LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL PROJECTIONS • INDUSTRY INSIDER EXPOSURE • $22,000 in Awards 8 days, 20:29:03 hours remaining Seeking the New Photographic Portrait The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. Photographer Rigs An iPhone 4 To Helium Balloons To Take HD Videos Here is a nice concept to compete with Kite Arieal Photography, Helicopter rigged cameras and very long pole photography. A bunch of curious DIYers at Los Angeles rigged an iPhone 4 to a set of helium balloons that helped it rise about 1000 feet and take 720p videos of Los Angeles. The footage is displayed below, while it is not perfect, and kinda shaky, there is also a valuable BTS. Hit the Just for some behind the scenes and my notes of the video here is the behind the scenes video that they took (probably to have some memory in case that iPhone would never be seen again).
Perfect Exposure Every Time: A Guide to Metering in the Viewfinder You'd be surprised how much information is available through your camera's viewfinder. In today's tutorial, we're looking again at one of the most important elements of photography - exposure - and how you can expose a perfect photo using just the information shown in your camera viewfinder! Republished Tutorial Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site.
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National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor - In Focus National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Seven by Five : SEO and Photo Blogs Running a photo blog is exciting but the sustainability generally comes from feedback, success and interest. Add your latest photographic masterpiece to your blog and you are going to want it to be seen by as many people as possible. We recently covered a guide to the best WordPress themes for photobloggers and a list of the top WordPress plugins. Part of the problem photobloggers face is the often lack of text for search engines to index and many photo blogs actually don’t feature any text at all.
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Contemporary Art The self-portraits by the Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura, Requiem for the XX Century: Twilight of the Turbulent Gods, examines an array of historical figures and political events that have been significant in shaping the 20th century. Employing his usual methodology, Morimura uses costumes, make-up and props to create unconventional and bold renderings of iconic images from history. While Morimura’s work has traditionally investigated femininity through iconic depictions of women from art history and popular culture, this body of work examines widely disseminated images of prominent masculine figures from the last century. Each protagonist or event is cast in a moment of apogee, when history is being made and visually captured. Substituting himself for ideologues, dictators or brilliant minds such as Einstein, Lenin, Che, Mao or Trotsky, Morimura reflects on his personal encounter of these images during his lifetime as well notions of masculinity embedded in politics and war.