Arizona based photographer, Michael Kloth, started taking photos of sheltered cats in hopes to get them adopted by showing their personalities. “My experience has been that quality photography is the first step in marketing these furry works of art to potential adopters. It is my hope that I can use these local animals as a voice for the millions of homeless animals nation and worldwide."
If you take a glance at facebook or any other social media site you're bound to come across the dreaded "Mirror Portrait", mostly it's just a bunch of 15 year olds holding their cell phones up so they're far from dignified. That being said though, I was surprised to know that some of the most famous photographers around have taken their own version of this all to common shot. They're a little more interesting though than your standard mirror picture though.
I bet most of you never heard of the term "Scanography" before, but its ok, I just learned about it a week ago. The idea of Scanography is using a regular paper scanner as a camera, and take pictures of whatever can fit in or around the scanner. The results are somewhere between scary to magical. Check out the best Scanography photos found on Flickr!
Animal photography requires a great deal of time, patience, and let's just say it ... it takes a bit of luck. This post has some of the best examples of perfectly timed animal photos which seem like pure luck. Most of these shots are so incredible that if you blinked you would have missed it!
Lauren Marsolier uses all kinds of elements in pictures to assemble and reconstruct non-existent but yet familiar landscapes. There is much to be said and to be appreciated of pure composition. Lauren's photographs leave me with such a feeling of peace and calm through her balance of color, leading lines, geometry, texture and light. Simply put, these photos are truly art. Enjoy!
It's that time again... who impressed us with the best images uploaded to our Fstoppers Facebook Group? We select the most compelling, best lit, or most jaw dropping images every month, and honor them with a coveted badge of their achievement. Did your photo garner the praise of your peers? Maybe it flew under the radar, but is still magnificent in its own way. Let's look at what April had to offer, and it was a heck of a month. We have more images to showcase than any month before.
With technology continually advancing, it increases what we can do with photography. In this series by photographer Audrey Penven, she uses her infrared camera to capture the light that the Kinect puts out. Keep in mind, these dots of light cannot be seen by an unaided eye, which is why the infrared camera is needed. This series titled, Dancing with Invisible Light, is a series that plays on this concept. It's not only a beautiful effect but it is also well captured.
A recent TIME article highlighted the growing sport referred to as "acro," which is acrobatics and tumbling. The article explains that these athletes are striving to be taken more seriously. The sport is looking to distance itself from cheerleading, and the photos needed to show just that. Photographer Holly Andres went to the University of Oregon to capture images for the story. Her approach was
Here are a few images from legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's early career as a photojournalist. They are candid subway scenes taken with a camera hidden inside his coat. Kubrick was still a teenager when he landed a job as a staff photographer for Look magazine in the 1940's. He then started making short documentaries in 1951. The rest, as they say, is history.
Smoking is totally bad for your health, and the health of the people around you. BUT, I think we can all agree smoking is awesome for your pictures. With the right light, location or theme, you can get great and memorable shots when the model is smoking.
Personally I never smoked, and never going to try, but I really enjoy looking at portraits of smoking girls and guys. Check out this collection of 15 amazing portraits of smoking people.
Ben Heine has a unique idea, he takes a photograph and places his artwork over a section of the image to produce photography based art. The concept is truly fascinating and allows for his imagination to play within each frame. The best one is the piece with the camera, not that we're biased or anything.
NYC's Department of Records announced today the debut of an online photo database, containing 870,000 vintage images of New York City from the 19th and 20th centuries - free for all of us to look and enjoy (and buy prints!). It took 4 years for them to make it happen - from choosing the images, develop, scan, upload and add description and keywords. Amazing work.