One Japanese team has released an interesting but rudimentary proof-of-concept for their own so-called volumetric display.
This minor planet has – until now – been known as the relatively uninspiring “(6196) 1991 UO4”.
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Behind every perfect inspirational travel photo and candid “girls night out” shot is an amateur boyfriend Instagram photographer. He’s always there, sometimes contorted into strange and awkward positions to get the shot, but rarely acknowledged… until now.
A new Facebook page and Instagram account called Boyfriends of Instagram is seeking to give these men the photo credits they deserve, and maybe give you a laugh along the way. The page is packed full of candid shots that show the reality behind those perfect Instagram snaps: guys balancing on the edge of hot tubs, crawling along the dirty pavement, and much more.
Here are a few of our favorites that have been posted to the page so far:
Admittedly, some of the shots on the page are just standard “I’m posing for a photo with my mom/friends/sisters” photos all tourists take. But the intensely manufactured moments like the guy on the hot tub or the “candid” girls night out photo make the less impressive ones totally worth it.
Image credits: All photos courtesy of Boyfriends of Instagram.
The star is pulsating in response to its unusually heavy planetary companion. It’s the first time that astronomers have seen this sort of interaction between a planet and its host star.
The reemergence of Churchill’s essay comes at a time when it’s fashionable for politicians to dismiss the importance of scientific discourse.
Take your skateboarding to the next level with the IvoryBoard Affordable Electric Skateboard. But, don’t let the price tag fool you. The IvoryBoard is a revolution in the price of electric skateboards. The high-performance design of this board allows you to reach speeds of 25mph as well as having an incredible range of 18 miles on a single charge. Perfect for your commute, the IvoryBoard comes with a wireless remote and uses 2000 Watts of power and two hub motors…. Continue Reading
There are two important lessons in this simple, short, inspirational tips video by photographer Moose Winans. The first is how to use complimentary backgrounds to create separation and make your subject “pop”; the second is that you should go out and shoot, even when conditions are crappy and you don’t think you’ll get anything.
On this unusually balmy day in February, Table Rock State Park in South Carolina doesn’t feature the lush picturesque vistas Winans prefers, but he pressed on, enjoying the day and looking for something to catch his eye… and something did.
First a leaf, then a weed, then a dried up wild-flower each captured Winans’ imagination in turn. And as he found ways to make these banal pieces of shrubbery the subject of some worthwhile photos, he explains how using complimentary backgrounds and paying attention to shape helped him create three photos he was proud of.
You can see them, and some drawn-on explanations, below:
The final images aren’t mind-blowing by any means, but both lessons are worthwhile.
Each of these subjects could easily have melted into a different background; however, by being deliberate in choice of background and composition, each has an Instagram-esque beauty to it that you don’t necessarily need a hipster beard and flannel to appreciate. And if he hadn’t gone out in the first place, he’d be three photos and one video tutorial short.
Check out the full video above to watch Winans work and hear this subject explained in a bit more detail, and then head over to his website for more tips like this one.
Image credits: Photos by Moose Winans and used with permission.
Deep Space Nine‘s fans have spoken, and they want a behind-the-scenes look at their beloved yet divisive Star Trek series.