People have been known to hire photographers to capture that moment where they get down on one knee and ask someone for their hand in marriage. Reddit user nguasta2 decided to do the job himself and captured a photo series of him popping the question to his girlfriend of 3 years using his camera on a tripod and a self timer. A slick story about not having enough photos of themselves was enough to keep the girlfriend in the dark until the moment of truth came.
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I usually pay zero attention to things happening on Instagram, but I was recently linked to a selection of Brock Davis' favorite iPhone photos from 2012 and I had to share these. Brock obviously has a keen eye for graphic design and uses that to create some compelling art using his iPhone. Be sure to click through to his full selection of favorites at the end of the post, he has around 60 that are absolutely worth checking out.
At some point today, while you're not drunk off champagne and cheap novelty glasses that light up in the shape of 2013, take some time to look back at celebrations from new years gone by. As you're looking through these, realize that this is how your parents, grandparents, even GREAT grandparents rang in the new years. Everyone loves a good New Year's Eve party! Here's wishing you a happy one today.
Successful celebrity portrait photographers often steer the focus away from a celebrities' past persona. This set of photographs goes the completely opposite direction and does some fun interpretations of specific characters in famous actors' careers. Some of the setups are simple and subtle, and some are very blunt. I think they're all great, except maybe Tom Cruise.
If you hate the cold and couldn't spring south of the border before Christmas, here's a project from photographer Mark Tipple, titled The Underwater Project, that will have you feeling a fake tan in no time. The Underwater Project is basically the inverse of surf photography and Mark says, "Surf photography’s been around forever. I wanted something different."
The folks at Candy Glass Productions have posted a cool tutorial on how to spin a camera around a building, using the CN Tower in Toronto as an example. This would be an awesome technique to highlight a landmark from a vacation if you're throwing together a video for friends and family. You could also scale down this technique for use on a portrait subject for any mixed media projects.
Polaroid is set to announce the release of the first Android-based mirrorless camera, the IM1836. With Android slowly making its way into the cameras we carry, this could be the start of something wonderful. And with the looks and build closely mimicking the Nikon 1 J2, this could be very tempting choice for lots of mirrorless enthusiasts.
If you're an iPhone or iPod Touch user, you'll be happy to hear that Flickr has updated their app with some great new functionality. With a built-in editor, instant sharing on multiple social platforms, and a slick exploration interface, they're making a great mobile Flickr experience. And while Flickr's past iPhone and iPod Touch apps might have left you wanting more, I think this is one worth checking out.
The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada is a personal series from photographer Jeff Friesen interpreting his, and a seeming universally shared, urge to explore Canada. "My own cross-country exploration is done by taking the train, but not in the usual sense...I carry the train rather than it carrying me. The train is just two inches tall, and it’s a ghost from another age. This is the vintage 1955 streamliner that was first named 'The Canadian.'"
We've featured photographer Brandon Hill on the Wednesday Rundown before, and he's back with another BTS video. In this one we see a portrait session Hill recently photographed for Seattle Met magazine for an article on the author Bob Seidensticker. Hill uses a really simple, but effective and great-looking, lighting setup along with a few props and key expressions to get a nice set of portraits for the article.
Filmmaker Jamie Scott spent a six month span of time filming his time lapse titled "Fall" in New York City's Central Park. The amount of planning and execution that went into this time lapse is pretty impressive, and I'm definitely digging the results. As a New Yorker myself, I really appreciated the subject he used to show off the changing fall colors.
Liu Xianping is making headlines for modeling his granddaughter's fashion line for a new Chinese store called Yuekou. 72-year-old Liu posed for numerous product shots on Yuekou's Tmall website and according to an interview, the idea came out when Liu was helping his granddaughter, "Ms. Lu," unpack a shipment of new clothing.
Starting today, creativeLIVE will be hosting Tim Ferriss to talk about The 4-Hour™ Life: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. During this exciting 2-day workshop, Tim will present his best lessons, principles, and hacks for becoming (and remaining) "healthy, wealthy, and wise." As always, the course is free while it's live and cheaper if pre-purchased before the course ends. Enroll here!
Before Joel Meyerowitz’s work came along, most curators and collectors focused exclusively on acquiring black and white photographs. In the 1960s Meyerowitz started challenging that norm; part of that process was for him to carry two cameras -- one loaded with b&w film and the other with color -- and photograph the same scene with both cameras.
I recently stumbled onto the photography of art director Nick Frank and was really captivated by the graphic nature of his shots. He breaks down architectural structures into pleasing frames of bold lines, strong sweeps, and walls of contrast. Take a look at this small sample of his work below and be sure to check out more of his work here.
Starting tomorrow, creativeLIVE is hosting Sal Cincotta for a 5-day Wedding Photography Boot Camp. Everything from sales, packaging, marketing, client consultations, and managing the actual wedding day will be covered.