Inspiration

 

Photographer Visits Real Life Haunted Houses Across America

Locals say the owner of Ohio’s Milan Mansion was a practicing witch.

For his book 13: An American Horror Story, photographer Seph Lawless visited a number of real life “haunted houses” across the United States. The houses are crumbling on the outside, and the insides were the stage for some some of the creepiest crimes and incidents throughout history.

The house above is Milan Mansion found in Ohio. The locals claim that the owner was a practicing witch.
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Here’s What You Can Capture with a Camera Drone in a Major Airport

Drone’s aren’t allowed within a 5-mile radius of medium-to-large-sized airports in the United States. As a result, the Internet isn’t exactly teeming with photographs or videos taken from a drone’s perspective above those areas.

The video above offers a look at what you’d be able to capture if you were allowed to fly your camera drone around in a large airport. It was made in Mexico.
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Photographers Share About How They Overcame Their Greatest Fears

Everyone has fears, even the most successful photographers in the business. The key to overcoming those fears is to manage them rather than spending time and mental energy dwelling on them.

During Stand Out! events in Los Angeles and San Francisco, several photographer speakers were taken aside and asked about the greatest fears in their careers. The responses speak for themselves, with almost every photographer saying that one needs to ‘hustle’ and ‘take risks’ to succeed.

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Filmmaker Takes $235K in Phantom Cameras for a Swim to Capture Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage

If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves.

Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan felt when he put his $50K Phantom Flex, $45K Phantom Miro M-320S, and $140K Phantom 4K Flex inside his own custom-built underwater housings and took them out into the waves for the first time? Read more…

OK Go’s New Music Video Will Blow Your Mind with Its Fancy Drone Camerawork

OK Go is known for its creative music videos that often feature single takes and innovative camera techniques, and the band’s latest video continues that trend in an impressive way.

Released today, the “I Won’t Let You Down” music video has already amassed hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Give it a watch above and you’ll quickly see why.
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Inspiration and Advice: How to Be Happy with Your Photos

Reminiscent of the much-loved “The Gap” monologue by NPR’s Ira Glass, photographer and educator Mike Browne recently produced an inspirational video that tackles the topics of expectations, practice, and how to be happy with your photos as you continue on your photographic journey. Read more…

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.

I was recently reminded of my first really successful attempt to photograph the Milky Way. I remember making that photo very clearly. Or rather, I remember not wanting to make it at all. Read more…

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on what it takes to become, not just a better photographer, but a great photographer who can compete in the landscape today. Read more…

Chris Hadfield Explains How Zero Gravity Makes it Possible to Take Sharp, Hand-Held Long Exposures

Have you ever noticed how, in every photo of an astronaut using camera gear in the International Space Station, there’s pretty much never a tripod or monopod or special mount in sight? They’re always just handholding this massive camera with a 400mm lens attached.

So how, then, can they capture incredibly crisp photos of the Earth when they’re flying above it at 4.8 miles per second? In the video above, iconic Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares the fascinating answer. Read more…

Famous Album Cover Portraits Come to Life in this Creative Music Video

Israeli director Vania Heymann has created a new music video that brings famous artists to life in their album cover photos. Shown above, it’s a video for the beatboxed song “Mayokero” by Israeli artist Roy Kafri. Rather than Kafri beatboxing, however, we’re treated with the wonderfully bizarre sight of the album covers making the music.
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