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A Look Inside Impossible’s Instant Film Factory

Want an inside look at how The Impossible Project makes its instant film? The folks over at Highsnobiety recently paid a visit to the company’s factory in Enschede, which it purchased from Polaroid and rebooted. The 3-minute video above shows various steps of the instant film creation process, from development, to assembly, to boxing it up for shipping. “One-part Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and one-part Wes Anderson film, the multistory building is fitted out in a palette of subdued ’70s tones of mustard, pistachio and orange, and while every machine has an intrinsic...

Learn The Principles of Light with Lindsay Adler

Photographer Lindsay Adler is teaching a CreativeLive course this month on the basics of portrait photography. The 5-minute video above is a discussion about three fundamental principles of light: intensity, direction, and quality. Adler shares how these principles can be manipulated to create better photographs. (via CreativeLive via ISO 1200) [via PetaPixel] [via...

These Stock Photos Capture Quintessential New York City Situations

These Stock Photos Capture Quintessential New York City Situations Stock photography has provided business and individuals with a method of acquiring imagery without the need to hire a photographer. However, has any bit of stock photography ever truly captured the complex nature of a New Yorker? Apparently the folks over at New York radio station WNYC didn’t feel that the need was being addressed and, as a result, have crafted 35 “quintessential photos of true New York City.” The photo above is titled: “Woman Texting at Top of Subway Stairs While Others Try to Exit.” The photographs showcase the everyday experience of living in the Big...

Interesting Photo of the Day: Kiteboarding Bonanza

Interesting Photo of the Day: Kiteboarding Bonanza Looking something like a cross between surfing and paragliding, kiteboarding (also called kitesurfing) is apparently quite a popular pastime at Waddell Creek Beach in California. Photographer Casey McCallister spent an afternoon observing the sport, and (one hour of shooting, 200+ images, and some serious Photoshopping later) he ended up with this: “Rush Hour” by Casey McCallister. (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.) Calling the composite photo a representation of the “organized chaos” he observed while at the beach, McCallister explained to Resource Magazine...

This New Shotgun Shell is for Shooting Down Drones

This New Shotgun Shell is for Shooting Down Drones This is pretty crazy if it’s real: an ammunition company called Snake River has just announced a new product called the Drone Munition shot shell: it’s a shotgun shell designed specifically for shooting down camera drones. The have been a couple of incidents over the past couple of years involving people shooting down camera drones that are flying over their property. In another case, a teen sparked controversy by attaching a handgun to a drone. Snake River says its new shell is in response to these stories. “With the ability to carry on board cameras, drones have been and...

News Photographer Gets Doused in Fire Retardant While Filming Wildfires

It’s wildfire season in much of America, and the West Coast is getting hit particularly hard this summer. In Washington State, the town of Chelan—home of Lake Chelan, a popular vacation destination about three hours north of Seattle—has been in the local and national news this week as residents and vacationers are being evacuated and many of the lakefront homes have burned down. Photographer Eric Jensen was covering the Chelan wildfire for Seattle station KOMO News when this happened: Engines roaring, a giant jet tanker flew directly overhead, dumping fire retardant on...

Photographer Accidentally Lets Tiger Loose in Detroit

Photographer Accidentally Lets Tiger Loose in Detroit British photographer David Yarrow is making headlines after a tiger got loose during a photo shoot in Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports that the photographer had gotten permission from the Packard Plant to hold a two-day photo shoot in the abandoned and crumbling building. What Yarrow failed to tell the plant, however, was that there would be wild animals involved, including a tiger, two wolves, and a bobcat. Things got a bit hairy when the tiger got loose and bunkered down in a stairway on the fourth floor. One of the people involved in the shoot called 28-year-old Andy Didorosi for...

How to Light the Face for On Location Portraits

How to Light the Face for On Location Portraits In this video, photographer Peter Hurley shares some invaluable tips on how to make great portraits by mixing studio strobes with ambient light on location. This should be a fun watch for all you lighting enthusiasts who would love to get inside the head of a professional celebrity portrait photographer and find out the secret behind his amazing photos: 1. Make Your Light Constant Bring your artificial lights. Artificial lights, be they strobes, speedlights, or continuous lights don’t change over the course of a shoot. They remain constant, allowing you a greater degree of control. End...

DAKboard is a Customizable Wall Display for Photos, Calendar Events, and Weather

DAKboard is a Customizable Wall Display for Photos, Calendar Events, and Weather This week, software developer and photographer Dan King introduced the world to the DAKboard: a customizable display for showcasing your photographs, calendar events, and weather. The actual wall display isn’t currently available for purchase, but the software is in the beta stage, so anyone can test it out via their web browser or tablet device. Developed as an “always on, zero maintenance, ever-changing display”, the DAKboard can display collections of relevant information including your local weather and details of your personal calendar from Google or iCloud. Once you are done...

Shooting a Swan Lake Photo with Wet Plate Collodion Photography

Shooting a Swan Lake Photo with Wet Plate Collodion Photography Wet plate collodion photographer Alex Timmermans recently shot a new photo titled “Swan Lake” for his surreal Story Telling project. Here’s a look at how the image was made. Timmermans says that the idea had been bouncing around in his head for months, but the main problem was finding the right location for the shoot. He needed a shallow pond that could support a sturdy platform for the ballet dancer. He also needed to wait for the right weather: since both the dancer’s dress and the swan were white, he hoped to do the shoot on a cloudy day to have more control over...
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