The home of the DigiPlate laptop mounting system.


Behind the Scenes – How Film is Developed and Printed

Not that many people shoot 35mm film and get prints anymore, but it's a pretty interesting process and very well documented and explained by Leigh Diprose.

Photographs of Indoor Clouds

Artist Berndnaut Smilde creates real clouds indoors and photographs them. Below is one sample. Below that is a video of one in action. Visit his web site here.

Light Painting Smoke Effects Tutorial

Here's a cool tutorial on creating smoke effects. Looking at the image you might think you need some pretty expensive equipment and Hollywood magic but all the tools to make the image are pretty easy and cheap to get.

Wedding Photographer Nelson Tang Bullied and Extorted by Attorney Client

This is probably one of the craziest lawsuits we have ever seen. It seems wedding photographer Nelson Tang shot  a wedding for a client who happens to be an attorney. After the wedding, the client posts close to 1,000 images on Facebook and receives many compliments. Shortly thereafter, the client sues Tang for the photos being terrible. And this is no ordinary lawsuit. The client is using shady scare tactics to try to extort the money from Tang. Here's a video by Gary Fong explaining the whole ordeal: A copy of the letter from the attorney to Tang is posted here. If you want to help out Tang, a legal fund has been started here.

Red Bull Stratos: The Camera Systems Behind the Jump

Here's a little behind the scenes video of how they documented the famous Red Bull Stratos jump. Many people probably think it was just a bunch of GoPro cameras but it was so much more complex than that.

Tyler Shields: Get More Eyeballs on Your Work

Great video of why Tyler Shields does what he does. Obviously, it works as he is very successful in selling in his fine art prints. Tyler Shields speaks at Luminance 2012 from on Vimeo.

Video from the International Space Station

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.

The Most Tweeted Photo Ever

Cool little story from Time on how the most tweeted image ever came about:

Cool Night Photos Shot During the Day

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:

Photoshop How-To Creating a Wet-Plate Look

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.

©2019 Nine Volt