Digital Painting Instructional - Greyscale to Color from Clint Cearley on Vimeo.

This 26-minute instructional video by professional illustrator Clint Cearley examines the technique of progressing a greyscale image into a color one with tips to remember and problems to avoid.

Program used is Photoshop CS5. Image used in video is Lady Paradoxia, created by the author for the game Legend of the Cryptids. Image © Applibot, used with permission.

fastcompany:

Need some motivation for your run? Now you can have zombies chase you.Inside The Crazy Google Glass Fitness App That Makes You Run For Your Life

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Mike Tyson, New York, 1986

Albert Watson

There’s a Russian artist called Yury Artsybushev.

Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

Learn more about what you see in my post: notes-from-dreamworlds.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/slow-life.html

This clip, as well as stock footage, is available in 4k resolution. Make sure you watch it on a large screen! You won’t be able to appreciate this clip or see individual cells moving in a sponge on a smartphone. If you have a full-HD screen, when you enter full-screen mode, please press on “view actual size” next to the HD icon to improve sharpness.

To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and I spent almost 9 long months just to learn how to make these kinds of videos and understand how to work with these delicate creatures.

I am glad that I abandoned the idea of making this clip in 3D (with two cameras) - very few people have 3D screens and it doubles processing time.

Gear:
- Canon 7D (died at the beginning of the project as I had overused it in my research), Canon 5d Mkiii (90% of footage is done with it)
- Canon MP-E 65 mm lens
- adjustable custom-spectrum lamps (3 different models)
- several motorized stages including StackShot for focus stacking
- multiple computers to process thousands of 22+ Mpx raw images and perform focus stacking (an old laptop died on that mission after 3 weeks of continuous processing).

Edited in Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Zerene Stacker, and Helicon Focus.
Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.

Visit my website to see more cool stuff: microworldsphotography.com
(consideration to buy a print from my website or to use the tip jar below the video is always welcome, but this option is better: secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006kqX)

Inquiries/licensing/press: find my contact details here: microworldsphotography.com/About

Please do not share this clip to promote or endorse marine aquarium industry. I simply want people to admire life, but not to be told to buy stuff, especially poses captive animals
More about using my videos:
microworldsphotography.com/Image-Use/Video-Use-and-Licensing

Photo digitally watercolour-ified by me.
Original photo by Morbalt

Photo digitally watercolour-ified by me.

Original photo by Morbalt

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See on Scoop.it - The future of medicine and health
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Patchy changes in the developing brain long before birth may cause symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research suggests.

The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, raises hopes that better understanding of the brain…

(Source: jodeus)

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A Giant, Secret Vault Where Rich People Store Their Stuff Tax-Free : Planet Money : NPR

Freeports are the safe-deposit boxes of the offshore tax-haven world — fancy vaults where rich people store their Picassos and gold bars with maximal safety, minimal scrutiny and special tax exemptions. Not surprisingly, the classic freeport is in Geneva. Last year, a Times reporter asked an art insurer to value the art stored there. “I doubt you’ve got a piece of paper wide enough to write down all the zeros,” the insurer said. Singapore, which is basically becoming the new Switzerland, opened its own, giant freeport in 2010. “When you go to a bank and rent a safe, nobody knows what goes in. It’s the same thing here,” one of the founders of the Singapore freeport told the WSJ when the facility opened. “They only need to give a code that indicates the broad nature of the item—gold, wine or a painting. There’s no value, no ownership, no inventory list—all details are confidential. We offer more confidentiality than Geneva.”
Singapore Freeport Website The high-security, high-concept vault where Deutsche Bank will store $9 billion of gold – Quartz

self portrait process from Lois van Baarle on Vimeo.

process of this drawing - blog.loish.net/post/79583068924/self-portrait-turned-out-a-bit-cartoony !

For this image, I used photoshop CS5.1 in combination with a wacom Intuos4 tablet. The brush I used was the standard ‘oil pastel large’ brush that comes with photoshop, with flow on about 16% and opacity on 100%. I started out with an A4 sized canvas. I drew the image using a mirror as reference.
more info at loish.net/faq!

screen capture software: bandicam

Horseracing Betting Centre in Hong Kong

Tse Ming-chong

Tse Ming-chong received his Master of Arts Degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2004 after graduating from Hong Kong Baptist University in the Department of Journalism in 2003. He is a co-founder of Lumenvisum, a centre dedicated to promoting photography in Hong Kong. He is currently a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School. Tse’s photographic installation Hong Kong Diary ‘94 was exhibited in the 1st Tokyo International Photo-Biennale, Japan in 1995. A Photo-research Project on Horseracing Betting first began in 1997, as a follow-up on Deng Xiaoping’s promise before Hong Kong’s handover, i.e., that Hong Kong can “keep on with its horse-racing and dancing”, an affirmation of his political pledge of “One Country, Two Systems”. To illustrate how horseracing forms a part of Hong Kong culture, the artist visited several betting stations to conduct his photo-research and explored the social conditions of Hong Kong before and after the Handover. With the project “A Photo-Research of Off-course Hong Kong Jockey Club Betting Centre”, he received Fellowship for Artistic Development from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1997.

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1997 - 1999

Photographer:

Tse Ming Chong

Wan Chai, Hong Kong, watercolour-effect, done by Moi using online digital image manipulation programs 

- original <http://www.spacious.hk/en/hong-kong/wan-chai#.UzKlH_mSySo>

Three-dimensional visualization of the insect thorax

Microtomography allows scientists to take multiple X-ray cross-sections of a living creature and combine them into a 3-D model (the same technology, used at a larger scale, in medical CT scans). To capture the blowfly’s beating wings, researchers increased the resolution of the technique, and tethered the blowfly to a rotating table.

The imaging setup allowed the researchers to take ten evenly spaced snapshots of the blowfly’s wing beat. Stitching together the images resulted in the video below. The blue, green and yellow muscles are the blowfly’s steering muscles.