Posts Tagged ‘behindthescenes’

Shooting Portraits of Superheroes on the Corner of a 1,000-Foot Skyscraper

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Photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to capture the fearlessness of superheroes without the use of a green screen or cheap special effects, so he recruited some ordinary people, dressed them up as well-known comic characters, and placed them on the edge of certain death.

The portraits he captured shows the models standing on the corner of a tall skyscraper in San Francisco.
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Shooting Self-Portraits Under the Northern Lights

If you’ve always dreamed of taking pictures of the northern lights, the video above will give you a small taste of what it’s like. Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand captured the behind-the-scenes footage recently when he drove out into the wilderness in the dead of night to chase auroras.
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Photographer Peter Lik Has Sold Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Prints

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Last December, the art world balked when photographer Peter Lik announced the world’s priciest sale of a photograph: a single black-and-white print titled “Phantom” for $6.5 million. Here’s another fact that will drop your jaws: Lik has sold nearly half a billion dollars worth of photographic prints, which means he’s possibly the best-selling fine-art photographer in history.
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Creating a Conceptual Wedding Photo of a Sideways World in a Bar

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In my work, the concept and the pre-visualization of the images are the key issues. It’s all about fresh ideas and trying to achieve something that has never been seen when trying to create original pieces of art.
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A Benedict Cumberbatch Photo Shoot for Vanity Fair

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how photographer Jason Bell recently photographed actor Benedict Cumberbatch for a special issue of Vanity Fair.

After observing that “this British invasion of Hollywood has gotten so out of hand,” Bell (who was born in London) came up with the idea of doing an all-British edition of Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood portfolio, which will arrive on March 2015. Cumberbatch is one of the stars featured in the series.
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Photos of White Balloons Invading Everyday Scenes

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Invasions” is a quirky photo project by French photographer Charles Pétillon, who used huge clouds of white balloons as a metaphor for various things in life. The images may look like they use CGI renderings of white orbs, but there’s no digital manipulation involved: Pétillon actually introduced physical balloons to shoot each shot.
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Photographer Spends Years Creating New ‘Historical’ Photos of Old Warships

Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from “spray and pray” photography. The Brooklyn-based artist often spends months or years completing individual pictures through researching, traveling, shooting, and post-processing. The 7-minute video above offers a glimpse into how Bangsted creates his art.
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Behind the Scenes with San Francisco Giants Team Photographer Andy Kuno

The MLB created this interesting behind-the-scenes look at the work of photographer Andy Kuno, a member of the San Francisco Giants’ photo department. Kuno has a family history of photography for the Giants: his parents ran a photo lab in SF that regularly processed the Giants’ photos back in the days of film and that opened the door to a career for Kuno. After originally not wanting to have a career in photography like his parents did, Kuno has been a staff photographer for the team since 1996.

(via MLB via Reddit)

How I Created Those Viral Photos Showing a Beautiful Flipped Iceberg, From Start to Finish

Last month, a number of my photos showing a flipped iceberg went viral online and in the media. The video above is a 15-minute overview of what it was like shooting in Antarctica, the gear used to capture the images, and a little bit on the release process and how I manage outreach. I’ll elaborate below, but do watch the video as it includes some video of the iceberg which I haven’t shared previously.
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An Underwater Portrait Shoot with Kayaker Viktoria Wolffhardt

Photographer Jean Luis De Heeckeren recently visited a pool in Austria to shoot underwater portraits of kayaker Viktoria Wolffhardt. Above is a short 2-minute behind-the-scenes video that shows the project’s planning, setup, and execution.
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