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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013

Top 10 Posts of 2013 - Exposure Guide

Ladies and Gentleman, drum roll please… The Internet has spoken and here are our top ten most popular posts of 2013!

1st Place – Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

angelina jolie with kids

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November 2008 issue of W magazine originally published a photo spread of Pitt’s work shooting his lovely wife, Angelina Jolie, and the photographs have resurfaced recently on Reddit.Lomography.com says that at the time, W’s Creative Director Dennis Freedman was looking fro a fresh and different perspective of one of the most photographed women in the world for the November 2008 issue.  The answer to that couldn’t come closer to home, Angelina’s home that is. “I was surprised that Brad accepted the challenge,” remembers Freedman as Brad Pitt enthusiastically volunteered for the assignment. Read more

2nd Place – Photo Series Compares the Body Types of Elite Athletes

howard schatz athlete

From lean and svelte to muscular and defined, the myriad of body types are practically endless. Whether mesomorph, ectomorph, or endomorph, we all fall into one of these body types. A mesomorph is someone that is generally muscular. If you are typical mesomorph you perhaps are the envy in the gym since you can increase your muscle size easily. An ectomorph body type on the other hand is slim. Ectomorphs are usually tall and slender and have trouble gaining weight. Check out fashion models. Finally, an endomorph body type is curvaceous. The curves of an endomorph are akin to that of a Coke bottle. So which one are you? Read more

3rd Place – Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

underwater waterfall in mauritius

Photo Credit: Unknown Photographer

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, République de Maurice, located in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers off the southeast coast of the African continent. Mauritius was initially discovered by the Arabs in 975 AD, followed by the Portuguese between 1507 and 1513. The islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues as well as the French department of Réunion form part of the Mascarene Islands. Since its discovery then there have been periods of succession and colonization by the Dutch, French, and British. Mauritius gained republic status in 1968. Read more

4th Place – Traditional Pinup Photos with Splashes of Milk as Clothes Captured with High-Speed Photography

milky pinups

Inspired by the classic pin-ups of the 1940’s and 1950’s, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz came up with a current version of those iconic posters.  The twist introduced by the London based lensman was to use a highly unusual substance to cloth his models. Wieczorkiewicz used milk, (yes the kind you get from cows) along with high speed photography to capture the drink while being poured over his scantily clad (or near naked) models. Read more

5th Place – Retoucher Transforms Adults into Toddlers

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It’s no secret that Photoshop can be used to create wonderful, wonderful things and over the years, artists have begun to realize just how much can be done with this program. Airbrushing, spot removal and hair masking are terms that we use regularly not just in the beauty industry anymore but in photography and post-processing as well. Retoucher Cristian Girotto is the man behind L’ENFANT EXTERIEUR, which showcases his skills in retouching as well as art direction. Girotto’s series reveals his subjects’ inner children, giving them a glimpse of what they would look like if they remained toddlers. Read more

6th Place – Dreamlike Self-Portraits Express Young Artist’s Inner Musings

creative self-portrait

Ben Zank is committed to producing a new photograph every single day of the year. The devoted young artist/photographer from New York is another master on the surreal on the rise, creating self-portraits that defy explanation or logic, while still keeping his viewers not only captivated, but entranced. Zank is no doubt blessed with uncommon talent, and luckily for us, he is also dedicated to making art, fine art in fact. Read more

7th Place – Conceptual Project 365 Series Laced with a Sense of Humor

logan zillmer waterscape

Here is a selection of yet more surreal themed photographs, this time from American Logan Zillmer, a young conceptual photographer. The Michigan native’s creations are both surprising and intriguing; however they are always laced with a sense of humor. Logan Zillman is himself also on a “365 photo project” sharing a new picture every day of his conceptual work. Read more

8th Place – Magical Close-Up Photos of Snowflakes in an Assortment of Shapes and Sizes

macro snowflakes

Nothing quite compares with a pouring of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes during the onset of winter. It is always a beautiful sight to behold, and every time is just as magical. A snowflake is actually two things; one ice crystal or an aggregation of ice crystals that falls through the Earth’s atmosphere. Read more

9th Place – Focus-Stacked Extreme Close-Ups of Bugs

bug with droplets of water

Sometimes just a change in perspective can make a world of a difference. Take for instance tiny bugs. They are from our standpoint little critters we can literally brush aside,  ignore, or squash dead if we choose to. Now put yourself on equal footing with these tiny creatures, meaning see them scaled the same size as humans, and what you have are utterly hideous looking monsters that would scare the living daylights out of anybody. Photographer Nicolas Reusens’ interest in insects captures extremely detailed images of these diminutive creatures through his interest in macro photography. Read more

10th Place – Clingy Girlfriend Leads Photographer in Photos

Clingy Girlfriend Leads Photographer in Photos

Not trying to be mean by calling Russian photographer Murad Osmann’s girlfriend clingy, but that’s exactly how this photo project came to be. You may have already come across this set of photos entitled Follow Me because it has become quite popular over the past few days. Each picture was taken from Osmann’s perspective and shows his girlfriend pulling him by the hand towards various travel destinations worldwide, from Disneyland to the Big Ben in London. Read more

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Attila Kun the author

Attila is the founder and editor-in-chief of Exposure Guide. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, bedroom DJ and devoted Mac addict. Attila got his first DSLR camera, a Canon 10D, back in 2003 and he has been hooked on photography ever since.

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