Posts Tagged ‘light’

Very Informative Side-by-Side Comparison of Different Light Modifiers

A few weeks ago, we shared a video by photographer Karl Taylor that gave you a behind the scenes look at what a day-long fashion shoot in his studio was like. And even though a few of our readers poked fun at the video’s obvious product placement, a lot of people learned a thing or two and came back with followup questions regarding the light modifiers that Taylor was using throughout the day.

Fortunately for us, Taylor was listening, and has produced this very informative follow-up video in which he discusses the differences between his go-to modifiers, complete with side-by-side comparisons. Read more…

This Image Shows Every Color of Visible Light Emitted by the Sun

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If you paid attention in high-school physics, you know that white light contains within it the rainbow of colors of the visible light spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet (and if you’re Isaac Newton you throw Indigo in there for good measure).

Sunlight, however, is a little more complicated. And so, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory has put together a high-resolution image that shows just how much of each color is contained in the light coming from that star that keeps us all alive. Read more…

New Multi-Cam Rig May Soon Let Sports Fans Pick Their Favorite Camera Angle

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There seems to be a growing desire among the networks to give sports fans the absolute best angle of the action when they’re watching a game on TV, but what angle is that?

Sunday Night Football is tackling the problem by giving fans every angle with the newly installed FreeD system, but researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are taking a different approach. With their new OmniCam360, they intend to give you both 360° views as well as the ability to choose whatever angle you like best. Read more…

These Binary Prints by Alex Trochut Show Different Portraits in Light and Darkness

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In an attempt to explore “duplicity in two-dimensional surfaces,” illustrator, designer and typographer Alex Trochut invented and patented a way to print two images on the same surface. His photography exhibit Binary Prints, puts the newly invented method to work, revealing a different portrait when viewed in the light or dark. Read more…

Photographer Uses Light and Shadows to Frame Human Forms in the City

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Want to see some beautiful street photographs that make use of light and shadows? Look no further than the project “Man on Earth” by London-based photographer Rupert Vandervell. Each image in the series shows a single person’s figure framed by the shadows and features of a big city.
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Showing the Reflected Light a Polarizing Filter Eliminates from a Scene

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Want to see how much reflected light your polarizing filter eliminates from any scene? You can easily visualize this light using an image editing program like Photoshop.
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Photos of Diet Wiegman’s Mind-Blowing Shadow Sculptures

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Voted “The Most Brilliant Artist of the Netherlands” in 2009, Dutch artist Diet Wiegman is a master of his craft. But of all the amazing creations he has to his name, his work with light and shadow is most breathtaking. Using garbage, pieces of glass and other rubble, he creates a sculpture that, with the help of a light source, projects a beautiful image onto a wall. Read more…

Photographs of Sunlight, Shadows, Stars, and Storms on the Atlantic

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Duesseldorf, Germany-based photographer Jakob Wagner wants to show you how diverse photographs of the Atlantic Ocean can be. The images in his series “Madeiran Weather” are all of the same patch of coastal area, yet they are drastically different from one another due to the weather.
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Experimental Light Painting Photographs with Lights Strapped to Wakeboards

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Red Bull Illume and Snap! Orlando recently came up with an awesome way to put a twist on the concept of light painting. They recruited light-painting photographer Patrick Rochon to photograph a team of wakeboarders who rode around with colorful lights strapped to their wakeboards!
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Photos of a World in Darkness Illuminated by Single Sources of Light

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French photographer Julien Mauve has always been fascinated by light, and his project “After Lights Out” is an interesting study of the subject. The series is based on a simple idea: what would it look like if darkness overtook our world, and only a single source of light were present to pierce the darkness?

Each of the scenes seen in Mauve’s photos are completely devoid of artificial light except from a single source, through a single window.
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