Michael Ericsson: “There is my latest behind the scenes video for a shoot I did back in early September. I’ve had it in my head for a while to create some sort of tribute video to the late Dean Collins. After seeing the call for entries from Fstoppers.com, I decided to run with it.”
“…One projector (the one I used was less than 200 bucks used) can replace many traditional strobes + modifiers for a fraction of the cost. Using this technique I can create more elaborate plates for composite images with less lighting gear… I guess the end goal for this technique would be a developing a projector that used a flashtube… thus creating the ultimate light modifier.”
With great final images and a very informative BTS video, this contest entry may have made it into out our top 10 but sadly they didn’t submit before the closing date. Having missed the deadline but not the point of the contest, they decided to post it anyways. So, thank the guys from 2D House for this most excellent video. Nice work guys.
If there is one thing I’ve learned while living in Japan it’s: when you are squatting over a Japanese toilet the business end points to the back. If there are two thing I’ve learned while living in Japan it’s: expect the Japanese to have a unique take on everything. Photographer Hal is no exception as he vacuum packs his models in his wacked out series called “Fresh Love”.
Tom Lacoste is a 23 year old, color blind, French student at the Bordeaux Circus School in Southern France for juggling, acrobatics and hand-balancing. And despite the fact that he has no ambitions to be a professional photographer, his artistry and creativity were more than enough to turn out these brilliantly hot images.
Entry for the Behind the Scenes Contest may be closed but there are still a lot of great submissions to view. Keep your eyes peeled for your favorites as we here at Fstoppers pick out the finalists for our celebrity judges to choose from. In the mean time here is an earlier entry from November.
Remember our post that demonstrated how shooting didn’t have to be pricey, featuring Avanaut’s Star Wars Lego images? Well for 365 days David Eger has been shooting his own brand of Star Wars figure photos, where clones emulate some of the most memorable images in history. How many of these shots can you recognize?
You have to take a look at these amazing shots by Christopher Bucklow. Yes, I said, “have to”, as in you don’t have a choice. This unique concept is proof that creative photography isn’t dead. See the shots and read how he pulled them off in the full post.
A four piece photography shoot featuring the four elements; Earth, Wind, Water and Fire. Photography: Ryan Doco Connors docofolio.com / Makeup: Dina Day dinaday.com / Videography: Brian Ceci brianceci.com / Music: Tobias Schuch tobiasschuch.com / Stylist: Alexa Kellee
It’s time to put our Fstopper monkeys to work yet again. That’s right, I’m talking about you guys. A Milwaukee-based photographer (Jack Long) has spent a year perfecting his very own, 11 herbs and spices kinda recipe, for shooting liquids in suspension and claims the effect is not created by dropping liquid as seen in other splash photography. So, put your brains to work, and tell us how you think he does it, in the full post.
The Gear: Canon 1Ds MkII with a Canon 28-70 f2.8 lens at 50mm.
“I have been working for over a year with this unique, self discovered method of suspending liquids into the air and capturing them with short duration flash lighting. The shutter speed was set at 125, but because I was using high speed flash I just needed to trigger the lights while suppressing ambient light. I have used an infrared flash trigger at times but these are triggered more by eye and feel than with an electronic system.”
The whole gang here at Fstoppers.com truly appreciates your support, “Likes”, “Tweets”, comments and clicks. They’ve all helped us know which were our best posts in 2011. And I gotta say, the numbers don’t lie. You guys gravitated towards some stellar content this past year and your tastes are impeccable. So what post brought in the biggest numbers? Why tell you when we can show you?
After Kien Lam quit his job and bought a ticket for London he hit 17 countries via 19 planes, 58 buses and 18 boats, in 343 days and took 6237 photos. See the time lapse video that sums up his trip in under 5 minutes and be sure to check out his blog at: kienlam.net for the amazing details of his trip.
“After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I compiled this time lapse of the many amazing places I came across.
Original Music: “Places and Faces” by William Lam. Will is an extremely talented musical composer whose range is barely touched in this composition he wrote specifically for the video. He’s also my little brother. Visit http://kienlam.net to download the MP3.”
Holy crap! James Karinejad and Edmund Curtis’s BTS video is chock-full of creative knowhow. I can almost guarantee that everyone will pick something up from this entry. Top notch work guys. Thank you for sharing and good luck in the contest.
This is it everyone. The final hours to submit your contest entries. Happy freaking New Year!
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. :)
December 31st is the last day for contest entries. Do it! Do it now!
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.