This is an absolutely spectacular piece of timelapse photography of emerging flowers by a Czech photographer, Katka Pruskova. The video is 2:41 and best viewed in HD fullscreen. The music is “Arrival of the Birds” by The Cinematic Orchestra. Katka Pruskova’s website is here, and a page of “behind the scenes” information on the flowers video here. The video is copyright 2012 by Katka Pruskova.
This work is magnificent and exhibits both extraordinary skill by Ms. Pruskova and exceptional artistic flourish. The flowers are truly fascinating. Flowers include Amaryllis, Lilies, Zygocactus, Rose, Gladiolus, Tulip, and Gardenia. Relaxing and deeply enjoyable!
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Tagged Amaryllis, Flowers, Gardenia, Gladiolus, Katka Pruskova, lilies, rose, timelapse, tulip, video, Vimeo, Zygocactus
Summer is the season of the midnight sun in the far northern hemisphere. There is splendid landscape and time-lapse photography in this video of “Midnight Sun | Iceland” shot by Scientifantastic.
Best viewed fullscreen and in HD (the embedded video is HD), “Midnight Sun” was shot over a 17-day period in June 2011 by Scientifantastic. If you like mountains, sky, water, oceancoast, and spectacular scenery, you should love this video! Some of the mountainscapes almost look like abstract paintings.
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Tagged Iceland, Landscape, midnight sun, nature, Scientifantastic, summer, time-lapse, video
Photo by Timothy Allen. Click image for BBC Human Planet Audio Slideshow.
This is a marvellous audio slide show featuring the photography of Timothy Allen. Timothy Allen accompanied film crews shooting the BBC series Human Planet.
From the icy Arctic to Africa’s dense jungles – and the mountain tops of Mongolia to the deep waters of the Pacific – the BBC series Human Planet has explored mankind’s incredible relationship with nature. Accompanying the film crews was photographer Timothy Allen. His stunning still images captured unique glimpses of people living in the world’s most extreme environments. Take a look at some of them, and listen to him explain how he snapped the most arresting shots.(*)
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Tagged BBC, culture, ethnography, global geography, human cultures, Human Planet, nature, Photography, slideshow, Timothy Allen, world scenes
Every time I go shooting in the gardens, I need to try (increasingly these days) to put a different spin on flower photographs. Or sometimes it’s a different approach in post, but it helps to have an interesting image to start with. It’s all too easy for flower pictures to start looking all the same. Here’s a helpful short article by Tiffany Mueller in LightStalking with Top Five Tips for Photographing Gardens and Flowers.
It’s not uncommon for nature and flower photographers to keep taking the same old picture of different plants and flowers. However, flexing your creative muscles and pulling yourself out of that rut isn’t all that difficult to do. Just remember, flower and garden photography is essentially another form of portraiture; most of the same lighting rules will apply.
The Top Five Tips…
- Pack Your Bags …
- Life Cycle …
- Depth of Field …
- Don’t Forget the Little Guy …
- Look for Angles …
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Tagged flower photographs, Flowers, garden photography, gardens, how to, Light Stalking, nature, photo, Photographing Flowers
This fascinating article is from Petapixel.
Late last year, during the Day of Photography in Amsterdam, PhotoQ interviewed nine photographers about the challenges facing them and photography as a whole from both an economic as well as social perspective. The resulting videos offer nine different perspectives on the business of photography, how it’s changed, where it’s headed, and how to adapt. Some viewpoints are more negative and others more positive, but in the end you can tell that each of these photogs love what they do, and just want to make sure they keep getting to do it for a long time to come. (*)
Here are two of the recorded interviews. There are seven more video interviews with professional photographers.
Many of the bloggers who follow Random Sights are not professional photographers. That is, they do not seek to make a living from their photographer. (“Enthusiast” is, I think, the most apt description.)
All of us, whether our involvement in photography is a livelihood or a serious amateur pastime, have found, I think, that both the demand for pictures and the popular interest in photography are greater than ever. At the same time, as most of the photographers in these interviews attest, the field of professional photography is changing as a result of both social and economic pressures. Whether we are talking about professionals or not, never before have so many people been part of a particular medium of expression or dedicated to a love for creating pictures.
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Tagged Amsterdam, changes in photography, economics, field of photography, interviews, photographers, Photography, professional photographers, professional photography, video