Still life photographer Dwight Eschliman produced two Lego stop-motion animations for WIRED Magazine’s iPad launch issue. Eschliman says Wired ended up using the first one, Lego iPad, and the Lego Lamborghini piece became a fun outtake. Eschliman says he used two cameras tethered to two capture machines overhead two side-by-side Lego sets (he used the Hasselblad H2 w/ PhaseOne P65+). He started with all of the pieces on one side and simply assembled the Lego Car one piece at a time. “Take picture on right, move piece to left, take picture on left. Repeat 801 times.”




Gerd Ludwig on His “Invisible Flash” Technique

Posted by on Thursday September 29, 2016 | Lighting, PDN Video Picks

Photographer Gerd Ludwig is a lighting master with TTL strobe lights. He uses them in unusual and unpredictable ways to direct the the viewer’s eye through his photographs, convey a sense of place, and define his visual style. Yet his strobe lights are all but invisible, blending with available light sources. In this video, Ludwig... More

Video Pick: Magnus Wennman Pushes Boundaries with “Fatima’s Drawings”

Posted by on Monday April 4, 2016 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

FATIMA’S DRAWINGS from Magnus Wennman on Vimeo. Among three finalists for the World Press Photo short form multimedia prize is Magnus Wennman’s outstanding 5-1/2 minute video called “Fatima’s Drawings.” His “Where the Children Sleep” project was widely published last year, and “Fatima’s Drawings” is a continuation of his work documenting the plight of refugee children... More