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.
- David Hobby’s been the king of DIY photography for some time now. From his original macro photography studio-in-a-box, to homemade speedlight grids, David has shown a whole generation of photographers how to light their image to great effect at a low cost. Now, he shows you how to create a north light studio on-the-go. And folks? It’s a doozy.
- Photographer Daniel Milnor posted this great video we think you should take a look at. Gunther Holtorf put a half-million miles on his Mercedes SUV, taking it around the globe on a journey of exploration and discovery. Along with him, he also took two Leica film cameras to record his travels.
- By way of PetaPixel, photographer Ted Sabarese guesses and sketches lighting diagrams behind some famous photos.
- Reuters is going to be using some awesome underwater robot cameras for the Olympics. Here’s a look at what they can do.
- We know that apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic are increasing in popularity. Now, Hipstamatic is planning the launch of a foundation for photojournalism.
- Speaking of Instagram, Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love has become the USA basketball team’s unofficial Instagram photographer.
- Who doesn’t like high-speed photography? Courtesy of DIYPhotography.com, here’s how to rig your own high-speed photo trigger.
- Nighttime photographers, this one’s for you. The folks at Luminous Landscape have a nice piece on what they call “Landscape Astrophotography.”
- Heads-up, Fuji fans. The X100 looks to be discontinued. Is Fuji bringing the X200 to Photokina?
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.