Articles Written by Michael Zhang

Creating a Fake Chilly Look in a Studio for a ‘Fortitude’ Poster Photo Shoot

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing a recent photo shoot for the new British psychological thriller TV show Fortitude. It shows how the team went about making the actors look cold and frosty while posing in an ordinary warm photo studio.
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The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukranian Photographer Anita Anti

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Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by fairy tales.

The photograph above is the “Queen of Hearts” from Alice in Wonderland.
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Graph: How the Mirrorless Camera Industry in Japan Changed in 2014

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Want to see how the mirrorless camera war is going over in Japan? Here’s a simple graph that will illuminate the situation. It was published recently by tech industry research company BCN, and shows how market share changed in Japan over the course of 2014.
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Abstract Photographs of Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

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At first glance, photographer Rainer Torrado‘s “Eye Carry the Night” may look to you like a strange grid of lines and colors. They’re actually photos of neon signs.

Instead of photographing the design on the face of the signs, Torrado took his camera directly beneath each one, capturing what the displays look like from an angle that most people ignore.
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Photographer Brandon Stanton Raises $1 Million+ for Brooklyn School Through Portraits

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Photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York has become one of the most influential photo projects in the world since it launched back in November 2010. Tens of millions of people follow Stanton as he shoots portraits of people on the street and shares the images online with their stories.

Here’s a great example of how powerful his photos have become: a single photo posted earlier this month has raised more than $1 million for a school in Brooklyn to help send students to college.
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Shooting Aston Martins from a Minivan at 120MPH on the Daytona Speedway

Here’s an interesting 1-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how the racing team The Racer’s Group (TRG) recently did a photo shoot that involved two Aston Martins zipping around the Daytona International Speedway.
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‘Cloud Bursting’ Service Can Ensure Sunny Wedding Photos for $150,000

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Want to ensure sunshine for bright and happy outdoor wedding photographs? All you need is $150,000.

A UK-based company has begun offering a “cloud bursting” service that can 100% guarantee fair weather for your wedding day and photographs.
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The Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone,” Says the FAA

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If you’re anywhere near the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona this Sunday while the Super Bowl is going on, you should keep your camera drone stored away. The FAA is warning the public that the Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone”: fly your drone anywhere within 30 miles of the stadium during the game and you’re breaking the law.
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Leaked Photo and Specs of the Canon 11-24mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

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Another photo of the soon-to-be-announced Canon 11-24mm lens has leaked onto the Internet. This lens was first outed back in September 2014 when a different photo popped up briefly online before being taken down.
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Adobe Files Lawsuit Against Forever 21 for Pirating Copies of Photoshop

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Here’s a strange legal rumble that just hit the courts: software giant Adobe is suing clothing giant Forever 21 for pirating copies of Photoshop.
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