Inspiration

 

Double Exposure Portraits of City Council Members and Things Important to Them

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Photojournalist Kyle Grantham of The News Journal in Delaware recently shot a creative series of portraits of the city council members of Wilmington, Delaware. Each of the images is a double exposure photo showing the member blended with a subject of their choice.
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This Fire Breathing Bullet Time Was Captured Using 27 GoPro Cameras

Photographer Tyler Johnson built his own bullet time rig using 27 GoPro HERO Black cameras and captured some awesome footage of a fire breather doing his thing on a roof in San Francisco.
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Magnum Photographer Jonas Bendiksen Shares the Story Behind His Iconic ‘Satellites’ Shot

Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen spent seven years journeying through the former Soviet Union and documenting the lives of the people there. Along the way, he met scrap metal scavengers who search the landscape for fallen rockets in order to sell the materials. One of his photos of these people became one of Bendiksen’s most famous works.

In the 2-minute video above, Bendiksen briefly shares the story behind his iconic shot. You can purchase this photo in poster or book form over in the Magnum store.

(via Magnum Photos via Reddit)

These Portraits Are the Result of Eight-Minute, Light-Painted Exposures

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Photographer Gary Schneider shoots portraits with a rather unusual technique. For his project titled Faces, Schneider had his subjects lie on a black backdrop under his large format camera and then sit still for eight minutes while Schneider slowly illuminated the details of their faces with a small light.
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Drone Photos from Around the World That May Not Be Legal to Shoot Anymore

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After camera drones started taking off — both literally and figuratively — in the photography industry over the past few years, there was a brief window of opportunity for photographers to legally shoot aerial shots at many famous tourist locations around the world before authorities decided to make those spots off limits to drones.

Photographer Amos Chapple spent two years traveling the globe and doing as much drone photography as he could while “staying ahead of local laws against their use.”
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The Worlds First Hyperlapse, Shot in 1995 on a Bolex 16mm Film Camera

Hyperlapses, or timelapses with the camera traveling great distances, have become all the rage these days, but have you ever wondered how far back the technique goes? The short film above, titled “Pacer,” was captured back in 1995 using a Bolex 16mm film camera. It is being called the world’s oldest hyperlapse.
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This Photo of an Angry Lion Was Shot Just Moments Before It Charged

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Photographer Atif Saeed captured this intense photograph of a male lion growling at him back in 2012 in a safari park in Lahore, Pakistan. The photo was captured just moments before the angry cat rushed at the photographer.
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Underwater Wedding Portraits Off the Coast of Maui

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Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano are a photographer couple who left their homeland of Australia to start a photography studio in Hawaii called Love and Water. One of their specialties is underwater wedding photography in which a bride and groom, often decked out in formal wedding attire, dive deep underwater for dreamlike portraits.
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The Social Engineering of Photography: Overcoming the Challenge of Talking to People

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I’m always on the lookout for potential subjects. Approaching them is something that I’ve actually gotten better at, despite the video evidence below to the contrary. When I was in college working for Student Media I hated talking to people to get caption information after I photographed them. Approaching a person before the photograph was even harder.

As I became more confident in my ability it became easier, but it was still difficult for me. When I decided I wanted to be a full time photographer, I knew I needed to do my best to remove the apprehension of talking to people I didn’t know about photographing them. I knew that working assignments would mean talking to people I’ve never met a lot.
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Tintype Portraits of Celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival

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Photographer Victoria Will captured portraits of celebrities at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Instead of using her DSLR, however, Will decided to pick up an old Graflex Super D camera and create aluminum tintype portraits of the actors and actresses.
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