Posts Tagged ‘roadtrip’

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)

Photographer Looks to Retrace the Footsteps of Robert Frank in ‘The Americans’

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Similar in nature to the tribute Peter Essick paid to Ansel Adams, photographer Trenton Moore is on a mission to quite literally retrace the footsteps of famed photographer Robert Frank.

In his project titled Retracing America: A Photo Roadtrip, Essick hopes to visit the exact same locations Frank did for his iconic 1957 photo book The Americans.
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A Day In the Awesome Life of Roadtripping Time-Lapse Photographer Joel Schat

Roadtrippers claims to be the first and only website dedicated specifically to road travels. “Discovering America’s best lodging & attractions”, the website has a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing footage of these locations and attractions, most of which are done so in a time-lapse fashion.

Who is it that captures these time-lapses though? And what type of work goes into them? Their latest video answers those questions and more.
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Creative Project Combines Time-Lapse and Stop-Motion to Capture a US Road Trip

PetaPixel readers should already be familiar with Eric Paré‘s work. Often a combination of multiple photographic disciplines, his videos offer, if not something unique, then something at the very least different from the multitude of time-lapse, stop-motion and light painting work out there.

His newest project, called WindScale, is a combination of time-lapse and stop-motion that he and a friend created on their way from Montréal to Burning Man in Nevada last year. Read more…

Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of us are still blown away when someone actually finds the guts to do just that.

And, well, if they capture a time-lapse so gorgeous it gets National Geographic‘s attention in the process, all the better for us photography blog types. Read more…

Quirky Self-Portraits of Photographer Alex Wein Doing Headstands Across the World

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If you’re going to do self-portraits, it might not be a bad idea to take a leaf out of photographer Alex Wein‘s book and get creative. Started during a cross-country roadtrip back in 2011, Wein’s series Headstands puts a quirky twist on your standard “here’s me at the *insert famous landmark here*” photo by quite literally turning it on its head. Read more…

Modern Motorcycle Diaries: Man Captures His 500-Day Trip Across the Americas

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If you feel feelings of wanderlust and jealousy easily, you might want to stay away from the story of Alex Chacon. He’s a guy who recently completed a 503-day solo journey on a motorcycle. He rode 82,459 miles across 22 countries in both North and South America. Chacon also captured photos and videos throughout the journey in order to document his experience.
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Make Better Photos Linger in Time-Lapse Trip Recaps Using Lightroom Starring

A neat way to present a recap of a trip is to take all the photographs taken over many days — both keepers and unwanted shots — and string them together into a fast-paced time-lapse video. A problem with this type of video, however, is that the photos often fly by so quickly that it’s difficult for your brain to distinguish between them and to pick out “highlights.”

Australian photographer Marcus Round of Brisbane, Queensland tells us that an easy way to make these videos a little easier to consume is to help surface the best shots by allowing them to linger.
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24-Year-Old Hitchhikes From Norway to Lebanon with a Backpack and a DSLR

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24-year-old photographer Sébastian Dahl is quite the adventurer. Back on September 15th, 2012, Dahl left his home in Oslo, Norway and began a hitchhiking journey that ended nearly three months later and thousands of miles away in Beirut, Lebanon. He snapped photographs along the way, creating a beautiful travel photography diary documenting the trip.
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Two-Week-Long Cross-Country Road Trip Captured in 3 Minutes and 5000 Photos

A Seattle-based couple named Mike Matas and Sharon Hwang recently went on an epic cross-country road trip and documented it in a cool way. The duo, both product designers at Facebook, rented a car from a national rental company and spent two weeks driving from San Francisco to New York City. Over the course of their journey, the two snapped thousands of photographs documenting their adventures. After flying back home to the West Coast, Matas took 5,000 of the photographs and turned them into the time-lapse video above that shows their entire trip in 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
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