Posts Tagged ‘talk’

How to Crush the Composition

Here’s a talk Photoshop guru Scott Kelby gave at the recent Google+ Photography Conference on how to “crush the composition”. It’s a talk that goes beyond the basics of rules of thirds, leading lines, and repeating patterns.

JR on Using Photographic Street Art to Turn the World Inside Out

Back in 2010, street artist JR won the $100,000 TED Prize to continue his massive photographic street installations. He then started the Inside Out project to encourage people around the world to use giant posters of portraits to “connect communities, make change, and turn the world inside out.” The video above shows a talk JR gave at TED earlier this month to report on how the project is going and how it’s changing the world.

(via Beautiful/Decay)

Photographs of the World’s Oldest Living Things

Here’s an interesting TED talk by photographer Rachel Sussman, who undertook an interesting photo project idea: photograph living organisms around the world that are 2,000 years old or older.

(via Feature Shoot)

Advanced Image Sensor Concepts Explained with Beer

When German image sensor scientist Joachim Linkemann gave a talk called “Advanced Camera and Image Sensor Technology” at Automate 2011 back in March 2011, he tried to boil things down to terms people could understand and ended up using beer to illustrate the concepts. If you want to learn about how things like signal-to-noise, dynamic range, and dark noise would work if a glass of beer was the pixel on an image sensor, check out the PDF slideshow.

Advanced Camera and Image Sensor Technology (via Image Sensors World via Rob Galbraith)

John Cleese on How to Be Creative

Here’s a 35-minute lecture by English actor and comedian John Cleese on the topic of creativity. A couple interesting points: creativity is absolutely unrelated to intelligence and is more a way of operating than an ability.

(via Boing Boing)

Nat Geo Photographer Dewitt Jones on Looking for Right Answers

Here’s an inspiring video in which photographer and speaker Dewitt Jones talks about how he looks for “right answers” when he was doing assignments for National Geographic. Rather than specific tips or techniques, he mostly talks about high level ideas while showing off some of his stunning photographs.

A Philosopher Talks About the Work of Street Photographer Garry Winogrand

Philosopher and Georgia Tech professor Ian Bogost gave this short talk recently on the photography of renowned American street photographer Garry Winogrand, specifically focused on Winogrand’s famous quote in which he says,

I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs.

Unless you’re a philosopher, this may be the most confusing photography talk you’ve ever heard. See if you can wrap your mind around what Bogost is saying…

How Badly Do You Want to Improve Your Photography?

Here’s a pretty inspiring video that poses a simple question: “how bad do you want it”? It’s from motivational speaker Eric Thomas’ “Secrets to Success” talk, meant to help people accomplish their goals, whether it’s “academically, financially, relationally”, etc… Definitely applicable to those passionate about improving their photography as well.

(via Reddit)