Lauren Marsolier uses all kinds of elements in pictures to assemble and reconstruct non-existent but yet familiar landscapes. There is much to be said and to be appreciated of pure composition. Lauren's photographs leave me with such a feeling of peace and calm through her balance of color, leading lines, geometry, texture and light. Simply put, these photos are truly art. Enjoy!
It's that time again... who impressed us with the best images uploaded to our Fstoppers Facebook Group? We select the most compelling, best lit, or most jaw dropping images every month, and honor them with a coveted badge of their achievement. Did your photo garner the praise of your peers? Maybe it flew under the radar, but is still magnificent in its own way. Let's look at what April had to offer, and it was a heck of a month. We have more images to showcase than any month before.
With technology continually advancing, it increases what we can do with photography. In this series by photographer Audrey Penven, she uses her infrared camera to capture the light that the Kinect puts out. Keep in mind, these dots of light cannot be seen by an unaided eye, which is why the infrared camera is needed. This series titled, Dancing with Invisible Light, is a series that plays on this concept. It's not only a beautiful effect but it is also well captured.
A recent TIME article highlighted the growing sport referred to as "acro," which is acrobatics and tumbling. The article explains that these athletes are striving to be taken more seriously. The sport is looking to distance itself from cheerleading, and the photos needed to show just that. Photographer Holly Andres went to the University of Oregon to capture images for the story. Her approach was
Here are a few images from legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's early career as a photojournalist. They are candid subway scenes taken with a camera hidden inside his coat. Kubrick was still a teenager when he landed a job as a staff photographer for Look magazine in the 1940's. He then started making short documentaries in 1951. The rest, as they say, is history.
Smoking is totally bad for your health, and the health of the people around you. BUT, I think we can all agree smoking is awesome for your pictures. With the right light, location or theme, you can get great and memorable shots when the model is smoking.
Personally I never smoked, and never going to try, but I really enjoy looking at portraits of smoking girls and guys. Check out this collection of 15 amazing portraits of smoking people.
Ben Heine has a unique idea, he takes a photograph and places his artwork over a section of the image to produce photography based art. The concept is truly fascinating and allows for his imagination to play within each frame. The best one is the piece with the camera, not that we're biased or anything.
NYC's Department of Records announced today the debut of an online photo database, containing 870,000 vintage images of New York City from the 19th and 20th centuries - free for all of us to look and enjoy (and buy prints!). It took 4 years for them to make it happen - from choosing the images, develop, scan, upload and add description and keywords. Amazing work.
These images are part of a series of composites by the artistic collaboration called Nerhol. They shot a sequence of photos in a three-minute period, then layered the prints to create a single portrait. I really like this technique, and have never seen it done before. I suppose it could be considered a time lapse, documenting the slightest movements of a subject.
This is the kind of project that I find exciting, inventive, and...kinda gross. A group of German garbage men are taking some pretty amazing pinhole photos using dumpsters as cameras. They simply drill a hole in the dumpster and expose the image onto a giant sheet of photo paper. Each shot requires about an hour long exposure. They even do all of their own
Today, Bon Appetit featured a very comprehensive blog post from food photographer William Hereford. Rather than just talking about just a particular technique or style, Hereford also writes to the burgeoning food photographer/enthusiast and tries to answer the question: What is the camera you should go with if you want to get into commercial food photography? The answer may surprise you.
One of the tried and true techniques to making normal photographs stand out is to use a tilt shift lens and "miniaturize" your subject matter. Brazilian photographer Valentino Fialdini decided to put a unique spin on this lens trick and make the miniature world look lifesize. Using his tilt shift lens, Valentino was able to increase the depth of field in these tiny Lego rooms to make them look like normal building interiors. The illusion was accomplished by
Quite often, aspiring photographers of the world turn to the almighty interwebs to find answers to "How to take photos of __________". Sometimes, the better question is "How NOT to take photos of __________". Here are some examples of how NOT to take portraits of families while you're in your basement home studio.