Photographer Catherine Opie once referred to sunrise and sunset as “the biggest cliché in photography.” While Opie’s series of photos “Twelve Miles to the Horizon” deals with the very subjects — sunrise and sunset — that she deemed cliché, I think it’s safe to say that Opie succeeded in approaching sunrise and sunset in a slightly different way.
What is it about time-lapse videos that makes them so fascinating? They compress hours of footage into seconds, speeding up the pace of things as we know them. Photographers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović created a stunning time-lapse video filmed at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Called YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ, which is Navajo for Milky Way, the video will leave you speechless.
Did you know that sunflowers are capable of growing between 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 meters) within just six months? There are many other sunflower facts that you probably don’t know. What I’m sure everyone here does know is that sunflowers make beautiful, intriguing photography subjects. Feast your eyes on these lovely sunflower images, and check out the links at the end for some cool resources on flower photography.
One of the great pleasures of outdoor photography is simply getting outside and into nature. To be honest, for some of us, it’s the main motivator. So we thought we would put together a small collection of wilderness photographs from some clever photographers who managed to get some very inspiring shots. Check the list of resources at the end of the collection for tips on how to get some of your own shots like these.
Mike Mellia is a New York based photographer whose allegorical photographs often tell a story through conceptual ideas and cinematic compositions. In his most recent work, a photo series titled Another Day in Paradise, he conveys the story of his late father. Capturing the mood of New York City in his photos, Mike creates images that are reminiscent of his father’s life.
Light trails are an ever-popular photographic treat. The long, flowing streams of illumination can add some serious flair to just about any night scene, particularly night scenes shot in busy, high traffic areas. Even better, light trail images are easy to create. All you need is a camera with manual controls, a tripod (or some other way to stabilize your camera), and a little knowledge of how to manipulate shutter speed to your advantage.
Many of us have often wondered how the world looks from the perspective of small insects and reptiles. At the level of snails, mantises and lizards, barely an inch from the ground, the world can look truly fascinating. If you’ve read Alice in Wonderland or if you have a good imagination, you can already picture where we are headed to. A world called Wonderland.
Getting good photographs of animals is difficult. Getting good photographs of animals that are notoriously shy and skittish is on a whole new level. These photographers, especially the ones who were shooting in the wild, have managed to get some amazing photographs of foxes. No easy feat. We have put together this collection with a list of relevant links at the end so you can be inspired.
It’s not uncommon for creative individuals to push limits and find new ways of doing things. When I previously addressed the topic of panoramic photography, I suggested it may be something you would want to try. Well, if you’re looking to add yet another new wrinkle to your repertoire, how would you like to transform your basic panoramic shot into unique little world?
At first glance, these photographs will have you wondering about the unusual yet striking subject they capture. They may come across as intriguing structures made of merging color splatters that might look essentially the same with each progressing photo. However, each image has quite a unique and fascinating origin. These photographs by Martin Klimas attempt to answer the question “What does music look like?”