Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a tiger to pose for the camera? If so, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has shared a humorous behind-the-scenes video wherein he learns a little trick from zookeepers on how to keep a tiger in front of the camera. [Read more…]
There is a type of photography called Boudoir. Originally Boudoir refereed to a location in the house, usually the lady’s room, but this term has been borrowed for intimate female photography.
“The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit“#
Of course it would be an extremely interesting experiment to swap the lady for a dude. And this is exactly what Masika May did.
If you’re wondering why Canon was fairly silent this year at CES, it may very well be because they were working on creating ‘The Lab,’ a series of creative experiments that Canon claims is ‘designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens.’
Already, three videos from the series have been shared, including one where all photographers had to shoot the exact same subject and another where six photographers were asked to shoot a portrait of an individual wherein each photographer received a different backstory. Now, Canon is onto the fourth video, simply titled Blank. [Read more…]
Regardless of your thoughts on Lomography and their analogue antics, it’s hard to deny their ongoing success with bringing long-lost lenses back from the grave. Today, they continue that trend by officially announcing their latest ‘Art’ lens, a 50mm f/1.5 lens called the Jupiter 3+ Art. [Read more…]
A great way to give a photo some character is to place it in an interesting location, say a deserted warehouse or an Film Noir detective office. You hint those with light coming in though a fan or some blinds. They act as GOBOs. (Go Betweens). Sadly fans and blinds are not always available. If you have the time, you can create some paper cutouts like Alex did, but not everyone has the time or means to get it in camera. (we always prefer in camera of course!)
So, our solution for this was to create a package with textures that resemble industrial or film noir-ish scenes. This is just what we wanted to give you with this package. We used a secret weapon to create a set of images to mimic just that atmosphere. OK…. our secret weapon was actually a cut out cardboard…. Here is what it looks like:
Ask 10 photographers about the market and 9 of them will probably tell you that it’s not what it used to be and talk about how low prices have gone.
The 10th photographer might be Kevin Abosch, a portrait photographer who spends his time between Ireland and Boston, as he hasn’t felt the pressures of an over-saturated market, and he definitely doesn’t compete with I-just-bought-a-DSLR-so-I’m-a-pro photographers.
In fact, charging anywhere from $150,000 for a simple portrait to $500,000 for commercial licensing, Abosch doesn’t really compete with anyone.
Not to mention he sold a photo of a potato for over $1 million.
If you own a cyclorama you know that part of the job of owning such a wonderful thing is that you have to occasionally re-paint it. (If Amazon does not shut you down first). I was visiting Stefan and Rosi from RawExchange in Germany, and they showed me a great tip. (RawExchange are my partners in the Image Manipulation Store and actually shoot many of the packages).
When you move a light-stand on a cyclorama it skids and leaves marks. If you are just before a cyclorama-re-paint it’s no biggie, but if you have just painted your surface white, it could be quite annoying.
The team’s solution was to place tennis balls on the legs of the light stands to help them slide easily with no marks.
Have to say that this is probably the best use for a Tennis ball I’ve seen.
Commemorating one month since British astronaut Tim Peake launched into space, the European Space Agency uploaded a cool time lapse showing the preparation and liftoff of the massive rocket.
Launched along with Peake were NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.