Photog Abelardo Morell has an incredible series called “Camera Obscura”. In short, he shoots with a pinhole camera in a pitch black room with a tiny aperture and very long exposure. Then, he essentially turns the room into a giant pinhole camera chamber by drilling a small hole in the wall next to the camera. The outside light then projects an upside down image on the wall being photographed. Awesome sauce! Enjoy! [more]
Check out Chris milk’s interpretation of what a man’s life flashes before his eyes looks like in Last Day Dream. Filmed in a 1st person POV, this intriguing video did a wonderful job of high lighting someones life and showing it in under a minute. I’ve always been fascinated by POV videos and this video has a such a awesome story line. This video shows that you don’t always need a expensive equipment to create such a inspiring and unique video, but that creativity can go a long way. Chris filmed all of this with a Canon 5D mk ii and Lensbaby lenses.
You may know Bryan Adams as a scratchy-voiced Canadian rocker, but he’s also an avid photographer. He announced his new photo book “Exposed” a couple months ago, a retrospective compilation of some behind-the-scenes photos of some of the world’s most famous musicians. Though it’s coming out a month and a half later than originally anticipated, you might want to check it out. [more]
SerialBox Presents is a live music project created by Texas photog and all-around creative, Ryan Booth. Serial Box produces music videos that are shot entirely on a few 5Dmk2s with audio tracked into ProTools. There are no overdubs, no cut-ins, and no pick-ups. What you see and hear is one time through, mistakes and all. [more]
Stanley Kubrick was one of the most acclaimed producers and directors in American cinematography (the Shining is one of my all time favorites). Back in 1975, Stanley directed the three hour masterpiece Barry Lyndon. From a photography standpoint, the film is most noted for Stanley’s use of Mitchell BNC cameras mounted with NASA Zeiss f/0.7 50mm lenses. [more]
Like the majority of photographers today, I most often capture digitally for my clients. However, for special projects, I still like to shoot film – especially large format film. Normally, my Deardorff 11×14 camera lives in the studio. But every now and then, I get the crazy idea of taking it on location. [more]
This is for all you film fanatics out there. Grab yours as its still in stock! Kodak announced that it is discontinuing the Professional T-MAX P3200 film due to “low sales volume”. In the past few months Kodak stopped producing digital cameras, sold its sensor business, increased the price of film by 15%, and discontinued three slide films in an effort to reorganize its business. [more]
Every so often we all need to refill our motivational gas tank to keep us going. This 4-minute video of photographer Jaleel King (website / facebook) will do just that for you. King’s story of death, losing everything and finding life is sure to inspire you. Big thank you to Mike Allebach (website / facebook) for putting the video together so we can all be inspired by Jaleel’s story. [more]
In an attempt to create the best camera review video the interweb has ever seen, FCTN (Fiction) put the Phantom Miro up against Gallagher, 80′s icon and nemesis to watermelons the world over. There’s enough 80′s power, shirtless old men, whacky hair, glitter and splattering in this video that some of you may confuse this for a Richard Simon’s workout tape. But be certain, Phantom Miro + Gallagher = you’re all going to watch this, love it and share it. [more]
Be fair warned, this video contains SPOILERS for anyone who hasn’t seen season 2 of Game of Thrones yet. Ok, the warning is out of the way. This video, while lacking any commentary, gives an awesome insight into the CGI effects used in this visually stunning show. The group who did this, Pixomondo, actually won a Creative Arts Emmy for outstanding special effects for this season. Check it out! (I just wish it was in HD)
Lenovo, a worldwide computer company that manufacturers laptops, have gathered fifteen of what they believe are the best college filmmakers for their ‘Seize the Night’ Alternate Ending challenge. One of the contestants is a graduate of the University of Alabama (now a film student at USC), Xavier Burgin. His entry into the competition is called ‘Do’. Shot with a Canon 5D MarkII and a Canon T2i, this is definitely a forerunner in the contest. [more]
We have all stacked layers in photoshop. It is something many photographers do on a day to day basis. Not Laina Briedis. She stacks 35mm film negatives. This is a technique not seen often in the film world and it creates amazing images that look like they had to of been done in photoshop. [more]
Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Lewis Hine (1874-1940) portrayed working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. The Library of Congress’ National Child Labor Committee Collection includes more than 5,100 photographs that came with the records of the organization. Many of the pictures are familiar, but others are relatively unexplored. [more]
As the sad story of the fall of Eastman Kodak continues, news reports coming out state that Kodak is poised to see off its entire film division, looking to exit that segment of the market entirely. That division includes Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging departments which encompass digital scanners, picture kiosks, souvenir photo products, photographic paper, as well as Kodak’s film businesses, the once bright and shining star of its core competencies. [more]
This movie appeals to every photographer due to the stunning visuals. Shot entirely on 70mm film, Samsara is a movie that spans twenty five countries and took five years to make. Not only does it encompass the grand scope of humanity, the visuals are simply mesmerizing. Be sure to watch this trailer in HD and full screen to experience the full effect.