When Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo’s wedding video went viral on YouTube, wedding photographer Joe Simon found himself getting sued for having used Coldplay’s “Fix You” as the background music. To avoid a costly lawsuit Joe was forced to take down the video and to pay a settlement along with an agreement to not talk about the incident. Just something for you all to consider when using music for your next wedding videos or while entering contests such as our Fstoppers 2011 BTSC. Don’t get caught with your pants down. As wedding videos increase in style, quality and attention, more and more music producers, artists and composers are taking a more serious stance on their copyrights.
NatGeo’s Winners and Honorable Mentions in the areas of Nature, Places and People are in for this year. Take a look at what has been chosen and let us hear your critiques and praises.
Would you give these shots a winning grade?
Feature Shoot’s: Alison Zavos: “Nadav Bagim is a photographer from Ramat-Gan, Israel. His WonderLand images are created by using unique but rather simple artificial lighting and household objects from vegetables to plastic bags. The photos are shot inside a miniature studio with a Canon EOS 60D Camera, and a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens and flashes. The insects were found in his apartment and on plants outside his window and were not harmed during shooting.”
MyModernMet’s Pinar: “Three years ago, we brought you the phenomenon known as Sleeveface, which involves taking the sleeve of a vinyl record and extending the image outside of its confined frame through photography. Since then the project has grown, inspiring others to create their own image…
Hand cutting 32 objects in half, this BTS video shows how director David Wilson made Maccabees’ video, “Pelican”.
Check out the original video in the full post and let us know what you think.
“A group of Canon commandos is sent out on a mission. Their objective: to save an innocent girl who has been taken hostage by Nikon terrorists. Who will ultimately win this battle?”
Being on the road in Argentina, with nothing but my iPad and nets speeds of 0.36Mbps, makes for some hard posting. But when the admins over at Nikon Rumors announced the specs for Nikon’s D4, with 90% certainty, I knew it was worth the effort . Read what they have to say about Nikon’s anwser to Canon’s 1DX in the full post and let us know if it’s all you hoped for.
I have to say up front I’m a little ashamed at posting this. I don’t watch American trash TV or “reality TV”, in fact, I don’t even have cable. My TV is reserved for my PS3, Wii, Netflix and avi files. But when I saw this video of Judge Joe Brown ripping this
professional wedding photographer a new one I couldn’t help but chuckle at this ridiculous exchange. I apologize ahead of time for all the stupid in this video but there is a lot to say about this one so… [more]
“Evolution” by photographer Ted Sabarese is a portrait series that compares people to their fish lookalikes.
“With all the recent, fiery controversy between evolution, creationism, intelligent design, science, religion, the political left, right, etc., I thought it might be provocative to throw my visual two-cents into the ring. The images beg the question, is it really so difficult to believe we came out from the sea millions and millions of years ago?“
Your “Likes”, “Tweets”, comments and clicks all help us know which are our best posts of the month. And because we don’t want anyone to miss any of Fstoppers’ goodness we put “The Best of” in a monthly newsletter for you. So, if you missed anything this November check out the top posts of the month and sign up for our newsletter here
Melissa Rodwell’s “Fashion Photography Exposed” has started shipping to the hundreds of you who have already pre-ordered. So, to help get things moving along and to thank her fan for all their support, Melissa has decided to give away the original test/prototype DVD that she has signed in silver pen, making this a one of a kind collector’s item. Full Details inside .
Shape is an eery black & white portrait series by French photographer Quentin Arnaud, who used low-key lighting to highlight the shape of his subject’s heads while obscuring any definitive facial features. See samples in the full post and let us know what you think.
Canon USA has launched a new instant Lens & Speedlite rebate program. It’ll run from November 27, 2011 until January 7, 2012.
Check out the full post for full details then head over to B&H to capitalize off these rebates.
What better way to start your work week, after the long Thanksgiving vacation, than to ease in with some amusing animal photo bombs. You may have seen many of these before but they should still be good for a few mindless chuckles. Which got me thinking… with all of us photographers prolifically snapping away, at least some of us must have some hilarious photo bombs. If you do, please share them in the comments section.