[Pics] An Incredible 24-Hour, 360º Panorama

This is what it looks like when day and night meet in a single image. Including the prep time, it took photographer Chris Kotsiopoloulos thirty hours to capture the hundreds photos needed to stitch this together. The shot was taken in Sounio, Greece. It got so cold at times that he had to use a hairdryer to keep the lens from fogging up. See the full post for more details! [more]

[Pics] The Surrealistic Pillow Project – Great Concept With Amazing Results

Ronen Goldman (31) is a “surreal and conceptual” photographer from Israel. 5 years ago he started a project he calls “The Surrealistic Pillow Project” where he recreates things he sees in his dreams while sleeping, turning them into magical images. The resulting images convey happiness, sadness, exhilaration or sheer paranoia – as Dreams often do.

[Video] Shooting The Ad Campaign For Discovery’s River Monsters

Our good friend Blair Bunting is at it again. This time Blair was hired to shoot the ad campaign for The Discovery Channels hit show River Monsters. The concept was relatively simple; to have the show’s host Jeremy Wade wrestling a giant fish in the shallow waters near South Beach, Florida. To do this Blair’s team used a fake fish that was then replaced in post. To freeze the water with a quick flash duration  and stay portable Blair used the new Photoflex Tritons. [more]

[Pics] Little Dreamers – Creative Photography Based On The Playful Imagination

This set by Dara Scully really portrays a sense of youth and innocence when looking at them. She somehow finds a way to take you on the journey with her through her visual storytelling. This set was not only well made but also really fun to look at. It makes me reminisce about being a child again through the emotions that come through with each image.  [more]

[BTS] Annie Leibovitz Shoots “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

Annie Liebovitz is probably the world’s best known photographer, and in this video she’s working on an assignment for Vanity Fair magazine with Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara for the magazine’s April issue.


[Workflow] Complete Erik Almas Composite And Edit In 3 Minutes

Earlier today we posted a great behind the scenes video from Erik Almas that dealt mainly with shooting the elements for a composite, this video however takes you from the point where he finishes shooting, to the completion of the final image.


[BTS] Erik Almas Shoots An Amazing Composite For Credit Suisse

Erik Almas is definitely one of my favorite photographers and this behind the scenes video does a great job of explaining his process for creating his amazing composite images. I really like this video because in addition to just the photography, it speaks to the idea and inspiration behind the photography, and why they chose to shoot what they did.


[Pics] The Fantastic Photo Manipulations of Thomas Herbrich

The great thing about a program like Photoshop is that no matter how much you know there is always more to learn. As someone who spends a great deal of time each week retouching fashion images I consider myself quite proficient at Photoshop. Then I come across images like Thomas Herbrich’s. His work instantly reminds me just how much more there is to learn. [more]

[Pics] A Visual Series Encompassing The Love For Literature

Photographer Joel Robison, also known as Boy Wonder, expresses a love for literature with this series. It’s a visual representation of being lost in a novel. He includes his love for coffee and brings it all together in the end. What else could be better than getting lost in your favorite novel with a great cup of your favorite beverage? These pictures remind us of that feeling so well.  Now I suddenly feel like reading again.  [more]

[BTS Video] Take A Walk Down Memory Lane

If you grew up during the late 1980s through early 1990s, then you can remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Using a combination of action figures, about 60 hand-drawn backdrops, and over 4,000 individual images, director Kyle Roberts pays tribute to this classic cartoon with a stop motion animation. This is one you won’t want to miss. [more]

[Pics] Stunning Kaleidoscope-Inspired Aerial Images

Anthropocene is a series of images from Dublin photographer David Thomas Smith. I would love to see these photographs in print. Very, very large print. I think it’s a brilliantly executed concept. Also, there’s an app for that. The year after Smith created these shots, Rorschmap was invented. It creates the same type of composites [more]

[BTS Video] Dean Bradshaw Lights And Composites A Variety Of Athletes

Commercial photographer Dean Bradshaw provides us with a unique perspective of his recent photo shoot for “Startrac”. The shoot involved a handful of athletes being shot while mock competing in their individual sports. The athletes were shot in a controlled environment and then composited into different backgrounds in post. [more]

[FS Original] Shooting The Lamborghini Aventador With Blair Bunting

Fstoppers.com has featured some great behind the scenes videos over the years and showcased amazingly talented professional photographers in our Fstoppers Originals series. Recently Patrick and I were invited to Scottsdale, Arizona to expose the secrets of commercial photographer Blair Bunting. When Blair invited us down to Loft 19 Studios, his idea was to shoot something big, expensive, and one of a kind. [more]

Fstoppers Reviews The New Pocket Wizard Plus III Radio Triggers

Today, Pocket Wizard has rolled out the newest in their line of wireless flash triggering devices: the long-awaited update to the industry-standard Pocket Wizard Plus II, the Pocket Wizard Plus III. We at Fstoppers have been playing with them for awhile, and we’re here to give you all the details, including an exclusive video look at the new Pocket Wizard Plus III. Continue to the full post to see it all. [Pre Order The Pocket Wizard Plus III Here]

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