Solar eclipse, super moon, meteor showers… There are many astronomy events that you can observe and shoot throughout the year, but they require some planning. To help you out with this, Telescope Guide has published an astronomy guide for 2021 and 2022. It will be your best friend for planning your astrophotography shots, and it’s completely free to download.
A week ago, we posted a 52 challenge for 2017, basically it’s a photographic task a week to help you evolve as a photographer. If you want to take it to the next level Photoblog are offering a similar concept. A printable calendar with a-task-a-day for the entire year of 2017.
The idea is simple, each day has a task and as you complete the task you cross the day of the calendar.
Personally, I think that 365 projects can be overwhelming at times, so having some guidance is a good thing. On the other hand, no one will spank you come up with a very creative interpretation to a task, or decide to swap a task with something of your own. You can use the calendar as a double duty constant reminder / idea list.
P.S. if you want to go the regular 365 project route, have a look at our 365 project guide here.
There is hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of Pirelli. Even us who can’t drive have heard of this tire brand – thanks to their famous calendar.
The company dates back to 1872, but the calendar was created in 1962. The sales had dropped, and they needed something to boost it. At that time, sexy girlie calendars were very popular among car manufacturers and mechanics. So Pirelli decided to create a calendar with semi-undressed women, but to raise it on a higher level. They hired fashion models and famous photographers – and the rest is history. For years, the calendar has been almost synonymous with soft porn. But they chose a different approach for 2016 and 2017 calendars. Instead of objectifying women, they empowered them.
The project involved shooting 12 of the common moves done in football (soccer if you live in the USA) by gorgeous models.
Tim shares that “The challenge was to create dynamic images of the women in action but still have a high level of female sexuality. There was a balance between being true to the “move” but at the same time showing the best assets of the models“