You may have seen some of Erik Johansson’s photography composites floating around the interwebs. In a video from TED, he discusses how he develops his ideas and turns them into a final image. It really is a mixture of photography and illustration which creates phenomenal results that will blow your mind. The tools he uses are readily available, and as he says, the only limit is one’s imagination. If only I had his vivid imagination!
Eric’s personal portfolio is available on his blog.
This is a very cool shot of Taipei 101 taken in the evening by Flickr user yameme. I found this shot while looking at picture of Taiwan on Flickr (I have been their once and enjoyed my time there) and was amazed by the color and vibrancy shown. The body of work from yameme also has many other shots from Taipei, Taiwan and east Asia which are all excellent. Check out his (or her) Flickr photostream for more.
I have decided to see if I can make a few extra bucks on the side by dabbling in microstock photography whilst I fill in time between my day job (not much time left to fill in after that), paying photography jobs (a lot of time between them) and everything else I do (which has a habit of filling in more time than I can afford).
About a month ago I submitted a range of 10 images of a variety of subjects to what seems to be considered the “Big 4″ of Microstock agencies. It was interesting to see what was accepted or rejected by each agency, and what the reasons for the rejections were. I also figured it was worth publishing the acceptance results of my submitted photos and some comments about the process so other prospective Microstock contributors can understand what you go through when you set off into the world of Microstock photography. Continue reading →
I wasn’t going to enter this week, but I shot this yesterday and thought it fit with the theme. When I looked at the image on the camera screen I thought the subject looked like they were floating out of the lane and into the open street.