As you may already know, Trey Ratcliff is a good friend of ours and is also the guy behind the amazing "HDR wonderland" Stuck in Customs. Trey is always publishing new and inspiring HDR at his website, and this is why we love to check out his news to keep you guys super up to date about what he is up to. So here is a selection with the latest photos from @TreyRatcliff... Enjoy. ;) Check out the downloadable version of Trey Ratcliff's HDR Video Tutorial to learn more about this amazing technique. Want to read more about Trey Ratcliff? Try this: A World in HDR - A Great book by Trey RatcliffTrey Ratcliff's Wonderful HDR Images #2Trey Ratcliff's Wonderful HDR Images
One great way to get inspired is to not get inspired by the same type of work you doing, for example if you designing a website, don't look for web design inspiration but try to get inspired by something totally different. Here is a great selection that you can boost your imagination by looking at abstract shapes with beautiful colors. Arindam@Sen Stacy Wachter Gremxul barbera Chris28mm Jase Wells Flaming Physicist silverhalide04 _olasso chrisbastian44 Darren Lehane Ratnakar2 snapper30 scilit sneuweger monteregina patrice_elmi 1bluecanoe ?ataliee?ynn
Birds in the wild are probably one of the most beautiful things ever. Around the globe there are tons of amazing, exotic kinds of birds, and it's just breathtaking when we get to see these little (or not) animals during their flights. Thankfully, these awesome photographers capture these moments for our delight. Here's a great set of in-flight birds, and my definite favorite is the last one. Anyways, I recommend you people to visit each photographer's portfolio more great pictures like these. They'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Gail Johnson Philip Pound Ben da Man Hmong Soul Luis Montemayor John&Fish Jim Ridley Hennie van Heerden Andri Elfarsson Al Mawash Hani John Booth tinyfishy tinyfishy Ken Douglas Michael Oberman Jim Ridley Jim Ridley Nick Russill This one is my favorite :p
Winter is coming and today we got the first snow here in Providence, RI so I decided to search for some good winterscapes photography and I found some great ones that will give you the chills just by looking at it. Enjoy the cold season and stay warm my friends. These photos are done by Akos Major, a 35 year old amateur photographer from Budapest, Hungary. To find out more about Akos visit his photo gallery at behance.net/akosmajor
Evoke is an online art, music, design, and photography collective founded in June 2005 by Justin Bristow, Sean Graham, and Ted Yavuzkurt, Evoke began as a youthful online boutique art community. As numerous talented artists and designers joined the team, Evoke expanded beyond its original realm, recruiting killer musicians and photographers. Every few months, they release themed exhibitions to the public, showcasing their abilities, the latest one is called Voyage and there are some incredible work as usual. Our 23rd artpack, VOYAGE, is meant to capture the thrill of an adventurous spirit. The feeling of escape from the normal daily grind. Leaving behind the normal and finding the joy that comes from leaving all your troubles behind. This collection of images and music will capture your imagination. Tony Rivera, our featured artist for this release has taken us to envisioned scenes from other galaxies, with impressive detail and vibrancy. James Merrill and Parker Gibson have interpreted the theme with vivid abstract work, while newcomers such as Adrián Romero have produced high quality vector work. Some Work The Black Pearl by Erik Schumacher Out Far by James Merrill In the air by Leroy François Piercings by Matteo M. 9 Destinations by Fab Rosco, Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen, and Parker Gibson Static Adventure by Parker Gibson and Rogier De Boevé Midnight Run by Tony Rivera 30.000 Leagues Under the Sea by João Oliveira ?? - Voyage by Adrián Romero Clinging to a Voyage by Chris Koch Strange... by Tyler Lehman Sonic Abberations by James Merrill 30hsh by Aengus Tukel Nocturnal Itinerary by Hamdan Teleport 01 by Fab Rosco For more information, to check ou the full exhibition, including photos, art, music and to read the interview with Tony Rivera visit http://www.evokeone.com/v5/exhibition/Voyage you won't regret the time you will spend over there, pure inspiration.
To shoot photos like Nick Brand you must have a lot of patience. His ability to capture the wildlife is enormous, like I haven't seen before. “African wildlife has never looked so regal and mysterious as in Brandt’s grave photographs. His elephants appear as weighty as the pyramids. His rhinos look more ancient than carbon. His apes know something we don’t. Given the multitude of human disasters in Africa, is it an indulgence to lose yourself in pictures that carry no hint of the wars and famines outside the frame? Not when the pictures are such powerful reminders that Africa is also a magnificent—and endangered—treasure house of animal life." - Time Magazine Look out for his newest exhibitions on http://nickbrandt.com/
I really like that part of the day where I stop everything else just to browse around looking for inspiring images. Besides gathering images for the Daily Inspiration series I get to see tons of amazing stuff! Yesterday, while doing this regular research I bumped into Ellen van Deelen's photos and her images amazed me right away. I simply loved the delicate, beautiful and cute approach of her photos. The way she captures rats is so inspiring that I really needed to put this selection together so you could check it out. Ellen lives in the south part of Netherlands and started taken pictures when she was 10 years old. Besides being very creative and talented, Ellen is also very kind... she promptly replied my email asking to show her pics and gave me some insights about her and her photos. So enjoy the images and info. =) Since I bought my first digital camera (canon 350D) I took lots of photos. At that time I had 2 rats and since I love taking photo’s of animals, I started taking their photos. A few years ago I bought 2 dumbo-rats and they were very intelligent. With these 2 brothers I took most of the photo’s with the musical instruments. I than got a new camera, a Canon 50D. At the moment I also have a Canon 5D markII - a full-frame camera, and it takes beautiful pictures. Besides my 'rat photos', I love to do macros and to photograph people. And I also love to draw and paint. Want to purchase prints and cards with these lovely images? Visit Ellen's page at RedBubble. :)
This past weekend was Halloween and everyone got dressed up to celebrate this crazy date. Here is a fresh selection of halloween portraits, very cool costumes and if you did enjoy your halloween on a costume please send you photo on the comment area. by isto-ica by ryunosuke8025 by Guttormur Ingi by Photos by Dash by tiffanycsteinke by tibchris by mchasesteely by Steve Glashier by JeremyHall by Corinne Alexandra by Corinne Alexandra by Lou Bert by Lou Bert by ToFuGuns by ToFuGuns by Jon W. Howson by oNe.SwEeT.wOrLd by smw photography by Rafee H. by simaruba by S T E 7 E N
This is totally not on purpose. We had already another post with dogs this week, but I didn't remember. I saw an awesome picture of a flying dog on Flickr, and got the idea for this post. I guess this week should have been called the canine week. Anyways, I went through Flickr looking for some cute pictures of dogs jumping / hovering / flying, and found a whole bunch of amazing shots. The idea of flying dogs is just too good, so some people make their pups wear capes. I know that you guys will love these... and also, for more of these great pictures you really should visit each of these photographer's page. There are some great pieces of work on their pages. So, enjoy! Cheers. ;) Mark Robinson Raphael Koerich unknown author Mathias Roller Franco Ferri Mala Jason Neely Traci Murdock Stuart Graham Spangles44 Jesper Voetmann Mikkelsen Michael Parrish Mike Calanan Morgan Maassen kstoon Tate King Kok Tong Tan Artodin
Tim Flach is a London based photographer who brings his visually striking style to the world of animals. With care and craft usually reserved for human portraits, Flach evokes powerful empathy through images of our animal counterparts. In his latest work, Dog Gods, he proves that - like humans - dogs have distinct and accessible personalities. If you'd like to see more of Flach's work, check out his website: http://www.timflach.com What's "personality trait" do you enjoy most in your dog? Or dogs in general? Let me know in the comments or on twitter where I go by @nathanbweller. Enjoy!
Josef Hoflehner is an Austrian photographer known for his amazing black and white landscapes and also for his great and unique way of capturing the simplicity of beauty. With pictures that really get our attention for its angles, contrast and personality, Josef Hoflehner is certainly an inspiration for those who like photography. His website is filled with inspiring B&W pictures, you should really check it out. "Josef Hoflehner takes a landscape and turns it into art" - Elizabeth Roberts, Black & White Photography Magazine, UK Yesterday I was organizing our Daily Inspiration post and the suggestion from Arthur - he suggested these images from Josef Hoflehner - really got my attention. At the moment I saw those images I decided to check out further info/images from Josef Hoflehner to show here. I was simply amazed by his portfolio. Josef traveled the world capturing astonishing landscapes in black and white. From Rio de Janeiro to Yemen, Venice to Cairo and much more, the images are really beautiful and inspiring. Enjoy. Yemen Japan California, USA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil New York City, NY, 2009 Venice, Italy, 2009 Dubai, UAE, 2009 St. Petersburg, Russia, 2010 Paris, France - 2009 Canada, 2008 Cairo, Egypt, 2009 Hawaii, 2008 Jet Airliner - Real Live-Action Wide-Angle Photographs Read more about Josef Hoflehner here and here.
We're seeing lately a big buzz around stereo pictures. Some of the latest cameras come with dual lenses to capture 3D, but this is nothing new, actually. This is old technology getting new clothing, and we love it! Last year we had our first great post on stereographics. These, if you don't know, are the paralel kind. There's also the cross-eye kind, but I find it more difficult to focus. With paralel stereographics I have no trouble at all, because all I move are my eyes to make the effect, from any distance. I'm also posting a video that teaches you how to merge these images with your bare eyes. This video is so amazing that I'll find more stereographics videos and post them tomorrow (so if you see any other blog posting stereo videos on wednesday, at least you know where they got their idea from). All of these pictures are brought to you by Okinawa Soba. You may visit his flickrstream for much more of these! He'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy these, and don't forget to come back tomorrow to check some stereographics videos. Cheers! ;) Ps.: The funny part is that after a time seeing these in 3D, your brain will get so much used to it that even when you stop doing it, you'll see depth in normal text and other things in your monitor. How to see 3D in paralel stereographics There's a reason for everything Burton Holmes Abraham Lincoln Mark Twain Traveling the globe Stereo Photographer Henry A. Strohmeyer Miss Ku-ra-tu Miss Won-si-vu and Miss Ku-ra-tu Miss Kai-Ar Stereo Photographer Henry A. Strohmeyer Guglielmo Marconi Clara Barton Thomas Edison Thomas Edison 1932 Olympics A young prince has a look at an early motion picture cam Royal photographer riding to the trenches of WW1 Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis Couple at the well Mark Twain shooting some pool
NASA is definitely the owner of some of the greatest pictures ever taken. Whether from our planet or from outer space, these images are just breathtaking and make you wish you could travel through the stars. Maybe sometime soon we're gonna be able to take a daily ride to the moon, but until that day comes, all we can do is check these exceptional pictures that NASA got in their flickrstream. For more of these great images, visit their page. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Hurricane Danielle Crescent Moon, Earth's Atmosphere Isla de Providencia, Colombia, Nicaragua Crescent Moon International Space Station Over Earth Sunset Over Earth Crab Nebula: Energy for 100,000 Suns Al Wadj Bank, Saudi Arabia Sun Over Earth City Lights, France-Italy Border Space Shuttle Endeavour Over Earth Hispaniola Panorama Cumulonimbus Cloud Over Africa Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Trigger-Happy Star Formation Hurricane Ike Aurora Australis
We've received a nice suggestion for a post. Markus Myhre wanted us to come up with a good rock-band photography post, but I thought that labeling it rock would narrow the possibilities, so I called it music-concert photography. Markus wanted to see revolutionary photography, such as the iconic pictures we've shown here in the past, but to call something revolutionary is kinda difficult for me. I've looked for some recent pictures of well-known bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Foo Fighters and found some great pictures that could be called iconic in some level. I want to know what you guys think about the modern concept of music-concert photography, and what pictures you've seen lately that fit that profile. Also, do you like these? I sure do! Tell us. Again, you should really visit each photographer's page for more of these great pictures... they'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy my selection. Cheers! ;) Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers Jimmy Alter Kasabian James Wood Kasabian Bianca Barrett Kasabian Bao Nguyen Muse Kyle Dean Reinford Foo Fighters Scott Simock Weezer Mark Austin Oasis Matt Ellis The Strokes crazybobbles a Muse concert Sam Ke Oasis Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers letitia & steve The Killers Juan Perez-Fajardo Green Day Martin Worster The Cure James Arnold Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Exciting and unusual floral arrangements are juxtaposed against violent chemical reactions, common flora is transposed into an unusual and ambiguous setting creating highly complex imagery. The powerful reactions within these globes seem at odds with the subject. Spheres of light, microcosms of raw power, glow from the interior of these floral spheres, referencing the true power of nature and the source of life of earth – the sun. FUSION; the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity : a fusion of an idea Images comparable to visions of space: explosive reactions within a star, the formation of a distant stellar object referencing the Big Bang. Indeed, much like the Big Bang, these images represent a fleeting moment in time, a snapshot view of the birth of a fire already long extinguished. The beauty, color and purity of these most volatile reactions having already faded to darkness, destroying the globes that housed them in the process. A metaphor for our own existence: compared to vast expanse of space and time, we, like these reactions, flash into being and fade quickly back into the darkness. Fusion then, acts as a reminder not only of the beauty of life, of nature, but also its transience; one moment we are glorious luminescent beings, the next we are dust. Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com The images in Fusion distill the beauty of creation, and yet they are also images of destruction; these balls of pure light and energy engulfing and obliterating their protective yet fragile floral entity. These works present a delicate aesthetic filled with a visual representation to the power and veracity of destruction; these unique and unrepeatable events demonstrating not only great power and strength, but great vulnerability and uncertainty. Fusion can be seen as referencing contemporary environmental concerns; a visual representation of the destruction and havoc we as a species are inflicting on our planet, on nature. This is the true beauty of Fusion: these images depict not only the power, the beauty, and the frailty of the natural world, but act as a reminder that even organisms we observe everyday and dismiss without thinking are the result of the most amazing, monumental and profound series of events. Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com For more information and photos visit http://www.distilennui.com/ Text - John Routledge http://www.JohnRoutledge.co.uk Photographer - Alexander James http://www.AlexanderJamesStockPhotography.com/
We've seen some pretty amazing pictures these past weeks, but we just can't get enough of stunning photography, right? One thing I like very much is a beautiful waterfall. Its many characteristics will tell us whether or not it is a awesome one: its height, its volume, the surroundings, and the overral mood. I've made a good research and found some examples of what I call gorgeous waterfall photography. These are totally beautiful, and I really wish I could visit each one of these one day. It makes you wonder how many great things there are out there that I don't know. I gotta travel more. Anyways, I hope you all enjoy these... and please, don't forget to visit each photographer's portfolio for more of their great work. They'll really appreciate it. Cheers! ;) Mark Wetters alba-7 Gunnlaugur Juliusson Jeff JLMphoto Gareth Codd Fredy Gómez Nathan Bergeron Gunnar Ó Sigmarsson Sergiu Bacioiu Peter Baker Matt Abinante Jon Ramsey Zeb Andrews Sigfus Sigmundsson Carol Ewing Miles Morgan Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson Martin Ystenes John Mueller Ryan Dyar Lucie Debelkova Henk Meijer Joshua Cripps Jim Patterson Zeb Andrews
Since 1991 Caesar Lima has been capturing provocative and visually stimulating images through the lens of his camera. A master at depicting unique and captivating subject matter, Caesar’s inspiration is derived from a singular drive to push the limits and evoke emotion through innovative photography. With a Bachelors of Arts in Advertising, Caesar has always had an eye for the creative. With a passion and drive to depict unusual, even surreal images, his photography always evokes emotion. As a self proclaimed non-purist, his photography calls to mind imagery that is just outside of the box. I dont like to follow the rules, rather I like to explore the potential of what can be possible and yet unexpected, says the photographer. Caesars photography crosses the boundaries into a world of potential that doesnt live with the norm. Caesar has received multiple accolades and awards including the 2010 IPA Award, 2010 PX3 Paris Grand Prix, 2010 Archive 200 Best Ad Photographer, 2009 and 21010 IPA Award, 2009 Addy Award, and the 2008 Spider Fashion Award to name a few in recent years. Click here to find out more about Caesar Lima Body Shades Pocahontas Bardot Chocolate Swimwear Broncolor Test Projection Blu Faces of Beauty