How to Fit 24 Hours into One Photo

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We’re convinced some photographers are born with a rather rare yet want-worthy gene.

…A mysterious code of DNA that inspires impossible-to-accomplish projects and an anti-impossible mechanism to carry them through.

Chris Kotsiopoulos is one of these photographers; his most recent endeavor: is it possible to capture a 24-hour day in one photograph?

500+ photos, 30 hours, and one 12V battery later, he discovered it was! See the impressive result.

Chris shot through day and night (Yup, he stayed up all night.), capturing the arch of the sun’s rise and fall and an epic 11 hour startrail with twilight hours to fill in the space between day and night.

Over a 12 hour period, he then composed the hundreds of photos into one endless panorama a la “little planet.” (Click the link below for his full description.)

Lesson learned: the next time an impossible-sounding project pops into your head, don’t write it off! Where there’s a will, there’s a way…or a mutated gene.

Chris Kotsiopoulus’ 24 Hour Photograph
[Take a look at his star-trail time lapse!]

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Instagram crush alert! @Paperboyo combines stunningly precise papercraft cut-outs with monuments and landmarks from all over the globe for amazing photographs that never cease to make us marvel (and occasionally chuckle too).

Thankfully, we don’t have to stare at our phones hoping for a new post. Rich McCor (the clever snapper behind @paperboyo) recently released a book of his fantastic photos and behind the scenes peeks at his process.

We still couldn’t get enough Rich in our lives, so we talked to him about his inspiration, his favorite gear and much more. Turns out the dude is just as delightful as his photos!

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