Stranger Lamborghini: BTS of a Pepper Yandell ‘Stranger Things’ Project

Stranger Lamborghini: BTS of a Pepper Yandell 'Stranger Things' Project NO SPOILERS HERE! Just in case you were worried. They say inspiration can come from anywhere, and I have to say that definitely couldn't be more true. For one photographer, it came in the form of one his favorite TV Shows. Commercial automotive photographer Pepper Yandell took his work with automotive photography and digital retouching, and combined it with imagery and concepts from the Netflix Series "Stranger Things" to make a truly unique photograph featuring one Lamborghini, and a monster from the show. [ Read More ]

This Photographer Builds His Subjects with Cardboard

After moving into a new home, photographer Juhamatti Vahdersalo noticed the cardboard boxes he used sitting in his garage. So, he decided to get creative and use the used cardboard for a photo series. “I’m a creative-minded person and feel very frustrated when creativity strikes and I have nothing to photograph,” Vahdersalo says. “This was the main reason to start making these cardboard models.” Vahdersalo cut out cardboard pieces and used hot glue to create miniature models of things like a boat, airplane, and house. For his environments, Vahdersalo used things like sand, water, flour, and a smoke machine
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Photo Shoot Raises Awareness of Toxic Laundry Water

Benjamin Von Wong, a viral photographer turned environmentalist, has released a new project to raise awareness about “toxic laundry” that is full of plastic. An estimated 94% of American tap water contains invisible plastic fibers, and Von Wong felt compelled to do something about it. “By 2025, the world’s synthetic fiber production will double – so too will the amount of microfibers in our water supply,” says Von Wong. Since there’s no real solution in the pipeline at the moment, Von Wong is hoping to spread awareness of this issue to drive companies to do something about it.
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‘Stranger Things’ Season Two Supercut of Creative Edit Transitions

'Stranger Things' Season Two Supercut of Creative Edit Transitions Everyone's favorite nostalgic sci-fi series debuted its second season on Netflix just a few weeks ago, but if you're like me, you took just a few days to watch all nine episodes. Among the many compelling things the Duffer Brothers pull off in their show, using clever scene transitions is something any video editor will notice. This video pulls together 25 of the most creative edits from Season Two of Stranger Things. [ Read More ]

How I Shot a Magazine Cover with Liam Gallagher

How I Shot a Magazine Cover with Liam Gallagher

In September I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of a couple of hours of Liam Gallagher’s time to shoot a magazine cover and 12-page spread. Here’s a detailed breakdown of my thought process, creative ideas and how the shoot was executed on the day.

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Watch a Full Editing Project From Start to Finish With Commentary

Watch a Full Editing Project From Start to Finish With Commentary Whether you are a full-time video editor or just occasionally edit some of your own projects like me, you have probably found yourself on Youtube at some point trying to learn. Tutorials are an amazing tool at our disposal and we share and create some great tutorials here on Fstoppers all the time. However, sometimes I just want to see how someone does what they do from start to finish. That's where Taran Van Hemert comes in with his newest editing video. It's not a tutorial at all. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes of a standard video editing Continue reading "Watch a Full Editing Project From Start to Finish With Commentary"

Tim Tadder Explains the Best Way to Use Natural Light When Capturing Underwater Photographs

Tim Tadder Explains the Best Way to Use Natural Light When Capturing Underwater Photographs Tim Tadder is a man on a mission. One of the most prolific advertising photographer working today, his clients include the likes of New Era, Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, and a recent collaboration with the National Football League. In this video from an educational series Tadder produced in conjunction with RGG EDU, the photographer takes us through how to produce stunning underwater action images using only the natural light. [ Read More ]

How to Light a Product Shot With One Light

How to Light a Product Shot With One Light Product photography can be one of the most technically challenging genres to undertake, but that doesn't mean you need every piece of gear you can think of to pull it off. In this video I demonstrate how to light a product shot with one light and a few inexpensive modifiers. [ Read More ]

A Look Behind the Scenes of an Arctic Aurora Surfing Film

A Look Behind the Scenes of an Arctic Aurora Surfing Film Outdoor Adventure Photographer Chris Burkard has spent much of his career documenting the harmony of man and nature around the world. Best known for his surfing photography, Burkard recently directed a documentary called "Under an Arctic Sky" about a group of surfers venturing to Iceland in the dead of winter in search of waves. This recently released behind the scenes showcases the daunting and treacherous production. [ Read More ]

What Happens When Brandon Woelfel, Dani Diamond, and Jessica Kobeissi Can’t Retouch Their Images

What Happens When Brandon Woelfel, Dani Diamond, and Jessica Kobeissi Can't Retouch Their Images Each and every photographer has their own unique way of working with models, cameras, and light. It’s something that clearly shows through in the series Jessica Kobeissi has developed in which different photographers shoot the same model. In the most recent episode, she brought Dani Diamond and Brandon Woelfel back for a new shoot, but this time they added a few obstacles to make the challenge more fun. [ Read More ]

A Scouting Checklist: What I Look For in a Location or Studio

A Scouting Checklist: What I Look For in a Location or Studio Art is about storytelling. It’s about using all the tools at one’s disposal to convey and idea or an emotion. To connect an audience to a brand, or a personality, or a moment in a way the no other medium can. Along with my own technique, the ingenuity of the on-camera talent and the creative team behind it, plus the tools necessary to complete the job, the location you select for your shoot is one of the many raw materials that will have an effect on the eventual alchemy you bring forth to produce a great image. [ Read More Continue reading "A Scouting Checklist: What I Look For in a Location or Studio"

How a Photographer Demonstrated That Gear Does Not Matter Much

How a Photographer Demonstrated That Gear Does Not Matter Much Barry Harley, an editorial photographer from Northern Virginia, took whatever tools he had at hand to create an image reminiscent of nothing less than Annie Leibovitz's Vanity Fair group portraits. The difference: Harley was using two Yongnuo YN-560 II speedlites and a Canon 5D Mark II whereas Leibovitz usually uses Profoto strobes together with a Hasselblad and Phase One back or a Nikon D810. [ Read More ]

Shooting Portraits of Baseball Star Kris Bryant Fielding Real Fireballs

Photographer Rob Snow and Red Bull have just released a new red hot series of photos that involved gasoline, baseballs, a blowtorch, and World Series hero Kris Bryant. Third base is sometimes referred to as the “Hot Corner” because balls get sizzled that way at speeds up to 125mph. Snow says that the idea was to replicate an image taken in a game, with one minor difference: the baseball would be on fire. Snow spent months planning the shot, which he says was the biggest in terms of production value that he’s ever worked on. “The biggest challenge was that
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