Canadian based photographers 2D Photography give us a detailed look at the process they used during an underwater photoshoot. As an added bonus, the team runs through an above the water photoshoot before getting the submerged portion of the shoot set up. A Nikon D3S was used in both segments of the shoot with an Aquatech kit protecting the camera while under water. Because the nature of the shoot required the power of artificial lighting, Nikon SB900 Speedlights with Phottix Strata II triggers were used, some of which were powered using a Profoto 8A Air flash generator. Take a look at the video here:
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When the team at The Camera Store in Calgary decided to make a commercial for their store, none of them expected for it to become an internet sensation. You can imagine their delight when “The Battle at F-Stop Ridge” racked up over two million views and was featured on the homepage of Youtube. The creative ad spot features a battle of epic proportions; however these soldiers traded in their guns and ammo for cameras and film. If you haven’t seen the ad yet, take a look here.
The idea behind street photography is to take a candid shots of interesting people, places, or moments in time. The best street photographers work with minimal equipment, usually just a camera–no speedlights, no light meters, no other gadgets that were designed to make our jobs as photographers easier. A good street photographer must posess certain skills […]
Commercial photography can be a tedious process. Oftentimes, a single finished image can be comprised of over 30 photographs. The process of blending all these photographs together ensures that every part of the product is lit perfectly. This is especially useful when photographing objects as large as a Volvo semi-truck. Commercial photographer Tim Bjorn has done just this. Bjorn emphasizes the importance of not moving the camera during photo-shoots of such large scale. This is done, Bjorn says, by finding the perfect angle. “That is the key, no camera motion.”
Quitting your job to travel the world is, in itself, a daunting task. Quitting your job to travel the world to take over 25,000 photographs is quite another. Yet, Kien Lam, did just that. Lam managed to sort through all the photographs and condense them down to a moving five minute time lapse video of his journey around the world. What sets Lam’s time lapse apart from others is the equipment he used. He didn’t tote around a pricey DSLR and dolly. The only camera equipment Lam brought with him was the compact Lumix GF-1 and a flimsy, off-brand tripod.
In the spring of 2010, the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted, shutting down airways all across Europe. Sean Stiegemeier organized a sponsored trip to the country to capture the natural disaster in a beautiful way. He used his Canon 5D MKII to film a time lapse of the eruption over the course of 1 1/2 days. Dynamic Perception loaned Stiegemeier a prototype of the MILapse dolly, which is now being marketed as the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly Kit, an affordable alternative to the popular Kessler dollies.
As photographers, we are always trying to capture photographs that pop. That is, images that combine depth and fine details. This short clip explains how to mix strobe lighting with ambient light to achieve just the right feel. In this video tutorial, Jay P. Morgan demonstrates how to effectively use strobe lights to enhance the natural light of the sun. The lesson starts with a recap of essential exposure information, such as always working in manual mode to gain full control of the exposure settings.
In this nine minute documentary, the making of TIME magazines “The Protester” is chronicled. The Protester, which was included in TIME’s Person of The Year issue, is a series of photographers taken by TIME staff photographer, Peter Hapak, which showcases protesters involved with the Occupy movement across seven countries. Hapak briefly touches on techniques he used to capture the portraits, including a humorous account of bribing one particular subject with breakfast sausages.
To commemorate the one year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, filmmaker Mike Fritz teamed up with Associated Press photographer, Gerald Herbert, to produce a short telling of the impact the oil spill has made on the Gulf Coast. The slideshow offers viewers a collection of photographs taken by Herbert over the past year to capture the affects of the spill and the progress that has been made to restore the Gulf. Herbert also delivers the narration for the film, as he expands on what it was like to cover the tragedy and the progress being made.
Photographer Brad Kremmer, set out to capture Japan using his Canon 5D MKII. Kremer edited together the results of his labors to create a moving portrait of Japan in his time lapse film, Hayuku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan. The film is an eight minute long journey through many parts of Japan, including popular locations such as Tokyo, Nagano, and Matsuyama. The film is made entirely from a collection of over 1.5 terabytes of RAW photographs. Take a moment and enjoy.