I think it was in Superman 3 where Lex Luthor built a super computer that captured superman in a bubble to suffocate him. (conveniently ignoring the fact that the man of steel can walk the moon which does not have breathable air).
One of the easy ways to get interesting backdrop (at least for small objects) is to use textured papers. They come in small enough packaging to be comfortable to handle and the texture allows for some interesting play with light.
Photographer Mo Bius shared a test shoot with such papers as a photography exercise. I think the results are interesting. (Note that the actual tea pot is flagged from the strobe in all the setups and is lit separately in the final picture)[Read More…]
Here is a break down, curtsey of Patrick. We did not put any sizes down as those may vary depending on how wide or long you would like your dolly to be, but the guidelines should provide enough direction if you would like to build your own.[Read More…]
Update: this was too good to be true, and Adobe shut it down (the dead link is not a result of overload). Read what this download was all about after the jump.
Here is something I did not see coming. (and had to verify that it was not April’s 1st for a second). Adobe has just release their entire Creative Suit for free download.
It is not the latest version, but rather the 2005 CS2 version, but it rocked back then and it still rocks today if you are looking for a free photo editing program, video editing program, layout and all the rest of Adobe’s Creative suite goodies.
Usually we use a wide array of battery powered lights and fireworks to create light paintings. This is not the case with the photographs below that were “light painted” by Bioluminescence algae.
Australian photographer Phil Hart tells an interesting tale about a weird tale of events.
If you’ve ever been to Paris, you know that it a beautiful city. Director Benjamin Trancart of Trak created a beautiful timelapse of Paris, that really catches the essence of the city.
It was shot using a Canon 7D using only two lenses: 18-135mm and 16-35mm. While it shows more conventional timelapse footage, it also shows star streaks that were taken by sequencing long exposures, and sunsets that were created by merging 3 bracketed exposures. [Read More…]
A few days ago we shared the awesome light painting and BTS videos from Vincent Bruno. If you thought you needed elaborate gear or a lot of assistance to create one of those great painting, Vincent made one more painting to prove you wrong. If you master the skills, you can make it whenever and wherever you desire. This time he breaks it down for us (and signs it DIY which we appreciate a ton). The video and textual breakdown after the jump.[Read More…]
Kai and Alambi at DigitalRev has an interesting video series where they conduct photography duels. Not between two photographers, but between a pro photographer and a cheap camera – the series is titled Pro Photographer / Cheap Camera.
For the latest match in this epic series they had David (Strobist) Hobby in the blue corner and Buzz (2MP kids camera) Lightyear in the red one.
To quote from an unremembered origin, “Expensive gear does not make your photography better, it only makes some photographs possible”. I could not agree more, and this video shows this point in a spectacular way. Hit the jump for a video and some thoughts.[Read More…]