Shooting the Neon-Lit Streets of Tokyo with Dave Powell

by admin July 22, 2016 at 7:34 pm

This may be one of the craziest wedding photos you’ll ever see. For a recent shoot in Iceland, wedding photographer CM Leung photographed a rescue helicopter flying near a bride for a one-of-a-kind photo.

Photographer Jerry Ferguson was shooting from a news helicopter this week when he spotted a microburst over Phoenix, Arizona. In the right place at the right time, Ferguson managed to capture remarkable photos of it.

For his bachelor thesis project, titled “notwinstagram,” German artist Daniel Reuber decided to flip Instagram fads on their head. Instead of creating picture-perfect Instagram shots that show (or fake) a wonderful life, Reuber decided to show what those same shots would look like for someone with a very sad life.

Want to see the composition concepts used in famous scenes from famous movies? Raymond Thi of Composition Cam has been taking still frames and overlaying neon pink lines to show things like symmetry, thirds, quadrants, triangles, diagonals, and more.

NASA just released a timelapse video that will give you an eye-opening dose of perspective. The 3-minute video above shows 1 year in the life of Earth, photographed from 1 million miles away.

Listen up, because this is a really neat trick. Using a little-known and almost never-used blend mode in Photoshop, Scott Kelby shows you how to align two things perfectly in PS every single time without fail.

How would you react if you were threatened while doing a photo shoot in a public place? Los Angeles-based photographer Alex Stone says he was nearly run over yesterday by an angry man while doing a photo shoot on a public road. The confrontation was captured in the 3-minute video above (warning: there’s very strong language).

Photographer Oliver Hihn thinks its a shame that so many old cameras sit around on shelves and slowly gather dust, so he decided to take his dad’s old Elbaflex VX 1000 35mm SLR out on a hike. Instead of shooting film photos, he decided to photograph landscapes framed in the waist-level viewfinder of the camera.

This semi-abandoned power station located in Hungary is a true gem among industrial locations and was once Europe’s most advanced power station.

It took Drew Geraci over at District 7 Media over 80 hours of post-production to create his latest China timelapse. That’s because he took all 2500 individual frames he had captured and turned them, one by one, into paintings using the Prisma app. The result is mesmerizing.

Here’s another one for the “probably never going to get made but WOW” file. A month and a half after Canon patented a massive 1000mm f/5.6 DO lens and two months after the crazy 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 patent, the company is at it again. This time they’ve patented an EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6!

Photographer J P Goodridge was whale watching near Sydney, Australia, yesterday when he captured this photo of a lifetime showing a humpback whale explode out of the water right next to another little whale watching boat.

Most of the photos in IKEA’s catalog are CGI these days, and more and more video games are adding serious photo modes. As the virtual and photographic worlds converge, we’ll be seeing more and more demos of photorealistic CGI that may trick our eyes. Here’s one example.

What does Santa do in the ‘off-season’ between January and December? Does he go swimming? Work in his wood shop? Play the keyboard? Photographer Mary Beth Koeth set out to find out, and the answers are yes, yes, and yes.

This gorgeous video was captured by Le Cut Studio with a DJI Phantom 4 flying high above Bondi Beach in Sydney Australia. It shows a lone seal swimming (fishing, really) through a massive school of fish just below the surface of the water.

Ready to be wowed? Because if you’ve never seen how a car chase scene is captured on camera by modern-day camera crews, you’re about to be thanks to this recently released B-Roll footage from the next Jason Bourne movie.

Worthy challengers to Adobe Photoshop don’t come around very often, so that’s why Affinity Photo got the photography world excited when it was launched in 2015. Now the award-winning pro image editing app is getting another major update. Version 1.5 will include a number of powerful new features.

Drone manufacturer Walkera is causing a bit of stir today with the announcement of their Voyager 4: a superzoom drone that boasts a whopping 16x optical zoom camera system.

Back in the late 1970s, the George Eastman Museum asked a group of photographers to share their favorite recipes and food photos to create a cookbook. Now, four decades later, it has finally been published as The Photographer’s Cookbook.

It’s not all crazy patents today on the rumor mill, this week also brought with it some tantalizing teasers about three of the biggest camera manufacturers. We have a “first” from Canon, a new lens from Nikon, and a new memory card from Sony to tell you about.

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