In a recent article here on Lightstalking, we introduced you to the considerable benefits of the open source software Gimp. Of course it’s all very well to tell you about such programs but as with any software, it can have a steep learning curve. For this reason, we are going to do a series of tutorials to teach you how to get the best out of Gimp. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to add sparkle to dull shots.
It’s quite a poetic note, isn’t it? How many times has this happened to you? Once, twice, yearly, monthly even…….? What do you do? Well firstly, take it as a compliment. But seriously, someone thinks your work is high enough quality to represent their company – that’s a real accomplishment! Kudos to you. But for free? Well, we’ll see about that.
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.