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.
These images are part of a series of composites by the artistic collaboration called Nerhol. They shot a sequence of photos in a three-minute period, then layered the prints to create a single portrait. I really like this technique, and have never seen it done before. I suppose it could be considered a time lapse, documenting the slightest movements of a subject.
This is the kind of project that I find exciting, inventive, and...kinda gross. A group of German garbage men are taking some pretty amazing pinhole photos using dumpsters as cameras. They simply drill a hole in the dumpster and expose the image onto a giant sheet of photo paper. Each shot requires about an hour long exposure. They even do all of their own
Today, Bon Appetit featured a very comprehensive blog post from food photographer William Hereford. Rather than just talking about just a particular technique or style, Hereford also writes to the burgeoning food photographer/enthusiast and tries to answer the question: What is the camera you should go with if you want to get into commercial food photography? The answer may surprise you.
One of the tried and true techniques to making normal photographs stand out is to use a tilt shift lens and "miniaturize" your subject matter. Brazilian photographer Valentino Fialdini decided to put a unique spin on this lens trick and make the miniature world look lifesize. Using his tilt shift lens, Valentino was able to increase the depth of field in these tiny Lego rooms to make them look like normal building interiors. The illusion was accomplished by
Quite often, aspiring photographers of the world turn to the almighty interwebs to find answers to "How to take photos of __________". Sometimes, the better question is "How NOT to take photos of __________". Here are some examples of how NOT to take portraits of families while you're in your basement home studio.
This is what it looks like when day and night meet in a single image. Including the prep time, it took photographer Chris Kotsiopoloulos thirty hours to capture the hundreds photos needed to stitch this together. The shot was taken in Sounio, Greece. It got so cold at times that he had to use a hairdryer to keep the lens from fogging up. See the full post for more details!
This is a situation that seems to be getting more and more common. A couple in the United Kingdom were so upset by the atrocious images they received from their wedding photographer that they demanded a refund. Unfortunately Westgate Photography went out of business. The photographers had charged a paltry £750 (about $1200 USD), and the bride and groom obviously overpaid.
These days, it's not uncommon for 90% of what I shoot to end up filed away in some hard drive on a shelf never to be used. In that library of images, I have my fair share of weird shots and bizarre candids. However they don't hold up to what the blog Black and WTF showcases. I'm really at a loss for any more words. You'll have to enjoy these for yourself to get why I have nearly laughed myself into a coma. Happy Friday everyone!
Ronen Goldman (31) is a "surreal and conceptual" photographer from Israel. 5 years ago he started a project he calls "The Surrealistic Pillow Project" where he recreates things he sees in his dreams while sleeping, turning them into magical images. The resulting images convey happiness, sadness, exhilaration or sheer paranoia - as Dreams often do.
Massoud Hossaini, who is also the first Afghani to win a Pulitzer Prize. Hossaini's work captures the horrors of violence that occur in Afghanistan on a regular basis. The photo was captured just as a suicide bomber took his own life and that of many others in the vicinity. A girl dressed in green screams as blood runs down her face, and she is surrounded by bodies of the wounded and dead.
As Fstoppers' resident aviation dork, I felt compelled to share these incredible images of the last time Space Shuttle Discovery will take to the air. Discovery was recently retired, and has been ferried from her home in Florida to it's final resting place, the Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Not only is the entire process of ferrying a shuttle a technological marvel in and of itself, the photos that Nasa takes aren't half bad, either.