Posts Tagged ‘journey’

The Journey Light Takes from the Sun to Your Camera

Did you know that when you capture a natural light photo, it took those photons about 8.3 minutes to travel from the Sun to your camera? Light feels like it travels quickly for us here on Earth — so quickly that when we take a picture on our planet, it basically captures things the moment they happen. But in the vast distances of space, it can take light quite a bit of time to get from one place to another.

Art director Alphonse Swinehart created the 45-minute video above showing, in real-time, the journey a photon takes when it leaves the surface of the Sun and begins traveling out of our solar system. When Earth is reached at around 8 minutes and 20 seconds, that’s the trip countless photons took before they ended up in our photos.

(via Alphonse Swinehart via Photoxels)

Photographer Travels Across the Southwestern USA by Freight Train

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A couple of years ago, photographer Kevin Russ packed some belongings into his car, traveled tens of thousands of miles across the US, and documented his journey with his iPhone camera. The trip earned Russ quite a bit of media attention and a sizable online following.

Last year he embarked on an even more rugged journey: traveling across the Southwestern United States by freight train with just his phone and a few possessions.
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The Road to Wolfboro: A Cinematic Tribute to the Beauty of Wet Plate Collodion Photography

Skateboard company Element recently put together a wonderful little mini-documentary titled The Road to Wolfboro. In it, a dedicated film crew follows photographer Brian Gaberman around as he shares his fascination of wet plate photography and captures some of the most beautiful scenes across the east cost.

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One Man’s Photos from an Epic Road Trip Spanning 26 Years, 177 Countries, and 500,000 Miles

A 76-year-old man named Gunther Holtorf is back home in Germany now after an epic road trip. How epic was it? It could very well be the world’s longest: the journey took 26 years, included 177 different countries around the world, and spanned nearly 550,000 miles.

All along the way, Holtorf carried two Leica cameras — a Leicaflex SL and a Leica M6 — to document the things he saw in the places he visited. The video above, featuring photographer David Lemke, offers a glimpse into Holtorf’s journey and photos.

(via DW and Reddit)

An Interesting BTS Look at What It Takes to Be a Cave Photographer

It might not be one of the best-known or most popular genres of the trade, but cave photography is an actual thing… and it’s not easy.

In the behind the scenes video above, Knoxville-based photographer Chris Higgins shows us just how much dedication, discipline and dirt it takes to get incredible photographs of the mysterious worlds hidden within the Earth. Read more…

The First Photo

A personal mission to see where and how it happened.

Oct 02, 2013 · Harald Johnson

Photographer Embarks on 40,000km Bike Trek Around the World with His Camera

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Yesterday, our own Alan Steadman shared some advice. He told you to go out and explore, to travel, to see the world and meet new people so that those experiences could inform the stories you tell when you’re working behind the camera.

Well, if you were looking for a shining example to go with those words, look no further than photographer, writer and cyclist Rob Lutter, then man who is currently 15,000km (about 9,300 miles) into a 40,000km (about 25,000 miles) photographic journey around the world. Read more…

The Snowball Effect: Transitioning from a Hobbyist to a Full Time Photographer

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I started getting into photography when I was in my mid-to-late teens. I bought a 35mm Minolta XG7 at a local yard sale during my freshman year, and around the same time I took a 3 week summer darkroom course at a local community college. I got really in to it, but when I finally finished high school I went straight into the workforce. I jumped around various manual labor and retail jobs until I was 21. This is when I got married, and shortly thereafter I began considering the distant possibility of making a career out of my hobby.
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Couple Captures Selfies at Each of the 118 Subway Stations in Manhattan

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Want to know how long it takes to visit every single subway station in Manhattan? Answer: It takes about nine hours.

That’s what young couple James Doernberg and Kai Jordan found out last week when they visited each of the 118 stations in the system, snapping a self portrait at each stop.
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How I Transitioned from Being a Hobbyist to Being a Pro Photographer

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The transition from being a “hobbyist” to being a “professional” photographer was slow and seemed to creep up on me. I’ve been professional now for 6 years (as in, it’s been my only job), and you can find my work on my website. Here’s the story of my journey.
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