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Food has always been a favorite photography subject. In fact, it is probably one of the most photographed subjects in the world. This is why it is always interesting to see new angle on this chewed up subject (sorry, could not resist).
Fat Flag by Paris based photographer Jonathan Icher and makeup artist Anastasia Parquet is indeed a new angle on food. His series of poppy portraits is a combination of models body-painted with a national flag while eating a corresponding national food.
While Jonathan does justice both with the model and with the said cuisines, some of the portraits are somewhat disturbing.[Read More…]
Celebrating Christmas and new-years we are giving away a complete Spiffy Light Blaster™ kit. The Light Blaster is a revolutionary strobe based image projector. Hit the jump for some Blaster movie immersion experience.
The full kit includes the actual Spiffy Light Blaster for Nikon or Canon, 4 sweet Creative Kits (aka slides) and a Nifty Pistol Grip so you can Blast like a Boss. Yea! I said Nifty and Spiffy in one sentence! (package street price: $203)
This giveaway is open to our facebook fans from all over the world. If you are a facebook fan, simply fill in your name and email. If you are not a facebook fan yet, like us, and then fill in your name and email.[Read More…]
Learning newborn photography techniques can come in handy for both amateur and professional photographers. Even if you’re not planning on doing it professionally, you have an opportunity to create lasting, well-appreciated, and meaningful imagery of your own children and the children of your loved ones.
Chances are, if you’re already passionate about photography, you have most of the necessary tools and knowledge to capture great newborn images. However, there are still a few important newborn-specific things to learn prior to diving into your first shoot.
Here are a few tips for DIY Newborn Photography using the tools you probably already own.[Read More…]
Continuing our obsession with better battery management, we would like to share a post by photographer Julian Eichhoff. Looks like Julian not only cracked the system for battery charging, but managed to build a whole portable uber-photographer-power-and-data-james-bond-case.
I own several cameras and every camera requires its own battery type. In total I need four different chargers for my batteries. In addition to that every camera/device needs another USB connector. Every time I need to charge a battery or download files I am recabling. I was sick of that for a long time, now I have built a solution to end the cable madness. What I have done is basically taking a wooden box and installing the chargers, a 7-port USB 3.0 hub and a harddrive docking station inside using velcro. It’s nothing fancy but it is practical. Long story short, here is the result:
If you are using hot shoe strobes (like I am) you’ve probably noticed the exponential growth of AA batteries living in your drawers.
And it is not just the number of batteries that can drive you crazy it is the fact that you have to tag them all, keep an eye on them all, use them in the same batches that you bought them in and in general managing those huge lots of rechargeable AA batteries can be quite a headache.
I was wondering why don’t strobes get the same treatment as cameras – using their own dedicated batteries. I know that there are some hurdles down the road on implementing those, but I know what I’d like to see.
You know those GoPro movies where the camera seems to rotate in space around a cyclist or a skier? Ever wondered how there were made? (If you wanna know what I am talking about check out the GoPro Hero 3+ commercial at around 3:33.
Those are made with something called a GoPro Swivel adapter and I will feature two of them today. The first one is a completely DIY solution which will take you 20 minutes to make and the second one is a commercial solution that will set you back $125.[Read More…]
The new Hero 3+ boast a new camera and housing with longer battery life, better image quality, a smaller form factor and better WiFi connectivity.
But is it worth the extra $70. Here is an indipendant test from Kyle Heart, who did not believe the GoPro specs and made a test of his own. Guess what? GoPro were on the dot with each of their claims.[Read More…]
Fall is in the air again, which means– among other things– that I’m back in the classroom, teaching my digital photography class for kids. I have some great students this year, ranging in age from 10-14, who have already impressed me with their curiosity, talent, and desire to learn. One of the things that separates my class from other photography classes is that I don’t require my students to have a particular level of camera. As a result, I have students with DSLRs working side-by-side with students who photograph with the most basic of point-and-shoot models. By making it less about the equipment and more about how they see the world around them, some pretty cool stuff happens.