As a part of Skyglow Project, two filmmakers are producing a set of stunning timelapse videos to point out to the problem of light pollution. This time, the journey took Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović to famous Grand Canyon, Arizona. They managed to capture a phenomenon known as full cloud inversion. And in this timelapse, it looks truly magical.
You must remember the recognizable photo of a smiling man named Tom, who was your no. 1 friend on MySpace. In 2005, News Corporation bought MySpace for the incredible $580 million, and in 2009 Tom left the company. Even if you haven’t been wondering what on earth he is doing now, you’ll still find the answer interesting – he’s turned to photography.
“MySpace Tom,” or Tom Anderson as he’s known in the real world, discovered his passion for photography shortly after retiring. From 2011, he’s been traveling the world and taking photos that are truly stunning!
Depending on where you live, you might have already watched Alien: Covenant or you’re only a few days away from the premiere. Either way, you can play a bit and create some toy photos with an Alien figurine. When you’re a photographer, you can never be too old for toys, right? Mathieu Stern shares an idea and a quick tutorial for toy photography dedicated to this cult movie. It takes a macro lens and a couple of items you have at home, and you can make a photo worth a movie poster.
How do you feel when you pass a decaying old house? Is it just an ugly ruin or you see something more? Photographer Rebecca Lilith Bathory sees beauty in these objects most people just seem to pass by or even avoid. Sure, they are sad, ruined, chaotic and even scary – but Rebecca finds beauty and art precisely in these things.
In 2012, she stepped into an abandoned school and instantly fell in love with the beauty she found in decay. Five years and over 500 abandoned locations later, she brings a stunning photo series of truly wonderful abandoned locations in her project Orphans of Time.
There are some non-photographic things photographers always have around. It’s not only gaff tape, but Foamcore or foam board can be your best friend in many photo and video projects. Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter shows you five ways you can use it for photography and video and improve your work on the cheap.
You can find foam board online or even in dollar stores. It comes in different sizes and colors, but Caleb particularly talks about black and white and how you can use it for photography and video shooting. So, here are some ideas.
There are plenty of fantastic DIY softbox solutions, but this one is definitely something I haven’t seen before. To make it, you’ll need an old bicycle wheel. It doesn’t only make a great softbox, but it looks really cool, too. So, if that old bicycle is just collecting dust in the garage, maybe it’s time to repurpose it. In this video, Prickly Sauce will show you how.
If you’d like to explore macro photography and you’re not willing to invest thousands of dollars in professional macro lenses, photographer Adam Kappa has quite an affordable solution. He shares the setup he uses for macro photography which all of us can use with minimum investment. It involves a kit lens, a cheap external flash, macro tubes and a DIY diffuser. So, with less than $100 of additional gear and some DIY magic, he achieves really great results. Take a look.
Smartphone cameras have become quite powerful. Because of this, it seems that more people get attracted to photography and want to explore all its possibilities. To help newbies get into phone photography, Apple has dedicated a section of their website to all aspiring iPhone photographers. They share some shooting tips and tricks in a cool and useful set of videos for all those who are just discovering the wonderful world of photography.
No matter if you shoot film or digital, I’m sure you have at least a few rolls of film lying around the house. Our parents and their parents used film, and many precious memories are saved on it. So, if you want to revive the old memories or scan the film you shoot yourself, you may soon be able to do it with your smart device.
Abe Fetting is developing an app that lets you scan a roll of film with your smartphone and tablet. And in an instant, you have a positive image you can print or share on social networks.
The owner of well-known Polaroid brand, PLR IP Holdings, LLC, now has a new owner. A group of investors has bought 100% of the shares, led by Smolokowsky family, particularly Mr. Wiaczeslaw (Slava) Smolokowski. He is a Polish businessman and a majority shareholder of the Impossible Project, who produces the instant film for Polaroid cameras. According to President and CEO of Polaroid, Scott Hardy, “this is a new chapter in the story of Polaroid brand.”