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 start this week with the newest addition to the world of photography. Its name is Curiosity, and it isn’t even on this world. All the way from Mars, the newest rover from NASA sends a host of images for us to geek out over.
- Curious about which camera and lens Curiosity is shooting with? Well, Popular Photography has you covered on that front.
- From robots to people, here’s a 2-part series from photographer Sara Lando, which was posted on David Hobby’s Strobist site. Sara is an Italian photographer and sometimes contributor to Strobist.com. Her series is an absolute must-read for any photographer working with people. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. FYI, Sara will be featured right here on the BorrowLenses.com blog this Friday as part of our “Notable Storytellers” series.
- Anyone who’s read our blog for any length of time knows that we love – LOVE – Gregory Heisler. Here’s an excellent 8-minute interview with him, courtesy of Stumptown Visuals.
A few minutes with Gregory Heisler… from Stumptown Visuals on Vimeo.
- Our friends at Digital Photography School have a neat piece on photographing architecture. Some excellent tips there, along with illustrative images.
- Your camera, now with Android. PetaPixel has the story on a potential new camera from Nikon that will run the Android OS.
- PetaPixel also has a great story of a gigapixel image of an embryo. Yes, a gigapixel image. Of a 1.5mm embryo. Yes. Go see it.
- The Olympics are over, but there’s still some room for a few London-themed stories. Photojournalist Dan Chung shot the games with his iPhone 4s – and came away with some awesome images to boot.
- The Spain edition of Huffington Post did an awesome experiment where they turned images of synchronized swimming upside-down. The result is surreal.
- Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. After winning the 200m race, he grabbed a photographer’s camera and took some pictures himself. See some of these images and an interview with the camera’s owner over at PetaPixel.
- We end this week with a BTS video of Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong, shooting the Slovak Theater Company. As with all things Von Wong, it’s educational and entertaining.
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.