How far would you go to take the perfect shot? Would you climb the tallest buildings around the world to take photos? The 19-year-old German photographer Andrej Ciesielski does exactly this. Other than being unsafe, this is also illegal, so he puts a lot to risk to take the breathtaking cityscapes. But is it worth it?
Do you enjoy vintage photos from the mid-20th century? Photographer Michael Paul Smith has a vast collection of such photographs. They show the world as it was from the 1920s to 1960s – but they were all made using model cars and model buildings he makes himself. His photos are so masterfully done, you would never say those cars and houses aren’t real.
Bringing classical paintings and digital art together can work in different ways. In his project Art History in Contemporary Life, Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov uses digital collage to bring together two worlds that seem impossible to merge. Characters from paintings, mainly from Romantic period, get a new life in the photos from modern life. Thanks to Alexey’s fantastic sense of composition and photo manipulation skills, the characters from classical paintings blend perfectly with digital images and create a different, altered reality.
A career in commercial photography is a progression in learning. One that wains when complacency creeps in and thrives when pursuit of knowledge lives at its heart. Having a broad mind in both approach and equipment is the key to clearing your mind to be creative. Ironically, passion for technology and a yearning for nostalgia also contribute to the motivation to discover a new way to see the world around us. I have been through many technological breakthroughs in my short career, and some merit a milestone while others come off as gimmicks, only to be forgotten with the next camera release.
What I’m getting at is that the internet is most likely the course of your impotence when it comes to productivity. How many people pick up their smartphones and check something online or in an app in the morning. Instead of picking up a camera and getting a sunrise. I bet 99% of us look at a smartphone before anything else in the morning. If only your first thought out of bed was what photo will I capture today, think about how much more you would achieve.
WOOOO what an amazing game, it really came down to the wire with only 3 secs left. Hell yeah, Packers play Atlanta next week. You know I never really used to be all that much of a football fan, but the past 10 years or so I’ve come around. And, being in Milwaukee, it’s Packers all the way.
Ever have those nights on Youtube clicking on one video and before you know it you’re researching the difference between a Nimitz class aircraft carrier and a Kitty Hawk? No? Well, consider yourself lucky. That was last night for me and I came across flowmotion vids, a Sony Xperia ad featuring it, and not many vids on how to do it. ( I really did look up aircraft carriers, Im Army so I had no clue really about the difference) We’ve all seen the 4K reels of this kind of photography so lets look at how I did it.
When digital cameras became widely available, many photographers have switched from analog to digital shooting. Now we’re deep into the digital era, but it seems that analog photography is gaining momentum again. If you started your career as a digital photographer, and now you want to try shooting analog, you will find some precious advice in this video from Chris Gampat.
I love photos of plants, flowers and nature. After seeing (and taking) my fair share of these, I started to believe it’s not easy to make them interesting and eye catching. And it’s been a while since I last saw a set of flower images that kept me staring at them with amazement. But then I discovered Craig Burrows‘ photos of flowers and plants which look like something out of this world.
Craig takes photos using a relatively unknown process called UVIVF, or “ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence.” It’s done by using high-intensity UV lights to illuminate the flowers, which then appear to be quite different than we know them.
We recently shared a story about a couple of photographers who travel the world together with their home being wherever they are. But another couple has their photos inspired by traveling, only they do it in a completely different way. They don’t meet during the travels, but their photos do! And when they are stitched together, they make quite an interesting project named HalfHalfTravel.
In addition to “analog vs. digital”, there’s another everlasting argument between photographers: zoom vs. prime lenses. Many people choose one side and categorize themselves either as “zoom shooters” or as “prime shooters”. Yet, there are those who don’t pick sides, but use both types equally.
There are some common claims about prime lenses, and “prime shooters” usually use them to justify their choice. In this video, Matt Granger deals with the two most common ones. One: prime lenses are sharper than zooms, and two: primes are more creative because they encourage you to zoom with your feet. Are these claims true, or just misconceptions?