Our recent Tip of the Week was picked up by the wonderful folks at Profoto and mentioned on their blog. If you haven’t been by there, you’re missing out – they post a ton of great stuff that’s worth looking at even if you never use a single piece of Profoto gear. We warn you though – watching some of their videos will induce a pretty severe case of Profoto lust.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
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Welcome to Photo Finds, a feature where we point you to some of the best photography and videography around the web.
One of the most popular sliders that we rent here at BorrowLenses.com is the Philip Bloom Slider by Kessler. I was speaking about this to a customer recently and she asked me, “Who’s Philip Bloom?”
The question took me by surprise a bit. Who’s Philip Bloom? Who’s Philip Bloom? Why, he’s… Philip Bloom! How could anyone not know who Philip Bloom is?
Then, reality intervened and I realized that not everyone knows every filmmaker and photographer whose work I follow religiously. I’m “in the industry,” as it as, so I know darn well who Philip Bloom is. I explained it to the hapless customer.
“Philip Bloom is this English guy. He makes movies.”
That grotesquely understated and inadequate introduction notwithstanding, Philip Bloom is one of those independent filmmakers that everyone who’s ever switched their DSLR to “video” mode should know about. read more…
Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.
- I posted this as part of my Op-Ed yesterday, but it’s worth mentioning again. Here are two articles by Zack Arias on wedding photography, along with a video introducing one of the posts.
- This article and video comes to us by way of David “The Strobist” Hobby. Photographer John Jackson cris-crosses the country in a 1960’s van, shooting cars. Talk about dedication to one’s craft!
- Daniel Milnor’s Leica Files videos have become something of a staple for me. The newest one, #10, is up now. Nothing fancy here; Daniel essential just deconstructs an image he took with one of his Leicas. Definitely worth checking out.
- Our friend Alexis Cuarezma recently put together a portrait of 19 athletes from 14 sports at his alma mater, Washington High School. Check out this video for a behind-the-scenes look.
- Seventeen magazine has issued a “Body Peace Treaty” where they promise not to change face or body shapes in their images. Is this the start of a trend? I hope so – but really, a “Treaty?” This isn’t international diplomacy, folks.
- We love photographer Jay P. Morgan’s video tutorials. Here’s his latest on ringlights.
- And speaking of video tutorials, here’s one on composition for video, by way of our friends at FStoppers.
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.