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Amazingly Edited Rock Climbing Video Unites Music, Picture, And Sound

The company Petzl hosted “RocTrip China 2011“, where elite climbers from all over the world came to China to climb some of the most spectacular arch rock formations ever found. Video of the local farming town and the climbing event itself was captured, but instead of a traditional narrative edit or linear progression, the edit is driven by music that has NAT sound from the video clips mixed into it, creating a unique presentation that has an incredible flow to it. Confused? Check the video and let me know what you think. Some wallpaper sized photos of the epic landscape after the jump. [more]

Tyler Stableford’s New Short Film “Shattered” + Behind The Scenes

“I’ve shared a rope with 19 people who have died.” The haunting voiceover in Tyler Stableford’s latest short film “Shattered” really drives the drama, while introspective conjecture and nail-biting visuals keep you on the edge of your seat. Tyler also has released a 3-part behind the scenes video series on the making of this film, which used the Canon 1DX. See the full post for all 3 videos. [more]

Camera Vs. Wild: The Damage Waiver Bearly Covered This One

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]

[Pics] Breathtaking Fairy Tale Scenes by Kirsty Mitchell

Tragedy struck Kirsty Mitchell four years ago when her mother passed away from a brain tumor. As a way of processing through the grief, Kirsty decided to pick up a camera and get lost in the world of photography. With an incredible imagination and extreme patience, Kirsty created some unbelievable fairy tale images to honor her mother by recreating the stories she was told as a child.

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[Photos] Adam Taylor Captures Captivating Landscapes

Adam Taylor is a very talented photographer that I have followed here and there for the past few years. His portfolio has really grown as he has created some fantastic work in his campaign portfolio. But what I really like is the mystery that he brings to the table in his landscape photography. I love the muted tones and dark feel of most of these images. Enjoy! [more]

[BTS] How To Create HDR Images Using Bracketing With Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff is perhaps one of the most well known and adored HDR photographers today. The High Dynamic Range images he creates are not subtle by any means and he takes no apologies when it comes to creating images he personally enjoys. In this video, Trey talks about his gear (mainly Nikkor 12-24 and Really Right Stuff Tripods) and how he thinks through his compositions as he visits the beautiful Gorda in the Virgin Islands. Watch the 2nd video in the full post [more]

[Pics] Beautiful Circle Landscapes of Ireland by Marco Suarez

Check out this beautiful series of images by South Carolina-based photographer Marco Suarez. I’m sure these Irish landscapes would probably be just as great in a normal crop. But the circles add something nice to the composition. It’s not something I see too often, and I think it’s very appropriately used in this case. They have a nice mood to them, and I’m more drawn to slightly desaturated landscapes. [more]

[Video] Ten Awesome Tips For Any Traveling Photographer

If you read Fstoppers, you might be a seasoned professional, or you might have just purchased your first camera and are eager to learn. Whatever your skill level, I’m sure that you’ve all been bitten by the travel bug at least once before, and as a camera owner, you’ve been inspired to bring home the best you can when shooting in a foreign location. A friend of mine recently sent me a video made by DSLR Traveler which is packed full of tips for anyone interested in improving their travel photography. [more]

[Photos] Timing Is Everything: Animal Photography

Animal photography requires a great deal of time, patience, and let’s just say it … it takes a bit of luck. This post has some of the best examples of perfectly timed animal photos which seem like pure luck. Most of these shots are so incredible that if you blinked you would have missed it! [more]

[Video] Wingsuit Flying: The Reason That GoPros Were Created

Halvor Angvik and Jeff Nebelkopf created this video with the help of Red Bull and JokkeSommer. The fact that Red Bull sponsored it should tell you all that you need to know: It’s absolutely incredible. I’ve seen some crazy wingsuit stunts before, but [more]

[Video] Brilliant Cinema Reel By Brain Farm

Digital cinema powerhouse, Brain Farm, released its new 2012 reel a few days ago online. As a photographer and someone who isn’t heavily involved in video production, it’s hard for me to get excited about video reels. But Brain Farm left me wanting more and more of their footage. I was in awe as I watched this reel. Kudos to the whole BF team, and I look forward to seeing you guys take over the world someday. Enjoy!

[Video] Yosemite Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Videographer/Photographer/Artist Shawn Reeder spent two years in Yosemite creating the footage that would be cut to make this video. Shot mostly under moonlight and with a variety of dollies and cranes, the end result is a masterclass in the art of the outdoor timelapse. It’s not often that we get to see such an intimate portrait of a location shot over such a long time period. Be sure to view fullscreen, with HD enabled.

[Pics] An Incredible 24-Hour, 360º Panorama

This is what it looks like when day and night meet in a single image. Including the prep time, it took photographer Chris Kotsiopoloulos thirty hours to capture the hundreds photos needed to stitch this together. The shot was taken in Sounio, Greece. It got so cold at times that he had to use a hairdryer to keep the lens from fogging up. See the full post for more details! [more]

[Video] Breathtaking Timelapse of an Insane Asylum

There are some styles of photography which have been beaten into the ground. Take, for example, the trip to an old asylum; it seems like we’ve all seen a thousand HDR images of the local loony bin. Graffiti-covered walls, derelict operating rooms and spooky wheelchairs ad-nauseum. But every once in awhile, something comes along which makes my jaw drop and revisits what is possible in an ages-old subject. Drew Geraci’s Asylum is exactly what I’m talking about.

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[Pics] One-Hour Exposures of Alpine Nightscapes

These stunning nightscapes were captured by German advertising photographer Michael Schnabel. He calls the series “Stille Berge” which is German for “still mountains.” The images were taken in the Alps during the dead of night. It was so dark in fact that a one-hour exposure was required. At first glance they look a lot like film negatives, right?
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