Posts Tagged ‘behindthescenes’

BTS: Creating Psychedelic ‘Water Wigs’ With Tim Tadder

LA-based photographer Tim Tadder says that his images are his “voice,” and that he “never want[s] to be an echo.” Thus far, he’s doing pretty well. Last year we featured three of Tadder’s strange series: Fish Heads, Water Wigs and Water Wigs Women. And now, we have a behind the scenes video that shows how Tadder captured the stylish liquid hair portraits in the last of those. Read more…

Comedians Key and Peele Having a Blast Improvising at a Photo Shoot

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were recently asked to participate in a photo shoot for Fast Company‘s “100 Most Creative People.” And although we’ve taken part in spreading the word when it comes to making sure your models are happy and comfortable, the Fast Company photographers didn’t have to worry about it for this shoot — before long the two comics were in their element. Read more…

BTS: Making Photographs of Sony’s New Xperia ZR Waterproof Phones

Earlier this week, Sony announced its new Xperia ZR waterproof smartphone that can double as an everyday underwater camera. After we reported on the story, we were contacted by reader Jeffery Richt, who shot the marketing photographs for Sony. The video above is a behind-the-scenes video showing how the underwater shoot went down.
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BTS: Chase Jarvis Literally Gets to Make His Dream a Reality for a Samsung Ad

Photographer Chase Jarvis has a recurring dream in which he is floating in a sea of vividly colored clouds (don’t we all?). So when Samsung came to him with a bunch of money and instructions to do whatever he wanted just as long as it highlighted the color capabilities of the company’s Series 9 monitors, he decided to make his dreams come true — literally.

His only demand from Samsung was that the company let him create an epic behind the scenes video that showed how his team brought the whole thing together. Read more…

Peter Belanger: The Man Behind Many of Apple’s Iconic Product Images

You know those iconic minimalist product photos for Apple gadgets? Have you ever wondered about how they’re shot and who shoots them?

One of the people behind the photos is San Francisco-based photographer Peter Belanger. The video above is a behind-the-scenes look into how Belanger photographed the iPhone 3GS for a 2009 issue of Macworld magazine.
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Inside the Lab of an Electron Microscope Photographer

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David Scharf is a basement pioneer in the art of making some of the world’s smallest things appear huge.
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 10 Best National Geographic Photos of 2009

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National Geographic photographers snapped over 1 million images over the course of 2009. Only about 1000 of those photos were selected and published by the famous yellow-bordered journal.

Of these 1000 published photos, National Geographic selected the 10 best images and created a 50-minute film that offers a behind-the-scenes look at how they were made.
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BTS: Photographing From Urban Heights with Russian Daredevil Rooftoppers

Rooftopping photography is a dangerous new fad in which daredevils climb to extremely high (and often off-limits) urban locations in order to shoot vertigo-inducing photographs. Two of the most famous practitioners in the world right now are Vadim Mahorov and Vitaliy Yakhnenko, two young Russian daredevils who have attracted a great deal of attention for their images (they’re the same guys who recently snuck to the top of Egypt’s Great Pyramid).

If you want to see how the duo works, check out the short 6-minute documentary film above (warning: there’s a bit of strong language). It’s titled “Roofer’s Point of View,” and was created by HUB Footwear.
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BTS: Shooting Portraits of the 2013 South Carolina Gamecocks Football Team

Earlier this year, photographer James Quantz Jr. got the opportunity to shoot the official photos for the 2013 South Carolina Gamecocks football team. So, at 6 o’clock one morning, he and his assistant found themselves at Williams Brice Stadium preparing to take the photos that will grace the teams posters, programs and tickets for the next calendar year.

As an added bonus, Dust of the Ground production company from Columbia, SC tagged along and put together this behind the scenes video that shows Quantz at work with the players and staff. Read more…

Photographing Undercover in the World’s Most Secretive Nation, North Korea

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Tensions are running high again on the Korean peninsula. As international observers watch closely for what move the North will play next, I thought it might be a good time to revisit some of my work from photographing in North Korea, undercover on-assignment, for the Globe & Mail in 2009.

This post is an extract from an article I contributed to the Digital Journalist the same year, recounting some of my experiences whilst photographing in this reclusive state. It was an experience I shall never forget…
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