Welcome (back!) 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.
We begin with a really cool Macro lens/microscope for your cameraphone you may not have heard of: the H2O from Mother Nature. Scientific American has details.
- Scott Kelby has an awesome new app called “Lighting Recipes” for the iPad. Go get it now – it’s free!
- Alright, this is just plain cool – and I can hear the cheers from DIYers already. Physicist David Prutchi made his own gyroscope for his camera.
- In the spirit of the little guy making neat stuff, here’s a Kickstarter campaign to create the digital 2K-video-shooting version of the old Bolex cameras.
- Speaking of Kickstarter campaigns, here’s one for the Harmless Hunter, a replica hunting rifle that’s actually a digital camera (and you thought photographers had it tough, shooting in public before?).
And about rifles – PetaPixel has a neat story about photos taken the instant before the camera is destroyed by a bullet. Yeah, we know you want to try this out, but look, don’t, mmkay?
- Here’s something you can try at home – soon, anyway. The next version of Photoshop might just let you edit video in more easily than you can right now.
- Of course, you might not need Photoshop if your next camera was Android-based – like Samsung and Panasonic are apparently considering. You might just use the upcoming Instagram for Android, or Lightbox, or some such…
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. Check back next week when we bring you more photo-related goodness from around the web!