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[Photos] The Adventures of Mr. Fly

The Adventures of Mr. Fly is a series featuring a dead fly doing people-type things. You know, like skateboarding, building a snow man, and sunbathing. NOT like texting while driving, singing in the shower, and Googling your own name. The photos were posed and shot by photographer Nicholas Hendrickx. I assume Mr. Fly over here died of natural causes. Otherwise I wouldn’t know what to think of Mr. Hendrickx.

[Video] Sony NEX-FS700 Hands on Video Overview

This week the Fstop Academy released some BTS footage and a short film shot with the new Sony NEX-FS700. On their site they also have a great write up as well as a complete video overview reviewing Sony's new 4k Super 35mm toy for the video boys. Enjoy!

[Video] Benga's Timelapse Waveform Music Video

My buddy Paul Mckelvie in the UK just showed me this music video for Benga that he worked on a while back as a runner for the video's directors, Us. The concept is fantastic and the execution turned out great. Once Us had the idea for the video, the next problem was trying to figure out how to actually do it. There was a lot of math homework, calculating the number of records per second against the frame rate. It worked out to be that 960 records would be the equivalent of 1 minute and 20 seconds worth of wave form.

[Video] Canon 5D MK III vs Nikon D800

The Canon 5D MkIII and the Nikon D800 are two of the hottest cameras on the market right now. In this video commercial photographer Nathan Elson joins up with The Camera Store's Chris Niccolls to see how these two cameras stack up in the image quality department. Enjoy!

[Video] "Lets Colour" Paints The World

Let's Colour is a worldwide initiative to transform grey spaces with colourful paint, and the results are quite incredible! This film was shot by Adam Berg over four weeks in Brazil, France, London and India. Every one of these locations has been transformed by a palette consisting of 120 different colours. The people in the film who rolled up their sleeves to transform their community with colour. I love this unity through art. Enjoy!

[Video] Same Day Wedding Videos By Antonio Domingo

Hi there F(stop)'ers! Today I am posting from the AFP Photo Expo in Caldas, Portugal. I must say this is the most fun and unique expo I've yet to experience. Last night during the Gala event, I sat across from wedding videographer, Antonio Domingo. During conversation he mentioned that upon his client's requests he sometimes shoot, edits and delivers the newly weds their wedding video the night of their wedding! more in the full post

[BTS Video] This Drummer Is On Fire!

Photographer Sasha Leahovcenco was featured on the Profoto Blog a few days back for his BTS video of him shooting his long time drumer pal, Mike Johnston that included lighting Mike's drumsticks on fire. The outcome is pretty great, I'm a fan. Enjoy!

[BTS Video] Monte Isom Shoots Sergio Martinez for HBO

Good friend of Fstoppers and Commercial Photographer, Monte Isom, takes us behind the scenes on his latest shoot with world class boxer, Sergio Martinez. Click through to the video to check out his lighting placement and setups. Enjoy!

[Pics] Martin Schoeller's Celeb Series Is More Than Just Funny Business

Martin Schoeller is undoubtedly one of my favorite photographers of all time. Not because his work is timeless, although much of it is, but because it is fresh and sharp and isnt always to be taken so seriously. Here is such a series of celebrities that Schoeller has created, but feel free to take his lighting, style and technique seriously. Enjoy!

[BTS Video] Free Falling With Joao Carlos

Hasselblad Master, Joao Carlos, was featured on the Profoto Blog last week for his free falling studio images. That's right, studio images. Not underwater images. I met Joao in NYC last fall at PDN PhotoPlus and fell in love with his portfolio right away. He always lights his subjects with a minimalist approach and his workflow is powerful and consistent.

[Video] Photojournalists Reveal All in "Chimping"

As a photojournalist for the NY Post, I got to see and encounter some CRAZY stuff, and it sure sharpened my skills as a photographer and as a New Yorker in general. In D. Perez De La Garda's film, "Chimping" you get take a behind the scenes look at the life of the photojournalist. This short film features Pulitzer Prize winners Preston Gannaway and Rick Loomis, Emmy Award winner Paula Lerner, along with Todd Maisel, Chris Usher, Angela Rowlings, Edward Greenberg, Stan Wolfson, and Rita Reed. Worth a watch for sure if you are interested in what goes into shooting for a paper or publication. Enjoy!

[Funny] The Incredible Work Of Photographer Clayton Sotos

In this hilarious spoof on Dell Inspiron, European photographer, Clayton Sotos, begins explaining that his father bought him a camera out of the blue and he’s been taking photos ever since. From there he blabbers on about how using Dell products helps him to communicate his passion or whatever (00:001-02:00). Then… it gets weird. I won’t spoil the joke—you just have to watch the video. (And no, Dell didn’t actually produce it.) Enjoy!

[Video] Joe McNally Tests The New PW3's Range

Last week Pocket Wizard released all the specs for their new PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers. Along with the specs being released, so have a bunch of BTS videos and reviews. Our friends over at the McNally camp did their own testing on many of the features on the new PW3 as well. [Pre-order your PW3 here]. Enjoy!

[BTS Video] JESS3 Brings Gmail To Life

JESS3 is a creative agency that specializes in data visualization that is based out of Washington DC. They do some pretty awesome stop animation videos and here I have their latest Gmail ad, including a BTS look at how they did what they do so well. Be sure to check JESS3's site for more of their projects and quirky videos. Enjoy!
[Photos] Cristina Otero Gets Creative With Her Self Portraits

Photographer and Artist Cristina Otero has taken the creativity of her self portraits much further than most others I have seen. In this post I am just featuring some of the awesome self-portraits that she has done with fruit but there is way more on her site, so make sure to swing by after checking out the photos posted below.
[BTS Video] Timberland Coal Mine Photo Shoot

Photog Tyler Stableford shoots for Timberland in an active coal mine without any models. Tyler chose to put the boots right on the workers and capture the real grit and grime that happens 2,500ft under ground. I love that they used a high power LED light to make the boots "pop" in the image. Enjoy!
[Video] Photographer George Holz lights Beyoncé

Photographer George Holz sits down with our friends over at Profoto to walk us through the lighting rig on his shoot with Beyonce, and explains why and how each piece is used. There's some good solid lighting know-how in this video, so check it out and enjoy! via the Profoto Blog
[Video] Nikon D800 BTS Studio Shoot

It's been an exciting day in the Nikon camp as videos, images, specs and preorders have been unfolding for the D800. The images from this shoot are available to view in full resolution here. Also, here are some more examples of the D800's key features and 100% crops showing the difference between the standard D800 and the D800E. Enjoy!
[Video] D800 HD Video "Through The Lens"

Here is another video that shows the HDSLR capabilities of Nikon's recently announced D800. Although the plot may be quite corny, this short film shows some incredible examples of the D800's HD image quality. Need more D800 info? Then click here for everything else D800 on Fstoppers. Enjoy!
[Video] Lori Nix Doesn't Take Photos, She Makes Them

NYC Photographer, Lori Nix, is not you're typical photog, she is also a gifted miniaturist! Her series entitled "The City" is a perfect example of what her creative mind is capable of. She creates dioramas in her small Brooklyn studio with her assistant, Kathleen Gerber, and then photographs the tiny scenes using a large format 8x10 camera (that's right, she is still using film!). Enjoy!