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#4724366 - 05/06/10 11:49 AM ****INSPIRATION THREAD****
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Sup 'yall? I wanted to start a thread where you can post up cool websites, flickrs, individual photos, etc... Stuff that inspires you, stuff that makes you think "yes, photography is good." We all have moments when we want to throw in he towel, so take a minute to share what inspires YOU.

Please refrain from posting dozens of images at a time, use links for huge groups of shots, etc, just be cool. \:D

To start it off, my favorite car photographers right now:

http://www.piepenburg.de/
http://www.matscordt.com/
http://romerphotography.eu/
http://www.duribeiro.com.br/
http://www.jeffludes.com/

Nate

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#4724441 - 05/06/10 12:09 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Nate047]
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my main one right now is Phillip Bloom, hes a photographer/vidoegrapher, i also like Vincent Laforet

http://philipbloom.co.uk/

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#4724506 - 05/06/10 12:29 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: jon!]
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I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205

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#4724707 - 05/06/10 01:33 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: PA2KFBPSI]
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 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205


chase jarvis is cool, i never really looked at much of his photography stuff, but wow its really good.

(he helped a lot on that 3 day DSLR Film workshop that Vincent Laforet put on last week)

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#4724791 - 05/06/10 01:54 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: jon!]
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Also, here are 2 "resource" websites I browse a lot. Both have a HUGE variety of professional photographers, graphic artists, re-touchers, etc... Great place to steal ideas from lol. ;\)

http://www.inpholio.com
http://www.productionparadise.com

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#4724915 - 05/06/10 02:17 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Nate047]
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#4724927 - 05/06/10 02:20 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: jon!]
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 Originally Posted By: jon!
 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205


chase jarvis is cool, i never really looked at much of his photography stuff, but wow its really good.

(he helped a lot on that 3 day DSLR Film workshop that Vincent Laforet put on last week)


you can download the videos now for a fee ($129): http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2010/05/06/3-day-hddslr-workshop-now-available/

but that $129 gets you around 16 hours of videos

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#4724949 - 05/06/10 02:26 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Lafora]
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You Nathan. You. I want to shoot cars like the great Nate Fagssler.
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#4725029 - 05/06/10 02:47 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: MIGHTY gb]
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Check these out. 30 inspiring photos taken in natural light

an example:



http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/30-magical-examples-of-natural-light-photography

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#4725040 - 05/06/10 02:52 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: mrbeefhead]
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http://www.natehasslerphoto.com/
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#4725047 - 05/06/10 02:56 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: mrbeefhead]
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 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
Check these out. 30 inspiring photos taken in natural light

an example:



http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/30-magical-examples-of-natural-light-photography


How many of that 30 are HDR? Some look too fake to my eyes, others are just plain awesome.

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#4725051 - 05/06/10 02:58 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: PA2KFBPSI]
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 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
Check these out. 30 inspiring photos taken in natural light

an example:



http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/30-magical-examples-of-natural-light-photography


How many of that 30 are HDR? Some look too fake to my eyes, others are just plain awesome.


13% are HDR



....who knows!?

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#4725207 - 05/06/10 03:45 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: TheStupidFock]
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 Originally Posted By: Gb
You Nathan. You. I want to shoot cars like the great Nate Fagssler.


 Originally Posted By: TheStupidFock
http://www.natehasslerphoto.com/


Hardy har!

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#4725383 - 05/06/10 04:24 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: PA2KFBPSI]
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 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
How many of that 30 are HDR? Some look too fake to my eyes, others are just plain awesome.


I didn't see any that looked particularly cartoonish. FWIW, I've played with the HDR function on CS5 a little bit and while I haven't made any changes worth saving, it's not hard at all to avoid the cartoon halo look.

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#4725426 - 05/06/10 04:33 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: scootergeek]
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This one looks over done:


This one rocks:


Very cool site with lots of sets full of inspiring shots.

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#4725678 - 05/06/10 06:17 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Nate047]
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 Originally Posted By: Nate047
 Originally Posted By: Gb
You Nathan. You. I want to shoot cars like the great Nate Fagssler.


 Originally Posted By: TheStupidFock
http://www.natehasslerphoto.com/


Hardy har!

Nate


Despite the fagssler though, I am serious. I'd love to shoot cars like you.
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#4726076 - 05/06/10 08:53 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: PA2KFBPSI]
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 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
This one looks over done:



It's obviously been worked over, but no halos = no problem for me. I quite like it.

cheers,
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#4726430 - 05/06/10 11:44 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: MIGHTY gb]
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Well thank you Kyle, that means a lot. \:\) I do need to update my website though

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#4726811 - 05/07/10 07:57 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: mrbeefhead]
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 Originally Posted By: mrbeefhead
 Originally Posted By: jon!
 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI
I follow these tree photographers on Facebook

Jesse Estes (first seen on CSI POTD)
http://www.jesse-estes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasone

Joe McNally (recommended read by Eric)
http://www.joemcnally.com

Chase Jarvis (not sure why)
http://www.chasejarvis.com

I also have a couple friends inspire me.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaomiatkinsphotography.blogspot.com%2F&h=9e22f
http://forums.clubsi.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4649205


chase jarvis is cool, i never really looked at much of his photography stuff, but wow its really good.

(he helped a lot on that 3 day DSLR Film workshop that Vincent Laforet put on last week)


you can download the videos now for a fee ($129): http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2010/05/06/3-day-hddslr-workshop-now-available/

but that $129 gets you around 16 hours of videos


I caught most of it live. (caught about 5-6 hours on friday, and all 9 hours on sunday)

Really good stuff. A lot of it was review for me, this would have been amazingly helpful and saved me a ton of headaches if i could have had this a year ago when i was just starting, lol.

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#4726886 - 05/07/10 08:30 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: jon!]
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I'm really into surf photography, that would be my dream job (besides being a pro surfer). These guys inspire me, even though I haven't been able to get to the beach much lately.

Aaron Chang
http://www.aaronchanggallery.com

Jeff Divine
http://www.jeffdivinesurf.com

Tom Servais
http://www.tomservais.com

Sean Davey
http://www.seandavey.com

Drew Brophy (he's more of an artist. he does some unreal shit)
http://www.drewbrophy.com


And I can't forget....you guys inspire me, honestly. You all have a unique style which is awesome and helps me to want to get out there and become a better photographer.
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#4727173 - 05/07/10 10:11 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Chadbrochills]
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Since I'm an art school fag, I probably draw more from mid 20th century film photographers than current digital shooters. But I think these guys are all worth knowing:

Joel Meyerowitz
http://www.joelmeyerowitz.com/photography/index.html

William Klein
http://www.masters-of-photography.com/K/klein/klein3.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V_F_MDfB2g

Robert Frank
http://www.metmuseum.org/special/robert_frank/images.asp

Oh, and I heartily recommend following Magnum Photos on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/MagnumPhotos

I read a bunch of modern blogs, but usually for technical or philosophical nourishment rather than graphic inspiration. Maybe we could do a thread on that too (or add them to this one?).

cheers,
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#4727362 - 05/07/10 11:05 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Chadbrochills]
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this must seem cliche at this point, but after being shown Richard Avedon's work, I fell in love with it.
http://www.richardavedon.com/

I really need to play with people more. His work, while not pretty, never seemed ugly. It was just disarming.

Chase Jarvis is great because he is willing to dissect his work for us. I'm not a huge fan of the results, but seeing the process makes the whole thing more....accessible or approachable.

+1 on the Nate love. There's an awesome Jedermann quality to seeing him/you post here and then see this killer stuff posted too. rock on, dude.
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#4727371 - 05/07/10 11:09 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Nate047]
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 Originally Posted By: Nate047
Well thank you Kyle, that means a lot. \:\) I do need to update my website though

Nate


I too would have to agree with what Kyle said, as well as you needing to update your site. :p <3

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#4731330 - 05/09/10 06:00 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: TheStupidFock]
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If any of you are interested in learning more about off-camera lighting or are afraid of how to begin with it, get the OneLight DVD from this guy:
http://www.zackarias.com

I watched this yesterday and now everything makes so much sense. I'm horribly inspired now to get out and try to do some of what he did.

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#4731515 - 05/09/10 08:06 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: 10PlanesCrashing]
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New one for me today:

http://phamster.shuttrr.com/

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#4741032 - 05/12/10 08:47 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: PA2KFBPSI]
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awesome cgi/composite work

http://www.taylorjames.com/cgi-retouching/index.php

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#4741444 - 05/13/10 12:35 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: busfare]
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Great link!

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#4741447 - 05/13/10 12:37 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Nate047]
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Speaking of re-touchers/C.G.I... Here's a VERY talented guy who's work you will recognize some of...

http://www.justinpaguia.com/

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#4741460 - 05/13/10 12:53 AM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Nate047]
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Another... A photographer I used to assist in Portland uses these guys. Their site is "meh" but there work is good.

http://wvcolor.com/

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#4742659 - 05/13/10 01:45 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: Nate047]
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Gordon Parks - http://pdngallery.com/legends/parks/

cheers,
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#4743052 - 05/13/10 03:39 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: scootergeek]
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http://www.bymichaelo.com/
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#4787100 - 06/01/10 01:39 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: TheStupidFock]
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http://www.life.com/image/ugc1029742/in-gallery/39632/at-war-photographers-best-shots just wow, so much emotion in these images.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photography/?source=NavPhoHome I read the magazine a lot as a kid and I think it shaped my visual preferences.

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#4787189 - 06/01/10 02:06 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: PA2KFBPSI]
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 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photography/?source=NavPhoHome I read the magazine a lot as a kid and I think it shaped my visual preferences.


There's a pbs/national geographic special on Joel Sartore available from netflix (dvd or download) that's worth watching:

http://www.pbs.org/atcloserange/

cheers,
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#4787257 - 06/01/10 02:28 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: scootergeek]
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 Originally Posted By: PA2KFBPSI

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photography/?source=NavPhoHome I read the magazine a lot as a kid and I think it shaped my visual preferences.


There's a pbs/national geographic special on Joel Sartore available from netflix (dvd or download) that's worth watching:

http://www.pbs.org/atcloserange/

cheers,
scott


Is he using a 14-24 or 14 on the cover?

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#4787297 - 06/01/10 02:42 PM Re: ****INSPIRATION THREAD**** [Re: PA2KFBPSI]
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14mm, it was filmed in 2005/06, so the 14-24 wasn't out yet. He's switched over to digital now, but he was still shooting film on an F5 at the time of the filming.

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