The city of Los Angeles is mesmerizing no matter how you look at it. But filmmaker Vadim Tereshchenko wanted to make sure he put his own magical spin on The City of Angels for a recent hyperlapse he created for National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase. [Read more…]
Tourists all over the world are especially susceptible to robbery, but while a selfie stick with an expensive phone attached to it might make them stick out like a sore thumb, it could now be used to protect them.
A Moscow-based martial arts school started offering self-defense classes combining traditional fighting methods with selfie sticks.
The new “art” is called ‘MPD fight’ (monopod fight) and apparently it’s already a global trend.
I, like many others, am extremely active on social media. I check it first thing when I wake up and right before I fall asleep. I follow many people whose work I find inspiring and I constantly check hashtags in an effort to discover new people, new locations, and new perspectives. However, lately I have begun noticing a trend that extremely distressing to me as a conservationist and park ranger: People hurting the protected (and to me, the absolutely most sacred) land of our national parks, in order to get the shot. I don’t want to point fingers, name names, or even be a spoil-sport, but somebody has got to say something, and it might as well be me.
My story is one of tragedy followed by good fortune. It is the story of death giving birth to life and of the power of photography to make it happen.
I had always considered myself a common man living a common life. Being the head of a business consulting firm provided me with little time to pursue some of my interests aside from work. I was concentrated on growing my company and making a name in the industry.
However, I would eventually come to learn that life is always unpredictable and that it only takes a split second for things to change forever. In December of 2009 my wife was diagnosed with Cancer and suddenly all my time and effort were being redirected towards fighting a four-year long battle which we sadly lost. She passed away in April of 2013 leaving me behind after 10 years together.
Rob Whitworth’s latest flow motion video was released a few days ago and judging by the fact that it’s been viewed over 1.5 million times already, I think it’s fair to say that his unique style still captivates audiences.
Curious to find out more about the kind of production efforts involved in such a project and some behind-the-scenes information, we caught Rob for a few questions.
Read on to find out what gear was used, how long it took to create the project, and how this video compares to previous projects.
One of the most prestigious accolades any photographer can obtain is to be the recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Awarded annually for 90 years, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation gives the honor of the Fellowship to ‘men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.’
After this year’s recipients were chosen, photography site ONWARD took some time to interview each of them, asking what it is that makes their photography projects come to life. Below we’ve taken one quote from each of the interviews and created a little synopsis of advice from some of this year’s most talented storytellers. [Read more…]
A rather funny, and perhaps somewhat worrying, video shows an encounter between Dallas Police detectives and a camera crew that took place a couple of days ago.
As we’ve seen too often lately, police are quick on the scene once a drone is around and in this case they were making sure the team wasn’t flying the device near the airport.
That would all be perfectly fine, except the ‘drone’ in this case wasn’t flying anywhere, with our without the FAA’s approval.
Sometimes real stories go beyond anything we can imagine. And this one from Damn Interesting podcast certainly exceeds any fictionous photography tale one can conceive. It involves espionage, camera coffins, secret film formulas and faxing a photo of the moon.
During the cold war the US initiated a Project Genetrix a secret project executed to gather intel from the closed border USSR. Project Genetrix launched huge 200-foot-tall, 100-foot-wide helium balloons into the air around strategic locations in Europe where the wind was supposed to carry them over the USSR where they will take photos and eventually exit the USSR air space to be collected by a friendly plane, mid air and have the film sent to the US for the intelligence force to decipher. This may sound like a kids play nowadays (and it is), but back in ’56 we did not have no gopros.
What if I told you that the photo above is actually not a black and white photo, it is in full color and it is your brains which is limiting you from seeing it in all its glory? Of course this is not actually the case, this photo is black and white, but this trick can make you see it in full color and explain how human color perception works in the process. hit the jump and follow the instruction in the film.