Articles written by Kenn Tam
It's sometimes hard for me to believe that people can be so unscrupulous as to blatantly take steal someone else's work and pan it off as their own. But sadly it happens far more often than we are aware of. Which is why someone has created a Tumblr site dedicated to outing offenders in our industry. So, if you catch wind of a "photographer" or service that is clearly ripping off your fellow shooters you should consider submitting the intel to Photo Stealers Submit Form.
A Japanese university student who goes by Chooo-san creates some amazing realistic effects with nothing more than acrylic paints and talent. She does everything by hand with no digital editing at all.
Seeing her work has definitely fired a few synapsis in my brain and has me mulling over some fun shoot concepts. If you can get your hands on an MUA (make up artist) with this kind of talent your imagination is the only limit.
While scooting through Paris, prolific photographer and Fstoppers submitter, Benjamin Von Wong set to the task of photographing master pyrotechnician Andrey Das. Ben has already done a couple shoots with fire (1-2) so to keep growing as an artist and a professional his team decided to challenge themselves. Check out the resulting video and the photos in the full post where
Back in May our very own Noam brought you this mind face blowing picture post where Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern, had taken portraits of people as their faces where being blasted by g-force winds. Since then Tadao has put out a slow motion video that shows all the lip flapping, teeth rattling, eye twisting, jaw dropping (you get the idea) action from his “Blow Job” series.
I love projectors. I've been trying to come up with a cool photo project using a projector for years now just so I had an excuse for my wife to buy one. Alas inspiration has yet to strike, a problem John Clang doesn't seem to have as can be seen in his series, "Blind Spot". Check out these portraits John took by projecting the subject's portrait back onto their own face. Well done John truly an inspiring idea if not a tad creepy.
Here is a short video featuring Charlie Sheen commentating on his RollingStones cover shoot. No offense Charlie but I would personally love to see this video with comments from Peggy Sirota, the photographer taking the shots. Maybe if we ask nice, our very own Reese Moore could track her down for an FS Spotlight. I mean let's be honest.
An idea can start small but very quickly grow into something bigger and better. Such was the case with "The Silent City", a web series written and directed by Rubidium Wu. Listen/read as Rubidium talks about how his small 3 person project grew into a full scale production. Another perfect example of how all you really need is creativity, initiative and motivation.
The Aurora Light Painters troupe performed a light painting routine that used a large digital display as their recording medium (as opposed to your camera's sensor or film) for "America's Got Talent" judges: Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel. Light painting is no doubt old news to our readers but for most of the mainstream this is their first encounter with this technique. So
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Steven Randolph and videographer Steven Perilloux give celebrity chasing paparazzi a taste of their own medicine in this short video Vice segment, "Pap Smear". I dare you to watch this video and not make some kind of comment. I'm curious to see if any of our readers will come to the defense of paparazzi. Is there a right way to do this kind of work? Let's hear your thoughts.Vice: "Paparazzi make a living by chasing down celebrities and shoving cameras in their faces and up their skirts. We decided to hunt a few down and give them a taste of their own disgusting medicine."
At the beginning of the year we brought you a post featuring Jack Long's Fluid Sculptures but since then Jack has taken his already impressive technique and made it even more amazing with his latest series, Vessels and Blooms. Jack not only seems to be growing fluid flowers but his mastery of his craft as wellJack Long: "Wanted to advance my fluid suspension/high speed photography to a higher level
Nineteen Vogue editors have pledged to use only healthy models on their editorial pages and banned underage models, to maintain a healthy and realistic depiction of adult women’s bodies. The editors have agreed on six points, that will appear in Vogue's June issue, which includes not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or “who appear to have an eating disorder”.
As they received their first shipment of fixed 5D Mark IIIs the crew over at LensRentals.com couldn't help but take a quick peak to see how Canon solved the light leak issue. They were not at all surprised by their findings but you may be. Apparently all it took was a little bit of tape.