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Lunar Eclipse & Moon Facts

There is a lunar eclipse coming up this Saturday, and it will be visible from Australia. Click through to learn some fun facts about the moon like why the full moon always rises at sunset or why lunar eclipses always happen during full moon!

By | 2nd April 2015|Favourites|6 Comments

DLSR Shutter in Slow Motion

Have you ever seen a DSLR's shutter mechanism in slow motion? The Slow Mo Guys have created a fantastic video showing us how it works!! The rolling shutter allows for very fast exposure times and can lead to some funky artefacts!

By | 2nd March 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Single-Lens Reflex

SLR. Surely, you are familiar with those letters. But do you know what they stand for? Click through to find out and learn about the physics behind it. Optics is the reason you can look through your SLR viewfinder and see exactly what your photograph will look like.

By | 12th February 2015|Favourites, Optics|6 Comments

Tiny Planet Calculations

Would you like to learn about the distortion process involved in creating a tiny planet? Are you interested in how I coded the distortion in Matlab? Click through to learn how the pixels in a tiny planet stretch and watch an animation.

By | 18th December 2014|Computation, Tiny Planets|2 Comments

Gravity

If you drop two very different objects from the same height will they land at the same time? And if you repeat this in vacuum will the result be different? Click throught to find out the answer with Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation!

By | 6th November 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Blue Sky

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue, the sun is yellow and sunrises/sunsets are red? This is due to Rayleigh scattering from the air molecules. The molecules scatter more blue light than red light so when looking at the sky it seems blue! Click through to learn more.

By | 21st October 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tiny Planets From Scratch

Would you like to learn the secret art of making tiny planets? They are magical and enchanting. Click through to find out how to create your own tiny planet in Photoshop in just 6 simple steps :) It's easy peasy and very addictive hehe.

By | 9th October 2014|Favourites, Photography Tips, Tiny Planets|1 Comment

Depth Of Field

How can objects at different distances be in focus at the same time in your camera? Why does the lens aperture size determine the depth of field of your photograph? Does it depend on anything else? Click through to learn about the physics behind it.

By | 2nd October 2014|Favourites, Optics|5 Comments
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