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.
- From the “Will Make Your Jaw Drop” department comes this film about the earth’s changing climate. Gawk at the trailer below; plenty of neat stuff to keep us photo geeks drooling, with some amazing imagery to boot.
- Stanley Kubrick was one of the film industry’s greats. While filming Barry Lyndon, he shot with Zeiss lenses that could shoot at f/0.7. Have a look at this short documentary talking about that.
- Our friends over at FStoppers have an awesome bit about how photographer Douglas Sonders shot a car ad for Honda in New York City for the 2013 Accord – at 48 hours’ notice, with no permits whatsoever. Fantastic look behind the scenes.
- Not too long ago, David Hobby over at Strobist mentioned a piece by the folks at Broncolor on the fast flash durations of their Scoro heads and how they could be used to freeze water in mid-splash. This left a lot of folks asking, “Couldn’t you do that with an Einstein E640, which is a LOT cheaper? Now, David Hobby brings us the answer: Yep!
- We get a lot of questions from budding professional photographers on shooting for portfolios. Well, the folks at DIY Photography have a great tip – Go to a convention, crash a party!
And now, for the BorrowLenses.com rundown!
- Pssst. We’ve got a neat announcement coming up tomorrow. If you live in Chicago, Monterey, or Hayward, you’ll wanna keep an eye on our blog. UPDATE: As promised, the announcement is live on our blog now. New Pickup Locations!
- It’s Deal of the Week time! We’ve got great Canon, Nikon, and Fuji gear for 25% off.
- More details on this tomorrow, too, but we’ve got a great way to answer questions like, “What kind of gear do I need for architectural photography?” UPDATE: It’s up now! Our Photography Packages page is live.
That’s it for this week’s (slightly delayed) Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.