Ever wondered how photographers get this cinematic look with wide open shutter at mid-day? One easy way is to increase the shutter speed to block some light out. The other is to shoot an octopus munching on a beautiful model.
Dear Electricity & Gas Providers,
I’m writing to you because I’ve been given your name by a mutual friend / saw your stuff and really loved it. I’m currently looking for someone to heat and light my house, and was wondering if you’d be interested in doing it?
Unfortunately, there is no pay at this time, but it’s a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor as in the future I hope to be heating and lighting ever-bigger houses. It’s also a great chance to showcase your work to the sorts of demi-celebrities I spend much of my life with. [Read More…]
Have a good look at this North American “Postcard”. Can you spot a glitch in the matrix? Most observers can’t, unless specifically told to look for one.
Australian Photographer Dean West and New York Based Lego artist Nathan Sawaya crated a unique gallery of those North American postcard that aside from being astoundingly beautiful feature a Lego object crafted to look as close to the real thing as possible.[Read More…]
Ya, I know computer backup isn’t sexy – but if you don’t read any further – read this:
Sooner or later, the hard drive in the computer you are using right now will fail. When it fails, all the pictures, videos, documents and other data you have stored on it will be gone forever.
Do you ever print your pictures anymore? Most of our readers don’t print pictures that much. If you are the printing kind of person, here is a cool project that will let you display them with pride in a vintage back lit soda box.
Photographer Tiffany Angeles used a “vintage” soda crate fitted with a piece of Perspex to create a backlit photo display.
AS she mentions in the video, if you need it to constantly be on, you may wanna use LEDs that go in a power outlet, but the build will remain just the same (we’re actually going to have a very similar build pretty soon for another purpose). [Read More…]
As a photographer I cringe any time I see a broken piece of gear, but this one totally threw me of the chair.
Photographer Daniel J. Cox was leading a photography tour (if you can call this type of freezing weather a “tour”) at Churchill (Manitoba, Canada) with the aim of photographing polar bears. One of the photographers on the expedition sadly dropped a $10,000 600mm f/4.0G Nikon lens on the frozen tundra from about 4 meters. The lens literally broke in half. The image above shows the results.[Read More…]
UK based Photographer Chris Bucklow does the most amazing thing with aluminum foil.
After charting a life sized human silhouette on the foil, Chris places it as the front element of a huge camera pointing towards the sky, and exposed for about one second.
The back of the camera is a photo-sensitive paper.
Here is the interesting bit, the pinholes each produce a small image of the sun’s disc… 25,000 suns onto the photo paper. So the pinholes are NOT making little pictures of the holes, they are acting as lenses to each photograph the sun in the sky. 25,000 suns is one per day if you live to be 70.[Read More…]
I am not really sure how to categorize this video, as it is pretty multidisciplinary, touching no projection, dance and animation. But since we are dealing with projection this month, I wanted to share it.
In this epic battle, Taichi Saotome fights a carefully animated and projected shadow (of his own)
There is very little information about this show in the webs:
The piece is called “Dragon and Peony, Sword”. Here isthe description of the show: “Mr. Saotome battles against his own shadowgraph with making full use of projection effects. The stage with transforming and lashing out shadow consists of precise video production and Mr.Saotome’s talent.“
If you ever got a mail asking you to transfer money to a banker until he sends you $2,580,000 from an abandoned inheritance you know you are being phished. (similarly, if they are asking for money so they can send you your “Microsoft lottery Grand Price). It turns out that photographers are being targeted as a group, with a more specific technique. Photographer Neil van Niekerk shares the general technique and a few war stories.
Generally the scheme works like this:[Read More…]