Links for your weekend...links for your brain.
Here’s a real mix of stuff for the photography enthusiast: some great photography, a camera review, some video tutorial work, and a bit of history…enjoy!
The L.A. Times’ ‘best photographs from around the world this week’ in their blog Feature, Framework:
The Genius of Photography Series by the BBC at Petapixel “The Genius of Photography” is a six part BBC series that explores some of the most famous photographs ever taken, and looks into what makes them special. The official YouTube channel has all six episodes in their entirety.
Michael Kenna’s photographs of nuclear power stations are fabulous, reminding me of the dreamy artwork in Chris Van Allburg’s The Polar Express. All of Kenna’s photography is beautiful; take a look around his site from this first link.
Bend your brain: let Photoshop create rain for you, and the splashes, in this video tutorial at the online Layers magazine. This makes my head hurt sometimes, but if you wanna try this technique, it’s very cool.
Now that your brain is bent: shoot your own Matrix-style surfing movie: you just need 52 Canon Rebel cameras all lined up together. Check out the video, then watch the ‘how they did it’ video below it. Amazing stuff!
Ten Images That Changed the World at Become a Photographer. Not all of these ‘images’ are photographs, although most of them are. This is interesting and worth a look.
Panasonice GF2 First Impressions at The Luminous Landscape. Well-done look at Panasonic’s newest micro four-thirds format camera, a new model which lots of fans of its predecessor won’t like.
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