Posts Tagged ‘bts’

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…

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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