Posts Tagged ‘inspirational’

GoPro Releases Inspirational POV Footage from Stratos Jump

During Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking Stratos jump from 128,100 feet above the Earth, he was packing a total of seven GoPro Hero2′s on his person. Red Bull has been slow to release all the footage from the jump and a couple of days ago we found out why — it seems they were saving it for the short film “Red Bull Stratos — The Full Story.” 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…

Thought-Provoking Must See Interview with Iconic Conflict Photographer Don McCullin

Don McCullin is a household name in the photographic community, but as far as he is concerned, it’s for all the wrong reasons. In this incredibly poignant and thought-provoking interview, he shares his thoughts about an illustrious career that was spent photographing atrocities, and left him somewhat haunted. Read more…

Video: Phenomenal ‘Know Thyself’ Advice for Photographers Courtesy of John Free

Every time we run across one of photographer John Free’s videos, we can’t help but be inspired, motivated and educated… all at the same time. The master photographer has a way of explaining fundamental concepts that we don’t often hear brought up.

In a few minutes, Free can have you picking up your camera and jetting out the door with your camera in hand and a new appreciation and understanding of your craft in mind. The video above is no exception. So sit up and listen up as Free explains the importance of getting ‘closer to yourself’ as a photographer, so that a crucial moment never slips past.

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William Albert Allard on Being a Nat Geo Photographer: You Have to Care

William Albert Allard has shot over 40 stories for National Geographic, and in the short video above he shares some of what he’s learned since starting his career for the magazine as an intern in 1964. Read more…

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

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A Rare Connection: My Photo Shoot with John Schneider

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I recently got asked to shoot photos for a show called “The Haves and HaveNots” for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I’ve shot many shows in my career and I always enjoy these shoots because there are so many challenges involved. Read more…

Ben Von Wong Kicks off Inspirational Video Series from SmugMug in Style

If you feel the Internet is short on inspirational content for budding photographers, then the folks at SmugMug have got something awesome in store for you. It’s called SmugMug Films, and starting with the Benjamin Von Wong video above, the series will give you a glimpse into the lives of some of the most extraordinary and inspirational photographers of our time. Read more…

New Apple Ad Touts the iPad as a Creative Powerhouse, Inspires Artists Everywhere

Say what you will about Apple — and there are many people who have a lot of not-so-nice things to say — but the company knows how to put together an ad. From the funny Mac vs. PC commercials of old to this year’s Christmas advertisement that brought many to tears, Steve Jobs vision of standing at the intersection of liberal arts and technology is often brought to life by these ads.

Apple’s newest commercial gives the iPad the same treatment — showing the gadget being used for everything from photography to filmmaking while a monologue about poetry from the movie Dead Poets Society inspires you into a creative frenzy. Read more…

54 Reasons to Love Photography in 2013

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As a self-appointed pundit, I spend a fair amount of time criticizing the photography industry, but I have a little secret … I love photography! And 2013 brought yet another year full of strange, interesting and inspiring moments in photography. Let’s go on a little journey … in no particular order. Read more…