If you’ve been shooting for a while, you know that there are so many locations that are challenging to say the least. They can be too chaotic, dirty, ugly, or just plain boring. But hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t take great photos even in these places. In this video, Evan Ranft gives you four simple, but effective tips that will help you take creative photos even in the most boring locations.
Photographers of all genres face many challenges and misconceptions about their job. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge shares seven common challenges you may have faced during your career, as well as some misconceptions people usually connect with wedding photography. Have you faced them too?
Many of us will remember the original adventures of Ted Theodore Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq., and their long-awaited third movie was finally released last month. There was quite a bit of makeup and effects for certain parts of the movie, though, as… well, this post will likely contain spoilers so I’ll save it for after the jump.
But this 9-minute behind the scenes look goes through the process of how special effects artists like Kevin Yagher (who worked on the first two Bill & Ted movies, countless others and is also creator of the original Chucky) built the muscle and “fat suits” for Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter for various scenes during their reprisal of those two iconic characters.
When shooting outdoors, most of us will try to go out when the weather is fine, searching for the perfect light. But you can take stunning photos in any weather and light: from scorching midday sun to a snow blizzard. This is exactly what winners of 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year prove us. The winning and shortlisted photos will leave you in awe, and they’ll make you go out with your camera even when the weather is terrible.
Earlier this year, the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) announced the winners of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest. There are now more beautiful photos from GDT we want to share with you. The 2020 winners of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year have just been announced and they’ll take you through the beauty of wildlife, but also through our complex relationship with it.
“Watch the Birdie” – that’s what my parents told me, to make sure I look into the camera before they took a photo of me. I guess lots of you guys remember this saying. With the renovation of a 140-year-old historic brass birdie, I show you the origin of this phrase.
Whether they were with a drone, or from a helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane, aerial photos give an extraordinary view of the world. This is what Aerial Photography Awards wanted to show us. The very first edition of this contest invited photographers from around the world to submit their best aerial photos, and the winners have just been announced.
Again, I would like to share the work of some of the landscape photographers who inspire me. All of them share their photos on various image sharing platforms such as Instagram, 500px, Flickr and other platforms. May you enjoy their talent, skills, and dedication to the genre.
7,500 light-years away (or approximately 44,090,000,000,000,000 miles) from our tiny rock floating through space is the Soul Nebula (also known as Westerhout 5) in the constellation of Cassiopeia. And in one tiny section of that nebula is J025157.5+600606, a dense gaseous formation in which planets are born.
They’re called Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules (FrEGGs – no, not these), which were only discovered a few years ago. This particular one occupies an extremely small part of the Soul Nebula and Hubble just shot a photo of it that looks just amazing.
You may be familiar with the work of fine art photographer Tim Tadder. His portraits show human figures that look simple but send a strong message. With his latest project, Black is a Color, Tim has created another beautiful and intriguing series of portraits. They look gorgeous, but they also send a message that there’s much more to every human than what we see on the surface.