When you are an artist, only your imagination is the limit. With modern technology, you can create pretty much anything you can imagine. And Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş is a living example of this. His vivid imagination, inspired by sci-fi and technical books, resulted in a fantastic series of unordinary landscapes called Flatland II. And “unordinary” may be an understatement. His images show warped reality, landscapes without horizons that seem like they’re wrapping around you. You will feel like you’re watching a sci-fi movie or riding a rollercoaster in another dimension.
Do you remember the first stop-motion movie, with a galloping horse? Eadweard Muybridge made it in 1872, and the funny thing is – the first stop-motion movie was made because of a bet. The question was: do all four of the horse’s hooves leave the ground at the same time at any point of the gallop? And Leland Stanford, the founder of the Stanford University, hired Muybridge to help him settle the bet.
If you darken the skies in Lightroom by adjusting the luminance of the blues, you may end up with a white line creating a border between the sky and the objects on the ground. There are ways to get rid of it in Photoshop, but there is also a way to avoid it completely. Tony Northrup shares a tutorial for editing your landscape photos in Lightroom and making those skies dramatic, yet natural.
Have you ever imagined famous movies and TV series in an alternative surrounding? A witty Russian artist known as 2D Among Us has. He has created a series of photos with characters from our favorite movies and series placed in the Eastern European setting.
2D Among Us describes this project with a question: What would it be if our fantasies were all real? So, this is what it would look like if characters from Game of Thrones, Deadpool, Home Alone, Harry Potter and many others lived in Eastern Europe.
What do the names Walter Schirra, Walter Cunningham or Donn Eisele mean to you? Do you see them only as the astronauts from the Apollo 7 mission, or there’s something else? Other than being heroes and the makers of history – they also made great photos, some of which became iconic.
Dutch designer Simon Phillipson issued a book Apollo VII – XVII to pay a tribute to these astronauts and the photos they took. It features 225 photos from the space missions, all taken by astronauts. And in this article, we’ll present you with some of them.
I think all of us experimented with camera movement when we got our first camera. But British photographer Simon Painter raised this little game on a new level. He moves and rotates the camera while shooting to create fantastic photographic art. He is fascinated by light, texture, and movement, and his photos are very atmospheric. They are sometimes hectic, sometimes delicate and soft, but they are always inspiring and beautiful.
Even the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards chose Simon’s photo “Fractal Leaves” as one of the top 50 photos of 2017 in the “Motion” category. And I am glad to present you more of his work, and his story.
Books are awesome, and so is photography – and an indie bookstore from France found an awesome way to bring these two together. Librairie Mollat‘s staff express their creativity in a fun way and take photos of their customers paired with book covers. This technique is known from before, but the photos on Mollat’s Instagram page are among the best book-face matches I’ve seen so far. They are funny and cool, and sometimes the lines and even the tones match so well that it’s just great.
World-famous Azure Window in Malta is no more. After heavy storms, the limestone arch collapsed into the sea and vanished completely. Photographers who took their photos are glad they did it while it was still there, and the rest of us are regretting not having a chance to take our own. One of the most iconic landmarks in Europe has been completely ruined, as if it never existed.
Whenever you are using heavy gear on your set, you risk the stands tipping over and causing damage. This is certainly something you want to avoid, and this is why you should use sandbags. Some photographers and videographers don’t use it, and some do – but in a wrong way. In this video, Jay P. Morgan tells you all you should know about sandbags – different types you can get, what they are for and how to use them properly.
Photos of Northern Lights and volcanic craters are mesmerizing on their own. Photographer Sigurður (Siggi) William managed to capture them together and created a stunning photo of Aurora Borealis reflected on the water surface of a volcanic crater. We asked Siggi to share with us how he made this fantastic shot, and he shared the details with DIYP.