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We love guest blog posts! Today’s awesome article on how to overcome photographer's block is by Nick Sparks. Nick is a brilliant portrait photographer from Denver, USA and we are huge fans of his work. Do you want to write a guest post for our blog? Get in touch!
When we saw this photo for the first time on 500px we knew it was our favorite and added it to Editors’ Choice. Since then the photographer Luca Gerda László has been getting many requests to share the secret behind her glow in the dark mason jars. The big secret is about to unravel...
The image above is one of my “most famous” photos and I got lots of requests on how I made these glowing jars. I decided to do a step-by-step tutorial for you and I hope that it will help you to achieve a similar result.
I have a lot of mason jars. Small ones and bigger ones, but I think big jars look more cute and magical. Big jars also take a lot of time to paint, it took me about 5-6 hours to paint the jar in the middle of the photo. Be careful with the paint, it is waterproof, so after it dries you may not be able to remove it from your clothes and furniture. Also, be sure to wash your brush right away after using this paint.
Thanks to Lucy (Luca Gerda László) for sharing this tutorial and thank you for reading! Looking for more tutorials? Check out previously featured "Coffee With Milk" article, revealing tips & tricks behind splash photography.
Let’s share your skills and educate those new to photography. If you have a tutorial you’d like to share, be it in shooting, post production or top tips for getting your work out there please get in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow Sam Cornwell on a journey, as he takes a traveling wet-plate collodion darkroom and walks in the footsteps of Fox-Talbot. The collodion process was invented in 1850s and almost immediately replaced daguerrotypes, which were all the rage back then. Collodion photography is a time sensitive affair, you have only 15 minutes to coat, shoot and develop a plate. Hence, you need a darkroom available at all time. Sam solved this issue by converting a 1970s caravan into a darkroom on wheels.
Sam Cornwell is a UK-based fine art urban photographer, documenting the beauty of the cities and urban life. For Sam, the most important part of being a photographer is not the equipment you own, or the process, it’s about being in the right place at the right time and having the patience to capture it. In recent years Sam has been working on many creative independent projects, such as photographing graffiti walls, beggars and experimenting with collodion process. Visit Sam’s 500px page to add him to friends and explore his work.
Last time we featured “Faith. Hope. Love.” — a moving tale of acquaintance that inspires and humbles. For more videos browse the blog and let us know if you’d like to be featured. Send in links to your videos to email@example.com. We’re always open to fresh and exiting content!