Posts Tagged ‘creative’

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

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So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with everyone and I love seeing what other photographers have done with prisming, freelensing, and brenizer methods (aka. bokeh panoramas).

Now it’s time for my latest technique: I call it lens chimping. Read more…

Talented French Photogs Create Miniature Worlds Using Figurines and Food

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Sorry, Mom, but playing with your food rocks. Especially if you do it with the imagination and exacting detail that French photographers Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle have poured into their series MINIMIAM. Read more…

DIY Idea: Upcycler Turns Old 35mm Slides Into Colorful Curtains

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Got a couple of boxes of old transparencies and a bare window? Then designer/upcycler Scott Sherwood has come up with a great idea that will put those slides to functional, creative and colorful use. Read more…

Love Sick: An Incredibly Creative Medical-Themed Pre-Wedding Shoot

“Don’t be afraid to be different.” That is the moral of this video. Usually you save the moral for the end, but it is stated, restated and demonstrated so well with this shoot that it’s worth starting the post with. Don’t be afraid to let your creativity break the barriers of the proverbial box and try something different, because you might just stumble onto an idea as unique and creative as “Love Sick” by Simeon Quarrie of Vivida. Read more…

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy

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I don’t have kids just yet, so I can’t say from experience, but it seems one of the benefits of having a child is the ability to feature the adorable little guy or gal in creative photography projects. Examples abound: from Queenie Liao’s wondrous naptime photos, to Nagano Toyokazu’s series My Daughter Kanna.

Now, another great project has popped up on our radar. This one is called Cardboard Box Office, and it’s the result of a parenting duo’s creativity, an excess of packing materials and the addition of a baby boy to the family. Read more…

BTS: Building an Outdoor Studio to Create a World Within a World Without Photoshop

For a recent project, Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to do something interesting: he wanted to create ‘world within a world’ style photographs WITHOUT using any Photoshop to achieve the final effect. It took some creativity and help from some very talented set designers, but in the end they pulled it off! Read more…

Creative Photographer Couple Shoots Half-Christmas Half-Hanukkah Holiday Card

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Say you and your girlfriend are both photographers. And say, also, that you’ve been together for four years and you’ve decided it’s time to send out your first Holiday card as a couple. There’s only one issue: you celebrate Christmas and she celebrates Hanukkah. What are two photographers to do?

Why, you turn the studio you work at into a creative half-Christmas half-Hanukkah scene and shoot a Holiday card so awesome the entire Internet takes notice, that’s what you do! Read more…

Creative Photo Series Quite Literally Turns Fashion Photography on Its Head

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A fashion photographer’s job is, at its most basic level, to draw attention to the clothes he or she has been asked to photograph. But how does one make their fashion shots stand out when there are so many more out there, often bookending your own shoot inside the very magazine you’re featured in?

Montreal-based photographer Martin Tremblay (also known as Pinch) figured out a way to turn fashion photography on its head… he literally turned it on its head! Read more…

Catch is a Creative Stop Motion Short that Was Captured Entirely on Google Glass

We’re not entirely sure if this is the first of its kind, but this surreal stop motion animation is definitely the first we’ve run into that was shot entirely on Google Glass. Yep folks, the future is here, and it’s reaching into the past for its animation techniques. Read more…

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

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Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos that seem impossible without some manipulation. A great example of this kind of work is Kirsty Mitchell’s series Wonderland, where all of the costumes and props are painstakingly put together by hand.

Korean artist Lee JeeYoung, however, takes it to the next level. Not only does she eschew digital manipulation entirely, but all of the fantasy worlds she creates have to fit inside her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio (approximately 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet). Read more…