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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.

Using Canon’s 7D to Make Killer Slow Motion Video

With the help of pro breakdancer, contortionist, acrobat Karimbo, Brussels-based photographer, director David Olkarny put together this short video using the Canon 7D a Canon 50mm 1.4 and Canon 24-70mm 2.8L. Another video that proves that if you got the talent, creativity, drive and a modest kit, you can make something worth looking at.
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The Best Fstoppers’ Posts From November 2012

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 think you may have missed anything this last month, check out the top 10 posts and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already. [more]

Luminance 2012 Conference: Peter Yang

I was completely f*cking torn as to what to do here. Post them all at once or roll them out. Here is the thing. I attended Luminance, Photoshelter’s two day conference, back in September expecting the same old song and dance of over crowed auditoriums as speakers and spokes people try to sell me their wares. (Hmmmm kind of makes you wonder why I keep going to these things.) But I was pleasantly surprised as the conference was [more]

30 Seconds of Burglary Creates World’s Shortest Photo Exhibit

This is quite possibly the coolest self promotions I’ve seen in a very long time. Artist / photographer Lukas Renlund holds his first outdoor exhibit only to have it end 30 seconds after opening. Why? All his shit got stolen. But don’t worry every thing went according to plan. Watch the video, check out the snap shots, be inspired to do more with your photography.
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The Entire Night’s Sky Captured with an 8mm Fisheye

I’m not going to lie. With all the time lapse videos of the sky hitting the web these days I’m kind of over it. But “Leonid and Zodiacal Light”, by french photographer Stephane Vetter is very short and there is just something about capturing the entire sky with trees on the on the fringe that still holds a bit of magic.

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Picking the Best 24-70mm Lens by WOMP

Weapons of Mass Production’s Kevin Good walks us through the in’s and out’s of four of the most popular lens brands on the market, in one of the most popular focal ranges… the 24-70mm. Brace yourself as only one of these lenses will be spared John Pellett’s bat. [more]

The Best Fstoppers’ Posts From October 2012

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 think you may have missed anything this last month, check out the top 10 posts and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already. [more]

A Camera That Photographs Time Instead of Space

Artist Jay Mark Johnson has taken full advantage of slit scan photography, turning out some striking works of art that emphasizes time over space. These shots aren’t Photoshopped, movements are captured moment to moment while static subjects stretch out into lines where the width of an object corresponds not to distance or size, but the rate of movement. [more]

Dogs Jumping Underwater in Slow Motion (1000fps Phantom & Fastcam) with BTSV

This video, reminiscent of Seth Casteel’s photo series depicting dogs diving in water, is making it’s viral rounds. Produced by Daniel Harmon and Kaitlin Snow with direction and edits by Devin Graham it was created to promote Orapup dog breath brushes. But if you’re watching it here, on our site, then it’s likely you are more interested in the behind the scenes video, which we got. [more]

Billionaire Music Video Spoof… “I wanna be a cameraman so freakin’ bad.”

Photographers Irwin Wong and Michel Jones put together this catchy spoof of Bruno Mars’ “Billionaire” music video. I defy you to not find yourself bopping along to this one or catch yourself listening more than once. [more]

The Best Fstoppers’ Posts From September 2012

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 think you may have missed anything this last month, check out the top 10 posts and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already. [more]

Arrowhead: Signal – A $600 Sci-Fi Short Film

Having the opportunity to work on Rubidium Wu’s The Silent City I’ve become very intrigued inspired by all the great independent film makers out there who are taking full advantage of accessible technologies like the Canon 5D Mark II. The latest of which, Arrowhead: Signal, by writer/directed Jesse O’Brien was made for a ballpark figure of 600 bucks. If you don’t include the T4i, 5DMII setup and 3 years of invested time they appear to have used. But still how many of us have a kick ass [more]

Von Wong Photographs a Body Painted Nude, Suspended from Chains

Check out this video featuring Montreal stripper Suntory as he was painted up, greased up and strung up. The body paint by MUA Jessica Renahan used a blend of petroleum jelly, acrylic, oil paint and charcoal, creating an amazing obsidian/metallic sheen. Couple that with Benjamin’s usual creativity, dedication and talent and you get some wicked results. [more]

A Sci-Fi Short that Looks at Our Obsession with Digital Content and Social Media

Armed with a Canon 5D Mark II, After Effects, CS5, Color Finesse, Sapphire and Final Cut, director Francois Ferracci turns out a striking short film that looks at the direction of social media and digital content. There are quite a few messages that you can take away from “Lost Memories” but the one that hits home for me is how it reflects our future current state of social interaction and how we can so easily get caught up in sharing our moments that we forget to actually experience them. [more]

Professional Photographer Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Photographers of All Time

I just caught a repost A Photo Editor did on the “100 Most Influential Photographers of All Time” by Professional Photographer Magazine and had to throw it up for our readers to explore. So for all of you who think that posts like Hula Hoop Girls at Burning Man are lacking in photography fiber, I’ll give you this to chew on. [more]

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