The Wednesday Rundown 8.23.11

Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have four BTS videos for the contest. We have some unique ideas coming in. Check out the BTS Contest forum post for more details and postings from the photographers. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on "submit content" above.

Small World:

Robert puts his kids to work on this creative photoshoot. He takes an idea for a shoot and creates some special effects with photoshop to great a nice final image. He did a great job explaining his work.

Small World from Robert Simpson on Vimeo.

Toys after Dark:

Marcus shows off his photoshoping skills in his BTS video. Watch as his idea comes to life in photoshop. It also looks like he did the shoot solo, photographer and model very nice.

Behind The Scenes: Cuddly Toys After Dark from Marcus Michaels on Vimeo.

UK Riots:

This video covers a night of the UK riots three days after they began. You can see the final images at the end of the video that made it to some websites. The photographers states that these are the only photos from that night that were taken and posted.

UK Riots - Nottingham (BTS) from Tom Johnson on Vimeo.

Soft Water:

Robert of New Zealand takes us through his BTS video. His video covers how to create a smooth water effect with a long shutter. He does a good job getting some great final images.

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Patrick Hall's picture

Hmmmm....the voting on this doesn't look so good.  Do you guys not like the videos or not like that Jerrit only used contest videos for this week's WR?

Dan Stone's picture

until you commented i had missed they were competition entires, looking back they all have the intro but it just didn't click! I look forward to the WR being the big pro BTS vids but i like watching them all so not a complaint :)

Jerrit Pruyn's picture

voting never works, see how our economy is going.. haha

Big thumbs up for the BTW documentary video during the riots. I think you guys should definitely try to run more videos of non-staged photography. It's probably a style of photography that's less sexy than bringing in a hundred lights or staging awesome special effects, but this is a genre I personally prefer, and that receives far less coverage.

Shame for the photographers not catching some more action by the way, but it's good that order has been restored to the streets of England.

I live about 5 minutes away from the police station they petrol bombed in Nottingham, it's a "shame" I wasn't in Nottingham at the time of the riots because I definitely would have been out there too. Nicely Done. 

Thanks. Luckily for us, Notts didn't get it too bad. Sounded much worse on Twitter. I was live streaming, disproving the rumours on twitter, trying to make my first BTS and shoot photo's at the same time. Quite hectic. There was a few skirmishes but nothing massive as you can see in the video. The police did a really good job.