Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 11:49 AM
****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Sup 'yall? I wanted to start a thread where you can post up cool websites, flickrs, individual photos, etc... Stuff that inspires you, stuff that makes you think "yes, photography is good." We all have moments when we want to throw in he towel, so take a minute to share what inspires YOU.

Please refrain from posting dozens of images at a time, use links for huge groups of shots, etc, just be cool. \:D

To start it off, my favorite car photographers right now:

http://www.piepenburg.de/
http://www.matscordt.com/
http://romerphotography.eu/
http://www.duribeiro.com.br/
http://www.jeffludes.com/

Nate

EDIT: stickie?


jon!
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 12:09 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

my main one right now is Phillip Bloom, hes a photographer/vidoegrapher, i also like Vincent Laforet

http://philipbloom.co.uk/


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
05/06/10 12:29 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205


jon!
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 01:33 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205


chase jarvis is cool, i never really looked at much of his photography stuff, but wow its really good.

(he helped a lot on that 3 day DSLR Film workshop that Vincent Laforet put on last week)


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 01:54 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Also, here are 2 "resource" websites I browse a lot. Both have a HUGE variety of professional photographers, graphic artists, re-touchers, etc... Great place to steal ideas from lol. ;\)

http://www.inpholio.com
http://www.productionparadise.com

Nate


Lafora
(Post Master Sr)
05/06/10 02:17 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Sports stuff: Donald Miralle

Fashion: Solve Sundsbo, Steve Meisel, Paolo Roversi


mrbeefhead
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 02:20 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: jon!
 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205


chase jarvis is cool, i never really looked at much of his photography stuff, but wow its really good.

(he helped a lot on that 3 day DSLR Film workshop that Vincent Laforet put on last week)


you can download the videos now for a fee ($129): http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2010/05/06/3-day-hddslr-workshop-now-available/

but that $129 gets you around 16 hours of videos


gb
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 02:26 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

You Nathan. You. I want to shoot cars like the great Nate Fagssler.

mrbeefhead
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 02:47 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Check these out. 30 inspiring photos taken in natural light

an example:



http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/30-magical-examples-of-natural-light-photography


TheStupidFock
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 02:52 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.natehasslerphoto.com/

PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
05/06/10 02:56 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
Check these out. 30 inspiring photos taken in natural light

an example:



http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/30-magical-examples-of-natural-light-photography


How many of that 30 are HDR? Some look too fake to my eyes, others are just plain awesome.


mrbeefhead
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 02:58 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
Check these out. 30 inspiring photos taken in natural light

an example:



http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/30-magical-examples-of-natural-light-photography


How many of that 30 are HDR? Some look too fake to my eyes, others are just plain awesome.


13% are HDR



....who knows!?


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 03:45 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Gb
You Nathan. You. I want to shoot cars like the great Nate Fagssler.


 Originally Posted By: TheStupidFock
http://www.natehasslerphoto.com/


Hardy har!

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 04:24 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
How many of that 30 are HDR? Some look too fake to my eyes, others are just plain awesome.


I didn't see any that looked particularly cartoonish. FWIW, I've played with the HDR function on CS5 a little bit and while I haven't made any changes worth saving, it's not hard at all to avoid the cartoon halo look.

cheers,
scott


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
05/06/10 04:33 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

This one looks over done:


This one rocks:


Very cool site with lots of sets full of inspiring shots.


gb
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 06:17 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Nate047
 Originally Posted By: Gb
You Nathan. You. I want to shoot cars like the great Nate Fagssler.


 Originally Posted By: TheStupidFock
http://www.natehasslerphoto.com/


Hardy har!

Nate


Despite the fagssler though, I am serious. I'd love to shoot cars like you.


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 08:53 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
This one looks over done:



It's obviously been worked over, but no halos = no problem for me. I quite like it.

cheers,
scott


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/10 11:44 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Well thank you Kyle, that means a lot. \:\) I do need to update my website though

Nate


jon!
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/10 07:57 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
 Originally Posted By: jon!
 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205


chase jarvis is cool, i never really looked at much of his photography stuff, but wow its really good.

(he helped a lot on that 3 day DSLR Film workshop that Vincent Laforet put on last week)


you can download the videos now for a fee ($129): http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2010/05/06/3-day-hddslr-workshop-now-available/

but that $129 gets you around 16 hours of videos


I caught most of it live. (caught about 5-6 hours on friday, and all 9 hours on sunday)

Really good stuff. A lot of it was review for me, this would have been amazingly helpful and saved me a ton of headaches if i could have had this a year ago when i was just starting, lol.


BMP GLI
(Post Master Sr)
05/07/10 08:30 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I'm really into surf photography, that would be my dream job (besides being a pro surfer). These guys inspire me, even though I haven't been able to get to the beach much lately.

Aaron Chang
http://www.aaronchanggallery.com

Jeff Divine
http://www.jeffdivinesurf.com

Tom Servais
http://www.tomservais.com

Sean Davey
http://www.seandavey.com

Drew Brophy (he's more of an artist. he does some unreal shit)
http://www.drewbrophy.com


And I can't forget....you guys inspire me, honestly. You all have a unique style which is awesome and helps me to want to get out there and become a better photographer.


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/10 10:11 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Since I'm an art school fag, I probably draw more from mid 20th century film photographers than current digital shooters. But I think these guys are all worth knowing:

Joel Meyerowitz
http://www.joelmeyerowitz.com/photography/index.html

William Klein
http://www.masters-of-photography.com/K/klein/klein3.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V_F_MDfB2g

Robert Frank
http://www.metmuseum.org/special/robert_frank/images.asp

Oh, and I heartily recommend following Magnum Photos on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/MagnumPhotos

I read a bunch of modern blogs, but usually for technical or philosophical nourishment rather than graphic inspiration. Maybe we could do a thread on that too (or add them to this one?).

cheers,
scott


jsmonet
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/10 11:05 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

this must seem cliche at this point, but after being shown Richard Avedon's work, I fell in love with it.
http://www.richardavedon.com/

I really need to play with people more. His work, while not pretty, never seemed ugly. It was just disarming.

Chase Jarvis is great because he is willing to dissect his work for us. I'm not a huge fan of the results, but seeing the process makes the whole thing more....accessible or approachable.

+1 on the Nate love. There's an awesome Jedermann quality to seeing him/you post here and then see this killer stuff posted too. rock on, dude.


TheStupidFock
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/10 11:09 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Nate047
Well thank you Kyle, that means a lot. \:\) I do need to update my website though

Nate


I too would have to agree with what Kyle said, as well as you needing to update your site. :p <3


GSParker
(Post Master Supreme)
05/09/10 06:00 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

If any of you are interested in learning more about off-camera lighting or are afraid of how to begin with it, get the OneLight DVD from this guy:
http://www.zackarias.com

I watched this yesterday and now everything makes so much sense. I'm horribly inspired now to get out and try to do some of what he did.


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
05/09/10 08:06 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

New one for me today:

http://phamster.shuttrr.com/


busfare
(Post Master Supreme)
05/12/10 08:47 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

awesome cgi/composite work

http://www.taylorjames.com/cgi-retouching/index.php


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/13/10 12:35 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Great link!

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/13/10 12:37 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Speaking of re-touchers/C.G.I... Here's a VERY talented guy who's work you will recognize some of...

http://www.justinpaguia.com/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/13/10 12:53 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Another... A photographer I used to assist in Portland uses these guys. Their site is "meh" but there work is good.

http://wvcolor.com/

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
05/13/10 01:45 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Gordon Parks - http://pdngallery.com/legends/parks/

cheers,
scott


TheStupidFock
(Post Master Supreme)
05/13/10 03:39 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.bymichaelo.com/

PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
06/01/10 01:39 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.life.com/image/ugc1029742/in-gallery/39632/at-war-photographers-best-shots just wow, so much emotion in these images.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photography/?source=NavPhoHome I read the magazine a lot as a kid and I think it shaped my visual preferences.


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
06/01/10 02:06 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photography/?source=NavPhoHome I read the magazine a lot as a kid and I think it shaped my visual preferences.


There's a pbs/national geographic special on Joel Sartore available from netflix (dvd or download) that's worth watching:

http://www.pbs.org/atcloserange/

cheers,
scott


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
06/01/10 02:28 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: scootergeek
 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photography/?source=NavPhoHome I read the magazine a lot as a kid and I think it shaped my visual preferences.


There's a pbs/national geographic special on Joel Sartore available from netflix (dvd or download) that's worth watching:

http://www.pbs.org/atcloserange/

cheers,
scott


Is he using a 14-24 or 14 on the cover?


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
06/01/10 02:42 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

14mm, it was filmed in 2005/06, so the 14-24 wasn't out yet. He's switched over to digital now, but he was still shooting film on an F5 at the time of the filming.

cheers,
scott


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
06/01/10 02:46 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I would strongly think about the 14mm or the new 16-35 over the 14-24, if I keep my D80 for a while.

scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
06/01/10 03:56 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

No 12-24 interest, or are you trying to keep all your lens purchases FX compatible?

cheers,
scott


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
06/01/10 08:58 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

FX compatible

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
09/05/10 09:46 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.davehillphoto.com/



And some pretty awesome behind the scenes:

http://vimeo.com/davehill

Nate


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
09/16/10 07:45 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Here is more of a "teaching" website but trying out new rules and breaking them inspire me.

http://www.lightstalking.com

Here are some articles that I am reading:
http://www.lightstalking.com/histogram
http://www.lightstalking.com/golden-section
http://www.lightstalking.com/composition-elements
http://www.lightstalking.com/composition-techniques
http://www.lightstalking.com/rice-terraces


flyEX #1Administrator
(Post Master Supreme)
09/16/10 08:17 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

The flickr nifty fifty pool never ceases to amaze me.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/99827226@N00/pool/

or

Just explore: http://www.flickr.com/search/?


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
09/16/10 08:20 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

That is the wrong nifty fifty pool. I think that you meant:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/nikkor50mm18/
\:D


LNXGUY
(Post Master Supreme)
09/16/10 10:03 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Mike, I got one of those badboys in the mail coming to me!!! (50mm f/1.8 II)

MugenFreakSI
(Post Master Sr)
09/26/10 01:32 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Some great great links in here!

14-24 is drool worthy for sure, with having to get the Nik to EOS adapter. I just hate how there is no good way to install filters aside from the new solution I saw from Lee filters. Of course you need all new filters now ;).

One of my most inspiring links is a friend I went to school with, Lisa Wiltse. She knew what she wanted do and has made it her life. She makes some fantastic images.

http://www.lisawiltse.com/


TheStupidFock
(Post Master Supreme)
09/26/10 02:48 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I love Dave hill.

Billy Bibbit
(Post Master Supreme)
10/04/10 11:12 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Nate...you forgot to add the link from my signature!? WTF

busfare
(Post Master Supreme)
10/21/10 10:45 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

short clip of Chris Orwig on TEDx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsUXSRuV61o


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
10/25/10 09:50 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Oh, Mr. McNally how I envy your skills...and your D3x

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23kcMySgpzg&feature=player_embedded#at=17


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
10/25/10 09:57 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
Oh, Mr. McNally how I envy your skills...and your D3x

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23kcMySgpzg&feature=player_embedded#at=17


He's just ridiculously gifted when it comes to understanding light.

cheers,
scott


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/25/10 01:57 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Any one of you guys who knows the difference between their elbow and their ass could get those exact same results... There is nothing about what he has done there that is mysterious, or even difficult lol... It's a simple case of balancing strobe and ambient, with the right color temp. Pretty much, that's Lighting 101. Just sayin'

Nate


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
10/25/10 02:09 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Nate, it is not just the result it is also the ease in which he accomplishes the result. It seems like just second nature to him.

I might be able to get those results but I will have to shoot, chimp, shoot, chimp, shoot, chimp, curse, shoot, curse, curse, curse...and we are out of light...FUUUU...


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/25/10 03:35 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Ummmm, did you not see him looking at his histogram and adjusting? Watch closer. It's not like he showed up and nailed the exposure with the first frame. The video is only showing the final portion of the shoot... That term is fucking retarded by the way, everyone chimps.

Nate


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
10/25/10 06:30 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I did see that and in other videos he does the same thing but he gets where he wants to be pretty quickly.

My point was that it would take me too long and I would miss the light. The sun seems to set so quickly when you are taking pictures at sunset.


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/26/10 12:30 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Which is why you pre-light. Wanna know how many cars I've shot at "magic hour" aka "magic 5 minutes?" ;\)

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/26/10 12:33 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

BTW I'm not saying the man doesn't have some sort of skills. The look is nice, simple and effective. I just think 'yall niggas is nutriding a bit too hard, considering what he is doing is not actually very difficult, nor is it beyond the realm of what 75% of CSI:P&P is capable of creating.

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
10/26/10 08:05 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Neither is Ansel Adams's work. Just get to Yosemite and wait for the light. But somehow he did it and we don't.

,
scott


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
10/26/10 08:23 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Well Nate, maybe if your webpage/blog had tutorials or videos of your pre-lighting for the magic 5 minute shoots we could swing from your nuts too. Most of your blog seems focused on the post prossing and not the lighting setup. For more nut swingage you should write some books on the subject of lighting.

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/26/10 12:20 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Who said I want nutswingers I'm just saying... There are a lot of interesting people shooters out there, McNalley is not one of them no me.

And Scoot... I know you didn't just put Ansel Adams on the same level as J.M.

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/26/10 12:21 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Back on topic:

surf ---> http://inpholio.com/

(repost?)

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
10/26/10 03:34 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Nate047
And Scoot... I know you didn't just put Ansel Adams on the same level as J.M.


No, Ansel's images are iconic and McNally's just aren't. But McNally understands light at least as well and does a good job of trying to share that knowledge.

cheers,
scott


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
11/05/10 05:23 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

nat geo photo editor David Griffin at TED

watch it, it's worth your time.

,
scott


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
11/15/10 01:08 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Gjon Mili, proving that light painting pics don't have to be kitschy crap....



... at least not when you're working with Pablo Picasso.

http://hrwideas-blog.blogspot.com/2009/12/illuminating-history-of-light-art.html


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
11/16/10 07:34 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.aphotoeditor.com/

Nate


mrbeefhead
(Post Master Supreme)
11/23/10 04:20 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/11/national_geographics_photograp.html

/thread


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
11/23/10 05:20 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****



Yeah, that dolphin isn't suffering from pollution, he's playing with it.

cheers,
scott


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
11/29/10 11:47 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/40-great-photographer-portfolio-websites-for-inspiration/

scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
12/20/10 01:04 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

short Jay Maisel documentary


And an interview with him by Chris Orwig


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
12/20/10 03:48 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Been listening to The Candid Frame podcasts all day long and finally got around to David Hobby's.

http://thecandidframe.blogspot.com/2010/08/candid-frame-98-david-strobist-hobby.html

An outstanding interview, and not at all about technical lighting stuff but philosophical stuff about surviving outside the traditional newspaper/magazine world that's dying off.


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
12/22/10 03:42 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

For Jon!

http://digitalcontentproducer.com/blogs/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
12/22/10 03:42 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

For the rest of us:

http://janrambousek.com/

Nate


TheStupidFock
(Post Master Supreme)
12/30/10 05:30 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.bradtrent.com/#/Portfolio/Artificial%20Portraits/1

scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
12/30/10 09:26 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: TheStupidFock
http://www.bradtrent.com/#/Portfolio/Artificial%20Portraits/1


Part of me loves that and part of me is horrified by the post on those shots.



LNXGUY
(Post Master Supreme)
12/30/10 09:32 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

One of the guys around here that's been published in a lot of outdoor mags.. We chat back and forth on a few of the fishing forums we're both on.

http://jben.zenfolio.com


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
12/30/10 09:45 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: LNXGUY
One of the guys around here that's been published in a lot of outdoor mags.. We chat back and forth on a few of the fishing forums we're both on.

http://jben.zenfolio.com




LNXGUY
(Post Master Supreme)
12/30/10 10:17 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

He takes some wicked pics, the one on the front page of his site is sick. Such a nice shot of a steelhead in action. I think I need a new body and some wider glass to take pics like that, lol.

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
12/31/10 03:39 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: TheStupidFock
http://www.bradtrent.com/#/Portfolio/Artificial%20Portraits/1


Nice, lots of good behind the scenes tips to be gathered on that site.

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
12/31/10 03:44 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: scootergeek
 Originally Posted By: TheStupidFock
http://www.bradtrent.com/#/Portfolio/Artificial%20Portraits/1


Part of me loves that and part of me is horrified by the post on those shots.



Yea there is a lot of shitty post and I hate the way he generally places the ring light. The way it makes that unmistakable shadow just doesn't work for me, IMO it looks better to have some fill to alleviate those but what do I know.

Nate


LNXGUY
(Post Master Supreme)
01/01/11 11:19 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Another guy on one of the local fishing forums.

http://brandonbroderick.com


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
01/05/11 03:08 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

nice links guys.
thanks for putting them up.
i'm enjoying and appreciating photography more and more.
not shooting yet, but hope too soon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5NgG5koPZU&feature=player_embedded


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
01/24/11 11:49 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Some very, very good landscape photography

I wish his post production trick-bag was a little stronger, but holy shit the guy is good with a camera.


LNXGUY
(Post Master Supreme)
01/24/11 07:23 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: scootergeek
Some very, very good landscape photography

I wish his post production trick-bag was a little stronger, but holy shit the guy is good with a camera.


All those pics just look 'off'.


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
01/24/11 09:25 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: LNXGUY
 Originally Posted By: scootergeek
Some very, very good landscape photography

I wish his post production trick-bag was a little stronger, but holy shit the guy is good with a camera.


All those pics just look 'off'.


I think he has his camera set to "vivid" and the sharpening set to high, and so doesn't do any post, BUT the shots themselves...


Water in Many Forms R373N15 by Ken Hornbrook, on Flickr

... that gives me the warm fuzzies.


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
01/25/11 01:13 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Not impressed.

Nate


mrbeefhead
(Post Master Supreme)
01/25/11 03:04 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

this is impressive on at least three levels



Coz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/25/11 03:21 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nustyr/sets/72157618189304709/

crimson773
(Post Master Supreme)
02/22/11 11:18 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

for club photography: http://prints.rukes.com/

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
03/09/11 06:36 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.ambientlife.co.uk/

Some of this guy's stuff is very good.

Nate


MugenFreakSI
(Post Master Sr)
03/09/11 07:25 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Nate047
http://www.ambientlife.co.uk/

Some of this guy's stuff is very good.

Nate


His lighting is fantastic, but I don't care for some of the images.


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
03/31/11 10:18 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****



Gregory Heisler

Gonna go to a free lecture by him Wed: http://stl.asmpstage.org/articles/gregory-heisler-webster-university.html


gb
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/11 11:35 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: MugenFreakSI
 Originally Posted By: Nate047
http://www.ambientlife.co.uk/

Some of this guy's stuff is very good.

Nate


His lighting is fantastic, but I don't care for some of the images.


exactly my thoughts.


Kierf - ¿§?
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/11 05:29 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

One of my favorite photographers is Dieter Appelt.

A lot of his shots are self portraits.

I bought a book about him about 15 years ago and have never seen it in print since.
Found a picture of it on ebay.

Here are some of his images. Warning, there may be man bits.

More here, possible warning

If anyone remembers Nine Inch Nail's video for Closer, you may recognize Appelt's work. He didn't have anything to do with the video, but it was inspired by his work decades before (Appelt was born in 1935).


EDIT: PAGE TWO (for me) BITCHES!!


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/11 03:51 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Can't remember if I posted this link before or not: http://www.aphotoeditor.com/

That site has some really great content, I would suggest everyone give it a look just for a different perspective.

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/11 07:20 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Awesome automotive and landscape work: http://www.briangarlandphoto.com/

Crazy good re-touching house (peep the CGI section): http://www.recomfarmhouse.com/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
06/08/11 01:27 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.kayser-photography.com/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
06/28/11 07:40 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.steffen-s.com/

Nate


busfare
(Post Master Supreme)
08/02/11 01:14 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Chris Orwig talking about Finding Your Passion...at Brooks

http://www.framedshow.com/archives/1846


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
08/04/11 06:45 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Tons of nice wildlife shots and about a million chop worthy owl shots.
http://www.austin-thomas.co.uk/

Here is another wildlife page with some how-to information
http://www.richardpeters.co.uk/blog/



PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
08/04/11 10:27 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

For those on Google+ you may want to follow/circle/friend/like these folks

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/60-google-photographers-to-inspire-you


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
08/15/11 04:20 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

There's some really good photography on this site, although interestingly enough, the site is that of a re-toucher.

http://www.evaubani.com/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
09/04/11 05:21 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Again, a site of a re-toucher. There is some really great stuff in there for portrait and lifestyle photographers though, lots of fantastic ideas worth stealing lol. \:D

http://www.thehappypixelproject.com

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
09/10/11 12:54 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Chase Jarvis's interviews:

http://blog.chasejarvis.com/live/

Watching the Chris Jordan interview now. Good stuff.

I Chase


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
10/01/11 01:22 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

The Life of a Photograph

Nat Geo's Sam Abell talking about a book of his photographs.


burton71
(Post Master Supreme)
10/12/11 08:36 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://theberrics.com/shoot-all-skaters/arto-saari.html

MetalheaD
(Post Master Supreme)
10/12/11 10:58 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
this is impressive on at least three levels



Anyone seen an explanation of how a shot like this is done?


GSParker
(Post Master Supreme)
10/12/11 08:51 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: MetalheaD
 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
this is impressive on at least three levels



Anyone seen an explanation of how a shot like this is done?

There isn't much to it, honestly. You need plenty of light, clear water, and a great waterproof case (depending on what type of camera you're using). And good timing. I bet a lot of the blue was brought back in PP and then contrast was added since the water is probably somewhat murky.


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
10/15/11 02:23 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Zack Arias and Joe McNally talking:
http://vimeo.com/18022902

There's no images here, but a lot of talk about the business worth hearing and less bullshit than the stuff made for a general audience.


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/19/11 04:48 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I was just reminded that my friend Ryan, out of the blue, is a sick landscape photographer...!

http://www.ryandyar.com/

Nate


PA2KFBPSI
(Post Master)
10/20/11 08:02 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Nate047
I was just reminded that my friend Ryan, out of the blue, is a sick landscape photographer...!

http://www.ryandyar.com/

Nate


I <3 PNW landscapes. So much green and interesting topography.


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
10/24/11 05:46 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://nicholasroutzen.com

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
12/07/11 06:18 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.taylorjames.com/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
12/19/11 05:26 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Artist representation firm, there's a lot of good stuff in here:

http://www.wonderfulmachine.com/

Each city has a list of people they rep and links to the artist's site.

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
12/19/11 05:51 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I really need to #occupy Bruton Stroube's doorstep until they hire me as an assistant.

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
01/05/12 07:06 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.tomnagy.com

FFFFFuuuuuu this guy's good.

Nate


TheStupidFock
(Post Master Supreme)
01/05/12 09:28 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

That Swiss campaign is AMAZING

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
01/06/12 01:37 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Here's a guy who has some really interesting stuff... Mixed in, with quite a lot of uninteresting stuff. Worth a look though.

http://www.davewendt.com/

Nate


Lafora
(Post Master Sr)
01/19/12 02:05 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

that toy train series.....goddamn

chef
(Post Master Supreme)
01/21/12 04:46 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I'm a fan of Jered Gruber
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smashred/sets/72157627484288690/
Love his style. Dramatic lighting, sharp contrast. When the images are color they're generally very striking but not overly saturated.

He sold everything and moved to Austria to be with his girl, then married her. Spent last year traveling Europe with the pro cycling tour and shooting for Castelli clothing. He made a shot for them that they then loaned to the Giro D'Italia for whatever reason, and the Giro used it for a poster. At the route announcement for this years race he was there to shoot for, I dunno, Castelli I guess. All of a sudden he sees his image on screen. And then sees that it's being passed out as posters! The girls giving them out wouldn't give him one because he didn't have appropriate credentials but he finally managed to get a poster, of his own shot. Now he's come back, had to sell his bikes to have money, and finally figuring out what mistakes he made and how to rectify that. Someone even jacked one of his images from flickr and entered it into a contest somewhere and won with it. Rough lessons for sure.

edit-for the copyright lawyers, there was something going on where the Giro didn't necessarily have the rights to the image, Castelli gave them the image without understand what it was to be used for, I don't think they have full rights (to pass on the image) either, but I don't remember the whole story. I learned, as did Jered, to be sure to look after your rights if you pass around images or get hired etc etc. Nobody is getting sued, there's some sort of compensation being worked out, but I think it's more of a "we'll hire you to shoot whatever you want in this years race"

edit 2- also Kristoff Ramon. For similar reasons http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristoframon/sets/72157628475312363/

edit 3-fuckin a look at this, this is the shot that another guy poached and entered into a contest and won with http://in-the-saddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Cancellara.jpg

edit 4- http://gruberimages.zenfolio.com/p699890271/h9dcbe7c#h3ba2a73d jered's print sales site. did some more reading and found out he's only been shooting since xmas 08. he got a d40x, and has progressed from there to a d90, d300, d700 and now a d3s. and he's 28.

edit 5 - kristoff ramón knocks my socks off http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristoframon/3651387969/in/set-72157616349828254/


Lafora
(Post Master Sr)
01/21/12 06:10 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Personally at the moment: Solve Sundsbo

Reportage / Food: Penny de los Santos.


Lafora
(Post Master Sr)
02/07/12 01:05 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Someone sent me this guy's site yesterday. Nate probably knows who he is.

http://www.erik-chmil.de

Loved his portrait of Joerg Bergmeister.


chef
(Post Master Supreme)
02/09/12 11:11 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

This is my wife's uncle. Really cool dude and helpful to me.
http://www.artlanow.com/HarryChamberlain/HarryChamberl%20html/HarryChamberlain.html
he's most known for his food photography http://www.hcphoto.net/food.php


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
03/23/12 08:47 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.kennysmithphotography.com/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
03/23/12 08:51 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Lafora
Someone sent me this guy's site yesterday. Nate probably knows who he is.

http://www.erik-chmil.de

Loved his portrait of Joerg Bergmeister.


Yea he has some really good stuff. Some of it is SUPER bad ass in fact. I like his use of color.

Nate


burton71
(Post Master Supreme)
04/02/12 07:40 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://vimeo.com/39578584

scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
04/06/12 10:56 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: scootergeek
I really need to #occupy Bruton Stroube's doorstep until they hire me as an assistant.


I've got an interview there Tuesday.

\:D


MetalheaD
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/12 07:15 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Awesome pic for the Canadian paralympics:



Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
05/21/12 03:33 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

That is REALLY awesome in every way except for the lens distortion... How that slipped through every round of approval is mind blowing actually.

Here's a really aggravating website, the guy's work is great but the web design is like way too complicated.

http://www.timtadder.com/

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
05/21/12 03:47 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Nate047
That is REALLY awesome in every way except for the lens distortion... How that slipped through every round of approval is mind blowing actually.


Nothing wrong with the distortion.

And holy shit what a terrible web page!


chef
(Post Master Supreme)
07/01/12 09:05 AM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://ipad.matthawthorne.com/#portfolio should probably poke around to his normal site rather then the iPad version. One of his videos for a running store shoot was posted on iso1200.com (all video blog), I like his style.

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
07/01/12 02:54 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: scootergeek
Nothing wrong with the distortion.


LOL Scott, come on. Don't be a turd.

Nate


scootergeek
(Post Master Supreme)
07/01/12 04:35 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

 Originally Posted By: Nate047
 Originally Posted By: scootergeek
Nothing wrong with the distortion.


LOL Scott, come on. Don't be a turd.

Nate


It bothers me less than the crooked horizon.



Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
07/01/12 08:41 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

LOL I think we're in agreement that the shot could have been good, but it's not really "there."

Nate


chef
(Post Master Supreme)
07/06/12 01:24 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://plsr.net/ and http://www.workbook.com/blog/tag/matt-hawthorne#page=1 are pretty cool resources i just came across

MetalheaD
(Post Master Supreme)
08/10/12 08:58 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Not sure if this belongs here, but I think it's cool. A guy made a giant coin so it could be placed in tilt shift pics and make them look scaled down. Wicked level of detail.

http://imgur.com/a/n4gTq


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
09/05/12 01:50 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://jankowilliams.com/

Nate


Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
01/30/13 02:07 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.apostrophe.net/

Nate


busfare
(Post Master Supreme)
03/18/13 10:46 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

http://www.erikalmas.com/

Nate047
(Post Master Supreme)
03/19/13 04:39 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

I love his work, fantastic. Thank you for posting that!

Nate


trench301
(Post Master Jr)
08/20/13 04:20 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Railtrek Media - http://railtrekmedia.com/

My friend started this company to produce train Movies. He is the one who got me seriously started in photography. I shot some of the stills on his website but all the video work is his, and its pretty awesome HD stuff. He has two releases out so far, one currently finishing production, and a few more slated for release this fall.

Lerro Productions- http://www.lerroproductions.com/photo-charters/past-charters

Lerro runs photo charters across the country. He sets up shots of steam trains using period correct models and settings. I've been on two of his trips and both have been very educatonal and a lot of fun. I hope to go on a lighthouse tour soon.

O. Winston Link - http://www.linkmuseum.org/collection.html

Pioneer of train photography and night time shooting. Link brought the trains into their surroundings, really focusing on their interaction with the towns and places they passed through and the people who worked with them.


Duc
(Post Master Supreme)
01/20/14 01:01 PM
Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD****

Heavy Metal Concepts

http://www.heavymetalconcepts.com

Nate, Andrew, and Doug's websites
(each one of them somewhat helped me find my niche and technique for the photos that i take/edit)