If I say Chase, you likely know who I mean. If I say Joe, you likely know who I mean. But what if I say Khuong? Khuong Nguyen is a designer / photographer from France who you may already know. But for those of you who don't and would like to shoot unique, surreal and cleaver campaigns, I offer you these 30 examples of Khuong's work.
Framed: "There has always been the internal battle amongst artists in the industry of when we can officially call ourselves a “professional”. Stepping foot into a camera store or Costco and buying that DSLR with a kit lens and inserting a watermark on your image doesn’t necessarily mean that you are now a professional. Or does it? Are we a professional photographer when we start charging a certain amount for my service? Are we an amateur when a professional photographer thinks our work is below par?
See Hannu Huhtamo, Janne Parviainen "Jannepaint" and Pekka Parviainen in this 25 minute long documentary about light painting, directed, shot and edited by Nico A. Eloranta. This video is subtitled but if you are the observant type you will learn quite a bit from this one. Image samples and the video are in the full post.
I recently did a post on Google's Street View of B&H when Fstoppers reader Paul Bamford asked what the hanging track system was all about. Many of you already know that B&H has an elaborate conveyer belt system, that moves all of their goods through out the store. But now, thanks to a stole away GoPro and the good humored folks at B&H, you can see it in action.
See one of the first side by side video comparisons of Nikon's D4 and Canon's 1DX posted by Fenchel Janisch. This video was shot in daylight using the same settings on both cameras and Sigma 50mm F/1.4 + Sigma 85mm F/1.4 lenses. (Settings: ISO 100, F/4 + F/5.6, shutter speed 1/50s). Which looks better to you?
There is a new web series in the works that centers around 1 man along in a broken and empty New York City. Why do you as a filmmaker care? Well, the series will include filmmaking tutorials on things like: how to turn an actor into a zombie, how to create a destroyed Empire State Building and whatever else takes, director Rubidium Wu's fancy, along the way. See the trailer and first BTS tutorial in the full post.
See how existing footage, sound bites, 35 bucks and some creative editing can turn out a kick ass promo vid. If this BTS teaches you anything it should be to film, shoot and archive everything, cause you never know when you just may need the footage. Great work on the video, guys. And on making me miss BC.
Google Street View has made B&H accessible to anyone via a virtual tour. Sadly, the tour doesn't quite do the place justice as all the good stuff is on the second floor and it doesn't look like they will take you that far... yet. But you can take the tour and leave your comments in the full post.
See how much work goes into a 30 second (soccer themed) water spot. This is one of the few entries where I thought watching the BTS vid was far cooler than the final product. Definitely worth braving the 7 minute and 30 seconds to see how the big boys get things done but be warned, lazy kids, this one is subtitled.