Spring is here and that means a lot of people are taking vacations. 500px shared "29 Photos That Will Awaken Your Inner Explorer". Hopefully these images will not only inspire you but give you ideas for photo opportunities on your next trip.
Time Magazine Senior Editor of Photo and Interactive Jonathan D. Woods takes us on the journey of how they got a panoramic image of the new One World Trade Center building in New York City. Soaring 1,776 feet above the ground he shares how they sorted out all of the logistics and technical details of obtaining such an image. It's an interesting watch.
Unsure how he was going to pay his bills with just $90 dollars in his bank account, photographer Daniel Arnold took to his popular Instagram account and threw out a simple offer. $150 for a 4X6 print. Payments could be sent via PayPal and he'd send a release. Amazingly, the plan worked and he raked in $15,000 in a single day.
Instagram has become a powerful tool for artists and companies alike. This story seems to prove that case. You can check out the article here on PetaPixel which has links to an interview with Arnold done by Forbes.
This is another image where your first thought might be, "How they'd do that!?" Photographer Matt Molloy has been sharing these impressionistic style photographs on his 500px page for awhile leaving everyone mystified and wondering. He was kind enough to share exactly how it does it and how you can too! It's an easy process called time stacking and he shares his process.
Check out the really great tutorial below. You can also check out the entire article here. Don't forget to take a peek at Matt's wonderful portfolio here.
If you loved the first one, you will see this no matter what I say.
It was a solid follow up, though I felt the too frequent use of CGI blood, slow motion and novel processing wore off and you could see this movie for what it is; one actress bringing her A game and every one else flailing around her. It was boring at times, too dialogue heavy, and also felt that the script was written in such a way to try to make the writing in the first 300 appear more brilliant than it was, which wasn't necessary.
SmugMug is a design company that offers customizable websites for photo sharing. They work for everyday use all the way up to serious professionals. They've recently introduced a series they're calling 'Smug Mug Films'. In their words:
"SmugMug Films is a new film series that gives a behind-the-lens look at the world's most exciting photographers, our heroes. Extraordinary people who follow their passions to create amazing shots that stop us in our tracks.
It's our hope that these stunning video shorts will inspire passion, ignite possibility, and encourage us all to to throw our own shutters wide open to the wonders of the world."
So far they've released a trailer and four short films with insight from some of the worlds top photographers. You can check out their YouTube page here. The video below is their introduction trailer which gives a brief overview of their mission and what the series will be about.
For March's prize I'll be giving away a set of Michael Andrew Lollipops Actions for Photoshop. Boosting selective colors and giving life to your photos has never been easier than with this series of professional actions. If you're interested in the ability to enhance and your photos fast and efficiently saving valuable time, they're available for purchase here.
Fstoppers shared a really great article in which the mysteries behind some of the best levitation photos are shared. It's incredibly interesting because once you see how they did it, it seems so simple. I think this article will get the creative juices flowing for your very own levitation photo. Check it out here.
Professional wedding photographer Stephen Yanni posted on popular crowd funding site GoFundMe. He was requesting help buying a new camera. This threw the professional photography community into an uproar.
The well known blogger and professional photographer David Hobby called it a "crass money grab" on Twitter. Below you can watch a video by another well known professional photographer/blogger/"online superstar" Jared Polin (a.k.a. Fro Knows Photo). He actually recorded a phone call he made to Stephen Yanni. It's an interesting watch/listen. What are your thoughts?
You can check out the in depth article with all the Twitter comments and link to everything on PetaPixel here.
We have quietly been working away on the NIkon D3300 Crash Course Training Tutorial Video DVD and should be wrapping it up this week. The Nikon D 3300 is really a wonderful, fantastic, light weight powerhouse, and matches up excellently against the Canon SL1, I wonder if there is an epic shootout in the making here? Hmmm
The DVD assumes you have absolutely no experience with photography and is geared to get you shooting on an advanced level in just 1-2 viewings. The downloads should be available by Thursday at the latest, with the DVDs coming out in about 1 month after. Ill also be posting some sample lessons as I always do so new users can get an idea of what the instruction entails.
These Crash Courses take a good 4-6 weeks to complete. So many details and I spend a lot of time trying to improve them in many ways, from the specific words I use, to examples, the audio quality, etc. We are always trying to get better at it.
Here is the tentative cover, we may tweak a few things but you get the idea:
Once it is live and ready for purchase we will be posting the link here: COMING SOON!