While taking photos in public places is one of your constitutionals rights, some officials seem to violate the Constitution more often than ever. The latest case happened in Los Angeles, where the city officials have issued the ban on photographing free concerts in a public park. Not only you can’t shoot the concert as a regular viewer, but it seems you can’t even get the press permit.
There comes a point in a timelapse photographer’s journey that one wants to do something different. They want to try to push the techniques and their own abilities. To try to create something new and interesting. Many such experiments don’t work quite as we’d intended, but oftentimes, they can work extremely well.
The latter is the case for photographer and filmmaker Joe Capra. Joe’s constantly trying to take his work beyond the previous limits. You might remember some of his past work that we’ve featured, such as the 12K Timelapse shot on the Phase One IQ3. Now Joe’s back with a new timelapse of Los Angeles which was shot using a pair of Canon 5D Mark III bodies side-by-side on a custom rig.
With all the amazing timelapses that are coming out lately, it’s getting more and more difficult to do something different and make your work stand out. Shooting with a 100MP medium format camera is certainly one way to do it, which is the route that photographer and filmmaker Joe Capra chose to take.
Shot on the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP camera, the final video uploaded to Vimeo is 1080p, but having a 12K source frame through which you can pan and zoom brings abilities that few other cameras can offer.
Two years ago Dan started this project. Shooting 11 photos over 28 minutes (sans 1 second) Dan created a spectacular array of visuals. This just goes to show what you can do if you plan ahead and use a long enough lens (Dan shot at 100mm focal length. Long lens = big moon).
It’s amazing what you can do with 28 minutes and just 11 photos.
I usually stray away from cities and all the hustle and bustle. Even when I’m just looking at photos and video, I find myself looking at landscapes of the great wide open much more often than I look at photos taken in urban and metropolitan areas. But, there’s something about this trippy timelapse from photographer and filmmaker, Vadim Tereshchenko, that makes me want to make a pit stop in Los Angeles next time I find myself on the west coast–even if it’s just long enough to ride that ferris wheel and catch a sunset. [Read more…]
Every photographer will eventually develop their own method when it comes to scouting locations and deciding which model to work with. For Los Angeles based photographer, Van Styles, that means choosing a model first, then finding a location he feels works best with the model’s look and is appropriate to they type of shoot he’s doing.
In the quick clip below, Styles shares more details on his approach to location scouting and what he looks for in a model (hint: it’s not all about how they look). Additionally, the photographer also shares a handful of tips on working with models, selecting wardrobe, and posing techniques. [Read more…]
As part of his AIR project, which aims to show the world is connected by creating outstanding nighttime aerial photos; Vincent Laforet recently shot some incredible photos of London from a helicopter.
The project began with a set of photos above New York city that went viral, and has since covered several more cities around the world.
Other than London and Barcelona, which were both photographed earlier this month, Laforet will be spending the next few days capturing the scenic night views of Berlin, Paris and Venice.
A behind-the-scenes video of the Los Angeles shoot, as well as a video detailing Laforet’s workflow, have been released and can be seen below.
Mountain lions, also known as pumas or cougars, are one of the largest and most powerful predators in the United States. Despite that, they are reclusive and tend to stay away from people, making it very difficult to photograph them.
A National Parks Service biologist was able to track a deer carcass thanks to the GPS coordinates from one of the mountain lions’ tracking collars, and hike to the location during the day to setup a remote camera while the animals were away. Come night time, the lions returned to the carcass and were surprised to see an unknown flashing contraption that had mysteriously shown up.
While this is not the first time mountain lions were captured by a remote camera, the animals captured in these images might account for up to a third of the entire Santa Monica Mountains population.
While volunteering in a fourth grade reading class in the United States, Judy Gelles found many of the students couldn’t relate to the stories they were assigned to study. To help get the children more interested in reading, Gelles had the idea to ask each of the 9 and 10 year old students to tell her their own stories. Gelles took it upon herself to write down all of their individual stories before reading them back to the children.
Gelles was intrigued almost instantly by the touching, and often sorrowful stories the children would candidly explain. Already an established photographer, Gelles was driven to share the poignant memoirs of modern childhood the most impactful way that she could. Thus, Fourth Grade was born. A five year long photography project that would take Gelles to classrooms across the US, India, China, Korea, and England, meeting with fourth graders and asking them all the same three questions: [Read more…]