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Tony Murmurings by Franck Bohbot

Tokyo Murmurings by Franck Bohbot

I have been trying to improve my photography skills and I have to say, it's tough. Taking photos seem simple, and it's actually super simple, but training your eyes to see beauty on the day-to-day things is another story. I believe it requires time and practice. Looking to things from a different perspective, or trying to use the rule of thirds for everything is a very demanding task for my brain. For others, like Franck Bohbot that seems to be a piece of cake. We have posted about Franck a couple of times here on ABDZ but every time he publishes something new we feel obliged to post, so we all can train our eyes for street photography.  The photos we are sharing here today are from his collection Tokyo Murmurings, the complete body of work contains between 150 and 200 photographs. We will share just a few. It's also always important to remind all that those images are coypright of Franck Bohbot. You can also follow him on Instagram for archive and new work. At night, the Japanese capital sleeps deeply but isn’t drowned in darkness nor lost in silence. The highly traveled areas of the city transform into a sleeping megalopolis. There, you discover the city’s whispers, its secret passages, and become immersed in oversized typography and images of childhood heroes decorating vertiginous walls. © Franck Bohbot About Franck Bohbot Born in the southernmost suburbs of Paris, France, photographer Franck Bohbot moved to New York City in 2013, and is currently based out of Brooklyn. He is a documentarian with an eye for the theatrical who found his way to photography by way of cinema, and although he turned his focus fully to photography in 2008, the formal and aesthetic influences of the cinematographic form continue to underlie his present work. For more information check out http://www.franckbohbot.com

Coffee Reflection Photo Op

Coffee Reflection Photo Op

Russian Photographer Dina Belenko came up with this amazing photo opportunity using shapes inside a coffee cup to create a desire photo reflection. The idea was to tell a small and cozy story with each photo. Take a look! For more from Dina Belenko visit behance.net/Arken. First of all, we need to make a sketch. We need to find something that will connect the reflection in the cup and all objects around it. Why do you have a sea horse in your cup? Because you’re dreaming about sea and holding a shell in your hands. Why are all these ferns surrounding your cup? Because you have a ghost dinosaur inside it. Cut our figures out from paper. Remember that we will not need the figure itself, but a cutout of it in the paper. So be careful and use the sharpest knife you have (you are very lucky if you have a plotter, but it’s not very hard to do it by hand). Put the sheet of paper with the cutout figure between the fill light and the cup so you can clearly see a fancy reflection. Sometimes, the right size of reflection comes with your hand in the frame, but you can always capture two shoots and combine them later, so don’t worry about that. After combining the pairs of photos into a final shot, all that remains is to slightly adjust the tones and enjoy the finished picture!

Wallpaper of the Week

Wallpaper of the Week

I have been taking a bunch of photos lately, I am trying to take at least one picture a day of all sorts of subjects. Among them all, I feel that photos of buildings are the ones I like the most. Don't ask me why because I don't know why. I can say that sometimes the simple symmetry is one of the factors, like the photo I want to share here with you today.  I took this photo at the Levi's Plaza in San Francisco, while I was waiting for my wife. I was amazed by the contrast of the red bricks with the sky, and of course the form of the building as you can see in the picture below. I also thought it would be a nice image for a wallpaper, so if you want you can download it as well.  I hope you enjoy it. Download the wallpaper

The Moment Case + Lens (Review)

The Moment Case + Lens (Review)

Either you're on an adventure, trip, exploring your city or just taking pictures of your food. Mobile Photography is really part of our daily routine. Big thanks to the creators to make us tools to genuinely push us to simply "Make More". We are happily reviewing (It's been a long time) the iPhone Case and Lens made my Moment, a great bunch of builders/makers that believe that the future of photography is right in your pockets. My Gear For the Review, I am using the Moment Case (Black) with the 18mm Wide Lens. I've attached some shots with the 60mm Tele Lens as well by our good friend Stephen Di Donato. App If you don't have the case nor the lens, you can always get your hands on the free app. The App feels great, easy to use and I really do enjoy the minimal approach of the UI so you can focus on what you are photographing. But my only thing is that it takes some time to reload between shots if you compare to your standard Camera app. I wish the mechanism was a bit touch faster. Other than that, Moment really has done their homework with the app. I love the fact that you can easily control the exposure, manual focus and simply connect your Moment lens and case. Case Coming in three different colours and I had the chance to play with the "all-black" and "walnut" case and they both feel amazing at the grip. I personally loved the "all-black" case more and I would say that its best feature is the "rubbered grip" on the back of the case. Most cases would easily get slippery while you're holding it but not with Moment. It fits right in your hand and takes comfort at giving you the best feel for your shots. The Shutter button does exactly what is supposed to be doing and it worked pretty well on landscape/portrait shots. The magic really comes to life when you attach the lens to the case. With the lens, everything feels balanced. I must admit that with everything together you have that sudden urge to explore and wanting to take beautiful pictures at all times. Lens They are divided into three categories • Wide Lens • Tele Lens • Micro Lens If you ever wanna invest for Mobile Photography gear and you are interesting on the Moment products. I would say to get yourself a lens, I ordered the Wide Lens because I thought it would be a better fit for my common needs and what I was looking for. It's not about what's best on the market but more about what do you wanna do with your Lens. I was quite impressed with the quality of the lens, the "metal" material doesn't feel cheap and the glass looks great. One thing, the glass collects the dust like nothing, make sure that your lens is clean before taking any shots. Now I always have the Wide Lens in my pockets at all times. Protips I didn't try the mount that comes with the lens since I had the case but my good pal Andrew Griswold (Co-Founder of @igersindy) said: I'm not a fan of cases so the back mount system they have is solid and secure. Super thin profile still and mounts perfectly. Comparison Wide Lens (18mm) Tele Lens (60mm) by Stephen Di Donato Tele Lens (60mm) by Stephen Di Donato Video Last Words Moment Case + Lens is a great combination of products to get if you're passionate about mobile photography. For the pricing, they are expensive but it's really worth the investment. I found myself wanting to take better pictures and Moment will give you the best tools. For a limited time, Moment has shared a discount code with abduzeedo10 for 10% off on your next purchase. For more information: http://momentlens.co

Exploring Wilderness with Lukas Furlan

Exploring Wilderness with Lukas Furlan

Discovering hashtags are one of many pleasurable things with Social Media nowadays, there's one I am having fun looking at and it's #tinypeoplebigworld. It's really inspiring to see what creatives can come up with just for the sake of a hashtag. Well, Lukas Furlan is a passionate Photographer based in South Tyrol, in the North of Italy and his work is purely enchanting with his explorations of wilderness all over Europe (so far). Make sure to check him out. For more information check out: http://lukasfurlan.com

Traveling Cars Adventures by Kim Leuenberger

I found Kim's work on Instagram and was instantly hooked to her Traveling Cars Adventures series. As she says at her website, the series shows her little toy cars in dramatic situations. And I gotta say it is hard for you not to fall in love with her toy cars and embark on their journey. Kim is currently lives in London where she is studying Photography at the University of the Arts London. Her pictures are delicate and inspiring. You can totally put together a whole background story for her little cars. I'm a total fan of her pics and I had to share them here with you. Take a look! My name is Kim Leuenberger, I was born in 1992 in the North West of Switzerland in a region called Jura. As the regions is quite small and lost in between two chains of mountains, I started to travel a lot around Europe, hungry to discover more of the world and be a real explorer. I always liked photography and started it at a very young age, however I only owned my own dslr for my nineteenth Birthday. It has been love at first sight with a little nikon d3100. Almost 2 years I've upgraded to a Canon 5d mark iii and learned all I know about photography by myself, by reading magazines or websites. I now use a range of different cameras to capture the car series, with an Olympus EM5 mkII and sometimes a LeicaQ. I love being creative with my photography as well as documenting the life around me. I love making objects and tell a story through my pictures, music is my biggest inspiration, I named many of my pictures after songs of my favorite artists (Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard, etc..) And don't forget, we are all explorers of this beautiful world! Blue London City CAumasee, Graubuenden, Switzerland Dorset Explorations - Durdle Door, UK Arlington Row cotswolds Gale Algarve City Lights Graubuenden Switzerland In an other world of fairies - Fairy Pools, Skye Magstraede Copenhagen London Calling Graubuenden Swiss Expedition Sunset in Galé, Algarve Splash at Durdle Door - Dorset, UK Riding the wet city Tayrona National Park, Colombia Pugliese Mountains - Puglia, Italy

Splendid Tilt-Shift Photography

Splendid Tilt-Shift Photography

Some while ago we've featured great examples of tilt-shift photography and today we're featuring more, splendid pictures showing this beautiful technique. I love the way it looks like tiny models, or even like games like Sim City or Cities: Skylines. Below you can see some of the best tilt-shift photographs around, done by some really talented people. For more of their work, please visit their portfolios simply by clicking each image! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Donaflor Mobília Editorial Design

Donaflor Mobília Editorial Design

Nothing can beat beautiful photography with a simple and elegant design. Every time I see something like I just described I get a great feeling, it's hard to express but check out the project that Pianofuzz for the Donaflor Mobilia catalog. The imagery is top notch, the grid and the typography is equally beautiful, it's definitely an inspiration. The studio was responsible for the graphic project of the new catalogue of Donaflor Mobília - Londrina, Paraná. The art direction and concept of this photographic production are part of the new branding orientation developed by the studio. Photography by Área 51. Production by Priscilla Germano and Pianofuzz. For more information check out Pianfuzz website.

Top February Artworks at Society6

Top February Artworks at Society6

There are very few places I like to visit and spend hours browsing, looking at some great artworks, trying to decide which will be the next one I'll get hanging on my wall. One of these places is Society6, a great place for artists in general to get their career active. We've decided to start picking some great pieces of art for all of you to discover new artists, to appreciate good art and eventually buy a new print or any other of Society's products. Here are our picks for the Top artworks for this month of February. We hope you like these and take part on this awesome community, showing the artists some love! Enjoy. Cheers! ;) Erika Sjule Pedro Tapa Angela Rizza Chris Piascik Henn Kim Diego Fernandez Helen Green Robert Farkas 27MM Zeke Tucker

Iceland Photography by Lauranne Gy Renucci

Iceland Photography by Lauranne Gy Renucci

What started off my interest for Iceland was the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, I was charmed by its emptinesss and stunning landscapes at the same time. It's for the same reasons I stumbled across Lauranne Gy Renucci and her voyage to the Republic of Iceland. Passionate about photography, writing and travelling, Lauranne is a photographer and reporter from Paris, France. For more information check out: http://laurannegyrenucci.world

Las Vegas through the lens of MandoHundreds

Las Vegas through the lens of MandoHundreds

MandoHundreds born by the name of Armando Fragoza is an up-and-coming photographer from Las Vegas, Nevada seeking to demonstrate his vision and passion for photography. His passion for photography lies in creating new worlds and a modern view of street art and architecture, his vision extends beyond his lens, he makes sure to bring his ideas into live photographs. For more from MandoHundreds visit mandohundreds.com and follow him on instagram @mandohundreds.

Extraordinary Photography by Jacob Riglin

Extraordinary Photography by Jacob Riglin

Jacob Riglin is a young photographer who travels the world in search for the next perfect shot. I selected some of his nature shots that are simply extraordinary. Enjoy! For more from Jacob follow him on instagram @jacob.

Abstract Shapes

Abstract Shapes

Sometimes we just need some simple things to inspire us, good imagery and basic shapes can create an intriguing contrast like the one that Oliver K accomplished with his project titled Weekly Project: Abstract Shapes. He mixed stock photos with some shapes in a very seamless way. Of course the images are also quite amazing. I have been posting a lot of editorial design and UI/UX, so for this post I tried to go a bit off the track and go back to some abstract composition. For more information about Oliver, check out https://www.behance.net/olly_k

Light Painting Bullet Time Photography

Light Painting Bullet Time Photography

Eric Paré is a 360° light painting bullet time photographer, currently based in Montreal, Canada. His work is quite incredible, unique and has been seen on CNN, MTV, Vice, just to name a few. You may think that Eric has a very special job title but his signature light photography brings so much more depth and creativity to what he does for a living. What consists of Light Painting Photography? It's a photographic technique in which long exposures are created by moving a source of light while taking a long exposure photograph, to in the Eric's case to shine a point of light directly at the camera. I mix light-painting, bullet-time, stop-motion and time-lapse photography techniques...I own a 32 bullet-time camera system and all softwares needed to operate the beast in real time, including live publishing on the web. For more information check out: https://ericpare.com/

Japan Through the Lens of Yoshiro Ishii

Japan Through the Lens of Yoshiro Ishii

I love to see another country through the eyes of a native and on this post we are going for a quick photo ride through Japan with Yoshiro Ishii. He's known as 446i and he is an amazing photographer from Yokohama, Japan. For more from Yoshiro Ishii visit 446i.tumblr.com and @446i.

Whiteout Photography

Whiteout Photography

The East Coast of United States have witnessed a moment that lived up to its hype. Some people from cities like New York have received more than 26.8 inches of snow since Friday. Well, we've put together a little collection of some courageous photographers out there, enjoy!

Minimalist Photography

Minimalist Photography

One thing that I really want to improve is my photography skills. I like to take pictures, it's something that fascinates me but despite the love I feel that I still cannot see beyond what my eyes can see. What I want to say is that there's much more than just the sum of everything you see that composes the scene. Sometimes textures, curves, shadows and other details can produce incredible photos, espeically if you are a lover of minimalism like I am. For this post I want to share some photos I found online, on Flickr. Yes, you heard it right, I still use Flickr to find inspiration. It used to be one of my favorite sites, with great communities. Nowadays it's still a good site, maybe I should get back to it more often. The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture, wherein the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalistic design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. The works of De Stijl artists are a major reference: De Stijl expanded the ideas of expression by meticulously organizing basic elements such as lines and planes.