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BTS Shoot with Olympic Paradressage Rider

Benjamin Von Wong walks us through a shoot he does with Olympic paradressage rider Natasha Baker.
As always Ben goes into great detail about the shoot’s subject, preparation, setup and the execution and even more detail in his blog.
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From Video to Animated Gif Portraits

Here’s a trippy little video by Belgian artist/photographer Pierre Debusschere in collaboration with creative studio 254forest for Under/Current Magazine. For some this may give you a bit of inspiration. For others it will give you something to complain about comment on. But for me I personally like the animated portrait gifs that come out of this video as the 5D Mark III’s multiple exposure feature has had me on a multiple exposure/light layering exploratory kick lately. [more]

How To Use Custom White Balance to Create a Colored Background

Gary Fong takes 2 minutes to show us how you can trick your camera’s custom white balance into producing a colored background in white environments. If you have some gels on hand you could play with this technique to turn out a multitude of colors.

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Pinpin Co Pens her Portrait Photography

Pinpin Co, a Japan raised Chinese artist, spends as much as 5 hours drawing amazingly intricate patterns on her subjects with a 0.38 pen to draw out their …”physical and mental scars in full view of the world…”. Check out some of her work and maybe it will help inspire you on your next creative project.
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See How Canon Makes their Digital Cameras

Michael Zhang (PetaPixel) dug up this promotional video that shows in great detail how digital cameras work and how they are made. If you are a photographer (and I know you are) or have an engineering background then you will find this video fascinating.


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Le Miroir/The Mirror: A Creative Short & BTS Video

Watch as a young boy passes from childhood into his golden years in a few blinks of an eye in front of “Le Miroir” (The Mirror). This bit of creative inspiration by Directors Ramon and Pedro comes with a behind the scenes video that provides some great side by side views of what went into this clever production. This is a must see, even if you haven’t been keeping up on your French. I recommend watching the video first then the BTSV and then maybe the video again. [more]

The Best Fstoppers’ Posts From June 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]

Landscape Photography In the Studio

Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt, based in Vancouver BC (represent!) has photographed some amazing landscapes from the comfort of her own studio. All it took was some edibles elements or wool, lighting, a keen understanding of DOF (depth of field), the talent of a sculptor and the inspiration she gained from her time and studies in Iceland. Ok, so that’s a lot but you can draw from your own experiences and know-how to turn out some awesomely creative work too. [more]

How Google Was Made (BTSV of their Splash Logo)

See how the insanely skilled, commercial photographer Alex Koloskov and his passionate retouching counterpart Genia Larionova (aka AKELstudio) turnout the Google splash logo in this fun and insightful behind the scenes video. I love these two already. [more]

Cool Tire Tread Fashion Concept (Commercial Shoot)

Munich-based studio Mierswa & Kluska were hired by Goodyear Dunlop to do a shoot for their new product line while conveying the qualities of: strength, robustness and armor. There is no denying that they knocked this one out of the park. [more]

A Tumblr Site Aimed at Outing Photo Thieves

It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that people can be so unscrupulous as to blatantly take steal someone else’s work and pan it off as their own. But sadly it happens far more often than we are aware of. Which is why someone has created a Tumblr site dedicated to outing offenders in our industry. So, if you catch wind of a “photographer” or service that is clearly ripping off your fellow shooters you should consider submitting the intel to Photo Stealers Submit Form. [more]

Not Your Typical MUA (Illusionary Makeup)

A Japanese university student who goes by Chooo-san creates some amazing realistic effects with nothing more than acrylic paints and talent. She does everything by hand with no digital editing at all.

Seeing her work has definitely fired a few synapsis in my brain and has me mulling over some fun shoot concepts. If you can get your hands on an MUA (make up artist) with this kind of talent your imagination is the only limit. [more]

5 Killer Canon Lenses for Video (SMAPP)

To promote their new app aimed towards making the film making process easier and to help the filmmaker really understand the decisions they are making, SMAPP has put out this quick and concise video on DSLR lens choices for video making. [more]

Using Your DSLR for Multiple Exposure Photography

While scooting through Paris, prolific photographer and Fstoppers submitter, Benjamin Von Wong set to the task of photographing master pyrotechnician Andrey Das. Ben has already done a couple shoots with fire (1-2) so to keep growing as an artist and a professional his team decided to challenge themselves. Check out the resulting video and the photos in the full post where [more]

BTSV Polar Bear Photography with Florian Schulz

Watch as photographer Florian Schulz takes the shots for the “To The Arctic 3D” movie companion book. The best part of this video is seeing the exhalation and excitement of Florian when he realizes that he got “the shot”, that would later be used as the cover. Don’t you just love that feeling? [more]

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