Samuel Aranda, a Spanish photographer, has won the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year award with his image of a veiled woman holding a wounded family member after a demonstration in Yemen. View the full post to see a sample of the other top entries and a link to the slideshow of the best of the year.
Photographer George Holz sits down with our friends over at Profoto to walk us through the lighting rig on his shoot with Beyonce, and explains why and how each piece is used. There’s some good solid lighting know-how in this video, so check it out and enjoy! via the Profoto Blog
It’s been an exciting day in the Nikon camp as videos, images, specs and preorders have been unfolding for the D800. The images from this shoot are available to view in full resolution here. Also, here are some more examples of the D800′s key features and 100% crops showing the difference between the standard D800 and the D800E. Enjoy!
With our current contest on our Fstoppers Facebook Group coming to a close, we aren’t wasting any time and have launched another! With our pals over at AlienSkin, we want to pimp out your post production software. Read the full post for full details.
NYC Photographer, Lori Nix, is not you’re typical photog, she is also a gifted miniaturist! Her series entitled “The City” is a perfect example of what her creative mind is capable of. She creates dioramas in her small Brooklyn studio with her assistant, Kathleen Gerber, and then photographs the tiny scenes using a large format 8×10 camera (that’s right, she is still using film!). Enjoy!
A few months ago we posted a couple videos of Mark Tipple shooting what he calls the “Underwater Project”. In this post we get to dive a bit deeper into Mark’s photography and passions. If you enjoy Mark’s work you may want to consider buying one of his new art books which will be hand made and signed by the artist himself.
[FS Spotlight] Surfing Photography: Chris Burkard On Protecting Your Gear, Catching the Moment, and Drunk Boat Captains
Chris Burkard spends his days traveling to some of the planet’s most magnificent beaches, where he navigates all sorts of technical complications in search of the perfect surfing shot. Despite obstacles such as drunk Chilean boat captains, salt water corrosion, and even being thrown in a Russian prison, Burkard continually manages to capture the moment, the beauty of the landscape, and create timeless photographs. The Surfer magazine staff photographer has traveled the globe, won the Red Bull illume photo competition, and released photo book The California Surf Project… and he’s only 25 years old. Fstoppers catches up with the globe-trotting youngster to ask about his gear, craziest stories, and the technical aspects of shooting in the water. Hear Chris talk about his work in the video below, and then read the full FS Spotlight interview.
Hola FS’ers! I would rather not lend this video any kind of explanation and just have you watch it, but I have to write some kind of intro, so here goes. When I first watched this I really wasn’t sure what they were getting at, until the comparisons started coming. Then it became obvious. This is a funny video. I laughed a bit, and then my wife watched it and snorted (sorry honey, they have to know that you snorted). Enjoy!
Photographer Li Wei from Beijing, China is making quite a name for himself with his acrobatic photos and straight up mind-bending group shops. I am not sure what exactly his process is, but what his images may lack in photographic technique he more than makes up for with his content. Check out the full post for some of his work and the links to his site. Enjoy!
Remember when Apple released the new version of its flagship video editing program Final Cut X? If not, you might want a refresher course with Conan O’brien. Basically the backlash was almost unanimous, and it made many of us thankful we chose Adobe’s Premiere as our editing software of choice. Well today there is an upgrade that apparently fixes most of the complaints from FCP X users. [Read More]
Entertainment Photographer, Jeremy Cowart, walks us through his new print portfolio and explains his reasoning for image placement and what is meant to catch his client’s eye. I must say, it is quite impressive and there is much to learn here that you can apply to your website’s portfolio as well. Enjoy!
NASA must be training actual photographers to go into space these days, this timelapse of Earth as seen from the International Space Station is proof. This is one of the radest timelapse videos I have seen of Earth and it’s weather. From auroras to electrical storms, this video illustrates just how incredible this planet’s environment can be. Full details in the description on Vimeo. Enjoy!
Cecilia Paredes was born in Lima, Peru, and currently lives and works between San Jose, Costa Rica and Philadelphia. Her “Camouflage” work is a series of self portraits where Paredes paints her own body to blend in with the background. Homegirl does this herself! CiCi def has some talent. Enjoy! Via Feature Shoot
The boys at Brainstorm Digital have put together a great BTS look at how Boardwalk Empire’s special effects come together to bring you the finished product that you end up seeing. It blows my mind when I see things like this, because I have very little knowledge as to how it is done. Enjoy!
Kickstarter is chock-full of incredible new products and ideas, and here is one of my favorites. Kyle Hart of Puyallup, WA has come up with the EZ-Steady, a very affordable stabilization system, that glides an iPhone, GoPro or DSLR through the air with ease. Check out the EZ-Steady video and then head on over to Kyle’s Kickstarter to get your hands on one of these puppies. Enjoy!