Posts Tagged ‘howitwasshot’

Shooting a Skyline Portrait of NBA Star James ‘The Beard’ Harden

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I’ve dreamed about shooting Houston Rockets guard James Harden for a long time. How can you go wrong with that beard? He’s just awesome looking. I wanted to pose him with ZZ Top for the last couple of years — or at least with Billy Gibbons — but alas, no one has bitten on that idea yet. (You hear that Texas Monthly? It would be a great cover. Trust me.)

Anyway, the call finally came some weeks ago from Sports Illustrated. Harden had a super tight schedule with the All-Star Break coming up, and the editor asked if we could put together something with the iconic Houston skyline with only 24 hours notice.
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Magnum Photographer Jonas Bendiksen Shares the Story Behind His Iconic ‘Satellites’ Shot

Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen spent seven years journeying through the former Soviet Union and documenting the lives of the people there. Along the way, he met scrap metal scavengers who search the landscape for fallen rockets in order to sell the materials. One of his photos of these people became one of Bendiksen’s most famous works.

In the 2-minute video above, Bendiksen briefly shares the story behind his iconic shot. You can purchase this photo in poster or book form over in the Magnum store.

(via Magnum Photos via Reddit)

Lighting a Portrait of IKEA Canada’s President with an IKEA Storage Case Diffuser

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I recently had the opportunity to photograph IKEA Canada President Stefan Sjöstrand in the Winnipeg store. Long story short, I was stuck without my portrait lighting kit, so I ended up using one of their products as a makeshift diffuser to light him in the kitchen showroom area.
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How I Created a Shot of Myself Falling in the Kitchen with Food Flying Everywhere

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So I recently had this crazy idea in my head and some free time. The idea was to have myself falling over in the kitchen with tea and biscuits flying everywhere. Here’s a walkthrough showing how I created the image with carefully shot photos and Photoshop.
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Shooting a Portrait of a Man with a Cloud of Falling Lemons

Israeli photographer Ronen Goldman was recently commissioned by UK-based premium luggage manufacturer Redland London to shoot a series of advertising photos promoting an upcoming line of luggage. The company wanted to show the durability of the product and how it helps you “be prepared for anything,” so Goldman created a photo of a man protecting himself from a cloud of falling lemons. The video above is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how the image was created.
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‘The Rain Maker': How I Shot a Conceptual Wet Plate Collodion Photograph

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During past few weeks I have been working on a new picture I had in mind. This time I already knew the title: “The Rain Maker.” It’s a picture made with the collodion photographic process that was invented back in 1851.
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Creating Wedding Cinemagraphs with Photographer Lindsay Adler

New York-based photographer and instructor Lindsay Adler recently collaborated with cinemagraph software maker Flixel to create a set of three stylized wedding portraits to show off at the upcoming WPPI conference. The behind-the-scenes video above offers a quick introduction to the project.
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Shooting Portraits of Superheroes on the Corner of a 1,000-Foot Skyscraper

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Photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to capture the fearlessness of superheroes without the use of a green screen or cheap special effects, so he recruited some ordinary people, dressed them up as well-known comic characters, and placed them on the edge of certain death.

The portraits he captured shows the models standing on the corner of a tall skyscraper in San Francisco.
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Photographer Joe Rosenthal Shares the Story Behind ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’

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70 years ago today, photographer Joe Rosenthal captured a photograph of six US soldiers raising a flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. That photo (shown above), became an instant iconic image — these days we would say it “went viral” — and was published in thousands of publications around the world.

It went on to became the only photo to win a Pulitzer Prize in the same year it was published, and the image is now one of the most republished and recognizable photos of all time.
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Creating a Conceptual Wedding Photo of a Sideways World in a Bar

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In my work, the concept and the pre-visualization of the images are the key issues. It’s all about fresh ideas and trying to achieve something that has never been seen when trying to create original pieces of art.
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