Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Space is a frontier, and a difficult one to capture. At Luminance 2012, Dr. Donald Pettit, a NASA astronaut and photographer who we wrote about a while back, takes us through the exhilarating experience of documenting outer space, and why photography is the perfect medium to do it with:
As a follow-up to the eerie timelapse of San Francisco and an empty Seattle, the creator has released an equally haunting timelapse of a desolate New York City. As the timelapse imagery winds around some of The Big Apples most thriving landmarks viewers are treated to an unusual look at them.
Trying to sell more bridal photographs? In the video below, the photographer covers a lighting setup that he says his clients buy 100% time. The setup is uncomplicated and and only calls on the use of a single speedlight. As an added bonus, using minimal gear makes set up a breeze even without the help of an assistant. Have a look at the video to learn the bridal shot technique:
Composite photography is becoming increasingly popular for commercial use and as interest rises in the technique, so does the talent behind the photographs. Photographers are adapting to the style and experimenting with lighting that will give them the best possible HDR experience. In the following video, a pair of photographers are presented with the challenge of doing a composite photography shoot of the new Audi A4 in unfavorable weather conditions.
The concept of the pancake lens has interested me for a while now, so when Canon announced its new 40mm pancake lens I bought one. So far it has proved a useful addition to my lens collection. But what exactly is a pancake lens? Is the lens as good in practise as I hoped? Here are my thoughts.
Take a good look at this beautiful example from photographer Eric Hines. Inspired by Chicago’s skyscrapers & lights at night and the mystery they exhale, Eric achieves a profound and astonishing view like never before. It’s a result of 4 months of work (from July to October 2012), shooting over 30,000 still photographs:
Wildlife photography is not reserved just for the great outdoors, bringing the exotic animals into the studio can bring a new element to to the form of portraiture. In a two minute look into Brad Wilson‘s life as a professional photographer, you can get a feel for what it’s like to be enclosed into a room with the potentially fierce animals during a photo session. You’ll see below that, while the animals can be intimidating at times, the experience is also quite moving.
As you can see in the video below, the team behind this motorcycle shoot took thinking outside the box to a whole new level. Instead of photographing the same old photos of the same old bikes, they constructed the motorcycles out of people. After some trial and error procedures to figure out just how each individual would be posed, the work of a body paint artist to finish the look.
Being a White House photographer seems like a glamorous job to have once you set aside the long hours and relentless travel. With the United States presidential campaign going on in full force, photographers like Jason Reed are faced with never ending, albeit exciting work days. If you think political photography is path you may want to pursue, or, perhaps just curious about, take a look at the video clip below for some insight into the life of a White House photographer:
If you've been looking to practice different lighting techniques, you may want to try your hand at powder photography. The skill has been gaining momentum across the strobist community lately.
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