Photography from Space: Inside the ISS

Remember the above cool time lapse video from the International Space Station.  NASA has now given us a behind the scenes look from the ISS.

Astronaut Mike Fossum talks us through his thoughts on photography from space and how the Nikon D3 (NASA is a big fan of Nikon) allows them to take incredible images at night.  Check it out in the video below. [Read more...]

International Space Station Time Lapse of Earth at Night

Check out the above view of Earth from the International Space Station at night.  I was surprised to see how much area that a lightning strike covered with its glow.  I couldn’t find any info about which camera was used to capture these images, but it would make sense that it’s a Nikon D3s or other Nikon body since the raw images were sourced from NASA.

[YouTube via PetaPixel]

3 Great Timelapse Videos

These three videos from Jeff Chen Kuo Chih were captured over the period of several days in the Eastern Sierra. The foreground lighting in the third video adds an almost surreal effect to the night shots of the Milky Way.

It’s worth noting that these were shot using a combination of the Nikon D5100 and Nikon D3 cameras.

While the Canon 5D Mark II seems to get all the attention in time lapse videos, Nikon deserves a lot of credit for the time lapse capablities of its DSLRs. Most of the recent Nikon DSLRs (excluding the very base-level models) offer a built-in intervolometer, which means you can shoot time lapse sequences right out of the box without the need to by a $150 remote as is the case with Canon time lapse work.

Check the videos out below.  [Read more...]

SF to Paris Timelapse

They say adding motion to a timelapse is the way to make it really shine. The folks at Beepshow used an Air France jet as a 5000 mile dolly to capture this cool timelapse on an 11 hour flight from San Francisco to Paris.

The timelapse was captured with a Canon 5D Mark II and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens.  Audio was mixed on an iPad and the whole thing was edited in iMovie and After Effects CS5.

Yet another reason to always get the window seat.

[Beepshow via Fstoppers]