Taking photos of star formations and galaxies seems difficult and expensive, but this video gives some helpful tips to encourage photographers to try using inexpensive equipment: The first part of the video explains how to capture a basic photo of the stars and amplify the faint light of constellations. You will simply need a DSLR […]
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The Victoria’s Secret Holiday catalog features beautiful models dressed in scanty lingerie, but for Russell James, photographing these sexy models is the highest pressure job of his year. A behind the scenes look into Pier 59 Studios in New York City was created by the CNBC network show, Best Jobs Ever. Russell does make it look easy; as the professional models pose and flirt with the photographer, he smiles and states, “If it looks effortless – if it looks like I’m not doing much, then I feel like I’m really doing my job.”
Time lapse photography has always been a magic process where time is condensed and the familiar process of time experience is dramatically changed. Processes such as plants growing, a building being constructed, or an entire city changing through the cycle of a day and night, have become the subject of creative, expressive videos or films. Once you master time-lapses where the camera is stationary, you might wonder how professionals create sequences where the camera moves through a scene. These videos offer some helpful clues.
Northern California filmmaker Jesse Rosten regularly directs imaginative commercials professionally. He uses his talents here to reveal the trend to create unrealistic advertising in the beauty industry. Photographers and designers, who are very aware of the techniques, will laugh at the packaging of the various photo retouch effects commonly used to transform images.The music, editing, lighting, narration and other elements imitate a real commercial, including amusing motion graphics and marketing jargon.
A few months ago we wrote about an extremely popular time-lapse from space that shows footage of earth as seen from the International Space Station (ISS) by Commander Mike Fossum, during Expedition 29. Now there is a video interview conducted by astronaut Mike Massimino from the NASA control center that reveals some of the techniques and equipment that captured the low light, night photographs. Fossum was using a Nikon D3 due to it’s low light capabilities. Keep in mind that the Nikon D4 was just announced and will be released shortly. Here is the interview from NASA.
Nine minutes of your time is a small investment to receive the wealth of photographic riches that are contained in this video. To compress a thirty year career of making pictures for National Geographic into such a short time span required a lot of editing. Bruce Albert Dale, (the initials BAD give the video it’s title), traveled the globe to create over two thousand images that were published in the pages of National Geographic and on several covers. His achievements include being named National Geographic “Magazine Photographer of the Year” twice and “White House Photographer of the Year” in 1989.