I came across these photos of a highly talented and super creative photographer Matt Shumate and his beautiful aerial shots.
Then I watched this video on how he was accomplishing it.
Whoa! If that doesn't make you cringe.....! The thought of throwing upwards of $5,000 dollars of delicate photographic equipment into the air is enough to make some photographers lose it. Yes. His images are beyond beautiful and incredibly interesting. But the risk involved is enough to turn my stomach. So what if there was a better, safer way?
There IS a better way that I invented -- The Maven Adapter No need to risk your expensive equipment to get that amazing shot. For a very small investment the Maven Adapter will enable you to connect your already existing camera gear to the end of a hardware pole, allowing you to extend it 15 feet or higher. It will also allow you to connect Speedlites, an umbrella, go pro or other accessories.
I love these photos by Lithuanian photographer Simas Lin. The clean lines and crisp edits lends to the abstract beauty of his architecture photography. His photos feature a color palate of mostly warm tans and slick grey's that contrast beautifully against fresh blues. Surprising pops of colors in vibrant yellows make the minimalist images so pleasing to the eye.
Please take a second to check out more of his work here.
This is a pretty great idea. An affordable, portable, teleprompter that uses your smartphone. They're calling it "The Parrot" and they're looking to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter. Check out the video below to see how it works.
When I see stuff like this, I wonder if we are turning into a society of narcissists lol. I completely understand 365 projects, but this??
Its a camera geared to one specific group: teenage girls. The aesthetics of the camera along with its marketing suggests just that. It's only offered in pastel shades of pink, mint green, and white. This is definitely not for the minded. It's designed with one thing in mind; the perfect selfie. It's 14 MP, with no visible lens element, and works as a sort of 2-way mirror.
It'd be interesting to see if this camera actually sells.
After a Japanese camera website found a patent filing for a Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR full frame lens the rumors began swirling. Nikon Rumors is convinced it's just a matter of time and that 2015 will see the release of a full frame mirrorless camera from Nikon.
Erik Johansson is more of an all-encompassing visual artist than just a photographer. I've featured his photos on the blog several times before. His concepts are well thought out before he even begins. He even goes so far as the sketch the plans. This video shows how he goes about creating his masterpieces. It quite an amazing watch and shows his Photoshop edit has 153 layers! Whoa! Check it out below.
Tamara Lackey is a pretty big name in photography. She has done print work for such big clients as "O - The Oprah Magazine" to celebrity portraits. In this video she shares her ‘5 Photography Tips with Award Winning Photographer Tamara Lackey’. Check it out below.
Taking photographs from space is something most of us will ever experience. But if you're Don Pettit it's an important aspect of his work as a NASA astronaut. In this gripping video, produced by SmugMug Films, Don talks about his incredible experiences and the types of technical difficulties he has to overcome to make successful images while orbiting Earth. It's really fascinating. Check it out below.