The Seattle Times published an interesting article regarding photographers and multiple exposure photos taken on digital cameras during the Olympics. The explosion of digital cameras, their affordability, and the quality of the images produced has allowed photographers to take more risks with what they shoot at events that may only happen once in a lifetime. What was once something that would be too risky (for fear of missing “the shot”), Seattle Times makes the argument that technology has evolved to the point where the risk has all but vanished. [more]
Called simply Photo Constructs, this series was created by photographer Scott Hazard. He layers and tears holes into the photographs to create a wormhole effect. It’s interesting how this technique tricks your brain. My favorites are the sky images. It’s so difficult to believe that the sky isn’t just a blue wall. I’m intrigued by this process and would love to try it out myself. What do you think?
Russian photographer Alexey Bednij has a knack for depicting interesting situations in mind bending ways. Specifically, his photos of people, animals, and insects and their shadows offers a highly unique look at commonplace situations. Check out some of his photomanipulations that will keep you looking again and again. [more]
London-based photographer Kelvin Murray created this fantastic series of photos highlighting sporting goods. The way that he plays with shadow, motion and color is particularly effective. I can see these gracing the walls of anywhere from a museum, to my living room, to a fitness gym. [more]
Macro insect photographer Vadim Trunov has a great portfolio of some really outstanding insect photos. Now we have featured insect photos before, like these glamour style shots, or these unusual images of a dead fly, but Trunov’s images are different. They seem to capture life as it is happening, freezing moments in time with these little creatures. [more]
In the June 2012 issue of Vogue, photographer Annie Leibovitz had the amazing opportunity to photograph eight very talented US Olympic athletes alongside supermodel Karlie Kloss. Over the years, Annie has become known for her over-the-top sets and detailed lighting set-ups. [more]
Many of you are familiar with Blair Bunting, one of the premier commercial portrait photographers in the United States, and a good friend of mine. A couple weeks ago we were chatting about lenses when he brought up this project he did several years back. I instantly wanted to share it, and we tweeted an image of his 50mm f/1.4 next to his 110mm f/.95, which many of you thought was fake. It wasn’t. [more]
We all take a lot of photos with our phones. And you know what? That’s ok. The camera on the iPhone takes pretty darn good images, and the plethora of mobile editing apps gives us all more flexibility than we would ever need. But what happens to all these photos after we edit them and post them to Facebook or Twitter? We forget about them. Well now we can actually make use of those photos, and bring them into the physical world hassle free, insanely cheap, and unexpectedly gorgeous. [more]
American Photographer Art Wolfe has been making photographs for over 30 years, including work for National Geographic and authoring many books. In this video, Art talks about his beginnings as an amateur, but then explains his approach for finding emotive and meaningful photography.
Saul Leiter has been photographing the same Manhattan neighborhood for 55 years. He is known for creating painterly and abstract images with unique compositions and perspectives. He shot fashion for 20 years, and was associated with the likes of Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. He also helped establish the New York School of photographers. Filmmaker Tomas Leach has made a documentary [more]
Well, the light painting bar has been raised again. Sweatshoppe, a European creative collaboration, recently created this video showing off their new technique of video light painting. While that may sound a little strange at first, it’s actually a really, really neat technique that they pioneered on their own. Using custom-made software and a little ingenuity, [more]
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Peter Lik’s got quite the penchant for getting the shot. In this video, Peter takes us deep into some abandoned subway tunnels and high over the skyscrapers of NYC as he shows us some of the locations and setups that he uses to create his photographs. We get a nice look at the finished results, which, to me at least, [more]
If you don’t know anything about John Baldessari, here’s a quick and highly entertaining way to get up to speed on this living American legend. The great voice of Tom Waits narrates this five-minute documentary about Baldessari and his work. Considered by many to be the godfather of conceptual art, his work goes far beyond photography. He began as a painter, and eventually got into mixed media. His canvasses often feature both text [more]
Last Friday, celebrity photographer Tyler Shields’ latest exhibit “Mouthful” (sponsored by Armani Exchange) opened in Los Angeles to quite the fanfare and attendance by the Hollywood elite. Dripping with modern style and finesse, if you’re in the LA area and are looking for something to do you might want to check this show out. We have a few examples, but the exhibit is considerably larger. [more]