Two years ago we dubbed photographer Thomas Shahan ‘the Bob Ross of bug photography.’ Today, we’re back with a video from the macro master in which he dives into his workflow in the field, dropping bits and pieces of useful knowledge as he goes through a daily shoot.
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Does photography deserve a place in art galleries? Jonathan Jones doesn’t think so. The Guardian art columnist has caused quite a stir after writing a piece titled, “Flat, soulless and stupid: why photographs don’t work in art galleries.”
While Jones acknowledges that photographs can be “powerful, beautiful, and capture the immediacy of a moment like nothing else,” he argues that they are, “poor art when hung on a wall like paintings.”
The pair call this research and application Psyphotology, a clever wordplay on psychology and photography. Their hope is to impact the world by helping us gain self-acceptance rather than focusing on criticism.
Water droplets can make for some beautiful high-speed photography, but how do photographers manage to capture such precise moments? And what if you add even more elements to the equation, such as shooting a tiny pellet through the drop as it reaches its peak?
While repetition and luck are one option, a far better approach is to use a clever triggering system called the Camera Axe.
Tokyo-based artist Satoshi Araki is a man whose eye for the detail is immediately evident when you look at his dioramas… if you can even tell they’re dioramas, that is.
For each miniature, Araki painstakingly plans out the layout of his trashed and scattered street scenes and photographs in such a way that, often, you’d be hard-pressed to identify them as dioramas at all..
It’s a given, when you start photography you’ll be bombarded by people in the ‘know’ about how to photograph, what to photograph and when to photograph. In my time working in the imaging industry I’ve heard many of these suggestions, both from beginners and professionals.
For those of you who partake in any sort of nighttime photography, it’s no secret that light pollution can be the bane of your existence. Thankfully, there’s a neat, simple online resource that can help you better prepare to avoid this enemy of great Milky Way photography.
It’s called Dark Sky Finder, and it’s an easy-to-use website that gives you an up-to-date, radar-style view of what light pollution across the United States looks like.
Spanish photographer Marina Cano has been taking photographs since she was a teenager. Years later, she’s amassed an incredible portfolio and several awards for both her landscape and wildlife photography, the latter of which it’s taking all of our energy not to use ‘click-bait’ words to describe.
Seattle-based artist Nicolas Bouvier spends most of his days creating concept art for some of the biggest names in the video game world.
But when he’s not in the office drawing up something for Halo or Assassin’s Creed, he’s out with his camera capturing beautiful photos of landscapes and cityscapes filled with people exploring this Earth of ours.
Conspiracy theorists often point to moon landing photos as evidence that the whole thing was faked by the US government. One of the arguments is that since there’s only one main light source in the photos — the sun — the shadows should have been much darker and less detailed.
That argument has now been debunked thanks to one newly uncovered fact: Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit actually served as a great reflector, bouncing light into the shadows and illuminating many scenes.