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Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

Unique urban and industry photography – Christian Stoll

“Since 1991 Chris­t­ian Stoll has been work­ing as a free­lance pho­tog­ra­pher, now shut­tling between the two worlds of New York city and Düs­sel­dorf, Ger­many. In past years Stoll’s pho­tog­ra­phy has been a major influ­ence on the cor­po­rate image of global com­pa­nies like Gen­eral Electrics, IBM and Microsoft. With­out being com­pelled to show great­ness, he nonethe­less suc­ceeds in mak­ing great­ness vis­i­ble with his archi­tec­tural set­tings and inte­rior shots. In his still life pho­tographs even the most banal objects undergo a meta­mor­pho­sis, which may be the result of inten­sive dig­i­tal pro­cess­ing, which trans­forms them into objects of desire. Chris­t­ian Stoll works for numer­ous global brands and com­pa­nies and for their net­work­ing com­pa­nies and cre­ative agencies.”

Yeah whatever his pictures are good though see more here

How To Bring Out Authentic Emotion in Your Shoots

This husband and wife, The Youngrens wedding photography team write excellent articles usually posted on Pictage

“Jeff and I were just in San Francisco this past week and in the course of four days we shot three engagement sessions for three incredibly unique and beautiful couples. Each couple was very different from the others – their stories were distinct and their personalities were one of kind.

We absolutely LOVE that all of our couples have such unique stories and personalities – we wouldn’t trade this job for anything – but photographing so many different types of personalities can also be challenging, right? Wouldn’t it be so much easier if every one of our couples responded the same way to our jokes? If they all looked great in the same type of poses? If their senses of humor all clicked perfectly with ours? If every groom thought that Jeff’s monkey dance was super awesome and NOT totally lame?

The truth is that we have to connect with each of our couples on a level that makes them comfortable and allows them to relax, but it’s not easy discovering what those levels are when everyone is so unique.”………more

45 Clever Close Up Photographs of Water Drops

Water as a subject is something that is almost always available to a photographer (especially if you carry a water bottle or spray bottle) and something that can make a fascinating image. We have covered the great water drop photographs of Steve Wall in the past, so we though we’d put together a collection of other photographers who manage to show what great things can be done with such a simple subject. From those nice people at Lightstalking…..more

there are another 42 pictures here