Everyone knows “that” guy or girl who should have stuck with a point and shoot when picking out their camera. From the gear head to the overly enthusiastic “artist,” Youtubers DSLRnoidea have a little fun with the type of people who really weren’t meant to own a dslr.
Air New Zealand has been known for their original, themed and very well made safety videos. Just recently they released their newest safety video featuring a plane full of Tolkien fans called, ‘An Unexpected Briefing’. Air New Zealand partnered up with the people over at Weta Workshop to create the amusing safety briefing. The video made in anticipation of ‘The Hobbit‘ features a few actors from the movie, real Tolkien fans, J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandsons, actual working Air New Zealand employees and even has a cameo from the man, Peter Jackson, himself. [more]
I’m not sure how valid the question is. Isn’t it obvious…? Photography is more alive than ever. But this little graphic story gets to that point. For those interested in some of photography’s most humble beginnings and boldest moves forward, or to see how much you really know, check out Overgram’s infographic about the invention of the photograph and its transition from analogue to digital to everywhere… [more]
Weapons of Mass Production’s Kevin Good walks us through the in’s and out’s of four of the most popular lens brands on the market, in one of the most popular focal ranges… the 24-70mm. Brace yourself as only one of these lenses will be spared John Pellett’s bat. [more]
Von Wong is at it again in this super slow motion (700fps) video that has adds a certain ‘epic’ quality to a funny story about — you guessed it — his hair. Featured is a quick BTSV talking about the gear he used, but we have the full slow-mo tilt-shift video. [more]
The Kickstarter Project called Run Free 2013 is a fake marathon that Ridiculo.us is putting on to see if they can use user-submitted photos of an event that isn’t actually happening, to make it seem like it did. While certainly a fun idea, a bigger question begs to be asked– if all it takes are photos and tweets to make something seem like it actually happened, how in the future can we account for the difference between the real and a hoax? Embedded video inside. [more]
Every so often you find that one series of shots that is off the wall and hilarious. This shoot by Sasha is that shoot. People are always searching for that attractive model, in his case, he went for his grandma. The creaitvity behind these shots is outstanding. From star wars to washing a window with her dog, these are outstanding portraits. [more]
Multimedia Artist Josiah Moore had always wanted to do a fun wedding picture when he and his wife got married. Well that opportunity came, and his wife agreed to go along with it! Armed with only a couple of props, he told the photographer his idea, and after the wedding Josiah got to work in photoshop to turn his wedding day into something out of a horror movie. This video shows a sped up look at his process. [more]
There are times I have described the images taken with the Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS lens as scrumptious, but I was referring to the images, not the lens itself! German Photographers Marion and Dieter were taking pictures of a polar bear exhibit on a recent visit, and spotted Felix the Polar Bear enjoying an Image-Stabilized treat. How ironic is it that they were shooting with Nikons? [more]
Sam Kaplan, a New York-based product and still life photographer, was inspired to create a series of photographs of an object that is often enjoyed in the bedroom rather than on a gallery wall. Sam decided to change all of that, and his series ‘Insert Here’ takes the taboo and transforms it into an exploration of line, form, and color: Dildart, if you will. It goes without saying that you might want to be careful where you open this post. [more]
There was once a photographer who said the best camera is the one you have with you. Today that camera is probably the one built into your smart phone. But just how well does that old saying hold up when you compare say an iPhone 5 to a Nikon D3s or Hasselblad H4D? The guys over at Bammo have put all three cameras through the paces and the results might shock you. Find out which camera has the most resolution, dynamic range, and fastest ability to upload to Facebook.
You know how sometimes you get that annoying flare when taking a photo? I mean yeah, sometimes it’s artsy, but other times it’s just annoying. Don’t you wish there was an easy way to get rid of that flare? It’s an achievement that would change photography forever. Apple leads the way in pioneering new ways of thinking, as yesterday they solved this issue. Photographers rejoice! [more]
When I first heard of Chalk Warfare I instantly thought of an office war setting or perhaps a battle of the blackboards, but the people over at SoKrispyMedia blew me away with the effects in this fun and quirky short film. It was shot by 16-year-old (you heard right… 16), Sam Wickert and buddy Eric Leigh with a Canon Rebel t2i with a Rode Videomic. Post production was done in Adobe After Effects and Video Co-pilot. Consider me impressed boys, consider me impressed. [more]
This funny video created by Julia Mattison is probably the best thing that came out of the invention of Instagram. If you’re addicted to Instagram, this song will make you feel ashamed. If you’re a friend of someone who’s addicted, this video will remind you how much your friend can be annoying. Happy watching everyone! [more]