Posts Tagged ‘behindthescenes’

How USA Today Photographers Shoot a Hollywood Awards Show

USA Today created this short behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse into how its staff photographers go about covering the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony, one of Hollywood’s major award events that’s attended by some of television and cinema’s biggest celebrities.

The photographers talk about how they set themselves up in their respective assignment locations (e.g. red carpet, theater, and photo room) and the unique challenges they face for their specific task (e.g. identifying the right people/moments and fighting for eye contact).

(via USA Today via ISO 1200)

Shooting the Movie Poster for Step Up All In

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When Summit Entertainment tapped me to shoot the Movie Poster for Step Up All In I was super excited. Combining professional dancers who can pull off moves I didn’t think humanly possible, a water tank, and good creative direction from the agency had this shoot set up to be the perfect storm of photo awesomeness. Add a lot of gear, fast sync speeds and this photo tech head was in heaven.
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Space Awaits! Shooting a Photo of Young Astronauts in Their Backyard Space Program

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Space Awaits!” is a personal project I did. I came up with the idea of a photo shoot featuring young astronauts. My inspiration was retro futurism as a fashion style and the era of human excitement about space travel.

The story is about two kids sneaking out of their house before everyone is awake, probably to try out the lunar lander parked in their backyard.
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Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

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Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a look into how commercial images are composited and retouched from the original photograph to the final delivered image.
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Video: The Technologies Inside Canon’s EF Lenses

If you’d like a primer on the technologies found inside Canon’s EF line of lenses, look no further than this 12-minute introduction created by Canon. We learn about things like aspherical lenses, fluorite lenses, diffractive optics, USM, lens coatings, and more.

Canon produced its 100 millionth EF lens back in April of 2014.

(H/T The Digital Picture)

Watch as Fashion Photographer Mario Testino Shoots Special Editions of Vogue

For its 100th issue back in 2013, Vogue China invited renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino to help create a special issue by contributing every one of the photos inside. Testino delivered, and 153 pages of photographs went out to 1.2 million subscribers of the magazine.

Testino recently released a set of videos that offer an in depth look at how he went about tackling this ambitious project and a couple of similar ones he did for other Vogue magazines (Note: there’s some nudity in the videos).
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How I Photographed the US Men’s National Soccer Team for Sports Illustrated

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Looking back at this year, I was fortunate enough to photograph a lot of cool things and meet a lot of great people. It’s only right that I write about my biggest shoot this year — well actually, the biggest shoot of my career to date. I’ll start off by saying that everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.
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This Time-Lapse Reveals the Insane Amount of Work That Goes Into Stop Motion Animation

Want to know how much work goes into an old fashioned stop motion animation movie? The short clip above will show you. It’s a short extra scene that appeared during the end credits of the 2014 film “The Boxtrolls.”

The shot starts out looking like a normal scene from the film. However, the camera starts zooming out, turning the clip into a creative behind-the-scenes time-lapse that shows how it was made.
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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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