I feel like a lot of us would be hesitant to bring an unruly dog to a photoshoot, but London based photographer Drew Gardner has really pushed the envelop with his latest image “The Zebra”, which involves, you guessed it, a zebra! In the video Drew gives us some insight into the planning of the shot, as well as some great footage of the shoot.
Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford is making it into yet another post on Fstoppers. This time, he was out on a shoot testing the capabilities of the new Canon 1DX DSLR and the 600 EX RT (currently available for pre-order) by shooting some action shots of alpinist Steve House working with some ice climbing gear. In this video, Tyler shows us how he is using the Speedlite to get the look he wants, while having some fun with the new 1DX. [more]
Martin Schoeller‘s work is always so impressive. We shared some of his celebrity portraiture with you a couple of weeks ago. Now take a look at these close-up portraits of twins, taken at the “Twins Days Festival” in Twinsburg, Ohio. Is anyone else instantly reminded of Diane Arbus’ Identical Twins? The longer you look at these, the more different they appear to be. Fascinating!
Remember the World Press Photo contest winners from earlier this year? Well, World Press Photo recently introduced (just last year, actually) a similar contest for multimedia and video entries. The winner is a stark, harrowing, and sobering documentary view into the Kommandokorps in South Africa, an apartheid-era relic that still lingers in the country.
I will admit that I am a fan of low key and moody lighting. So the mention of impressive “film noir” inspired portraits definitely piques my interest. The photos in this post have film noir written all over them! They instantly make me want to kick back and watch some old classic b/w movies. [more]
Photographer Rodney Smith cannot be defined by any set of words no matter how much anyone tries. This Yale graduate is not just intelligent, he is also an artist. “He’s adamantly analog”. There’s a definite level of intrigue when you take a look through some of his work. Forget about words, check out a brief collection of his work. Although a number of you may be familiar with his work, for those of you who are not, you’re in for something special. [more]
I know that we’ve experienced a pretty big spate of aviation-related posts over the past few weeks. Anyone else getting sick of them? No? Good. Me neither. Here’s another one that is just too cool, and makes me way too jealous.
I’m fascinated by this series of military portraits by Melissa Cacciola. As the earliest photographic processes become more and more rare, it’s refreshing to see a series like this one. These photographs capture more than just the person’s image. At the risk of sounding cliche, it feels as if we’re getting a glimpse into the subjects’ heart and soul. She photographed each of them in uniform, and in their civilian clothes. [more]
Good friend of Fstoppers and Commercial Photographer, Monte Isom, takes us behind the scenes on his latest shoot with world class boxer, Sergio Martinez. Click through to the video to check out his lighting placement and setups. Enjoy! [more]
Martin Schoeller is undoubtedly one of my favorite photographers of all time. Not because his work is timeless, although much of it is, but because it is fresh and sharp and isnt always to be taken so seriously. Here is such a series of celebrities that Schoeller has created, but feel free to take his lighting, style and technique seriously. Enjoy! [more]
This is a series of videos that make up a fascinating 90-minute documentary about the great Richard Avedon. It’s called “Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light,” and first aired back in 1995 as part of the American Masters Series. If you’re like me, you could spend hours watching things like this. [more]
[Pics] Manipulated Photos Of Notable Historic Figures Before The Digital Era (Before And After Images)
Manipulating photos happened way before Photoshop was around. This series shows before and afters of famous and notable figures before the digital era began. Truly fascinating, you can’t help but wonder what level of dedication it took to make these happen. [more]
Growing up in Bosnia during 1992-1995, photographer Ziyah Gafić could not participate in the war – only stand by on the sidelines. Having no academic background in photography, he became very interested in Muslim culture and while working on his project, “Troubled Islam”, he got a very unique opportunity to shoot and interview the women of Saudi Arabia. [more]
A few weeks ago, Fstoppers caught up with celebrity photographer Brian Smith. If you didn’t take the time to read the article, don’t worry because ReDefine just published a video interview with Brian from Tamara Lackey’s recent interview out in Vegas. What I love about people like Brian is he’s quick to point out the real defining element of his work: his relationship to his subject.
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Now this is pretty wild. Commercial sports photographer Nick Laham was forced to photograph New York Yankees baseball players in the in a bathroom stall instead of a proper studio. Instead of using a proper medium format or flagship DSLR camera and making due, Nick went with the next obvious choice: the Apple iPhone. What’s even crazier is Getty Images, [more]