With the amount of time people are spending in front of their televisions reaching new highs, this powerful portrait series by Australian photographer, Donna Stevens helps us take a step back from the habit and see the mindlessness from a different perspective. [Read More…]
Sometimes it’s impossible to realize the amount of work and energy that goes into making a single photograph. You can look at one of Alexia Sinclair’s images and recognize that it was no small production, but until you watch the behind the scenes documentary on the making of her latest photo series, Into The Gloaming, it’s really quite difficult to grasp the lengths Sinclair goes to.
Not only does she build the set from scratch, for this particular photo, she even gathers wild ivy and flowers to photograph and print onto the fabric in which she personally sews the model’s dress from.[Read More…]
When 34 year old photographer, Ryan Chatfield, took his drone out for a spin over Floreat Beach in Australia, his experience running the New York Marathon came in use. As the drone passed over the shoreline in a rocky area, it began falling from the sky. Chatfield, who was 100m away from the drone when it began it’s untimely decent, began a mad dash to the water in a last ditch attempt to save his precious camera equipment.[Read More…]
Coming from sleepy, coastal town of Bulli, just south of Syndey, Australia, Ray Collins once did as most of the locals did, slaving away underground working as a coal miner. Art isn’t high priority on most Bulli’s residents list, but Collins isn’t like most. The soft spoken and humble waterman always had a deep seeded appreciation for the surf. He’d often rinse away a hard day’s work in the ocean, taking the time to witness it’s unrivaled beauty and power. But, in his coal mining days, he still hadn’t picked up a camera to document what he saw. Collins didn’t exactly have time the time it takes to dedicate to learning how to photograph waves, much less assemble an entire book’s worth of images.[Read More…]
Over the years we’ve seen quite a bit of people being extremely unsatisfied with being photographed by drones. Turns out that the animal realm is no different. But what may end up with some yelling at the human kingdom, can cost you a drone over at Australia.
A videographer over at Hunter Valley, Australia found this out the hard way. The videographer was shooting Red Roo Kangaroos (yes, the ones you think about when thinking about jumping and boxing). Apparently, the big animal was not too happy with the noise and gave the drone a big blow and knocked it out of the sky, as they say.
Let this be a cautionary take to every drone operator to be aware of how being annoying can cost you a drone.
I have to admit, I get nervous enough just bringing my DSLR into the ocean even when I’m using a waterproof housing which cost more than my camera itself. Needless to say, it would be really difficult for me to slip into my wetsuit and take a $140,000 Phantom 4K Flex out for a little swim. In a housing I made myself, to boot.
Then again, I’m not Chris Bryan. Bryan, an Australian based sports cinematographer, has recently spent time in New York training to become a Phantom technician while also working closely with the camera makers to develop “his own unique custom light weight self contained underwater housing for the new state of the art Phantom Flex 4K, complete with Directors underwater video split.” [Read More…]
We featured a timelapse that showed us the city lights of a bustling Melbourne and now it’s time to see what else Australia has to offer. This time we’re visiting the famous Gold Coast by way of this sweet timelapse created by Joe Capra, a Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker. Capra, who works under the moniker Scientifantastic, is no timelapse newbie. He’s worked for some major name clients including National Geographic and Discovery Channel, just to name a couple. You probably even remember Capra’s impressive Rio De Janero timelapse that we featured here last year.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all his latest work, Australia’s Gold Coast – Timelapse, and see what it has to offer: