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Kenn Tam

Staff Writer http://www.kenntam.com +Kenn Tam@kenntamFacebook
A Canadian photographer, living and working in New York City.

Watch Buzz Feed Attempt to Explain Film Photography to Today’s Kids

Last month Buzzfeed took the time to sit the youth of today down and teach them what photography meant when film was involved. Being an adolescent of the 80′s my favorite part of this video was a brief Gizmo appearance but you gotta question the wisdom of using a character from 1984 as a comparison, for a group who apperently knows nothing about film. Wait. Is there actually a group who don’t know what film photography is? I’m getting old. [more]

Phillip Bloom Takes DigitalRev’s Cheap Camera Challenge with… a Barbie Camera

I always felt that Kai and the rest of the Digital Rev crew had a sadistic, if not humorous, streak in them and now I have proof. Their latest Cheap Camera Challenge gives filmmaker Philip Bloom till days end to producing a short film with nothing but a 240p resolution Barbie Video Girl doll. [more]

Photoshop’s Tilt-shift Used to Create an Itty-bitty Universe

Imgur user ScienceLlama took images sent from the Hubble Space Telescope and applied the tilt-shift filter from Photoshop CS6. The resulting images are… a little astronomical. Bazinga!

You can give all the images a look over in the full post and a thanks to space-obsessed Fstoppers reader pnts for turning us on to these images. [more]

10 Tips on How to Creatively Use a Slider

Are you getting the most out of your gear? In this short video, videographer Jordy Vandeput demonstrates 10 different ways to manipulate your camera angles with a slider and tripod. [more]

Photographing a Moment of Carefreeness

The Mimi-Foundation with Leo Burnett France gave the gift of carefreeness, “Ne Serait-ce Qu’une Seconde” (If Only For One Second), to 20 cancer patients. They accomplished this by applying hair and make-up while the subjects kept their eyes closed. They were then placed in front of a one-way mirror, where photographer Vincent Dixon waited to capture their reactions as they opened their eyes. [more]

How to Capture a 360º Image with a High-speed Camera

YouTuber Mark Rober, the guy who brought us a creative DIY Rotational Filming techique using a GoPro, has taken it 10 steps further with the help of a NASA engineer. Obviously we won’t see photographers building rigs like this in their studios but it’s a damn nifty idea. Check out the video in the full post to see their, more entertaining, failed efforts with Dustin from Smarter Every Day. [more]

Product Shoot with an iPhone and iPad for Lighting

You’ve likely seen Lee Morris’s iPhone fashion shoot by now. One of the common critiques had been the use of expensive lighting. Well here is yet another prime example, by Philippines-based portrait photographer Laya Gerlock, that creative use beats expensive toys. That’s not to say an iPad, iPhone or D3 equivalent are inexpensive but you have those already, right? [more]

C.U.N.T.’s Video: Posing for a Photo That’s Actually a Video

To promote C.U.N.T. (aka C U Next Tuesday) Sarah Elizabeth Meyler videos Dublin hipsters under the premise that she was taking a photo. The resulting montage of poses is a good chuckle for all of you who have had a long work week followed by a short weekend of more work. Enjoy. [more]

The Challenge: Change Your Story by Changing Your Lens

In this video Canon Australia challenges singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian and Canon Master photographer Graham Monro to change the story of three different scenes simply by changing between lenses. Specifically the macro Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens, the portrait Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens , the landscape Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens and the sports Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens. [more]

Guns & Girls: A BTSV Of Magpul’s 2014 Calendar

Be it with a camera or with a gun, a girl who shoots is unquestionably sexy. So what’s that make talented commercial fashion photographer Dixie Dixon as she takes on the role of Director of photography for Magpul’s 2014 Calendar? Hot, no doubt, but more importantly she adds professionalism and class to a genre that is traditionaly little more than string bikinis and thongs. Dixie’s sophistication and style is a refreshing departure from a genre typically shot far too often through the male lens. [more]

A Hands-On Video of Nikon’s Df Camera

UPDATED Post:
Moments after posting our fly by the pants video of the Nikon Df a reader pointed us towards another video by Chris Niccolls of TheCameraStoreTV, which frankly covers it all and generally kicks ass. So I decided to scoot our video to the bottom and share his exception hands-on with you instead. [more]

Masking Inhumanity: A Haunting View of Animal Slavery

If you follow my posts then you know I love featuring artists who inspire, thrill, educate or straight up creep us out. So when I found Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa I couldn’t wait to share his work. In his 2013 series, “A Kind of You”, Perttu focuses on macaque monkeys that are shackled, trained and then rented out by “monkey masters” to beggars for the purpose of street performing. [more]

Empowering Children Through Photography

100cameras.org has to be one of the coolest photography related projects I’ve seen. The children in this program live in poverty but are given the opportunity to help improve their communities by sharing their stories through photography. Their photos help us understand the difficult conditions more than 1 billion children live in, world wide. The photos are for sale online and 100% of the proceeds go back to that child’s community. You can check out some of their work on Instagram and if you [more]

A Different Kind of Art Exhibition

If you are fortunate enough to be in London right now Lukas Renlund and Anders Lönnfeldt are wrapping up their third and last day of “Steal My Photograph! London” (ending 4pm London time). This series is one of my favorite photo exhibit concepts to date. In case you missed them, here is the 1st and 2nd installment of the series. I’ll bring you the results of the London exhibit as soon as the boys get it off the cutting room floor.
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World’s Most Iconic Sports Photos Come From World’s Most Iconic Sports Photographer

While looking for something to share with you all, I did a search for “the world’s greatest sports photographer” and the first return I got was this: 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time. Now if I counted correctly, a staggering 16% of those 100 frames came from iconic sport photographer Neil Leifer [more]

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