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A BTS Look at Diorama Landscape Photography

Photographer/Diorama Artist Matthew Albanese constructs and photographs unreal real looking landscape scenes using readily accessible materials. Scroll through some of his work and be amazed at their realism, effort and the materials. Can you figure out what Matthew used to make each scene before reading it? No, no you can’t. [more]

The Best Fstoppers’ Posts From August 2012

Your “Likes”, “Tweets”, comments and clicks all help us know which are our best posts of the month. And because we don’t want anyone to miss any of Fstoppers’ goodness we put “The Best of” in a monthly newsletter for you. So, if you think you may have missed anything this last month, check out the top 10 posts and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already. [more]

BTSV: The Girls of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Shoot

I am an old school Tekken fan. There was a time when I could compete against my little brother, one handed while only watching his controller. Back then my true loves were photography and the obscenely hot girls of Tekken. So you can imagine my excitement when they put out a quick BTSV for the upcoming release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 featuring the girls of Tekken. [more]

Long Exposure Photography: Can You Guess What This Is?

Ontario ceramic artist Steve Irvine took this wickedly wonderful long exposure that had me drawn to it like a moth to a flame. If you haven’t figured it out yet, these are moth trails at night, shot infront of a flood light. [more]

Wrapping Up with Nude Photography (NSFW)

Self taught German photographer Klaus Kampert is no stranger to the female form as his work boast amazingly beautiful and tasteful female nudes. His main interest is people-photography, focussing on beauty, portrait, nudes and dance. Although his site is filled with great work, I pulled these shots from his “Wrapped” series because of it’s use of a simple length of fabric to create unique poses. [more]

BTSV of Hockey Portrait Photography

Check out German photographer Jan Hinkel as he hits the ice to produce, “Freeze”, a pretty cool series of ice hockey portraits. Jan does really great work so be sure to check him out and if you read German you can learn a thing or two from his blog. [more]

Improve Photography Shows us How to Shoot the Stars

Idaho photographer Jim Harmer over at ImprovePhotography.com takes the time to give you the low down on shooting the night’s Milky Way. All you trolls out there be nice cause Jim froze his butt off on this one and he is just so damn likable. [more]

A Behind the Scenes Look at Tim McGraw’s “Car Stories”

Joey L teams up with Variable to capture Tim McGraw on his ranch. Unfortunately there isn’t any narration in this BTSV but you do get to see what went into the final and to drool over their use of a RC helicopter mounted Epic Red. You can see the final video in the full post. [more]

High Speed Photography: Shooting Wigs Made of Water

Los Angeles-based husband, father, picture maker, cyclist, Ravens fan, photoshop geek (his words not mine), Tim Tadder, never lacks creativity (these are mine). His latest series has him whacking bald dudes in the head with water ballons to form these awesome water wig images. Tim gets the job done with the help of a laser (to pop the balloons maybe) and a sound trigger to capture the perfect moment in time. Nice work Tim. [more]

Laurent Seroussi Combines Beauties with Bugs (NSFW)

Women are often portrayed as being afraid of insects, so to combat this stereotype French photographer Laurent Seroussi mashed the two together. Put simply these shots are just damn cool but even if these images aren’t for you, Laurent’s site is definitely worth a click through. Landscapes, album covers, ad campaigns, editorials, video, art, this prolific artist does it all. [more]

BTSV of Air Canada’s 75th Anniversary Commercial

Director and designer Karmin Zariffa was hired by SpaFax and AirCanada to turn out their promo videos in celebration of AirCanada’s 75th anniversary. The spots showcase air hostess uniforms and airplanes used over the years. Karmin used a lot of in camera effects and object building to pull these off and we are thankful to be able to see how he and his team did. Enjoy this BTSV. You can see the final videos in the full post. [more]

Download Canon’s EF 40mm Autofocus Firmware Fix

Did you buy the Canon 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens, that our very own Jaron Schneider reviewed, only to be disappointed when it’s autofocus stopped working? Well don’t sweat it. Canon just released firmware 1.2.0 to rectify the problem. The downside is you need to be the proud owner of a Canon EOS 1D X, 5D III (at v1.1.3 or later) or a Rebel T4i/650D to install the upgrade. All others will need to send their lens into Canon Service. Eek! [more]

Build A Kick Ass 4 Foot DIY Ring Light

Philippines portrait photographer Laya Gerlock graces the pages of DIY Photography this week as he demonstrate in great detail how to build a giant, kick ass light ring. Take a look at the sample image and video and if you like what you see head over to DIY Photography for the full tutorial on how to build your own. [more]

Shooting Toys in Place of People: “ToysR’JustLikeUs”

Too often I find myself frustrated when I want to shoot but I don’t have access to a model. Like many photographers I get hung up on the idea that I need to have the professional model, the studio, the stylist, the MUA and when I don’t have those things I render myself incapacitated. Not a problem for Santlov and his series ToysR’JustLikeUs, where toys are depicted living our lives and loves. Check out these shots I pulled that show toys engaged in photography. [more]

Playboy Photo Shrunk Down to the Size of a Hair

Singapore scientists have shrunk a portrait of Swedish Playboy model Lena Soderberg down to the width of a human hair. Measuring a mere 50 micrometres across the print was made with a device that can produce colour images of up to 100,000 dots per inch. The image used by a team from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research originated in a 1972 issue of Playboy and is commonly used for testing printing techniques. I know there is a joke in here somewhere and I invite you to drop it in the comments below. [more]

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