A 195 gigapixel photo

At the initial stage of creation, the Big Pixel Team decided to accept new challenges of taking photos with hundreds of billions of pixels by breaking the past limit of tens of billions of pixels. However, it’s extremely difficult. The previous splicing technology was no longer applicable. More images, bigger data treatment and network deployment and loading were new challenges. Regardless of such challenges, we were still full of fighting spirit and successfully overcame such difficulties one by one. After taking photos in the Oriental Pearl Tower which is 230 m high and after data treatment for two months, we successfully created this picture, the world’s third largest picture and Asia’s first largest picture, marking that our team became a top creative image production team of the world.

Check out the image here. Zoom in, zoom out, move around and be amazed.

Samsung used MY photo to do it

Earlier this year, Samsung was busted for using stock photos to show off capabilities of Galaxy A8’s camera. And now they did it again – they used a stock image taken with a DSLR to fake the camera’s portrait mode. How do I know this, you may wonder? Well, it’s because Samsung used MY photo to do it… More here.

Tut tut.

Why It’s Still Worth Shooting with Film

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So, you might ask, why would anyone even think about shooting with old-school film these days? The stuff is finicky and has to be developed in a time-consuming process, delaying our now accustomed instant gratification of seeing photos immediately. But despite those drawbacks, film has stuck around—and it will continue to hang on because it maintains some important advantages over digital… More here.

Excellent stuff from James.

Neon dreamland

Liam Wong is a photographer and art director whose incredible sci-fi-style images of Tokyo at night have won him legions of fans on social media. Here we present some of his most striking shots, and find out how his day job in video games informs his photography.

Some of the photos in this article are stunning.

Earth’s Wonders

Once a matter of debate, we know today the Earth is not flat. But the satellite imagery we’re most familiar with — taken straight down––flattens and obscures the visual cues we get from perspective, making the imagery appear like maps, not photos.
Take for example this nadir view of Monte Fitz Roy. You might not appreciate that these are mountains unless you spot the clue in the jagged shadows coming off the mountain’s serrated summits… More at Medium.

Some of these images are absolutely stunning.

The universe in one image

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The universe is so vast it’s almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.

But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image above that shows the observable universe in one disc… More at The Independent.

Wow.

London in 1979

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Swedish photographer George Kindbom has only visited London once – back in 1979 – as a 27-year-old man eager to travel the world and observe the idiosyncrasies of its various cultures. He certainly came to the right place.

Through his images he captures an almost alien generation of eccentric characters free from the trappings of technology and all those Instagram filters. Margaret Thatcher had just won her first general election, the Jubilee line was recently inaugurated and the next decade was about to change the world beyond recognition… More at EveningStandard.

A time when things were about to change markedly, and captured perfectly in these 16 images.

Pholio

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Pholio is your personal photo and video archive. Once connected, it collects all of your digital photos and videos together – wherever they are saved – and automatically indexes them on the Pholio device.

Pholio uses the latest visual recognition technology to make your searching effortless. Photos and videos you thought might have been lost forever can now be found within seconds… More here.

Looks good.

Strangers going to work, for 9 years

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Over the span of those 9 years, Funch visited the same street corner at 42nd Street and Vanderbilt in New York City, outside Grand Central Terminal. As he photographed the people in the crowds between 8:30 and 9:30 in the morning, Funch repeatedly captured familiar faces of the same strangers going about their morning routine… More at PetaPixel.

That is a labour of love.