Black and white or color? Some photos look better in one or the other. In the past, it wasn't much of a choice. With modern tools, we can re-envision what some of the photos would have looked like in color. We posted this series in the past that started quite a discussion. We found some more amazing black and white photos of icons of the past that were colorized.
Articles written by Pratik Naik
Google's predictive text can be a funny thing, especially with some of the suggestions it gives you. It seems to be partly based upon what other people may search for in relation to the specific keywords that you enter. I decided to see what would come up if we entered a few phrases regarding photographers such as 'Why do photographers...'. The results were hilarious and kind of sad!
From lifestyle to celebrities, Quavondo is a photographer that has a wide range of talent. He has a great ability to shoot many genres and do exceedingly well at it. Even prior to meeting him, everyone who knew of him would ask him how he would light his subjects, no matter what he shot. It seemed so effortless in execution but very appealing as an end result. Recently, he released a book with these answers.
As a part of a recent TED series, 'Be Fearless', Cameron Russell, who has been a professional model and walked for some of the biggest names in fashion, advises young women everywhere not to look at modeling as a viable career path. In such bold claims, she gives a look into the fashion industry from the viewpoint of a model.
Have you ever wondered who the people are behind some of Instagram's biggest profiles? With the way it's setup, you see their work first but you don't get to know too much about who they are. Some of the users on Instagram have tremendous followings. What drives them to shoot and who are they? Here are some great interviews about them and their work.
Harrods, the popular department store in London, had an idea for the holiday season. They took some popular Disney princesses and brought them to life by adorning them in beautiful dresses designed by some of best designers in the world. The result is a beautiful campaign shot by photographer Jason Ell.
The path to success changes based on who you ask. There is no one path that gets you where you want to be. As creatives, we keep defining that path daily. Chase Jarvis recently talked at the PSFK seminar and he spoke about the new models of creativity. He argues that the traditional system is broken and most people who have 'made it' have done so through a-typical methods.
A mix of hilarious and slightly educational, 'Fafa's Photoshop Tutorial' is what you would get if you mixed fuzzy puppets, Photoshop, and humor. I'm glad they don't run all the tutorials, they would be all over the place and no one would actually learn too much. For the sake of light hearted Photoshop fun, enjoy.
Animal lovers alike will appreciate this recent photo series by photographer Gerrard Charles Gethings. He has a great ability in being able to portray a dog's emotions. As a dog lover myself, it was definitely heart warming to see some of their loving faces portrayed so beautifully. Last year Charles also released a book called Dogonomics on this topic.
Many of you may might have already heard of her and she's been unofficially labeled as the 'human doll'. Recently, she's even become a bit of an internet sensation. Meet Valeria Lukyanova. Though she's not unfamiliar to most, V Magazine decided to run a feature on her, shot by photographer, Sebastian Faena.
I have a hard time determining what's more amazing, the beauty of these images or the fact that photographer, Yu Yamauchi, camped out over 600 days on Mt. Fuju capturing these images? He took these images in same approximate spot, near the summit. It's astonishing how stunning and unique each shot looks.
Pascal Dangin is the founder and chief of Box Studios, a retouching house based out of NYC. They're known for retouching some of the world's best photographs, some of which grace Vogue and Vanity Fair. He also works with Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel. Unofficially, he's credited as being the world's most sought after retoucher in the industry. He is also very mysterious and so is Box. Here, we get an in depth look at what goes on behind the scenes at Box.
Amy Dresser has been an industry established retoucher for at least 10 years now. At Luminance 2012, she spoke about a range of topics including her relationship with other photographers to the basic principles of retouching. Granted that many of it is personal preference, there's a lot of good information to take from her presentation.
In the spirit of Halloween, here's a wonderful series that features the exploration of the unknown. Photographer Steve Duncan has been exploring the underground for years. Whether it's from sewers, subways, or tunnels, everything is fair game. Check out a few of his pictures he's taken along the way. As a bonus, we've also included a video of his journey.
What happens to Playboy Bunnies after they retire? Most of them are never heard from. Photographer, Robyn Twomey, decided to take a portrait series showcasing these women. No retouching was done to the whole set to make sure realism is maintained.
Australian photographer, Deb Morris, has created a really interesting niche for herself. She captures the beauty of micro-waves. Initially without description some of these images look just like regular sized waves. While most photographers focus on the huge waves, she focuses on waves that are no larger than 30 cm high! She focuses on the smallest ones that come to shore and captures them just when they break. The results are quite tranquil.
Talented photographer and artist, Alberto Seveso, took the concept of shooting ink in water and introduced metallic inks into the mix. When frozen in time through water, the results are serene and hypnotic. Titled il mattino ha l’oro in bocca it directly translates to 'The morning has gold in it's mouth'. With such a simple concept, the execution is exceptional and worth your time.
As a retoucher, I'm always fascinated by the world of video and how retouching is done in beauty commercials. Foton Inc. released a video a few months ago showing how to make someone look younger with their “Age Reduction FX” technique. Now, here's another video showing how retouching in video is done in 4k format for a typical beauty video.
What if you found a camera that had superpowers, what would you do with it? You might have the potential to become the first ever superhero photographer of our time. The creative team over at Corridor Digital based their short story Photoreal off of this idea. The main subject of our film finds a camera that literally freezes time with each snap.