Posts Tagged ‘bts’

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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Mark Seliger’s Portraits of Hollywood Celebrities From the 2015 Oscar Party

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After the Academy Awards this past weekend, the winners attended a Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where they passed through an instant portrait studio set up by photographer Mark Seliger, Vanity Fair, and Instagram.
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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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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)

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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Shooting the Streets of SF with Photographer Travis Jensen

Here’s a 4.5-minute profile of street photographer Travis Jensen, a man who documents life on the sidewalks of San Francisco. It’s a look at how Jensen approaches his photography and people on the streets. (Warning: there’s some strong language.)
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Creating a Fake Chilly Look in a Studio for a ‘Fortitude’ Poster Photo Shoot

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing a recent photo shoot for the new British psychological thriller TV show Fortitude. It shows how the team went about making the actors look cold and frosty while posing in an ordinary warm photo studio.
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Shooting Aston Martins from a Minivan at 120MPH on the Daytona Speedway

Here’s an interesting 1-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how the racing team The Racer’s Group (TRG) recently did a photo shoot that involved two Aston Martins zipping around the Daytona International Speedway.
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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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