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 love the smell of fresh gear in the morning. So, when the Canon T4i came in, we had to take it for a whirl and shoot a video to tell you all about it.
- Speaking of videos, would you like to become super-successful at video production, win lots of awards and get mega-rich? The great Philip Bloom has 10 easy steps on how you can do just that!
- Jay P. Morgan has something for the inner pyromaniac in us over at his blog, The Slanted Lens. Learn how to create fire – without actually burning down the house.
- We’ve all seen high-speed video of bullets shattering glass, puncturing balloons, etc. The folks at BMW Canada decided to do something similar – with an M5 as the bullet. This one’s definitely worth watching, folks!
- And speaking of things worth watching, Paramount Studios recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Courtesy of FStoppers, here’s a quick behind the scenes video showing some of the folks who where there, and a pretty comprehensive article on the setup and execution of the image.
- In another 25 years, the picture above might well be taken with one of these wee beasties. Duke university unveils a gigapixel camera.
- Our friends at Digital Photography School have a great piece on lighting rations for portrait photography. Give it a read; it’ll help detangle the strange web that is lighting rations.
- And finally, for the street photographers out there, photographer Eric Kim has a new ebook out on how to overcome your fear of shooting on the street. Oh – and it’s a free ebook, so go grab it now!
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.