If you are tired of the usual long exposure photos, then this post is for you. Japanese photographer Yume Cyan has spent the last month in the forests of Nagoya City, Japan, shooting some surreal long exposure photographs of fireflies.
His long exposure shots (often 30 seconds at ISO 800) were taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and 50 mm lens. The aperture was set at f/2.8 – this made the closer fireflies look like out-of-focus circles of light. Finally the photos were combined together into composite shots.
According to Wikipedia, there are more than 2,000 species of fireflies, but despite their name, only some species produce adults that glow. These lightning bugs produce the most efficient light in the world – nearly 100 percent of the energy in the chemical reaction is emitted as light. [Read more…]
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Dancers from all around the world stripped down to pose for Manhattan portrait photographer Jordan Matter’s new book: Dancers After Dark.
From London to Paris to New York City, Matter traveled to many different cities to capture dancers completely naked in public places. “Often in life we have to run toward our goals blindfolded, trusting our instincts to guide us. These images represent our willingness to throw ourselves into the streets without fear of failure,” Matter said. “Doing so led to beauty and exhilaration we could not have imagined.” Each photo shows how the dancers have left their comfort zone to pursue their dreams with extraordinary commitment. Take a look at some of Matter’s stunning photos shot in New York below. You can buy his book through his website.
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A team of doctors and researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have gathered an interesting new take on tobacco and cigarettes by comparing pairs of twins in which one of them smokes. They attended the Twins Days festival in Twinsburg, Ohio and met 79 pairs of twins in which either only one twin smoked or where one of the twins had started smoking at least 5 years before the other did. Professional photographers then took their portraits and a panel of judges were asked to evaluate the twins’ faces and rate their signs of aging. [Read more…]
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What can you do with food and coffee? Just eat & drink, right. But that’s not the case with Bernulia, a creative food artist on Instagram.
Guilia Bernardelli, known on Instagram as Bernulia is an Italian lady which makes amazing art with leftover foods such as spilled coffee, breakfast and ice cream too. But most of her artwork is done with spilled coffee. As we know, coffee stains are the really a tough one cleaning job, but this brilliant artistic lady turned messy things into beautiful work of art using spilled liquid and a spoon or whatever else is nearby.
According to her, she never plans creations in advance. Talking about her unique passion she says, “I decided to replace the brush with what nature offers us, such as leaves, fruit skin or just food”.
So getting inspired from nature, opposite of other creators who sketch objects with coffee, Bernulia crafted the coffee artworks based on spilled coffee, she edited and give regular coffee splashes a new form by turning into attention-grabbing shapes and pictures.
After seeing here artwork with coffee and foods, we bet you will hook on Bernulia’s marvelous art.
Now, just have a look …
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As fascinating as nature and wildlife photography can be, there are often beautiful and unforgettable things that happen behind the lens as well. Usually, these can only be enjoyed by the photographers themselves, but occasionally, we’re lucky enough to have a second photographer on the scene to capture these special moments. These photos are some of the weirdest, funniest, scariest and most beautiful moments that we’ve ever seen behind the scenes in nature and wildlife photography.
If you’ve ever captured a special moment behind the scenes, we’d love to see it. Please share it with us by adding it to this list and upvote your favorites, too!
Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/nature-photographers-behind-the-scenes/
I’ve been a mushroom hunter for my whole life. I can remember my grandma taking me to the woods when I was a little boy, encountering all kinds of wild animals, plants and mushrooms.
But I kinda found something special in mushrooms though, so I started photographing those miniature forest landscapes. Here are some of my favorite shots, feel free to share and comment.
King of the…
A mushroom on a mushroom
A little light
A warm place
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