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Cinematic Pictures by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg Here at theMET, we're always looking for creative projects that catch our eye. More than anything, we love posting about work that pushes boundaries, showing our audience something that has been changed, flipped or spinned into something magically different. Then, we see it as our job to find out the story behind such projects. What inspired the artist or photographer to start down that path? A few days ago, when Met member Mark Huckabee put up a post called Astounding Animated Gifs, we knew we had to dig deeper. Before we go into that more, enjoy these lovely cinemagraphs that they sent directly to us. What's been the response like, so far, on your animated gifs? Which of them is your favorite piece and why? What do you hope others get out of these works? Which gif has been the most popular and why do you think that is? Were you inspired by other gifs or anyone else before you started this more artistic ones? What do you have next in store for us? From Me to You website
Man Decorates His Entire Basement Using a Sharpie and a Marker 53-year-old Says Kratzer managed to turn his boring cream-painted basement into an inhabitable masterpiece, by using his trusty sharpie and a magic marker. Mister Kratzer has always been fascinated by Impressionist art, and by the time he reached 30, he knew he wanted his house to be decorated with it. Since he couldn’t afford to buy all the art pieces he began creating them himself. He began painting, and now his works hang all over the house. A lawyer by day, Mr. Other wives might be furious at their husbands, after seeing their basements covered with all kinds of sharpie doodles, but here’s what Deb Kratzer had to say: “I have the coolest husband. via Kentucky.com Reddit Stumble
Happy New Year" Happy New Year / 30 December, 2009 [click for previous image: let it snow #3] Happy New Year / 30 December, 2009 [click for next image: ringing in the new year] Title • Happy New Year I've spent the last couple of days wondering what to post to close out the year and then came across this entry on momentaryawe.com (run by my good friend Catalin Marin): his twelve favourite shots from 2009, one from each month. As always, let me know what you think. On a different matter: don't forget that there are just a few days left in which to snap up a 15% discount on our Photoshop tutorials. And finally: Happy New Year for 2010 :) 100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an incredibly expansive topic that covers a remarkably vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the professional spectrum, there is simply always more to learn. We spent countless hours scouring the web for the best content we could find and share with you, and today we'll help you expand your knowledge with 100 photography related tutorials! "There are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. "Graphic illustrations [and explanations] of the difference between RAW and JPEG (also called JPG). A basic discussion of white balance and how to respond to different lighting situations. "Use a simple device to get perfect color in all of your shots" "What you need to know to get the most from today’s amazing high-ISO settings" "A beginner’s guide to focal lengths and how they affect photographs" "Ever wonder what it is that actually makes a camera work?
The Best in Bird Photography: 50 Crystal Clear Bird Shots Bird photography is among the most popular types of nature photography. This is no surprise, considering the fact that they live all over the globe, they can be very colorful and come in different shapes and sizes. Immortalizing birds in photos can be quite challenging – specialized skills and equipment are required – but the outcome is definitely worth it all the effort and investment. Today’s 50 images showcase is dedicated to the ones that love nature, to the photographers that want to get inspired and learn more in this field of art, or simply to the ones that love beauty. The Wall Puffins Flying above Dover Pelican Mirror Lesser Kestrel The Last Drop Colourfull Spring The Hunter The Mask The Flying Fortes Every Day is Sushi Day… Air Born Widowbird Confrontation The Scream Gotcha! Gaze Bombycilla Garrulus The White and the Blacks Red-Footed Falcon Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Spring Lots of Colors The Dancing Bird Bird Toucan Bird Love Bird – Yellow Yellow Bird Follow Me! Birds – Africa Alive Cold Birds Love on Brach
Beautiful cinemagraphs by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg There was a time, not too long ago, when the term "cinemagraph" was being thrown around and internet culture gravitated toward this amalgamation of still shots and modest yet aesthetically effective movement. New York-based photographer Jamie Beck and her counterpart Kevin Burg first coined the term last year, gaining a lot of recognition for their cinematic images with subtle movement. My Modern Met even had the opportunity to interview the creative forces behind the perfected animated gifs. Since then, the duo has continued to develop breathtaking gifs, often focusing on fashion, and share it on their blog From Me To You. The motion in each image exhibits just the right amount of movement. Whether it's hair or clothing hit by a slight breeze, dangling jewelry swaying back and forth, or the endless burning flame in an otherwise frozen world, the calculated action serves a purpose in adding to the mood or aesthetic. Take a look at some of our most recent favorites, below.
Sheep Sculptures Made Out of Rotary Phones Jean-Luc Cornec’s Sheep Sculptures from the Museum of Telecommunication in Frankfurt. (via ThisBlogRules) Juha Arvid Helminen Beautiful Borobudur: “Pathway to Enlightenment” in 40 Photos On the island of Java, Indonesia, stands a mountain of a thousand statues. Borobudur is surrounded by volcanoes such as in this photo of Mt. Merapi erupting from the Borobudur horizon. Borobudur shrouded in mystery. In 1814, 200 men set out to search for this legendary mountain near the small village of Boro. For six weeks, they slashed through wickedly thick vegetation and then cleared away tons of volcanic ash. Borobudur, the great Buddhist stupa on Java, was built and decorated perhaps before 800AD. Borobudur from the west side. Mt. Borobudur at west side. Borobudur temple in Java. Silent Giants – A Buddha statue of the colossal temple of Borobudur overlooks the Merapi volcano at dawn. Borobudur temple panorama. Ballet Performance in front of the Borobudur Temple at the Trail of Civilizations Symposium on 28 August 2006. A meditative Buddha statue perform dharmachakra mudra hand gesture inside the perforated bell-shaped stupa on upper platform of Arupadhatu in Borobudur.