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Brooke Shaden : Creating new worlds through images.

Brooke Shaden : Creating new worlds through images.
This week I received an email from a most beautiful soul, asking if I would write about the topic of how to find inspiration when life is getting you down. I’m extremely empathetic and I take on others pain and joy very easily, and after reading her email, I cried for her. And if I can offer any words of advice that might be even 1% useful, well, that is how to contribute to our community. The first thing that I think needs to be clarified about artistry or inspiration or even passion is that it does not have to be who we are. We are artists, we are creative thinkers, but we are so much more than the label “Artist” or “Photographer”. I have found one feeling that consistently crops up when I am going through a rough time, and that is anxiety; the anxiety that I have to create because I have stopped. Have you ever felt that way? If you need to grieve, grieve. That said, there is always a time to get back up and do what you love doing. And so – how is it found? WHAT IS PERFECT?

Shaun Kardinal I am so happy to have discovered the collage and embroidery work of Shaun Kardinal. He also takes tons of photos. Photolucida: Jon Wyatt: Huangshan Ltd If you happened to attend the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward exhibition in Boston last year, you may have had the pleasure of seeing the work of Jon Wyatt. If you happened to attend this year, you would also have had the pleasure of viewing work from his Avalanche UK series. Jon made his way to Photolucida from London, bringing several bodies of work to the review. His gorgeous prints from his Huangshan series brought to mind work from legendary black and white landscape photographers.

75 photos by 75 photographers As 2011 comes to a close I want to thank you all once again for continuing to support Booooooom! I am amazed that even after four years the site continues to grow at a rapid pace. 45,000 good looking people now follow Booooooom on Twitter, and our Facebook family has grown to over 74,000! I’m also starting something new in 2012 called the Secret Email Club but I’ll tell you more about it in the new year. Nikon Professional Services My name is Jim Brandenburg and I am an American nature photographer. Most of my career has been with National Geographic Magazine and in television. Today I am on the west coast of France testing the Nikon D800, a very exciting new product. crashing porcelain action figures by martin klimas crashing porcelain action figures by martin klimas all images courtesy and © martin klimas german photographer martin klimas created the series 'porcelain figurines'. the collection of images were captured just as each of the fragile objects hit the ground after being dropped from a height of 9.8 feet. the artist was able to take the photos by wiring his camera in such a way that the sound each figurine made as they touch the ground tripped the device's shutter release. in addition to the dynamic quality observed in the pose of each porcelain action character, by dropping the objects,

Nikon Professional Services Digital and film photography can be radically different from one another, and not just from an operational standpoint. Each medium instills a different feeling when shooting, and both require a different approach to subject matter. It is true that recent D-SLRs can improve your chances of capturing the right moment dramatically. Moreover, the post-production process with digital allows for more freedom than with film, and you can shoot more frames with less consideration about how much film is left or when might be the right moment to use your last frame. However, there is something special and visceral that I feel when I concentrate on a single shutter release for a single photo with film. I really do not want to forget that, because I believe that this helps me imprint my own deep feelings into the resulting photograph, and it also applies to when I switch to a digital camera body.

celia's past work HI ALL! THIS BLOG IS ABOUT TO GO BYE BYE, PLEASE FOLLOW ME AT Dancer for Monica Bill Barnes in “Everything is Getting Better All the Time” at Joyce Theater, June 2011. Dancer in Bessie Award Winning Show “837 Venice Boulevard”, choreographed by Faye Driscoll. HERE Arts Center. Amy's FAQs - Matt Moyer & Amy Toensing As a kid, I was obsessed with this book “The Family of Woman”. It’s a compilation of black and white photographs that tells the story of womanhood. It’s the feminine story of humanity; it has no borders in terms of race, politics or geography. I could never get enough of it and eventually the cover fell off and pages slipped out. The reason I was so drawn to it was it made me feel connected to the world. C.S.

Icon_ology x Tumblr The Apartment by Kiril Stanoev // February 10, 2014 at 05:31PM Elena in The Blue Room by Kiril Stanoev // February 10, 2014 at 01:16PM Colorful Existence by Guy Cohen // January 31, 2014 at 03:20PM Colorful Existence by Guy Cohen // January 31, 2014 at 12:49PM The End Again by Silvia Grav // January 30, 2014 at 05:29PM Interview: Magical Insect Photographer When we first came across Nadav Bagim's macro insect photography, we were taken aback by just how magical he could make their miniature world look. His photos seemed like they came out of a storybook or a Disney/Pixar movie. Filled with beautiful colors and a generous helping of bokeh, they seemed almost out of this world. After we found out that he only uses Photoshop for slight tweaks, we were even more impressed. So much so that we got in touch with the photographer to ask him a few questions about his creative process and to see if he might share with us some of his tips. Read our interview with Nadav, below, while enjoying some never-before-seen photos as well as some behind-the-scenes shots.