- How To Pan for Action Photography
- Humans of New York: The Story Behind the Project (Video)
- Interesting Photo of the Day: Snail Sips from Acorn Shell
- Multi-Billion Pixel Panoramic Photoshoot of Seattle (Video)
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 05:34 PM PST
Have you ever wanted to capture great action photographs but always seem to come up with mediocre images? Want to know how to pan properly? Well, here is how you do it.
Slow shutter speeds are great for blurring moving objects. They are not, however, that good if you want to keep the subject sharp whilst blurring the background simultaneously. The solution is quite simple.
Take your camera off the tripod and attempt to follow the movement of the subject with the camera whilst keeping the subject in the same position in the viewfinder during the exposure. This panning technique works best when the movement is smooth from left to right, or from right to left, like in sports. The blurred background you acquire creates a greater sense of movement compared to a perfectly sharp image.
To get panning right takes some practice. You need to experiment with shutter speeds, but a rough guide is that fast moving subjects like cars need shutter speeds of around 1/125 second, and slow moving subjects need shutter speeds of around an eighth of a second. To capture people cycling past on bikes you will need shutter speeds of around 1/60 second.
Quick Guide on How to Pan:
You need to practice until you can move your camera smoothly and consistently, whilst keeping the subject as sharp as possible.
It is quite to get your panning right every time. It just needs practice, patience, and a strong desire to succeed.
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Posted: 05 Feb 2014 02:07 PM PST
If you’ve ever considered dropping everything, packing a couple suitcases, and moving to a new city to pursue your dreams, let photographer Brandon Stanton be your inspiration.
Stanton moved to New York City in 2010 with two suitcases and a goal: take 10,000 photographs. Originally, he planned on taking a photographic census of the Big Apple’s inhabitants by shooting portraits and plotting them on a map. Thousands of photos and several months later, Stanton realized his project had morphed into something different–something with stories and feelings. He showcased the quotes and stories of the people he met alongside their portraits on the Facebook page he created called Humans of New York:
Stanton’s Humans of New York page now has over 2.8 million followers. Many of his fans are inspired and awed by his work, others simply follow him because they are interested in the personal stories of New Yorkers.
Stanton strives to make a real human connection with each of his subjects. Rather than simply snapping a quick portrait, he talks to each person, asking such questions as, “Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?” and “What’s your greatest challenge right now?” or simpler queries like “What’s the hardest part about math?” or “So, you really have plain looking underwear?”
By engaging his subjects in conversation, he discovers their interests, beliefs, worries, and joys–all of which are reflected in their faces in his portraits.
Stanton continues to update his Facebook page and his blog of featured stories (which he turned into a #1 New York Times Bestseller book last October) with portraits of New Yorkers every day.
What started as a simple idea for a photography project grew into an inspirational book and blog through the hard work of a single photographer and social media. So, what are Stanton’s plans for the future of Humans of New York?
Go to full article: Humans of New York: The Story Behind the Project (Video)
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 12:14 PM PST
Sometimes we can miss the little stories playing out in our gardens or backyards if we don’t take a moment to stop and look. Take this small, striped-shell snail leaning down from its toadstool seat to take a sip of water from an acorn cup. Whether snails even drink water (or whether this whole little scene was staged) doesn’t really matter; we can still enjoy the whimsy of the capture:
The shot, entitled “Hot Day”, was captured by photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko with a Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR, at 1/170 of a second and f/5.3. You can see more of Mishcehnko’s beautiful macro shots of snails in various environments here.
Go to full article: Interesting Photo of the Day: Snail Sips from Acorn Shell
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 10:42 AM PST
In this short, two-part series, Microsoft flexes their imaging software muscles as they work on a multi-billion pixel panoramic image of Seattle. The gigapixel image was created using their freeware, Microsoft Image Composite Editor, better known as ICE. Watch the following videos to learn more:
As part of the Gigapixel Art Zoom project, a team of photographers set up camp on top of a condo complex in downtown Seattle while a wide variety of talent and actors scattered around the city streets to be captured doing random activities.
The images were captured using various camera models, including a Canon 7D with a 600mm lens. For the final product, 1400 images of 22MP each were composited together, using ICE to create a 24 gigapixel image. The final image is an interactive work that lets users zoom, pan, and search for each of the “hidden” actors.
Go to full article: Multi-Billion Pixel Panoramic Photoshoot of Seattle (Video)
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