Ever wonder where those beautiful, bright photos of amoebas and bacteria and other tiny weird stuff come from? Somebody's got to take and process those photographs, and our friends over at Popular Photography found one of those very people.
It's not quite a human ear, but we're really impressed with this latest 3-D printing project: making your own SLR camera. Surprisingly, you don't need much equipment for the project: you need a 3-D printer that prints in ABS plastic (like a Makerbot), a computer numerical control (CNC) cutter, a few non-printable parts and accessories, and about 15 hours of time. Sounds tricky, but in the end, you can make your own camera, complete with whatever lens mount you want and a mirror viewfinder. It's not exactly the easiest camera to use, but it's still pretty amazing that you can produce damn near a whole, working camera with a 3-D printer. Read more over at Popular Photography.
In an interview with Popular Photography, photographer Ben Canales explains how to capture amazing landscape shots of the night sky. Step 1: Get away from the city. Read the full interview, and see more awesome photos of the heavens, here.