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Light effects are just about as versatile as the imagination. The possibilities are endless. This is what Brazilian photographer Hid Saib discovered as he played around with some neon effects on people’s faces. Hid Saib used tiny flecks of vivid neon paint and decorated the faces as well as shoulders of the subjects in his portraits.
How do you come up with your concepts?
It’s always interesting to work on new and unique concepts. I’m particularly interested in those that deal with criticisms of society and existing subjects because I feel that it adds value and meaning to a project. Another thing I like to do is incorporate bold colors into my images. Working with new people adds another dimension to my images as well.
The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the one you have. They say that the best camera is the one that you have with you, and this eBook will teach you all the essential camera skills you’ll need to create amazing photographs with whatever camera you may have.
Thailand-based photographer Weerapong Chaipuck captures stunning landscape and human interest photos from around the world while on his travels after leaving early from a profession in the field of medicine. Among those images are of Asia, an exotic, beautiful and enigmatic continent replete with breathtaking landscapes and awash with multihued cultures and traditions. These qualities are precisely what photographer Chaipuck is able to depict in his images. Viewing his work, it is difficult to believe that he got into photography as a second career, after opting for an retirement from the medical profession.
Tired of the harsh, winter months that seem to go on forever? Here’s a little touch of spring to compensate. These lovely time-lapse collection of flowers blooming were painstakingly created not by one, but several artists. They were started by artist Yutaka Kitamura for a series called Touched by Strangers, a performance project she did in collaboration with artist Alexander Reeder. Touched by Strangers is a GIF series that showcases the striking beauty of flowers as they fully blossom. The raw time-lapse video was originally recorded by Kitamura and Reeder, and was later assembled into an animated GIF series on Tumblr.
London-based photographer Iain Crawford perfected the way to capture the splash of paint on a model’s body, manipulating the liquid to mimic clothing shapes. This project is reminiscent of the series done not too long ago by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz. Wieczorkiewicz combined beautiful nude models with perfectly placed gallons of milk and water, also making the illusion of apparel made out of liquid.
Stuart Gibson was always fascinated by cameras and filming, so turning into a shutterbug was inevitable. After borrowing a friend’s Canon EOS 5, he fell in love with still photography, amazed with the quality of pictures the new technology could shoot. He would also dabble in shooting 35mm slide film, which for him is still the litmus test for all bonafide photographers.