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The Bob Ross of Bug Photography Returns with a Solid Overview of the Macro Workflow

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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Requiem of Ice: A Thought-Provoking, Visually Compelling Ode to a Disappearing Ice Cave

In a decade’s time, the Sandy Glacier Caves — thought to be the largest glacier cave system in the continental United States — might disappear entirely. It was this startling discovery that led filmmaker Ben Canales and his team at Uncage the Soul onto the steep slopes of Mount Hood to film a visually breathtaking short film called Requiem of Ice. Read more…

Mesmerizing Cinemagraphs Capture The Monotony of ‘Routine’

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How do you capture ‘routine’ on camera? That was the question that talented cinemagraph creator Julien Douvier (featured before here and here) was asking himself late last year. The answer, when it struck him, was simple: nothing is perhaps more routine than our early morning walk to work.

So he set about capturing that in the only way he knew how: photography with a touch of motion — or videography with a touch of stillness — in order words, cinemagraphs. Read more…

Engineering Photography Beautifully Reveals the Intersection of Science and Art

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From images of graphene flowers and foam to a portrait of a self-taught engineer fixing one of his elephant pumps that is providing clean water for a village in Malawi, the winning images and other impressive entrants in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering’s photography competition beautifully illustrate how art, science, and humanity mesh. Read more…

Combination of Star Trails and Eroded Stone Make for One Incredible Time-Lapse

Star trail time-lapses can be absolutely beautiful, even mesmerizing. But as incredible as the stars themselves are, the foreground subject matter can really help to set the stage and take your images of the night sky to a whole new level.

WAVELENGTH by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic is a perfect example of this. The duo used beautiful, eroded stone in Arizona as leading lines and contours that move your eye to the star trails, even as they add their own captivating tone to the entire creation.

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Video: This Cab Ride Through NYC at Night is Made from 3,454 Individual Oil Paintings

Stop-motion is a painstaking and labor and time-intensive process when you do it with photographs, so imagine creating an entire stop-motion video using only oil paintings. That’s exactly what ambient folk band The Sea The Sea decided to do for their most recent music video, enlisting the help of artist Zachary Johnson to do the heavy lifting… or painting.

In all, the final music video is made up of 3,454 oil paintings that take you on a nighttime cab ride home through New York City. Read more…

external On and off the grid: How wildlife photographer Josh Anon finds inspiration by shifting focus —The Next Web

With Anon, the left and right sides of the brain seem naturally aligned — almost intertwined — so perhaps it’s no surprise that he derives energy and optimism from the ebb and flow of the temporal world. His genuine enthusiasm about teaching and writing is regularly balanced by sliding off the grid to the planet’s remote regions. I caught up with Josh Anon, who carved out some time from his busy startup schedule, to find out how he puts these disparate parts of his life together and keeps the wheels moving.

 
Nov 17, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Mother of Ten and Talented Photographer Captures Wonderful Natural Light Portraits

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Lisa Holloway might be a super-human. Until we get her near some kryptonite, we can’t be sure, but the self-taught photographer somehow manages to take care of 10 children while simultaneously running a successful photography business.

All the while, she’s stacking her portfolio full of gorgeous natural light portraits of newborns, babies, children, seniors and families. Read more…

Supercell Cloud ‘Cinemagraphs’ by a Storm Chasing Photographer

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Photographer Mike Hollingshead has gained quite a bit of exposure online for his jaw-dropping photos of storms across the United States. We featured his work here in January of 2014.

Recently, Hollingshead has begun to branch out his work into a new direction: cinemagraphs.
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BTS: Creating a Sports Action Shot Using 3D Printed Figurines

Photographer Dan Vojtěch teamed up with Red Bull wakeskater Zuzana Vráblová for a unique and technologically challenging photo shoot. Vojtěch and his team utilized 3D scanning technology, 3D printing, and studio photography to create some eye-catching images.

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