Inspiration

 

A Photo Booth with a 240MPH Leaf Blower Pointed At People’s Faces

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My name is Martin Szabo and I am commercial and portrait photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. I was recently doing volunteer work for a charity event in Vancouver and wanted to bring little twist and fun to the party. I ended up creating a photo booth to shoot portraits of people while their faces were being blasted by 240 mph wind coming from a leaf blower.
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Chasing the Hawaiian Sunset with an 800mm Lens

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Growing up in a surfing family in Hawaii, The Endless Summer was a rite of passage. As a young boy, not only did that surf film give me a love of the ocean and adventure, the image of the cover was burned into my memory (Even Vanity Fair applauds the world renowned portrait).
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A Drive Through Four Seasons in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Mike Cook of Negative4 Productions created the above time-lapse video showing the passage of four seasons on a drive through the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He tells us he created the video by driving the same I-70 route through the mountains 10 times over the course of 10 months. Each time, he had a GoPro camera snapping a 12MP photo every 2 seconds throughout the journey.

He ended up with 17,440 photographs, which he then selected from and combined to create the resulting time-lapse.

This ‘Flow Motion’ Time-Lapse of Dubai is Insane

Time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth has taken the idea of hyperlapses to the next level with his latest video, “Dubai Flow Motion” (shown above).

It offers a tour of Dubai through the lens of Whitworth’s camera as it does seemingly impossible zooms through various perspectives, from the ground, into an airplane, to the top of the tallest building in the world, and then down to the bottom through the floors.
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30 Powerful Reuters Photos from the Past 30 Years

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It was 30 years ago that Reuters launched its Pictures service that plays a key role in distributing powerful photojournalism to publications around the world. To celebrate this anniversary, the agency has selected a collection of photographs that represent “key images” from its massive archives — photographs that have changed the way we see the world.
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Seagull Skytrails: Using Post-Processing to Reveal the Flight Paths of Birds

Videographer Paul Parker created the experimental video above, titled “Seagull Skytrails,” which reveals the flight path of birds with clever post-processing.
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Photos of White Balloons Invading Everyday Scenes

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Invasions” is a quirky photo project by French photographer Charles P├ętillon, who used huge clouds of white balloons as a metaphor for various things in life. The images may look like they use CGI renderings of white orbs, but there’s no digital manipulation involved: P├ętillon actually introduced physical balloons to shoot each shot.
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Mold Becomes Strangely Beautiful When Captured in a Macro Photo Time-Lapse

Mold is something people usually don’t want to see, especially on their food, but it’s something that attracted the eye of Russian photographer Nick Lariontsev. He created the fascinating time-lapse video above showing strange beauty of mold when seen up close.
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‘Gotham City SF’ Offers a Dark and Gritty View of the City by the Bay

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“Gotham City SF” is a time-lapse and photo project by San Francisco-based photographer Toby Harriman that offers a black-and-white view of The City by the Bay that’s inspired by Gotham City, the fictional home of Batman.
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Slow-Motion Wedding Ring Shots Captured with Fire, Water, and Gravity

Archie and Sansan of the Manila, Philippines-based wedding videography service Alt X Videos sent in this little bit of inspiration for wedding ring shots. It’s a collection of their best clips and concepts, many of which are “not for the faint hearted” (the couple says they won’t ever try some of the clips again).

Their goal was to make “heart stopping” ring shots for newlyweds by using fire, water, and gravity in creative — but risky — ways. Everything was captured with a Sony FS700.