An ant’s stinger is thinner than the width of a human hair, and made up of a main stinger and two “lancets” that actively drill into you as they release venom. We know this because of the incredible footage of this process that was recently captured for the very first time in super-slow motion. The […]
Solargraphy is a technique for photographing the sun’s path through the sky by using a pinhole camera to expose photographic paper for anywhere from a few hours to over a year. Photographer Sam Cornwell has created what he believes is the world’s first solargraphy timelapse.
Scientists have unveiled the first photograph ever captured of quantum entanglement, the physical phenomenon in which two or more “entangled” particles are connected via their quantum states, even across vast distances.
Want to shoot high-res photos and 4K video all day on a single microSD card? SanDisk just launched the world’s first 1 terabyte microSD card. With a UHS speed class of 3 (U3) and a video speed class of 30 (V30), the card is ready to handle 4K UHD video recording. The monstrous card features […]
The Denver-based tripod maker Colorado Tripod Company has announced the world’s first hollow titanium ballhead. It’s called the Highline Ballhead Titanium, and it’s designed to be ultra-light, ultra-strong, and ultra-versatile.
NASA has released the first 8K footage ever shot in space. This 3-minute video was captured aboard the International Space Station using a RED Helium 8K camera, and it shows the astronaut residents living, working, and conducting research.
Say hello to the world’s first terapixel macro photo. The photo is of a food mosaic, and it was made by stitching together 629,370 separate photos. The final image has dimensions of 6,571,152×160,256 pixels, weighing in at a staggering 1053.
Aurora Aperture has just announced what it claims is the world’s first variable graduated neutral density filter. It’s a family of filters called the Aurora PowerGXND. The filter has a continuous range of 5-stops (ND 0 – 1.
Tamron has announced the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, which it is calling “the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens” with an extremely flexible zoom ratio of 22.2x. The new lens, available for Canon and Nikon APS-C cameras and with an equivalent focal length range of 28-600mm, is packed in to a surprisingly light […]
Believe it or not, there was a time when photo sharing was a lot slower than in the age of Snapchat. 20 years ago, instantaneously capturing and sharing photos online was unheard of. The first camera phone photo was sent two decades ago, on June 11th, 1997, a fact that we previously shared in 2011. When entrepreneur Philippe […]
I’ve been shooting tintypes for almost six years now and love to push the boundaries of what is possible with this slow and difficult photographic process. Taking a tintype from the air was an idea that, years ago, I had shelved as the technology wasn’t there yet. Drones were pretty scarce and the ones I […]
8K has arrived. Dell’s “world’s first” 8K monitor that wowed so many people back in January when it was announced is officially on sale—a 31. 5-inch monster of a monitor that offers a level of resolution you will drool (and your graphics card will groan) over.
At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, Razer showed off Project Valerie, the world’s first triple display laptops. Instead of a single screen, you can feast your eyes on three separate 17. 3-inch 4K screens arranged panorama-style.
Selfie sticks are SOOO last year. If you want to be on the cutting edge of selfie technology, you really need to get your hands on the ‘world’s first selfie bottle’—a camera invention by none other than Coca-Cola.
It’s been called the first underwater photograph and the first underwater self-portrait, but it doesn’t seem to be either of those things. No, but this photo by diver and photography pioneer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, taken in 1899, does seem to be the world’s first underwater portrait.