How I Fought My Insecurities And Planned A Weeklong Photo Shoot In The Fashion Capital Of The World


We all have those moments, those days, those months where we just can’t seem to come up with a good idea.

It seems like it takes more energy to convince yourself to get started than it does to actually shoot a set. The truth is you don’t always need an earth stopping idea. A lightning bolt of inspiration. Sometimes just committing to doing it gets the ball rolling. Once you’re actually in motion you start to realize that there is a lot more to learn about than just the photo techniques themselves. Lots of business and planning skills go into it as well that will in turn make you more valuable as a photographer. Just the process of saying I’m going to do it…. led to how am I going to do it? That simple question took me on a path that taught more than anything else in my career so far. I’d like to tell you about my self produced week of high fashion photography in New York City.

So, I went to New York City.

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In Memoriam: Official 11-Year Construction Time Lapse of One World Trade Center


Source: YouTube/EarthCam

EarthCam started webcasting the activity at Ground Zero just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, and has since been capturing high resolution images for this start-to-finish time lapse of One World Trade Center being built.

According to EarthCam “Hundreds of thousands of high definition images were captured over the past 11 years and hand-edited for this exclusive time-lapse movie”, and over one million photos in total have been taken between the company’s commemorative World Trade Center movies.

A dedicated team has been attending to the many cameras scattered in the area for 5000 days now and also created the 10-year time lapse video below of the Memorial Museum’s construction.

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Getting Married at New York’s City Hall? Joe McNally Will Take Your Portrait for Free


Some couples get married at City Hall to save money; others do it to keep things simple.

Either way, regardless of the reason, couples getting married at New York’s City Hall during the first week of June are in for a pleasant surprise.

Renowned photographer and Nikon ambassador Joe McNally will be waiting with his team outside the City Clerk’s office on June 4th and 5th in Nikon’s custom designed 20’ Wedding Truck Studio to take newlywed portraits – for free.

The portraits will be taken as part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” campaign, using Nikon’s D750 DSLR and a selection of their lenses and speedlights.

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Still NYC is a Fun Experiment in Flowing Motion


Rather than uploading a set of still photos from his recent visit to New York City, Ynon Lan decided to try something a little different.

Basically he created a short video where each themed segment consists of individual photos captured in different locations, with different backgrounds and changing subjects.

While not groundbreaking, it’s a fun video to watch and one of the more interesting “photo albums” I’ve seen lately. The guys over at Vimeo agree where the video received 50k views in less than a week and was selected as a “Staff Pick”.

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Vibrant Places All Around The World Brought To Life With Long Exposure

Capturing motion is in a photos that essentially freezes a moment in time is not trivial; We’ve shared works showing motion by literally freezing a high speed movement or by intentionally letting it blur. Matthew Pillsbury has a knack for capturing motion. He takes long exposure photos freezing all but the movement of people. In his recent photos, which are exhibited in Tokyo and New York, Matthew took photos of vibrant fast-paced urban areas of cities all around the globe. The results are hypnotizing.


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Photographer Uses Body Paint To Camouflage Models In New York City Skyline For This Inventive Portrait Series

new_york_bodypaintTrina Merry, the photographer and body paint artist behind the viral Human Motorcycle Project, is at it again, this time in her new homebase of New York City. Captivated by the cities skyline and architecture, Merry decided to take a group of nude models and paint them in to the famous skyline for her latest photography series.  [Read more…]

See New York Though The Eyes Of Flo Fox – A Blind Photographer

68 years old photographer Flo Fox is winning the war against will power every day. Born blind in one eye, she has been shooting for over 40 years, ever since she got her first paycheck and bought a camera.

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She jokes that she had a built in advantage in the fact that she did not have to close one eye to take a picture going from 3D to a two dimensional state just to take a photograph.

Around 30 years ago, her eye situation deteriorated and her healthy eye started texturing and loosing sight as well, and she needed a cane. She than discovered that she had MS (Multiple sclerosis), and she slowly started to loose motoric functions. [Read more…]

Removing The Camera Drone from the Scene of the NYC Gas Explosion Was the Right Thing to Do

A screen grab from Brian Wilson's Instagram.

On Wednesday, Harlem’s community suffered tremendously when a gas leak explosion brought down two apartment buildings, killing 8 people and leaving over 70 injured. The NYPD was again faced with the task of digging through rubble to find any signs of survivors in a demolished area, bringing back memories to many people of what happened back on 9/11. A bizarre incident, however, did manage to make an appearance in the midst of everything when one photographer, Brian Wilson, caught some attention for his camera’s setup; it was on a flying drone.

The flying drone, a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, managed to take a (pretty well done, might I add) aerial shot of the debris from the explosion that morning, and the photo was posted to the photographer’s Instagram account. It wasn’t, however, until the drone caught the attention of the NYPD that things got slightly controversial. I take that back; it already started turning heads of other people before it got noticed by the police, and even the people themselves got worried.

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