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How To Create Your Very Own 3D Image

We featured  Julia Kuzmenko McKim a few weeks ago with a behind the scenes peek of her very classy Enchanted Forest shoot. Now she’s back with a very handy tutorial on how to create your own 3D image entirely in post using Photoshop. Using the channels palette and the warp tool she creates some pretty cool looking 3D images. Watch the easy tutorial and try it out for yourselves. When you’re done post the results back here. [more]

Victoria’s Secret Models Pre-Angel-Era

Coined as the “Pre-Angel Era”, Victoria’s Secret was quite modest compared to today’s Angels. Besides the furry slippers, unusual carpet and sleeping dog, there is a noticeable difference between these images and what graces the covers of their current catalogs. Naturally, editing skills have improved tremendously but it’s crazy to think how far this brand has come since the 70′s. Now we’re questioning whether the editing is too aggressive. Either way, I think these images probably appealed to both sexes during those years just like they do today. [more]

15 Outstanding Examples Of Conceptual Photography

Conceptual photography means the photographer is trying to write a story in your head with a single image. A lot of the time the message is conveyed in a very abstract way using random objects and props. Although the image may be shot to tell one story, it can very easily be interpreted many different ways by each person who sees it. [more]

Tom Hunter’s Photographic Recreations Of Famous Paintings (NSFW)

Tom Hunter is a London based photographer known for his beautiful depictions of the ordinary life of common people. Most of his work is loosely inspired by famous masterpieces and Flavorwire recently posted a great comparison between Tom’s work and the masters that they are inspired by.

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BTS: Superhero Photography With Adam Jay

Cosplay photography has been gaining momentum in the professional portrait photographer’s market recently and with the abundance of superhero comic movies being released it’s no wonder why. Meet Adam Jay, a photographer who specializes in Superhero photography. He  takes cosplay enthusiasts and transforms them from their everyday aliases to the superhero or villain that is lurking underneath. In this behind the scenes video he shoots cosplayer, Jenn Croft, as the iconic video game heroine, Lara Croft. [more]

Forbes $126 Billion Dollar Photograph

If you’ve ever had to photograph a large group of people, you probably understand how difficult it can be to capture every single person looking great. Imagine if that group photo was made up of 12 of the worlds richest Billionaires! That’s what photographer Michael Prince did when he had to photograph the cover of Forbes Magazine during the 400 Summit on Philanthropy back in June. [more]

Portraits and Projection Mapping in Fashion Photography

We’ve seen behind the scenes videos of how projection mapping can be used artistically and commercially. Tobias Bjorkgren takes on a slightly different angle and applies the concept to his latest fashion shoot. The use of projection allows him to stand his models in front of varying scenes without having to leave the studio. To see the final images, check out his blog. What do you think of the effect?

Compositing A Unique Family Portrait With Ben Von Wong

Back again, Benjamin Von Wong takes on family portraits this time in another one of his behind the scenes videos. See how he put together 4 different scenes to make typically mundane photography style come to life. Using a D800E and Photoshop, check out how Ben works his magic. [more]

Interview With Wyn Wiley Of Wyn Wiley Photography

There are hundreds of thousands of photographers out there right now. Many follow the basic lighting rules, bland same old poses and boring shots. Then you have the photographers who absolutely just blow you away. Wyn is one of them. After running across him on a pinterest page, I searched for more of his work and found his blog. After looking through it for quite some time, I decided to shoot him a message on Facebook in hopes to ask him a few questions. [more]

Window Photos Will Make You Think

There is just something about portraits of people looking out the window – doesn’t matter if its in a building, train or car. Its something we do all the time, but never really pay attention to it. This is why seeing these awesome images capturing this quick-everyday-moment is really great. It makes you think. What are they seeing? What are they thinking of? are they happy? sad? maybe waiting for someone?.
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Studio Photos Taken for the Release of “The Dark Knight”

Update: Warner Brothers has asked us to remove the images.

Some images have surfaced on Imgur that show some white backdrop, studio images taken for the release of the original Dark Knight. From what I understand, these are images that poster designers would use to craft the extremely popular and highly lucrative (both as a movie advertisement and as individual sale) designs to support the movie. [more]

Changing Perceptions: These War Documentary Photos are the First of Their Kind

Photographer Alexander Gardner set out to do at the Antietam battlefield in 1862 what no other photographer before him had attempted. He wanted to to document a battlefield before the dead had been cleared away. These were taken before newspapers could print photos. But not long after, the photos were publicly exhibited and for a culture that had never seen the morbidity of war, it must have been shocking. [more]

Super Sad: Super Heroes and Celebrities From The Walk Of Fame

Most of us have seen, either on TV or in person, the characters that dress up in Hollywood, CA as celebrities and super heroes hoping to make a few bucks as a sidewalk attraction. Photographer Nicolas Silberfäden has taken it upon himself to shoot a series of these unemployed “entertainers” as a statement of the current economic crisis that much of America is experiencing. I must say, this sure is a sad crowd of super heroes. Super sad icon sad Super Sad: Super Heroes and Celebrities From The Walk Of Fame Enjoy! [more]

Netflix Adds Documentary Depciting War At Its Most Terrible

Now available on Netflix, “Shooting Robert King” goes behind the scenes of what it was like to be a documentary war photographer. You always hear and see images from the war but NEVER about what it’s like to be thrown into it as a documentary photographer. At just 24, American photojournalist Robert King began his 15 year journey to follow his passion. Originally he set out to win a Pulitzer prize, but in the end found himself with a life changing experience. [more]

Martin Schoeller and Matthew Modine Discuss Their Most Iconic Images

I’ve really been enjoying these episodes of Mark Seliger‘s discussion-based show called Capture. In this latest installment, you’ll get to sit in with one of the most talented photographers around – Martin Schoeller. He tells the stories behind his photographs of Jack Nicholson, Lyle Lovett, Steve Carell, and the breastfeeding mother (that I’m sure you all remember). [more]

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