“Phoneography” seems to be gaining in popularity when it comes to magazine covers. After Billboard, Sports Illustrated and Elle, TIME Magazine also went down this road. But, they went a bit further than just issuing one cover shot with a smartphone. They hired a talented Brazilian photographer Luisa Dörr to shoot 46 portraits and 12 magazine covers with an iPhone, using nothing but natural light and a reflector. The portraits and covers are a part of TIME’s “Firsts” project, featuring 46 women who are changing the world.
It took Mexico based photographer Felix Hernández five years and several trips to New York City to be able to get this shot. Not being from the USA, NYC isn’t a place that Felix gets to visit very often. It took him several trips just to find the right spot from which to shoot. But when he finally did, was able to make this wonderful day to night panorama transition.
We have presented the awesome work of Mitchel Wu before. After creating crazy “Toy Stories,” he’s back with the adventures of Kermit the Frog. He’s one of the favorite characters of many of us (myself included), and Mitchel’s photos show him in a range of fun and incredible situations.
While one may think it takes a lot of Photoshop to create these photos, the truth is that it was all taken in camera. The splashes, the jumps and the levitations – they were all achieved using practical effects. We chatted with Mitchel about this super-fun collection of photos and the process of making them. Als, he shared with us some of the challenges and joys of toy photography as a career.
There are lots of “rules” when it comes to composition. Guidelines that are great starting points for those just starting out. Adhering to these rules does not mean you will create a masterpiece every time, though. Nor does breaking them mean your photos will suck. But there are some aesthetic things that these “rules” often tend to not mention.
In this video, photographer Evan Ranft talks us through 4 common composition mistakes that every photographer makes. He’s made them, I’ve certainly made them. You, too, either have or will make them at some point in your photography journey. But they can be avoided, if you can spot when you’re doing them.
This year my wife Chrystall and I have decided we’re leaving London for the country.
As much as we love London we feel this is a good time for us to leave and move onto other bigger things. One of them being the launch of our new website, Great Things To Do, in January 2018.
I’ve written before about the ethics of street photography and as a London based street photographer, there was something I needed to put right before I left.
Back in 2009 I was wandering in Ladbroke Grove, not far from the tragic Grenfell Tower, on one of my typical days out shooting urban photography.
As I walked passed a garden, something, or rather someone grabbed my eye but I kept walking for a bit.
But it was just too good a shot to miss so I went back, smiled at them, paused for a second and took the shot to then walk away again.
The shot turned out great but there was a lingering feeling of having stolen it, and it never sat very well with me.
A few years went by and this slowly but surely became one of my most popular photographs, winning recognition at the International Street Photography Awards.
Here we were now in 2017 and I still regret not going back to at least give them the print.
So in July I decided to do something about it, I would find them again.
Has it happened to you that you come to a beautiful location just to see there are plenty of tourists/other photographers blocking your view? I’m sure it has. Travel photographer Brendan van Son faced this problem at Moraine Lake, and it left him with a question: “Are photographers ruining photography for photographers?”
As a heroic fantasy photographer, shooting with dragons is one of my dreams. Not fake Photoshopped dragons but real dragons. But everybody knows that they are dead for a very long time. A long time, that is, until Deanerys and Games of Thrones came along.
Let’s go back to few months ago. I was working In Paris. One morning, I saw an advertisement about Dragonland, an exhibition with life size dragons. “Wow, that must be really great”. And I created the equation in my mind : Dragons + Daenerys = Cosplay shoot.
It’s inspiring to see talented kids devoted to developing their talent. Since I love photography, I find it especially heartwarming to see the young ones who are passionate about it. Robert Irwin is one of these kids. The 13-year-old son of “The Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin is a devoted photographer, and despite his young age, his work is really good. While he also takes photos of landscapes and cities, you can probably guess that his main passion is wildlife.
Sales 101 says that it is much more profitable to convert sales from existing customers than to retain new customers – but retailers have taken this to a fantastically annoying new level – to the point where I have to waste significant amounts of time and effort to ignore them.
Continue reading for a few examples of the most annoying practices of modern retailers and a few strategies that you can use to avoid them.
There are many rules in photography, but few of them are set in stone. When it comes to photographing people, though, there are a few rules that are simple common courtesy. As well as a few that are just a really good idea.
In this video from photographer Manny Ortiz, we learn 5 Dos and 5 Don’ts of working with models. The tips don’t just apply to actual models, though. Model in this context is really just any human subject. With the assistance of his wife Diana, we get to also hear things from the perspective of the person standing in front of the lens, too.