Posts Tagged ‘behindthescenes’

From Above: Astronaut Don Pettit on the Experience of Photographing Earth from Space

Check out this gorgeous short film in which NASA astronaut Don Pettit shares what it was like to photograph Earth from orbit in the International Space Station. During his time aboard the station, Pettit became one of the most prolific astronaut photographers in the history of space exploration — one time he clogged up data transfers for three days with photos from a 30-minute shoot.
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Check Out the Impressive Rig Used to Capture the First 3D Printed Presidential Portrait

This year, the White House hosted its first ever Maker Faire, and amongst the barrage of incredible creations presented stood the elaborate camera/scanner/light setup responsible for capturing, rendering, and printing the world’s first 3D printed presidential portrait.

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A Portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing for the Cover of TIME Magazine

TIME released this behind-the-scenes video showing a recently photo shoot of actor Benedict Cumberbatch for the cover of the magazine. Cumberbatch will appear in the upcoming film “The Imitation Game” as Alan Turing, the renowned British mathematician, codebreaker, and computer science pioneer.

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A Photo Found on a Fuji X100S That Paid a Visit to the Fuji Repair Facility

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Photographer Lukas Funk recently sent his Fuji X100S to Fujifilm for repairs in Europe due to a minor issue. When he got the fixed camera back, the internal storage held this behind-the-scenes test photo captured by a technician.

In addition to a large number of Fuji-branded memory cards used for testing, we see a sheet of peel-off replacement faux-leather strips. Anyone know which part of the camera they’re for?

Requiem of Ice: A Thought-Provoking, Visually Compelling Ode to a Disappearing Ice Cave

In a decade’s time, the Sandy Glacier Caves — thought to be the largest glacier cave system in the continental United States — might disappear entirely. It was this startling discovery that led filmmaker Ben Canales and his team at Uncage the Soul onto the steep slopes of Mount Hood to film a visually breathtaking short film called Requiem of Ice. Read more…

Music Video Uses Various Scientific Tricks to Capture Sound on Camera

Cymatics is the study of visible sound. It is also the title of a recently viral video that takes that study and turns it into a captivating music video featuring everything from ferrofluid, to a Chladni plate, to Tesla coils, and shows you what sound actually ‘looks’ like. Read more…

BTS: How To Simply and Effectively Light a Fitness Shoot with Three Lights

Photographer Miguel Quiles recently created this quick, informative behind-the-scenes look at how he shot an impressive set of fitness photos using just three lights in a fairly small studio setup.

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A Day in the Life of National Geographic Photographer and Extreme Athlete Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin — regular National Geographic contributor, world-class climber, outdoor junkie, and overall genuinely awesome guy — has the capacity to inspire wanderlust in the most couch-friendly of us. And in the video above, Mashable followed the multi-talented bada** around for a day to show you what a day in the life of Jimmy Chin is really like. Read more…

Product Photography with the Light Blaster, a $3,450 Cheaper Alternative to Broncolor’s Optical Spot

We introduced you to the Light Blaster when it first came out in July of last year. A neat light modifier, it allowed you to use a lens and flash to project all sorts of patterns, slides and other non-digital backgrounds (or foregrounds) into your images.

The creative possibilities are pretty vast, but if you want to see what happens when a professional studio photographer gets his hands on it and starts experimenting, Alex Koloskov of Photigy is more than happy to oblige. Read more…

Matthew Jordan Smith Shares the Setup and Story Behind His Timeless Portrait of Tyra Banks

Los Angeles-based photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has long been photographing some of the best known celebrities. In this video, Smith retells the story of one of his most timeless images, a headshot of Tyra Banks captured using only a simple ring flash.

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