Ep. 78: This Is Definitely How You DO NOT Photograph Wildlife

by Staff June 6, 2016 at 4:14 am

Norwegian design studio Skrekkøgle — the one that printed a photo with a cremated dog — has a creative project called “Big Money” in which they made a giant 20:1 replica of a 50 cent Euro coin. They then placed the coin next to large objects and photographed them together, making the objects look like tiny toy replicas.

Here’s a video from 2011 in which respected Los Angeles-based social documentary photographer John Free vents about his personal frustration with photographic education.

If you’re looking to get better at photography in 2016, one great option is to do a 52-week photography challenge that forces you to complete regular assignments throughout the whole year. And we’ve found a great one you can take on as your new year’s resolution.

Back in February 2016, skier Nicolas Vuignier captured the worlds imagination with a video shot using his “Centriphone,” a plastic glider that lets you swing a camera around your head and have the lens constantly pointed toward you. For their latest music video, Indie pop duo Matt & Kim created their own centriphone… using a wooden coat hanger and some fishing wire.

After seeing a drone crash in the distance, a woman took it upon herself to take it and claim the drone “almost killed her” to the police after she is confronted by the quadcopter’s owners. Fortunately, the drone recorded the whole thing…

It seems people still aren’t learning to keep their distance from wild animals when shooting tourist snapshots. A man was attacked and seriously injured by a bison in Yellowstone National Park yesterday after he tried to take photos of it with his iPad from just 3 to 5 feet away.

In 2002, a renegade science photographer, Martin Waugh, was playing with high-speed photography and discovered he could image two drips of water hitting each other.

Brides magazine recently published an article titled “Which Vendors Do You Have to Feed at Your Wedding?” In the piece, wedding planner Sandy Malone gives brides advice on which vendors they’re responsible for feeding at a wedding, and which you can leave out of your plans.

Her “general rule” is that wedding photographers don’t need to be fed, and photographers aren’t happy about it.

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A report published in the famed journal Science is giving us, perhaps, our first look at the future of optical technology. And that future comes bearing camera lenses that are thinner than a human hair.

I’m old. Believe me, I know it. I’ll be 70 in a few months. That fact may make it hard for you to take me seriously, but bear with me for just this post. With age comes wisdom, right? What I want to write here is that I think the field of photography by those making art is changing in a disturbing way. Read on.

Want to see the power of ReelSteady’s software based image stabilization for After Effects? The video above shows a crazy wingsuit stunt by BASE jumper Graham Dickinson and his friend Dario. The GoPro HERO footage has been stabilized using ReelSteady as a “stress test.”

VSCO has announced that it’s redesigning its popular mobile camera app for both iOS and Android. The new app will be focused on both creating and consuming content, increasing the app’s strength as a photo sharing social network.

RYOT, in association with Apple, has captured one of the most captivating, moving, stunning short documentaries you will see this year, or possibly ever… and they did it all on an iPhone 6S.

It’s happened. 10 weeks after announcing the impending change and dealing with a huge freakout, Instagram is officially rolling out its Facebook-like algorithmic feed to everybody worldwide. Bye-bye chronological feed…

In this blog post, I would like to share some insights with you regarding the connection between aperture and the inverse-square law of light, as well as their effects on light fall-off.

Have you ever noticed that the watches and clocks found in product photographs and advertisements usually show the time 10:10? If you haven’t, pay attention the next time you’re flipping through a publication and come across a watch ad—the rule is almost always true.

If you have noticed this, do you know why 10:10 is the default time for watch photographers?

Mother Nature can be such a beautiful and powerful phenomena to watch, and if you’re not careful, you can quickly become addicted to it. That’s my problem: I’m addicted, and I have been for a long time now.

National Geographic is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for travelers, the entire photo industry perks up its ears and pays special attention to see what they have to say.

Steve McCurry is, perhaps, one of the most iconic names in the National Geographic pantheon. A travel photography giant, his vibrant images have inspired millions, but he’s recently come under fire over Photoshop use after a botched print at a show in Italy was found to have a serious issue.

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