After getting a lot of requests we are bringing back the ABDZ Photo Challenge. For those who doesn't know what is the ABDZ Photo Challenge. It's a photo challenge purely for fun and somehow to help you improve your photography or mobile photography skills. After a few trials in the past, we decided to run the challenge for one month now (instead of one week like it was before). Also, the best picture for this month's challenge will win their own starter kit from Moment including the Photo Case, a Lens, and a Nylon Wrist Strap. Let's start this year on a high note! Starter kit from Moment (Photo Case, Lens and Nylon Wrist Strap) For this month, we are moving forward with the hashtag: --> #abdz_inspiring. This month's challenge is all about the new year, capturing pictures of people, places and/or little things that inspire your day-to-day. From a casual Sunday to your weekly commute, take us on a ride around the World so we can explore your own vision of inspiration. We can't wait to see you what will be creating. Challenge Rules All pictures must be submitted by February 5th, 2018 Each week, we will feature a series hand-picked from the submissions on Instagram At the end of the ABDZ Photo Challenge, we will select the best picture who will be taking home their own starter kit from Moment (Photo Case , Lens and Nylon Wrist Strap) For your pictures, use the hashtags #abdz_inspiring or/and/with #abdzphotochallenge. More Links Follow us on Instagram: @abduzeedo Subscribe to the ABDZ Mailing List Inspiration from Eric Cheung's Instagram Stockholm underground world · @apple #ShotoniPhone #ShotoniPhoneX ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #stayandwander #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Jan 4, 2018 at 3:37am PST The interlace · ✈️ by @highonmars / 💻 by me ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #stayandwander #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:57am PST Welcome to the mist time ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #eclectic_shotz #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 23, 2017 at 7:01am PST Infinity lookup ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #eclectic_shotz #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 22, 2017 at 7:18am PST Infinity room ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #eclectic_shotz #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 16, 2017 at 5:13am PST
We're delighted to bring you these beautiful shots of the infamous Route 66 by German-based photographer Ralph Graef. Established in 1926, Route 66 is perhaps the most famous original highway in the USA running from Santa Monica to Chicago. As transportation advances were made, it was swallowed by the Interstate road system and was officially removed from the US highway system in 1985. As a way to celebrate, historical remnants are now labeled as a scenic byway with "Historic Route 66" signs. Travelers can now enjoy many memories of the past on the current highway providing a nod of the exciting past when the country was developed for long-distance car travels. While some old historic motels and gas stations are still in use, many are abandoned and in visible disarray. In August 2016, Ralph Graef travelled along this inconic route creating a portrait of the Historic Route 66 from California to New Mexico. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did. And be sure to check out Ralph's entire portfolio at: here. Gassing up at Roy's - Winner Sony World Photography Award 2017 ABOUT RALPH GRAEF I was born in southern Bavaria and spent most of my life in Munich. In fall 2006, my scientific career as a cell biologist brought me to Potsdam near Berlin. Owing to my friends from the Photo Gallery Potsdam I found a great creative environment here to spend most of my spare time for my creative talents. Photography excites me since my boyhood and I have tried myself in various photographic genres. Meanwhile I found my focus of interest in landscapes, cityscapes, interior architecture and staged scenes. I prefer available light and clearly composed pictures with a discreetly arranged motive. I want to stimulate the imagination of the viewer and to tell a story that emotionally touches him, since sensing emotions is the prerequisite to keep pictures sticking in the viewer's mind. In this context, image processing should only support the expression of the picture and help to mediate the intended mood to the viewer. I prefer working with a series concept in mind. You'll find the concept descriptions if you click on the links behind the short texts in the gallery overview. Mostly I use a digital exchangeable lens camera or analog medium format cameras, and almost always a tripod. However, the type of camera used to take the picture is usually unimportant. The most important factor is always found behind the viewfinder. In case of interest in my photos just use the ”contact" form to send a message.
Let me start this review by saying that is the best product I have ever reviewed so far! Still a novelty but we love making reviews on ABDZ. Being able to test products and share our thoughts to you guys is quite rewarding; we will work effortlessly to do more in the upcoming new year. On the other hand, smartphones have changed so much during the course of 5 years time. Our standards are also higher in terms of features of what we want of our phone. We want a big battery, waterproof, fast charging and etc etc etc. For me, it’s all about the camera, I personally love photography. We all have heard the saying: “The best camera is the one you always have with you”, yes I can agree to that. As a user of the Google Pixel, it’s quite clear that I was ditching my DSLR at times, quite frequently to be honest. Well my perspective definitely have changed after using the Hasselblad X1D and let me tell you why. This is the review of the world’s first 50mp compact mirrorless medium format camera, introducing the X1D by Hasselblad. I had the opportunity to try the X1D for one week, I tried my best to capture images in different situations including low light exposure. The results were so incredible that the images shown in this review are not edited, I really wanted to show you the quality of this camera and how this camera made me fall in love with photography even more. My gear for the review Hasseblad X1D-50C XCD 3,2/90MM Lens XCD 3,5/45MM Lens Hasselblad X1D Links To learn more about Hasselblad, check out hasselblad.com Follow Hasselblad on Instagram Subscribe Hasselblad on YouTube My first Impressions When you first hold the X1D in your hands, you can feel and see how much work went into the ergonomic and compact design. Every single detail has been carefully designed, I loved the grip where it’s also the battery storage. There is a great balance in the grip between big hands and small hands when you actually hold the X1D. Pretty impressive! I love the minimal approach and limitation of physical buttons on the camera where you have your AF/MF, ISO, option dial, shutter and power. It’s pretty much everything you need. The camera comes with a rear LCD screen with touch control; it’s sharp and gorgeous. The user experience of the interface feels just like a smartphone. You can easily access the settings with swiping and pinch to zoom. Within less than a day and you can be pretty familiar with the touch screen. It’s overall a very splendid camera to look, it's made of aluminium for a strong durability. There is also a note that says "Handmade in Sweden" that is just as big as the model signature. It’s a pretty bold statement and quite lovely. Hasselblad X1D Smartphone Vs Medium Format Sensor As I mentioned earlier, the best camera is the one you always have with you. The X1D comes with a 50 megapixels CMOS large sensor powerful enough to basically capture anything. It's a mirrorless design combined with autofocus lenses capable of taking very high-resolution images. I personally felt the autofocus was slow for my own style, I used the X1D for street photography where the action really is. It's not recommended to do so but I wanted to test the X1D as if it was suiting my own photographic style. Besides that, the pictures I took were just breathtaking, you become suddenly in love with the simple things of life because you are now equipped with a performance camera that can capture the true natural colours. Here is a vivid representation of what your smartphone sensor is compared to a medium format like the X1D. Smartphone Vs Medium Format Sensor Hasselblad X1D Gallery Hasselblad 3F Raw File vs JPEG On the side of the X1D, there is dual slot for your SD cards, you would generally have them setup one for the RAW and the other one for JPEG. The X1D doesn’t shoot 50mp JPEG file, in fact the files are roughly around 5-6MB and 110MB for the RAW file. You can definitely use the JPEGs for sample and proofing but you won’t be able to have 50mp JPEG file. Shooting with the Hasselblad X1D During my week with the X1D, I took several rides around the city and tried to capture the city of Montreal in its authenticity. Shooting with this camera reminded of a beautiful track from a Korean movie: A Bittersweet Life, a song by Yuhki Kuramoto called "Romance". Yes, you have heard it right, I totally fell in love with the X1D. There is so much passion in the making of this camera that it becomes part of you are or become. This experience really has made me fall in love with photography, even more than what I was before. I use photography as a medium to express my creativity and with the X1D, I was able to go beyond photographing things in its purest form. What do you see with your eyes gets captured and the results are exactly what you saw. That's the beauty of the X1D because of its highest score on the DXOMark for its colour depth, dynamic range and low-light ISO. All the shots presented in this review are NOT edited. Shot on Hasselblad X1D Pros Stunning ergonomic and compact design 50mp medium-format pictures Worth the investment Cons Slow autofocus Battery life can be improved Final Words With the Hasselblad X1D, it is a clear statement that digital cameras are here to stay. We understand how technology has evolved and will continue to perfect the small sensor on the smartphones. But there is nothing more true to the essence of photography to carry your "big bulky camera" for a ride around your city, country or the world. Even though the Hasselblad X1D doesn't come at a cheap price, I would personally invest my money for my own perfection. More Links Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow me on Instagram
Exploring a city through tourist spots is one thing but exploring its architecture is something else and harder to accomplish. You don't really need to go to a specific place to photography but more likely by coincidence when you expect the less. We are taking a look at the project by Mexico-based photographer Salvador Cueva entitled: Lines of NYC. I really love his perspective on things and quite fascinating. It's on my to-do for a huge photo walk in New York City real soon. Salvador Cueva is a photographer and video film maker based in Monterrey, Mexico. He focus his work on digital photography, photography and art direction; you should definitely check out her work on Behance. More Links Learn more about Salvador Cueva at salvadorcueva.com Follow Salvador's work on Behance Digital Photography & Architecture
We're obsessed with trains around this house so when we stumbled upon this latest series of photographs capturing life in a far off Japanese land during the depths of winter we just had to share. There is a limited express train service named “Okhotsk-no-Kaze (Wind of Okhotsk)” in Japan operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company that runs across the Hokkaido Prefecture. First introduced in 1959, Shanghai-based photographer Ying Yin's documents this trip from Sapporo to Abashiri, a city located on the coast of the Okhotsk Sea. Yin has an incredible way of capturing the heavy snow, silence and loneliness of local life resulting in watercolor-esque images that are simple yet incredibly striking. Enjoy and be sure to check out more of this talented young photographers work here.
Skander Khlif is a photographer, visual Storyteller, curator, engineer and buisness development manager but for this post we want to focus on his photography skills. He shared an incredible set of photos titled A Winter Sunday In Munich. As you can expect by the title it's all about the freezing cold winter in the beautiful German city. There's some quite unique shots like the first one that has some nice details like the little message written on the snow. I also love the ones with the water reflection. I got quite inspired to try some of those angles myself. At the end of the day, that's what creativity is all about, learning from people that is way better than you and then trying to add your own point of view. Anyways, check out the beautiful photography and Happy Holidays! Photography
Just about two weeks before Christmas time, I don't know why but this is my favourite part of the year. It's usually the time where you get yourself loose for delicious foods, cherish the love with siblings and desperately getting some time off everything. Time for a reset! As another lovely tradition on ABDZ (something we haven't done in years), we are sharing this collection of photography with a theme about the holidays. We are grateful to have platforms like Unsplash where it's quite easy to find high-quality images for multiple use. Whatever it is for an email, cover picture, holiday wishes or else; we hope you will enjoy this collection. More Links Cover Image by rawpixel.com Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram Holiday Photography Image by Andrea Reggiani Image by Jez Timms Image by Thomas Kelley Image by Joanna Kosinska Image by Annie Spratt Image by freestocks.org Image by Element5 Digital Image by Joanna Kosinska Image by Pro Church Media Image by rawpixel.com Image by Annie Spratt Image by Erwan Hesry Image by rawpixel.com Image by Markus Spiske Image by Annie Spratt Image by Mark Rabe Image by Jad Limcaco Image by Annie Spratt
Currently living in the North side of America, the month of December generally comes with what we truly love and also hate the same time. Snow! Again, there is still a beauty in watching a snowfall in the city and even outside of all its glory. We are following Sweden-based photographer Philip Karlberg in a beautiful series of digital photography of the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden; entitled: Winter Haze. Philip Karlberg is a photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip had the opportunity to work with brands like such as Vogue, Swarovski, Bang & Olufsen and Volvo to name a few. You should check out his Behance for more of his work. A series shot in the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden More Links Learn more about Philip Karlberg at philipkarlberg.com Follow Philip Karlberg's work on Behance Digital Photography
Let's explore the Monument Valley area in Arizona through the camera of photographer Alessandro Guida. If you are a movie fan, you might have recognized this famous location from movies like Forrest Gump and even Back to the Future Part 3. Going through Alessandro's beautiful series, it definitely gives you a Western Cowboy atmosphere. Is it definitely on my bucket list destinations to fly a drone? Hah! Or at least for long photo walk! From Rotterdam, Netherlands, Alessandro Guida is a photographer that travels the World to various locations from Italy, Hong Kong, Beijing and more. You should definitely check out his Behance for more. More Links Learn more about Alessandro Guida at aleguida.com Follow Alessandro's work on Behance Digital Photography
We're really digging these 'Wes Anderson-y' shots of the Estonian Film Museum by photographer Andrés Gallardo Albajar. BOA Architects created this beautiful, modern structure and Andres does a perfect job of showcasing the many different facets through his lens. Our personal favorite shots are of the 210-seat cinema and conference hall with not one soul in the frame. Enjoy and learn more about the museum itself after the gallery. ABOUT THE ESTONIAN FILM MUSEUM The Film Museum, which operates as part of the Estonian History Museum, now has a building of its own in Maarjamäe Palace Park. Visitors are directed to the Film Museum via a pathway that resembles a red carpet, so that when you walk towards the museum, you feel like a true film star. This cinematographic alley is lined with playful works of art, inspired by masterpieces of Estonian film. It leads visitors to an exhibition dedicated to the history of cinema in Estonia and to what happens behind the scenes in the global film industry.
I am about to hit the West Coast for a few days next week, as someone living in the North with the cold. It will be a treat to change my warm coat for a pair of sandals. Let's take a look at the digital photography series by Paris-based photographer Ludwig Favre about Los Angeles, California. The multiple beaches to explore alongside that light gradient blue sky and let's not forget about the sunsets as well. Let's admire this beautiful collection! Ludwig Favre is a professional photographer based in Paris, France. We love Lugwig's work on ABDZ, you should definitely follow his work on Instagram. More Links Learn more about Ludwig Favre at ludwigfavre.com Follow Ludwig's work on Behance Follow Ludwig on Instagram Digital Photography
Nine days, more than 110 kilometers of trek and three rolls of Aerochrome film is the equation for this epic gallery of photographs by Andrea and Francesco Padovani, a graphic design duo from Italy. This past summer the pair embarked on a follow up of their photographic project called "Dolomites in Infrared" - an ongoing project they started in 2016 in which they aimed to capture some of the most suggestive landscapes of the Italian Dolomites on delicate infrared film. This kind of film is quite unforgiving, and small changes in the light and the weather can deliver very different results in terms of color and contrast. We're in awe of the beautiful shots captured and the effort to get each shot makes them that much more special to us. Take a look at the first part of the project here and if you're interested in limited edition fine art prints you can drop a line here. #DOLOMITESININFRARED
It's incredible how technology allowed us to express ourselves and so many different ways. Photography is one of the biggest forms of expression and art that took fully advantage or got mass adoption. The cameras on smartphones are getting better every year and they can already replace the traditional cameras. They say that the best camera is the one you have available when you needed. You always have your phone with you, so there's your answer. But to give you a bit more context about, check out the beautiful photography examples that Eric Van Nynatten shared on his Behance profile. It's titled Shots on iPhone, part 1 and 2. As I said, it's not about the equipment as much as the vision to capture day to day moments and make them memorable or should I dare say, magic. For this series of photos shot on iPhone, I wanted to push the capabilities of the iPhone and see if I could achieve the same results as my full-frame mirrorless, from shooting in ideal sunlit settings to low-light conditions. All images were shot on iPhone 6/8 Plus and edited using VSCO & Snapseed apps for iOS. Photography on iPhone New York Chicago & New York New York Santiago Calatrava's The Oculus, New York New York New York New York Chicago New York New York Chicago New York New York Utah & Iowa Follow Eric on Instagram for more work @ericvannynatten
It's a totally different atmosphere to take pictures at night. There's a beauty to capture even though we are not chasing shadows or stride by. It's a whole distinct experience, I wish I had more time to take pictures at night. It's quite inspiring to see what Hamburg-based photographer Mark Broyer did and you gotta love how the neon lights complement the fog in a very subtle way. Mark Broyer is a photographer based in of course Hamburg, Germany. Focusing his work on digital photography and retouching; he really enjoys wandering the streets during the calmness of the night. More Links Learn more about Mark Broyer at intothelife.de Follow Mark on Behance
Jacqui Kenny is not your typical everyday photographer, running under the name of The Agoraphobic Traveller, she is suffering from agoraphobia. What is it? It's a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic for example. So she decided to travel the world through Google Street View, she scattered places like Chile, Mongolia, and Senegal with accumulating over more than 27,000 photos. The Agoraphobic Traveller is Jacqui Kenny; a London-based photographer that uses Google Street View to travel the world. Check out more of her work on Instagram. Agoraphobia & anxiety limit my ability to travel, so I've found another way to see the world #GoogleStreetView More Links Learn more about Jacqui Kenny at theagoraphobictraveller.com Follow the Agoraphobic Traveller on Instagram Photo Gallery
The Italian Dolomites are a range of mountains located in the Northeaster of Italy. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage, it's a beautiful series of mountains to capture. We are following the work of San Francisco-based photographer Michael Shainblum and his photographic voyage to the Dolomites. You gotta love how sharp are his pictures and the whole atmosphere it creates almost makes you feel the tone of the colours. Michael Shainblum is a filmmaker, photographer and timelapse artist based in San Francisco, California. You should definitely check out his Behance, lots of stunning projects. We'll do another feature about his insane timelapses! A collection of landscape photography taken in the Italian Dolomites. More Links Learn more about Michael Shainblum at shainblumphoto.com Follow Michael's work on Behance Photography
If you're easily unnerved by the sight of creepy clowns you may want to avoid select Burger King locations throughout the US if you're jonesing for a Whopper on Halloween. On the other hand, if you enjoy dressing up as a creepy clown, you could earn yourself a FREE Whopper sandwich if you live in the following US cities: Miami, Austin, TX, Boston, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Enter the suitably scary digital campaign "Come as A Clown, Eat Like a King" by global creative agency LOLAMullenLowe that has now been executed in over 20 global markets. Here in the US, the campaign launched via Burger King's YouTube with a simple call to action, dress as a creepy clown and you'll be rewarded with a delicious Whopper in return. So get your costume ready, head to your local BK restaurant and join in the fun. Burger King is also encouraging those participating in Tuesday's promotion to send pictures using hashtag #ScaryClownNight. #ScaryClownNight Photography Agency: LOLA MullenLowe Campaign: Scary Clown Night Client: Burger King Client Contacts: Fernando Machado Chief Creative Officer: Chacho Puebla Executive Creative Director: Pancho Cassis Creative Director: Fred Bosch, Fabio Brigido, Tomás Ostiglia Copywriter : Alvaro Palma, Jose Sancho, Tom Elliston Art Director: Pedro Sattin Community Manager: Alex Sánchez Head of PR: Sarah Okrent Account Director: Carlos Solchaga Account Manager: Beatriz Sanz, Laura Gerpe Strategic Planner: Marcelle Santos Channel Planner: Daniel Packness Agency Producer: Florencia Caputo, César Baciero, Diego Baltazar Production Company (FILM): Only 925 Director: Rodrigo Cortes Executive Producer: Maria Jesus Horcajuelo Production Manager: Oscar Vigiola D.O.P : Rafa García Editor: Efrain Parrilla Post-Pro: Serena Photographer: Ale Burset Retoucher: Diego Speroni Music: Hijos Media Agency: Vision Media PR Agency in UK : Weber Shandwick