Here’s a neat blast from the past — a Kodak Instamatic commercial from the 1960s, when the latest technology was the ability to take four flash photographs without changing bulbs. “Four full power flashes in one tiny cube!”. The camera set was priced at $18, which is about $131 when adjusted for inflation.
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This creative time-lapse video (a commercial for Volvo) shows a beautiful outdoor scene transform from one season to another through time-lapse photography. If computer trickery wasn’t involved in the creation, then this video must have required a whole lot of patience and hard work.
Thanks for the tip, Joakim!
What do 225,000 watts of light get you when shooting with the high-speed Phantom camera? Not much. Just ask Vincent Laforet who shot this commercial using the uber-expensive camera. Even with that much light, he still needed a 2.0 aperture. That only created more problems of staying in focus while using dolly moves in slow motion.
“Freeze Tag” is an award-winning commercial by Canon in which people play the popular children’s game using Canon DSLR cameras instead of the boring act of tagging. Too bad magical cameras like these don’t actually exist in real life. If you’re interested in how this commercial was made, check out this behind-the-scenes video.
Back in August a photo from a commercial shoot leaked onto the Internet showing a mysterious white camera rumored to be the Samsung NX100. The rumor was later confirmed with further leaks and eventually the official announcement. The commercial that was being filmed finally became public recently (seen above), and shows the new i-Function lens system in action.
Here are a couple informative videos in which Yuri Arcurs — the best selling microstock photographer in the world — shares some advice on working with models, with everything ranging from choosing the right model to how to get the right smiles. Many of the tips (e.g. tricks for posing the head) can be helpful even if you don’t do commercial or stock photography.
Here’s a pretty clever ad by Panasonic promoting their Lumix G2 camera. It’s fun seeing photographic terms appear in a commercial, and understanding what the terms mean make the commercial even funnier for photo enthusiasts.
Thanks for the tip, @mondostic!
Here are a couple new commercials for Brothers printers that blend stop-motion and time-lapse photography in pretty interesting ways with real people. We love how the technique makes the people look like claymation figures walking around in miniature sets. The foreground is done in stop-motion while time-lapse photography provided the scenes shown in the animated paper.
It would have been crazy if they had actually printed out each individual paper of the scene on the wall.
London filmmaker Temujin Doran created this great little video for Lego that doesn’t involve any flashy effects or fancy camera techniques — just a child-like imagination. It won a prize at the prestigious Cannes Lions advertising festival in 2010.
This concept would work great with other toys and small objects, and can obviously be done as a series of photos as well.