Wow! Fabrizio Bensch and Pawel Kopczynski developed a groundbreaking system that allows photographers to remotely operate a camera with a joystick. Using this technology, Mike Blake at Reuters took some incredilbe shots of gymnasts in never before seen angles. Read the article at My Modern Met for a more detailed look into how these photos are taken.
You might think long exposure photography is a relatively new phenomenon, but you would be dead wrong. Harold Edgerton began experimenting with long exposure photos as early as 1938. He developed his style using a stroboscope, better known as a strobe light. He took his photos using a strobe along with the camera's flash to capture the motions of his subjects. The results are these awesome photos!
The world looks incredibly different, and beautiful, under the lense of a miscroscope. You just need to take a look at these images from the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition for proof. This international competition, in its ninth year, honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images. Check out more at the Olympus BioScapes website!