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Cylinder House: This Residence is Just a Cluster of Glass Tubes

11 Aug

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

You know those glass tubes at the bank drive-through that shoot your deposits and withdrawals back and forth between you and the tellers? This house is like living in a cluster of them. Sadly, they’re not full of money, but it’s still pretty cool. ‘Cylinder House’ by lead architect Cyril Lancelin of the firm Town and Concrete is a modular glass residence in Lyon, France that can easily be expanded and rearranged without disturbing the trees around it by adding or subtracting one glass tube at a time.

Set on plinths, the tubes are narrow enough to allow for optimal malleability, conforming to the site. Some are taller than others, and some seem to hover above the landscape. The tubes can be fully open to each other, partially open or closed off altogether for smaller spaces. There are no walls or hallways inside other than the curving glass.

“The furniture marks space, but its movement can reinvent the house,” say the architects. “The plan is not fixed, to follow the evolution of the lives of these occupants. From the outside, the facades undulate… this system of cylinder juxtaposition allows to enlarge the house but also to have a blurred outer delimitation of the house with its context.”

The effect is definitely unusual when viewing the house from outside. As modular designs become more popular, their inventiveness only increases. It’ll be interesting to see how architecture as a whole is affected by the trend in the coming years.

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Amazon sells an AmazonBasics flash for Canon and Nikon DSLRs for just $28

09 Aug

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If you’re looking to get into artificial lighting for dirt cheap, there’s a new ‘most affordable’ option in town. It turns out Amazon sells what looks to be a clone of the already cheap (~$ 70) Godox VT560 for the rock bottom price of just 28 bucks through the AmazonBasics brand.

PetaPixel spotted the speedlight earlier today, and the response has been pretty positive so far. Sure, the “AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras” can’t be radio triggered and doesn’t feature useful options like TTL metering, but at $ 28 nobody in their right mind would expect it to.

Instead, what you’re getting is a Canon and Nikon compatible speedlight with three modes (Manual, Slave 1, Slave 2), PC sync port for firing your flash off-camera without a master, 8 levels of power control, and a guide number of 33. Reviews so far are decent at an average of 3.9 our of 5 stars, with some calling the flash “unbeatable for the money,” although at least one reviewer said the flash failed on-location after working fine at home.

To find out more about the ultra-affordable speedlight, or if you want to pick it up for yourself, click here.


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Video: Professional fashion model hits 30 poses in just 15 seconds

25 Jul

If you’re a fashion model working with Taobao, an Chinese online retailer a la Amazon, your photographer expects some next-level posing from you. In this video posted by the Facebook page Shanghai Expat, we get to see what this looks like in real life: 30 poses hit in just 15 seconds of shooting.

Rapid-fire posing is nothing new, but it’s still hard to believe that each one of these split-second poses turns into a different look option for a catalog. Over the course of a day’s shooting, these models will reportedly pose up to 150 outfits, taking just one minute to change outfits and a 10-minute lunch break.

At that pace, we’re not entirely sure how the photographer is keeping up. Have you ever had the opportunity to work with a model at this skill level? What was it like? Tell us in the comments.

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Red just launched a $1200 smartphone with a 5.7″ holographic display

10 Jul

Cinema camera maker Red has announced its first foray into the smartphone market with Hydrogen One, an Android device with a 5.7″ display. That screen is the center of attention in the limited information Red has provided, emphasizing its ability to switch from a traditional 2D display to a 3D/VR/AR/holographic display thanks to ‘nanotechnology.’

Red states that the Hydrogen One will integrate with its family of professional video cameras as a monitor and user interface for Scarlet, Weapon and Epic cameras. It will also offer a proprietary algorithm to convert stereo sound into ‘multi-dimensional audio,’ a microSD card slot and USB-C charging.

The Hydrogen One will be able to host modular accessories a la Moto mods, as mentioned in the announcement and evidenced by the contacts pictured in the image above. Red mentions that this will be a means by which the device will be able to capture ‘higher quality motion and still images as well as Hydrogen format holographic images.’ No details are provided about an on-board camera at this time.

The Red Hydrogen One is being offered in Aluminum for $ 1195 and Titanium for $ 1595 as special pre-order prices. Shipping is planned for Q1 of 2018; Final pricing for the device has yet to be determined.

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18 Friendly Photos of Buddies Just Hanging Out

28 Jun

What better thing to do that to just hang out with your buddy this summer. Better yet get a photo together!

Here are 18 photos that show what it is all about to be friends.

By Lenneke Veerbeek

By Stew Stryker

By PicselPerfect

By Philip Brookes

By Trent McBride

By Sam Cox

By Leo Hidalgo

By Jay Melnick

By Chris Ford

By Art G.

By bunnysuicides

By Stefan

By Jarle Refsnes

By wolfgangfoto

By Stephanie Wallace

By Holly Occhipinti

By Theophilos Papadopoulos

By Julien Belli

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Trash Beats Tesla: This Powerful DIY Electric Car Cost Just $13K to Build

20 Jun

[ By SA Rogers in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ]

Made from the corpse of a 1997 BMW 528i salvaged from a junkyard and other recycled parts, this DIY electric car beats the Tesla Model S P100D’s mile range at a tiny fraction of the cost. The Tesla boasts a range of 335 miles per charge, while the ‘Phoenix’ by Eric Lundgren gets 380 miles. Lundgren and his team built the Phoenix in 35 days for just $ 13,000, and hopes the attention his trash car is getting will encourage carmakers with more cash to do more material recycling.

Founder and CEO of information technology organization ITAP, Lundgren bought the 20-year-old E39 generation BMW 528i and removed most of the interior – including the rear seats, dashboard, center console and trim – in order to save weight (yes, that’s the catch.) He added a 130kWh battery pack that uses cells from EV and laptop batteries to power the car, which takes up most of the space where the backseat would normally be.

To test his creation, Lundgren pitted it against three popular electric vehicles: the Tesla, a Chevy Bolt and a Nissan Leaf. All four competed in a trip across Southern California to see which one would last the longest. The Leaf ran out of juice first after 81 miles, followed by the Model S at 238 miles. The Bolt managed to squeak out 271. The BMW never ran out of range at all – instead, it blew a fuse after 340 miles with 32 percent of its charge left on its battery pack. In a second test, the Phoenix ran directly against the Tesla, getting 382 miles to the 100D’s 315.

Clearly, the fact that so much of its weight has been removed while the Tesla is loaded down with luxury options makes a difference in the result, but so should the fact that Tesla is working with top-quality, brand-new parts. For Lundgren, that’s not really the point.

“Re-use is the purest form of recycling. It creates zero carbon footprint. Re-using parts/components within broken/obsolete electroncis is called ‘hybrid recycling.’ This is a much-needed and often missing part of the recycling ecosystem.”

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The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20

14 Jun

Sharing photos from a phone is easy as breathing these days, and we have Philippe Khan to thank for paving the way. In June 1997, he achieved a technological first that would be repeated countless times in the following decades: he shared a digital photo instantly.

It all came together just under the wire in the delivery room where his wife Sonia was in labor with their daughter, Sophie. He connected his Casio QV-10 camera to his laptop, and with a his flip phone rigged up to the laptop by way of a makeshift cable, the system was ready for Sophie’s arrival.

His laptop was connected to a server at home, already configured to send email notifications to friends and family once his photo and text were transmitted. He snapped the photo, and an email with a link to the photo was sent out to 2000 people. There are a lot fewer cables involved in the process today, but basically, we’re doing the same thing in delivery rooms twenty years later. New parents everywhere thank you, Philippe.

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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CROZ DIY camera offers just the basics in a tiny clear case

02 May

CROZ, a small DIY camera that first appeared on Kickstarter in October 2016, is now available for purchase. This camera is shipped as a do-it-yourself kit that requires buyers to assemble the device. The resulting camera, once fully assembled, is quite small and features a clear case that makes the internal components visible. The CROZ camera was developed by Taiwanese company Paper Shoot and designed by Hyle Design.

CROZ is a digital camera, though it lacks a display for previewing and reviewing photos. The camera features a 5MP CMOS sensor, LARGAN Precision Lens, four photo filters (B&W, Color, Sepia, and Blue), a microUSB connection port, and ‘automatic image algorithms.’ The entire camera, including the two AAA batteries that power it, weighs 98g / 3.4oz and measures in at 12mm / 0.45in thick.

Photos are stored to an SD card (up to 32GB capacity supported). Users can swap out the lenses based on need, as well; the kit ships with a wide-angle lens and a fisheye lens. Paper Shoot, which is offering the kit for $ 3,899 NT / $ 129 USD / £100 GBP, explains, “CROZ is designed to be simple and straight forward – it is a digital camera, period.”

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Just added: New product overview videos and getting started guides

01 Apr

Are you shopping for a new camera? Or just looking for some advice about how to use your current favorite model? We’ve been working on a series of product overview videos for a couple of years, and we’ve just added a new series of informational videos to our YouTube channel.

Called ‘Getting Started Guides’, these videos are intended to give you a quick breakdown of the key features of several recent releases, and some quick tips on how to get the most out of them. You can find all of our recent overview and getting started guide videos from the links below, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to ensure you never miss a new video!

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How Seasaw Filmed a Music Video in Just 6 Hours, and You Can Too!

23 Mar

We love it when our friends do cool things, especially when they’re cool photo or video things. And we love it even more when they tell us all the secrets to how they did it.

Our friend Meg is in the band Seasaw and she recently used a few Photojojo products, an app, and an iPhone to make their latest music video – a cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So.”

The entire video was shot in just six hours, in a kitchen. Say whaaaat? Just how did they do it?

Below you can find Meg’s steps to music video magic, and try one or all of these tips when filming your next flick!

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