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9 October 1
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Bali by Andrew Melikov

Under - Geography, Inspiration, Media, Photography

A beautiful video postcard from Bali, Indonesia. Filmed and edited by Andrew Melikov.

3 October Share your
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Maleonn: In a complicated and chaotic world

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Ma Liang aka Maleonn, born in Shanghai, China in 1972. This talented Shanghai based photographer has gained a kind of cult following because of his fable-like photographs. His images, in color and black and white, are often created with props, actors and a strange mix of hues, colors and theatrical sets.

The physical outward world is more and more complicated and chaotic. In such a ridiculous age shaped by plastic values, lots of things that are profound and noble are becoming doubtful. I’m trying to use my own way to reorganize this age in my eyes. I’m dancing with the music of the times exaggeratedly and ludicrously, even a little artificial. But, that is our irresistible fate. All that is just the plastic feeling surface. During the process of building up the work, what supports me is still the self-thinking and inspections towards the human being as an individual.

My work is my inner world. The moments in my works really have been existed in my fantasy. Sometimes I painted them one day before shooting. I painted so quickly even surprised myself sometimes. They are so clear in my mind that every detail exists there. I’d love to imagine and thinking all the day. I believe that I have a complete world inside my heart. With my 30 years growing, this world is being constructed more and more complicated. What I’m doing is to turn the images of this world into reality, that’s all.

Ma Liang is a graduate of the Fine Arts College of Shanghai University where he studied graphic design.

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26 September Share your
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Lytro: the next big thing in photography

Under - Photography, Technology

Shoot first, focus later!

With the new revolutionary Light Field Camera, Lytro, it is possible now to shoot first and focus later. Lytro creates still where you can focus (or correct focus) afterwards.

The team at Lytro is completing the job of a century’s worth of theory and exploration about light fields. Lytro’s engineers and scientists have taken light fields out of the lab – miniaturizing a roomful of cameras tethered to a supercomputer and making it fit in your pocket.

The light field is a core concept in imaging science, representing fundamentally more powerful data than in regular photographs. The light field fully defines how a scene appears. It is the amount of light traveling in every direction through every point in space – it’s all the light rays in a scene. Conventional cameras cannot record the light field … read all the science inside Lytro here.

Impressive … but I’m concerned that technology advancement is shifting focus from photography to post-processing. What is left now for photographers to master? From Lightroom/Aperture to Photoshop, from correcting light-metering to enhancing colors afterward and now focus too! The only thing left now is composition. I’m sure one day, very soon, there’s going to be a camera or technology that would capture images beyond the standard aspect ratios with adjustable wide angles. We already are seeing video cameras that start recording even before the button is pressed.

One practical use of this camera, aside from consumer usage, would be in journalism but one thing is for sure that there would be no more orbs and ghosts in photos anymore!

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19 September 1
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Marya Korneeva photography

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography
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Outside In by Stephen van Vuuren

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Outside In is a non-profit art film by Stephen van Vuuren that takes audiences on a journey of mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. Currently in production after years of development, Outside In aims for global release late next year.

Composed entirely of still photographs using innovative visual techniques developed by the filmmaker, Outside In stretches the boundaries of the motion picture. The film will feature powerful music by Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber and melds non-narrative visual poetry and science documentary into a rich experience for audiences.

Using hundreds of thousands of still images manipulated to create full motion, using ‘2.75D’ photographic fly-through technology. The film will be presented in beyond Hollywood quality 5.6K resolution on massive screens and concert-level surround systems to audiences in giant screen institutions, IMAX theaters, planetariums, museums and select 4k digital cinemas.

… and here is how it is done:

13 September Share your
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Many Steps by Takayuki Akachi

Under - Geography, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Takayuki Akachi from Tokyo travelled around the world and recorded ‘steps’ across various cultures to compile a candid musical.

9 September Share your
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London Bus Tour by Moritz Oberholzer

Under - Inspiration, Media, Photography

Who does not like looking out of the window while being in a bus? London Bus Tour, a short film by Moritz Oberholzer captures the everyday life with an array of interesting characters from London streets. Everything is shot handheld by Moritz with an HD camera and a DIY 35mm adapter while sitting in one of those red vehicles of London.

29 August 1
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Ed McGowan photography

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Here comes amazing photography of Ed McGowan who a self taught photographer and the Director of Design at PlainJoe Studios:

We are a boutique design firm what does everything from web, print & environmental. The studio had just purchased a DSLR to use for internal purposes. I picked it up and started taking pictures. Being a little familiar with SLRs from college I quickly picked up on how to use the camera.

Several months past and I decided to do a 365 project in 2009. During this year is where I really challenged myself and learned a lot. I forced myself to shoot anything and everything and try to do it in an interesting way.

All though my photography consists of a bit of everything (close up, nature, architect), my passion is doing portrait photography. Being a geek I tend to drift towards lights and gear. I love doing natural light photography but I always end up mixing the too create a more distinct look for my portraits.

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8 August 3
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Winter in Yosemite National Park

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Photography

Another spectacularly calming and meditative short by Henry Jun Wah Lee on winter in Yosemite National Park.

Shot over the 2011 New Year weekend when a winter storm arrived in Yosemite. Overcast skies the first day, followed by heavy snow on the second day, partly cloudy the third day and sunny the fourth day. You’ll see a mixture of shots from the different weather conditions.

23 July 1
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A Timelapse Journey with Nature

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Photography


This timelapse showreel is a collection of some of the best Nature moments that Henry Jun Wah Lee captured from 2009 to present.

I grew up in the city — a world constructed of steel, concrete and asphalt. My view of the night sky was the moon and the handful of stars bright enough to outshine the glow of city lights.

My understanding of nature was limited to what I could find at local gardens, parks and zoos. As a kid I never saw the Milky Way with my own eyes. Just on sci-fi television and in books and magazines. My encounters with wild animals were limited to squirrels and pigeons in the city (if those even count as wild).

In 2009, I set out to film nature to share with urban dwellers who, like me, have never ventured outside the routines and comforts of cities. It’s now been two years, many amazing trips, and countless incredible experiences. This film is a compilation of the many highlights captured during this time.