Posts Tagged ‘creative’

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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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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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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Star Wars-themed Wedding Photo Shows Newlyweds Battling the Empire

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Creative, imagination-filled wedding photographs are starting to become quite trendy — at least online. Earlier this year, we shared viral photos of bridal parties running for their lives from a T-Rex and from Star Wars Imperial Walkers.

Chicago-based wedding photographer Steven Kowalski also joined in on the fun, creating the epic Star Wars-themed photograph above at a wedding earlier this month.
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Nine Months in Two Minutes: A Creative Stop-Motion Pregnancy Time-Lapse

There’s nothing boring about the miracle of life. Growing somebody inside you in nine months is undeniably miraculous, but watching it happen in real time would make for a very long video. That’s why the photographically inclined often choose to document the life creation process using some form of time-lapse photography. Read more…

These Vintage Photos of Coastlines Were Created Using a Fishtank

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Flip through photographer Michael Jackson‘s “A Child’s Landscape” series, and you’ll find what appear to be vintage photographs of rocky coastlines that were captured with some old photographic process over a century ago. The images are actually modern photographs captured quite recently in Jackson’s studio using rocks in a fish tank.
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