Featured Guest Blogger: Jeremy Cowart As I mentioned at the beginning of October, we are going to have guests stop by to write posts, just for you, our FS readers. Some of these well known and accomplished members of the photo industry will be here to get something off their chests. Others to plug something. Some to teach and others to entertain. This month we are happy to bring you Jeremy Cowart and he wants you to think about something. Jump into the full post to see what's on his mind and be sure to check out all that his links have to offer. Thanks for this great post Jeremy.
29 Ways To Stay Creative If I haven’t said it enough times, creativity to a photographer is everything. So, if you’re having trouble getting your creative juices flowing, watch this short video on “29 Ways To Stay Creative” by To-Fu.
Light Painting Just Keeps Getting Better and Better Every time I think light painting is a fad that will soon reach, “seen it all before” status, some one comes along and changes my mind. Enter Dennis Calvert. If you want to see some spectacular examples of this exploding art form, check out some of Dennis’s work below.
Examples of DIY Business Cards for Photographers As creatives we photographers have very little reason to be packing standard humdrum business cards (let’s leave those for the door to door salesmen and insurance agents). Photographer/Blogger Katie Sokoler obviously agrees with me as she recently posted on how she made her home made cards.
A Different Type Of Wedding Video As many of you know I (Lee Morris) am a professional wedding photographer. I was never a big fan of wedding videos until I saw the work that StillMotion was putting out. Even if you hate weddings you can appreciate what they do simply from an artistic standpoint. Even though I loved their work, I actually found it discouraging because I knew I could never do their style of video as well as they could so I never tried to film a wedding. I had the idea for over a year of shooting a wedding video similar to how I shoot stills. If I could slow down the video enough I could deal with basically a moving image, something that I felt a lot more comfortable with. Check out the finished product.
Proof that Great Photography has Little to do with your Wallet Avanaut (aka Vesa Lehtimäki) is proof that creativity, ingenuity and photography know how, are the qualities that make an intriguing photo.
A Wooden Print From A Digital Photograph Just ran across and really interesting video that explains how to create a “wooden print”. Basically you want to use a standard laser print on standard paper. Glue the paper face down onto the wood and then wash/wipe the paper away. The toner will then stick to the wood and give a really unique look. I wasn’t quite sure what a “wooden print” was before watching this but I may actually have to give this a try.
New Camera, Throw It In The Air Awhile back we shared a few videos of photographers intentionally throwing their cameras in the air. Well now the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera actually makes that feat much easier.
Jan von Holleben’s Creative Use of Everyday Objects as Props We’ve all seen and been inspired by the works of Jan von Holleben, with his trade mark “laying down” poses. In this latest series created for German newspaper ZEIT he is at it again but what strikes me is the clever use of everyday house hold objects to depict one’s dreams.
PS Can Make Blurry Photos Sharp Again A new photoshop algorithm featured at the Adobe Max 2011 is almost too good to believe. Somehow engineers have figured out a way to take extremely blurry images (by photographers’ standards at least) and render them sharp and usable with the click of a few buttons. The goal behind this software is not to fix improperly focused images but rather to fix motion blur caused by a shaky camera or a slower shutter. The crowd’s reaction at 1:18 is worth watching this video alone...
Results from One Damn Scary Photo Booth If you haven’t been there or heard of it, Nightmare Fear Factory in Niagara Falls is a haunted house that’s actually scary shit. I know cause I’ve been there and still have the scars in my ribs from where my date’s claws dug in. Over 100,000 people have chickened out and made the “Chicken List” and what’s even scarier is they now have a photo booth inside, so you can’t even pretend it didn’t phase you.
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