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Thomas Ingersoll

Staff Writer http://thomasingersoll.500px.com +Thomas IngersollFacebook
I am a photographer born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. I photograph action sports, portraits, landscapes, and weddings, I am living life and photographing it as I go. Feel free to add me on facebook and go check out my portfolio.

Night Photography: Finding The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Scott Martin and Lance Keimig are not just your ordinary landscape photographers, they use light painting to make artistic landscape photographs. By leaving the shutter open and using a flash light they are able to get some really unique shots. They talk about everything that goes into making these photographs and how these shots are one of a kind. It also appears they are using gels on the flashlights to get some different colors throughout the shot. Scott and Martin also run workshops in Texas to teach their process. [more]

Never Before Seen Photos Of Hiroshima

They say one mans trash is another mans treasure, that is true for the man that was walking his dog, saw a briefcase in a pile of trash, opened it up and discovered these rare photographs. “After the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the U.S. government restricted the circulation of images of the bomb’s deadly effect. President Truman dispatched some 1,150 military personnel and civilians, including photographers, to record the destruction as part of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. [more]

Jerry And Maggie: This Is Not Photography

If you don’t know Jerry Uelsmann or Maggie Taylor you should. Jerry creates works of art blending multiple photos together using enlargers while Maggie uses a scanner to create her art. All of jerry’s work is shot on film and processed and manipulated in the darkroom which truly makes his work so unique. Being husband and wife these two are some of the biggest names in the modern art world. This documentary tells Jerry and Maggie’s story of how they became artists and the impact of their work in photography. [more]

TimeLapse Of Malaysia Is A Must See

Rob Whitworth has created this master piece of a timelapse with some really amazing camera movements and interesting perspectives, this video will not disappoint. The attention to detail, transitions, and the way he tracks motion truly make this timelapse stand out from the rest. Rob put a lot of thought in the video trying to show the transitions between night and day in this Malaysian city. [more]

Life Time Fitness Behind The Scenes

Go behind the scenes with Matt Hawthorne in his photo shoot with Lifetime Fitness. I wish the video was a little more informative but throughout the video you can check out some of the lighting setups. I found it pretty interesting that in a couple shots he uses mirrors and bare profotos. With work this high quality you can see that there is a lot of effort that goes into it, with big production teams and trucks full of equipment. Matt is definitely one of my favorite commercial photographers and you should check out his work. Matt Hawthorne.com

Last Day Dream, A Man’s Life Flashes Before His Eyes

Check out Chris milk’s interpretation of what a man’s life flashes before his eyes looks like in Last Day Dream. Filmed in a 1st person POV, this intriguing video did a wonderful job of high lighting someones life and showing it in under a minute. I’ve always been fascinated by POV videos and this video has a such a awesome story line. This video shows that you don’t always need a expensive equipment to create such a inspiring and unique video, but that creativity can go a long way. Chris filmed all of this with a Canon 5D mk ii and Lensbaby lenses.

The Videographers Guide To Music Videos

Watch this insightful video on some of the in’s and out’s about directing in the music video world. In this video producers talk about markets, budgets, and how a little creativity can go a long way. To help them fund more videos visit

This Hyper-lapse is a must see

Check out this seriously impressive hyper-lapse video from Berlin. It had seemed that timelapse videos hit kind of a flat point for a while until the world was introduced to “Hyper-lapse.” He shot this with a Nikon D7000 and then spent 4 months in post to stabilize the sequences manually frame by frame (AE motion tracker) to get the smooth motion. This inspiring video will leave you in awe. [more]

Slow motion taking over action sports

With action sport videos continuing to get more and more impressive, it’s no wonder why the filming is moving away from the photojournalistic approach to more of a cinematic feel. Videographers are having to keep up with the trending demands of todays standards, using high quality gear like the Sony FS-700 for slow motion, and a RC helicopters for great overhead shots, like the Copter Kids. These guys use the RC helicopter to get some really unique camera movements of freestyle motocross. [more]

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