Monthly Archives: December 2012
One of the awesome things about the photos and video taken from the International Space Station is they are all in the public domain and available for download and use. A few people have gone through the material and composited some pretty cool videos. Here's a couple cool ones: Further Up Yonder from Giacomo Sardelli on Vimeo. This is Our Planet from Tomislav Safundžić on Vimeo.
Cool little story from Time on how the most tweeted image ever came about:
These images by Irene Kung are absolutely amazing. Shot during the day and really taken much like a snapshot with no special lighting techniques. Then during the post production process the images come alive:
Nice how-to on creating a faux wet-plate look that looks very real: Photoshop-tutorial | Creating a wet-plate look from Lauri Laukkanen Photography on Vimeo.
National Geographic posted this video of how they photographed the world's largest Sequoia in one image. Wait till you see the guys dangling on ropes from the tree—they look like characters out of a Tim Burton film as the tree completely dwarfs them.
Here's a really cool how-to on making a video using stills that looks like you spun your camera in a huge circle around a building:
Check out this underwater project of Octavio Aburto as he captures the mating ritual of some fish and their epic underwater tornado. Making David and Goliath from Octavio Aburto on Vimeo.
Here's a couple mini documentaries on two awesome photographers. The first (Silver and Light — Ian Rughter) is doing wet plate collodian in a very large scale and the second (Beyond — Joey L) is traveling the world and shows you how he does what he does. Must see videos: SILVER & LIGHT from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. Varanasi, India: "Beyond" from Cale Glendening on Vimeo.
Chase Jarvis has a great interview on his blog with a photography collector by the name of W. M. Hunt. If you want to someday have your work in galleries, museums and private collections—this is a great primer.