Inspiration

 

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Finding photography inspiration without direction is often challenging. If I am not commissioned to photograph subjects for a client, I am often hard pressed to come up with fresh material on a daily basis. For that is what I do: photograph every day.

It can be far less demanding to see the Eiffel Tower on a trip to Paris and take some great images, but to work on my own photographs day in and day out in a familiar place requires commitment.

 
Jun 30, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This Flower Opening Time-Lapse Breathes New Life Into a Stale Subject

There are a few subjects that lend themselves particularly well to time-lapse photography — think: sunsets, aurora borealis, the night sky, and the hustle and bustle of a city — and so, naturally, they are the most frequently used subjects.

Another of these is flowers opening. Not quite as common anymore, it’s nevertheless still familiar to anyone who has spent any time exploring the world of time-lapse photography… so why is it that this creation by photographer David de los Santos Gil is still so captivating? Read more…

Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

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Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín De Pasquale was, so he turned his self-portraits up to eleven and created some reality-bending images that make that make those bathroom mirror selfies look even dumber. Read more…

external Q&A: Peter Hoffman’s Again And Again —National Geographic

A lot of the work I do is exploration or commentary on the relationship between people and their environment, but this is the first time I explored the natural world disrupting a people, and not the other way around. It made me more optimistic about people and find new love for them.

 
Jun 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

An Interesting BTS Look at What It Takes to Be a Cave Photographer

It might not be one of the best-known or most popular genres of the trade, but cave photography is an actual thing… and it’s not easy.

In the behind the scenes video above, Knoxville-based photographer Chris Higgins shows us just how much dedication, discipline and dirt it takes to get incredible photographs of the mysterious worlds hidden within the Earth. Read more…

Cosplay Pug Portraits Put an Adorable Spin on Game of Thrones

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It’s Friday. And after some potentially unfortunate news, it might do to share something that will help you start the weekend off on a better note. So, without further ado, we present you with a collection of photos that put a cute, SFW spin on HBO’s blockbuster show Game of Thrones. Read more…

Destruction/Creation: When Ink and Double Exposure Photography Digitally Collide

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Inspired by the beautiful ink-in-water photography of Alberto Seveso — who, by the way, we’ve featured many times on PetaPixel, so definitely check that out — South African artist and photographer Chris Slabber recently put a spin on ink photography the likes of which we’ve not seen before.

Using his skills as a digital artist, he combined the genres of Ink Photography and Double Exposure portraits to create something that, in the interest of avoiding photography word inflation, is both good and beautiful (but not ‘stunning’ or ‘brain paralyzing’). Read more…

external Behind the Cover: Martin Schoeller and the Three-Legged Dog —PROOF

For portrait photographer Martin Schoeller, known for his signature eye-to-eye, full-face portraits, the least of his worries is having his subject stand still on the X marked on his seamless background. But when it came to a three-legged decorated war hero, one leg lost to surgery after taking four rounds from an AK-47, this was exactly the problem.

 
Jun 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Perfect Storm: Interview with Stormchaser Mitch Dobrowner

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Mitch Dobrowner is a fine art photographer based in Studio City, California. Born on Long Island (Bethpage) New York he as have a wife (Wendy), 3 kids, a dog… and in his words, a bratty cat.

His work has been published by National Geographic Magazine, ABC News, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, CNN, NPR, Audubon Society, LA Times and LensWork, among others. Google recently produced a 2 minute commercial revolving around his work for their Search Stories campaign. Read more…

Sports Photographer Receives Well-Wishes from Athletes World-Wide After Accident


On the tenth of April, The Times chief sports photographer Marc Aspland was in a terrible car accident. The crash, which occurred in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, left him with brain hemorrhaging, nerve damage and two broken collarbones.

It was these injuries that led to Aspland missing out on two of the world’s largest sporting events, Wimbledon and the World Cup. But after news of the photographer unable to make it to these events spread about, a number of athletes started to team up to send support his way. Using the hashtag #gwsmarc (get well soon, Marc), a number of well-known tennis, cricket and football athletes have teamed up to show their support. Read more…