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Tea Time

Published by Diana Tula · October 15th 2012

Want to get featured on our blog? Every week a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. Upload photos to your 500px profile, then email us the links. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. For announced theme and deadline continue reading.

This week's theme was: Tea Time

New theme is: Wizard Of Oz

Theme is open to interpretation so get creative, get snapping and send us the links to blog@500px.com. Deadline is October 21st at 12pm (EST).

Big thanks to everyone who participated this week!


     

Catherine MacBride

Published by Diana Tula · October 14th 2012

Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their wonderful photos. If you have a story to share or want to feature your photos send us an email. We are open to your ideas and photo experiences.

Today we'd like to introduce you to Catherine MacBride, photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. She merges paper craft, creativity and photography to bring children’s fantasies to life. Sorry about the copyrights, Catherine’s photos are under license with Getty Images.

Visit Catherine’s 500px page to discover more of her work, add Cath to friends or leave a note on her wall.

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City Rising

Published by Diana Tula · October 11th 2012

We believe that photographers make amazing videographers. Today's guest post is by Tom Ryaboi, whom you may already know by his “i'll make ya famous” photograph. In this post Tom shares the story behind “City Rising” video, a breath-taking time lapse of Toronto that he took while rooftopping. Enjoy the view!

When I started timelapse photography a year ago I thought it would be something I could just jump right into and master, as I've been taking stills for nearly a decade now. I was quickly humbled by the medium as I struggled to put together worthwhile footage after repeated early attempts. I soon realized this was a whole other animal.

Although timelapse sequences are composed of still images, the methods and processes needed to put together the final video are completely different. After battling with motion control gear, camera settings and aperture flicker for several months, it didn't feel like I was making any progress. I never had such a hard time capturing a vision with photos. But the more I struggled, the more I was intrigued: how do the greats like Ron Fricke do it?

Coupled with these challenges, this project involved mountain of stairs to climb, quite literally. After joking around with friends, we put together a list of buildings I shot from. Added together, they reach higher than 23,000 feet. If stacked up on top of each other, I’d be facing a hefty Himalayan mountain.

After much frustration, patience, and perseverance I finally felt that I was getting somewhere. The turning point came on Canada Day when I shot my first flawless day to night scene, albeit one that featured an overcast sky. The clip can be seen 1:30 of the video. At a certain point you can actually see some fireworks go off in the background, and that's what it felt like in my head too.

One thing that shooting a timelapse forces you to do is to look inside: after setting up your shot, there’s often not much you can do for hours, but sit up there and ponder. The relationship between the cold glass, steel and concrete below coupled with the often majestic clouds, sky and sun/moon never ceases to be a source of wonder. The purpose of what you’re doing becomes a frequent question in your mind.

With City Rising I wanted to bring others up to this perspective, and from here, show them the city as they have never seen it before — where the boundary between earth and sky is unclear and the placid beauty of the city laysspread out beneath you, quietly humming along. City Rising takes the viewer straight through rush hour traffic, to the highest urban peaks and the clouds above it all, in under four minutes.

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Thanks Tom for sharing and to you for reading! To see more of Tom’s work head over to his 500px page. Feel free to leave a comment below.

Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers. Do you have a video to share? Send us an email, we're looking forward to hear your ideas.


     

Men At Work

Published by Diana Tula · October 10th 2012

Want to get featured on our blog? Every week a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. Upload photos to your 500px profile, then email us the links. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. For announced theme and deadline continue reading.

This week's theme was: Men At Work

New theme is: Tea Time

Theme is open to interpretation so get creative, get snapping and send us the links to blog@500px.com. Deadline is October 14th at 12pm (EST).

Big thanks to everyone who participated this week!


     

Alex Koloskov

Published by Diana Tula · October 5th 2012

Today we'd like to introduce you to Alex Koloskov, commercial photographer in his late 30’s originally from Ukraine who now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Alex is a loving father who runs a family photo business and is amazing at what he does. Let his water composite photographs speak for themselves...


Liquid Flower by Alex Koloskov


Liquid Snail by Alex Koloskov


Magic by Alex Koloskov


Dior by Alex Koloskov


Splash Art by Alex Koloskov

Visit Alex Koloskov’s 500px page to discover more of his work, add him to friends or leave a note on his wall.

Feel free to leave a comment below, we love your feedback and thoughts. Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their wonderful photos. If you have a story to share or want to feature your photos send us an email. We are open to your ideas and photo experiences.

Thanks for reading!


     

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