Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more. Things have been quiet over the holidays, but there’s still a bunch of neat things around the web.
- We’re gonna start things off by quoting Popular Photography magazine here: “If you think your eyeballs are on fire after a marathon session editing in Photoshop, consider sorting through 1,200 rolls of film with slides, a loop, and a light box.” Check out the video below – and yes, that IS Joe McNally in a mustache.
- Speaking about a blast from the past, here’s how spy satellite photography worked in the days before digital imaging. Hint: They used film. Really.
- Now here’s an interesting twist on things. The folks over in New Hampshire have proposed a law that would lead to criminal charges against TSA screeners if they tried to prevent you from recording them at airport checkpoints. Yes, you heard that right. It’s a law aimed at increasing traveller freedoms, not decreasing them. Go New Hampshire!
- They may be down, but they’re not out – yet. Olympus is besotted with legal and financial issues, but that doesn’t mean it’s not working on new stuff. According to TechRadar, they’re working on a revolutionary new camera with an “epoch-making” viewfinder.
- Of course, Olympus will have competition from Fuji, which is still working on its interchangeable lens camera. Petapixel has the latest leaked image on their website.
- From the “he did that how…?” department, photography Anthony Chang made an awesome image of a liquid rose.
- Remember that awesome time-lapse of the planet from the International Space Station we showed you a while back? Here’s how it was made.
- Look, we pack heavy when we go on photographic trips – we admit it. But what would we carry if we had to go into a war zone? Well, here’s what one Reuters photographer decided to lug along.
- If you followed our FaceBook page, you saw this mentioned, but here it is again: The winners of National Geographic’s 2011 photo contest.
- We leave you with a warm, feel-good story. An AP photographer tracked down a wounded Marine to give him a memento of the battle that led to their meeting.
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. If you have something you think should be included, let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.