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Nothing really beats going to an awesome gallery: there's the atmosphere, ability to network and amazing exhibits. Here are 50 galleries that all photo students should visit, in no particular order.
1) Hamiltons Gallery London, England
This London-based gallery is a storied institution that has hosted everything from past masters Irving Penn to contemporary photographers like Don McCullin.
2) International Center of Photography New York, NY
© International Center of Photography, 2010. Photographed by John Berens.
Perhaps one of the most recognizable institutions in New York, the ICP is a great place to see some wonderful exhibitions such as Sebastião Salgado's Genesis, which fits the gallery's current theme of climate change.
3) Pace/MacGill Gallery New York, NY
Another great place to see modern and contemporary art, Pace/MacGill Gallery is a great venue to observe the classics as well as emerging artists.
4) Greenpoint Gallery Brookyln, NY
© Greenpoint Gallery
A great local spot, Brooklyn's Greenpoint Gallery is an entirely free (except for drinks) venue for aspiring artists filled with some of New York's best and brightest up-and-comers.
5) Steven Kasher Gallery New York, NY
© Steven Kasher, Photos by Paul Kooiker
If you want a mixture of art forms—contemporary, fine art and vintage—then look no further because the Steven Kasher Gallery is your ideal destination.
6) Yossi Milo Gallery New York, NY
© Yossi Milo
Another gorgeous gallery, it main focus is contemporary pieces. Marco Bruer is currently its feature exhibition.
7) Robert Mann Gallery New York, NY
© Robert Mann
The Robert Mann Gallery is a great place to see some amazing exhibitions. The gallery owners remain quite loyal to their consistent clients with Julie Blackmon's Free Range as the artist's third collaboration with the famous venue.
8) Aperture Foundation Gallery New York, NY
© Lars Tunbjörk via The New York Times' exhibit
Another New York exhibit dedicated to contemporary and classic photography, the Aperture Foundation currently houses The New York Times photo exhibit.
9) Torch Gallery Amsterdam, Netherlands
© Torch Gallery
One of the first Dutch galleries to recognize the importance of photography, Torch Gallery is "a springboard for emerging Dutch artists...like Anton Corbijn and Inez van Lamsweerde."
10) Carla Sozzani Gallery Milan, Italy
A gallery that covers a wide array of art forms—art, photography, design and architecture—Carla Sozzani has emerged as one of the premiere galleries in Italy.
11) Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco, CA
A great exhibit in San Francisco, the Fraenkel Gallery shows how their unique exhibitions "explore photography and its relation to other arts."
12) Edwynn Houk Gallery New York and Zurich locations
© Edwynn Houk
Originally, Houk specialized in vintage photographs between 1917-1939, while the gallery is also "the exclusive representative of the Estates of Brassaï, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange, André Kertész, Ilse Bing, and the Robert Frank Archive."
13) Fifty One Fine Art Antwerp, Belgium
© Fifty One
Fifty One Fine Art is the only Belgium gallery to deal exclusively in fine art photography. It has proven so successful they have even added a New York office.
14) Magnum Gallery Paris, France
© Magnum Gallery
Showing the best Magnum has to offer, its most recent exhibit is by the famous Iranian-born photographer Abbass Attar.
15) Camera Work Berlin, Germany
Another great venue, Camera Work shows classic and contemporary photos as a way to observe the evolution of photographer.
16) Soho Photo Gallery New York, NY
© Soho Photo via Norman Borden's gallery
Soho Photo Gallery was created by New York Times photographers "who wanted to create a venue for photography as fine art."
17) Laurence Miller Gallery New York, NY
© Laurence Miller with Dan Zhu playing violin.
Laurence Miller Gallery is another place that focuses on vintage and contemporary works but also "is the leading source for original Eadweard Muybridge Animal and Human Locomotion plates from 1887."
18) Matthew Marks Gallery - New York and Los Angeles locations
The Matthew Marks Gallery covers a wide array of different styles—painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, drawing and printmaking—with the company representing over 25 European and American artists.
19) Luhring Augustine New York, NY
© Luhring Augustine
Another place that covers a wide variety of fields, the Luhring Augustine gallery is an ideal spot to see some emerging and classic artists. They also "specialize in the resale of...artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol."
20) David Zwirner New York, NY
© David Zwirner
A fantastic contemporary gallery, David Zwirner has been known for fostering some truly gifted individuals such as Luc Tuymans and Neo Rauch.
21) Gladstone Gallery New York, New York
© Gladstone Gallery
Another fine art gallery in New York, Gladstone is a fantastic space known for its diversity.
22) C/O Gallery Berlin, Germany
© C/O Berlin
Founded in 2000, C/O Gallery is more than just a gallery; it is a cultural and educational institution in Germany. "Intensive educational work and close cooperation with institutions worldwide make C/O Berlin a unique center of cultural exchange."
23) Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Germany
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Originally a famous railway station in Berlin, the Hamburger Bahnhof is now a famous art museum that has displayed various artists such as Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades, Rodney Graham, Peter Fischli, David Weiss and Stan Douglas.
24) Dittrich Schlechtriem Berlin, Germany
© Dittrich & Schlechtriem via Lars Dittrich and André Schlechtriem's Fresh White
An interesting mix of fine art, Dittrich & Schlechtriem is another German gallery known for its abstract work.
25) Rockelman & Berlin, Germany
© Rockelmann & via Klaus Pichler's Just the Two of Us
Known as the gallery for "innovative contemporary art," Germany's Rockelman & is an ideal location to see artist like Twig Capra, Klaus Pichler and Jens Heller.
26) Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
© Trip Advisor
The famous institution contains highly educational exhibitions including Art of Byzantium, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary and The [Not So] Still Life.
27) Christopher Henry Gallery New York, NY
© Christopher Henry
Another fantastic location focusing on innovative emerging or mid-career artists, Christopher Henry has some of the best exhibits New York has to offer.
28) Jan Mot Belgium and Mexico
A beautiful gallery in Belgium and Mexico, Jan Mot represents various artists such as Sven Augustijnen, Pierre Bismuth and Mario Garcia Torres.
29) Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Berlin, Germany
© Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler via Aids-3D
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler has had some truly interesting exhibits in their storied career, particularly 2012s Aids-3D.
30) Isabella Bortolzzi Gallery Berlin, Germany
A great gallery that has hosted likes of Yuri Ancarani, Leonor Antunes, Ibon Aranberri and Ed Atkins, the Isabella Bortolzzi Gallery is a small location with big talent.
31) Franco Noero Torino, Italy
© Franco Noero
A beautiful contemporary art museum in Italy, Franco Noero is a premiere location to see some interesting exhibits.
32) Air de Paris Paris, France
© Air de Paris
A truly interesting gallery, it something you shouldn't miss out in if in France.
33) Yvon Lambert Paris, France
© Yvon Lambert
A historic gallery, Yvon Lambert "presents American artists, pioneers of minimal art, conceptual art, and land art such as Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long [and] Brice Marden."
34) Herald St London, England
© Herald St
A great contemporary gallery that attracts some truly incredible artists including their latest exhibit from Ida Ekblad.
35) Peres Projects Berlin Germany
© Peres Project
Pere Project is a contemporary art gallery that represents some of the brightest American and European artists working today.
36) Morrison Hotel Gallery New York, NY
© Morrison Hotel Gallery
Founded by Peter Blachley, Richard Horowitz and Henry Diltz—folks with prominent roles in the music industry—the Morrison Hotel Gallery is dedicated to curating fine art music photography. Oh, and the Resource staff loves to party with them.
37) Maureen Paley London, England
One of the first art galleries "to promote contemporary art in East End," the Maureen Paley Gallery is a fantastic locale to see some truly innovative artists.
38) David Kordansky Los Angeles, CA
Seen as the champion of emerging artists in the Los Angeles, David Jordansky is the perfect place to see California's finest.
39) Greene Naftali New York, NY
© Greene Naftali via Harun Farocki's exhibit
Greene Naftali is a place to see some ground-breaking pieces that transverse all forms of media.
40) Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Cologne and Los Angeles
© Sprüth Magers
Sprüth Magers, a truly global company, has expanded so much due to their ability "to accompany, promote and support the developments of contemporary art."
41) Bureau New York, NY
Another great gallery that works with international artists of all levels, the Bureau is another venue on the short list of must visit places in New York City.
42) Anton Kern Gallery New York, NY
© Anton Kern
Another New York venue that hosts a wide array of art forms, the Anton Kern has a fantastic stable of twenty-seven artists at their disposal.
43) Blum & Poe Los Angeles, Tokyo and New York
© Blum & Poe
Originally starting in LA, Blum & Poe's exceptional skills in promoting and distributing contemporary art has enabled them to open more offices in New York and Tokyo.
44) Metro Pictures New York, NY
© Metro Pictures via Jim Shaw's I Only Wanted You to Love Me.
A gallery that opened in 1980, Metro Pictures was quickly put on the map with exhibits by Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, Sherry Levine, James Welling, and Richard Prince.
45) Gavin Brown's Enterprise New York, NY
Gavin Brown's Enterprise is a unique gallery because of its unconventional approach, which is something that started when "Steven Pippin [originally] transformed the gallery space into a camera obscura."
46) 303 Gallery New York, NY
© 303 Gallery
Another great gallery that has shown the works of Doug Aitken, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Rodney Graham, Karen Kilimnik, and Collier Schorr to name a few.
47) The Invisible Dog Brooklyn, NY
© The Invisible Dog
Another place that covers a wide array of mediums, The Invisible Dog is known for its atmosphere and its unique space that was once a factory.
48) Reena Spaulings New York, NY
© Reena Spaulings
A hip place displaying some truly amazing work from artists of all fields, Reena is an ideal spot to see the latest and greatest.
49) White Cube
© White Cube
A fantastic company with numerous eye-popping sites. Between the size of the buildings and the exhibitions you are likely to find various sources of inspiration.
50) Emmanuel Perrotin Paris and Hong Kong
© Emmanuel Perrotin
A gallery that launched the careers of Takashi Murakami and Damien Hirst, they're certainly not afraid to go outside societal norms which certainly separates it from most venues.
Did we forget any photo galleries? Let us know in the comment section below!
Our EDU 2014 photo contest is upon us and submissions are coming in. This year's judging panel includes Brian Matiash of Google+ and NIk Software, Vice President of Content at Shuttershock Scott Braut, Principal Product Manager for Photoshop Digital Imaging Bryan O’Neil Hughes, renowned portrait photographer Peter Hurley and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet. To help you get ahead in the contest, we're sharing all things you'll need to stay up to date as a student photographer. Stay tuned! [post_title] => EDU:50 Photo Galleries Every Photo Student Should Visit [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 50-photo-galleries-every-photo-student-should-visit [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://fraenkelgallery.com/gallery [post_modified] => 2014-12-08 10:05:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-08 15:05:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=42965 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42577 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-10-10 20:00:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-10-11 00:00:00 [post_content] =>
Men, Women & Children (119 minutes, Rated R)
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Written by: Jason Reitman and Erin Cressida Wilson
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dean Norris, Judy Greer, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort and Elena Kampouris.
© Paramount Pictures
Men, Women & Children is a difficult film to define. Basically, it shows the coming and goings of a group of people in a small Texas town. On one end, it presents the disconnect these individuals have as a result of technology, while some scenarios present an overly harsh view of it.
On the other hand, it displays melodramatic scenarios that have very little to due with the intended statement of the filmmakers. So what is it trying to be? This lost identity mashed with the constant presence of technology makes it feel like a Crash clone with a gimmick, which, besides visually, does nothing to separate this film from direct to DVD affairs.
© Paramount Pictures
While you can't blame director Jason Reitman for attempting this ambitious idea—looking at people’s lives through the technology they use—the film too often loses its way or becomes a 'Lifetime movie of the week.' Although there are certain elements of Men, Women & Children that are visually engaging, but the pop-up graphics of social media sites and technology only work to a degree. Reitman—who seems to be on a losing streak with this and Labor Day—and cinematographer Eric Steelberg did a great job framing each shot, making sure these graphics could be properly displayed in post. Still, it seems like they may have bit off a little more than they could chew.
But after awhile, these effects begin to feel like a gimmick; truly style over substance. To make matters worse, the script from Jason Reitman and Erin Cressida Wilson—from the novel by Chad Kultgen—is a mess of cliché ideas and blatant thematic threads. The Voyager I opening, for example, is drowned out by the awful narration from Emma Thompson and hammers the film’s overall message in the opening scene. The only thing that could’ve been more obvious is if they had a man pop up and yell “message!”
© Paramount Pictures
With that said, there are certain moments where the gimmick is effective. There’s the crane shot in the mall, for example, which displays a crowd of people with their social media profiles above their head, making an adequate statement about society. However, these moments of clarity quickly disappear as you wonder what exactly is Reitman attempting to say, losing the subtext with preachy writing and lofty ambitions.
Despite a stellar cast—Adam Sandler, Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Kaitlyn Dever (Justified)—the film fell short. Throughout its seemingly endless runtime, I wondered how it would’ve been more contained as a picture with less characters. Sure, it’s impossible to truly know, but I bet it would’ve diminished the forgotten plot lines, characters and rudimentary conclusion.
© Paramount Pictures
With highly melodramatic situations such as suicide, teen angst and peer pressure, the film is uncomfortably boring. Instead of using Reitman’s trademark black comedy displayed in Juno, Up in the Air and Thank you for Smoking (my personal favorite), Men, Women & Children is delivered with a somewhat pretentious premise.
In the end, we can only hope that Reitman gets back on track and doesn’t get lost in obscurity—something that his father Ivan Reitman knows a whole lot about. The idea of Men, Women & Children is great, which is partly why I wanted to see it, but it simply never moves past the initial gimmick. Instead of showing an intimate portrait of social norms affected by technology, the audience is forced sit back through dreck scenarios that could be found on a bad basic cable show. [post_title] => Scene It: Men, Women & Children Is A Gimmick [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => scene-it-men-women-children-gimmick [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-10-11 17:40:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-10-11 21:40:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/10/scene-it-men-women-children-gimmick/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42480 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-10-07 13:00:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-10-07 17:00:00 [post_content] => In honor of the EDU 2014 Photo Contest sponsored by Resource, ViewBug and SIGMA we've been providing various educational articles and how-to guides to help student and emerging photographers grow and expand their knowledge of photography. This latest edition covers portrait photography for couples. These 3 helpful tips for perfectly posing couples will ensure quality results and avoid letting you become a staple on the awkward family photos website.
3 Tips For Perfectly Posing Couples
Tip #1 - Keep it Intimate
© Anshum Mandore via Flickr Creative CommonsThis is one of the more essential goals of a couple shoot. The main reasons couples come to you is to gather an intimate, yet professional snapshots of their life. They want a moment in time that they can remember forever, but it's difficult to get that intimacy with couples who are uncomfortable. Be friendly at first and ensure them that you're a complete professional who knows what you're doing.Second, if you are not shooting in a studio, make sure you choose a location that furthers this comfort. This means if they want you to shoot in a specific area, scout it to find the perfect and most intimate spot.
Tip #2 - Know the Signature Poses (Be Commanding, Yet Respectful)
© Etsy Ketsy via Flickr Creative Commons
There are hundreds of different poses, but photographer Lindsay Adler believes that all beginners should start off with four: 1) While keeping the man stationary, the woman begins with her back to his chest; 2) The woman faces the man chest to chest; 3) She moves further away, with her chest against his shoulder; 4) she is behind him, posing over his shoulder.
Once you move past these first few, there are a variety of poses for a portrait photographer to master. It's basically what you feel the most comfortable with, which will have a direct effect on the couple you are shooting. Finally, various photographers, including Adler, have mentioned to make sure the models/couples remain loose: "Really pay attention to the body language in their head position. Heads should usually be brought closer together, tilted toward one another. This shows connection and unity as a couple and makes for more intimate portraiture. Distance between their heads makes them look uncomfortable and disconnected." These little things are what separates the the amateurs from professionals.
Tip #3 - Change it Up
© Sebastian.gone.archi via Flickr Creative Commons
Once you have the signature photos, do not be afraid to do some unorthodox angles or to experiment with how you shoot. For instance, use depth of field to focus on one particular object, creating a fairly unique image. Experimenting with "lens choice, crop, focal length and aperture" are fine as long as you maintain the couple's intimacy throughout. Constantly talk to the couples to ensure that they are doing fine, but also make them feel a part of the process, which will result in the best photos possible.
Our EDU 2014 photo contest is upon us and submissions are coming in. This year's judging panel includes Brian Matiash of Google+ and NIk Software, Vice President of Content at Shuttershock Scott Braut, Principal Product Manager for Photoshop Digital Imaging Bryan O’Neil Hughes, renowned portrait photographer Peter Hurley and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet. To help you get ahead in the contest, we're a variety of the tips and tricks you'll need to take an awesome image. Stay tuned! [post_title] => EDU: 3 Tips For Perfectly Posing Couples [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => tips-for-perfectly-posing-couples [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://blog.sigmaphoto.com/2014/how-to-pose-couples/ [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 17:31:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 22:31:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/10/edu-how-to-perfectly-pose-couples/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42475 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-10-03 11:58:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-10-03 15:58:41 [post_content] =>
Industry Icon Frank Meo Shows Photographers How To Use Creative Estimating To Connect With Their Clients
Longtime contributor to Resource Magazine, Frank Meo is hosting an important event that all prospecting photographers and entrepreneurs should be a part of. The storied businessman will be at PDN's Photo Plus Expo 2014 in NYC to host a seminar about the art of creative estimating to help photographers better connect with their clients.
Now, for all who don't already know, Frank is a fantastic entrepreneur who created The Photo Closer—a website designed as a search engine that "promotes photographers of various specialties from locations around the world." Frank himself has been in the industry for over 25 years and has worked as a director of photography for Getty Images and founded Meo Represents, a photo representative agency. Most importantly, he has spent his recent years teaching seminars and spreading his vast knowledge of the business to up-and-coming photographers.
The seminar, which takes place on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., is a beginner class called Creative Estimating to Better Connect with Your Clients. Basically, through all of his travels and three decades of experience, Meo realized that, like, in order to work on the business side of photography, it's necessary to connect with your clients.
In the creative estimating seminar, he will discuss "creative ways to connect with clients via the estimating process, using actual bids to illustrate how a photographer can become a valued partner in this process."For Meo, he believes that in order to secure a bid, you must get past the numbers and actually understand the photographer's wants and desires—but this is just scratching the surface. He will also provide knowledge on specific roles such as art buyer, creative director for the estimation process, how to remain confident with the worry of underbidding and many other vital skills for potential businessmen.
Head over to the seminar page to read the full details, and if you want to learn more about Meo's The Photo Closer then check out his site. Also read his previous writings for Resource. [post_title] => Creative Estimating To Better Connect With Your Clients [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => creative-estimating-connect-with-clients [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-10-03 11:58:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-10-03 15:58:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/10/creative-estimating-connect-with-clients/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42493 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-10-02 13:00:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-10-02 17:00:00 [post_content] =>
Tripods 101 - How And When To Use One Tripods are an ever essential element of photography. Yes, guerrilla photographing works when shooting that way benefits the intention of the shot: also, sometimes you will not be able to set up a tripod, have the time or the guerrilla technique intentionally creates a personal distortion. But most of the time, it is essential to use a tripod, which means you also have to learn how to use it. We've put together this post called Tripods 101 to provide all of our emerging and student photographers out there with some quick tips and tricks on making the most of tripods and making sure you're using one when it's most important. So first, where and why are you going to use a tripod? Most of the time you are going to want a stable photograph, which means a tripod is essential to a photographers day to day life. Again, handheld shots provide a vital service, yet that does not mean it should be the only way you shoot: to become a well-rounded professional, a tripod is going to enable you to experiment with various techniquesFor instance, a tripod makes it easier to shoot items in motion: if one was to shoot a bicyclist peddling past, the stand allows them to photograph the object in motion at a slow shutter speed. This allows the photographer various abilities, including "rendering the focused object sharp and the background as blurred streaks." Basically, this gives the photographer "more control of their depth of field—you can shoot at any aperture and ISO you like"Its use even slows down the user, giving them the opportunity to focus more time on their framework, composition and lighting: which will drastically improve any photo. And finally, when it comes to experimenting with different types of shots—panorama or time lapse—tripods are truly the best way to go: with it just making the entire process, from framing to shooting, easier. As previously mentioned, tripod set ups are not as easy as one would think: plenty of professionals know that it takes time and practice. Use a tripod as an extension of the camera: so when you meticulously plan out a shot, make sure to factor in the stand and use it to the extent of its capabilities. In other words, frame your shot and know exactly what you want. Once that is complete, begin the stabilization process: make sure to use a good surface (unless you have one of those Joby Gorillapods). Essentially, make sure all the locks are set and it is important to weigh it down—with the amount of weight depending on the size of the camera.Finally, some of the more talented experts have mentioned that it is important to turn off specific camera features. This includes the mirror uplock mode "when using shutter speeds between 1/50 and 1 second" and the vibration reduction mode—both will hinder the overall sharpness of a shot, while shooting at a lower shutter speed.With that said, tripods are essentially the best way to get a steadied and focus shot. Again, there are times when handheld photos are necessary, but all professionals on every level use this very important object. Be sure to implement one into your routine and to constantly challenge yourself with new and interesting techniques: the only way to improve is to conquer your weaknesses.
Our EDU 2014 photo contest is upon us and submissions are coming in. This year's judging panel includes Brian Matiash of Google+ and NIk Software, Vice President of Content at Shuttershock Scott Braut, Principal Product Manager for Photoshop Digital Imaging Bryan O’Neil Hughes, renowned portrait photographer Peter Hurley and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet. To help you get ahead in the contest, we're sharing all of the tips and tricks you'll need to take an awesome image. Stay tuned!
Special thanks to our friends over at Why Tripod! [post_title] => Tripods 101 - How And When To Use One [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => tripods-101-how-and-when [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://whytripod.com/tripod-tutorials/ [post_modified] => 2014-10-06 15:12:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-10-06 19:12:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/10/tripods-101-how-and-when/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42084 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-09-16 12:41:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-09-16 16:41:19 [post_content] => If you've been around children, you know that they can range from sweet little angels to hell on wheels. Regardless of which demeanor is presented during a photo session, all children need to be directed and encouraged during this time. Here are a handful of tips and tricks to capturing perfect kid photos that I have gathered through my years of portrait photography.
Capturing Perfect Kid Photos 1. Consultation The value of consulting either over the phone or, better yet, one on one with my clients enables me to understand what the family truly wants out of my time with them. In regards to the children, this is when I learn the children’s personalities, character and things they enjoy. This is incredibly valuable to know prior to my session.2. Bring a Gift When young children are involved, I always bring a gift for each child. Nothing expensive or over the top, just something small to help the children warm up to me. The dollar store, a paper bag and tissue paper are usually my routine.3. Eye to EyeLittle people can’t look into the eyes of an adult towering over them. So when I meet children for the first time, I kneel down so we are eye to eye. I explain, in little people language, why I am there, even though the parents have probably told them many times over. It is important that I communicate to the child that I am there for them as well. I ask little people questions. “What’s your favorite color? Tell me about your favorite toy?” My response always validates their interest. For example my response would go like this, “Wow that is one of my favorite colors too! Or my kids love that toy too.” I show them the wrapped gift and explain that the gift is just for them, after they do a good job![caption id="attachment_42166" align="alignnone" width="640"] © Emily Murphy[/caption]
If I have a really distracted child or a strong-willed one, I keep a backup of treats in my pocket like starburst or gummies. Nothing that will melt. I also pack a funny dinosaur hat that I can put on to be silly, which helps the child laugh and look my way. The hat is especially important if you are photographing a number of toddlers together.[caption id="attachment_42167" align="alignnone" width="640"] © Emily Murphy[/caption]
5. Play Games
Simon Says is a great way to capture details. Simon says, “Wiggle your nose.” Simon says, “Look at Daddy.” Simon says, “Close your eyes...Open your eyes! Uh Oh, Simon didn’t say!” A long look at Daddy, wide eyes, a smile and even a wiggly nose were all mine to capture.[caption id="attachment_42168" align="alignnone" width="640"] © Emily Murphy[/caption]
6. Adios Mama & Dada
Asking parents to step out of the site can be genius in situations where the child is clearly defiant toward their parents. Let’s face it, many parents are stressed out during sessions too and the kiddos know it. One on one with the child/children gives us the ability to work with less stress. Children typically obey me over their parents in situations like this; it also doesn’t hurt to remind them about their gift, if they do a good job. Not all kids will do this, some will burst into tears as Mommy or Daddy walk away, so I have to discern with each child.[caption id="attachment_42169" align="alignnone" width="640"] © Emily Murphy[/caption]
7. Take a Break
Breaks are important for families and for me. I use to worry I would 'miss the moment.' However, what I needed was to make the moment more pleasant and if a break helped, then that is what was best for me, for the family and the children.[caption id="attachment_42170" align="alignnone" width="640"] © Emily Murphy[/caption]
8. You GOT It At the end of the day, I can rest because I know that time was held still through the lens of my camera. No matter if the memories of that day were of pouts and tears or giggles and thrills that very moment in the life of a family was bottled and it can never be re-shot. I took pictures of my little sister one afternoon, little did I know those images would be used at her funeral a few months later. This is the job of a photographer, to make time stand still and to do that no matter the cost, sweat or tears and to know you got it regardless of imperfections and critiques.[caption id="attachment_42171" align="alignnone" width="640"] © Emily Murphy[/caption] [post_title] => Capturing Perfect Kid Photos - By Emily Murphy [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => capturing-perfect-kid-photos-by-emily-murphy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-09-18 12:34:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-09-18 16:34:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/09/capturing-perfect-kid-photos-by-emily-murphy/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41809 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-29 18:00:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-29 22:00:38 [post_content] => Ricoh Imaging has just unveiled their newest DSLR camera, which they hope will attract mid-level buyers to the PENTAX brand. Basically, the company has built this brand new camera, the K-S1, off of proven imaging technology like the K-3 advanced DSLR, as well as, “the distinct design cues and a flat field user interface.” As a result, the K-S1 truly appeals “to the next generation PENTAX owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera," according to its news release.The K-S1 has various features that allow it to rise above most mid-class cameras: it “incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor—super-high sensitivity ISO 51200—in-body shake reduction, an AA filter simulator and 5.4 frames per second shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed.”Also, we can’t forget the aforementioned ground-breaking interface, “which integrates a back-lit LED selection dial, four-way navigation, and a bright 3” 921,000 dot LCD that breaks tradition of the knobs and buttons found on traditional DSLR cameras.” Now, this is supposed to be the camera that introduces many to the PENTAX brand and it certainly does not disappoint; it has the quality of higher priced camera, but makes it simpler for even the, well, camera illiterate.Even Jim Malcolm, the executive vice president of Ricoh Imaging, explains why most non-PENTAX users are going to be more inclined to purchase the K-S1: “With the K-S1 we are building on our solid reputation as a camera company and inviting new customers to experience the PENTAX advantage. Our core PENTAX products provide an important foundation that the K-S1 builds upon.”The PENTAX K-S1 kit, which includes an 18-55 mm lens, is expected to hit the shelves in September 2014 for $799.99, while the body will only cost $749.95. It will be available through retailers nationwide as well as the Ricoh Imaging site. [post_title] => Ricoh Imaging Unveils Mid-Level PENTAX K-S1 DSLR [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ricoh-imaging-unveils-new-dslr [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-29 21:27:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-30 01:27:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=41809 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41798 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-29 13:09:48 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-29 17:09:48 [post_content] => As the title may suggest, this story is not a philosophical endeavor about photography. Instead, Resource thought it important to highlight the work of The Ones We Love. Aimed to provide "an intimate platform for photographers from around the world to portray the people they love, cherish and find inspiration within," the site was created and is curated by Lindley Warren. "I started the project because I was curious to get an inside look at the lives of photographers,and seeing those they care about and are inspired by is a good way to do this," says Warren. "While looking through submissions for the project, I tend to look for a feeling of honesty in the portraits: raw emotion is vital to this and I want the images to be relatable to the viewer. However, the images I select also need to fit in with the whole collective and be of a high quality, from people who are taking photography seriously." Now, it is important to point out that some of the submissions will be more intimate than others. For instance, the above photo is from Brooklyn's Timothy Mulcare, and his images also contain a heart-wrenching note to his deceased mother:"You will always be my mother. Forever the woman whose approval I seek, and the person that I strive most to make proud. None of us were ready to see you go, and it has been through these photographs that that has become most clear. This is a process of losing... Losing a person that we love dearly... But despite the loss, you will forever hold your place in our hearts."
© Philippe Gerlach Nevertheless, the varying degrees of emotion certainly does not take away from the overall impact of the site, especially with its beautiful photography that highlights the goodness throughout the world.Check out the website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr page. You can also purchase the site's first photo book and single prints here. [post_title] => Can A Photographer Truly Capture Love? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => can-a-photographer-truly-capture-love [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-29 13:30:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-29 17:30:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/08/can-a-photographer-truly-capture-love/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41787 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-27 20:34:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-28 00:34:57 [post_content] => Have you ever watched Shark Week and thought, 'Damn. I'd love to swim with some of those awesome, deadly creatures.' If you're anything like me then you probably never have, but if you're anything like photographer Andy Murch it has most likely been a recurring thought; and you just may now finally have your chance.
Murch's underwater photography has been revolutionary, especially if you consider his majestic, up-close glimpses of these predatory fish. From Killer Whales and Hammerheads to Giant Mantas to Great White Sharks, perhaps most notable is the way he shows the sheer scales of the divers in comparison to these majestic beasts. See below. Murch's images have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines such as FHM, Digital Photography Magazine and the Journal of Zoology. This is simply a once in a lifetime opportunity, and if Murch's photos are any indication you're certainly in for a bite (pun intended). [post_title] => Big Fish Expeditions - Swimming With Sharks [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => big-fish-expeditions-swimming-with-sharks [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-27 20:36:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-28 00:36:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/08/big-fish-expeditions-swimming-with-sharks/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41748 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-26 21:00:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-27 01:00:33 [post_content] => Do you struggle to get that perfect photo of your kid? Don't worry, you're not alone—but that's not to say it isn't important. After all, a photograph preserves memories and childhood doesn't last forever. Here are some tricks for getting great photos of your kids.
Murch currently runs Big Fish Expeditions, offering average people the opportunity to dive with Murch and his crew. Best of all, these diving tours take place all over the world, so you'll also get to see new places and the oceans that surround them.
Although the summer is winding down, there are still plenty of opportunities to see some of these amazing underwater monsters (check out the calender for a list of available diving dates and locations). For more information, visit Big Fish Expedition's FAQ page, and if you have any other questions we suggest contacting them before officially booking the trip—deposits are non-refundable.
1. Shoot in continuous mode This feature, which is standard on most DSLR cameras, will allow you to shoot several frames per second. Basically, if your child doesn't like to sit or stand for long, a continuous stream of shots is one of the best ways to not miss a second of it.
2. Distract them This is the go-to for most child photographers, as it's key to either keep their hands busy or to at least distract your little angels. If you keep your kid's hand busy, there is a possibility they will not get fussy or try to move. Letting them play with their favorite toy or even having a special item you use during photo time is a good way to get your kids to cooperate.
3. Think outside the box—keep it fun Another great way to keep it interesting is to make a game out of the photo process. There are multiple ways to keep a photo shoot interesting, for instance, a game of hide and seek. Ultimately, this will help you capture some completely natural moments.
4. Get on their level
Most children's photographers admit that this is one of the most crucial steps. If you get down to their level when speaking with your child in a way you're showing respect, and as a result he or she might listen better. Now, I'm not saying this works in every case, but it never hurts to try.
© Josep Castell via Flickr Creative Commons
5. Fill the frame After awhile, basic portrait shots get old and this was supposed to be a fun experience, right? Attempt to fill the frame with as many organic things as possible and go for a more natural shot. Bring your kids to a park or lake, and maybe even take them on a hike or bike ride. You'll be at surprised how many great shots you'll get. [post_title] => Tricks For Getting Great Photos Of Your Kids [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => tricks-for-getting-great-photos-of-your-kids [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-26 22:43:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-27 02:43:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=41748 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41744 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-26 16:00:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-26 20:00:17 [post_content] => When putting together a shoot, a photographer has so much to worry about things such as lighting, costume and camera settings, while sometimes you can forget about one of the most vital needs: food. Here's a list of 15 great New York catering companies to keep your crew happy and your belly full, in no particular order.
15. Fig and Pig
The Fig + Pig Catering Company is known for their "home-grown and approachable flavors." The company, which is located in Bed-Stuy, has an amazingly diverse menu that can feed even the pickiest of crew members. Supposedly, their signature fig and pig—a fig wrapped in bacon—is to die for.
© Fig + Pig Catering Company
14. Betty Brooklyn Catering
© Betty Brooklyn Catering Company
Betty Kalin, the owner of Betty Brooklyn Catering Company, has been featured in various publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings who praised her menu customizations. Her food choices are self-described as "handcrafted local and seasonal cuisine, which complements a wide range of events."
13. Red Table Catering
Red Table is another Brooklyn-based catering service that provides custom menus for every occasion. Most importantly, they promise "seasonal menus using only the freshest ingredients from the city’s finest butchers, farmers’ markets and specialty shops."
© Red Table Catering
The Williamsburg company Radish is one of the major players in New York's catering scene and has catered for business giants like Amazon, Calvin Klein, Coca Cola, MTV and plenty more. Radish promises simple but extravagant food that are alterations on the classics that you have grown up with.
11. Five Spice Catering
Co-founders Mukti and Imelda have founded a fantastic catering service that provides mouth watering foods which mix their love for California and New York. They describe it as "applying native California sensibilities within a New York context," but best of all, they take this style and apply it to fit your specific needs.
© Five Spice Catering
10. Naturally Delicious Naturally Delicious is another catering company that uses the freshest ingredients to customize seasonal menus for your needs, and their "chefs are happy to customize a menu based on your style, taste and budget."
9. Ryan Brown Catering © Ryan Brown CateringThe coolest aspect of this catering service is the amazing talent of the chef and founder Ryan Brown. A graduate of the world famous French Culinary Institute, he has developed recipes for Weight Watchers and various elite athletes. Needless to say, he's more than qualified to cook up a fantastic menu for your cast and crew.
8. Mint Catering
Mint Catering's client list is an impressively diverse list of huge corporations in different industries like Google, HBO and Twitter. As a company that was developed by the Tour de France NYC Restaurant Group, they promise that "with a combination of [their] contemporary presentations and refined global cuisine, [they] endeavor to create an atmosphere that will leave you and your guests with a wonderful lasting impression."
© Mint Catering
7. Benchmarc Marc Murphy is an extremely talented chef who has traveled the world and worked in five-star kitchens. Now, he has decided to come to New York and open up Benchmarc catering, which uses his "signature style of accessible contemporary cuisine and flawless execution," making him an ideal choice for your food needs.
6. The Cleaver Co.
The Cleaver Co. is a top tier green catering service who practices the "principles of sustainable agriculture, creating a strong regional farm and food economy."
© The Cleaver Co.
5. Neuman's Kitchen
Neuman's Kitchen is a 30-year-old catering service that has decided to implement a eco-friendly business model from the food all the way down to their renewable energy resources. But lets not forget that Neuman's Kitchen has thrived due to their luscious menu that has amazing dishes at every turn.
© Neuman's Kitchen
4. Blue Smoke For all the meat lovers out there, Blue Smoke provides an alternative to most catering companies. A personal favorite of mine, the selection of mouth-watering meats could provide a substitute from the usual craft services menu. But be aware—most photo shoots will contain a Vegan or two, so make sure to provide options for them as well.
3. Sip & Bites
Sip & Bites is a catering service that takes old school recipes and mixes them with new school flavor. The company's philosophy is simple: "good food and service shouldn’t be pretentious. Make honest simple food from the best ingredients you can get."
Photo © Sip & Bites
2. Marcey Brownstein Catering and Events
Now, if you truly want to impress someone, then Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events is the best service money can buy. Of course, the food is absolutely amazing, but the catering company prides itself on its flawless set-up and presentation.
© Marcey Brownstein Catering
1. Mooncake Foods
Mooncake Foods considers itself "fun, casual, Asian comfort food." One of their featured items is the pig roast, which also comes with cabbage slaw and fresh baked sesame rolls. Although the roast is a bit pricey at nearly $500, it feeds anywhere from 18 to 20 people. If you want to choose something else, Mooncake Foods has a diverse menu that covers various Asian cuisines, making this an ideal catering candidate. [post_title] => LOCAL NY: 15 Great Catering Companies For Your Shoot [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => local-ny-15-great-catering-companies-for-your-shoot [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-26 22:45:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-27 02:45:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=41744 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41739 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-26 15:43:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-26 19:43:57 [post_content] => There's a reason why some colleges charge an upwards of 48 thousand dollars a year and it's not always just about the education—it's to keep the campus beautiful and eye-catching. Here some awesome college campus backdrops to fill out the frames of your photographs.
© Mooncake Foods
1) Stadium or Sports Complex Who ever said size matters? Whether it's big or small, you can use a stadium or sports field as the perfect photo backdrop. If possible, get this photograph during a specific game and the people in the backdrop will liven up the photo even further.
2) The College's Main Building If you are at a major American college, the odds are you have a significant main building. I went to the wonderful Fordham University and that gorgeous campus had Keating Hall: a building filled with offices and classrooms. But you would have never guessed that from the outside—its rustic look mixed with a majestic bell tower would be a perfect backdrop for any photo. And as I previously mentioned, it is highly likely that most major campuses have a building that matches or surpasses this magnitude.
3) Theater or Performing Arts Center
© Lower Columbia College via Flickr Creative Commons - Rose Hill Center for the ArtsThe theater could be a good option. Similar to the sports complex, it can be big or small. But on the other hand, if you can get in with your subject while it's empty it would make for a much more personalized shot.
4) Library This may sound like a boring backdrop—especially when the library always reminds you of all the lost hours in that place—but some colleges have the nicest libraries in America so you should most definitely take advantage.
5) The College's Secret Locations Most college campuses are old and have secret locations. Although most of the time they are the worst kept secrets after about two weeks of freshmen year. Are you desperate for a shot that' different and hidden? It just might be time to do some late-night exploring, just don't get caught and don't blame us if you do.
Our EDU 2014 photo contest is upon us and the submissions are coming in. With judges like Brian Matiash of Google+ and NIk Software, Vice President of Content at Shuttershock Scott Braut, Principal Product Manager for Photoshop Digital Imaging Bryan O’Neil Hughes, renowned portrait photographer Peter Hurley and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet, we'll be continually posting stories to accommodate our student audience until the contest closes. Stay tuned! [post_title] => EDU: Awesome College Campus Backdrops [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => edu-awesome-college-campus-backdrops [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 17:31:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 22:31:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/08/edu-awesome-college-campus-backdrops/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41676 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-24 16:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-24 20:00:07 [post_content] => Perhaps one the things that limits young photographers is learning the basics through mundane practices. If only teachers or mentors would liven the lessons, using fun to cloak learning and structure, then maybe more children would be excited about photography. So to help today's educators keep their students engaged (or awake), here are eight engaging photo assignments to give to young photographers.
1. Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt could provide opportunities for children to learn different styles as well as basic camera shots. Do not make the student shoot solely the item, but instead make them photograph something in a specific way.
2. Limited Memory Card A lot like the scavenger hunt, a good way to teach a student the basics is to require them to shoot a specific item, but this time do it with limited camera space. Meaning, have the student realize the importance of a photo by limiting the amount they can take. Instead of just walking up and shooting an object, it will make most think harder about the preparation.
3. Story Time This one is simple: have the student tell you a story with a photograph. This will teach them how to incorporate multiple details into a single photo.
4. Collages of Specific Items Give the student the opportunity to choose any specific item they want from multiple angles and the more creative the better. Once there are a huge variety of photos build a collage with the student.
5. ABC's This one can be done in two ways: for the younger kids make them find things that start with a specific letter. Obviously, by the end they will have 26 photos devoted to each letter of the alphabet. However, for the older kids, this is an opportunity to see how creative they can be by making them shoot items that look like a letter. Yes, the latter is a lot harder to do, but for middle school children this could be a fun, challenging experiment.
6. Experiments with light Again, this is certainly for the older students, but once they start shooting at an advanced level, it is important to teach them how to shoot with lighting. Between ambient or artificial, it is important to get them to set aside time and experiment with what light can do.
7. Photograph Favorite Toy This one's for the real beginners such as children from ages four to seven. Having them shoot their favorite toy will provide basic lessons that are essential for future photographers such as points of interest, the rule of thirds and focal points.
8. 365 Day Project Since "selfies" are so prevalent, why not use this as part of the curriculum. Make any student document their feelings for 365 days with each day expressing how they feel. This teaches them that even the most simple camera shot can contain various details and emotional layers. Special thanks to Click It up a Notch and Digital Photography School for some of their suggestions. If you have any other ideas, post them in the comments section below! [post_title] => 8 Photo Assignments To Teach Young Photographers The Basics [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 8-photo-assignments-teach-photographers-basics [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-25 17:19:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-25 21:19:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/08/8-photo-assignments-teach-photographers-basics/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41668 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-21 17:33:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-21 21:33:09 [post_content] => Sol Neelman has seemed to have taken up a wonderfully weird profession: taking his obsession with abnormal sports and turning it into a career where he travels around the world to capture these unusual and somewhat disturbing athletics.With billions of people living in the world—most of which are crazy to some degree—there's certainly no limit to the absurd sports for Neelman to shoot, while these sports range from the extremely peculiar Quidditch or Major League Dreidel, to straight up deranged things like Flaming Tetherball or Live Monster Wrestling. Check out his 2012 collection, Weird Sports, which was successful enough to warrant a sequel.
Flaming Tetherball © Sol Neelman Now, it appears, with the take-off of his Kickstarter campaign he is off to travel the world and collect photos for the follow-up. And as his campaign suggests, this new photo book, which will be available in the spring of 2015, "isn't about creating a definition of what sports are or are not. It's about starting a discussion about what role sports play in people's lives. It's about simply celebrating fun."So it appears, at least to us at Resource, that Neelman has one of the chillest jobs ever, while he himself claims his photo books are "an excuse to travel and see friends across the States." It does not seem like his obsession with these sports, if we can even call them that, will stop anytime soon. His nearly decade long obsession lets him travel around, drink beer and have a great time. Can you, like, even ask for anything more? Check back for more details on Weird Sports 2: The Photo Book! To date on Neelman follow his blog or his Twitter. [post_title] => Sol Neelman: Weird Sports Photographer [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => sol-neelman-weird-sports-photographer [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-21 17:53:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-21 21:53:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/08/sol-neelman-weird-sports-photographer/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 41567 [post_author] => 28816 [post_date] => 2014-08-20 07:44:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-20 11:44:21 [post_content] => While YouTube can, at times, feel saturated with the web's most inane, mundane and all around dumbass videos, Vimeo has stepped forward as the online leader of quality video content with amazing videos from truly talented creators. Now, that doesn't mean every video on Vimeo is good but, more often than not, you come across some pretty mind blowing videos from some of the most consummate video creators in the world. We sifted through hours of online video to find 15 of our favorites to share with you and bring a little inspiration your way.
15 Mind Blowing Videos On Vimeo A great music video from the band O Conquerer, 'Fake Love,' which is from the mind of Christophe Thockler, beautifully mixes time lapse and stop motion techniques. If you have a few minutes, be sure to check this one out: according to the filmmaker, it took 150 hours to shoot all the photos and three months to make. In Southern Australia, you will find the gorgeous Lake Eyre: a place that is certainly on my bucket list. However, instead of spending thousands of dollars to see the beauty of this lake, you can now watch Marcus O'Brien's eye-popping Vimeo video. It is rare to use the words commercial and clever in the same sentence, but this Latin American PlayStation ad provides an entertainingly clever commercial that perfectly sells the system. If I had this as a kid, maybe I would have paid more attention in science class. So in 2010, Luke Geissbuhler decided, with the help of his kids, to send a makeshift camera to space. So with a HD camera, balloons, an iPhone (to hopefully track where the HD Camera lands) and several other handcrafted devices, they sent a camera to space: and this amazing video is the result. If you ever want to feel simultaneously inadequate yet gargantuan at the same time, then you seriously need to watch Clemens Wirth's Macro Kingdom series. It is a three part series that shows the ins and outs of the unseen world: insects, particles and microorganisms galore. This is the type of stuff I fall in love with on Vimeo; yes, this could be seen as a blatant Polaroid commercial, but it is a cool inventive idea mixed with some serious CGI skills. And best of all, it maintains a distinct style that certainly makes the product extremely memorable: at the moment the director, Francois Ferracci, is attempting to make this into a short series and if you want to see more, you can donate here. Now, this is an amazing display of child-like wonder and CGI; I personally do not know the budget of this, but this shows how good CGI could look if it is scaled down and the proper time is taken. The director, Miguel Ortega, also has a long history of visual effects work and if you want to see his past efforts, visit his website. An oldie but goodie, this music video is shot entirely in first person and is one long action sequence—becoming a testosterone fueled thrill ride. While this originally premiered on YouTube, this has since become one of the highest viewed videos on Vimeo, with 18.1 million plays. A truly masterful video, demonstrating how powerful/moving a time lapse shot could be. Dustin Farrell certainly shows he has the skills behind the camera, as well as, in the editing bay. The most viewed video on Vimeo, also happens to be one of the most gorgeous time lapse videos that I have ever seen. The Mountain, which was made by Constantin Philippou, perfectly shows the Milky Way galaxy along with Spain's visually pleasing El Teide. This is certainly a video that needs to be seen to be believed. The worst kept secret of Hollywood, this video shows how a lot of The Matrix was inspired by past Kung-Fu movies and Sci-Fi stories. To say that The Matrix is completely original is to say that Tarantino is one hundred percent unique: Tarantino's dialogue is what takes his scripts to the next level, but his scenarios/situations are clearly taken from movies that influenced him. While this is more of a commentary on the state of cameras in animal research, this still has some of the coolest animal videos that you will see on the Internet. And BBC Wildlife Director John Downer gives some very insightful commentary into the cameras that they use to capture these beautiful animals. As the title of the Vimeo page suggests, this video is a nine times awarded iPhone short film. Now, the coolest part of that description is that this was completely shot on the iPhone and it does look fantastic. He dresses the cell phone image with some lens flares and a cool color palette, which certainly makes this video worth a watch. Now, this music video from The Hoof & The Heel, is amazingly shot by director/editor Bryan Schlam. It tells the 'tried and true story' of the up and down struggles of love, but its beautiful imagery suggests some serious talent from behind the camera. A cool video from BYU design student Brent Barson, this is described as "a visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity." But the best part is that all of this was done by hand, with no computer generated effects, which is truly impressive. 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