Photography News, Tips & Tutorials
If you think you are unique, hold that thought for just a minute. Why? Because photographer Francois Brunelle is out to dumbfound you with his images of doppelgangers, or absolute dead-ringers. The project’s title is I’m not a look-alike, but it is exactly the opposite of that claim. The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has for the last 12 years been searching the world for total strangers who look frighteningly alike, and his efforts have yielded some rather bizarre clones who are not even related remotely.
Photographer Julieanne Kost shot a series of delightful photographs from the air of the purple-hued salt flats in the San Francisco Bay as part of her book project, Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking. Her aerial photos of the salt flats and bay lands south of San Francisco appear almost abstract when viewed from high above. While flying south of San Francisco recently, Kost managed to capture the beautiful collection of images.
Mikko Lagerstedt comes from the growing school of self-taught fine art photographers. He is from Kerava, Finland, and he is quickly becoming known for his captivating night sky images which are beautiful, surreal and enigmatic all at once. Lagerstedt has been passionate about his craft since he took it up in 2008. He makes images that are visually impressive, and they transcend into emotionally engaging pictures. Like the vast majority of young blood, Lagerstedt specializes in digital, long exposure, evening photography and his growing portfolio is exceptionally impressive.
Tilt-shift effects are achieved either in camera, using a special and often pricey lens, or digitally using Photoshop. The process in Photoshop is not complex and can be done in as briefly as one minute. There are even some iPhone apps for the effect. The only question is, how convincingly can it be done? Not just any photo can qualify for tilt shift manipulation and the tilt shift post processing procedure must be done correctly for convincing results. Tilt-Shift photography is often used for miniature faking, and is a creative technique wherein a photograph of a life-size location or object is tweaked to provide an optical illusion of viewing a photograph of a miniature scale model.
Hundreds of mountaineers recently pulled together their efforts to create one of the most ambitious climbs. To document their hard work, Swiss mountaineering photographer Robert Bösch in collaboration with Swiss mountaineering outfitter Mammut were there as dozens of mountaineers staged some truly jaw-dropping photos. The work is nothing short of magnificent, requiring precise coordination and photographic skill.
Photographer Marianna Jamadi is an avid traveler, and she captures and shares the lovely scenes she encounters around the world. She is Eurasian having a European mother and an Asian father. Raised and born in the United States west coast, she spent her twenties in The Big apple, giving her quite an eclectic upbringing. These days she is a nomad traveler in search of the scenic and the beautiful.