Category: Art

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Vesa Lehtimäki brings the Star-Wars-Universe to life with Lego and Baking Powder

It is remarkable what you can achieve with limited resources, if you just give free rein to your creativity. Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki already started using his kids‘ toys as extras in improvised film scenes in 2009. The highly positive feedback prompted Lehtimäki to do a genuine photo project out of this small pastime. Besides ...

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Tip: Cynthia Greig ‘Representations’

It’s been a while since I last raised the matter of illusions. Back then in October, I talked about anamorphoses and how to creatively apply them in videos. This blog article deals with an effect that I, having no knowledge of any other label, baptize the cartoon-effect. Within her photo project “Representations”, photographer Cynthia Greig ...

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Michael Shainblum Master of Time-Lapse

A while ago, I have developed a liking for time-lapse videos. Meanwhile, there are a great many gorgeous time-lapse videos so that you can easily view new and inspiring stuff on a daily basis. Besides the beauty, I find it fascinating at what lengths photographers go to produce such a comparatively short video. Shooting a ...

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Cool Videos: Transferring Prints onto Wood and other Surfaces

I have to admit that this is brand new to me. While I knew that it is possible to detach the emulsion of instant film (Polaroid, Instax and Co) from its base and transfer it onto other surfaces, I was unaware of the fact that this can actually be done with as good as any ...

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Tip: Lara Jo Regan’s ‘Dogs in Cars’

Who doesn’t know the feeling of going for a spin in good weather and letting down the windows to feel the airstream in your hair? It’s a fantastic feeling! Now, just as us humans, dogs seem to enjoy this feeling equally well. They’re doing diverse facial expressions while cruising, all of which make them appear ...

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Rocky Mountains Time Lapse Video

The USA, as one of the largest countries in the world, has a lot to offer in terms of breath-taking as well as inhospitable and terrifying natural landscapes. I bet every single one of you can name Yellowstone national park, Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. These are real magnets for visitors, which have burned themselves ...

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How a young Photographer used Flickr as a Career Stepping Stone

Photo-sharing platforms such as Flickr and Pinterest are commonly not enjoying serious acclaim amongst professionals. A few months ago, a user expressed his opinion in a discussion on the hottest photo communities for professional photographers: “if you want to be taken seriously by your customers, by no means Flickr!”. Immediately afterwards, the thread was flooded ...

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Deadly Lake in Tanzania makes Animals turn into Stone

While most photos you view during the course of the day are beautiful, they are not interesting enough to attract curiosity and be memorized in the long term. A few photos are so curious and so beautiful, on the other hand, that you have to look twice to make sure they are not CGI-renderings. They ...

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Portrait: Why didn’t people smile in times past?

Looking at old portrait photographs, you inevitably come to the conclusion that people scarcely used to smile in the past. If this phenomenon is to be observed in the realm of photography only, you might think it’s got to do with the universal technique of former portraiture. As a reminder: when photography was invented, you ...

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Tip: Greg Anderson’s Portraits from the National Beard and Mustache Championships 2013

Sometimes I think that portraiture is stale and boring, and that there is nothing new to be expected out of this particular photography genre. But then I stumble upon a photographer, who’s work reminds me of just how interesting portraiture can be. Because there is more than enough people, and every single one of them ...