Dave Engledow is not just a great photographer, but he’s a pretty awesome Dad, as well. After the birth of his daughter Alice Bee he wanted to document her childhood in the most creative way he could. Not a professional photographer (Dave works in progressive politics and worker’s rights), but the photos are well shot and thought out. If you’re wanting a little parental inspiration and a few laughs click below. Happy Father’s Day! [more]
The debate on retouching is definitely a heated one, and none so much more than the retouching done on celebrities. Just recently Noam Galai posted about the unrealistic retouching done on the new Beyonce ad from Cavalli. Keeping the topic open take a look at these animated .gifs of celebrities before and after the royal Photoshop treatment. Do you think retouchers sometimes go too far, or do they look acceptable to you? [more]
You do remember glamour shots, don’t you? I’m sure you wish you forgot. For old time’s sake, here are some glamour shots that really take the cake. They are some of the best (or worst, depending on who you ask) glamour shots we’ve seen. They’re down right hilarious. [more]
PBS’ Idea Channel poses an interesting question, “Is a tagged Instagram more than just a photo?”
There is and has been a lot of discussion going on about Instagram. Does it cheapen photography, or is it the best thing to ever happen to photography? I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle, but I also think it has changed the fundamental approach toward what photography is and what it represents in the modern world. [more]
Stage 5 TV is known for their clever take on geek culture with high production value. Their latest project is a fun video parody of one of television’s best shows, ‘Game of Thrones’. Many times parodies are filmed with DSLRs, so it’s nice to see a company raise the level and use higher-end equipment like the RED cameras. WARNING: Vulgar Language. [more]
I love creative videos that are just plain fun to watch. In this video, one Photoshop “magician” uses hidden cameras and a specially rigged advertising board at a bus stop to entertain bus patrons with retouched images of themselves, done in real-time. I have to admit, if I was sitting at that bus stop and they did this to me, I would be pretty amused. [more]
Earlier this week we reported here about the layoffs at The Chicago Sun-Times, and their decision to teach their reporters how to shoot with their iPhone. This is a serious and sad story to the photography community and to the media community in general. This is why I loved it when Stephen Colbert took this matter to his own hands. “Pulitzer prize winning” Instagram filter anyone? [more]
Throw a party, toss in 11 kegs of beer and a photo booth with a Phantom Miro shooting at 1500fps and what do you get? The guys over at Bruton Stroube found out and I have got to say I can’t wait to be part of one of these events. I could not stop smiling while watching the video and all the fun setups they put together. I imagine being there must have been an unforgettable night. Then again with 11 kegs of beer maybe no one actually would have remembered what happened if it were not for the video evidence. [more]
Do you ever feel like you’re not hanging around enough celebrities? Maybe you wish you were court-side at a Laker’s game sharing an emotional moment with Kobe, or maybe you’d rather be wrapped around Kim Kardashian like couch upholstery? If any of these things are true, you might be Peeje T – a pretty creative guy with a pretty good sense of humor and a knack for photoshopping himself into pictures with the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Alisha Keys and Kobe Bryant, among others. [more]
The hilariously creative people over at Grovo (gogorovo on YouTube) posted this video yesterday showing what life may look like in the future of GWC photography/videography if Google Glass ever becomes the next big innovation it claims to be. While it’s obvious that this is just some tongue in cheek humor, I’d imagine that as with any popular product with a built-in camera someone will try to find their niche (ever see someone taking photos with an iPad?) and soon youtube will be flooded with videos of wedding photographers running around the ceremony staring at people.
Cell phones have given people the ability to take photos on the go. It’s given everyone a camera in their pocket. There are great implications for this such as the instant ability to record and share news worthy events. Sometimes, they open up for expanding creativity as well. Sometimes, it’s used for things like this. [more]
Today, for the first time I watched this fantastic one-take music video for Brooklyn based band, Eytan and the Embassy. On the Vimeo page for ‘Everything Changes’ they tout the video as “18 Costume Changes — 1 Music Video — 0 Edits!” It has been online for 10 months, is a Vimeo Staff pick, but only has 20,000 views. Well I think it deserves more! Check out this video and click through for a BTS video as well. Enjoy! [more]
Here is a funny glimpse into the comic shenanigans that happened during a photo shoot for Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
While shooting a rare Kakapo parrot in New Zealand, Mark Carwardine got more participation from the bird than he expected. In this 2-minute video that is sure to make you smile Carwardine is apparently mistaken for an attractive mate. So what do you think, should photographers play in active role in the conservation and breeding of rare animals in the wild?
Phase One asked me to go on a speaking tour through China (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing) to share about my photo career, creative inspiration, and being a Phase One shooter myself, to demo their innovative new IQ2 digital medium format camera back system. After flying in to Hong Kong from Washington DC just hours before, I had the great honor and pleasure to be a part of Digital Rev’s Cheap Camera Challenge. A broken Holga + jet lag + beer + a goof like myself = What could go wrong?