Posts Tagged ‘creative’

A Japanese Dad’s Imaginative Conceptual Portraits of His 4-Year-Old Daughter

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Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu is a dad much like all dads in that he loves his daughters, Miu and Kanna. Unlike most, however, he’s managed to get his daughters a good bit of attention through his imaginative and cute photography ideas.

Kanna in particular has taken to the camera, and in addition to her part in the Kiss Me Please Project photo series, she now has her very own series title simply My Daughter Kanna. Read more…

Idea: Photograph Your City Skyline in the Reflection of a Lens

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Here’s a neat photo idea: capture a city’s skyline in the reflection on the front of a camera lens. Photographer Christopher Anderson recently shot this picture of the Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline — a picture that landed on the front page of Reddit.
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Giant Sidewalk Camera Spreads Joy

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Ever had trouble getting a quality smile from a client? Then you might want to think about building a giant replica of a Polaroid camera and plopping it on the sidewalk.
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Beautiful Firework Photographs Captured Using Clever Camera Techniques

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Firework photographs are generally pretty uniform in their appearance: a dark sky, glowing sparks that are either points or lines depending on exposure time, and perhaps some views of the surrounding area. When photographing a major fireworks show last week, photographer Rob Shaw of BackFromLeave Photo wanted to do something different. He played around with various camera techniques and captured a set of firework images that is quite different than most of the images you’ll see online.
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Slices of Life: Commuters Framed by the ‘Gap’ Found in Subway Stations

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Framing passersby with light and shadows is a pretty common technique in street photography, and one that we’ve featured a number of times in the past.

Singapore-based photographer Weilun Chong frames his subjects with something that’s a little more concrete — literally. His “Please Mind the Gap” project features portraits of subway commuters framed in the gaps they’re told to mind.
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Creating a Fantasy Skateboarding World With a High Speed Camera and Powder

There’s just something about skateboarding that attracts photographers and videographers. Whether they’re traveling the world photographing crazy tricks in exotic places, or shooting 1000 fps footage of tricks that haven’t even been named, camera junkies are always finding new and interesting ways to capture the sport.

Sebastian Linda‘s newest video does just that. By using high-speed cameras, some creative camera movements and colored powder, he’s managed to create a magical skateboarding world through the lens of his camera. Read more…

Stampede: A Stamp that Turns Any Photo Into a USPS-Approved Postcard

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Even though a common problem these days is taking pictures we never end up printing or looking at ever again, a lot of photographers (and non-photographers for that matter) still have boxes of old prints sitting around the house or attic collecting dust.

If you’re wanting to put some of those old prints to use in a creative way and put a smile on a friend or family member’s face at the same time, the creators of Stampede are here to help. Read more…

Peaceful Still-Life Photographs Combine Kitchenware and Roadkill

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Certainly there’s ample artistic precedent for including a dead animal or two in a still-life. Old Master paintings are rife with images of freshly killed ducks, bunnies and fish awaiting a trip to the dinner table.

Photographer (and certified taxidermist) Kimberly Witham slyly subverts that tradition with “Domestic Arrangements,” a series of still-life photographs that combine modern kitchenware and other items of domestic life with birds, squirrels and other animals retrieved from the roadside. All items come from within a short radius around Witham’s New Jersey home.
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Photographer Captures Outdoor Scenes Inside His Tiny Indoor Studio

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So you want to create stirring nature documentaries. You could go the National Geographic way and risk trench-foot, snakebite and more in pursuit of the scenic wild. Or you could take the Boris Godfroid route: Schlep a few hundred pounds of bricks into a spare room, cover it with moss and other forgiving plant life, and let nature run wild in miniature.
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Revisiting Pharcyde’s ‘Drop’ Backwards Music Video

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Yesterday we shared an amazing time-lapse music video spanning 24-hours on a Parisian rooftop. ¬†While the video did, in fact, make my jaw “drop” (there’s a pun coming), it got me thinking about one of the most amazing music videos I’ve ever seen: “Drop” by The Pharcyde.
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