Posts Tagged ‘behindthescenes’

Swimming with Fire: BTS Video and Q&A with Two Daredevil Lava Photographers

We’ve introduced you to best friends CJ Kale and Nick Selway before, back in 2012 when we first shared the beautiful photography they created for their gallery “Lava Light Galleries.” But today, you get to go into the water with them while they tell you about capturing amazing shots while, at times, swimming in 110°F water. Read more…

Tyler Shields Feeds Genuine $100K Hermes Bag to a Gator… Because… Art

It’s a safe bet the majority of people consider $100,000 a bit steep for a handbag, and if they were ever given one as a gift, they would probably go to extreme lengths to make sure it was never damaged (or… you know… sell it). But that’s not how photographer Tyler Shields treats his $100K gifts… he feeds them to an alligator in order to capture some unique photography. Read more…

60-Second BTS Video Speeds Through the Retouching of a Corona Advertisement

Jack Salzke from over on FadedFocus Photography worked with Leigh Diprose of Warehouse 100 to create this speed-retouching BTS of the process that went into creating an impressive Corona Extra advertisement. Read more…

BTS: Photog Shows Off Modified Polaroid Capable of Shooting 4×5 Instant Film

Photographer Alastair Bird recently came across a modified Polaroid camera that is capable of shooting 4×5 instant film. So, naturally, he put it to work! Read more…

Beautiful Black & White Bentley Short Doc Shot Entirely on the iPhone 5s

We’ve been told again and again that gear only matters far down the road, like last step down the road, once all of your skill and creativity has already been put to use.

The video above does a phenomenal job of illustrating this point because, although it was filmed for luxury car company Bentley, it was shot entirely on an iPhone 5s and edited entirely on an iPad Air that is built into the car itself. Read more…

BTS: See How Andy Warhol’s Amiga Photo Illustrations Were Recovered

Late last month, we shared with you a story about a team of computer scientists, archivists, artists and curators who recovered photo-manipulation work by famed artist Andy Warhol that had been trapped on 41 ‘lost’ floppy disks from the introduction of the Amiga computer system.

Today, we dive further behind the scenes with a fascinating followup video, provided by the Hillman Photography Initiative of the Carnegie Museum of Art, that takes a look at the incredible amount of work and dedication that went into actually recovering these files. Read more…

A Day In the Awesome Life of Roadtripping Time-Lapse Photographer Joel Schat

Roadtrippers claims to be the first and only website dedicated specifically to road travels. “Discovering America’s best lodging & attractions”, the website has a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing footage of these locations and attractions, most of which are done so in a time-lapse fashion.

Who is it that captures these time-lapses though? And what type of work goes into them? Their latest video answers those questions and more.
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Big Lights Under the Big-Top: BTS Video of Complex Trapeze Shoot

This behind the scenes video takes a look at a unique advertisement shoot by photographer Tim Tadder. The shoot takes place in a circus big-top and in the video Tadder demonstrates how to handle an incredibly complex shoot that involves a handful of trapeze artists and 15 various lights mounted 42 feet in the air. Read more…

From Sailing to Shabang: Peter Hurley Tells the Tale of How He Became a Photographer

It’s always interesting to hear how photographers ended up with the career they did. Photography is interesting because, unlike most jobs, it’s something that can be completely self-taught. This leads to a photo community made up of incredibly varied backgrounds and fascinating cross-over stories, and headshot master Peter Hurley has just such a story. Read more…

BTS: Clark Little Shares His Passion for the Ocean and Shorebreak Photography

We’ve interviewed him before and his images have been seen around the globe, but today we have a video from The Inertia that takes a more intimate, behind the scenes look at shorebreak photographer Clark Little, his motivations and his work.

It comes in at three-and-a-half minutes and gives a summary of how his love for the ocean began, and how his incredibly successful photography career came out of almost nowhere. It’s definitely worth the watch, whether you’re looking to start your weekend off with inspiration or information.

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