46 Famous Movie Scenes Before And After Special Effects

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Back in the day, filmmakers used matte paintings, miniature models and trick photography to achieve impossible looking cinematic effects. Today, Hollywood has nearly perfected the art and application of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in movies and TV shows. In fact, most film scenes that you think are filmed in spectacular locations are actually CGI composites shot in a … [Read more...]

Is That A Chameleon Or Two Body-Painted Women? Here’s The Answer

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Check out this amazing piece of body art by Italian artist Johannes Stötter. What appears to be a photograph of a chameleon is actually two body-painted women lying on top of each other. Stötter took four hours to design the piece and six hours to body paint with the help of an assistant. The final result is incredible to say the least. Check it out below. … [Read more...]

20 Photos Of Your Favourite Superheroes In Funny, Naughty And Unusual Situations

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Superheroes are people too. When they’re not saving the world, they’re pretty much leading normal lives like the rest of us. That includes doing household chores, running errands, hanging out with friends, goofing around and trying to impress the women around them. Based on this crazy idea, Indonesian photographer Edy Hardjo offers a hilarious glimpse into the everyday lives of … [Read more...]

These Clever Photos Of Miniature Figures Take You Through Life In An Ad Agency

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Every agency is unique in its own way but certain aspects remain the same. A buzzing work environment, difficult clients, weekend brainstormings, deadlines, booze-heavy parties and the endless debates between creative and accounts are just a few elements that can be found in most, if not all agencies. Ohio-based brand strategist Derrick Lin captures the daily moments of agency … [Read more...]

What Are Cinemagraphs + 4 Beautiful Examples By Ladbrokes

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Cinemagraphs are GIF files set on a continuous animated loop that give the illusion that you're watching a video. They’re produced by taking a series of photographs or by extracting sequential frames from a video and creating a smooth, seamless composition that plays repeatedly. The trick is to show motion using only a part of the image(s) while the background remains still. … [Read more...]

This Wonderful Project 3D-Prints Old Photos So The Blind Can Relive Those Moments

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'Touchable Memories' is a social project that 3D-prints old photos for the blind so they can touch, feel and relive their cherished moments like never before. Think of it as Braille for photos. Developed by Spanish creative agency LOLA for Singapore-based Pirate3D Printers, the purpose of this experiment is to show how technology and 3D printing can be used to make an impact in … [Read more...]

Ads Vs Reality – How They Make Food, Hotels And Models Look Gorgeous

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Ever wondered why your McDonald's burger never looks as juicy as the one in the ads? What about hotels that look fabulous in pictures but not quite as much once you're there? It's all about perception vs deception when it comes to advertising. Product photography is as crucial as any other factor in increasing sales - be it clothing, food, hospitality or the technology … [Read more...]

14 Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations That Will Leave You Amazed

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A wild imagination coupled with phenomenal image-editing skills makes for a killer combo. That's the story of Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson who creates impossible-looking images that seem incredibly real because of the finesse with which they are manipulated. Erik's work is a benchmark in terms of photo-retouching and he has been a speaker at events … [Read more...]

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos You Have Ever Seen

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If anyone who owns a camera is a photographer, then everyone who owns a frying pan is a chef. The art of photography is not about pushing a button on an expensive SLR. It's about honing your craft and capturing that perfect moment which, as they say, is worth more than a thousand words. … [Read more...]

33 Famous Movie Stills Broken Down Into 7-Color Palettes

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Movies In Color is a fascinating project by LA-based designer Roxy Radulescu. She derives light, medium and dark color palettes from movie stills and merges them into a 21-color spectrum. The idea came to her while watching Skyfall (2012) when she was intrigued by the cinematography of the film. After creating a color palette for the movie she decided to start a blog, which now … [Read more...]

The World’s First 3D Printing Photo Booth

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‘Omote’ and ‘Shashin Kan’ are Japanese for ‘front’ and ‘photo-booth’ respectively. No, this isn’t a language training exercise. Just some info you might be interested in after we tell you that Japanese creative agency PARTY has created the world’s first 3D printing booth called OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN. … [Read more...]

10 Great Landscape Photos That Are Actually Small Scale Models

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New Jersey-based diorama artist Matthew Albanese creates fascinating landscape photos out of meticulously detailed small scale models. Clever photography techniques involving scale, depth of field and lighting combined with innovative use of various materials help create these breathtaking images. … [Read more...]