Douglas Sonders has been features a few times on this site with some incredible images and this series doesn’t depart from that sentiment. This video walks you through the post production of his “Beard Series” and gives you some great insights into how to use some excellent Nik Software to create a beautiful high contract black and white image.
The world of senior photography has changed drastically from what it used to be even just a few years ago. Coming from simple posed shots with very bland lighting to natural poses and dramatic lighting. In this case, Mario Masitti does it right. The way he goes through a senior session from makeup to the final product is extremely professional yet fun and energetic. [more]
Photographer Claudia Rogge from Dusseldorf, Germany has certainly developed a definitive style for her work. Claudia creates large mosaics, fractals and collages of subjects and scenes which she composites (sometimes even sloppily) in post. I find it to be a solid concept, and think we will see much more of this type of photography to come in the next few years. I can surely see this sort of thing having a place in commercial and advertising photography, what do you think? Is this a concept and style that has a future? Enjoy! [more]
Camera/video tech is becoming ever more sophisticated to the point where we now have cameras that can recognize and track faces. So, how long will it be before we start seeing cameras that can completely change a person’s face in-camera? Never going to happen you say? Tell that to Arturo Castro and Kyle McDonald. [more]
Photographer John Keatley takes us behind the scenes of his latest series “Bad Coffee” and gives us a great look at how it was shot. He gives us some really interesting insights into how he deals with the with the myriad of ideas that come from working with retouchers, assistants and make up artists on a big shoot. [more]
I have always been intrigued with light painting. I have taken a few stabs at it, yet it never comes out as good as this. These are so absolutely incredible, I just might have to practice this and see what I can make! Atton Conrad, a professional fashion photographer, has used nothing but light fixtures to create and capture these unbelievable dresses. [more]
Chris Buck‘s work often has a humorous side to it. He has an upcoming book called “Presence: The Invisible Portrait.” In it you will find environmental portraits of celebrities. However, the celebrities themselves are hiding from the camera, nowhere to be seen. In the same vein, these celebrity portraits are also missing the celebrities. They are from Buck’s series called Isn’t. Which of these lookalike portraits could have fooled you? [more]
Dutch Filmmaker Jeroen Wolf shows us the span of a lifetime through many different individuals. Going from infancy all the way to 100 in just 150 seconds, this short film is appropriately titled, “100″. No matter how simple the nature of the video is, there’s something very compelling about this short film. Each clip, no matter how short, shows so much personality from each person. [more]
People often ask me “what is the most difficult part of shooting weddings?” One challenge I face at every wedding is having to pose the bride and groom in less than flattering sunlight or in a less than perfect location. Wedding photographer Roberto Valenzuela is tackling this very issue during his creativeLIVE workshop. Robert’s free-to-watch workshop will air September 6-8th and you can ask him anything live through webchat. [more]
About a month ago, you might recall my bitter disappointment with Canon’s new 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. Aside from being light, it presented very little else that I could see as a positive. So my search for a great pancake lens continued, eventually leading me to the Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II Aspherical lens. [more]
Hard to believe summer has come and gone, eh? Well, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere. You guys gave summer a smashing farewell, as the images we’ve seen in the Fstoppers Facebook Group were downright stupendous. With now over 5200 members, we’re swimming at the deep end of the talent pool. Here’s the best from August! [more]
Let me start out by saying this is not a personal attack on any particular individual, nor on the photographer that created these images, Soren Dahlgaard. I get that art lies, at the very least, in the eye of it’s creator. However, sometimes I run across stuff online that is labeled “art” and it makes me just shake my head. Enough ranting, here is one series that I stumbled upon that gave me said feeling, and I wanted to share some of this photographers dough head “art” with you. Enjoy! (I mean, if you can I guess) [more]
Photographer Noah Kalina was one of the first people to make a viral video on Youtube, back in 2006, when he posted a clip made out of self-portraits he took of himself for 6 years. He called it “Everyday“, and got over 23 Million views. It got so big back in 2006, even the Simpsons made a parody about it. Today, Noah uploaded a new version of the video, this time it includes 12.5 years of self-portraits. Every day, for 12.5 years. crazy.
Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Lewis Hine (1874-1940) portrayed working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. The Library of Congress’ National Child Labor Committee Collection includes more than 5,100 photographs that came with the records of the organization. Many of the pictures are familiar, but others are relatively unexplored. [more]