Amazing photographs: 2014 WPPI awards

Feeling uninspired lately, never fear- these WPPI winners will definitely inspire you! There are many divisions including the (impressive!) high school division that compete surrounding the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) event held in Las Vegas every year. Even if wedding and portraits aren’t your favorite categories, these photographs are inspiring and cover many types of photography we cover in #GC3400 including photojournalism, portraiture, and product photography.

WPPI winners for 2014

WPPI winners for 2014

I didn’t realize previously that they also have a videography division. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can see the winning videos for some fantastic examples of engaging videos built on gorgeous photography combined with sublime editing to tell a well-paced story.

So, which photograph inspires you? Continue…

Photoshop manipulation is an art form

And if there is anyone that can prove that Photoshop manipulation is a visual art, it’s Erik Johansson. He creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible. Enjoy this great TEDtalk!

Erik Johansson: Impossible photography

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MET exhibit of photo manipulation before the digital age

What do you think the purpose of each of these was? What did the artist want you to see?

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While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existe…

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