I just got this email from adobe creative cloud that includes a tutorial on how to remove camera shake from an image. This could be useful in the future, particularly since I’m planning on shooting my next work in a place where I might be moving around a lot.
Bill Fink makes portraits of people out of their hair.
Time and Matter Photography
Over thirty years ago I started developing what I now call Time and Matter Photography; pictures made entirely of nearly any material or matter. Unlike conventional photography using silver halide or inkjet, Time and Matter Photography creates a historical, collectible artifact that can posses the emotional, or spiritual based on the matter used. Pictures can be made entirely from the ashes of a loved one, hair, soil, or nearly any material. allowing ideas to be turned into photographic art that is defined in part by the material itself. – Bill Fink
Installation art by Christian Boltanski
I’m working on a skill share powerpoint to share image stacking, how I learned it and how I do it. (For stuff I’ve already posted about this, see this post). This post will include additional references on image stacking, focusing on star trail style stacking and images by other photographers.
Astrophotography: Star Photo Stacking by PKM (instructable)
Photographer Lincoln Harrison captures jaw-dropping photographs of star trails. Shooting from the Australian outback, he spends up to 15 hours creating each image of the night sky. Shooting with a Nikon D7000, Nikon D3100, and a wide assortment of lenses, Harrison captures a large number of exposures of the foreground and stars separately. He then combines the images (sometimes hundreds of them) into amazing photographs showing the sky dominated by colorful star trails.
Further browsing Petapixel turned up photographer Ben Canales (see Zhang’s Petapixel article on him here) who also does stacks of stars. His website is here and a tutorial video he did about his workflow is here.
Example of Grant Kaye’s star trail photography can be found here.
Photo taken by a contributor who has lived though severe major depressive episodes as well as periods of intense anxiety and panic.
About this photo: “Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I just stop what I’m doing, take some deep breaths and look up. In this instance, the clouds looked like cotton balls and felt comforting like a warm blanket. Somehow the simple act of looking up, appreciating nature, and taking this photo, allowed me to move on with my day without slipping all the way into full panic attack mode.”
Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the drugs, combined with his medication and psychosis, led doctors in Germany to diagnose him with schizophrenia. He had to stop his studies at university and lost his part-time job as a tennis coach. Shortly thereafter, he decided that he had to change his lifestyle. He looked for alternative ways of healing, and ended up going to India where he did an ayurvedic treatment for 7 weeks. He discovered so many inspiring things that he extended his stay in India so he can continue learning and healing.
About this photo: “The picture shows the backwaters at Amritapuri, India. The bridge stands for connection. My time at the ashram I found out about Amma and through her I connected to God
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Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. She has also struggled with anxiety and disordered eating. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing. Her primary mediums are poetry and photography, though she has also been known to dabble in printmaking and other genres of writing. She seeks to understand her experiences and to connect with others through her art.
About this photo: “…Somewhere between depression and mania…”