Tom Bol utilizes some extra tall light stands and generous amounts of sand bagging to get some studio strobes up on a wall with some rock climbers. Check out this behind the scenes video to see how easy it is to use studio strobes in an elevated situation like climbing.
'Nick' poses as a a team member for a group titled 'Photoshop Request'. For every request, the unsuspecting victim doesn't actually get what they intended. The Photoshop Troll does everything other than what is requested in Photoshop. The end result warrants him the appropriate name, The Photoshop Troll.
A while ago we posted the video Dream Music Part 2, which has since blown up and become a huge hit online. Marc Donahue, one of the co-creators along with Sean Michael Williams, shot me a link to their behind the scenes reel, which shows timelapses of timelapses, using various setups with their Dynamic Perception Dolly kit.
Most of us have been waiting since the day the iPhone 4s came out to hear what the iPhone 5 was going to be like. Well it is finally here. Today Apple officially announced the new iPhone 5 and my oh my does it look nice. A new 4 inch screen which is rated the most saturated and accurate screen on the market today to deliver the richest looking and highest quality images and movies.
Howdy everyone and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have photographers Paul Manoian and Brooke Shaden who walk us through one of their latest shoots. Paul shoots in Motor City Casino while Brooke takes us to a local park and uses the creek. If you have a great and informative video you want to see in the Wednesday Rundown please shoot me an email email@example.com .
Elena Kalis's underwater photos are incredible. I have seen many photographers try this and it just never seems to turn out right. There is always something about the shots I wont like but that could easily just be me being picky. However, when it come to Elena Kalis's underwater photography, I cant look away.
Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the NX1000, the first compact system cameras (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connectivity is available at the touch of a button, thanks to a dedicated Smart Link Hot Key on the top of the NX1000. Available in black, white and pink, the NX1000 offers extreme portability and convenience combined with the power to capture premium photos and videos that are the standard of Samsung’s NX Series. A great introduction into the CSC category, the NX1000 is available now from Samsung retailers, priced at $699.99 MSRP.
We were discussing the rumors over the past 48 hours, and now we have all the juicy details to think over as Sony has officially announced the RX-1 as the world's first full frame compact digital camera. The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 digital camera packs an advanced 35mm full-frame 24.3 MP Exmor CMOS sensor and Carl Zeiss T*t 35mm f/2.0 fixed lens into a highly portable, lightweight camera body.
We were anticipating it, and here it is: With a brand new, sleek design and enhanced control capabilities, Sony claims the new Sony NEX-6 camera packs all the imaging power, shooting responsiveness, handling and operability of a DSLR into a pocket-sized mirrorless camera.
If you haven't heard of Banksy by now, let me introduce you. Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter that is probably most known for his street art and most recently his film, "Exit Through The Gift Shop". Yesterday, Banksy mentioned on his tumblr that an unnamed animator, which I will call ABVH, has been creating GIFS out of his work, and Banksy wishes he would have thought of it first. I really like these animations, and I sure hope to see more of them come soon. Enjoy!
Selling your images to clients has to be one of the toughest aspects of photography along with being the most stressful. There are so many different applications you can use on everything from your computers to iPads. That is all about to change with Fiducia. Created by Mario Masitti of Mario Masitti Studios, he is going to revolutionize the way we sell our images to clients with this simple iPad application.
The Cleverkids have come out with a timelapse of NYC's cityscape with the September 11th, memorial lights. The timelapse was recorded in Brooklyn looking over towards Manhattan. A somber reminder of the horrific events of that day. I know this question gets asked quite a bit, but where were you the day the attacks happened, and what are some of you doing to reflect back on this horrible yet historical event?
Ryan Allen, the founder of SBC Skateboard Magazine, has worked tirelessly for over 15 years to create timeless images of skateboarders risking life and limb. Check out this incredibly down to earth behind the scenes video, which gives some insight into what it took to create a jaw-dropping image of a skateboarder ollieing (jumping, in non-skateboard slang) between two towers of shipping crates. The sweaty palms are included at no extra cost!
Each week creativeLIVE has unbelievable live content that you can stream for free. Starting today through Sept 15th, creativeLIVE will host one of Fstoppers' most featured photographers Matthew Jordan Smith. Matthew is an acclaimed fashion photographer, and he has brought along America's Next Top Model winner Yoanna House to talk about everything that goes on in the fashion industry. For more information about this week's entire event, read the full post.
While some of these specs don't seem right, it's likely that many will in fact be accurate. And on the heels of the Nikon D600 leak, this could be quite a competitor, but price might be a bit of an inhibitor, seeing as it'll certainly be in a different class. The question is, will people care?
Many folks already don't trust third party lenses, which is a shame because there are a lot of great options out there. Rokinon doesn't have the established name recognition that the other major players do, but that doesn't stop them from putting themselves out there. With this new Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens, they might just get some attention.
Hasselblad announced their new H5D series medium format cameras. The H5D features a modernized design and a complete new electronic engine to pave the way for ultimate quality imaging, for print ready JPEG files, and for a smooth and intuitive user interface. The camera is billed by the Sweden-based company as "the latest step in the evolution of the best high-end camera system in the world."
Have you ever thought about making the exciting move to photojournalism? Then we have someone you have to listen to. Sarajevo born photographer Damir Sagolj has been on the Reuters' staff since 1997 and is currently their chief photographer in Thailand. He spent five years in the Bosnian army and worked for the Paris-based Sipa press agency as their Bosnian photographer. To sum it up: he knows his shit. So if you answered "yes" to the question above here are 7 tips from Damir that you better take to heart.
You remember Project Impossible right? The self admittedly "crazy" group of former Polaroid employees who banded together to buy the last remaining Polaroid factory in their attempt to save instant film for the future? Yeah, those totally awesome folks are trying to get funding for their latest project that brings digital images to the physical world: Instant Lab.
Canon just recently released their newest model of the one man Cinema Camcorder EOS C100. The camera boasts a some new features not found in it's predecessor, the Canon C 300 such as One Shot AF, Push Auto Iris, a built-in microphone and non-compression HDMI out with superimposed timecode and 2:3 pull down marker.
For once, I'm going to keep my mouth shut. I'll let NASA do the talking on this one, and then let the picture speak for itself: "Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) the morning of September 11, 2001.
We have posted work from Dean Bradshaw on this site before and he has a way of really making ideas come to life. From concept to the final product is pure perfection. In this series for Diageo that will incorporate their latest branding efforts for Rosenblum Cellars, Dean creates a mad scientist feel in a very unique way.
11 years passed since that horrible day on September 11, 2001, where 2,996 people lost their lives and many more injured in the biggest terror attack in history. Since that horrifying day, every year on the night of 9/11 - NYC's sky is being lit up by 2 beams of lights as a memorial for the twin towers. Check out the best photos of 'Tribute In Lights' found on the net.
Lenovo, a worldwide computer company that manufacturers laptops, have gathered fifteen of what they believe are the best college filmmakers for their 'Seize the Night' Alternate Ending challenge. One of the contestants is a graduate of the University of Alabama (now a film student at USC), Xavier Burgin. His entry into the competition is called 'Do'. Shot with a Canon 5D MarkII and a Canon T2i, this is definitely a forerunner in the contest.