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Travel Photography: Cinematic Amsterdam

Travel Photography: Cinematic Amsterdam

Well it looks like we will be heading our way to Amsterdam for another event coverage, it's quite exciting, to be honest! As a tradition now, I would search on Behance for either references and basically visiting the city somehow from a photographer's perspective. For Amsterdam, I really like the style that Amsterdam-based cinematographer and photographer Stijn Hoekstra did with his Cinematic Amsterdam series. Entitled to the theme related to movies, we would happily explore this beautiful canal city through its architectural perspective. Enjoy! Cinematic Stills of Amsterdam More Links Learn more about Stijn Hoekstra at stijnhoekstra.nl Follow Stijn's work on Behance Previous feature on ABDZ Photography  

Photography: Exploring Singapore Day & Night

Photography: Exploring Singapore Day & Night

I am slowly gearing up for our next adventure and hopefully we will be heading to Singapore this year or in 2018. One of the best thing I do enjoy before a vacation trip, one of the many things and it's exploring a city or place through the people who have been there. Especially through photography, I feel that travel vlogs are usually boring (my opinion!) and more about vlogging about themselves than anything else. Let's explore Singapore through the lenses of Thailand-based photographer Peeradon Ariyanukooltorn and his style is exactly the reflection of what I would be taking from cityscape, scenery, abstract architecture and even stride by shots. Peeradon Ariyanukooltorn is a freelance photographer from Nonthaburi, Thailand. I would highly suggest for you guys to follow his work on Behance. It's filled with quality projects, he definitely needs more followers. Let's get on it! More Links Learn more about Peeradon Ariyanukooltorn at yamakunz.com Follow Peeradon on Behance Digital Photography  

Smile Inducing Portrait Photography

Smile Inducing Portrait Photography

Our heartstrings received a big tug when we came upon a collection of portrait photography shot by Turkish travel photographer Mehmet Genç. We're a bit late to pick up on the work but couldn't resist sharing such a moving project that will surely bring a smile to anyone's face.  Have you ever been approached by a complete stranger and been paid a lovely compliment out of the blue? Well, in what seems to be a most simple concept, this was the basis of Mehmet's project, You Are So Beautiful.  He traveled throughout South America photographing locals in Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala and Colombia. Just prior to snapping each subject he told them how beautiful they were. The end result is an instantaneous uplift and is a wonderful reminder to go ahead and pay that compliment to the next stranger you see. We can thank our friends over at Refinery29 for unearthing a truly heartwarming collection of portrait photography. Check out the adorable mix of some of our favorite reactions from the gallery below and be sure to continue following Mehmet as he plans to continue his journey of capturing subjects through October of 2017.  Portrait Photography ©  Mehmet Genç Mehmet Genç is a Turkish photographer and this post was from his latest project visiting indigenous communities in Latin America. For more information check out http://www.rotasizseyyah.com/

Constructed Series by Pawel Nolbert

Constructed Series by Pawel Nolbert

On Abduzeedo, we love Pawel Nolbert's work. We've featured his series and work many times and again he doesn't cease to inspire us all over again. For this  Constructed series, Pawel create his own reality while being on travel and as I quote: "We construct our reality in our own way. We do that everyday on our Instagrams, blogs and other carefully curated outlets. Knowing that the world around us doesn't look like this, we somehow want to believe that all those often extremely filtered and post-processed images in our IG stream are actually the real thing." I do agree with what he's saying, we'll leave it to you and be the judge of your own World. Series of photos on the topic of perception of reality an the creation of subjective, distorted reality on social media. I took my travel photos and just like we all do before posting it, I messed around with them a bit... trying to create my perfect version of reality... (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Pawel Nolbert Pawel is a Designer, Illustrator and Creative Director based in Warsaw. With his skillset, Pawel had the opportunity to work with: Google, Verizon, Adobe, Nike, Sony, Polaroid, Mercedes-Benz and just to name a few. Where visual matters. For more information: http://www.nolbert.com

Exploring the World with Drones

Exploring the World with Drones

Drones equipped with cameras are commonly known as cool gadgets to have. Instead of flying them through your neighborhood or your backyard, some people will take them on their voyage. Insightful and exhilarating at the same time, watching these footages would forcely demand your need of travelling. Enjoy!

Cool Hotels: Hotel Zetta San Francisco

We're as excited to write this post as we are that a new hotel has finally cropped up in San Francisco's SoMa district. Hotel Zetta, the newest sibling to the Viceroy Group's Urban Retreat collection, boasts everything the modern day creative class could ever ask for and beyond. Sustainable architecture at the forefront, you'll also find wireless streaming via Obsess G-Link Connect in all guest rooms and a mezzanine level "playroom" replete with a shuffleboard table and the latest innovations in gaming. The most enticing asset, the mezzanine offers up the perfect spot for locals and visitors to mix and mingle in a creative and inspiring atmosphere. To add a little San Francisco touch, look no further than the ornate chandeliers crafted from recycled eyeglasses. We see your next vacation and it's at Hotel Zetta. Pun absolutely intended. "Effortlessly fusing sophisticated and cutting-edge aesthetics with state-of-the-art amenities, Hotel Zetta is an urban retreat, ideally located for connection authentically with San Francisco's leading cultural, entrepreneurial and tech-savvy communities." - Hotel Zetta For more information or to book your visit check out: http://www.viceroyhotelgroup.com/en/zetta/overview

Dreamy Fashion Photography by Guy Aroch

How absolutely gorgeous are these fashion/lifestyle photos shot by Guy Aroch in Venice for the Free People August catalog? I have never wanted to pick up and leave for Italy more than after seeing these. It's on my bucket list so I'll surely be getting around to it one of these days. In the meantime, I'll keep staring at this photoshoot and daydreaming. Speaking of bucket lists, what's on yours? Let me know on twitter!

The Never-Ending Adventures of Abduzeedo and Amlight

Your favorite cousins are together again and this time the road leads west! Whip out those calendars and get these dates down. From October 16th to 20th, Fabio will be roaming the streets of the city that never sleeps. Show him a good time, New York! Then from October 21st to November 2nd we will be in sunny California - from Los Angeles to San Francisco and everywhere in between! Oh and don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you, Sin City… We will also be in Las Vegas sometime between October 21st and November 2nd. Yep, that's right, folks, our first non-summer adventure. We're so excited that we want to have you all along for the ride! We propose an Abduzeedo meet-up in Los Angeles, California, date still undecided, but you're all invited! It will probably be on a weekend, so for those of you who don't live in California… perfect excuse for a roadtrip! We want all of you guys to come out and hang out with us. Not only in LA, but also in anywhere and everywhere we'll be around! This is actually one very rare occasion since almost the whole team will be there and we're never in the same country at the same time, so this is your chance to get acquainted with us - have some beers, share some laughs, and talk about everything from design to the weather! We will announce the official date of the meet-up and exactly when we'll be in what city on twitter so follow me (@amlight), @abduzeedo, @gismullr, and @eduardosasso to make sure you don't miss out! Hope to see you guys soon! :D But of course this wouldn't be Abduzeedo without some images to inspire your day, so here comes a collection of photographs of California that we can't wait to experience close up! army.arch Ma? (on and off) Henryleonghw Wiggum03 2composers Karin Elizabeth {Reading & Reviewing} James Herman avaloncm (nz)dave mrperry mike_s_etc Alberto Cueto Jaynonymous edbot2000 rianklong Rosa Pastel

A World in HDR by Trey Ratcliff

Owner of the number #1 Travel Photography Blog on the internet, Trey Ratcliff also know as Stuck in Customs travels the world taking the most stunning hdr photos one has ever seen, and also shares all his photo travel experiences on his personal blog. His work has been featured on national television a couple times and it has been nominated for numerous awards. Represented by Getty, Trey lives the life a lot of photographers dreamed about. With a non-stoppable traveling schedule his collection of hdr photos is an enormous font of inspiration. The post-processing work used to transform his photos into hdr is what make his work very unique and famous. Here you can see a great collection of over 30 photos of The World in HDR. For more visit StuckinCustoms.com Also check out the HDR Tutorial Created by Trey that has helped thousands of people to learn how to use this effect like him. The Book A World in HDR by Trey Ratcliff Inside the Book The rich cover and interiors have been designed by the great French designer Fabien Barral, who also did the graphic design for the website. We have spared no expense in bringing you the highest quality book! More photos of the interior and other tidbits will be revealed in the next few months as we get closer to release. Besides new and extended descriptions with various tips, the book will also feature 10 unpublished photos that will remain exclusive to the book. Because I like to teach by example, the book will feature over 100 photos that I consider to be some excellent examples of "HDR done right". Whenever possible, I include tips and tricks and discuss the conditions of the shot. Often times, I also talk freely about various subjects that are related and help describe more about the way I think about these things. There are many thoughts and questions around human nature, the arts, science, religion, and more. This style has sprung up from the wonderful congenial and conversational style that has helped make this community so fun and exciting. I thank you all for your involvement, your passion, and your feedback. I appreciate it very much. Pre-Order Available

The Adventures of Abduzeedo and Amlight

These past two months, my cousin Fabio (abduzeedo) has been hanging out with me here in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sunday at 3:30 am he returned to Brazil leaving me here with memories from our wonderful summer. HOLD! You should really listen to this song while you read this post! It will enhance the experience. ;) I thought it would be cool to share with you guys a little bit of our adventures in America so you can see what we got up to and give you a taste of what our lives are like. Everytime Fabio said something stupid I'd write it down, so what better way to show you what our lives are like than to share with you some of the funniest quotes from the man himself. Oh, and I promise he's not as disgusting and mean as he sounds ;) Fabio: I'd give anything to take a shit right now. Fabio: Oohh, they left the virgin margarita.. let's get drunk! Fabio: Your birthday is 27... July... June! Amanda: You said July.... Fabio: That's because my English sucks F: I'm gonna fart really loud now. That deserves a quote. F: If I knew English my jokes would make so much more sense F: For the one year daily inspiration we're gonna post 365 images... it's gonna crash computers all over the world..... haaaaa I'm so diabolical F: I'm a ninja F: Sunny D is good but it gave me heartburn... more like hell in my heart. Like heartburn in my ass. Don't quote that. A: He's Jewish F: Marry him. Don't marry because of love, marry for money. Money is more romantic. A: He used to do a lot of drugs... F: And? F: I'm like a machine of beautiful quotes F: That was too much for your little peanut brain F: Nothing like some good old KFC fried in the oil of death. F: I'm like an oyster of quotes... pearls after pearls F: Your taste in men is weird. A: My taste? Your taste is anything living. F: That's a good definition of my taste. You nailed it. I have an appreciation for all female forms in the world. The least I can do is love them all. F: Not even the greatest chefs in the world would be able to assemble such a beautiful gnocci mountain F: If there's something I can cook it's greasy sauce. Delicious greasy sauce might I add. F: You know, people call me Mano because my retarded brother couldn't say Fabio. How bad is that? we went on a roadtrip first stop: wawa eventually we made it to philadelphia and then new york we relaxed a bit and then hit up the streets of brooklyn we got blisters from walking so much so we had a drink ;) then we went to dc walked up to lincoln's memorial goofed around came back to raleigh and went to ihop made key lime pie had lots of barbecues and drank way too much caipirinha actually this is what our fridge looked like most of the time we also kept making the same facial expressions without realizing we watched the fireworks on the 4th at a lake it was nice fabio dropped his lens in that lake actually we built ikea furniture (took us a couple days haha) and we made our own 3d glasses ...which we used to look at dinosaurs :) he got me a palm pre (thanks, cuz! :D) we compared phones... and feet? one day we woke up and bought a dozen donuts another day we made grilled banana s'mores :D we had a garage sale but he kept playing on his phone we went to outback! we goofed around in stores and we painted a blackboard in the kitchen where we drew silly pictures obama came to raleigh the same day we were going to florida. we thought we were gonna miss our flight we didnt... and luckily the flight was empty! he practiced his speech one last time we ate a lot of plane peanuts. can somebody explain to me why plane peanuts are so good? the clouds were awesome that day know what else was awesome? the view from our hotel room we waited for dan denney then we went surfing next day we went to busch gardens and i convinced him to go on the water rides :D his socks got wet... enough goofing off, time for the conference! we met a lot of cool guys then we had to set up took him a while ;) we came back to raleigh and bought gum at the farmers market, oh and fudge! we tested out a new lens for my camera we worked sometimes too.... ;) we saw coldplay! and then drew about it when we got home he decided to shave all his beard off this is where we ran everyday it was nice we went to red robin on his last night we got some really big burgers i got him a balloon! he tied it to my car... we went to walmart where he found a monitor he wanted we wanted to buy these as well (glow in the dark underwear!!)

Lost in America eating Wendy's

It’s going to be a week since I arrived in the US. I’m still getting used to my new routine and trying to keep up the with updates and new blog features. However I’ve been experiencing a new culture that is totally different from mine. I’m now in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and probably on July 8th I will be arriving in NYC where I will spend a few days. After that I will head to California: San Diego and LA. Maybe I will visit San Francisco as well. Smokestack, fatback, many miles of railroad track All night radio, keep on runnin' through your rock 'n' roll soul All night diners keep you awake, hey, on black coffee and a hard roll You might have to walk the fine line, you might take the hard line But everybody's working overtime - James Brown, Living in America Meanwhile I have written some Photoshop Tutorials and I’ve been playing around with my G9 camera, learning how to use it. I will post photos from the places I visit here on the blog, and if there is anyone from these cities that want to meet up for a coffee or something, let me know. Tips are welcome as well.