Feature Shoot Brings Us: Geraldine KangThis week Feature Shoot turned me on to Geraldine Kang a 23-year-old Singaporean photographer whose series, In the Raw, "...proposes a way of using the body as a metaphor for issues concerning human nature and family bonds. The work comprises staged fictional episodes loosely based on memories that I share with both immediate and extended family. I seek to elucidate matters of tension that are not frequently discussed, or considered taboo among the family in general..."
Let Our Freakish History Be Your Inspiration What do Glasier's Circus, WWII Dogfights, The Cafe From Hell and Vintage Ventriloquist Dummies have in common? Nothing, except you'll find them all on the photo inspirational site, "How To Be A Retronaut". So If you find yourself suffering from the photographer's equivalent of writer's block, a few clicks through this site may help jar your imagination.
Basic Techniques: Frame Within A Frame"Frames are a great way of using a photographic element to lead the viewers eyes into the frame to focus them on a particular point, and the sense of repetition that they can provide produce depth and a path for the eyes to explore."
This article will walk you through the very basic, yet powerful composition technique, framing.
CMD Wants You To Expose YourselfSimply submit a photo that gels with this month's theme: "Action and Motion" on their Facebook fan page and tell all your friends about it. If chosen, you’ll be given the red carpet treatment with a blog feature, interview and more. In the meantime, if you're looking for a site template, check out their latest theme EVE.
BlameTheMonkey.Need I Say More?Probably.Those who know me know that I'm not a big fan of high dynamic range imaging (HDR) but am quite partial to pointing the finger at little primates. That must be why I enjoyed the HDR tutorial site, BlameTheMonkey, so much. But if you're actually into HDR photography this site has a comprehensive set of tutorials that you'll enjoy learning from.
The Secret Life Of Skeletons"Does Paris, France-based Marc Da Cunha Lopes know of a world that we don't? Has he found a secret land of sad and depressed skeletons? It would seem so by his latest series titled Vertebrata... Cunha is known for his spectacular photo manipulations and sweet stories like Lulu and her WhiteMouse." Another great grab out of MyModernMet, this time from Eugene.
The 15 Most Expensive Pictures Ever TakenAccording to Business Insider, "...Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96 sold for a whopping $3,890,500. Here's a list of the most expensive pictures ever sold, which you can view for way, way less than 4 million dollars."
This month's Fstopper's photo contest revolves around the theme of "SAND". Why should you care? The answer is simple: the winner will get a custom banner linking to their site on Fstoppers.com, will win a Starlite Kit by PhotoFlex, become the envy of their friends and gain the respect of their peers. So head on over to the forum and submit your photo before the sands run out.
“When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!” -Ted Grant-
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