Adventure photographer and filmmaker Chris Brinlee Jr. gives the low-down on gear and supplies to help you prepare for your outdoor adventures. Ocean kayaking, 55 mile hikes and sub-zero temperature explorations, optional.
Camera+ is one of the most well-liked third party camera apps for iOS devices. It has sold over 10 million copies, and its robust interface and suite of editing tools help set it apart from the stock camera app.
Normally Camera+ would set you back $3 in the app store, but right now there’s a lesser-known promotional offering from Apple that lets you download a copy for free. You just need to know where to look.
Israeli director Vania Heymann has created a new music video that brings famous artists to life in their album cover photos. Shown above, it’s a video for the beatboxed song “Mayokero” by Israeli artist Roy Kafri. Rather than Kafri beatboxing, however, we’re treated with the wonderfully bizarre sight of the album covers making the music.
Shots: they’re a staple of college life, avoided like the plague in other stages of life, and have even been the subject of a song or two. And whether it’s a warm rush of Fireball or the licorice flavor of Jägermeister, shots inevitably leave their consumers with an interesting reaction.
It’s this reaction that gave photographer Tim Charles the idea for a clever little photo series that captures the expressions on people’s faces as they down a shot glass full o’ booze.
There are a lot of debates in the world of photography: Nikon Vs. Canon, DSLR Vs. Mirrorless and Full-Frame Vs. Everything Else just to name a few. But one of the battles that doesn’t get as much air time probably has more impact on your images than any of the previous three. We’re talking about The Rule of Thirds Vs. The Golden Ratio.
In 2011, Pixar’s story artist Emma Coats posted a list of studio rules for storytelling on her Twitter. Since then, creatives from all disciplines have applied the rules to their own art. Here’s what photographers can glean from one of the industry’s best storyteller.
Noted Nigerian photographer Chief S.O. Alonge was the very first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin in Nigeria, and for some five decades, he captured thousands of Kodak glass-plate negatives of the ritual, pageantry and regalia of the Nigerian obas (kings), their wives and retainers.
Now, these rarely seen images and the fascinating world they preserved are being pulled out of the archives of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and shown to the world once more. Read more…