Artists have always been aware of the fact that perspective, when utilized creatively, can be used to produce some stunning results. When a model maker decided to use perspective to photograph miniature versions of American life by creating scaled down buildings and using diecast vehicles from his collection, something incredible happened. A new town was born – Elgin Park.
Many point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs have a built-in panoramic mode to produce panoramas for you, and if a camera isn’t capable of stitching together the individual images to form a panorama, there is software aplenty to take care of this. This post shows you 15 splendid examples of panoramic images and provides you links to tutorials on creating them yourself.
We have come across many ‘strangers’ project where a photographer asks strangers to pose for a photo but this one is unique. In 2007, photographer Richard Renaldi began a project where he asked complete strangers to pose for him but with a condition; they have to touch each other in some way. The result is a series titled Touching Strangers.
In 2009, a photographer set about a unique journey. A journey with an intent to document as many isolated civilizations and cultures as he could. Through his project, called Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson wanted to capture the lives and traditions of the last surviving tribes around the world.
Between 1999 and 2002, photographer George Georgiou was living in Kosovo and Serbia, recently emerged from war. While in country, he managed to visit three psychiatric institutions. This is what he found.
We have to confess that we are pretty huge fans of the astrophotography that NASA puts out on a regular basis. Last week they blew us away again when they released a bunch of images to help promote Cosmos. Not much else to say on this one, but wow. Check them out.
Another terrific week in the world of photography has passed by once again, and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all corners of the internet seeking links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs. This week’s list features a hand-picked selection of pieces posted by truly gifted writers and artists from all over.
In 2004, Mike Brodie began documenting his travels – that of hitchhiking freight trains. Depicted against a constant backdrop of movement, the soulful and intimate photographs bring with them a rawness rarely seen. His journeys have seen him travel more than 50,000 miles and crisscross 46 US states.
For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course dusting of the cameras and lenses and embracing the brighter light and blue skies. Today we are going to have a look at some of the subjects you can shoot during the spring.
The folks at NASA are prolific in releasing mind blowing photographs of the solar system on a regular basis and should be a regular stop on your web travels for a bit of inspiration. But this week was something pretty special when our sun decided to release a few solar flares which NASA managed to capture on film. We could look at this stuff all day!