Get Ready for 14-Megapixel Camera Phones

January 5, 2010 at 8:29 am | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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Get Ready for 14-Megapixel Camera Phones

by Michael Zhang

Camera phones may soon offer more megapixels than some DSLR cameras. Imaging company OmniVision announced today that they have developed a 14.6-megapixel image sensor that will fit in cell phones. These sensors are capable of both high-resolution still photography and 1080p high-definition video recording.

I wonder how long it will be before camera phone imaging quality rivals the quality of the best point-and-shoot cameras.

(via Photography Bay)

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Amazing wildlife photos from the BBC/London’s Natural History Museum awards

October 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Natural History Museum London
Image by helmsjan via Flickr

// This stunning picture of an Iberian wolf by Jose Luis Rodriguez took the Veiolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 award, a highly sought honor by the BBC Wildlife Magazine and the London’s Natural History Museum.

Check out some of the other incredible images from the competition. The best entrants will also be showing at London’s Natural History museum.

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Liquid Photography Magic

August 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Stunning High-Speed Liquid


Liquid Art & droplet photography

It takes great skill (and good high speed photography equipment) to create such frozen-in-time compositions, revealing the inherent energy, the dynamics of flowing water and the beauty of it all! Some artists substitute water with more viscous liquids, producing even more lava-lamp-like effects. But often just playing with coloring and light is enough to make an effective picture. In this article, we will try to cover a large variety of stunning high-speed liquid photography.

Luiz Luxvich makes startlingly clear images of splashing water

This master from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a good presence on flickr, so make sure to check out the rest of his colorful creations.

(images credit: Luiz Luxvich)

Amazingly, water looks simply great without any added coloring, like in these shots from the French photographer:

Liquid Sculptures of Martin Waugh

Martin Waugh at Liquid Sculpture is perhaps the most famous artist in this “sub-genre“. His works are described as full of “fun, whimsy and wonder”. The full gallery is here, and it is exceptional.

Water Kiss!

Not mercury, not ice – just water… splendid water:

Woke up one morning, saw this thing crawling toward me across the sink… decided to go to sleep some more –


(images credit: Irene Muller)

For more great examples of colored drops high-speed photography we’re going to recommend this flickr group. The following photographs, though, we’ve received without any credit, so please let us know if you recognize them:

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