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Why TTL is Joe McNally’s Default Flash System Over Radio

Here is a 13 minute video of Joe McNally testing out the range and application of the built-in and SB-900 flashes. If your knee jerk reaction to TTL is that it’s too limited and too problematic watching this demonstration by Joe may just have you giving TTL transmission use a second look. [more]

Fun with Photos: Take Your Own Mugshot

Thanks to a promo for the upcoming BBC America crime drama, “Copper”, it’s never been so easy to become a New York criminal from the 1860′s. Skip the trip to NYC, the raping, thieving, killing and oh ya the time travel and go straight to the online mugshot creator, Mugshot Yourself to quickly and easily produce your very own mugshot. Recognize any one from the sample photos? [more]

Cool 3D Lenticular Image Series for Halloween

The Brookyln-based team known as The Saline Project, made up of animator Liam Kirtley, designer Jesse Roff, brothers Adam Toht and Ben Toht are putting together a great series of 3D lenticular images titled: Monsters, Villains, Heroes And Victims (MHVF). So far only 3 of the images are in circulation with another 10 on the way. Just in time for Halloween. [more]

Improve your Canon 7D’s Features with Firmware v2.0

Good news Canon EOS 7D fans. Canon has just released firmware version 2.0 for the 7D further enriching this awesome “prosumer” level camera’s features with: [more]

World’s Most Difficult Photography (NSFW): viewer discretion advised)

Let me start by saying, this is powerful work if not overwhelming and is not something every viewer will want to explore. Look carefully at the featured image before you continue and decide whether or not Manabu Yamanaka’s work is too visceral for you before proceeding. [more]

Photographing Men in “Half-Drag”

NYC based photographer Leland Bobbé has been getting a lot of exposure for his not only gender but mind bending series, “Half-Drag”. Leland attempts to capture men with their female alter egos at the same time and in camera. I found myself holding a hand up to separate these photos into two so I could process the personas individually. I even cut the first one apart for you. Nice work Leland. [more]

The Best Fstoppers’ Posts From July 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]

Behind the Scenes of David Guetta’s “Titanium”

My main man in Montreal, photographer Benjamin Von Wong, sent me two videos last week. The first is this great peek bts of David Guetta’s “Titanium” video. And the second is of Ben kicking, burning and drenching the Silicon Power Rugged Armor A80 to see if it really is as indestructible as it claims. It’s worth noting that this is a product Ben found and wanted to have fun with and that he is not sponsored by the product’s company. You can see his torture test here. Thanks for these Ben. [more]

Fun Portraits of Portraits

I stumbled across an older post today that features English student Lisa Roux, who photographed her subjects while they wore their own portraits. Not a new concept but I found the character in this series fun, natural and a bit whimsical. This analog approach reminded me a bit of this early post where a projector was used to superimpose the subjects’ face back onto themselves but far more light hearted. [more]

Watch Camera Tutorials Right on Your Canon DSLR Screen

Would you like to take full advantage of your shiny new Canon 5D Mark III’s 1,040,000 dot Clear View II TFT LCD screen and maybe learn something new at the same time? Then you should check out Canon’s product page, where you can find “on-camera tutorials” for your specific camera model. That’s right you can watch tutorials right off the back of your camera. Simply choose your model and [more]

Von Wong Shoots Superbowl Leather Designer

Benjamin Von Wong gives us some tips for shooting with less than optimal conditions as he goes to work on models wearing pieces made by master leather worker Cecilio Martinez. This latest and last installment of Ben’s European tour finds him in Spain, without power, light stands, experienced models or the ability to speak Spanish. So check out this video and if you want more then head over to Ben’s Blog where he lays out all the juicy details. [more]

Surreal Landscape Photography

Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé is turning out some interesting landscape photography using a 1×1 meter, suspended, glowing square. And it’s worth noting that Benoit’s images are not Photoshopped.
Benoit Paillé:
“I hate lanscape. So I decide to stage my own vision of lanscape. I create an art light installation for poetic space/time purpose…
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BTSV of “Real Painting, Real Life, Unreal Art”

American artist/master air-brusher Michael Rosner transforming his models into beautiful trans-human entities before unleashing them on Tim Engle to be photographed. Fortunately for you, you can watch this behind the scenes video of the painting and shooting process without having to sit through the painstakingly long 16 to 20 painting session. Respect your models.
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Skin Tight Color: Creating Sculpture from Photography

French advertising/still life photographer Julien Palast wrapped models in vibrant colors to eliminating details such as hair, skin and eye color to allow viewers to focus on the subject’s various shapes, curves and contours. As a result, looking at these portraits are more akin to looking at sculpture.
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Light Art Photographer Jan Leonardo Wöllert

Get an inside look at German photographer Jan Leonardo Wöllert’s techniques, practices and philosophy as he is featured in this Deutsche Welle TV interview. Jan Leonardo Wöllert is considered to be one of the original light painting pioneers and has done work for prestigious clients such as Diesel, Nike, Covenant and The Strokes.
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