While stuck at home with his family, conservation and adventure photographer Benjamin Von Wong decided to create a series of “impossible” maternity photos for his adventurous sister, without leaving the comfort of their own home. How did he do it? Fruits and vegetables, of course…
In a blog post describing the project, Von Wong says that the mini-series was inspired by his mother, who noticed that corn looked like skyscrapers, and asked her son if he could create a fun maternity shoot for his sister using this as a starting point.
It is always interesting to see how projects were shot. It doesn’t matter whether it is a short commercial, feature-length motion picture, or in this case a music video. DOP Oliver Millar is able to give a bit of an insight into how he shot The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” music video and the concept behind … Continued
When an idea goes beyond what is possible, sometimes you need to create your own reality. Learn how the photographer for and NHL team got below the ice for a fresh perspective and created some very cool portraits.
Ever since joining the San Jose Sharks two years ago, I’ve looked for different ways to photograph hockey and showcase our athletes. There was one specific photo that I had been thinking about for a while. The concept would be to create a photo from below the ice, as if looking up at a Sharks player inside SAP Center.
I already had a general idea of how to make this happen, using a large piece of plexiglass. The first time I saw it was from my old mentor, Donald Miralle, who shot Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals back in
Editorial travel and commercial automotive photographer Arjun Menon has been exercising his creative muscles as of late by shooting cinematic scenes at home using action figures and household items.
“I was listening to this song […] when this idea popped into my head,” Menon says. “Joker falling down a skyscraper and yet showing no signs of fear or remorse! After all, being a sociopath comes with their own ups and downs.”
The above photo of Joker falling from a skyscraper was captured with an assortment of things, including an air conditioning cover and some computer equipment.
“Cinematic” has been a buzz word lately, and in a nutshell, that’s how we say a subject has a refined look ike in the movies. This video will not only teach you the basics, but also give you extra tips on lighting the set environment.
I’ve seen people learn photography and lighting from a technical standpoint and for me, it always went over my head. What!? There is a mathematical calculation to getting good light? I always went for what “felt good” and for the longest time I felt insecure about my process, even though I booked often.
Netflix’s “Extraction” has just become the most watched Netflix original film, with 90 million viewers over its first four-week period, which means director Sam Hargrave’s efforts paid off. In this newly released video, we see footage of how Hargrave straped himself to a car in order to film an epic one-take car chase scene.
Director Sam Hargrave will do whatever it takes to get the shot. Case in point: while filming the new Netflix movie Extraction, Hargrave strapped himself to the hood of a car for the duration of a crazy “one-take” car chase.
Most sequences like this would be shot using an automotive camera crane like the one you see here, but this sequence of long takes—which were stitched together to look like a single 12-minute shot—required several “hand-offs” that would have been impossible if the camera was locked onto a crane. Which is how Hargrave wound up strapped to the
While most of us are sitting at home as non-essential personnel, many have come up with ways to keep the creativity flowing. Some are learning how to photography wildlife, some leaning on their new love for macro, and some even testing out product photography for the first time. One photographer decided to test out some DIY options for products saving herself some money while she had the time on her hands.
People will do some crazy things in order to get the shot, especially automotive photographers and filmmakers. But this one really takes the prize. For a chase scene of Chris Hemsworth’s new movie, Extraction, director Sam Hargrave actually strapped himself to the hood of a car to hold the camera and film the chase scene. […]
Photographer, educator, and unusual camera builder Brendan Barry is continuing his educational series of isolation videos by showing viewers how to turn a backyard shed into a giant camera for portraits and other large format photography.
Unlike his previous videos—in which he showed you how to turn your bedroom into a camera obscura, take pictures with it, and develop the results—this one will require a bit more experience and equipment. The results, though, are on par with some of the most impressive work he’s done: like that time he turned a shipping container into a working camera.
Hopefully, you’re enjoying confinement with people that are close to you and if that’s the case, you might want to try a project that takes advantage of what’s immediately to hand: natural light and the human body. Check out this short video for some tips on how to get started.
I get asked all the time about my process: what applications I use, what gear I use, how I do what I do. So I figured, since I’m locked in my apartment by myself because of COVID-19, I might as well write my first blog post about it.
I’m not going to go crazy making it spit-and-polished, it’ll be more quick and dirty, and this will basically just be about what I do every night and why. I’m also going to presume a basic level of knowledge—this is primarily aimed at basic to intermediate readers. Advanced users will not find