Next year year, the moon will once again pass in front of the sun. This time though, the moon will be casting its shadow across the entirety of North America, giving photographers across the United States a perfect opportunity to capture the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years.[Read More…]
Incredibly scenic time-lapse captures the United States in 4K glory
For the past two years, Omaha-based photographer Jesse Attanasio has been driving across the United States to capture some of the most beautiful storms and scenery America has to offer.
The result is Exhale, an incredibly beautiful 4K time-lapse that condenses into three minutes the imagery Attanasio has captured over the past two years.[Read More…]
These Are The Most Intsagrammed Locations In All 50 US States (And Canada, Too!)
Travel website, Busbud, has been up to some interesting research–they’ve been scouring Instagram for the most ‘grammed locations in both the United States and Canada. In many instances, you’ll probably be able to guess the most photographed places, but there are some surprises hidden in there, too. For example, Washington D.C.’s hot photo spot is obviously the White House, but would you have guess the bridges of Madison county for Iowa or Coors Field for Colorado?[Read More…]
Police Officer Spends His Vacation Creating Awesome Timelapse Of Severe Weather
Working full time as a police officer in California, photography started as just a hobby for Jeff Boyce. Though he’s been interested in taking photos for the past couple of years, it wasn’t until this year that Boyce was ready to take on the daunting world of time lapse. Two weeks ago, Boyce released one of his first attempts at the art form and, boy, did he knock it out of the park.
Combining his love for storm chasing–a hobby picked up in 2014–and his love for photography, Boyce took a 5-week long break from his duties as an officer to travel around the country capturing timelapse of some wicked intense weather. Boyce had no plans as he pulled out of his driveway, embarking on the journey. Rather, he frequently checked the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center for an indication on where he should be heading. Boyce said on some days he would travel upwards of 600 miles just to get where the action may or may not happen. Needless to say, there wasn’t a lot of sleep happening on this trip.[Read More…]
Photographer Makes Career Out Of Capturing The World Of The Working Dog
They always say, shoot what you love and it will come through in your photography. Looking through the images from Andrew Fladeboe’s portfolio, one would be hard pressed to prove otherwise. The United States based photographer has been travelling the world photographing working dogs for several years. The project has brought Fladeboe to the Netherlands, Scotland, Southern France, and Norway. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Fulbright grant which allowed the photographer to add New Zealand to his list of locations.[Read More…]
Cheeky Photo Series Shows What It’s Like To Be A Tourist On Mars
We know a lot of you must be bummed about not being selected for a mission to Mars on SpaceX or Mars One, or, actually, maybe you’re just happy to see Mars right here from the comfort of earth. Either way, this fun photo series from Julien Mauve is exactly what you need. In Greetings From Mars, the photographer plays the tourist as he and a friend appear to be casually snapping selfies as they explore the Red Planet.[Read More…]
Patent Law Fails Again: Amateur Photographer Sued For Holding Online Photo Competitions
‘The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has agreed to take on the case of Ruth Taylor, an photographer who runs the website BytePhoto.com. Taylor is being sued by the owners of Garfum.com for running photography competitions on her own website. Garfum claims to hold the patents (US Patent No. 8,209,618) on online photo competitions.
Before she found out about the EFF, she spent several months attempting to fight the legal case on her, but exhausted all her financial resources. At that point, Talyor had become even more infuriated at the idea that someone could hold a patent on online photo competitions that she decided she didn’t want to pay Garfum any money, even if the amount she was being sued for was reduced to $500. On principle alone, Taylor refused to settle. “It seemed like a scam…How could you have a patent on a contest?’ I’m not a lawyer, but it’s not logical.” Taylor said.[Read More…]
Olympic Gold Snowboarder Shows Off New Trick Integrating A GoPro In The Most Awesome Way
Professional snowboarder, Sage Kotsenburg, is well known for developing new tricks. He won an Olympic gold medal during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games after pulling off a “1620 Japan Air Mute Grab”, a trick Kotsenburg debuted (and had actually never tried) prior to his Olympic run. For that move, he flipped through the air 4 ½ times while holding his snowboard behind his back. It was pretty wicked, enough to wow the judges and secure him the gold medal. You can check out some sweet composite images of the that entire run over on the New York Times.
Kotsenburg appeared on the Conan show last night to debut an all new trick he’s been developing: a mid-frontflip camera grab. As the name implies, the trick involves him doing a mid-frontflip while grabbing a GoPro camera out of his incredibly brave friend’s hand. Naturally, the GoPro is recording the entire thing. [Read More…]
Sports Illustrated Cuts Entire Staff Of Photographers From Payroll
There aren’t many working staff photographers around the world that aren’t worried about their jobs or wondering when the day will (inevitably) come when their publication will start handing out marching orders to the photography department. For the six remaining staff photographers at Sports Illustrated, that day came yesterday when the publication announced they would no longer need the services of Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough, and Al Tielemans.
The magazine’s director of photography, Brad Smith, confirmed the news, citing “economic circumstances”. Sports Illustrated’s is undergoing several changes under the direction of parent company, Time, INC. In addition to letting go if it’s photographers, the magazine is also moving it’s headquarters into a smaller building because they cannot afford the rent in their current location any longer according to a statement issued to one of the photographers from a Sport’s Illustrated editor.[Read More…]
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