I find stores of found negatives and accidentally discovered master photographers to be really exciting. And today, I’ve discovered another story like this thanks to Dylan Scalet. He is a man who, sadly, never met his grandfather. But he has met him through his photographic work which he decided to share with the public. Dylan has scanned over 5,000 of his grandfather’s negatives so far, and oh man, am I happy that he shared them with the world! I’m also happy that he decided to share some of them with DIYP, along with the story about his grandfather and his hobby he was so good at.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest never fails to bring us striking images of the world around us. Although the winners will be announced in October, we can take a peek at some of this year’s highly commended images. As always, they display the beauty, diversity, but also the devastating destruction of the natural world.
When I was a kid, I was fascinated with timelapse videos of growing plants. But even now that I’m all grown up and I know how they’re made – I’m still fascinated. I find them very satisfying and soothing to watch, and it’s even better when they include some good music, too. Well, that’s exactly what Boxlapse did. They created two compilations of plants’ growth in timelapse followed by lively jazz tunes, so it looks like the plants are dancing to music.
I love photography, but I love chocolate just as much. Hell, I probably even love it more! And Ann Reardon of How to Cook That brought my two loves together. No, she didn’t take photos of chocolate – she made her own camera out of it. In the video above, she shows you how she did it. And if you’ve got some skill, you can even make one yourself.
There’s a bunch of photography “hacks” going around on TikTok and other platforms. But do they actually work? Well, Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street decided to put them to a test. They choose five viral photo hacks from TikTok and tested them out. Do they work? Well, you might be surprised!
Each of us has had our own journey in life, and the same goes for our photographic journey. But no matter how different we are, there are some things we all have in common. Evan Ranft has identified eight phases all photographers go through, and I’ve definitely recognized myself. Which phase are you in right now?
I’ve always loved birds and appreciated their company while chilling in the backyard of my family home. The 2020 winners of Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) bring the fascinating world of birds even closer to us. In this article, we bring you the overall winner as well as category winners. The selection of marvelous photos shows the birds’ behavior, their wonderful and quirky features, and their interaction with the environment.
I’ve always found optical illusions fun and intriguing. In fact, I like them so much that I visited the Museum of Illusions three times. In this video, Andrew Steele shares an interesting optical illusion that tricks your brain into seeing a black and white photo in color. Of course, I tried it. It works, and it’s really trippy. Take a look at the video below and see for yourself.
There’s so much beauty hiding in the underwater realm. But thanks to underwater photography, we get to take a peek at this fantastic world. Ocean Art “Safe Under the Sea” contest has just announced the 2020 winners, and they show us beautiful, mysterious, and even some sad stories from beneath the water surface.
Shooting timelapse, even timelapse of the Milky Way has become pretty common these days. With the high ISO performance that most cameras have now and the number of fast f/1.4 wide-angle primes available, it’s a lot easier than it used to be (if you can find a dark sky). But what if you want to really challenge yourself to make something that’s… a little different?
That’s what Australian photographer Jason De Freitas did recently when he not only photographed the Milky Way with a 35mm film camera, but photographed it repeatedly, every minute for two and a half hours to produce this pretty amazing timelapse.