Sony Artisans Renan Ozturk and Taylor Rees recently captured something incredible, both photographically and physically. In partnership with Sony, they shot some spectacular photos and video of slack line artist Andy Lewis performing a free solo high line between two desert towers in Utah, with a massive moon as his background.
As with any “once-in-a-lifetime” image, capturing these shots took an incredible amount of planning, followed by an incredible amount of frustration and trial-and-error to get them just right. Month after month, they would try and fail to capture the shot they were looking for as clouds got in the
Throughout the year, we leave the comfort of our studios and venture out to shoot on location. And there’s no better time for outdoor photo shoots than the long days of summer.
Before any professional outdoor photo shoot, you will need to source the best location for the project. Location scouting involves evaluating possible areas for the shoot, understanding how the space matches your needs, and documenting all the details.
As a producer, I’ve scouted locations throughout the U.S. for a variety of fashion photo shoots. While not all clients or photo subjects are the same, these five guidelines
Is there such a thing as Uncanny Valley for animals? Because seeing the modern spy cameras, I think there should be. PBS has created a robotic Japanese macaque to film the daily lives of its living counterparts. It can even dive, so it has managed to film the underwater grooming ritual of these adorable animals. […]
Richard de Bruin has been a hobby photographer for 12 years, mainly shooting landscapes and architectural structures. Richard not only keeps his photos on his computer but also hanging on his walls. He wants to keep the stories and memories behind the shots alive and, ideally, relive them every day. And what are those stories? We […]
I’ve said this a hundred times, but I simply love stop-motion videos. And if they can make me smile, I love them even more. Artist and animator Warren Wright has created a series of such videos, and they’ve made my day today. He uses Barbie dolls and stop-motion animation to recreate iconic movie scenes and […]
People do put GoPros in some strange places. This one is courtesy of the Matt Mikka at Warped Perception. When Matt decided that he needed to change the tire on his car, he thought “hey, why don’t I stick a GoPro in here while it’s open and see how that looks from the inside as […]
Light painting is something we truly love here at DIYP. It’s also an ideal pastime now that travels and social activities are limited. Grab your camera, tripod, and lights – and you don’t have to leave your home to great magical, dreamy, even surreal scenes. In this video, Jason D. Page has a great tutorial […]
Focus Features has just dropped the first trailer for the Pete Souza documentary The Way I See It. The movie follows the former White House Photographer for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama as he “transformed” from photojournalist into a “searing commentator” on the state of US politics, all through the power of his photographs.
Whatever your political bent, you have to admit that Souza is a giant within the world of photography. As the Chief White House Photographer for two of the most iconic presidents from either side of the isle he was granted an incredible level of access,
Scaling mountains, hiking treacherous trails and making it to the top of slippery summits often comes with the territory when you’re an adventure photographer. Luckily, Eliza Earle and Ted Hesser wouldn’t have it any other way. Last week we sat down with Eliza and Ted to hear the stories behind some of their favorite shots,…
I wanted a vivid, bold composition of a subject that had been photographed a fair amount by other night photographers. This was photographed at a desert art installation known as the International Car Forest of the Last Church outside Goldfield, NV, a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground […]
Ansel Adams is, without a doubt, one of the greatest and most influential American landscape photographers. In his latest video, Martin Kaninsky looks at not only Ansel’s work, but his life and what influenced his work to become as recognizable and influential as it was. If you’re a fan of this great photographer’s work, I’m […]
Many of us have considered turning our artistic passion into a profession. Many of you may still be having second thoughts about it. If this is the case, then this video from Sean Tucker is a must-watch. In this very inspiring and honest video, Sean tells you why you should, but also why you shouldn’t, […]
A couple of months ago, photographer and YouTuber Chris Hau stumbled across the miniature world photography of Erin Sullivan and was absolutely blown away. So he decided to try out this style for himself and show you exactly what you need to do to start capturing these miniature worlds at home.
We’ve shared plenty of these diorama features in the past—showing you the work of photographers like Ric Tse, Akiko Ida, and Tanaka Tatsuya, among others—but Hau is the first creator we’ve shared to document his journey trying out the process for the first time. That way,
Professional photographer and YouTuber Sean Tucker recently released a video that covers one of the most common (and tricky) questions that enthusiast photographers ask: “should I go pro?” In other words: should I take this thing that I’m passionate about, and turn it into my profession?
As usual, Tucker tackles this subject with candor and honesty, using his own experience “going pro” as a reference point and explaining what it’s really like to turn photography from your hobby into your day job.
“I’m gonna tell you my story about how I became a professional photographer and what that looked
Billions of photos are being snapped and shared on the Internet every day. There are more cameras than people in the world nowadays. Photography is something we take for granted; something we can easily do whenever we want. But it wasn’t always like this.
On April 10th, 1927, a photographer climbing to the Diving Board in Yosemite reaches the destination to photograph Half Dome. After the all-day-long hike with his heavy tripod and camera, he only has two glass plates left to take exactly two shots to capture what he sees. He carefully composes and takes the shot. But then
I think we can all agree that this year has been quite a mess. With gloomy news coming from all sides, it’s easy to forget that this world still has a lot of beauty to offer. Well, winners of this year’s AIPP Silver Lining Awards are here to remind you of that. “Circumstances have forced […]
Miniature photography seems to be very popular right now. The world is starting to come out of lockdown in many places and some of us are beginning to shoot regular-sized people again, but there’s something about photographing tiny ones that’s always a little bit special. And combining them with everyday objects really captures the imagination. Inspired […]
I’m not entirely sure how recently the above commercial for 7-Eleven was released (I’m in the UK, not many hhere), but when I first saw it, I thought for sure that it was just some pretty neat CG. It turns out, though, that it was actually shot 100% practically and for real by none other […]
“I’m not an artist. I’ve been struggling against that word all my life. The American photographers all want to be called artists. I’m a photographer and I stand by it.” – Sir Donald McCullin CBE Royal Air Force assistant Don McCullin grew up in London’s war-ravaged Finsbury Park. During the early years of World War […]
While teaching a recent workshop, I joked that street photography was the only genre where people would buy $3,000 worth of cameras and lenses and then deliberately use them to make out of focus, grainy, imperfect images. This led to a pretty interesting discussion about the merits to imperfection.
I think some of those points are worth sharing here, as it really helped contextualise some of the students ideas about their work, and allowed them to shoot a little more freely, chasing down perfection in moments rather than technicalities.
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