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And The Winner Is.....

And The Winner Is.....

Thank you so much to the 60+ people that submitted a video over the past few days to our contest. It's been awesome seeing photographers from around the world share their stories. As a special thanks to everyone that made a video, Lensrentals would like to hook you guys up with something for your effort. Just e-mail contests@lensrentals.com for your prize. On top of all of this, everyone that made a Facebook and/or Instagram video will be receiving the Bahamas Rob Grimm Product Photography workshop video for free this July. Please e-mail Gary@rggphoto.com and I will get you on this list.

Win An ALL EXPENSE Paid Trip To The Fstoppers Workshop In Paradise Plus $300 Gear Rental

Win An ALL EXPENSE Paid Trip To The Fstoppers Workshop In Paradise Plus $300 Gear Rental

If you wanted to attend the Fstoppers workshops in the Bahamas but don't have the money, you have one last chance to win an all expense paid trip that covers your flight, hotel, 4 classes, and $300 gear rental. We are giving away one last ALL EXPENSE paid trip to one lucky winner that can upload a short video of themselves explaining why they should have this opportunity and what gear they will rent from Lensrentals.com.

Sacramento Timelapse That Might Melt Your Face

Sacramento Timelapse That Might Melt Your Face

All great timelapses typically take a long time to produce and this piece is no exception. spent over 18 months on this project scouting locations, exploring angles, and taking over 20,000 photos for his Sacramento timelapse. He uses a few different timelapse methods and used two different pieces of hardware to achieve the look. Check out the two links below to the motion control gear.

The Best Of This Year's Fine Art Photography (NSFW)

The Best Of This Year's Fine Art Photography (NSFW)

This year has proven to be more scandolous than provocative in the fine art photography circuit. More and more photographers are coming to the realization that the same stuff doesn't sell and the proverbial bar must be raised with every shoot. The photos below are probably the most extreme examples of this new wave of photographers resorting to such fine art methods in posing, makeup, and subject matter. NSFW

Using The Phase One System To Shoot a 110 Pound Koran And Other Priceless Relics

Using The Phase One System To Shoot a 110 Pound Koran And Other Priceless Relics

James Robinson is photographer at the 114 year John Rylands Library in Manchester, UK. The library is home to thousands of priceless books in every language dating back to 1000 B.C. The library is charged with the task of using the latest technology to turn every word into digital format. To do this, the photography staff uses the Profoto D1 and a variety of Phase camera systems to archive each treasure.

Time-Lapse From L.A to San Francisco | What Google Maps Should Add

Time-Lapse From L.A to San Francisco | What Google Maps Should Add

Five minutes into a trip up the Pacific Coast Highway and I hastily decided to rig up a camera to take 4,218 shots. I set up my tripod, threw on the camera, and programed my remote shutter release to take a frame every 6 seconds for about 12 hours. I don't know about you, but if I were in charge over there at Google Maps I would create Google Time-lapse and map the world in a walking/driving time-lapse that could be sped up or down from real time to real real fast. You're welcome!

Go Behind The Scenes With Erik Almås And Sports Illustrated Models

Go Behind The Scenes With Erik Almås And Sports Illustrated Models

You want to know what's better than Erik Almås shooting Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models for Dodge Ram trucks? Me too cause I can't seem to find or think of anything that could possibly be better than this. The 2014 SI swimsuit edition is on news stands now and should be at the top of your reading list for the month. Erik has shot the inside cover for this magazine the last 2 years in a row. Check out the BTS of how he did it.

Joey L Launches BTS Educational Video Site

Joey L Launches BTS Educational Video Site

Online education through video tutorials has become one of the most economical and convenient ways to learn almost any topic, especially if it's photography. Joey L recently launched a new website that takes you on-location and in the studio to see the workflow, thought process, lighting design, post processing, and on-set dialogue that takes place in one of his commercial photo shoots. Check out more trailers below.

Footage So Good You'll Slap Your Mother | Mövi On Skis

Footage So Good You'll Slap Your Mother | Mövi On Skis

Red Bull has yet again set the bar higher for motion capture capabilities combined with sheer awesomeness. And to answer your question, yes it involves more flying. In this epic behind the scenes footage we see the workflow for creating high speed footage while flying through the air with the subject on skis. If this sounds dangerous it's because it absolutely is. Check out the full video spot below.

Why I'm Naming My Second Born Carl Zeiss Jr. | BTS With Zeiss Lenses

Why I'm Naming My Second Born Carl Zeiss Jr. | BTS With Zeiss Lenses

I don't think there is anything sexier in the lens world than the Zeiss 28-80 T2.9 Compact Zoom Lens. Its robust cine-style housing and calibrated focus scales make pulling tack sharp focus a joy. What is lacks in affordability it drastically makes up for in the most epic of lens performances you can find. If you have the option to rent this on your next shoot, don't think twice. Make sure to check out the Carl Zeiss showreel below as well.

Ex-Drill Sergeant Travels The Country Finding And Photographing Homeless Veterans

Ex-Drill Sergeant Travels The Country Finding And Photographing Homeless Veterans

Photographer Jerry Tovo has spent the better part of the last 2 years pursuing a personal project around the USA called "They May Have Been Heroes." The project is dedicated to raising the Nation’s awareness to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of homeless Veterans, by photographing, videotaping and otherwise recording their stories. The photos and stories are both captivating and heartbreaking.

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Commercial Beverage Images

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Commercial Beverage Images

There is a lot of money in food, beverage, and product photography and a huge demand for photographers that can build these images. Think of the shear number of images you see when you walk into your local grocery store or while driving down the highway. Those images are being created by photographers that specialize in creating these images. Join us this May and learn how to become one of these photographers.

The Making Of A Commercial Beverage Image | Step By Step

The Making Of A Commercial Beverage Image | Step By Step

Food, beverage, and product photography is all about sculpting light, your composition, and understanding which modifiers to use in which situations. In this behind the scenes tutorial, RGG Photo takes you in their St. Louis studio for a step by step look at building an image. Join RGG Photo this May in the Bahamas for a 2 day intensive workshop on liquids, glass, beer, and beverage photography. You could even win a free trip.

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