Posts Tagged ‘fire’

DigitalRev Speed Shooter: How to Capture High-Speed Photos of Fire and Water

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About a month ago, the folks at DigitalRev TV launched a new series called “Speed Shooter” in which they show you how to take great high-speed shots of various subjects. We didn’t get a chance to cover the first episode when it first came out, and so now that episode two has debuted we thought we’d put them together in one.

Lucky for us, the first two episodes juxtapose well. In the first, Kai will show you how to shoot fire balls, and in the second the subject is water. Read more…

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Mysteriously Bursts Into Flames During Video Shoot

Malfunctions don’t get much more catastrophic than this when it comes to cameras. While shooting a Kickstarter video with a Blackmagic 2.5K Cinema Camera, Producer Forest Gibson reports that the camera “burst into flames filling [his] apartment with smoke.” Read more…

Time-Lapse Captures Just How Close of a Call Tuesday’s Mission Bay Fire Really Was

Firefighters in Mission Bay, San Francisco found themselves taking on raging five-alarm inferno on Tuesday when a $227 million apartment development caught fire. The time-lapse above shows just how close the fire came to spreading to adjacent buildings or the nearby Financial District, held off by 150 skilled firefighters putting their lives in danger. Read more…

Ben Von Wong Captures Great Fire Photos with a P&S For Cheap Camera Challenge

In yet another impressive (and sexual innuendo-filled… you’ve been warned) DigitalRev Cheap Camera Challenge, Kai has Benjamin Von Wong try to create some of his epic fire imagery using nothing more than a crappy Ricoh point-and-shoot that was probably bought at a Best Buy… on clearance… five years ago. Read more…

Captivating Slow Motion Macro Footage of a Match Head Catching Fire

When we shared photographer Adam Magyar’s talk in which he describes the techniques he used to capture the mesmerizing photos and footage in his portfolio, he said ‘everything looks cool in slow-motion.’ And even though he’s probably right, we would add an Orwellian addendum to that statement: ‘but some things look cooler than others.’

That’s the case with this macro footage of a match head lighting on fire, which was captured at 4,000fps by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and founder of UltraSlo, Alan Teitel. Read more…

Fire-Breathing Made Even More Epic with 24-GoPro Bullet Time Rig

With all of this talk of new cameras and new lenses and fake potential cameras, we thought it might be good to take a quick break and just share something awesome. So, courtesy of the good folks at GoPro and the sheer number of spare cameras they have lying around, we give you: fire-breathing in bullet time. Read more…

Aerial Photos Capture the Damage Left in the Wake of Colorado’s Fires and Floods

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Over the course of 2013, the beautiful state of Colorado has been ravaged by many fires and, most recently, devastating flooding as well. When it comes to capturing this kind of mass-scale destruction in photographs, the best option is to take to the skies, which is exactly what aerial photographer and Colorado resident John Wark has been doing.

As wildfires and flooding took their turns on the Colorado landscape, Wark captured it all from his Husky A1, compiling all of the photos into two series titled Colorado Flood of 2013 and Colorado Wildfires. Read more…

Photographer Bends Flames to His Will in ‘Smoke & Fire’ Photo Series

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San Francisco-based photographer Rob Prideaux spends most of his time taking product shots and still-lifes for companies such as Google and Wells Fargo. His recent Smoke & Fire series, therefore, is a pretty big departure from the norm. Read more…

Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

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Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he’s had his shoes and tripod melt. If you didn’t believe that shoe melting fact then, check out the crazy photo above: it shows photographer Kawika Singson with his shoes and tripod in flames due to the intense heat of lava.
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Photography on Fire: A Trash the Dress Shoot Done with Real Flames

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Most portrait/wedding photographers are familiar with “Trash the Dress” sessions. A client, dressed in a gorgeous formal gown is photographed in a location in a less than elegant outdoor location, one usually involving water, and in the process the dress becomes “trashed.” It’s a fun juxtaposition and it’s been popular for some time, but water and mud are one thing…

FIRE is another.
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