French photographer Thomas Czarnecki‘s series, ‘From Enchantment to Down’, has been called twisted by some but for me there’s more scintillating than a sinister dark fable. Thomas’s work depicts alternate endings for some of Disney’s most noted heroines to portray, what he calls, ‘the naive universe and the innocence of the fairy tales’ with ‘much darker reality that is as much part of our common culture’.
Nikon Rumors is reporting a delay in the shipping of Nikon’s D4 and are citing firmware issues as the cause. So if you’ve been eagerly awaiting your February 16th pre-order, sucks to be you. But hey, what’s an extra month’s wait for one of the best cameras ever? The delay seems to be global, so don’t expect yours to ship until March 15th. That just means more time to save your pennies. Pre-order yours now.
I’m not a big fan of memes. Let’s be honest, they’re pretty much junk food for your brain. But with the recent slew of “sh!t ___ say” memes kicking around I actually couldn’t resist checking out the ones related to us in the photo industry. I mean, seriously, if I hear “That’s a nice camera. You must be a good photographer,” one more time I may have to slay someone. See if any of this sounds familiar to you.
You’ll never look at your breakfast the same way again, thanks to Anna Franz’s 1st place winning entry of Nikon’s 2011 Small World in Motion Competition. Unlike the second place and third place winners that use widefield fluorescence microscopy and darkfield thechniques, Anna’s work is done using a straight up reflected light source. See all three videos here.
Photographer Markus Reugels displays hero like resolve and creativity when it comes to his ongoing series titled, Refractions. Managing to capture amazingly clear liquid art images that almost seem supernatural one can only imagine how much time and patience he has to put into each shot. No wait, you don’t have to imagine because you can see for yourself in the full post.
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Kai over at DigitalRev TV has put together another one of his trade mark, tongue in cheek tutorial videos. This time he gives us the DOs and DON’Ts of street photography. Even though it’s intended to be humors, you can actually find some good tid bits, buried in there. The video even comes with it’s own handy little companion post: “5 Tips for Street Photography Beginners”.
Khuong Nguyen is a designer / photographer from France who you may already know. But for those of you who don’t and would like to shoot unique, surreal and cleaver campaigns, I offer you these 30 examples of Khuong’s work.
Framed: “There has always been the internal battle amongst artists in the industry of when we can officially call ourselves a “professional”. Stepping foot into a camera store or Costco and buying that DSLR with a kit lens and inserting a watermark on your image doesn’t necessarily mean that you are now a professional. Or does it? Are we a professional photographer when we start charging a certain amount for my service? Are we an amateur when a professional photographer thinks our work is below par?
Joe’s great sense of humor and his amazing work makes this video a fun and insightful watch.
See Hannu Huhtamo, Janne Parviainen “Jannepaint” and Pekka Parviainen in this 25 minute long documentary about light painting, directed, shot and edited by Nico A. Eloranta. This video is subtitled but if you are the observant type you will learn quite a bit from this one. Image samples and the video are in the full post.
Do you have a Canon 580EX II or a Nikon SB900 kicking around? I bet you do. I also bet that many of you haven’t taken advantage of their Multi/Stroboscopic Flash modes. Check out photographer R.J. Hidson’s short video on how to use your flash’s Multi Mode to capture multiple images in one frame.
I recently did a post on Google’s Street View of B&H when Fstoppers reader Paul Bamford asked what the hanging track system was all about. Many of you already know that B&H has an elaborate conveyer belt system, that moves all of their goods through out the store. But now, thanks to a stole away GoPro and the good humored folks at B&H, you can see it in action.
See one of the first side by side video comparisons of Nikon’s D4 and Canon’s 1DX posted by Fenchel Janisch. This video was shot in daylight using the same settings on both cameras and Sigma 50mm F/1.4 + Sigma 85mm F/1.4 lenses. (Settings: ISO 100, F/4 + F/5.6, shutter speed 1/50s). Which looks better to you?