Posts Tagged ‘bts’

Graveyard Girls: A Photo Shoot with a DIY Dam, Water, Milk, and Flour-Covered Girls

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I’ve been living out of my car and driving all over the country to create new work. This past Sunday, I stopped near Nashville, Tennessee to see my friend and fellow photographer Marissa Bolen. While there, we collaborated to put together a photo shoot — a shoot that involved a homemade dam, water, milk, and girls covered with flour.
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The Story Behind the Iconic “Tank Man” Tiananmen Square Photo

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When the Chinese military moved into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989 to forcibly remove pro-democracy protestors, an anonymous man famously decided to place himself in front of the long column of Chinese tanks that were rumbling into the area. Photos and videos of the incident were immediately published and broadcast around the world. AP photographer Jeff Widener’s “Tank Man” photo, shown above, is widely considered to be one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.
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Irina Werning on How Her Viral ‘Back to the Future’ Project Came to Be

A couple of years ago, Irina Werning burst into the public eye when her series Back to the Future went viral. What started as a project were she would have relatives in Buenos Aires reenact old photos of themselves, has since expanded to a photographic phenomenon that has taken her all over the world.

The short documentary above gives us a chance to hear Werning’s thoughts on the project: why she does it, how she puts the shots together, and whether or not she ever feels the project will truly be over. Read more…

BTS: Shooting James Cameron in a Water Tank for the Cover of National Geographic

The June cover of National Geographic features a photo of explorer and director James Cameron comfortably posing underwater in front of what looks to be his submarine. Obviously a composite (and a bit of a deviation from Nat Geo’s typical style) photographer Marco Grob uses the above behind the scenes video to explain both the how and the why behind this awesome photo shoot. Read more…

New Series Gets Big Time Photographers Talking About Their Most Iconic Shots

Think Tank Photo is putting together a brand new video series in which producers and Think Tank Photo co-founders Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice catch up with some of the world’s top photographers and photojournalists.

The series is dubbed “About a Photograph,” and in it some of the best photographers of our time tell the stories behind their best known and most influential photographs. Read more…

Video: How Carl Zeiss’ New Touit Lenses Are Manufactured

There’s something to be said about lens manufacturing. You could even go so far as to say it, in itself, is an art form, with the hands of skilled and methodical workers ever-so-delicately assembling the glass we use to take photos.

Speaking of lens manufacturing, Carl Zeiss Lenses has just posted an short, yet interesting, video behind the manufacturing process of their Touit lens line (for what it’s worth, the video is also available in 3D, if you need an added dimension to your viewing experience). These lenses come as 12mm f/2.8 or 32mm f/1.8, and are available for both E-mount and X-mount cameras starting in June. Read more…

A Look at How Eric Paré Creates His 360º Bullet Time Stop Motion Light Paintings

We’ve featured the work of Eric Paré, Patrick Rochon and Timecode Lab before. Using a 24 DSLR fully circular bullet time rig developed by Rochon, Paré and Timecode put together some really cool light-painting projects. One of these was LightSpin: an art project that captured dancers using an awe-inspiring combination of light painting, bullet time and stop motion.

In the past we had only a few behind the scenes details to share with you. Fortunately, Paré recently decided to release the 8 minute “documentary” above in order to explain exactly what all goes into shooting his creations. Read more…

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…

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…