Photography News, Tips & Tutorials
May the Force be with you, (and in your wedding, too?) People seem to be getting more playful with their wedding pictures, coming up with out-of-the box ideas for their nuptial images. These photos came to be after Chicago-based wedding photographer Steven Kowalski learned that the couple had a replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. The happy couple, John and Mindy Doychich, are into “anything nerdy” so it was only natural that their wedding photos (and wedding cake!) head in that direction.
It’s not everyday you come across a Van Gogh original hanging on someone’s living room wall. Of course countless replicas have already been made so that us regular people can still appreciate the creations of famous artists, but Google has so kindly offered a better, high-resolution alternative.
Portraits of dogs are always a pleasure to look at. It’s even more of an amusement when they seem to pose or smile for the camera. As they do not understand plain English, it can be difficult to elicit specific emotions and expressions, so the photographer has no choice but to get creative. In this case, photographer Elke Vogelsang bribed her furry friends with a cookie or two for their cooperation.
Photography, for sure, has come a long way from its early beginnings. While this generation enjoys all the power, conveniences and economies made possible by digital technology, there are still some original concepts and blueprints worth revisiting. The Petzval lens is certainly one of them.
Folks over on Lomography.com and Zenit are behind the reincarnation of “one of the very first and greatest lenses of all time” originally invented by Joseph Petzval in Vienna, Austria more than 150 years ago.
Martin Stavars’ series, City Of Neon Lights is quite capable of making any Hong Kong native abroad homesick. Although rendered in black and white, Stavars is able to capture the singular charm and appeal that only Hong Kong can radiate. It is always an overpowering experience to be mesmerized by the neon signs that are everywhere and ever-present, layered on top of each pitching countless products and services.
Where do you get your ideas from?
I get inspiration from all sorts of things! My ideas are built up from a catalogue of images I have in my head that I’ve seen from all sorts of places, magazines, blogs and all over. The ideas come from that and are coupled with what’s going on for the shoot. If it’s a client then I’ll be inspired by their work or their personalities and try to match and demonstrate this in their photos.