Ghostbusters Ecto 1 Halloween Photoshoot by Douglas Sonders Photography


Douglas Sonders

Addison Wright

More about this photoshoot:

Learn more about the photographer with this short video:

If Indiana Jones was a photographer he would be David Adams: Mystery of the Oxus (PART I )


David Adams has a passion for going where the documentary story is, no matter how isolated. This is episode one of OXUS, we meet David and learn about his adventurous spirit.

by Jimmy Too 

About David Adams.

Over the last 17 years, David Adams has developed his reputation both through his reporting and the numerous documentary films that he has written, directed and produced. He is best known for his investigative work, particularly Journeys to the Ends of the Earth, a 13 part documentary series made for the Discovery Network. His passion for anthropology, archeology, history and diverse cultures continues to take him to some of the world's most remote locations - including Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Siberia, Central Asia, Central Africa and the Pacific Rim in search of indigenous peoples and their disappearing cultures.

In addition to his adventures in documentary filmmaking, David is a widely published photojournalist with articles appearing in over fifty countries. David has also acted as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Georgia and has had a long-term association with The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as other popular Australian periodicals and television networks including the ABC. After a secondary education at The Kings School in Sydney, Australia, David gained a grounding in marketing, promotion and advertising. His varied and unique experience continues to take David into new realms and he is currently developing his first feature film. (via davidadamsfilms.com.au)

Shedd Aquarium project:behind the scenes with the RED EPIC by stillmotion


We're wrapping up the shedd aquarium project filmed almost entirely with the EPIC and are excited to share not only some RED footage but also our thoughts on the tools, process and challenges that came with it. ever since we got the camera a little while ago we've received a ton of questions and requests to see some behind the scenes so here it is.

Paul shot behind the scenes on the canon 1d mkiv, RED footage shown in this clip was mostly shot at 4k and reviewed in redcine-x before going to post in premiere. color was done in davinci resolve. feel free to check out stillmotion.edu for more bts info, full resolution stills and short reel from the shoot.

  Ahuge thanks to kessler, cinevate and zacuto for their continued support

Music courtesy of the dimes, track is 'trimountaine boston' -- licensed through withetiquette.com


by stillmotion

Two photographers VS snakes and bats in a cave. ( via National Geographic)



A few times a year we go on adventures to see places and animals we’ve never seen before. In August 2011, we heard stories about a remote cave in Puerto Rico that was home to a healthy bat population.

Starting at dusk, these bats were said to emerge from the cave in extraordinary numbers. At the mouth of the cave, Puerto Rican Boas (Epicrates inornatus) would wait, dangling off the of the cave walls to capture bats in midair. If these stories were true, we had to see this cave and we wanted to capture the bats and boas on film.

Produced and Directed by: Nate Dappen & Neil Losin
Music by: Dano (Danosongs.com) & Dan Warren (danwarren.com)

by Day's Edge Productions


Les 20 Ans: Behind the scenes new photo book of famous footwear designer Christian Louboutin


Christian Louboutin releases a refreshingly candid behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoots that will be featured in their new book celebrating 20 years.

The models: Rossy de Palma, Dita von Teese,  Gareth Thomas,  Arielle Dombasle, Farida Khelfa, Mika and Kristin Scott Thomas.

via: F.Tape

The raw power of iPhone cinematography


A closer look at how the iPhone has rocked the filmmaking world. The team from untitled film works (Sydney, Australia), along with other renowned cinematographers come together for the first time to expose the raw power of iPhone cinematography.

by untitled films - Abraham Joffe


Behind the scenes a photo illustration: Perseverance by Brandon Hill Photos


Two men. One Painter. One Writer. One journey of perseverance. Here's some behind-the-scenes at the studio shoot and composite illustration for this piece. We didn't have a boat in time for the shoot date, so we imagined one.

Read the entire blog about this shoot here -> brandonhillphotos.com/​2011/​10/​perseverance

by Brandon Hill Photos


Milla Jovovich in Campari Calendar 2012 by Dimitri Daniloff


Behind the scenes new Campari calendar 2012 "It's the end of the world, baby!" by advertising, fashion and celebrity photographer Dimitri Daniloff : a reaction to the ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end in December 2012, it represents a series of energetic and positive images staring supermodel Milla Jovovich.

The calendar was unveild the 27th October in Milan.

You can read more about this shoot and watch another exclusive BTS video with a little interview to Dimitri Daniloff and Milla Jovovich here

Photo Shoot with Kenny Wormald: new star in the remake of Footloose 2011.


Kenny Wormald (born July 27, 1984) is an American professional dancer and actor. He is best known for his appearances on the MTV network show Dancelife, and his starring roles in Center Stage: Turn It Up and the 2011 version of the 1984 film Footloose.

The photographer: Cheyenne Ellis (*)

Cheyenne is a California native who has image making in her blood.

The daughter of a photographer and a film director, Cheyenne honed her craft studying at Brooks Institute of Photography after completing her degree in fine arts from Westmont College.  She worked under the legendary photographer Irving Penn in New York, in what she describes as the best two years of her life, and moved back home to Los Angeles to begin her own career. 

Currently working from a home base in Topanga, California, Cheyenne travels the world for editorial and advertising jobs alike.

About the photoshoot: Improper Bostonian

The current issue of The Improper Bostonian has been released with my images of Kenny Wormald.

Read the original post here.

Video by TheImproperB

Behind the scene " I Believe I can Fly" by sebastien montaz-rosset


The trailer of my feature documentary "I Believe I can fly ( flight of the frenchies ) will be online soon.
Here is a short behind the scene shot last august in the beautifull norwegian fjords of Kejrag.
created with After effects.

On that particular sequence, we were dancing Capoeira together with my friend Tancréde who did a Makako before jumping.

Join our unique group of friends on a journey to discover the true meaning of freedom.
Where living simply, laughing, having fun and exploring new places are all essential ingredients in our voyage into the unknown.

it is one of the numerous crazy actions you can watch in a segment of the documentary at sebmontaz.com.

My Face Book page: facebook.com/​pages/​Seb-Montaz-Video-blog/​149892381710213

More about the Skyliners team: facebook.com/​pages/​Skyliners/​270006826367436

Director/Editor: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset

by sebastien montaz-rosset

Shoot snowboarding with one of the oldest photo processes: Wet Plate Project by Ian Ruhter (PART II )


“THE WET PLATE PROJECT” is a first ever, unique approach to snowboard and action photography shot by experimental lifestyle and accomplished snowboard photographer Ian Ruhter (*). The Foursquare Team (*) along with Ian set out to shoot snowboarding in an entirely new way, through one of the oldest photo processes ever developed, Wet Plate Photography.

This process - also called collodion - combines dangerous chemicals and developing systems (using an 8 x by 10 Deardorff camera) to create gritty, detailed metallic images on glass, an experimental and difficult departure from modern photography. Using this process, glass plates are coated with collodion liquid, allowed to set, then sensitized in a bath of silver nitrate, and finally exposed for a few seconds, or up to several minutes, before being immersed in a bath of potassium cyanide to develop. The challenge: Ruhter needed to shorten the exposure time significantly to capture fast motion under intensely bright lights. (Note: The only other person who successfully did this was Edward Muybridge, who photographed a man riding a galloping horse in 1878).

by Four Horsemen Sales


Photographer Ian Ruhter Capturing Motion on Wetplate (PART I )


by Matt Stanley

'Pick An Unusual Vantage Point' by Steve McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass


Shin up a wall, lie on the ground, get invited in for tea - the Steve McCurry guide to getting a great photograph.


Behind the scenes of Sexy Cat Woman shoot with Caesar Lima


Cat Woman
photography by Caesar Lima
model Nicolette G from Pinkerton Models
make up by Veronica Hernandez
styling props: Melanie Manson
video/editing: Rinaldo Lima
imaging: Felipe Silva
concept by Pixelpasta

awesome music by Paper Diamond
"Can we go up?"

Thanks to  to share this amazing making of

Sony S Tablet Shoot Behind The Scenes by Greg White


Greg White and his team were asked to capture the new Sony S Tablet in all it's glory, displaying it's multi-tasking abilities in a creative way.

See how the shoot went in this brilliant behind the scenes video, accompanied by Greg's favourite music - Banjo.

You have to visit Greg White´s website. Cool porfolio.

by Webber Represents


GoPro HD HERO2 Hands On Preview by Olivia Tech


Full specs on my blog: http://oliviatech.com/gopro-hd-hero2-hands-on-preview

I break down the newest specs featured on the GoPro HERO2 HD.



Everybody Street: Street photography project by Cheryl Dunn


“Everybody Street" captures the visceral rush of being a NYC street photographer, from the masters who are the history of the medium.

"Everybody Street" is an invaluable treasure-chest of knowledge and insight into the art of photography and the City of New York. I know you will enjoy seeing it as much as I am loving making it. This is a rare opportunity for you to participate in not only the making of a film, but in the recording of art history.
Here a new video with Ricky Powell
They have now $7,188 to this project. Great.

via petapixel.com

Mythology Photoshoot by Robert Carter


Behind the scenes with photographer, Robert Carter.

This project is my interpretation of the ancient Greek Gods. My influences, apart from the ancient folklore, include Karl Lagerfeld and the art of the theater tableau.

My style has come to develop two facets. One is heavily influenced by fine art, and the other by fashion. As I progress as both a person and a photographer, the line separating the two sides is becoming less distinct, and I find that both facets, rather than compete, inform one another. I've been asked which I prefer, and to that query I pose another: why should I choose?

To contact or see more work by Robert, visit rcarterphoto.com

by Nicole Patriarca

Combining Artificial Lights and an Evening Sky: A Lighting Lesson by Jay P. Morgan


In this Slanted lens video we look at a simple process to shoot an evening sky and balance it with the artificial lighting from city lights. Rather its a simple street light or a full on city scape this process works. We shot a scene for Pilot Freight Services using this method and got great results.

We shot our background plate of the bridge and city lights and combined it with a shot done later of the truck. The video explains why we had to do it in two images. Keep on click-in! Jay P. Morgan



Canon EOS-1D X first hands-on (video) by Zach Honig


 (via engadget)


Location, the base to a great picture by artist, photographer, and pro photoshop retoucher Erik Almas


A behind-the-scenes look at a photoshoot with professional photographer Erik Almas.

Restless, driven, always pushing himself toward new means of technical and aesthetic expression, Erik has deployed his unique vision in award-winning work for clients including Microsoft, Toyota, Nike, Puma, Pfizer, Harley-Davidson and Hilton Hotels.

His images for these and other clients often contextualize people or products within hyper realistic panoramas that frequently are capped by clouds that Turner or van Gogh might have envied.

So breathtaking are Almas’ meticulously planned, produced and post produced images that fellow photographers and armchair Photoshop quarterbacks often are left to scratch their heads and wonder, “How’d he do that?!” As it turns out, this is a question Almas is more than happy to answer.

Developing a truly distinctive photographic style is the key to a successful career. Discover how to translate your artistic passion into a recognizable and original style that will continually attract top clients. ( via asmp)

Executive Producer: Erik Almas
Produced by: Catapult Media Works
Editor: Matt Straus

Erik Almas´ website 

by Matt Straus

Do you wanna be a paparazzi? TMZ - "Bootcamp" (PART II)


Awarded Honorable Mention in a client-juried competition via Zooppa.com

Selected as one of the "Best of Zooppa 2010"

Welcome to the TMZ Paparazzo Training Center: where would-be paparazzo go to become steely-eyed, celebrity-news gathering machines.

Written/Directed by Leslie Andrew Ridings
Cinematography by Fatima Carmena

by Leslie Andrew Ridings

Pop Star vs Paparazzi: The vision of Britney Spears (PART I)


Britney Spears talks about the real life of pop star vs paparazzi photographers.

by rfed

California Sun vs Sunbounce reflector with Jim Jordan Photographer


Need studio-quality light outside your studio?Why not? Place your lamp as usual. But simply use the sun instead of a power point! You get at least the same quality of light as in the studio. Most of the time, however, the light will be more interesting and natural - if desired.

The inspired CALIFORNIA SUNBOUNCE system consists of an aluminium frame that can be disassembled and combined with different reflecting, light-reducing, or light-absorbing screens. The frame is available in several useful sizes. It is extremely light and very stable. The modular system allows you to combine a frame with every type of screen allowing one frame to serve alternatively as a reflector, diffuser, or light hood (flag) and/or mobile shades. The system gives you the right tools for any conceivable exposure conditions.

Jim Jordan´s website

Sunbounce´s website



The GoPro HD HERO2: 2x as Powerful in Every Way.


Shot 100% on the new HD HERO2® camera from ‪http://GoPro.com.

The HD HERO2 is the most advanced GoPro camera, yet. To celebrate its release, we traveled the world with some of our favorite athletes, adventurers, and filmmakers to see what we could capture and create with the HD HERO2. We hope this film inspires you to get out and do the same.

2X More Powerful in Every Way

  • Professional 11MP Sensor
  • 2x Faster Image Processor
  • 2X Sharper Glass Lens
  • Professional Low Light Performance
  • Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
  • 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
  • Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos
  • 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
  • 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode
  • 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input
  • Simple Language-based User Interface
  • Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™ Compatible (coming soon)
    • Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras
    • Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview + Playback + Control via GoPro App
    • Live Streaming Video and Photos to the Web

"We Can Make the World Stop" - The Glitch Mob

Le Vino Rouge: Learn about 2 and 3 light setups. A Strobist Tutorial


Join photographer and cinematographer Ben Sant as we head down to his basement for some creative and conceptual portraiture with the beautiful Audrey Miner.

Learn about 2 and 3 light setups, using asymmetric power-packs with your strobes. We also discuss the qualities of light fall-off and how to turn a basic white backdrop into grey or darker.

Check final pictures here.

See more at http://www.BTSphotography.com and http://www.kaptainkieodie.com


GoPro How To: Start Using Your new HD HERO2 Camera


Quick start guide to learn the basics of using new GoPro HD HERO2 camera.

0:08 - Installing the Battery

0:30 - Charging the Battery

0:56 - Inserting the SD Memory Card

1:11 - The Camera Housing

1:34 - Power ON / OFF & Shutter Select Buttons

1:53 - 4 Recording Indicator Lights

2:11 - 4 Photo Modes: Single, Photo Burst, Timelapse, Self Timer

3:24 - Changing Camera Settings

Light wraiting with Absolut vodka? Absolut yes


What can you create with a simple bottle, vodka and light? Incredible result.

by a_dupla


The Hasselblad H4D-200MS’s amazing 200 million-pixel: Behind the scenes a vintage Ferrari shoot


The Hasselblad H4D-200MS’s amazing 200 million-pixel resolution brings unprecedented detail and resolution to your still life and studio photography. The H4D-200MS is the ultimate tool for any photographic application where the absolutely highest degree of resolution is required, from demanding car photography to high-end product photography and museum archiving and reproduction. The images produced by the H4D-200MS provide out-of-the-box true color, moiré free capture, and an astonishing level of detail. (*)

For the introduction of the worlds first 200 mio. pixel camera from Hasselblad, german car photographer Rolf Nachbar took the camera to a vintage Ferrari shoot, to show what this camera can deliver. Over the course of two days Rolf Nachbar photographed 4 vintage Ferraries currently held at a German private collection near Nürnberg.

Gaffa Media made a behind-the-scene video from the photo shoot. Showcasing how this camera works on a production and the revolutionary quality of the camera.

by Gaffa Media

Hasselblad H4D-200MS´s website.

Rolf Nachbar´s website

DIY dolly with Gorilla tripod and skates wheels by Ben Carino


The Idea came from Kickstarter, the goal is to create an inexpensive DIY dolly that can somehow have the flexibility to create professional shots, rotate around objects, sliding, gliding and panning shots.

Or if your TOO LAZY to make a DIY you can also purchase it at cinetics.com

For other DIY projects and Tutorial Please Visit:  beneboto.com

by Ben Carino

Making of Calendario Lavazza 2012, 20th Birthday with 12 masters photographers


20 years of calendars . 20 years of seduction . 20 years of passion . 20 years of travel . 20 years of madness

Each year Lavazza's calendar is shot by masters photographers from around the world.

This year, to mark its 20th edition, Lavazza invited 12 photographers who previously contributed to the calendar to shoot a self-portrait.

More information here

Inspiration via Caborian

Men's Health China Photoshoot by photographer Daniel Garriga


Men's Health China Photoshoot Behind The Scenes featuring Daniel Garriga and model Paolo Rolda.

Daniel Garriga, a Spanish photographer based in New York, is a world renowned fashion and advertising photographer who has appeared on many TV shows like: Guest Photographer Season One America's Next Top Model (2002), Guest Photographer Tyra Banks Show (2004), The Making of America's Next Top Model Billboard (2006), Guest Photographer for Bravo's Project Runway Behind the Scenes with Heidi Klum (2009), Guest photographer for NBC's LXTV photo shoot hosted by Pedro Andrade for The Gilt Group (2011), Guest photographer for Bravo’s It's a Brad Brad World hosted by Brad Goreski (2011). Coool.

Here a good example with Tyra Banks Show

Even though Daniel is New York based, his international background and language skills have allowed him to work extensively with an array of clients in Europe and Latin America, and recently has become "bi-continental" shooting stills and motion extensively in Asia, especially in China.

Daniel's still and moving images clearly exhibit his strong spirit of spontaneity, soul, and raw character. He seamlessly mixes the commercial with the artisitic and modern and approaches each image as a new challenge.

by Daniel Garriga


How to Set Your White Balance Manually by TheSlantedLens



Boots Levinson artist and photojournalist


by Boots Levinson

How to be a funny fashion photographer: Be like Bobby "Do Right"


Check out this behind the scenes look into a Bobby "Do Right" photo shoot for Bella Dahl clothing's Spring 2012 look book.

Bobby "Do Right" Photography & Elevated Media Productions work together to bring you only the finest photo/video packages.

Our completed video look book can be seen here:

Bobby "Do Right"

Bella Dahl

Kylee Poling

Video Productions:
Elevated Media Productions

Special thanks to Manhattan Beach for the beautiful natural backdrop!

by Elevated Media Productions


New Fuji X10: A great street photography camera


When our subscribers asked to us to shoot our videos more in the style of DigitalRev's, we thought the Fuji X10 was the perfect camera for this test. The Camera Store's Chris Niccolls takes you on a tour of Calgary with this exciting new compact camera!

Shot by Jordan Drake
Edited by Jordan Drake and Chris Niccolls

Shot on a Panasonic AF100


Shooting Street Photography With a Flash in Toronto by Eric Kim


Erik, maybe the most active street photographer, present today this new video about shoot street photography with flash.

Read his blog, he has  a new post about How to Shoot with a Flash for Street Photography by Charlie Kirk (twocutedogs. read more...

The secret to create great portraits. Pedro Almodóvar, Antonio Banderas and Anaya: 49th New York Film Festival 2011.


Watch the begining and  the final with Antonio Banderas, thats the secret to relax your subject in a portrait session. What do you think about this?

by ahmed khawaja

The secret to shoot perfect action pictures: Slow Motion technique (UPDATE)


I could not resist to post this video. And welcome to all Petapixel readers.

by Pol Orpinell Freixa

Please follow us on twitter. @iso1200magazine


New official video with specifications and (small) sample images of the new Canon EOS-1D X by Canon Singapore


Tour posters & artwork for Ten Tenors World Tour BTS Shoot with Kenny Smith Photography


Some people think classical music and rock are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

The TEN Tenors are not most people.

This is the photo shoot behind the picture The Ten Tenors´ official website.

Kenny Smith shots the tour posters & artwork for the Ten Tenors World Tour.

Read the original post here: PART I and PART II

Video by Josh Maguire

Composing Images with Wildlife by Art Wolfe


When you have the opportunity to photograph wildlife, here are some tricks that I use to get the best images possible.

Shot on location in Patagonia.

by Art Wolfe

Canon cameras in hard extreme conditions to record a winter surfing film. Canon please sponsor them.


A video by Preconceived Noceans demonstrating the capabilities of Canon cameras in extreme conditions.

Preconceived Noceans is a film that will raise awareness about different surf cultures and the dedication surfers have to their sport.

The first experiences of winter surfing on the Great Lakes.

To follow the project go to www.preconceivednoceans.com

Please comment and spread the word! Help us get the recognition we need to have Canon help us out along our way!

Please Retweet this post.

 by Cole Slutzky


Vanity Fair and Sofia Vergara. Behind the lens video.


Sofia Vergara is a beauty with charm and impeccable comic timing. I filmed this intimate video with her and photographer Norman Jean Roy for her Vanity Fair debut.

The final pictures here.

Filmed & Directed by  brian-quist.com

How 14 fps sounds like on the new Canon EOS-1D X


by Tim Chong

Canon EOS-1D X: Sample Images and Movie (UPDATE )


UPDATE 19/10/2011:

After comments and some emails, a lot of people want to "have" a full size image takes with new  Canon EOS-1D X. Remember Canon announces this camera 5 or 6 months before it can be bought.

It is very early yet.

Canon EOS-1DX

But something I am really impressed it is with  Exif Data of  this image (Guitarist).

Tv (Shutter Speed):1 / 800 sec | Av (Aperture Value): f/5.6 | Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM | White Balance: Auto

ISO Speed: ISO12800 
You are reading  correctly, the ISO is 12800

You can follow this post in dpreview.com (*)  talking about this sample images and videos.

Thanks to Ross Idzhar ( @rossidzhar ) to share the first sample Images of new Canon EOS-1D X.

Visit the original post with videos here.

Cote De Pablo in Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine by Sean Armenta


Editorial feature in Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine on Cote De Pablo who plays Agent Ziva David on the hit CBS show NCIS

art director // JAMIE BREUER
photographer // SEAN ARMENTA
set stylist // NINAKI PRIDDY
hair // SIENREE DU
makeup // MATHIAS ALAN
assistant // DONDEE QUINCENA
videography + editing // LITMUS PROJECT

by Sean Armenta


Pretty Photoshopped Woman: Julia Roberts for Lancome banned for being too retouched ?


Go behind the scenes with the new face of Lancome and get a first look at the campaign.

After all the controversy surrounding the new Lancome Ad with Julia Roberts banned for being too retouched,  here's the original video that shows how the photo shoot was made.

Could Mario Testino be the mysterious photographer under the camera? What do you think? Search the solution in this post ......search the link.

Inspiration via  petapixel´s post and xatakafoto.com

Title "Pretty Photoshopped Woman" via Maysa Rawi ( original port here)

Filmed by Brian Quist

Canon Ambassador Frits van Eldik's first impressions of the EOS-1D X


The EOS-1D X is the new flagship camera in the Canon DSLR range, taking the best of the EOS-1D and EOS-1Ds cameras and melding them into a single unit that gives both high resolution and high speed shooting. No longer do you need to choose between the two when both are available in one body.

By taking the EOS-1D Mark IV and making radical changes to every aspect of the camera's build and design, the EOS-1D X stands head and shoulders above everything that has gone before to offer high resolution, high frame rate and high ISO shooting with a full-frame CMOS sensor, and industry leading HD Movie shooting in one camera. It is 'Performance redefined'.

Key specifications * 18.1 Megapixel, Full-frame CMOS senso * 61-point AF with up to 41 cross-type AF points * Zone, Spot and AF Expansion Focusing modes * DUAL "DIGIC 5+" processors * 12fps shooting with 14fps super High Speed continuous * ISO 100 to 51,200 as standard, ISO 50 to 204,800 with expansion * 100,000-pixel RGB AE senso * DIGIC 4 processor dedicated to AE functions * +/- 5 Stop Exposure Compensation * Full HD Movie shooting with ALL-I or IPB compression * 29mins 59sec clip length in Full HD Movie * 55ms shutter lag, 36ms via 'Shortened Release Lag' Custom Function * Timecode setting for HD Movie shooting * Transparent LCD viewfinder with new focusing screen * 8.11cm (3.2"), 1.04 million pixel Clear View II LCD Screen * Improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (EICS) * Dual CF Card slots * Silent control touch-pad area


Chasing Fame | Interview with the original paparazzo Ron Galella by Ivy Charmatz (PART 2/3)


The original paparazzo, Ron Galella, talks about chasing fame behind the camera.

by Ivy Charmatz

Related Posts:

  • Ron Galella, paparazzo extraordinaire (PART 1/3)


I Know Who Has A Pre-production Canon 5D Mark III


I ran across a very interesting iPhone app while doing a search for Canon. Judging from the lack of comments and a price of $6.99 I would say I’m the first to download it. Why is it so interesting? Two reasons it is made by Canon and the name of the app. It is called “Mark III Finder“.(......)

Read the original post here.

by Dave Dugdale

Great, ;D

How to use ND filters in a studio environment by Mark Wallace


In this episode Mark Wallace shows us how to use ND filters in a studio environment. Mark will demonstrate how you can shoot with wide open apertures even with powerful studio strobes.

Then Mark will show us how we can use a similar effect outside and use a studio strobe to overpower the sun.


Ron Galella, paparazzo extraordinaire (PART 1/3)


video by Qytho

Ron Galella (born January 10, 1931) is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo. Dubbed "Paparazzo Extraordinaire" by Newsweek and "the Godfather of the U.S. paparazzi culture" by Time Magazine and Vanity Fair, he is regarded as the most controversial celebrity photographer in the world.
Galella's photographs can be seen in hundreds of publications including Time, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, People, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Life. He is widely-known for his obsessive treatment of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the subsequent legal battles associated with it. The New York Post called them "the most co-dependent celeb-paparazzi relationships ever." In the famous 1972 free-speech trial Galella v. Onassis, she obtained a restraining order to keep Galella 150 feet away from her and her children.

Galella is willing to take great risks to get the perfect shot. In his in-home darkroom, Galella makes his own prints which have been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in both New York and San Francisco, the Tate Modern in London, and the Helmut Newton Foundation Museum of Photography in Berlin.

On June 12, 1973, notoriously-reclusive actor Marlon Brando punched Galella in the face without warning outside a restaurant in Chinatown in New York City, breaking the photographer's jaw and knocking out five of his teeth on the left-side of his mouth. Galella had pursued Brando, who was accompanied by Dick Cavett, to the restaurant after a taping of The Dick Cavett Show earlier that day. Galella hired Stuart Schlesinger to sue Brando and ultimately settled for $40,000. Schlesinger reported in Smash His Camera that Galella received two-thirds, but only cared about getting the message out, "I don't want anyone to think they can go around punching me if I am taking their picture, get that story out not the money."

A Bronx native, Galella served as a United States Air Force photographer during the Korean War and attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California, graduating with a degree in Photojournalism in 1958. He currently lives in Montville, New Jersey with his wife Betty Burke Galella.
Galella is the subject of a 2010 documentary film directed by Leon Gast entitled Smash His Camera.
( via Wikipedia)

website: rongalella.com | Photo-gallery: here | Twitter: @rongalella

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iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison


***You can download the full 1080p version of this video for a more accurate representation.

Here's a "fair" test between the iPhone 4S and the Canon 5D MK II. I made a little rig that allowed me to shoot both cameras at the same time side by side. All scenes are perfectly synced together so you can pause and scrutinize the frames! See photo of the makeshift rig in the photo area.

Exposure, shutter speed, frame rate and picture style were matched as close as possible between the two cameras.

This test shows that the tiny F2.4 lens and sensor on the iPhone are pretty nice. It even got a little depth of field!

I did not note accurate 5D settings per shot because it's pretty useless in the end for an iPhone comparison... I tried to matched the iPhone so no "Cinestyle" / 24p here.

Here are the settings:

iPhone 4S

- AE.AF locked. That's all you have!

Canon 5D MKII

- Canon 50mm 1.4
- ISO 160 ~ 640 (varied per shot to match the iPhone)
- F 7~22 (varied per shot to match the iPhone)
- Shutter 1/60th
- Auto WB
- Standard Picture Style
- 1080p 30

by Robino Films

Newborn Photography Posing Arms crossed under Chin by Julie Johnson


Take a look at Vine Images Inc. Julie Johnson Photography's latest "Tuesdays Tip" all about Julie's newborn photography techniques.


How to create a time lapse using strobes as the light source: A lighting Lesson by J.P.Morgan


In this video J.P.Morgan and Team look at creating Time Lapse using strobes as the light source. There are several problems that can cause time lapse to not work very well when using strobe equipment.

This video looks at those problems and shows the solutions to creating good time lapse using strobes as the light source. Its our first using the Tamron 18-270mm lens and we were very happy with the result. Keep on click-in! Jay P. Morgan




Joe McNally: Making of 2008 National Geographic cover about Neanderthals


Behind the scenes footage shot on-location in Spain for the October, 2008 National Geographic cover story: The Other Humans, Neanderthals Revealed.

by Joe McNally Photography | Website

Interview with the incredible photographer Phil Toledano (PART 2)


RETV continues their interview with photographer Phil Toledano. Phil reveals even more of the mad genius behind his work.

Related Posts:

by RETV from Resource Magazine

A photo shoot in the middle of the forest with set decoration by Adrien Broom


Adrien Broom* takes us behind the scenes with the ControlTL® system. See how she uses a PocketWizard * MiniTT1® / AC3 ZoneController combo to control the power levels of an Elinchrome Digital 2400 and an Einstein™ E640 lights directly from the camera's position.

You can read the original post here and  more pitures of making of here

by PocketWizard and Adrien Broom


Interview with the incredible photographer Phil Toledano (PART 1)


Phillip Toledano was born in London to a French Moroccan mother, and an American father. He believes that photographs should be like unfinished sentences. There should always be space for questions. (*)

One part mad scientist, one part genius, one part artist and one part father and husband, photographer Phil Toledano speaks to RETV  about his successful jump from art director to photographer.

His work has appeared in Esquire, Vanity Fair and the New York Times. With his distinct sense of humor Toledano describes his journey from concept to execution and how it doesn't always go the way you expect it to.

His work has run the gamut of portraying himself as North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il to shooting a series about his dying father. Every photo is a glimpse in to the mind of the photographer and a look at how he sees the world.

by resourcetelevision.com

Flickr Pictures:

Philip Toledano

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Techniques and Tips on the Konova DSLR Video Camera Slider by Olivia Speranza


I often get asked about shooting on sliders and stabilizers. Here is a very basic video for beginning shooters on some tips and techniques to get you started.

More on my blog: oliviatech.com/​techniques-and-tips-on-the-konova-dslr-video-camera-slider

by Olivia Speranza 

Beyoncé: The Cover of Harper's Bazaar by Terry Richardson


Photos by Terry Richardson at the Standard Hotel in NYC

(via )

chasejarvis RAW: 50 fine artists in NYC


Artist Chase Jarvis takes you behind the scenes of the creation of his piece "Celebrity #1" for the Polaroid 50 50 50 Exhibition in NYC, which benefited Free Arts NYC, an organization that provides art mentoring and supplies to under privileged children.

by Chase Jarvis


All that you need to know about how to do a sandbanks fashion shoot by David Hou


David Hou is a fashion and theatre photographer from Toronto, Canada working worldwide both in studio and on location.

His fashion career began 10 years ago when he routinely tested for modeling agencies. Naturally, his focus has shifted toward editorial fashion and campaigns.

His prestigious theatre and dance clients include: National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, and Stratford Shakespeare Theatre.

by Trevor (via Photoflex )

Sienna Miller photographed by Takay for NetWork's


by Progression Media

James Patrick Fitness Photo Shoot with Karen Mullarkey


James Patrick Photography fitness photo shoot with model and personal trainer Karen Mullarkey. See more of James Patrick's photography work at jamespatrick.com and more of Karen Mullarkey's modeling and personal training information at karenmullarkey.com

by James Patrick

Destroy your photo studio in only 2 minutes (with 2 wrestling fighters)


by paul simon richards


iShopShape: Photo studio for product photography controlled by the iPad.


Photograph your products in-house and get them online fast. StyleShoots integrates hardware and software seamlessly, for outstanding images, suitable for visual merchandising, online shops and even print.

You run shoots from the included iPad. Integrated software handles lighting and camera, including our new Auto Alpha™ algorithm to automatically remove the background. With StyleShoots®, product photography can be done single-handed.

Important companies like Hugo Boss, Foot Locker or Adidas use this product. Cool

(via ishopshape.com)

Extreme Wakeboard photo shoot by Sports photographer Eric Schmid


Sports photographer Eric Schmid is based in Switzerland. He's been using the Phase One P 45+ camera system for quite a while, and now gets the chance to try the IQ180 digital back with the Schneider-Kreuznach 150 mm leaf shutter lens.

Eric is lucky to have five times world champion wakeboarder, Andy Meyenberg, around for a test shoot.

The first part of the shoot is taken from a helicopter which means that Eric has to be fast and to be sure that everything works perfectly. During the shooting Eric discovers how reliable Phase One's autofocus is, and he's really amazed.

He's also impressed with the display on the IQ back where you just have to tap twice to see the image in 100 % so that you can check the focus. No time is lost in connecting cameras to a laptop.

In the second part of the photo shoot Eric shoots from the water level. He sits in a rubber ring and is dragged around by a motorboat. Just imagine how big the vibrations are! He sets the ISO to 400 so that he can go up to 3200.

Part of the photo shoot is about chasing the wakeboarder from a second boat. Here, Eric uses the 150mm leaf shutter lens which means that he can flash up to 1600 of a second. He's amazed to see that there's no blur in the picture at all.

Eric's overall impression of the camera is that it's fantastic! It's fast, the autofocus is totally reliable, and the files are big. He now knows that he has to save up for the IQ180 because this one tops everything he has seen so far.

Photographer: Eric Schmid
Wakeboarder: Andy Meyenberg


 Phase One IQ180 digital back - http://www.phaseone.com/IQ
Schneider-Kreuznach LS lens - http://www.phaseone.com/LS-150mm


How to shoot and edit a composite photo the new Audi A4 with one light by Aesonica


A cool video behind a shoot involving composite photography.

You only need:

  • Tripod, triggers and one light.

 Why composite photograhy?:

  • Easy setup
  • One light needed
  • You can control lighting in post
  • You will get a unique look that is easily editable and customizable.
  • Works  from houses and interiors, to cars and products

For full information on how this look was achieved, visit our blog  here .

(via: aesonica.com)

Photographer Jay Goodrich talks about wildlife and nature photography by [FRAMED]


It's amazing to find a man that makes his dreams a reality. Having looked up to the legendary nature and landscape photographer, Art Wolfe, for so many years, this photographer now teaches at his workshops.

Living in the heart of some of Washington's most beautiful country, Jay Goodrich has the eye to still architecture and Mother Nature in the most breathtaking way. Having an architecture background and a love of adventure sports, his photography goes beyond capturing the moment; he shares a feeling, a fleeting, beautiful moment in space and time that would otherwise be lost. Going beyond the most important tenants of photography, composition, clarity, and light, Jay's photos also exude emotion and passion. Jay is an internationally published and celebrated photographer and writer. His clients have included fortune five hundred companies, trade publications, national and international magazines and books, graphic designers, architects, builders, commercial printers, and many others.

One of Jay's greatest gifts is his ability to share his great passion for photography with others. He has the ability to effectively communicate the components of one's art that makes a truly great instructor. Jay most enjoys working one-on-one with individuals in his intimate workshops, because it is possible to see the growth of their photography skills on a daily basis.

Jay teaches about four small-group workshops a year to some of this world's most amazing locations. He is also an instructor for Art Wolfe Workshops.

Today, Jay shows us that you don't always need to jump on a plane and go to the ends of the world to find amazing wildlife or nature photography. Sometimes the best photos can be taken in our own backyards.



Second part of interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis with Tamara Lackey


This episode of reDefine is the second part of our interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis, conducted in his Seattle studio. In this second part of a 2-part episode, Chase gets very real about how he deals with critics, actually taking pride in being disruptive. And, while on the topic of criticism, some thoughts on dealing with the voices in your own head.

First part episode here

by and Tamara Lackey

Tips to light during mid day on a fashion photoshoot and get perfect pitures by Quavondo | Photographer


Behind the scenes with Quavondo on the set of the Popina Swimwear photoshoot. This video is jam packed with goodies and Quavondo explains his lighting along with tips on shooting during mid day while keeping a consistent look and feel.

Madeline Roosevelt on hair and make-up. Natalie of Option Model Management.

by Quavondo | Photographer

Behind the scenes the commercial photoshoot "Sky Vodka" by Giuliano Bekor


by Giuliano Bekor


How to do a photoshoot to a luxury car: Making Of Aston Martin's photo session


 About Łukasz Pęcak:

Welcome to my world, captured through a glass eye, through a lens.

It all started in the year 1999 when the Pope came to Poland. I was 16 years old at that time and I received my first camera from my father. Capturing the moment and its emotions. Not many of the first photos came out, maybe because of emotions. One of my interests is area that are soaked with people. This picture is taken in my language.

It has a deeper meaning to me. It is like an unrepeatable event in history, put together by inner fragments of photography. Women take up most of these fragments. Most likely because of their secrecy. You never know what is hidden behind the view.

Black and White photography.
Most of all, this is what I work with. Colors distort the message. They are a distraction. Black and white are able to capture the power of the expression. The message becomes clearer.

I warmly invite you!

Website: www.lukaszpecak.com

(via Arkadiusz Reikowski)

5 Light Beauty Setup by fashion photographer Martin Prihoda


A short behind the scenes video of photographer Martin Prihoda lighting and shooting some Beauty work.

The final pictures here

by Martin Prihoda

how to shoot photos of busy places with 9-stop ND filter


 In this week's episode, Mark shows you how to shoot photos of busy places like freeways, but make it look completely deserted! This technique involves a 9-stop neutral density filter, and can be used to shoot "deserted" museums, streets, tourist attractions and more!

Visit http://www.adorama.com/learn for more photography videos!

Products used in this video:
Hoya 77mm Neutral Density ND-400 X, 9 Stop Multi-Coated Glass Filter http://www.adorama.com/HY77ND400.html
Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD http://www.adorama.com/ICA5DM2.html
Benro A2691TB1 Transfunctional Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with B1 Dual Action Ballhead and Case, Maximum Height 63.4 inch, Supports 17.6 lbs http://www.adorama.com/BEA2691TB1.html

Send your questions to: AskMark@Adorama.com


Ricky Powell, legendary NYC street photographer gives his take on the beauty of timing and topicality


Born and raised in New York City, Powell is a legendary photographer who specializes in the environmental portrait. He graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts from LaGuardia Community College and a B.S. in Physical Education from Hunter College.

Though Powell initially rose to fame because of his relationship with the Beastie Boys, he is now well known for his intimate photographs that have been featured in The New York Times, the New York Post, the Daily News (New York), The Village Voice, TIME, Newsweek, VIBE, The Source, Rolling Stone,and many other publications (*)

Website: www.rickypowell.com

Photographing movement: Exploring Light and Movement with Dancers


A look behind the scenes from my photography workshop in July.

Now you have other oportunity. David Cooper is teaching a hands-on dance photography and lighting workshop in his Vancouver studio.

Working over two days (Nov. 5th & 6th ~ 2011) with both contemporary and ballet dancers, you will capture dynamic movement and learn how to use short duration strobe for freezing motion.

About David Cooper:

I am a dance and theatre photographer based in Vancouver BC.
After 30 years of shooting stills in the performing arts I am experimenting with film making. I also teach dance photography workshops in my studio. Check my website  for workshop details.

by David Cooper


Lighting the biggest barn you’ve ever seen with Rick Friedman


What happens when you take 16 working pro photographers, a ton of lighting gear, one location lighting expert, and stuff them all into the biggest barn you’ve ever seen? The place really lights up.

LPA Design, manufacturer of PocketWizard Photo Products, recently sponsored and hosted a location lighting workshop for members of ASMP New England with Boston-based photographer Rick Friedman.

This video shows some great Behind the Scenes of the two-day workshop.

Read more about the workshop at blog.pocketwizard.com and check out more Behind the Scenes images at pocketwizard.smugmug.com/​BehindtheScenes/​Rick-Friedman-Workshop

by PocketWizard

The time to take historic photographs like WEEGEE [Arthur FELIG] is now by Sasha Gitin


Read the original post here: LearnMyShot.com

This tutorial was produced by Sasha Gitin and Robert Grant: co-founders of LearnMyShot.com.  

Sasha is a fabulous New York Photographer shooting for advertising and editorial industries. 

Robert Grant is a very creative Commercial Photographer shooting advertising and editorial, based in Connecticut. Two humble guys trying to keep you educated and entertained. >

Connect with us via Facebook, Flickr, & Twitter

by LearnMyShot

Use a Maglite to create amazing light tracing pictures by Joe Morahan


In this video I show how I create my light tracing photography. From the prep of the mini-mag light down to the swinging of the light. This is a really cool way of creating patterns in photography and in nature.

I also posted detail shots of the how-to and also examples of different types of light tracing on my blog at:


by Joe Morahan


CYCLEPASSION 2012: Making of sensual bike calendar featuring elite female cycling athletes from around the world


About Cyclepassion: cyclepassion.com
Cyclepassion is a sensual bike calendar featuring elite female cycling athletes from around the world since 2006.

About Cyclefilm: cyclefilm.com
Cyclefilm is a dedicated cycling production company for cycling related DVDs, how-to cycling guides, bicycle documentaries, L'Etape du Tour, Gran Fondo recon films, promotional videos and bicycle industry news coverage. Don't Dream it, Do it - Cyclefilm Founder/Director Markus Neuert

To order the Calendar or Calendar/DVD Combo visit:

See all photos, videos and buy the DVD at:

Maja Wloszczowska (PL) - CCC - MTB
Katherine O'Shea (AUS) - Torque - MTB
Liz Hatch (USA) - Lotto Ladies Team - Road
Veronica Andreasson (Sweden) - Lotto Ladies Team - Road
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot - (France) Lapiere - Road/MTB
Marion Rousse - (France) Futuroscope - Road
Hanna Klein - (Germany) Rothaus/Poison - MTB



Photos by Daniel Geiger:

Titles and FX by Fabian Oelkers

by markus|neuert ★ cyclefilm|com

Shooting for Stars. How to shoot a professional ice hockey team


Here is a "Behind The Scenes" video of a Dallas Stars photo shoot I shot recently. Evett Rolsten shot and edited the footage.

Justin Clemons  is an editorial and advertising photographer located in Dallas.

Visit the original post with the final images here.

by Justin Clemons


How to compose for residential interiors (Real State Photography) by Scott Hargis | PART I


 Scott Hargis takes you "inside the lens" of his camera while composing interiors photos. A great video to learn about Real State Photography.

Scott Hargis is my favorite interior photographer, he is a light and composition master that uses flashes to get amazing pictures. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area  Scott has lots of experience shooting really cool spaces. He works throughout the United States.

Scott's work has been published in This Old House, Women's Day Kitchens & Baths, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, Wend Magazine, Bay Crossings Magazine, and others. He's fast, easy to work with, and fun to be around.

View the portfolio HERE.

Videography by Malia Campbell Photography of Seattle, Washington. 

Shooting 6 models in period costumes using the latest Phase One IQ180 80-megapixel digital backs by Miss Aniela


Video by Miss Aniela co-hosting the PODAS/Phase One workshop at Weston Park, UK, shooting 6 models in period costumes using the latest Phase One IQ180 80-megapixel digital backs. The video shows images produced by the participating photographers and also the process to surrealistic part-painting, part-photograph composites produced by Miss Aniela.

Read and see more at missanielablog.com/​podas-weston-park

Music by Matt Lennard. Full credits at the end of the video.

by Miss Aniela

Grooming For An Elegant Lady

Another whirl

Forward & back

Storm Door

Behind the scenes first skate video released in full color stereo 3D


Girl Skateboard's latest film UNBELEAFABLE is a 3-D short produced in partnership with the Levi’s Film Workshop. Girl has created some of the most memorable skate videos from the past decade including MOUSE and YEAH RIGHT! But this is the first skate film that Girl, or anyone else, has ever shot and released in full color stereo 3D.

UNBELEAFABLE Is the first skate film shot using the Phantom 65-Z3D, a lightweight, high-speed camera capable of shooting 320 frames per second in stereoscopic 3D. Released in April 2011, the Phantom 65-Z3D is the world’s only single camera Super 35mm 3D camera system. The film also features sequences shot with two RED M-X cameras on an Element Technica Quasar 3D beam splitter rig.


See full credits here.

(via © 2011 Girl Skateboard Films.)


Joe McNally on-location with NYC's Anti-Gravity dance team


 As you know, Joe McNally is one of my favorite photographers. With this video, you understand why.

Behind the scenes footage of our shoot for Epson's 2011 Finish Strong campaign, featuring NYC's Anti-Gravity dance team.

Read the complete original post here


Are you photojournalist? 6 Secrets to a Successful Photo Project by Todd Bigelow (PART III )


Grover of PhotoShelter interviews Todd Bigelow, a photojournalist based in Southern California. Bigelow, who is best know for his work on immigration, has come up with a list of "secrets" useful to anyone working on a photo project.

by PhotoShelter.com

 Todd Bigelow is a Los Angeles, California based editorial and corporate photographer handling assignment work for some of the world's leading publications including Time, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, People, National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, Chronicle of Higher Education and Twoj Style to name a few. Todd has also worked with some of the nation's leading non-profits including AARP, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Public Radio and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To see examples of his published work, please click here. ( via Todd Bigelow´s website)

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Three tips for better football photography by Rod Mar (Sports Shooter Academy)


Seattle Seahawks team photographer Rod Mar offers three tips for better football photography in this video short from Sports Shooter Academy VIII in Orange County, Calif. September 2011.

Rod Mar has worked as a photographer for 25 years, specializing in sports photography.
After stint at the short-lived “Inside the Seahawks,” a fan-zine where his first boss was NFL great Kenny Easley, Mar received an internship at the Seattle Times and joined the staff permanently two years later. He worked as a staffer there for nearly two decades. Now he has returned to his Seahawks roots as a team photographer.

He has covered major sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the NCAA Final Four, numerous bowl games and golf’s major championships.(*)

by Sports Shooter Academy


Could iMac and iPhone be lighting equipment?


iMac, iPhone are lighting equipment.

Music: "WORDS" by Jason Shaw (audionautix.com/​index.html)

by abhichon

Classic dance setup: The making of Beowulf Sheehan's photo shoot


by Andy Fiord Studio


Making of an action photoshoot in old motocross track by Aaron Hall Cain


Behind the scenes with model and actor Bradford Jackson.

We were gunning for nothing less than visual impact so we headed out to an old motocross track to stir up some dusty drama.

 by Aaron Cain

Photojournalism behind the scenes (PART II): Haiti earthquake, like being in Dante's inferno



Haiti has always been a place of misery and pain. It's a place of constant suffering,Arriving in Haiti, going to the morgue and seeing thousands of bodies piled on top of each other,Walking among the dead,It was like being in Dante's inferno.

by martin bernetti (Photojournalist since 1987)

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