Although some historians are not happy about upscaling and colorizing old footage, there are still many people, including me, who enjoy watching videos like that. NASS has recently published one from the 1930s, showing the vibrant streets of Los Angeles in the 1930s. Upscaled and colorized, it gives a new life to the footage and it’s a real treat for everyone who likes this kind of video work.
You know how superheroes appear out of nowhere when someone’s in trouble? Thien Dinh turned out to be a superhero photographer for an unknown Los Angeles wedding couple. He was in a casual walk around L.A. when he saw a couple in their wedding attire. The friend who was taking their photos forgot the battery for her DSLR, so she was taking the shots with a point-and-shoot camera. Thien approached them and introduced himself, took some photos, and they ended up with a couple of wonderful wedding shots. He shared the photos with DIYP, as well as the story how it all happened.
While taking photos in public places is one of your constitutionals rights, some officials seem to violate the Constitution more often than ever. The latest case happened in Los Angeles, where the city officials have issued the ban on photographing free concerts in a public park. Not only you can’t shoot the concert as a regular viewer, but it seems you can’t even get the press permit.
There comes a point in a timelapse photographer’s journey that one wants to do something different. They want to try to push the techniques and their own abilities. To try to create something new and interesting. Many such experiments don’t work quite as we’d intended, but oftentimes, they can work extremely well.
The latter is the case for photographer and filmmaker Joe Capra. Joe’s constantly trying to take his work beyond the previous limits. You might remember some of his past work that we’ve featured, such as the 12K Timelapse shot on the Phase One IQ3. Now Joe’s back with a new timelapse of Los Angeles which was shot using a pair of Canon 5D Mark III bodies side-by-side on a custom rig.
With all the amazing timelapses that are coming out lately, it’s getting more and more difficult to do something different and make your work stand out. Shooting with a 100MP medium format camera is certainly one way to do it, which is the route that photographer and filmmaker Joe Capra chose to take.
Shot on the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP camera, the final video uploaded to Vimeo is 1080p, but having a 12K source frame through which you can pan and zoom brings abilities that few other cameras can offer.
Two years ago Dan started this project. Shooting 11 photos over 28 minutes (sans 1 second) Dan created a spectacular array of visuals. This just goes to show what you can do if you plan ahead and use a long enough lens (Dan shot at 100mm focal length. Long lens = big moon).
It’s amazing what you can do with 28 minutes and just 11 photos.
I usually stray away from cities and all the hustle and bustle. Even when I’m just looking at photos and video, I find myself looking at landscapes of the great wide open much more often than I look at photos taken in urban and metropolitan areas. But, there’s something about this trippy timelapse from photographer and filmmaker, Vadim Tereshchenko, that makes me want to make a pit stop in Los Angeles next time I find myself on the west coast–even if it’s just long enough to ride that ferris wheel and catch a sunset.[Read More…]
Every photographer will eventually develop their own method when it comes to scouting locations and deciding which model to work with. For Los Angeles based photographer, Van Styles, that means choosing a model first, then finding a location he feels works best with the model’s look and is appropriate to they type of shoot he’s doing.
In the quick clip below, Styles shares more details on his approach to location scouting and what he looks for in a model (hint: it’s not all about how they look). Additionally, the photographer also shares a handful of tips on working with models, selecting wardrobe, and posing techniques.[Read More…]