This week PhotoShelter released Creating A Successful Photography Portfolio, a free downloadable PDF filled with information from some of the top marketing consultants and photo editors in the industry.
The guide has great input from Neil Binkley of Wonderful Machine, photography consultant Amanda Sosa Stone, photo editor and marking consultant Jasmine DeFoore, Grover Sanschagrin of PhotoShelter and photo editor Stella Kramer. [more]
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Phillip Toledano’s series A New Kind of Beauty, is a harrowing look at individuals who go through an extreme amount of plastic surgery to modify their bodies.
“I’m interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create it ourselves. Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have the technological means to mint our own, what choices do we make?” [more]
Firefly is a super slick skater video shot with a JamCopter, a remote controlled helicopter rigged with a camera, that follows a skater and his LED lit board around a city.
The birds eye perspective and high camera angle shots create some really nice movements and give scale to the skaters journey. The project was created by samadhiproduction.cz and utilizes the use of remote controlled helicopters from jamcopters.cz.
Very cool, very slick, very simple. [more]
Fire Flight is a promotional music video featuring the dancers from The Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds, England. The project was shot on the Phantom Flex camera at 1,000 frames per second. Director Greg Clarks’ idea was to shoot the dancers at a high frame rate and drop in CGI fire to give them the look of being set alight. The video features the Phoenix dancers, directed by the Uber Agency, produced by Ink Films and VFX & Fire from VTR North. [more]
London based artist Nick Gentry manipulates reclaimed film negatives to create beautiful works of art. His body of work places an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and the reuse of personal objects as a main theme. Gentry also creates amazing paintings on old floppy discs [more]
PBS Digital Studios put together “Is Photoshop Remixing the World?” a brief look at how Photoshop has effected today’s culture.In the video we hear from three users, first from Jeff Huang, Art Director & Illustrator discussing the way he works with Photoshop to execute his multi layered digital illustrations. Laurent Le Moing of Picturehouse NYC, follows up to talk about the enhancing [more]
Jonathan Smith is a chemist from Indiana who captures colorful light bulbs exploding at high speeds. Smith recently told Flickr in an interview “I needed something to balance out the analytical part of my brain, something that I could control and have fun doing.”
Smith packs the light bulbs with everything from feathers, ball barrings, marbles, chalk dust, sprinkles, flower peddles and even beer bottle caps. The bottom of the bulbs [more]
The Novo is a GoPro Hero 3 that has been modified to control exposure, change focus and give the user the ability to swap lenses. Radiant Images along with View Factor Studios have tweaked the GoPro into a smaller aluminum body with more camera controls.
The Novo digital cinema camera is available exclusively at Radiant Images. The company states that it is an ideal solution [more]
Everyone knows the Internet was invented so people could look at photos of cats.
In the latest interwebs chuckle, Sports Balls Replaced With Cats just upped that ante by swapping out sporting equipment with furry felines.
To see more photoshopped hilarity head over to the Facebook page right meow. [more]
Extreme action photographer Alexandre Socci and a team of professional kayakers Pedro Oliva, Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic do not seem to fear much.
The crew can be seen here pushing the boundaries by paddling through Hawaiian waters to get up close to Kilauea Volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. The footage and stills were created for a television show out [more]
Photojournalist David Eulitt recently completed Punching Back Time, a series of photographs that features senior athletes who at seasoned ages, strap on gloves and spar in the ring.
The boxers were participants in the 2nd Annual Ringside Masters Championship boxing tournament, a competition for amateur boxers ranging in ages from 35 to 75. [more]
David Oliete has shot some amazing photos at the Concurs de Castells, a biannual human castle building competition held in Tarragona, Spain.
Oliete’s position, along with the colorfully adorned participants make for a unique perspective of the event. The photographs showcase some of the astonishing feats of human determination that goes into building [more]
The Einstein E640 strobe from Paul C. Buff is compact, light weight unit capable of shouldering studio work yet portable enough to take on location. The unit weighs in at four pounds and because it is self contained, it does not require a battery pack which cuts down on gear bulk.
I shot around with the Einstein 640 and the 86 inch PLM (parabolic light) umbrella in studio to test the products and see how they stacked up in my work flow. [more]
TED Talks set the bar for inspiration no matter the subject, the playlist The Power Of Film (12 Talks) certainly does not disappoint.
The good people over at TED have pieced together some big names in the movie industry for this imaginative playlist. The tag line reads “Few things are as magical as sitting back in a theater with a hushed crowd to enjoy a film, but what you see on the screen isn’t everything. Hear from visionaries — from Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood — on how to make movies.” [more]
The “Sun & Cloud” from Superheadz Japan, looks to be the the world’s first solar powered digital camera.
This digital camera boasts the ability to shoot stills (3 megapixel) and video (640 x 480) within a 6x6x8 inch box.
If you happen to run out of juice and don’t have access to the sun, flip out the handle and start winding the camera by hand. The unit can also be charged via USB 3.0. [more]