool was that the guy who made it, Jeremiah Warren, also made a great instructional video to show how he used…
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