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Nadav Kander talks about his portraiture

Photographer Nadav Kander talks about his portraiture in this 13 minute film.

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C’était un Rendezvous

One of my favourite pieces of non-fiction film: an eight and a half minute sequence filmed by Claude Lelouch on the streets of Paris in 1976.

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It’s not about the tool you use

Pro photographer Zack Arias is thrown down the challenge of taking street portraits using nothing but a point-and-shoot camera and an optically-triggered second flash gun. Zack’s ebullient approach and the results we see towards the end of the film show that photography isn’t about using really expensive equipment.

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The City of Samba

I’ve seen many miniaturized time-lapse films over the past couple of years, but this is far and away my favourite thus far. By Keith Loutit (of course) and Jarbas Agnelli. Make sure you watch it all the way to the end.

Thank heavens for digital tone mapping

You may recall that I wrote about HDR technique some time ago, and a technique I employed at a wedding last weekend reminded me to write about the alternative: Tone Mapping and Zone System exposure.

Return to the EPFL – portrait and lighting workshop in August

The second of two photographic portraiture and lighting days this summer will take place at the Rolex Learning Centre on the grounds of the EPFL in Lausanne on Sunday 19th August.

Mobile to the Future

First there was print, then recordings, then cinema, radio, TV, and the internet. Mobile is the seventh and latest form of mass media. And the smartphone is the fastest spreading technology in history. More iPhones are activated every day than babies are born. Read Jeffrey Zeldman’s notes on Luke Wroblewski’s “Mobile To The Future” presentation… (Read More)

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The Port Of Dover

A timelapse sequence taken around close of service at the ferry port on the south coast of England, the night before we left for the continent and home.

Portraiture day at the MFO-Park

Our workshop day this past Sunday was a great success, after the rain passed away from the MFO Park in Oerlikon some ten minutes before we started! Blazing sunshine soon warmed the area and gave us plenty of light to work with, so the day was spent mainly working with a mixture of natural sunlight… (Read More)

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Emmental fire festival

The Fire Festival in Signau, a small area in the Emmental valley, is a Swiss folk and artistic festival; a smaller equivalent of Burning Man in the U.S. My friend and independent filmmaker Yannick de Zordo – who plays bass guitar for Choo Choo and who produced the great video for their song “We Go”… (Read More)