Don’t Be A Creepy Photographer

Creepy Photographer forcing himself on subject
Obviously a perfectly healthy situation for all involved

We’ve all heard about them, a lot of us have experienced them and most people are worried about them, so today we’re going to talk about creepy photographers. We’re going to talk about how you might be one without even knowing it, some basic things you should just understand, both as a human being and a photographer, and we’re going to rant a bit about how much creepy photographers suck for both us photographers, and for everyone else. By we i of course mean me. Well, until we get to the comment section where I’m hope we can debate this in a lively and honest manner. [Read more…]

Visual Story Telling For National Geographic Traveler

Visual Story Telling For National Geographic

My name is Oded Wagenstein and for the past 10 years I have been a professional freelance travel photographer and writer. The thing that interests me the most is the human story, so I focus mainly on shooting portraits, but I love working with all kinds of culture related subjects: landscapes, festivals, food – I love it all. But today I would like to talk about Visual Story Telling. [Read more…]

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

Usually where we me mention candies and posrtraits, the expectation is for vivid photographs that make you mouth water. Not in this case.

Artist Ashkan Honarvar created a series of portraits called Faces 5 in which candy and ice cream are used to sculpture gruesome Injuries.

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

In the intro for the series Ashkan explains that it constitutes a search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds inflicted on soldiers by war. [Read more…]

GoPro Strapped To Angry Ram Captures A Duel With A Motorcyclist

A few weeks back a viral video was circulating the web showing a horned New Zealander ram dueling with a motorcyclist Marty Todd. The flick went viral and was shown on CNN, CBS and many more new outlets.

GoPro Strapped To Angry Ram Captures A Duel With A Motorcyclist

However, all the coverage was pretty one sided only showing the action from the motorcyclist point of view.

In an act which I am not sure if to call heroic or plain stupid, Todd returned to the same spot, found the same ram and mounted a GoPro camera on the animal’s back using a Velcro strap. The footage captured show the action from the ram’s point of view. [Read more…]

14 Years Old Shares Amazing Conceptual Portraits, Shares BTS and Setups

We’re quite fond on conceptual photography here on DIYP. We love BTS, so of course we love BTS of conceptual photography.

This specific stream is even more impressive as both the pictures and the BTS sneak peeks are coming from 14 years old Zev Hoover (AKA Fiddle Oak)

Zev Hoover

From Natick, USA Zev Hoover creates amazing conceptual self portraits. Zev tells that he is working on this project with his 18 years old sister – Nellie. Luckily for us all, Zev recently started a blog where he explains how he makes the photographs.

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Photo Licensing: A Look at the Basics (+ Sample License)

I’ve always been very detail-oriented. That might be why I get so frustrated when I hear photographers using important terminology incorrectly– particularly when it comes to terminology that has a direct impact on their income and overall bottom line. I meet photographers who tell me they are editorial shooters when they are actually commercial photographers. I meet some who think they are commercial photographers when they are actually retail photographers. One photographer recently had the cojones to tell me, “I know I’m not really a commercial photographer, but it sounds cooler, so I go with it.”


When the shock of such an intensely ridiculous statement had finally worn off, I got to thinking about how the labels we use affect not only our views of ourselves and each other, but also on our clients’ opinions and expectations of us, as well as the licensing and use of our images.

Licensing Basics

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Forced Perspective and Anamorphic Illusions Used To Create An Impossible World

We’ve all played with forced perspective as tourist pinching the sun, holding the Eiffel tower in our hands or pushing the leaning tower of Pizza.

Honda took this idea to extreme and combined it with anamorphic illusions to crate a world where the rules of physics do not exist anymore.

Watching the movie unfold and seeing each of the shots “explained” by providing a broader view will make you believe in magic again.

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