2011-03-31

Slide show for the Kremlin Riding School

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by Studioseptember

GPP 2011 Shoot-out

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Watch Joey L and Zack Arias try and outdo each other to make a picture of a surprise model; all within 15 minutes.
Gregory Heisler makes a special cameo appearance which is well worth the 10mins watch.

Watch last year's shootout with Joey L, Zack Arias and David Hobby with Joe McNally commentary here:

vimeo.com/​10518603

A Big Thank YOU to:

Dubai Media City & Dubai Studio City (Sponsors)
Jamil Abu-Wardeh (MC/Presenter)
Hakam (Tannoura Dancer)

Video by: Harun Yasin Tuna
Assistant: Anna Preussel

Photo Assistants:
Charles Verghese
Amaresh Bhaskaran
Dan Depew

2011-03-30

Chris Shepard - Lifestyle Wedding Photographer

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About Shepard Photograhy:

I'm Chris, owner, operator, and button pusher here at Shepard Photography, a lifestyle wedding photography studio in the greater Sacramento, California area. Here is me in a nut shell...

I fell into the world of wedding photography by chance and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I love what I do!

We are based out of Roseville, CA and primarily serve the greater Sacramento area as well as parts of the Bay Area. We don't limit ourselves, though, and are more than happy to fly off to exotic locations to photograph your amazing wedding! Just ask.


by RockBridge Productions

Steadycam building process. Short version.

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Home built steadycam.

All parts are made from 4x2cm square steel tube, cut, bent and drilled. The arms are made from 1x1cm square, steel tube, cut and drilled. All joints are the same, 0,6mm steel tube and 0,4 bolt throuhg it. That´s how it can turn freely with little to no wear (if lubricated properly before use).

The springs are custom made in a little shop in madrid, stronger than actually neeeded but I think it´s better that way, it runs smoother if the operator has to exert a bit of force, if it´s too loose you can see the movement in the recording. This model allows to use two weaker springs instead of one or a combination.

Almost everything is adjustable, the camera support has 7cm of play to adjust different weight lenses and centers of gravity, the camera, handle and weight height can be adjusted to fit camera needs.

The next step is to modify the weight platform so it´s not centered so we can use "asymetric" camera setups (ie, attached LED lighting, microphones and such).
It´s tested up to 2,5 Kg but not really usable, 1,5 should be a reasonable limit.

Sketch- flickr.com/​photos/​mvgfoto/​5560684299/​

by mvg_foto  |  DIYPhotography

Tyler Stableford hits the slopes with PocketWizard MiniTT1 and Profoto AcuteB 600

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by PocketWizard

Pepsi Max Shoot Behind the Scenes

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Behind the scenes with Abi Clancy for Pepsi Max.

Shoot and Edit: Threefold.

Client: Pepsi Max / Freud Communications

Photographer: Matt Holyoak 

by Threefold 

Photography Tips: Action and Sports - Gert Wagner

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www.wings-media.com: simple tricks from a pro that may turn a banal picture into an exciting one

2011-03-29

Planet of the Apes and E.T. ( FILMING LOCATION VIDEO)

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Planet of the Apes 1968 ( FILMING LOCATION VIDEO) Charlton Heston Ending



E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Filming locations



Planet of the Apes is a 1968 epic science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner based on the novel La planète des singes by Pierre Boulle. The film stars Charlton Heston and features Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, veteran Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison. The script was originally written by Rod Serling but had many rewrites before eventually being made.

by Herve Attia


Controlling Light with Matthew Jordan Smith

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Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith talks about the best type of lighting to use based on what type of photo you are trying to shoot and explains using a light meter.

by Sekonic Webinars

Clay Blackmore Canon Body Photographer "Have a Plan"

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Washington based Canon Body photographer Clay Blackmore is one of the most passionate professional photographers in the country today and a true innovator in the world of wedding photography and portraiture.

Clays style blends the beauty and timelessness of classical portraiture with spontaneity and appeal of photojournalism. Clay's photographic, business, and educational credentials were meticulously developed during his 25-year association with the legendary Monte Zucker as assistant, business partner, and co-educator.

2011-03-28

Creative Workflow Tutorial in Lightroom

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Landscape photographer and instructor Robert Rodriguez Jr shows you his creative approach to Lightroom processing using an image an captured on a recent trip to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

He also discusses printing, and a tour of his print studio in an upcoming episode.

by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

LamourBTS

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Behind the Scenes with Studione on the Lamour Video/Photo shoot.

by Studione

Behind the scenes - Lomè photo shooting, 2010 march 1

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2010, march 1

Location: Cafè Galileo, Biella
Subject: Lomè (Andrea Manzoni, Riccardo Ruggeri)
Photo and editing: Paolo Martinez
Assistant and video: Enrico Garzone
Total shots: >500
Working time: >3h

flickr.com/​photos/​paolomartinez/​sets/​72157624093790919/​

by Paolo Martinez  |  About Paolo

PETER LANGONE | LAS SENADORA BUD LIGHT PHOTO SHOOT

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I was given some footage from Peter Langone's team, of a photo shoot Peter did for Bud Light. They needed a behind the scenes video put together. This is the longer edit I did. I did not shoot the footage. Just edited. Everything was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II and edited in Final Cut Pro.

You can check out Peter Langone's website at peterlangone.com

by Velez Productions

Photographing City Center, Las Vegas

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On set with Scott Frances photographing the new City Center hotel and casino in Las Vegas, NV

by Andrew Frasz

Behind the scene shooting Mickey Avalon

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Behind the scene of our shoot with Mickey Avalon.

Mickey Avalon (born Yeshe Perl on December 3, 1975) is an American rapper from Hollywood, California.

Mickey has a unique rhyming style and raps mostly about his experiences on the streets with drugs and prostitution. He was a member of the Dyslexic Speedreaders, a rap group which also includes rappers Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy, and Beardo. Dirt Nasty, Beardo, and Andre Legacy all appear in Avalon's recent music video, "Fuckin' 'Em All".(*)

Mickey Avalon's Website

The photographers  Ian & Erick regnard aka tungsten

Born in Mauritius in 1966, Ian and Erick Regnard took up their first camera as a passion to capture the ocean’s underworld. Although fascinated by photography it is not until later on when their family migrated to Australia that they saw an opportunity to evolve from their basic skills. It is of their upbringing around the sea that draws them constantly back to the ocean for most of their work. Tungsten is a collaboration of both brothers on every level, from ideas, composition, direction and photography and mostly concentrate on Sport, Lifestyle and portrait photography.
With 17 years of experience, their clients list includes amongst others; Sport Magazine, Multiplex, Tracks, Quiksilver, Curve, SurfEurope, Billabong, Surfer, TransworldSurf, Etnies, Woodside, Rip Curl, Spy Optics, FHM, Australian Traveller, Discover Magazine, Bloomberg and more. (*)

Awards:
- HONORARY MENTION - 2009 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS.
- Finalist in the 2008 Hasselblad Masters.



by ian regnard | website | blog

(*) See more informatión

Glam4u Inverno 2011 - United States Of Glam

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Apucarana, Brasil
nkgstudio.com
 
by NKG Studio

2011-03-27

DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Testing

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A few days ago we headed for a short trip to test out a first prototype of the DitoGear PortaSlider which is a new, modular timelapse slider dedicated to entry-level an professional timelapse shooters.

We wanted to check how the concepts worked and gave a hard-testing run to the new product. With a total of 14 one-meter track units and 2 trolley designs to test out we had a lot of fun!

The track joints seem to work flawlessly and really precisely even on such long track. The trolley need some refinements and this week we're going to test out a new, improved design.

Preparing for shots with a 14 meter track takes some time, but it is definitely worth effort giving a whole bunch of new creative options for shooting.

Now about the slider at a glance:
- continuous and and drive-shoot-drive mode, 2 way w/ shutter control
- modular track design (0.5m, 1.0m, 2.0m modules)
- controller and user interface integrated with motor and trolley
- very basic video mode w/optional controller (left, right, speed adjustment)
- horizontal & diagonal operation w/ lightweight cameras

- option of connecting the OmniSlider controller for a full-blown set of features (planned)
- very (!) affordable price (to be announced soon)

Preorders: info@ditogear.com

More info soon so keep in touch!
ditogear.com
facebook.com/​ditogear
twitter.com/​ditogear

by Patryk Kizny

Light Painting Tutorial: Orb Techniques

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A few hours we posted a video about light painting with the name "ball of light.". Ok, now we show you with the help of "Light Painting Tutorial" how to do it.
If never did this before, I can tell you that is a nice and different experience how photographer. You have to tray it, it is very rewarding.



Light Painting Tutorial: Orb Techniques

This light painting photography tutorial will show you two of the basic techniques for creating an orb using a light source that you can spin.

lightpaintingphotography.com/​

The link that shows you how to make the light tool that was used is
lightpaintingphotography.com/​light-painting-tutorials/​jason-d-page/​simple-orb-tool/​

Follow LightPaintingPhotography.com on Facebook!
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by Light Painting Photography

Ball of light

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This 15 minute documentary tells the story of Denis Smith. Two years ago he was in a high pressure sales job suffering with depression, debt and alcohol problems. Then he discovered light painting, and his life changed forever...

Denis Smith´s  Flickr  | website   | samcollinsmedia.com

On Location with le BOOGIE - Episode 1

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The only way to learn is to ask questions, give it a go or watch great informative clips produced by handsome men. We suggest the last option.

This is the first of many little clips we are producing with the help of Aquatech Water Housing and our top staff photographers. We are going to try explain what the difference between a flat port and a bulk head connector are, show you some tricks to nailing better shots and review and text some new products which are due out this year from the guys.

This episode features Ray Collins teaching us about a basic water housing set up using the Canon 7D and a 50mm lens.

To find out more about any of the Aquatech.net products visit their website and make sure you check out Ray Collins work also, its pretty special.

Equipment displayed in episode 1.
Aquatech CO 7 Sports Housing
Aquatech Lens Port LP 5
Canon 7D
Canon 50mm f1.4

by le BOOGIE

2011-03-26

The Palms

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A shoot with Madame Bink and Ivory Flame in Infra Red.
Using the Phase One Achromatic back on A Phase One DF camera with a Schneider LS 110mm Lens, fitted with a Lee 87 filter. The video was shot on a Canon XF100 video camera which has the capability of shooting in Infra Red.

by drew gardner

Martin Prihoda photographs Neha Dhupia for ADORN

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Actress Neha Dhupia for ADORN Magazine. Fashion and Advertising Photographer Martin Prihoda.

Martin in iso1200.com.

Week 01 - DIY Lighting

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The first of hopefully many videos to come on the subject of photography. I make Light modifiers for speedlights out of household materials.

by mike hurst

620 Portraits in one day

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Free Facebook Profile Pictures is what we offered everyone at the Newcastle Regional Show....and the response was overwhelming. Port Stephens Professional Photographer Brent Mail shoots 620 portraits in a day, and had so much fun doing it too.
Have you noticed all the really bad facebook profile pictures out there...dark, pixelated etc, well, we decided to change that.
Capture Imaging Photography set up a mini-studio at the Newcastle Regional Show and photographed anyone who wanted a better looking facebook picture.
More on our blog at captureimaging.com.au/​portrait/​620-portraits-in-1-day.html

by brent mail

Daniele Barraco & James Blunt

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Daniele Barraco photographs world-acclaimed british pop singer and songwriter James Blunt using Hasselblad camera and Profoto light equipment.

by DANIELE BARRACO Photography

Corey Lack SHOCKS BTS

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This shoot was a collaboration between Corey Lack Photography and Hampton Creative. The photos were taken to be creative elements on the company's website. The website is currently under construction.

coreylack.com

by Corey Lack

Matthew Jordan Smith diagrams lighting for Ray Allen photo shoot

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by Profoto USA



Matthew Jordan Smith photographing NBA star, Ray Allen. Photographed with Profoto Magnum Reflector strobe lights. 

by Matthew Jordan Smith

2011-03-25

True HDR Tone-Mapped Video (Canon T2i/550d)

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A Lesson 5 Entertainment Production

Filmed, Tone-mapped, and Edited by Stephen Lee Carr

For more information, please visit: stephenleecarr.wordpress.com

Music by Noah Daniel Potter: noahpotter.com

Shot entirely with one Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550d in Paris, France; Chambord, France; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Additional filming by Pamela Carr

You can also watch in HD on YouTube here: youtube.com/​watch?v=ZPZ4KcNncJ4

*UPDATE: Featured on Planet 5D, THE resource for all HD-DSLR news! Check it out! blog.planet5d.com/​2011/​03/​creating-true-hdr-tone-mapped-video-with-an-hdslr-in-post-production/​

by Stephen Lee Carr

How To Photograph Group Portrait by Jared Polin

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Jared and Greg are two photographers with a funny blog http://froknowsphoto.com about photography and nikon cameras. And of course, the Grandma.

Here two tutorials about "How To Photograph Group Portrait"



http://froknowsphoto.com/how-to-take-group-portrait-photographs/

In FroKnowsPhoto Show #6 Jared and I discussed group portraits since we had photographed a big group of about 200 people at UG7. He had a cherry picker and the perfect conditions for it.
Unfortunately most of the time that is not the case. We need to pose everyone correctly in order to have them looking their best. In my video I discuss how to position everyone so their faces can be seen, higher angles, large and small group portraits and a few other small tips which make a huge difference in the overall photograph.



http://froknowsphoto.com/?p=3120

At UG7 I had to take a large group photo of almost all of the attendees. This is a behind the scenes video of how everything was captured and how we got to the final photo below. Greg was recoding video with the Nikon D7000 and I had on my Sony Wireless mic to capture all my audio.

At the end of the video I show you how I edited this photo and yes I ended up using fill light this time and it made the image much stronger. Be sure to click the image below to see the final full res jpeg which was exported from lightroom.

About

Night Snow Tent Moon Timelapse

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Behind the Scenes of Tyler Ginter, Ryan Wilson and I working on a frozen mountain lake to set up a 16 foot move with the new Kessler Shuttle Pod at 3am. The shot was part of multiple timelapse taken for the CollaborativeFilm.org Snow Guardians Film.

We used the Kessler ORACLE Control with the new built in intervalometer on a 16 foot Kessler Shuttle Pod linear rail system.

F9photo.com
TylerGinter.com

Follow twitter.com/​F9photo & twitter.com/​TylerGinter on twitter.com for more updates, BTS pics and videos.

by F9photo

What is Combat Camera?

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"A well-focused Combat Cameraman can tip the scales in the battle for words, deeds and images. Combat Camera in most cases is the main effort."

-MAJ Matthew Yandura
173rd ABCT Information Operations Officer

Filmed by:  Staff Sgt. Wayne Gray & Cpl. Matthew Freire | Edited by:  Staff Sgt. Wayne Gray

Tools: Canon 5DMKII  | Canon 24-105mm F4 | Canon 50mm F1.4 | Lensbaby Composer | Final Cut Pro

All footage has been cleared for Public Release.

55th Combat Camera
"Eyes of the Army - Combat Focused"

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

-Tyler
tylerginter.com
contact@tylerginter.com

twitter.com/​tylerginter
facebook.com/​tylerginter
flickr.com/​photos/​tylerginter

by Tyler Ginter

2011-03-24

New Color app promotes mobile voyeurism

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Color for Iphone and Android.

Think fast!

Find someone. Take pictures together.
Party. Play date. Lunch?

Simultaneously use multiple iPhones and Androids to capture photos, videos, and conversations into a group album. There's no attaching, uploading, or friending to do.

Share together in a new, moving social network. Just look around.(*)

By color.com

Limelight Studio - vBlog 3 - Photo apps for the camera phone

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Professional Photographer Scott Wright with Limelight Studio gives simple, easy to learn photo tips for using the camera phone (iPhone). This episode talks about how to use the apps available on the iPhone to both take photos with your camera phone and enhance them too.

by Limelight Studio

Colcci Making of Campaign AW11 in Los Angeles by Steven Klein

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Steven Klein shooting Alessandra Ambrósio & Ashton Kutcher for Colcci Campaign AW11. The fashion shoot was on december 2010, in Los Angeles CA.

by 8588 Creative Studio

BIRD: behind the scenes at the National Aviary

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Behind the scenes of Andrew Zuckerman's new book of photographs "Bird" at the National Aviary. Learn more at http://chroniclebooks.com/site/catalog/index.php?main_page=pubs_redirect&...

Andrew Zuckerman is an American photographer. He first interned at the International Center of Photography in New York and then went on to study in the School of Visual Arts to study photography and film, where he graduated in 1999. He has received many awards, including D&AD, One Show, BDA, and multiple annuals. Much of his work has been commissioned for multiple brands throughout the world. In 2007 he completed his first film, High Falls,[1] which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. The film won best short narrative at the Woodstock Film Festival.
There have been 3 books published by Andrew Zuckerman. The first is Creature,[2] a portrait series of animals. It was released worldwide in November 2007 to critical acclaim and is now in its fourth printing. The second is Wisdom,[3] which was not only a book, but also a film and traveling exhibition. It was released in October 2008 and is an ongoing production with multiple volumes made with the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Andrew photographed and interviewed the world’s most eminent elders, from Judi Dench to Nelson Mandela, creating a comprehensive account of their perspectives on life. The third book, Bird,[4] is a visual study of birds from the rarest to the most common and was released in October 2009.(*)

Storytelling Series: Daniel Milnor

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Photographer Daniel Milnor takes Blurb along on a shoot in the New Mexico desert.

California based photographer Daniel Milnor specializes in long-term, black and white documentary work relating to a variety of topics including, Sicilian Easter Processions, Big-Wave Surfing, Portuguese Bloodless Bullfighting, California Off-Highway Vehicular Recreation Parks, Exotic Game Ranches as well as Los Angeles Urbanization. He has worked in the newspaper and magazine fields and was a photographer specialist for Eastman Kodak Company. He was recently featured on www.zonezero.com and was a finalist for the 2003 Honickman First Book Prize in Documentary Photography for his work in Sicily.(*)

by Blurb Books


Photo Tips and Advice from Documentary Photographer Daniel Milnor



Documentary photography Daniel Milnor shares his process for shooting great photographs in the field and provides tips for all levels of photographers.

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2011-03-23

Viviane's beauty and Vincent Kos

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Wow, our friend Vincent can not stop to do amazing BTS videos. Great, another one.


The second collaboration with Vivian, a photo session with different concepts this time, results can be seen in this backstage video.
Want to see the results? This is possible via the links below to see it in high resolution

Photography: Vincent Kos @vincentkos.com
Videography: Marcel van Beek @ wildcart.nl
Shoot assistant: Davien Hulsman
Make-up and hair: Erika Nuijten @erikanuijten.com
Model: Viviane @Touché Models
Thank you all for your efforts!

Thanks to Transcontinenta, Multiblitz and Carl Zeiss , for sponsoring various equipment like the Carl Zeiss 100mm Macro

Equipment used:
Various Lighting from Multiblitz and the Carl Zeiss ZE 100mm F/2.0 Macro-Planar T* for Canon

Results can be viewed here!

vincentkos.blogspot.com/​2011/​02/​daylight-viv.html
vincentkos.blogspot.com/​2011/​02/​glam-viv.html
vincentkos.blogspot.com/​2011/​02/​eagle-eye.html
vincentkos.blogspot.com/​2011/​02/​silver-touch.html

by Vincent Kos

NEX FS 100 Video Blog

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This is a Worldwide Exclusive.

Not only did I contribute to the design of this camera but we managed to get a prototype and shoot a music video a few weeks ago. I believe we are the first independent team to shoot anything with the NEX FS100.

When I got the call we were told we could have the camera for a little over 24hrs.

We wanted to do more than just simply test it. But also we wanted to see what we could get out of the camera with stock lenses and recording internally.

So James from hangmanstudios.com teamed up with Den from fstopacademy.com and we pulled off this amazing shoot in 48hrs. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep but we valued the opportunity and wanted to shoot as much as we could in as many environments as we could.

We especially wanted to push the low light capability and use the in camera media. It shoots to SD cards, Sony Memory sticks and also has a 128GB FMU which is a solid state pack that integrates with the camera and will give up to 10 hrs record time at 24mb/s AVC HD.

We shot everything at 24mb/s AVC HD and ingested into FCP and transcoded to ProRes 422 using Log and transfer.

Shot over a 36 hr period in one weekend on one of only 2 prototype NEX FS 100 Cameras in the world.

We used 3 lenses:
A Sony Alpha 50mm f1.4 with alpha to emount adaptor
A E mount 16mm f2.8
The Stock lens 18-200 f3.5-5.6

For more information on the camera you can go here sony.co.uk/​biz/​content/​id/​1237480587665?en_GB=

by Den & James

Jimmy Chin Bio

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The North Face athlete Jimmy Chin undertakes the roles of both athlete and photographer on his expeditions. Although Chin faces the challenges of being creative under duress, he is still able to capture the experience to bring back and share with others.

website | blog | National Geographic

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Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35mm Camcorder Trailer [1080p HD]

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The NEX-FS100 is a new E-mount professional camcorder equipped with a Super 35mm CMOS sensor specifically designed for shooting motion pictures ideal for commercials and music videos, as well as action scenes in budget drama, for example. The large-format sensor's high sensitivity enables it to produce footage with shallow depth of field similar to that of a film camera.

Product Information:
pro.sony.com/​bbsc/​ssr/​micro-nxcamsite/​resource.latest.bbsccms-assets-micro-nxcam-solutions-nexfs100ulanding.shtml

by H. Paul Moon

Daniel Milnor´s twitter

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Thanks Daniel.

Twitter

ATP World Tour Uncovered - Indian Wells Photo Shoot

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In season three, episode 11, ATP World Tour Uncovered goes behind the scenes at an official ATP World Tour photo shoot in Indian Wells.

Photographer : Clive Brunskill

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Camera drill at UNC vs. Washington

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As the action shifts rapidly from one end of the floor to the other, professional photographers must swap lenses quickly.

2011-03-22

Fashiontv | Behind the Scenes of Martini and Rossi Photo by Giuliano

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Go behind the camera with master of photography Giuliano Bekor as he shoots the Martini & Rossi campaign. Italy, romance and beauty at its best.

Rico The Zombie: Exclusive footage from NIGHTLIFE.CA's cover story shoot

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For the cover of NIGHTLIFE.CA's April issue, we sat down with Rico the Zombie in a Montreal studio to get the lowdown on the most bizarre winter of his life. Our photographer Simon Gosselin's behind-the-scenes shots hint at the fascinating story of a young man who's become the object of a very unique blend of attention, rumours, envy and full-on admiration.

by NIGHTLIFE.CA

Pocket Wizard Stowe Shoot

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by Nick Stefani  | website | youtube

DIVA magazine cover shoot by Emma Innocenti

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Behind the scene video of the photoshoot for the 150th Celebration Cover of the magazine, where 150 naked women were invited to take place. Photography by Emma Innocenti

Emma Innocenti (..) has experience as exhibiting and published artist and works as portraiture and advertising photographer in London and Italy. (*)

by emma innocenti

Origins of a legend: photographer Corey Rich

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Corey Rich is a photographer out of South Lake Tahoe. He has over 120 cover shots in he resume, and his client list includes Sports Illustrated, Nat Geo, Climbing, Rock and Ice, Apple, Patagoinia, North Face, and on and on. Watch as this creative legend shares how he went from a college rockclimber to a legendary photographer. 

Corey Rich - Outdoor Photography - David Lama Photos from Cerro Torre  


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Watch outdoor adventure photographer Corey Rich describe his passion for telling stories through photos, and take a look at his current project in Argentina with climber David Lama.

Leica S2 Making Of

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This is the making of shooting, which took place in Havanna (Cuba) to create images for the new Leica S2 brochure. the photograph pictured is Maik Scharfscheer.

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Rihanna on Vogue's Shape Issue Cover Shoot 2011 by Annie Leibovitz

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Rhianna Sexy Vogue Video of cover shoot by Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Vogue 2011.

by http://www.trendrabbit.com

2011-03-21

Canon Professional Network at the World Press Photo Awards Days - Elizabeth Kreutz 4/4

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Elizabeth Kreutz, USA, winner of the Sports Features, 1st prize stories award.

The World Press Photo Awards Days are unique in the photography industrys calendar. Spread over a weekend in Amsterdam, the winners of the annual WPPh Contest present their work one after another to a live audience at the famous Felix Meritis building. All the while photographers and other industry figures meet to discuss pressing (and not-so-pressing) issues of the day. The event is rounded off with the official Awards Ceremony, held this year for the 53rd time. Catch both days events (1-2 May) right here as CPN soaks up the atmosphere and talks to some of the winners on film about their work.

L'Oréal Paris Behind the Scenes with Milla Jovovich

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Rock'n roll photographer shoots stars old-style

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He has been doing this for more than 30 years: shooting rock'n roll stars with his traditional camera and developing the pictures in his bathroom, with the aim of catching that unique moment.


Euronews met French photographer Richard Bellia, who has been documenting the history of music since the early 1980s and is about to publish his third book....
http://www.euronews.net/

Flickr: Richard Bellia Photographe's Photostream



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Candice Underwater Photoshoot

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Combine one man's passion for diving and photography with his fascination for fashion and beautiful women.

The stunning amalgamation is Mick Gleissner's Underwater Fashion Photography.

Edited - Elliot F 

by Model Profile

Capturing the Ice: Adventure Photographer Tyler Stableford's Lightroom 3 Beta 2 Workflow

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Watch Tyler Stableford, voted by Men's Journal as one of the seven World's Greatest Adventure Photographers, take on the challenge of shooting an ice climbing expedition and perfecting his images with the help of Lightroom 3 beta 2.

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Pro Lighting with George Simian

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Photographer George Simian teaches a class in strobe photography for Samy's Camera. George leads photo classes on a variety of subjects throughout the year. Find out more at www.GeorgeSimian.com and www.Samys.com.

2011-03-20

The FlashBus Tour 2011 - MEET THE CREW

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Demonstrating the speed of light while rolling across the country at the speed of a moving bus, the world's two leading educators and innovators in the big world of small flash, David "The Strobist" Hobby and Joe "Numnuts" McNally team up for the FLASHBUS 2011 TOUR.(*)

SXSW 2011

Three Amigos

Joe McNally and David Hobby (strobist)

Tyler Stableford Canon Body Photographer "Sound Gear" PART IV

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Film Production Copyright © of Tyler Stableford Photography & Canon Explorers of Light Features / HD Versions Available from : http://www.tylerstableford.com/


Tyler Stableford Canon Body Photographer "Lighting" PART III

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Film Production Copyright © of Tyler Stableford Photography & Canon Explorers of Light Features / HD Versions Available from : http://www.tylerstableford.com/

Tyler Stableford Canon Body Photographer "Choice Lenses and Angles" PART II

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Film Production Copyright © of Tyler Stableford Photography & Canon Explorers of Light Features / HD Versions Available from : http://www.tylerstableford.com/


Tyler Stableford Canon Body Photographer "Developing a Story" PART I

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Aspen based Canon Body photographer Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his commercial and editorial photography. Men's Journal recently named him one of the seven "World's Greatest Adventure Photographers," and he is one of Canon's prestigious Explorers of Light.

Tyler has won numerous awards from Communication Arts, PDN and The International Photography Awards, among others. His stock imagery is represented by Getty Images.

Tyler's passion for photography extends beyond commercial work. He volunteers to shoot at least one week per year for nonprofits, and is an active member of the environmental-business organization "1% For The Planet."

Film Production Copyright © of Tyler Stableford Photography & Canon Explorers of Light Features / HD Versions Available from : http://www.tylerstableford.com/

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Understanding the Beauty Dish

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This lesson will help you understand the many uses of the Beauty Dish.
I had the opportunity to shoot Liz Hernandez for her 2011 calendar. She was great to work with. We shot at Jamie Foxx's home which was a spectacular place.

He was very gracious to allow us to have the run of his home. I used the Beauty Dish in almost very shot. I will break down the images form Liz's shoot to help gain a better understanding of how to use a Beauty Dish. We also set up a target on the wall at the studio to illustrate the pattern a dish creates.

Cover of Aly Michalka for Zooey Magazine

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The photoshop behind an explosive band photoshoot! (Von Wong photography)

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by Eva Jinn Productions

Von Wong explaining how he created his crazy picture for the band Triggered response - triggeredresponse.com/​

SEE THE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO HERE ;) ! :
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Like my work? Become a fan! :)
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SEAN ARMENTA // ALY MICHALKA Behind The Scenes

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 by Sean Armenta

A Behind the Scenes look at my ZOOEY Magazine cover shoot featuring Aly Michalka of the CW's Hellcats.

stylist // LYNDZI TRANG
producer // AMANDA ELKINS
makeup // AMY STROZZI
hair // BRENT MAYFIELD
digital tech // DOC LE
assistants // DONDEE QUINCENA + REN LARA
videographer // JEROME BRUA
video editing // SEAN ARMENTA
music // SWEET DISPOSITION by TEMPER TRAP

many thanks to STUDIO 22 for providing such a great place to shoot
studio-twenty-two.com

2011-03-19

Nelson, BC Canadian Business Magazine Photo Shoot (Update)

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by Darren Hull Studios Inc. |   Final Pictures


Kim Thomas describes the shoot:



"You fly today, you die today."

These are the words we were greeted with Sunday morning when asking the pilot his thoughts on us flying to the top of a 7300 foot mountain in a blizzard. I can appreciate his honesty, but it did give me an anxious knot in my stomach knowing the pilot wasn't the one making the decision on whether we'd fly or not. John Buffery was.

At the end of February Darren asked Dustin Senos and myself to accompany him on a snowy journey. We would help him take photos of John Buffery (aka Buff), one of BCs two avalanche experts. The shoot would take place in Nelson, BC on top of a mountain. Excited for an entirely new opportunity, the three of us began our journey out on Saturday morning.

Emmy Bash Photo Splash 2009

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Emmy Bash Photo Splash featuring famed photographer Charles Bush. This 5-min behind-the-scenes short from Emmy Magazine captures star after star visit to the mag's exclusive backstage portrait studio at 61st Primetime Emmys in 2009. This was one the first short film productions I shot with my original core team, Ashley Hughes on cam and Ron Grubbs editor.

by Juliana Jai Bolden

Dominique Daher's Extreme Sports Photos

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Extreme sports photographer Dominique Daher travels internationally to shoot photos of extreme sports that range from snow sports to BASE jumping from cliffs.

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Stargate Orbis Behind the Scenes

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Founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson, ASC, a distinguished cinematographer and visual effects supervisor, Stargate Studios is an international production company providing concept development, advanced production services and state-of-the- art postproduction.

Stargate has a well-established, award winning reputation for producing high concept production and visual effects in feature films, television, and commercials..


by STARGATE STUDIOS

The Long Shadow of Chernobyl

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About this project

Although I have already met my intermediate Kickstarter goal, I am still short of my $25,000 budget for expenses for two weeks of shooting in the highly contaminated Exclusion Zone (a car and driver alone costs $600/day). Therefore, I still need your help! I have until March 21st to collect donations.

Thank you for your continued interest in this project, and keep spreading the word!

by Gerd Ludwig

2011-03-18

How to create 3D images - Red Bull Illume

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Photographers don't need a 3D camera to get a fantastic 3D image. Follow Red Bull Photofiles' Markus Berger as he works with top Russian BMX athlete Pavel Alekhin and turns a 2D image into a 3D image using the wonders of post-production software.




from: @iancoble

NASA and Nikon D3s

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Nikon has spent many years contributing to NASA's study of space through the development and manufacture of advanced and extremely durable cameras and NIKKOR lenses. Production of NIKKOR lenses, which make the most of Nikon's optical technologies, reached fifty million units 2009 September.

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Muscles. Behind the scenes.

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by Michael Langone

Sunday Night Football "behind the scenes'

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I am sure you wanna know how to do a professional spot before with croma and post-production with programs like After Effects.

Greg Talmage shows us this making of Sunday Night Football.

And of course the baddest man of the Planet, "Ray Lewis" with an incredible rhythm.

by Greg Talmage

City Vs. Nature | Land Rover USA by Levi van Veluw

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I am sure this is not first time you see this picture. Watch as renowned artist Levi van Veluw brings this concept to life in this behind the scenes video.



Levi van Veluw, originally uploaded by NuNicole (blondyrotterdam).

2011-03-17

Capture One and Profoto Studio Plugin

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Video showing Adrian Weinbrecht using the Profoto Studio Plugin for Capture One Pro 6.

About Adrian (*)

Client List

Apple, General Electric, BBC, Adidas, UBS, Sandisk, Sony, Casio, EDF Energy, Mazda, Land Rover, Gillette, Dove, Reebok, Lucozade, Glaxo, Tate & Lyle, Bern Ballet Switzerland, Sure, Novartis, Hardy Amies, TravelEX, House of Fraser, Thames Water, Monocle, Mens Health, River Publishing, Oxford University Press, Phaseone, Elinchrom,


Biography

Originally from Australia, I was born to a German Father and Australian mother. This fortunate mix makes me both highly professional and efficient but also very laid back.

Starting at the tender age of 17, I briefly considered a career in law but decided to follow my heart, I haven’t looked back.

After 20years in this business I still genuinely love what I do. This might be why I tend to work with clients over a number of years. My enthusiasm comes through in every commission.


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Ang McCabe, Photographer

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Ang McCabe, Photographer  | website  | blog
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PacSun Behind The Scenes Swim Shoot

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ChopShop is both shooting and editing content for PacSun’s 2011 apparel. You can pick yours up at shop.pacsun.com.

Shot by: Ryan Young & Neil Goss
Edit by: Bryan Avila via Chop Shop Entertianment
Creative Director: Brian Fisher
PacSun©2011

by Bryan Avila

Using Only the Profoto D1 for an Amazing, Old Fashioned Look

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Read more at http://www.profoto.com/us/lighting-scenarios-d1-using-only-d1-amazing-old-fas...

Watch Mark Wallace use two Profoto D1s to get an old fashioned look in portrait photography. He uses one D1 with a gobo to get this hazy, faded background while using another directly on the model; these two together separate the background from foreground for a distinct and crisp look.

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2011-03-16

David LaChapelle in the Nokia N8 Studio | Australia

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AT chats with world famous photographer David LaChapelle at Nokia's ImagN8 Studio in Sydney.

More about this here and here

I Want To Be Your Assistant

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Yes, a photographer has to use all his weapons, and Danny Cohen did it. Did he got it?




David LaChapelle was down under in Melbourne shooting for a Nokia promotion so I thought I'd jump on the opportunity to try and grab his attention. I did this by pasting a 43 foot banner on a bridge right next to the shoot the night before. Here's a peek into how it all unfolded.

dannycohen.com.au
iwanttobeyourassistant.com

Thanks to Derry, Tong and Kevin.

Music: New Order - Ceremony


More information:  PIX Feed LA

Street Photography with Leica | Runolfur Gudbjornsson

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Two photographers, our friend Vincet and Runolfur have something in common, they use Leica cameras.



by Runolfur Gudbjornsson

Backstage Vincent Kos Photography, Anuja, Janneke and the Leica S2

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Today, once again we present our colleague and friend photographer , Vincent Kos.

He is specialized in fashion-and portrait photography. Without doubt the best cover letter is his portfolio,   showing an excellent control of light.

Do not forget that his previous video is the most visited post in our magazine and appeared in official  Leica,s
twitter .

For more information visit his blog.


Commissioned work for Transcontinenta, making a backstage movie while working with the Leica S2 with several lenses.


Photography - Vincent Kos @vincentkos.com
Videography: Kim Liong van Dam
Styling - Chiara Remak
Make-up and hair – Lilian Prins
Models – Anuja and Janneke @Lindamodels

Thanks to Rogier Bos, for using the studio!
Thanks to Transcontinenta, Leica en Carl Zeiss , for letting me using the Leica S2, with its lenses and the Carl Zeiss lens for the Canon backstage film body

Equipment used:
Leica S2 with  Apo-Macro-Summarit-S 120 | Summarit-S 70 | Summarit-S 35 | Carl Zeiss ZE 100mm F/2.0 Macro-Planar T* For Canon

by Vincent Kos

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz III

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Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz: Behind The Scenes With Alec Baldwin





Concluding our look behind the scenes of the latest Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz we have a video of Alec Baldwin as he prepares for his ultimate close-up as the Spirit of the Magic Mirror. Unlike the other photo shoots we've discussed here on the Disney Parks Blog Alec had no costume and no set on which to stand. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/dEtR2M

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz II

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Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz: Behind The Scenes With Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen



Last week I shared three beautiful new Disney Dream Portraits created by Annie Leibovitz for Disney Parks. As promised today I'll kick-off a three-part series taking you behind the scenes of a few of these photos shoots. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/fWNpik

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Annie Leibovitz Photographs Celebrity Disney Scenes

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Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz: Behind The Scenes With Queen Latifah as Ursula



Continuing our look behind the scenes of the latest Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz today we're going to spend some time with the wonderful Queen Latifah as she takes on the role of the most slippery of all Disney villains Ursula from "The Little Mermaid." Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/gAh73B

2011-03-15

Please Donate For Japan Earthquake

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Please Donate For Japan Earthquake, originally uploaded by RieSu (monbikke).

Please Donate For Japan Earthquake

一日も早く、穏やかな日常を取り戻しますように。
被災地の皆様に心よりお見舞い申し上げます。
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Please donate for Japan earthquake
11th march, 2011
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【Google Checkout】
【Donation For Japan Earthquake 11th March2011】
【American Red Cross】
【International Medical Corps】
【AmeriCares】
【Donate with Paypal】
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Uploaded by RieSu (monbikke) on 14 Mar 11, 12.39PM CET.

VIV Mag Case Study: A Motion Cover and Interactive Spread for iPad

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The studio concepted and produced a successful motion feature spread for the March/April 2010 edition of VIV Magazine. VIV Mag is an entirely digital publication geared towards women. The feature is presented through a series of scenes in a noir-style apartment building for an article on women’s common sex fears. We move from one apartment scene to the next, each one representing a different fear while the viewer is presented with the article to read within the scene.

With the introduction of the iPad weeks away from the release of the issue, the project took advantage of the new technology to incorporate motion in a digital magazine and explore how that motion content would enhance a reader’s experience. This presented a new and engaging way to view content previously only reserved for print.

This feature not only brought significant attention to VIV Mag, which had been otherwise unknown but it garnered over a quarter million plays in the first few days of its release- a sizable amount for a magazine with a circulation in the tens of thousands.

It was also picked up on numerous sites such as Gizmodo, Engadget, AppleInsider, and Motionographer. The New York Times and Huffington Post wrote 3 articles, one of which states “Wired and Alexx Henry Photography are fearless in their vision. They fully comprehend what a magazine or an advertisement will look like on the iPad platform.”

The icing on the cake was a call from executives at Apple, to say congratulations on the beautiful work and that the entire Apple campus was enthralled.

by Alexx Henry

Sports Photographer, Jon Willey

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Adorama Photography TV presents "How'd They Do That" featuring Jon Willey. In this episode, Mark talks with Jon who is currently the team photographer and manager of imaging services for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jon shows Mark the steps he takes to get those great action shots on and off the field.

For details about the gear Jon uses, and for more articles, podcasts and videos about sports photography, go here: http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/Sports-Photographer-Jon-Willey-AdoramaTV

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2011-03-14

Explore interesting photos on Flickr | Loop by sparth

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Loop, originally uploaded by sparth.
Loop

Shot during a Tacoma airshow last year.
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x

600mm 5.6

photography tip 04: Sharpness

When it comes to publishing photos for the web, i always have a sharpen pass done for each one i upload, as well as reducing the image size of course. my process for this is simple. first of all i avoid over sharpening: it tends to transform the image in a pile of unnecessary visual noise. easy to spot when it's the case. it needs to remain subtle. Secondly, my initial process is to create a duplicate layer and paste the photo on it. then apply a sharpen pass (most of the time i use "smart sharpen"). and finally erase the effect on that second layer in areas where the sharpen isn't needed. especially on blurry areas. sharpening Out of focus areas of a photo is never needed.

Uploaded by sparth on 14 Mar 11, 4.01PM CET.

The Zebra from Drew Gardner's 'The Forest' series

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At last it is here

The Zebra Video in full by the Bui Brothers

All shot on Canon 5dMkII's and a Canon Xf305

I'm very pleased with it

I hope you enjoy it

Watch out for the weirdo in a wig at the end

by drew gardner

F18 Fighter Jet Pilot Portrait Photoshoot - Douglas Sonders Photography

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Read about this entire photoshoot here:
wp.me/​p1hozg-177

Website:
SondersPhotography.com

Blog:
SondersPhotography.com/​blog/​

by Douglas Sonders

High Speed Photo with Arduino

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This was a little experiment we did to try to capture the exact moment when a drop splashes on water and to catch a balloon wen it has just bursted.

We rigged up a Light Dependent Resistor, a laser and a microphone to an Arduino and programmed it to pick up variation in light and sound peaks to trigger the photography flashes.
Then we went in a dark room, set up the camera in "bulb" mode and let the flashes do the work.

Watch the video to find out how it all worked out!

by John Revel

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. 

Manfrotto Photo-Movie Head by Drew Gardner

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British photographer Drew Gardner shows how the new Manfrotto Photo-Movie head is an extremely flexible and useful tool to couple to the HD-DSLR cameras, and get stills and videos done with the same support.

by Manfrotto

The frozen water dancers (Von Wong Photography)

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Photographer:
Benjamin Von Wong
facebook.com/​vonwongphotography

Video:
Eva Jinn Productions
facebook.com/​evajinnproductions

Models:

Darius Ra (Organizer/Coordinator)
Forty Nguyen
Brittney Gering
Levana Prud'homme
Olivia Filippo
Greg "Krypto" Selinger
Gelymar
Mary Kri

Stylist:

Duc C. Nguyên - duccnguyen.com

Assistants:

Anick Morel -facebook.com/​anickmorelphotographe
Pier-Luc Demontigny - plcreation.ca/​
Martin Aubertin Photographe -facebook.com/​martin.aubertin
Sing Wong

Special thanks to Karine Robitaille for lending me her trampoline and to PL Creation - plcreation.ca/​ for sponsoring video equipment.

Also special thanks to Jean Philippe Zi for lending a heater!

Music: Hedley - Perfect

by Eva Jinn Productions

2011-03-13

500 post today

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Thanks for support us.

Explore interesting photos on Flickr | Japan earthquake

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110312-F-RW714-109, originally uploaded by edsel12.
U.S. Air Force C-17A Globe Master III. March 12, 2011, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The supplies are in route to Japan for earthquake relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith/Released)

Wildlife Photographer Christian Sperka photographs Snakes at Nashville Zoo

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Wildlife Photographer Christian Sperka (www.sperka.com) shows how he takes pictures of snakes at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere (www.nashvillezoo.org).

The snakes in the video are some of the beautiful models which feature in Christian's photographs for the exhibit FEARED BEAUTY at the Animal Art Photography Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

As official zoo photographer Christian offers photography classes at the Nashville Zoo (http://www.nashvillezoo.org/education_programs.asp?eduGroupID=1)

Click here for more information about the exhibition on March 5, 2011: http://www.sperka.com/ngc201103.html

Featured on 365Nash.com, 365 Things to do in Downtown Nashville.

Produced by New Media Edge Inc. of Nashville, TN.
www.NewMediaEdge.com
Directed, Camera, and Editing by Bob Coan.

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The Night Photographer

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As first episode of a series of portraits of people living and surviving in Beijing, The Night Photographer is a mockumentary on Photography and it's passionate practitioners.

Any resemblance to real or actual persons (living or dead) is a pure coincidence.

by OcVg

David Lindley

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Behind the scenes look at a shoot I did with David Lindley.

by Art Brewer

2011-03-12

Perfect lighting for a white background

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A white background will photograph grey unless you light it. So in this video I demonstrate the problem and my lighting solution, using three studio lights.

I must thank Hasselblad UK for the loan of the studio and the H4D camera that I used in this video.

http://www.gavtrain.com

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Esquire's Woman We Love - Cat Deeley

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For the 20th anniversary issue of Esquire we spent an afternoon frolicking in a London hotel suite with the very lovely Cat Deeley. Intrigued? Take a look at our behind-the-scenes film for more.

For the full shoot and interview see the May issue of Esquire, out now.

by esquireuk

Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge (feat. Carsten Schael)

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In this new feature we challenge one pro photographer to do a photo shoot with a cheapo camera. The camera is chosen entirely at random, with the choice of: a Lego camera, iPhone 2G, Vivitar thing, Rollei crapline 102 and a Yashica EZ F-whatever. See how the pro does with the most modest of equipment in this video.

Special thanks to our pro photographer in this video: Carsten Schael

His website: http://www.carstenschael.com

President of HKIPP.org (Hong Kong Institute for Professional Photographers)

Photos from Carsten Schael - All Rights Reserved.

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How to photograph your art

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My guide to taking the best possible photos of your artwork, using simple lighting and camera techniques.

Production and direction by Tyler Stalman & Jason Eng
Created for saatchionline.com

by Tyler Stalman  


I follow the Stalman´s blog for a long time, he makes amazing videos and of course great images. I am sure you have seen some of his pictures on magazines, because he have sold around 61000 images in Istockphoto.