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.
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.
These high school kids, Ersta, Christian and Marshall, embody the spirt of the Fstopper community. Only 17 years old, these three, got motivated, came up with a concept and made it happen. Can you say as much? We are down to the wire, so, get those contest entries in. NOW!
Big props to photographer Kevyn Bryant and film maker Xavier Burgin for submitting a video that covers all the bases. For being one of their first BTS videos, these guys did a good job at laying it all out there for us. And gosh darn it, there is a quality to these guys that just makes us want to like them. We haven’t seen awkward southern charm like this, since the likes of one (green) Lee Morris and one (wet behind the ears) Patrick Hall first took to the BTS camera, way way waaaay back in 2010. Nice work on the editing too Douglas Dillingham and good luck to you all. T minus 3 days and counting to get your contest entries in (that’s Dec. 31st 2011).
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have another roll out of BTS videos from y’all, the readers of Fstoppers. Even if you are not competing this year in the contest you should watch these videos for ideas for your next shoot. So many different and creative approaches have been used in this year’s contest. Check out what dreams are made of in Canada with this Hockey BTS video. A low budget and well executed shoot. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
Mark Wallace hits us with a video full of tips and etiquette when it comes to working with models. This video covers a lot of ground so if you have limited experience with shooting models give it a peek. Be sure to watch all the way to the end of the video to catch Mark’s “Stand this way and twist this way and move this way and shot shot.” Trust me, at 12:47 it will make sense to you. Or it won’t. :/
With less than a week to go, the Fstoppers 2011 Behind the Scenes Contest is quickly drawing to an end. So, we are spending a lot more time looking over and posting user submissions. This latest entry may not have the best final image out there but I really dig the adventurous/road trip vibe. And what really got me was recognizing myself in the final seconds of the video. You know what I’m talking about… being hunched over your laptop, running through your selection process, while the party rages on around you. It’s never very hard to spot the photo geek in a crowd. Best of luck Matthew. Last minute reminder: $21,000 worth of gear is nothing to sneeze at so get those contest entries in damn it. tick, ticK TICK!
“The last thing we want to see is another music video.” “The last thing we want to see is another music video.” “The last thing we want to see is another music video.” No matter how many times we say it, we get submission after submission of uninformative videos where people take some footage, drop in some music and send it along. Not the case with Caleb’s first ever BTS video where he shows you, in painstakingly long detail, how he got his ethereal final image. He even made me chuckle a bit but lied to me when he said “…the next ten minutes.”, cause this vid is 32 minutes long. Get those contest entries in kids.
As more and more jobs pop up for product shooting here in NYC I find myself needing to seriously update my portfolio. Which must be why this latest contest entry from Rui Antunes caught my eye. It’s a simple video, that lacks a bit in the way of entertainment value but makes up for it in educational value and a pretty decent final image. Good luck Rui. And remember folks, you only have about a week to get your contest entries in.
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week have a couple of BTS video contest entries. As most of you know the deadline is quickly approaching as this year comes to a close. So take a quick break and check out the competition in this weeks rundown. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week have a spot on behind the scenes video on creating snow in your photos. A great addition to that holiday card you are about to shoot. So if old man winter hasn’t made it down to you yet, check out this rundown. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a BTS video from a group that took a beautiful trip to Zion National Park. They capture their trip and the breath taking views in a well documented video. It will make you want to skip your morning commute tomorrow and head outdoors. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have some more of the entries from the 2011 Behind The Scenes Contest. We are in the final stretch for this contest and if you are still working on your video you need to finish it soon. Don’t forget who we have as the judges this year, if the prizes are not enough the judges should make this contest worth your time. Check out the contest entry “Sand Storm” and see how this team creates a high fashion desert shoot inside. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.
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Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have some of entries from the 2011 Behind The Scenes Contest. It is amazing how great these videos are and it’s great to see our readers’ own work. Check out these four shoots and send them some feedback on the forum. Hurry up and finish your video before you go into a food coma over the holidays! If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above.