There always comes a time while you're surfing the web looking for inspiration that you stumble upon something so striking that it just blows you away. You sit back and wonder... 'How in the world did they manage that?' Jean Osipyan, a professional fashion photographer from Armenia and now based out of Russia takes the extra steps from ordinary to extraordinary in his retouching.
In honor of the Mars Curiosity mission, NASA commissioned a series of unusual, sci-fi-style surreal images from the duo known as "kahnselesnick" called Adrift on the Hourglass Sea. They were asked to create a series that represented the pair's vision of an existence on mars.
In my opinion, one of the most difficult fields of photography falls on the shoulders of interior photographers. If you've ever tried to photograph a well designed interior space you know how tough it can be. Furniture superstore IKEA produces more than 208 million catalogs a year, and over 12% of those photographs are not even photographs at all. IKEA has found a way to produce compelling digital renders of their rooms that look exactly like naturally lit photographs.
In one of their latest advertising campaigns, Red Bull partnered with a variety of photographers to show you step by step how extreme sports are really done. By taking multiple frames on a tripod and stitching them together, each one of these jumps and dives is captured in perfect sequence. This style of photograph allows you to see multiple moments of the stunt while preserving the sense of motion that happens. Which one is your favorite?
On his current mission, Don Pettit, the flight engineer for the International Space Station put together some stunning images of star streaks around the earth. His images give a surreal and artistic look at the beauty that can be seen just above the atmosphere. On the ISS's Flickr page, Don describes his process.
Have you ever wondered what every playboy centerfold would look like if it they were all put into one image? Chicago based Photographer, Jason Salavon created a series of portraits that combined every centerfold from the 1960s to the 1990s. While you can't see explicit details of each centerfold, you can see a silhouette figure that mimics that of foggy glass. This process, called amalgamation, was done with a program called ImageMagick.
Moshe Nachumovich, 27 years old photographer and digital artist from Israel created this creative set of images to show the bond between humans and animals, and to show how its in our hands to make a difference in that relationship. Nachumovich: "The bond between us humans, Earth and the animals, begins in our hands, we rule the world and if we'll use it wisely we will also protect it as we should".
Last week we showed you David Bergman's Gigapan image of North Greenwich Arena (home of the Olympic gymnastics meets). That image was roughly 1.7 billion pixels! Two days ago, David released his newest Gigapan image of Horse Guards Parade that contains 200 stitched images totaling an incredible 3.1 billion pixels. It's amazing to zoom in and see so much detail both in the audience as well as on the field. What interesting things can you find in this image?
UPDATED: We have what appears to be the source image...
Mercedez-Benz USA's facebook page, with over 500,000 fans mind you, has updated their timeline image recently, and it's not the best showing of their product. It highlights brand ambassador Adam Scott, which is great and all, but the photoshopping of the car onto the background is pretty terrible.
Our good friend David Bergman was hired by Sports Illustrated to shoot the Olympics once again this year. David is becoming more and more well known for his Gigapan images which require a camera to take hundreds of pictures that are then stitched together in post. The result is a single image that you can "zoom" almost endlessly into. If you want to see every detail of the gymnasium at the Olympics, check out this incredible GigaPixel image.
Annie Leibovitz is one of the most famous photographers in the world and many know her as the photographer that shot the real life Disney scenes. Well this time Annie is at it again and for these 2 new shots actors Russel Brand, Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel play 4 famous Disney Characters. Once again Annie's lighting combined with amazing post production has created a couple amazing shots.
Li Wei has earned his way to recognition in China through his trademark gravity defying images. This video, recently featured by the Creators Project, gives a little behind the scenes glimpse of how Li Wei was inspired to pursue his aerial stunts and how his creative ideas have reflected the quickly changing culture and country around him.
I have been learning a ton of video know how in the past few months from watching the tutorials over at VideoMaker. I recently shot a green screen video for some background compositing and didn't take as much time as I should have setting up the lights for the green screen (the subjects on the other hand were flawlessly lit, haha). I thought I was out of luck until I came across this video which showed me how to fix my beginner's mistake and also has a few more handy tips for other green screen screw ups. Enjoy!