Tag: photography

  • 700 Sharks In The Dark


    A single shark is too clumsy to catch even a somnolent grouper. A pack of them is more likely to flush the fish from its hiding place and encircle it. Then they tear it apart. Seen live, the attack is a frenzy that explodes before us. Only later, thanks to a special camera that captures a thousand images a second, are we able to watch the sharks in slow motion and appreciate their efficiency and precision.

    Incredible pictures and story from Laurent Ballesta and his team.

  • Using only the Pixel 2 XL to photograph the Geneva Motor Show

    Vlad Savov left his DSLR at home and relied solely on his Pixel for the entire show.

    I literally flew in to Geneva with a Google Pixel 2 XL, my laptop, and the hope that my high esteem for Google’s camera wasn’t misguided. After taking more than 2,000 shots, publishing 303 of them (so far), and then collecting compliments rather than complaints about my photos, I can say that this experiment has been a resounding success.

    Amazing results.

    Photo: Vlad Savov / The Verge

  • Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles

    At National Gallery Victoria. Captured on a Sony Z3 using Google Camera.

  • Sony Mavica FD-73

    Recently I grabbed the demo version of Affinity Designer to take it for a test drive. I decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit my first ever digital camera, the Mavica FD-73.

    Further reading:
    Retro Thing
    DP Review
    Camera Wiki

  • Sony is at the forefront of mobile photography innovation

    One year ago I tweeted:

    “If you haven’t been paying attention, the consumer camera space is erupting right now. Phone cameras lit a fire under the incumbents.”

    That was before Sony released the critically acclaimed RX100 (and it’s follow up, the RX100M2). Sony has been pushing extremely hard in this space, releasing innovative and exciting cameras to consumers, while doing great things with glass and image quality at these reduced sizes.

    These Sony “QX” Lens cameras may seem gimmicky, but they’re the first step into yet more uncharted territory, forcing the whole space to innovate faster.


    $450 does seem pricey for what, at a glance, looks like just a bluetooth lens – but the 1-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and a f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens make it the hardware equivalent of an RX100M2, generally accepted as the best point-and-shoot in the world.

    These QX lenses may not be a commercial success, but the future of mobile photography is looking pretty amazing.

    Update: The Verge went hands-on: