Cool Stuff – Week of June 16, 2012Cool Stuff
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.
- We begin, as we’re sometimes wont to do, with a time-lapse – and a stop-motion video. Well, it’s actually a stop-motion vid embedded in a time-lapse. Check out the full story for a “making of” video as well.
- The world’s largest book on photography was sold at auction recently for just over half a million dollars.
- Our friends at FStoppers have an awesome info-graphic up that shows you a snapshot of the photographic industry at the present time. Pop Quiz: what’s the biggest photo-sharing website of them all? If you guessed Instagram, you guessed… wrong.
- Speaking of Instagram, here’s a series of iconic photographs “re-taken” with Instagram. Some, like the shot of Ali vs. Liston, actually look good. Steve McCurry’s iconic Nat Geo cover of the girl from Afghanistan? That made me cringe.
- And speaking of photos taken with mobile phones, remember that 41-MP sensor in Nokia’s phone? Looks like Nokia plans to bring it to their Windows Lumia phones too. Yay. More cell phone pics.
- Here’s what NOT to do when a 9-year-old in Scotland maintains a photo blog about her school lunches.
- While we’re in the geographic vicinity of the British Isles, looks like Getty Images is going to capture the Olympics with flying robots. Bond’s Q would be proud.
- We end with a somewhat serious essay on the impact of apps like Lightroom on photography and photojournalism. It’s something worth reading, regardless of which side of the argument you come down on.
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.