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[BTS Video] Contest Entry: a bottle of cold water (product shot)

[BTS Video] Contest Entry: a bottle of cold water (product shot)

As more and more jobs pop up for product shooting here in NYC I find myself needing to seriously update my portfolio. Which must be why this latest contest entry from Rui Antunes caught my eye. It's a simple video, that lacks a bit in the way of entertainment value but makes up for it in educational value and a pretty decent final image. Good luck Rui. And remember folks, you only have about a week to get your contest entries in.

[News] Wedding Photog Sued Over Music: A Cautionary Tale

[News] Wedding Photog Sued Over Music: A Cautionary Tale

When Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo’s wedding video went viral on YouTube, wedding photographer Joe Simon found himself getting sued for having used Coldplay's "Fix You" as the background music. To avoid a costly lawsuit Joe was forced to take down the video and to pay a settlement along with an agreement to not talk about the incident. Just something for you all to consider when using music for your next wedding videos or while entering contests such as our Fstoppers 2011 BTSC. Don't get caught with your pants down. As wedding videos increase in style, quality and attention, more and more music producers, artists and composers are taking a more serious stance on their copyrights.

[Pics] "Wonderland": Scenic Insect Photography

[Pics] "Wonderland": Scenic Insect Photography

Feature Shoot's: Alison Zavos: "Nadav Bagim is a photographer from Ramat-Gan, Israel. His WonderLand images are created by using unique but rather simple artificial lighting and household objects from vegetables to plastic bags. The photos are shot inside a miniature studio with a Canon EOS 60D Camera, and a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens and flashes. The insects were found in his apartment and on plants outside his window and were not harmed during shooting." See Nadav's captivating shots the full post.

[News] Nikon D4 Specs Leaked

[News] Nikon D4 Specs Leaked

Being on the road in Argentina, with nothing but my iPad and nets speeds of 0.36Mbps, makes for some hard posting. But when the admins over at Nikon Rumors announced the specs for Nikon's D4, with 90% certainty, I knew it was worth the effort . Read what they have to say about Nikon's anwser to Canon's 1DX in the full post and let us know if it's all you hoped for.

[Video] Judge Brown Tears Cheap Wedding Photog a New One

[Video] Judge Brown Tears Cheap Wedding Photog a New One

I have to say up front I'm a little ashamed at posting this. I don't watch American trash TV or "reality TV", in fact, I don't even have cable. My TV is reserved for my PS3, Wii, Netflix and avi files. But when I saw this video of Judge Joe Brown ripping this professional wedding photographer a new one I couldn't help but chuckle at this ridiculous exchange. I apologize ahead of time for all the stupid in this video but there is a lot to say about this one so...

Evolution: A Portrait Series of People and The Fish They Look Like

Evolution: A Portrait Series of People and The Fish They Look Like

"Evolution” by photographer Ted Sabarese is a portrait series that compares people to their fish lookalikes. "With all the recent, fiery controversy between evolution, creationism, intelligent design, science, religion, the political left, right, etc., I thought it might be provocative to throw my visual two-cents into the ring. The images beg the question, is it really so difficult to believe we came out from the sea millions and millions of years ago?"

[Pics] Classic Animal Photo Bombs

[Pics] Classic Animal Photo Bombs

What better way to start your work week, after the long Thanksgiving vacation, than to ease in with some amusing animal photo bombs. You may have seen many of these before but they should still be good for a few mindless chuckles. Which got me thinking... with all of us photographers prolifically snapping away, at least some of us must have some hilarious photo bombs. If you do, please share them in the comments section.

[Video] A Creative, Inspirational Short by Tom Jenkins

[Video] A Creative, Inspirational Short by Tom Jenkins
Using Google Street View, stop motion animation, a 5D Mark II, everyday objects as props, great lighting and the power of the creative mind, director Tom Jenkins made what maybe my favorite short of the year, Address Is Approximate. The Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View. All screen imagery was animated - there are no screen replacements. Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Tom Jenkins (TheoryFilms, Facebook). Music by Cinematic Orchestra

[Article] "The Four Steps of Creativity" a post by Joao Carlos

[Article] "The Four Steps of Creativity" a post by Joao Carlos

My new friend and inspirational photographer, Joao Carlos, recently did a post on "The Four Steps of Creativity". I'm always pushing creativity as the #1 factor in any good photographer's work, so, I had to copy his post for all of you. Joao's blog is chalked full of interesting insight into his prolific photography career and what it takes to make it in this industry. To read the post and see a revenant video by Ira Glass click here.

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