New Year, New Blog

Each new year we do some resolutions. Here’s mine: pursuing my dream, which is create.
Create photos, videos, interesting content, share, surprise…

That’s why I invite you all to follow me on my new blog http://valentinamedia.wordpress.com
I will share with you useful and interesting content on photography, video, design, social media for creators etc..
Plus, twice a week, I will post a photographer inspiration. Last week our inspiration came from Lloyd Revald.

You can also find me on

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See you soon on the net! Come visit my new blog…I will surprise you!

Have a wonderful positive 2013!

Vale

Levitation Photography

During the past years levitation photography became quite popular. On Internet we can see some pretty good exemples and always more photographers are using this technique, even in fashion photography.

While seeing this phenomen rising, I have asked myself, who is the inventor (I even googled it! ;-P)…probably nobody, but I can say that one of the first very successful exemple comes from Tokyo, by the photographer Natsumi Hayashi. You can visit her blog yowayowacamera.com, where she explains that yowayowa is a Japanese term meaning “weak” or “feeble.”
Since I’m yowayowa, it’s really heavy to carry SLR cameras around. 🙂 I think this last one is very funny, as her photographs, where she is able to put a sort of fairy and soft athmosphere.


Even DigitalRev.com had some (funny) tries with Leviatan Photography.

I have never tried to do such pictures, but after seeing so many good exemples around, I really would like to give it a try! And you?

What do you need?

– A camera
– A tripod (or a second photographer)
A lot of inspiration
– Eventually some post-processing:

I’ll try and post something here and…I really would like to see YOUR levitation photographies! You can post a link under comments. 😀

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Alberto Seveso photographs ink underwater in his newest series A Due Colori. The flowing patterns and colors are mesmerizing.

via NotCot.org

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

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What Music Would Look Like If It Were a Physical Object?

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Artist Martin Klimas came up with a clever idea: he put splatters of plaint on a scrim over a speaker and played music. As the volume was turned up, the paint popped up in the air and he captured the moments in a photograph. It’s a synchronized cacophony of art and music. It also looks fantastic. Source: gizmodo

Some numbers:

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF PAINT USED PER SHOT: 6 OUNCES
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAINT USED ON THE PROJECT: 18.5 GALLONS
FINAL NUMBER OF IMAGES PRINTED: 212
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/7,000TH OF A SECOND
NUMBER OF BLOWN SPEAKERS: 2

If you want to see more (amazing) pictures form Martin Klimas, visit the New York Times website.

A little gossip: Canon even made a commercial about it!

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In diversity we trust.

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley

 

Do you remember those old photographs of African-Native Americans or American Indians ? Keliy Anderson-Staley has further developed this type of photography, the tintype, creating astonishing portraits of Americans. As European, I also recognize myself and my culture in those beautiful expressions and diversity. You can have a look to a more complete gallery plus an essay on flackphoto.com.

 

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Holstee manifesto.

This manifesto matches with, at least, 80% of my to do list for 2012.
Do you recognise your values in it? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

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Left brain / Right brain

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left Brain:
“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”

Right Brain:
“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”

www.portraitsbybrooke.com

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Give Peace a chance…

…through Education

An attendee in the crowd holds a sign as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks at a campaign event with the Punta Gorda Tea Party in Punta Gorda, Fla.<br /> <p style=

An attendee in the crowd holds a sign as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks at a campaign event with the Punta Gorda Tea Party in Punta Gorda, Fla. Eric Thayer—The New York Times

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Northen lights

Göran Strand

Göran Strand of Östersund, Sweden, took a panoramic photo of Tuesday night's sights and wrapped it into a 360-degree composition titled "Planet Aurora."

The skies are settling down after this week’s big solar storm, leaving behind a gallery of green-glowing pictures as a lasting legacy. Alan Boyle, photoblog.msnbc.msn.com

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