Have you ever wondered how those beautiful beer bottle ads in magazines are shot? Product photography is one of the more complicated genres out there, packed full of neat ‘tricks of the trade’ and lighting techniques. And if you wanna learn a few of them, this beer bottle product photo tutorial is a great place to start. Read more…
What would you do if you found your photograph misused, not by a celebrity or a company, but by the head of government of a country? That’s the question facing Cambridge, Massachusetts-based photographer Bimal Nepal.
Nepal, a photojournalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, recently found his photograph shared without permission by the prime minister of India.
Canon USA’s “See Impossible” marketing campaign was received with much scrutiny and criticism despite their best efforts. brandchannel got a chance to sit down with VP of marketing Michael Duffett to better understand the strategy behind the push.
Two months ago we featured the work of Fan Ho, a Chinese photographer who spent much of his life documenting the streets of Hong Kong. His photographs were, to put it lightly, a hit with everybody who saw them. Strong composition and an incredible understanding of light (if you’ll allow the pun) shone through in every frame.
Today, we get to go a little bit deeper thanks to the show The Art of Photography, who recently took a closer look at Fan Ho’s work, taking the time to point out what it is that sets his images apart from the many others out there. Read more…
Where Would Instagram Be Without Filters? —Medium | Backchannel
Think how often a picture looks better, more engaging, when turned to black and white—hues that look nothing like real life. We detect the contours of real life in the photo — get that framework of reality — and the image, subconsciously, becomes our coloring book, providing just enough guidance that the mind works to fill in the rest.
You might not know Bailey the golden retriever, but you probably do know OF her. She’s the dog from one of the famous “I have no idea what I’m doing” Internet memes that you’ve probably seen floating around.
What you might not know is that Bailey does a lot more than sit in front of the computer looking confused. She does everything from chopping wood, to washing cars, to balancing her checkbook, and her owner (actually, we’re not sure who’s taking care of who…) is there to take pictures of every adventure. Read more…
Macro photography is a wonderful tool for scientists and researchers, but the complex nature of capturing detailed, focus-stacked macro images of everything from insects to the human tongue puts the tool out of reach of many.
The Daily Edit – TIME Magazine: Spencer Lowell —A Photo Editor
Strapped for time against breaking news of Ebola in the US, photographer Spencer Lowell shoots the front cover for TIME magazine in 18 hours flat. Lowell breaks down the whirlwind photo shoot minute by minute from the time he receives his assignment to the moment he submits the final image.
In their ongoing effort to keep film fun and interesting, Lomography has announced the new Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100–400 film stock. Designed to be developed in the standard C–41 process, the film stock will come in both 35mm and 120 varieties, with an initial batch of 5,000 being prepared for pre-order.