Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Captures the City, Culture and Landscape of Doha, Qatar

Coming from one of the masters of time-lapse photography, “Welcome to Doha,” by Michael Shainblum is a brilliant piece of work that shows off the beautiful capital of Qatar as only Shainblum can. Read more…

This Gorgeous Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Turns the City of Sydney Into a Tiny Oasis

Put together by Aussie photographer Filippo Rivetti for Expedia, ‘Tiny Sydney’ is an incredibly beautiful tilt-shift time-lapse captured around the New South Wales capital (not the Australian capital… that’s Canberra), Sydney. Read more…

Great-Grandma Betty Inspires Instagram as She Battles a Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

Zach Belden’s 80-year-old great-grandmother Betty was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Knowing that she would have to endure unimaginable hardship, both physical and emotional, Belden came up with an idea that would help keep her spirits high and make the remainder of her time on this planet as joyous as possible.

His solution turned out to be Instagram. Read more…

Inspiration: Jimmy Chin Offers Insights Into the Challenges and Rewards of His Career

These short interviews that National Geographic has been putting together for its PROOF blog are quickly becoming some of our favorites. Quick, to the point and always very inspirational, they feature masters of their craft who have reached great heights in their photographic careers.

This latest video features renowned climber and adventure/travel photographer Jimmy Chin talking about both the good and the bad of what he does. Read more…

Long Exposures + Drone Covered in Lights = Great Light Painting Photos

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We’ve seen plenty of RC drone footage and we’ve most certainly seen plenty of light painting photos. But what happens when you combine the two? You end up with this.

Inspired by Close Encounters of the Third Kind, production studio Fiction hooked up lights to a DJI Phantom RC drone and captured long exposure photographs while flying the drone through the frame in specific patterns. The results are interesting to say the least. Read more…

Photographer Mixes Watercolor Elements Into Her Images to Stunning Effect

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What’s the best thing about a 365 project? Some would say it’s that you develop the habit of shooting every single day. Others that you develop your skill because you’re shooting more than you probably ever have. But for photographer Aliza Razell, the best thing about a 365 project is the ability to experiment.

And it’s experimentation that led her to create the stunning images you see above and below. Images that combine watercolor and photography into something greater than the sum of its parts. Images that, as you probably already guessed, are spreading like wildfire. Read more…

Your Perfect Day: An Inspirational Message on Work/Life Balance for Photographers

What is your perfect day? And when was the last time you had your perfect day? If you’re like most photographers the answer to the first question may come out pretty easily (or not…), but the answer to the second…

That was the question that wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis once asked a fellow photographer, and when she heard the second part, it left her in tears. She couldn’t remember her last perfect day, because she was so busy working and working and working at her career that she had forgotten to live the lifestyle she was hoping photography would offer. Read more…

Nat Geo Photo Editor On Listening to Your Inner Voice and Putting the Photo First

If you’ve ever dreamed of being published in National Geographic — and let’s be honest, a good number of us have fantasized about that career path — then you’re going to want to pay special attention to the short video above.

At the request of Nat Geo photographer and burn magazine editor David Alan Harvey, Nat Geo photo editor Susan Welchman gives you some concise advice on what she’s looking for from her photographers. Read more…

The Gap: An Inspirational Video About How All Artists Struggle in the Beginning

We’re not in the habit of reposting things we’ve covered before, even though at least once per week we run across some post or video from a few years ago that is going ‘re-viral’ and is being covered by everyone who missed it the last go around (and some who didn’t).

For this video, however, we’re making an exception. And we beg your forgiveness for that but the truth is, our readership has more than doubled since 2012 and it would be an injustice not to share this with those new readers. Plus, those who have already seen it will definitely benefit from re-visiting this motivational message. Read more…

SmugMug Films Offers Up Some Air-to-Air Inspiration with Jessica Ambats Feature

If the first two SmugMug Films features are any indication, we’re going to be covering them all… and we doubt anybody is going to complain.

First, SmugMug took you behind the scenes with Benjamin Von Wong as he created magical worlds with the click of a shutter. Today, they visit the other side of the spectrum by featuring air-to-air photographer Jessica Ambats. Read more…