The Ice Book – Pop-Up Book Brought to Life with a Canon 5D mk II [video]

The Ice Book (HD) from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo. “The Ice Book is a miniature theatre show, a pop-up book that comes to life as if by magic. It tells the story of a mysterious princess who lures a boy into her magical world to warm her heart of ice. It is made from sheets of paper and light, designed to give a live audience an intimate and immersive experience of film, theatre, dance, mime and animation. WeRead more

Google Art Project

Google Art Project has just been launched. It allows visitors to browse the collections of 17 museums around the world. Some pieces can be viewed at such high resolution that you can see individual brush strokes, 17 special gigapixel images were captured in 7,000-megapixels! Here’s an example: Check it out here: Google Art ProjectRead more

Becoming a photographer: profit vs passion

I’ve been delving deeper into the depths of photography lately in preparation for my photo exhibition, but I’m coming up for air for a moment to reflect on some points. There is a great difference between taking photos and marketing and selling those images. That seems like quite a basic and obvious statement, but until you run into the difficulties of promoting your work, it seems to slip from importance. If you wish to begin selling your work, be veryRead more

A Good Photograph: Manipulation or Skill?

I’ve decided to respond to Indcoup’s comment in a new post, so that this may be an open discussion for all to participate in. Regarding the photos I posted the other day, he said: “I’m just getting into DSLR photography myself and am rapidly coming to the conclusion that to take good shots, you have to be a good image manipulator as well. Into photoshop, learn how to oversaturate colors and adjust levels and you can do wonders. Not sayingRead more

Photography vs. Photoshopography

There’s a great discussion happening here based upon the Photoshop vs. pure photography argument. There’s been a debate for as long as I can remember over whether a photograph is considered a “work of art” strictly on the attributes of it’s own creation (composed entirely in camera via settings and available light), or if digital manipulation (Photoshop) is an acceptable tool in enhancing an image to where the artist originally envisioned it, AS the picture was taken. Interesting thoughts fromRead more