“Evolution” by photographer Ted Sabarese is a portrait series that compares people to their fish lookalikes.
“With all the recent, fiery controversy between evolution, creationism, intelligent design, science, religion, the political left, right, etc., I thought it might be provocative to throw my visual two-cents into the ring. The images beg the question, is it really so difficult to believe we came out from the sea millions and millions of years ago?“
“The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011″, according to BuzzFeed. How many of these moments do you recognize? Which one do you find most compelling? And do you think BuzzFeed missed anything? Leave your anwsers in the comments below. [more]
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Melissa Rodwell’s “Fashion Photography Exposed” has started shipping to the hundreds of you who have already pre-ordered. So, to help get things moving along and to thank her fan for all their support, Melissa has decided to give away the original test/prototype DVD that she has signed in silver pen, making this a one of a kind collector’s item. Full Details inside .
Shape is an eery black & white portrait series by French photographer Quentin Arnaud, who used low-key lighting to highlight the shape of his subject’s heads while obscuring any definitive facial features. See samples in the full post and let us know what you think.
Canon USA has launched a new instant Lens & Speedlite rebate program. It’ll run from November 27, 2011 until January 7, 2012.
Check out the full post for full details then head over to B&H to capitalize off these rebates.
What better way to start your work week, after the long Thanksgiving vacation, than to ease in with some amusing animal photo bombs. You may have seen many of these before but they should still be good for a few mindless chuckles. Which got me thinking… with all of us photographers prolifically snapping away, at least some of us must have some hilarious photo bombs. If you do, please share them in the comments section.
Boston.com have posted on Nat Geo’s 2011 Photo Contest and the competition looks steep. See the 54 spectacular photos they curated for your viewing pleasure in the full post.
Let us know which are your favorites and why, in the comments.
Xerox has a new tool called Aesthetic Image Search in development that supposedly can judge photos based on whether or not they have a good aesthetic or bad. Can’t wait to see what you guys think of this one.
Hit the full post and let us know know by leaving your comments.
Using Google Street View, stop motion animation, a 5D Mark II, everyday objects as props, great lighting and the power of the creative mind, director Tom Jenkins made what maybe my favorite short of the year, Address Is Approximate.
The Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.
All screen imagery was animated – there are no screen replacements. Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Tom Jenkins (TheoryFilms
). Music by Cinematic Orchestra
My new friend and inspirational photographer, Joao Carlos, recently did a post on “The Four Steps of Creativity”. I’m always pushing creativity as the #1 factor in any good photographer’s work, so, I had to copy his post for all of you. Joao’s blog is chalked full of interesting insight into his prolific photography career and what it takes to make it in this industry. To read the post and see a revenant video by Ira Glass click here.
A free two hour video on the basics of studio lighting, with photographer Joey Quintero. I haven’t personally sat down and watched this yet so I can’t really tell you how comprehensive this is but I’m sure seasoned shooters will enjoy comparing notes and beginners will pick up a lot. Give this video some attention and let us know what you think in the comments. [more]
So as you have now seen, Nikon Rumors just received the first images of the soon to be released Nikon D800. As I studied the pictures I noticed that the command dial on the top was sitting a bit more sideways than it does on the D700. As I looked closer I noticed that Nikon seemed to have shaved down the left side of the camera a bit. You’ll notice the buttons on the left side no longer have as much room. Do you guys see any other big differences?
Our friends over at Nikon Rumors just got their hands on images and specs of the new D800. This camera was supposed to come out weeks ago but was put on hold due to the flooding in Thailand. Once again they are saying this thing is going to be 36mp and shoot 1080p video. I am most excited to hear that it is going to have 60FPS video, even if it is only at 720. Head over to NR to read all of the other details.
The video quality isn’t that great but this footage will still give you pause to think. See what happened when UK photographer Tom Bird stopped into a bar to have drinks with his mates.
Bag Contents:Canon 5D Mk II(serial 0630316561), 24-70 f/2.8(serial 1398778), 50mm f/1.2(serial 1571760), 16-35 f/2.8, Dell Mini 9 laptop, Brown T-shirt with “Fox racing” logo, LONAP branded jumper and mug. See the actual video footage of the theft in the full post.