Red Bull is known for its clever advertising and incredible collection of sponsored adrenaline junkies. So, to make the most of both of these assets, the company recently decided to pair up with kite surfer Jason Polakow to create one of the most intense and immersive ‘tiny planet’ videos you’ve probably ever seen.
Red Bull Raises the Extreme Video Bar with Interactive 3rd Person 360º Little Planet Kite Surfing Video
Footage shot with smartphones has become much more common in the world of journalism today, where quick turnaround times are just as important as getting the shot. Knowing this, one CNN cameraman wanted to see if it was possible for a smartphone (namely the iPhone 6) to keep up with a much larger, traditional broadcast camera. Read more…
Bieke Depoorter’s “I Am About to Call It a Day” —The New Yorker
For the past six years, Bieke Depoorter has spent countless nights photographing perfect strangers—people that she encounters on the street who are willing to open their homes to Depoorter and her camera.
The project began when she was travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in 2008. She didn’t speak the language, so photography became her mode of communication. (She carried a letter that a friend wrote in Russian that explained her intent.) After publishing the work as a book, called “Ou Menya,” Depoorter headed to the United States, in 2010, where she hitchhiked and drove around the country, creating the collection found in her latest book, “I Am About to Call It a Day.”
With the release of the D750, much has been made of its ability to recover shadow detail. Given the range of talents that the D750 has it is strange that this has been singled out given that the D800 and D4, released in 2012, outperform it in this regard, and the cheaper D600 (also from 2012) is able to match it at base ISO. And the old guard, the D700, D3 and D3s, weren’t too shabby at recovery either!
With news of incredible shadow recovery typically there comes two responses: the hyperbolic “That’s amazing! I want one NOW!” and the cynical “you wouldn’t need shadow recovery if you exposed right.” There is, of course that third response: ‘I wish the 5D MkIII could do that’ but I won’t get into that here… Read more…
It’s easy to assume the successful photographers in the industry have always had it figured out. Commercial shoots fell in their laps and they took to the experience like they were born with a Hasselblad in their hands. But that, of course, is not always the case.
Choosing to Look at ‘War Porn’ —NYTimes | Lens
Christoph Bangert has covered war and conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza, often for The New York Times. His recently published book, “War Porn” (Kehrer Verlag), includes many explicit images and delves into questions of morality and censorship in conflict photography. His conversation with James Estrin has been edited.
Just four days ago, Sony announced its a7II: the world’s first full-frame digital camera with 5-axis image stabilization build into the body. But as impressive as we know the image stabilization could be, no one was quite sure what glass said stabilization would work with.
The news, however, is all good. New reports are confirming that the a7II’s stabilization will work with all(!) 3rd party lenses.
Alicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies… lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of pooches and their siblings to sports photos of dogs running through courses, she photographs anything and everything that has to do with man’s best friend, and manages to make her photos stand out from the plethora of dog imagery out there.
Inside Gaza with Photographer Peter van Agtmael —TIME | LightBox
Peter van Agtmael spent the last Gaza war taking pictures on the Israeli side. But when the fighting ended he made the surreal journey across the Erez Crossing from Israel into the Strip, home to some 1.8 million Palestinians. What he encountered changed the way he worked.