Posts Tagged ‘epic’

Majestic Views of Pacific Northwest Landscapes by Photographer Griffin Lamb

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Griffin Lamb is a 19-year-old freelance photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. On weekends Lamb goes on adventures, hiking and backpacking in the great outdoors with his friends.

Over the years, he has built up quite an impressive portfolio of breathtaking landscape photographs that capture the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
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One Man’s Photos from an Epic Road Trip Spanning 26 Years, 177 Countries, and 500,000 Miles

A 76-year-old man named Gunther Holtorf is back home in Germany now after an epic road trip. How epic was it? It could very well be the world’s longest: the journey took 26 years, included 177 different countries around the world, and spanned nearly 550,000 miles.

All along the way, Holtorf carried two Leica cameras — a Leicaflex SL and a Leica M6 — to document the things he saw in the places he visited. The video above, featuring photographer David Lemke, offers a glimpse into Holtorf’s journey and photos.

(via DW and Reddit)

Best Photobomb Ever? Queen Sneaks Into Selfie at Commonwealth Games

Most of the time, portraits of the royal family might be described as ‘stoic.’ But the most recent photograph of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II isn’t ‘stoic’ at all, in fact it might be better described as ‘sneaky.’ Read more…

We are Visually Sophisticated and Visually Illiterate

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Film blogger, Tony Zhou, recently published a video breakdown of Michael Bay’s signature style, which he hilariously refers to as ”Bayhem.” As a lover of cinema, I watched with rapt attention as Zhou broke down the technical elements that characterize films like Transformers – rotating shots, multiple moving elements, low angles, etc.

He’s not a fan because Bay’s belief that more is more runs counter to his own tastes. Bay doesn’t just rotate the camera around the subject. He has the subject counter rotate while standing up from a crouched position to emphasize movement and epic-ness. Creating an epic shot without reason (other than “because I can”) leaves us with a story devoid of substance and meaning. The piece had me nodding the whole time, but it wasn’t until 7:21 where things really clicked for me. Read more…

Photographer Takes Epic Selfie with Christ the Redeemer Statue, GoPros His Climb to the Top

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If you’re going to take a selfie — and we won’t judge you if you do… even though others certainly will — you should probably follow photographer Lee Thompson’s lead and do it in an awesome way.

Thompson’s recent selfies, which happen to be going viral, aren’t duckface selfies that show off his new outfit, or mirror selfies that show waaaay too much skin (I’m looking at you Geraldo Rivera). No, Thompson’s viral selfies were captured at the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more…

Underwater Fantasy Shoot in Bali: 7 Divers, 2 Models and 1 Underwater Shipwreck

No photoshoot goes off without a hitch. But with the correct amount of planning in the way of a vision, schedule, proper team and backup equipment, the risk that you’ll run into a big hitch is dramatically reduced.

One photographer who seems to have mastered putting all of those components together seamlessly is Benjamin Von Wong, but it took all of his skill and more to make sure that his most recent crazy adventure came together seamlessly. Read more…

Epic Photos of the 2010 Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland

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Back in 2010, a series of volcanic eruptions in Iceland captured the world’s attention. Although they were relatively small in scale, the ash that was spewed into the air disrupted air travel across Europe for a number of days. Photographer Sigurdur Stefnisson witnessed the eruptions first hand, and was able to capture a series of jaw-dropping photographs showing the power and scale of the ash clouds, lightning, and lava.
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Photographers Take Epic Car Photographs by Lighting Up a Frozen Lake from Below

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These have to qualify as some of the coolest car photographs we’ve ever seen. Yes, we’ve seen some amazing composites and some real live racing photos that are quite epic in their own right, but these images by photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov have the entire Internet wide-eyed. Read more…

A BTS Look at Using a Drone Mounted LED Rig to Light a Night Shoot

Using two Black Armored Hexacopters, a RED Epic and an LED lighting rig, aerial video specialist Simon Sjörén and his team took to the mountains of Åre, Sweden to create a unique nighttime ski video. Read more…

Fighter Pilot Takes Truly Epic Selfie While Firing an Air-to-Air Missile in Training

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We’re fully aware that the term ‘epic’ is overused to the point where it means almost nothing. But in this case, we can’t help ourselves… because if this selfie doesn’t qualify as epic, then we’re not sure any selfie can. Read more…