Before Photoshop, we had professional retouchers that could touch-up images by hand. But what about ‘real’ content changes? Here are some photos from over a century ago that seem to defy what was possible before the computer age. Can you guess how they were done? [more]
Although this Olympics required some extra covering up, beach volleyball is one of those sports that not everyone watches for the game. Nate Jones, over at the Metro, had the insight to ask the question, “What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball?” The results he found on getty images were entirely amusing. I guess it really takes a trained eye to take sports shots that look this good. [more]
By now, we have all heard of Anne Geddes, the photographer famous for capturing moments of babies dressed up in various outfits, posed on beautiful sets. The World instantly fell in love with her. No matter how difficult the job, she always makes it look easy. Have you ever wondered how she gets the shot and makes everything look so effortless? We finally get to see what it takes to make it in the baby photography arena. [more]
A few short years ago, Flickr was unquestionably the largest and most popular image sharing site on the internet. It was clean, fast, easy, and social. In fact, it was one of the first websites to embrace the concept of social media. Flickr was on the cutting edge of the internet, and it was growing fast. But over the past couple of years, as websites like Tumblr, Facebook, 500px, smugmug, Instagram and Imgur have risen to fame and evolved [more]
A couple months ago, we posted images from a series of portraits shot by Tadao Cern that were described as “blow job portraits”. Kai and crew over at Digital Rev TV put together a fun video trying to re-create this effect using some interesting tools on a handful of models, while “keeping stimulated” by trying a new technique. Can you keep a straight face while watching this?
Alex Jansen, who is currently on a deployment in Afghanistan, recently created this video showing off the weather and dust sealing capabilities of his Pentax K-5 and K-7 cameras. I know that even though my Canon 1D claims to be ‘weather and dust resistant’ it would be a cold day in hell before I ever voluntarily did something like this to my camera (and lenses!). Alex is clearly confident [more]
Mostly for humor, and partly for reminiscing this funny time period, here is a visual instruction list on how to get the perfect glamour shot. Chances are you remember these amazing shots from the 90′s, maybe you even had one of your own (care to share it with us?). Either way, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at these unbelievable shots with directions included. [more]
Latvian photographer, Ivars Gravlejs, has created a great and funny list of rules for idiots who also want to be photographers, or at least who want to take pictures. The format is simple to understand for the morons that need process this information as it is a “This, not that” kind of deal. Everyone of us knows a few people that could benefit from this post and can help them stop sucking so bad at taking pictures. However, you can’t really take this too seriously. [more]
Don’t believe this is the same image? I didn’t either and that’s why I created an animated gif to prove it. The Thatcher effect is a phenomenon where it becomes difficult to detect local feature changes in an upside down face. This strange human glitch was named after Margaret Thatcher, whose image this was first tested on. These images were taken by Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm for the new Dove Campaign. You’ll have to watch it a few times to believe it for yourself. [more]
Why did Apple create a clothing collection in 1986? I have no idea. But I’m sure glad they did, because it allowed these photos to happen. I’m having a hard time deciding exactly which one of these shots is my favorite. They’re all dripping with attitude. I assume that in the years following, these clothes trickled through attics and thrift stores until they eventually landed on the backs of hipsters. Which means that they are being worn once again with the attitude captured in these photos. [more]
Check out this amazing photoshoot by Dina Goldstein she titled “In The Dollhouse.” Dina spared no expense as her team built set after set to complete this real-life Barbie and Ken series. Just like the last Barbie series we posted, this one is also a little twisted. Apparently you can’t go wrong with Barbie series because these images have already gone viral around the web. [more]
Portrait orientation captured on mobile devices. Your Facebook newsfeed is riddled with this horrible phenomenon. You know it’s wrong, but you’re not quite sure how to tell your social media buddies that they’re committing a video faux pas. If you feel apprehensive bringing the subject up in fear of being ridiculed as a camera phone nazi, then look no further. The kind people over at Glove and Boots have you covered with this lighthearted PSA; but be forewarned George Lucas fans… you might want to turn away for this one.
If you don’t know anything about John Baldessari, here’s a quick and highly entertaining way to get up to speed on this living American legend. The great voice of Tom Waits narrates this five-minute documentary about Baldessari and his work. Considered by many to be the godfather of conceptual art, his work goes far beyond photography. He began as a painter, and eventually got into mixed media. His canvasses often feature both text [more]
Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro, semi-pro or a beginner, this video made by DigitalRev have some really great quick tips for any photographer out there – from ISO to equipment, all the way to location and concept. Do you have additional tips to add? leave them in the comments!
We recently interviewed LensRentals and asked them about humorous (or rather, sad) situations in which gear came back totally destroyed or rendered otherwise unusable. Turns out nothing could have prepared anyone at LensRentals for what happened this week in Yellowstone when a bear commandeered a Nikon 600 and D4. [more]