Posts Tagged ‘behindthescenes’

BTS: How the Sony Skydive Lens Change Ad Was Filmed… and No It Wasn’t Fake

There’s no doubt the ubiquity of fake and mis-reported content on the Internet has turned many of us into big-time skeptics. Whenever we see something that seems incredible or outlandish, our knee-jerk reaction is to call it fake and begin searching for evidence of that fact, using our confirmation bias as a guide.

One video that elicited such a response from many of the people that saw it was this recent Sony ad that showed an a7R lens change happening in mid-air during a skydive. Read more…

Love Sick: An Incredibly Creative Medical-Themed Pre-Wedding Shoot

“Don’t be afraid to be different.” That is the moral of this video. Usually you save the moral for the end, but it is stated, restated and demonstrated so well with this shoot that it’s worth starting the post with. Don’t be afraid to let your creativity break the barriers of the proverbial box and try something different, because you might just stumble onto an idea as unique and creative as “Love Sick” by Simeon Quarrie of Vivida. Read more…

BTS with Carli Davidson: The Photographer Behind the Viral ‘Shake’ Series

Carli Davidson‘s photos and slow motion video of dogs shaking off water and spittle have been a huge hit with people all over the world. In October, the photos were even immortalized in a book by the same name, and while she was working on that book, Nikon caught up with her at her Portland, OR studio. Read more…

BTS: Building an Outdoor Studio to Create a World Within a World Without Photoshop

For a recent project, Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to do something interesting: he wanted to create ‘world within a world’ style photographs WITHOUT using any Photoshop to achieve the final effect. It took some creativity and help from some very talented set designers, but in the end they pulled it off! Read more…

Go Behind the Scenes with Talented Time-Lapse Photographer Michel Shinblum

Michael Shainblum is a name that has come up a few times on PetaPixel, and it’s always associated with a spectacular time-lapse that earns many a “beautifully done” and even the occasional “hot damn.” And now, thanks to The Creators Project, we get to go behind the scenes with Shainblum as he creates one of his masterpieces. Read more…

NASA Engineers Upgrade Pseudo Bullet Time Camera Rig with 7,200 FPS Phantom

Rest easy, future astronauts. If occasional filmmaker and full-time tinkerer Mark Rober and his pals are any indication, NASA engineers can MacGyver their way into or out of any situation. Read more…

Eric Kim Hits the Pavement with SF Street Photographer Jack Simon

There’s something inspirational about watching a seasoned photographer work at his craft — whether it’s a studio photog who molds light to his will or a street photographer whose demeanor and results both scream professionalism.

Jack Simon falls under the latter of those categories, and in the video above, fellow street photographer Eric Kim takes us behind the scenes with Simon as he walks the streets of San Francisco. Read more…

BTS with Kirsty Mitchell as She Begins the Final Chapter of Her Wonderland Series

We first shared the jaw-dropping fairytale photographs that make up Kirsty Mitchell‘s Wonderland series in May of 2012, some three years after she began her journey and just as her work was going so viral online that her reply to our request to feature her work was a “yes” followed by a “thank goodness I upgraded my servers!”

Now, four and a half years after she began Wonderland as a tribute to her mother who had recently passed away, she has officially embarked on what she is calling the final chapter in her Wonderland series. Read more…

BTS: Tyler Shields Explains How He Got Zachary Quinto to Risk His Life for a Photo

One of the things big time photographers are phenomenal at is getting their subjects to trust their judgement implicitly. Of course, how far does that trust really go? Well, in the case of celebrity photog Tyler Shields and actor Zachary Quinto, that trust meant Quinto being willing to be dragged behind a car at 40mph. Read more…

The Power of Wikipedia: How I Became Gaming’s Most Popular and Anonymous Photographer

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I’m a very accomplished photographer. My photos have been in magazines, newspapers, textbooks, blogs, online videos, television and any other medium that you can think of. My work has been seen by millions and will be one of the most important resources for the history of video games. The only catch is that I’m almost never credited and don’t get paid for it.
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