Scientists: ‘Photon Ring’ Stacking Will Create Ultra-Sharp Black Hole Photos

The world’s first photo of black hole was published back in April 2019, and scientists have been laboring to find ways to capture sharper images of the mysterious regions of spacetime. Scientists are now saying that focusing on a black hole’s “photon ring” may lead to a huge increase in sharpness. In a new paper […]

Images from Science 3: Contemporary and Extraordinary Images of Science

Johns Hopkins University and the Rochester Institute of Technology recently announced Images from Science 3 (IFS3), a collection and international touring exhibit of the best and most thought-provoking images curated from the fields of astronomy, medical photography and illustration, material sciences photography, and related industries.

NASA Wants Your Cloud Photos to Help Verify Satellite Data

NASA is looking for people who are willing to regularly snap and share photos of clouds. The space agency is turning to citizen scientists for a cloud observation project that will help validate the images captured by satellites in space.

How to Capture Heat on Camera Without Expensive Optics

Standard schlieren imaging techniques use a large mirror to be able to visualize heat or pressure differences in air. The problem with these techniques is that they require large precision telescope mirrors that are very expensive.

Watch a GoPro Go Through an Electron Beam Irradiator

Here’s a 2. 5-minute video recorded by a GoPro Session action camera that was given a trip through an electron beam irradiator. “Radiation shielded Gopro Session is sent through electron beam irradiator,” writes Andrew Seltzman of RTF Technologies, who posted the video in December 2016.


Neuroaesthetics: Where Science Meets the Art of Photography

Art is something we all enjoy in one way or another. We assume it is a subjective subject, but there may be an objective angle that we can observe art from. Perhaps art isn’t subjective at all? Neuroaesthetics is a scientific approach to art in the way it is both produced and consumed, and this […]

The Science Behind Forced Perspective

Here’s a 15-minute video by Filmmaker IQ about exactly what forced perspective is and how it works in photography. Forced perspective is an optical illusion where an object may appear smaller or larger, or nearer or further away, than it actually is.

Astronaut Captured Blue Lightning on Camera from the ISS

For years, airline pilots have reported seeing unusual lightning phenomenon that we don’t get to witness from the ground. Luckily for us, astronauts on the International Space Station have a perfect vantage point, and one of them did capture “blue lightning” while orbiting the Earth.


Your Body is Bioluminescent and Can Be Photographed in Darkness

Did you know that your body is bioluminescent? That’s right — the human body actually emits visible light and can be photographed by an ultra-sensitive camera in complete darkness. This strange discovery was made during a study back in 2009 by a team of Japanese researchers led by Masaki Kobayashi of the Tohoku Institute of […]

Why People Don’t Like Portraits of Themselves

Portrait photos are often disliked by the subject themselves. From the early formative years of grade school on into the advanced years of adulthood, the feeling of dislike of your own picture is universal.

Photographer Uses ‘Science’ to Find the ‘Perfect’ Portrait Angle

Is there such a thing as the ‘perfect’ portrait and headshot angle? When you’re dealing with something as subjective as photography, probably not. But that didn’t stop Ed Gregory from YouTube channel Photos in Color from applying some ‘science’ to try and find that perfect shot.

Field Curvature, A Tricky Problem in Photography

The above photo is taken at 28mm at f/11 on an ancient Minolta 28-85mm lens, the focus was set to about 2. 5 meters and according to the depth of field scales everything should be in focus… but it isn’t.