There are a lot of passionate Street Photographers out there that create great free content that help me in very different ways. Some are more on the educational side while others inspire me to improve my images. Here is a list of Photographers I hope will be helpful to you too, together with links to resources that helped me a lot especially early on my way to becoming a better Street Photographer.
The bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in a house, hotel or any other kind of building. It’s a place where my imagination can go wild. When I stand in an abandoned bedroom I’d like to think ‘what happened here?’. People used to sleep here, been intimate with each other, had discussions and laughter etc.
Sometimes even personal belongings have been left behind as you can see in the pictures, for whatever reason. Since the bedroom is such a personal space and the memories / history of that space is being consumed by nature, I decided to create a set of a couple I ran into while exploring.
What if you could see yourself in 14 years, would you want to know what you look like?
Urs Recher is a Switzerland based photographer that pursued a personal project that had me fascinated. Back in 2002, he shot beautiful portraits of two models. He shot the same models again this year with the exact same setup! the only thing that separates the shots is time.
I suppose like most photographers I have a “photographic bucket-list”, and documenting the life-cycle of the much maligned Mosquito has always been high on that list. Like many of my projects this turned out to be quite the undertaking filled with many challenging and unique problems.
Mosquitoes start off as eggs which hatch into larvae. The larvae, also called wrigglers feed on algae and micro-organisms in the water. They spend much of their time at the water’s surface sucking oxygen through breathing tubes attached at their tail. After about a week they turn into pupae.
While geared more toward those on the other side of the camera, I thought this video I ran across over the weekend was worth sharing. It was posted to YouTube a while ago now, but in it, modelling scout Trudi Tapscott talks about some of the biggest mistakes that new and aspiring models make when starting their career.
It’s an interesting insight for photographers, too, especially newer ones who might not be used to working with models or as part of a team. It lets us know some of the things that models expect when walking into a shoot.
Domenico Sellaro is a rising talent! A young Digital Artist who specializes in Creative Retouching, and Matte Painting. He began to teach himself Photoshop in 2008, but has since taught himself how to use 3D programs like Sculptris and Blender too. During these years he has been selected for international exhibitions, become featured in the Wacom gallery online, and received features in international Photoshop magazines. He is now Founder and CEO at The Creative Dot and he’s working as Freelance Digital Artist for some clients from Europe and other countries.
The series is joint venture between National Geographic and Canon.
Season 1 (six half hour long episodes – available on Netflix worldwide) follows five photographers around the world documenting their approach to photography and story telling.
Continue reading to watch the trailer for both Season 1 and Season 2…
We are big fans or Eric Pare and Kim Henry, the photographer/dancer duo has created some epic art over the years. Now, they are coming back with a new technique that involves fog machine, a projector and some copper lights. The shooting was done to celebrate Eric’s new light painting studio, and a celebration they had.
Eric explains how the photos were created:
For American rock band OK Go, boundary pushing music videos have become the standard. They’ve done the long one-shot takes with crazy optical illusions, shot with a massively co-ordinated cast of dancers, and they’ve even levitated in zero G. Now, they’ve done it again with their latest music video for new song, The One Moment.
The entire video, again, is shot as a single take. The main action in the video took only took 4.2 seconds in real time. After that, it bounces back and forth between real time for a few seconds, and then back to super slow motion with people flying through the air over fountains of paint. It’s a ridiculous video, and the amount of planning that must’ve gone into it to get it right first time just doesn’t bear thinking about.
The photography of Mexico based Felix Hernández is nothing short of remarkable. Felix specialises in turning dreams into reality, at least, photographically, and he does it in some absolutely amazing ways. Utilising an array of techniques including miniatures, dry ice and even cigarette smoke, his work shows some elaborate thinking.
In this video, we get see some of that process, and a look behind the scenes on how the image “Inner Trip” was made. Felix describes this image as “a journey to my inner self”, bringing yet another dreamy vision to life. Utilising miniature models, long exposure photography and some light painting, he sure seems to have had been on a great ride.