Michael Ericsson: “There is my latest behind the scenes video for a shoot I did back in early September. I’ve had it in my head for a while to create some sort of tribute video to the late Dean Collins. After seeing the call for entries from Fstoppers.com, I decided to run with it.”
“…One projector (the one I used was less than 200 bucks used) can replace many traditional strobes + modifiers for a fraction of the cost. Using this technique I can create more elaborate plates for composite images with less lighting gear… I guess the end goal for this technique would be a developing a projector that used a flashtube… thus creating the ultimate light modifier.”
With great final images and a very informative BTS video, this contest entry may have made it into out our top 10 but sadly they didn’t submit before the closing date. Having missed the deadline but not the point of the contest, they decided to post it anyways. So, thank the guys from 2D House for this most excellent video. Nice work guys.
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. We are still posting all the contest entries that were sent in. This week we have a dirt bike fashion shoot and the BYU Gymnastic’s team poster shoot. Just as the rest of the videos have been, these are unique and very well done. There’s always something we can take away from these videos and apply to our own work. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
Ok, I wasn’t really sure whether to label this [Video] or [Funny], because I laughed through the entire thing. Is this the future of small business advertising? First Toshiba puts a chair in space, then sushi makers put their rolls up there. What’s next, dog breeders? How far will this trend go? Click Here for the full post.
Entry for the Behind the Scenes Contest may be closed but there are still a lot of great submissions to view. Keep your eyes peeled for your favorites as we here at Fstoppers pick out the finalists for our celebrity judges to choose from. In the mean time here is an earlier entry from November.
Here is a looong (but good) video of Dave Hill talking to a room of digital creatives, who aren’t necessarily photographers, about how to make great images. It’s all straight from the conference room and has quite the C-Span vibe to it, but it’s well worth watching. This kid knows what he’s doing and he does what he does so well. Enjoy!
A four piece photography shoot featuring the four elements; Earth, Wind, Water and Fire. Photography: Ryan Doco Connors docofolio.com / Makeup: Dina Day dinaday.com / Videography: Brian Ceci brianceci.com / Music: Tobias Schuch tobiasschuch.com / Stylist: Alexa Kellee
Slovakian Photographer, Tono Stano has created an almost Yin and Yang effect with the images in his series titled, White Shadows. If you started out using film then you understand that what is dark on a negative becomes light on a print. Stano experimented by doing just the opposite with the images. Click the full post to see more images as well as a behind the scenes video.
Remember those little lightning bugs that you used to try and catch right before sunset when you were little? Well each year, the guys over at Digital Photo Blog have captured images of thousands of Fireflies that come out during their mating season. Obviously we would never be able to see this with our own eyes but by taking a long exposure they’ve gotten some pretty surreal photographs that showcase all the different lines and marks these little bugs make. Click on the full post to see more.
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. Another year has come and gone. Hopefully this year you will get out and shoot more. Gets some inspiration and ideas with Joel as he walks us through his cover shoot for the Fstoppers BTS contest. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
After Kien Lam quit his job and bought a ticket for London he hit 17 countries via 19 planes, 58 buses and 18 boats, in 343 days and took 6237 photos. See the time lapse video that sums up his trip in under 5 minutes and be sure to check out his blog at: kienlam.net for the amazing details of his trip.
“After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I compiled this time lapse of the many amazing places I came across.
Original Music: “Places and Faces” by William Lam. Will is an extremely talented musical composer whose range is barely touched in this composition he wrote specifically for the video. He’s also my little brother. Visit http://kienlam.net to download the MP3.”
Holy crap! James Karinejad and Edmund Curtis’s BTS video is chock-full of creative knowhow. I can almost guarantee that everyone will pick something up from this entry. Top notch work guys. Thank you for sharing and good luck in the contest.
This is it everyone. The final hours to submit your contest entries. Happy freaking New Year!
I have to give some love to fellow Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong, a prolific and dedicated shooter. His BTS video shows something you don’t often get to see. Disappointment and frustration… (Oh ya and a man getting set the fuck on fire!)
It’s a common occurrence for good creatives to come up with an idea in their heads only to be really hard on themselves when the final image doesn’t quite live up to their expectations. Knowing that being 100% happy with your work means you aren’t growing makes Benjamin’s dissatisfaction the mark of a true artist. Cause let’s be honest, the shoot and the finals were pretty cool. Well done Benjamin. And if you win, you better split your loot with Felix… aaaannd maybe the dude who put him out too. :)
December 31st is the last day for contest entries. Do it! Do it now!
This is how you get a great shot. You start with inspiration and you carry it all the way through. In this case Stanislav Stepanov, like so many old school photographers before him, drew his inspiration from classic movie lighting (film noir in particular/ “White Heat” specifically). Good luck Stanislav and don’t apologize for you English, your process speaks for itself. December 31st is the last day for contest entries. Get on it.