Posts Tagged ‘howitwasshot’

Shooting the Movie Poster for Step Up All In

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When Summit Entertainment tapped me to shoot the Movie Poster for Step Up All In I was super excited. Combining professional dancers who can pull off moves I didn’t think humanly possible, a water tank, and good creative direction from the agency had this shoot set up to be the perfect storm of photo awesomeness. Add a lot of gear, fast sync speeds and this photo tech head was in heaven.
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Space Awaits! Shooting a Photo of Young Astronauts in Their Backyard Space Program

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Space Awaits!” is a personal project I did. I came up with the idea of a photo shoot featuring young astronauts. My inspiration was retro futurism as a fashion style and the era of human excitement about space travel.

The story is about two kids sneaking out of their house before everyone is awake, probably to try out the lunar lander parked in their backyard.
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Watch as Fashion Photographer Mario Testino Shoots Special Editions of Vogue

For its 100th issue back in 2013, Vogue China invited renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino to help create a special issue by contributing every one of the photos inside. Testino delivered, and 153 pages of photographs went out to 1.2 million subscribers of the magazine.

Testino recently released a set of videos that offer an in depth look at how he went about tackling this ambitious project and a couple of similar ones he did for other Vogue magazines (Note: there’s some nudity in the videos).
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An Inspiring Video About a Landscape Photographer Hunting for a Perfect Moment

23-year-old videographer Nejc Miljak created this inspiring short film about Slovenian landscape photographer Janez Tolar. It’s titled, “Before You Wake Up”.

In the early hours when you probably sleep and dream, he discovers the world around us. His passion is nature and it’s landscapes. With his camera he capture it’s magic.

“I wake up early so I can wake the sun up, not the other way around,” Tolar says.
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Creating a Star Wars Themed Christmas Card Photo of Santa in Carbonite

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Here’s my 2014 Christmas card: Santa in Carbonite! At the end of every year my studio collects all of the cool card ideas that we thought of during the season. I then create a calendar event for the next November, listing out the ideas we thought of. Last year we came up with a Star Wars Christmas card idea with the boys guarding Santa Claus, frozen in carbonite. Call them Imperial Elves.
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How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

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Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse on April 15, I knew I had to shoot it. I had been planning this shot for about two weeks before Tuesday morning.
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How I Managed to Capture Two ‘Lightning Bolts’ Striking at Once

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I took this picture with one of five remote-controlled cameras I’d set up by the side of the track to capture the race winner from various angles and perspectives. Of course, I didn’t know for sure who’d win, but when I was setting up the gear it seemed like a fair bet to focus on Usain Bolt’s lane!
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Photographer Captures Soap Bubbles as They Burst and Disappear

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For his project titled “Iridient,” Zurich, Switzerland-based photographer Fabian Oefner shot a series of beautiful high-speed photographs showing colorful soap bubbles bursting and disappearing into a cloud of tiny droplets.
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BTS: Shooting a Portrait of Hans Rosling for a Student Magazine Cover

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My friend Gustaf Drevin and I are the Editor and Creative Director (respectively) of Medicor, the student union magazine of the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. Long before we even got involved with the publication, we had dreamed up this ‘fantasy’ issue where we would have a huge cover story featuring Hans Rosling, the founder of Gapminder and one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in 2012.

We would have a minimalistic design, and we would have great photos; we even wanted to have a launch party with Bill Gates, but that’s a story for another time. After Gustaf became the editor for Medicor, we finally got the chance to realise our fantasy. This is the story of how we got Hans Rosling on the cover of Medicor.
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Peter Belanger: The Man Behind Many of Apple’s Iconic Product Images

You know those iconic minimalist product photos for Apple gadgets? Have you ever wondered about how they’re shot and who shoots them?

One of the people behind the photos is San Francisco-based photographer Peter Belanger. The video above is a behind-the-scenes look into how Belanger photographed the iPhone 3GS for a 2009 issue of Macworld magazine.
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