I have never personally met Mike, however I can’t seem to get away from him. He definitely has some amazing shots that stand out from the rest of the crowd. I know Mike through a Facebook group called CREATIVOS, which is a group for photographers looking to share tips, tricks, and images and grow within the industry. I keep seeing his work pop up and can’t take my eyes away from it. [more]
Self portraits are everywhere! Facebook, Instagram, you name it. The Cape Times newspaper in South Africa took important moments in time and turned them into self portraits. Modified through the power of Photoshop, they were able to make them quite realistic. The entire purpose was to tell readers “how they get their stories straight from the horse’s mouth via a first-hand accounts.” [more]
Shooting street photography is always a great way to find some interesting subjects. Not only do you usually achieve a compelling image but you tend to hear some enthralling stories as well. Jesse Rogers went out and shot these in such a way that gives you a sense of optimism for these characters. I know we’ve all seen B&W’s of homeless people and yes they are engaging and frequently depressing, but Jesse series seem to tell the whole story and not just the somber side. [more]
John Keatley’s portraits always have a great sense of fun about them that I’ve always appreciated and this series isn’t any different. This series is for the Wexley School for Girls Advertising Agency and John Keatley’s sense of humor is in full swing. These simply lit photographs are a lot of fun and it’s great to have a look at how they were made.
Starting tomorrow Friday January 4 – January 6, photographer Bambi Cantrell will be sharing helpful tips that can help elevate your portrait photography career. Hosted by creativeLIVE, this workshop will be take place at Bambi’s studio in San Francisco. Throughout the 3 days, Bambi will cover how to create stunning backdrops, find inexpensive props, create a strong marketing brand, print images in-house, as well as hair and makeup. [more]
It’s always wonderful seeing the world of painting and photography come together. Norman Rockwell is an iconic painter that depicted the everyday American life in a unique way. Recently, the Norman Rockwell Museum showcased some of the images that served as an inspiration for his paintings. [more]
DIY photo/video gear projects can almost always save you a few bucks if you have the skills and time to make it. But there are a few DIY gems out there that can save you hundreds of dollars, if not more. One of these gems is stillmotion‘s tutorial on 3 point lighting for video interviews made from a whopping total of $26! They did a great job of pinching every penny while still yielding a great DIY product. If you end up trying this (or variations of it) we’d love to see your outcome in the comments below. Enjoy! [more]
Of all the light painting photographers I’ve seen, there are few who create such intricate pictures as Vincent Bruno. He cleverly plans each scene and then paints it into one shot. For most of his final products, he shows the process of painting.
Jaroslav Monchak has such an incredible eye for finding the beauty in women. His work has a sort of timeless essence to it that draws you in deeper than the surface of the image. To me it creates a state of mind that can only be visually achieved through images like his own. I hope his work inspires you to go out and shoot. Most of his shots are not technical equipment wise and can be achieved with a ff camera and a 85mm,(most of his work appears to be on a 85mm). Just get yourself a model, a concept, and go shoot. [more]
I have been following Noah‘s work for some time now and have fell in love with every shot he has ever put up. His work is absolutely incredible and I feel everyone should take a look at this. I decided to do a quick interview with him to get to know him a little bit more. [more]
I woke up this morning to an iPhone picture from my dad. It was a picture of a wall that said “Mario Testino In Your Face.” Ok dad, you did it, I am intrigued. Upon further investigation my dad and my little sister had gone to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to check out the exhibit today and told me it was amazing. Well I live exactly 2,725.2 miles from the MFA, so I had to just do some online research for myself. If you live in the New England area though, this looks like an amazing exhibit you don’t want to miss.
Successful celebrity portrait photographers often steer the focus away from a celebrities’ past persona. This set of photographs goes the completely opposite direction and does some fun interpretations of specific characters in famous actors’ careers. Some of the setups are simple and subtle, and some are very blunt. I think they’re all great, except maybe Tom Cruise. [more]
Not many people pull off self portraits well. Usually they are something odd or feel like there is something that just isn’t right or missing. Thea Curtis pulls it off perfectly. She combines self portrait, perfect textures and amazing posing with every shot. [more]
Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz best known for his amazing milk dress series is back with another amazing lighting tutorial. In this video he explains how to create some pretty nifty looking light streaks to create a fiery effect in your photographs. Using both a modeling lamp and normal flash from some Paul C. Buff Einsteins he shows how you can drag your shutter to create the effect. [more]
18 years ago this Christmas I received my first snowboard, and with that my first true love was born. I went from the age of 10 till 18 snowboarding as much as possible. The last 10 years have been a little more difficult as life consistently has landed me in places not nearly as conducive to snowboarding as growing up in NH was. That’s how I came to fall in love with photography, a lack of snowboarding. Today I was introduced to the work of Ben Birk, and I am now left with an ache in my hear that only the mountains can cure. Check out his work, and be sure to check out his portfolio and flickr!