Selfie sticks have been around for a while, and (unfortunately) it seems they are here to stay. They serve as a tool to help you take a photo of yourself with (or without) your friends and get everyone in the frame. But, is it that easy to take a high-quality, artistic selfie with a selfie-stick? This “professional selfie-stick photographer” hit the streets of New York City and offered people to help them take professional photos with a selfie-stick.
It’s always interesting to see how photographers observe the work of other people from the industry. Digital Photography Review created a short video where they asked several well-known photographers who they would want to take their portrait. Some of the interviewed photographers include Brian Smith, Peter Hurley, Gerd Ludwig and Ron Haviv, to name a few. The answers they give are interesting and versatile. Some are funny, some serious, but they all show respect and admiration for the work of others.
For all the space-loving guys out there, NASA has brought the Universe closer to us than ever. They wanted to provide the public with the fun, yet educational materials that will help us explore both the universe and our home planet. So, they launched the official GIPHY and Pinterest pages to bring the universe closer to the worldwide Internet community.
It’s hard to believe that a massive military truck can be turned into something beautiful. But, thanks to a documentary photographer Kurt Moser, this is going to happen. The Ural- 375, which was once a Russian military truck, will get a completely new and unique role – and a more peaceful one.
Each year, the editors of Time magazine choose the person of the year – the one who has most influenced the news and the world over the past year. But this year, their cover page reading “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America” caused a major stir on social networks. And all because of one letter making Trump looks devilish.
If someone told you an iconic magazine like Sports Illustrated put a smartphone photo on a cover, you probably wouldn’t believe them. But, this has actually happened. Sports Illustrated hired a photographer Michael LeBrecht, who has already created some memorable photos for this magazine. But this time, they posed him with a challenge to take the shots with a smartphone – and so he did. In my opinion, the results are remarkable.
Creativity has no limits, and this photographer is one of many people who confirmed this with an example. Tyson Haslam used his creativity and some very cheap pieces to create a giant X-ray camera. After some thinking and time, he really made something unique and above all – functional.
We are surrounded by commercials, promotional images and all sorts of advertising material. Most of us take it for granted and doesn’t think much about the message these materials send. But an L.A. based photographer, Raffael Dickreuter, paid attention to advertising campaigns of famous brands and noticed something very negative about them – they lack diversity.
Holiday season is (finally) here. For photographers, this means lots of bokeh and glittering, Christmassy photos. But most of us are left strapped for cash after buying all the holiday gifts. Still, the budget doesn’t have to stand in the way of your creativity. As a matter of fact, it can even boost it. In this video, you’ll see how, with some good will and a couple of cheap props, you can create a DIY Star filter for your camera.
VSCO is an app of choice of many smartphone photographers. It is basically a more artistic and more sophisticated version of Instagram, which allows you to edit your smartphone photos and make them look more appealing. This month, the VSCO iPhone app has got a big and important update – it can now support RAW files.