Try wrapping your head around these statistics. Approximately 3.5 trillion photos have been taken since Daguerre captured Boulevard du Temple 174 years ago. The global photo count is rising swiftly due to the accessibility of digital cameras and camera phones. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes [more]
With a lot of the recent Photoshop screwups we’ve all seen in the media, people have been asking us what some of the before shots look like and what post processing goes into a cover photo. We’ll, here it is.
I feel like I just witnessed an entire Pixar feature film through these set of fantastic images! In the appropriately titled, ‘Ant Tales’, Photographer Andrey Pavlov created this set using real ants to create a fantasy scenario of what it would be like to be an ant. You can’t afford to miss seeing these intricate photographs. [more]
The more you scour the internet, the more likely you will find something interesting and that is exactly what Jon Rafman found. In 2007, Google released Google Street Views, which as we all know lets us view practically any street in the world. Every ten to twenty meters, the nine cameras automatically captured whatever moved through their frame. [more]
Rick Genest (aka Zombie Boy) is nothing if not intense. The 26-year-old Canadian fashion model is tattooed head to toe to look like a decomposing corpse, representing “the art of the rotting cadaver.” Genest, who you may recognize from Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video, spent over 6 years and thousands of dollars on his body art project, so who better to star in a commercial for tattoo-cover-up cosmetic company Dermablend? [more]
One year ago, Japan was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake, an underwater earthquake that not only rated a magnitude of 9.0 but has been listed as one of the 5 most powerful earthquakes in the world. The earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that claimed the lives of 15,850 people and caused a number of nuclear accidents, most notably at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. [more]
Doing video or photo projects for fun and experimenting can lead to some really unique images, and this video by Marc Donahue and Sean M. Williams is a perfect example. While having some fun with a DP Stage Zero Dolly and Canon 5D, they used several different timelapse and stop-motion techniques to achieve a really slick movement and feel to this video. How many different techniques can you spot?
[FS Spotlight] Photographer Ursula Coyote of Breaking Bad Talks About Breaking into TV Stills, Unions, and the Film Industry
Just about everyone I know is hooked on critically-acclaimed series Breaking Bad. (A high school chemistry teacher with cancer turned meth dealer? How could that not be interesting?) But as TV still photographer Ursula Coyote will tell you, shooting [more]
The economy has taken a toll for our wonderful comic book superheroes and cartoon characters. Benjamin Bechet captures a series with this theme in mind. He places them in menial jobs and hard pressed situations in life making them more relatable. See the full set here.
The majority of my generation doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about gender discrimination and gender issues in their career path, myself included. I actively avoided all the gender studies kids in college, finding their “keg-conversation” a tad too zealous for comfort. However, through my never-ending quest for FS Spotlight subjects, I can’t help noticing that a disproportionate number of renowned photographers are men. “Hm, coincidence?” I wondered. “Or is photography still a man’s world?” My personal impression was that while the world of established, renowned photographers is male-dominated, I know just as many young female photographers as male. But as I stared at the Fstoppers writer’s roster – 17 writers, 15 men, 2 women, I decided it was time to do a bit of research.
Shooting the guy who’s shooting another guy who is acting like he is shooting an athlete. Should we go one level deeper? Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford was featured by Canon in a commercial called “The Craftsman” for their EOS Digital products. In the full post, check out the behind the scenes video, followed by the final ad. Try not to get caught in limbo.
This is one of those feel good stories about a photographer who captures pure emotion that plays on your heart strings. Lauren Fleishman showcases a series titled, Love Ever After, a personal project based on love at any age. See everything in the full post.
This fantastic mini-doc explores the history behind intellectual property, ideas, creativity, and the laws that have been put in to place to control them. If you enjoyed Noam Galai’s Stolen Scream doc, you’ll get a kick out of the commentary provided in this video by Kirby Ferguson. What do you think? Is creativity derivative? Where do you draw the line, if you draw one at all?
Such a simple concept, but executed masterfully by photographer Seth Casteel in this series of images that depicts dogs diving or swimming in water. I love dogs, as I’m sure most of you do, so you definitely want to give these a look. Check out the full post to see some of his amazing captures of man’s best friend.