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Father’s day is coming-up and this series could not have come at a more appropriate time. Anyone who has ever been a father knows what a mixed bag of emotions you have once you come face to face with your child for the first. It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions as you go through anxiety, worry, excitement and anticipation before you finally lay eyes on your kid. This is exactly what Dave Young is able to capture, an event and moment where a picture is indeed worth more than thousand words.
French photographer François Dourlen blends movie scenes and video games with real life situations in his innovative concept series
The great thing about creativity is it has no boundaries. French photographer François Dourlen has both a creative mind and perhaps too much spare time on his hands. Dourlen matches some iconic images taken from popular movies, stores them on his iPhone and very creatively blends these visuals with everyday scenes. The results are actually quite remarkable as he juxtaposes scenes from video games and movies with some otherwise mundane backgrounds.
Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov creates unbelievable ant images that are surprisingly devoid of any digital manipulation
The pictures in this series may appear like they have been digitally manipulated or composed with fake insects. Wrong! The ants in these images are real and alive. How was it done? All we know is Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov spent hours staging these fantastic scenes. Pavlov had to first study ants, and he learned that they all follow a very particular path when they are at work. So rather than contradict their natural tendencies, he decided to go along with their normal flow of activity. Pavlov placed his props along their trail, and allowed the natural flow of activities to take over. Every image is taken from his country home where the ants are shown in their natural environment. The result is this amazing, incredible series where you see the insects interacting with Pavlov’s tiny ‘sets’. He shared some of the other tricks up his sleeve.
Who would think that tears could appear this intricate, as Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher examines teardrops in her The Topography of Tears
We shed tears on many occasions. When we are happy, when we are sad, when we chop onions, or when dirt gets in our eyes. Whatever reason it is that our tears ducts are stimulated, we almost always wipe away those tears, otherwise they would dry up, leaving behind a sticky, grimy texture on our skin. The tears that cascade down our faces are a mixture of many substances and elements that includes antibodies, minerals, proteins, enzymes, and hormones. Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher decided to see what these little droplets looked like instead of wiping them and allowing them to dry out. In her newest project entitled The Topography of Tears, Fisher satisfied her curiosity to see what tears looked like using special lenses, and what she saw was not anything like the droplets that come out of eyes. What she saw were images that resembled mountains, rivers, and even rolling valleys.
In The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom, I explain my color processing workflow in a step-by-step fashion, guiding you through each stage from start to finish. In addition to learning the details of my processing, I also discuss the history of my creative development and what led me to discover my own techniques. These important milestones in my photography can direct you towards the development of your own unique color workflows, and provide the key to unlocking the full potential of your creative connection for unlimited possibilities.