The 100 Strangers Project: Photographer Matt John Robinson’s Insights

Maybe you’ve already completed a 365 Self Portrait Project. Maybe it’s time to push your creative boundaries even more. There’s a project that many people have done (and are still doing) called The 100 Strangers Project. The idea of approaching and photographing a stranger terrifies most people. However, the rewards are limitless.

Photographically speaking you’ll learn how to pose subjects, develop a keen eye of good light, how to choose appropriate camera settings, and you’ll learn how to make all of these decisions really FAST. Most importantly you’ll connect with people that you may not have ever met before. You might even make someone’s day — or they’ll make yours!

Matt John Robinson is a photographer from Pennsylvania who wrote up an article on Digital Photography School. He shares his first experiences with his own 100 Strangers Project. He’s halfway through his project now and it’s been a very rewarding experience for him and it can be for you too. In the article he shares some really great tips on how to start your project including all kinds of practical tips on approaching and photographing strangers. You can check out the article here.

The warmer weather is coming and this just seems like a great project to start today! The first stranger in Matt’s project. He says he was “blown away” and filled with excitement.

Extreme Base Jumping Video

With the help of Go Pro Video cameras base jumper Jeb Corliss takes us along on one of his amazing jumps. He’s well known experienced jumper that has the support of a large fan base and sponsors. You can check out his website for more exhilarating videos and photo gallery. Thanks to Fstoppers for sharing the video.

The Narrative Clip: Capturing Your Every Moment

The Narrative Clip is a “lifelogging” device/camera that can be clipped onto your clothes. It actually doesn’t take video. Instead, it takes a picture every 30 seconds essentially capturing all the small moments of your life. According to the article, a firmware will be released shortly that allows you to change the frequency.

It’s always on unless you set it face down, put in a pocket (or other dark place), or when it downloading/charging. You just clip it to your clothing and go about your day. Similar devices have been in production since the 80’s but were far too big and impractical for everyday use. Now, with the advances in technology, it’s become a reality. If you’d like to start lifelogging with The Narrative Clip it can be yours for $279.

If you’d like to read a review and get more specs you can check out the article here. You can also check out the promo video below.

How to use the Narrative Clip and App from Narrative on Vimeo.

A Look At The Special Effects Behind The Movie Gravity

Gravity is known as one the most epic special effect movies to ever be released. On top of that it was critically acclaimed. It’s been nominated for numerous Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. This short video gives us a peek behind the incredible special effects that made the movie look so amazing.

Cool Tutorial on Sequence Photos

Spring is on its way and that means, hopefully for most of us, a lot more time spent outdoors. It also means more activity and sports. Everyone sort of comes back to life in the springtime. Some people like to get really great action shots implying motion. How about trying a really cool sequence shot?

Sequence photography is a sure way to add interest and action into your photos. It’s a shot where you capture numerous frames of a person completing an action. Please see the images below. I came across this little tutorial on Photodoto that goes over what you’ll need and how to work on the photo in post-production. You can check it out by clicking here.