Photography News, Tips & Tutorials
When it comes to using the iPhone for taking creative, artsy-fartsy pictures, Instagram comes to mind, and with it, a plethora of over-exposed, oversaturated and overly contrasted images. Not that everyone’s photos are like that, but photography enthusiasts and pros alike have become more and more wary of what ‘iPhoneography’ is bringing to the table.
Carra Sykes puts an interesting spin to mother-daughter bonding with this series of photos starring herself and her mother.
“It is inspired by my uncle always joking with my mom and asking her if she is wearing my clothes,” she says.
You could say Carra took what her uncle said quite literally and out came this interesting batch of photos as a result. Her mom seems like a good sport, donning everything from shorts in the middle of winter, to a motorcycle helmet.
The window seat—you either hate it or love it. I’m definitely for the latter because:
1. I’m a sleeper.
2. I’m compact—only 5’2”—so legroom isn’t a problem.
3. The view.
The view makes all the hassles of being in the window seat inconsequential. Who cares about not being able to stretch into the aisle, or having to say “excuse me, sorry” 4289 times every time you have to go to the lavatory if it means gaining spectacular views of the Grand Canyon or Mount Fuji. Heck, even a clear blue sky and some fluffy white clouds will do it for me. I know a lot of people share the same sentiments. For me, being able to take window seat pictures is all part of the allure of traveling. There’s just nothing like seeing the world from thousands of feet up in the air.
Remember that scene in Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol of Tom Cruise rappelling between the 112th and 134th floors of the 160-story-tall tower of the Burj Khalifa? Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan’s panorama atop the highest building in the world gives us an excellent idea of what it was like for the actor. That’s 2.6 GB of glass, concrete, steel and a whole lot of sand.
This amazing panorama celebrates the second Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photography Award (HIPA) which will take place in Dubai this March. The HIPA is the world’s richest photography award whose grand prize winner will be awarded $120,000. Prizes total $389,000 with entrants from 99 countries worldwide.
When I come across videos like this, I think, “Wow, they must have been really bored,” because who thinks of putting a camera in a snowman just to see what a tiger would do to it? The staff at Longleat Safari Park, apparently. They have taken it upon themselves to show the world what the world’s largest cat does to its natural enemy—the snowman.