Here is a resolution I hope each one of you will get to employ one day. Freddie Wong and Brandon Lasstsch were asked to shoot a car chase for Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Alas, they did not have the money, cars or closed roads to shot it in.
The ingenious idea was to scale it down and use RC cars to shot the entire thing. RC cars meant no real danger, no need to close down a district, really fast shot reset and having a way smaller production in general. It can still be Epic though. Heck, they even had a police heli for the car to jump over! Hit the jump for the BTS
A while back I saw this amazing 13 images panorama of the Milky Way featured as the photo of the day for NASA's astronomy site. I was fascinated with it and asked Mike Salway if he can share how he took it with DIYP readers.
Our How I Took I contest is quickly gaining critical mass with all the great tutorials being submitted by you guys. Got some great news on that, the folks at Rosco just chipped in with a LitePad Loop kit.
Raj Khepar submitted a cool tutorial about how he built a rain machine for one of his shoots.
While we have had a rain machine before, this one is quite different in the way it was built and in the final effect it creates.
When you are starting out as a photographer it is sometime hard to start your portfolio going. There are many posts out there on how to collaborate with models for starting up check this one from DPS), or you can ask your friends, close by acting schools or dance schools and model mayhem.
Here is a fresh thought, why not going to a place where interesting people are meeting and there is a good chance of them wanting to be photographed?
Benjamin Von Wong shares an interesting idea, going to conventions that have a custom party built in. That can take care of wardrobe, props and sometimes a set. Which as a starting photographer you can't always afford. (Of course, if you have the Von Wong mindset, you can pretty much get a custom party with dozens of orcs, death riders and medieval knights any time you like).
Photographer Tom Eshchar was bored with nude photography and took a different angle on it.
In NoFace Tom uses a home movie projector to blast images of his subject's inner worlds on their (mostly) naked bodies. In some photographs you can clearly see the bodies, but in some the bodies dissolve into the projection.
Here is an interesting observation Tom made on the project
The person sitting in front of the camera, looking at the projector feel completely exposed. They don't see the picture and cannot know that from the camera side it is not as exposed as they think."
Are you looking for creative ways to decorate your walls and display numerous photos without making it look like your crazy great-aunt’s hallway? Now you can with this ingenious DIY project!
While I would love to take credit for this idea, it is really my wife’s brainchild. Apparently a desire to decorate the walls, the concept of saving money while using up junk in one’s basement to make the house look pretty, combined with time spent surfing the web will generate exceptionally creative ideas like this. (Yes, there are others who have done similar. However, that was only discovered after the original brainchild was birthed.) So, let’s get started, shall we? Click to continue ›