Photographer Shows The Behind-The-Scenes Of Pitch-Perfect Instagram Photos, Again!

There’s more to photography than meets the eye. Every professional photographer knows that it’s almost never as simple as just snapping an odd shot and then editing it in post-production. A scene and setting must be well-thought out, then there are intricacies like lighting, composition, angles, pose, and other things that make the picture pop.

More: Kai Böttcher, Instagram h/t: boredpanda

The slight nuances are very subtle and hard to wrap one’s head around, and it’s very easy to underestimate the gap between amateur and pro photography. Luckily, there are people like Kai Böttcher who lend us a hand and reveal how the process looks behind the scenes. The pro photographer uses all the tricks available to create his own photos: from lights, improvised reflectors, to unconventional angles, and strange compositions.

Kai is a pretty well-established professional photographer, and the quality of his pictures is proof of that. His social media presence is also proof, as he has 687k followers on his Instagram and many more on other platforms. His success as a photographer and the techniques he uses go to show that these details, however insignificant they may seem at first glance, make all the difference.

If you’re hooked, take a look at the previous post, for which you can find a link here amd here. And if you want to see the author’s finished product, we suggest checking out his website and, of course, his Instagram. You can find the fully edited works that you see here, or see some pictures which still have a little bit of mystery about how they were done.

Kai Böttcher is a talented self-taught 27-year-old photographer and retoucher. When he was twice as young, he found his passion. At only 14 years old, he began editing pictures and creating brand logos. Later he became more interested in surrealism and photo manipulation and applied at the University of Kaiserslautern, which is specialized in Digital Art and Virtual Design. There he started focusing on portraits, as he found a new passion in working with models. From that point onwards, he became what he is today.

The artist gave an exclusive interview to Bored Panda. Here’s the whole story in his own words: “I discovered my passion for photography in 2016 when I was on an excursion with my university class in South Tyrol, Italy. We got the task to do street portraits of strangers and I really loved the communication and the reaction of the people when they saw their images and actually liked what they saw. After one or two years of shooting only friends and family, I decided to contact agencies and models for more professional kind of shoots.”

“I get a lot of inspiration from just location scouting in an interesting area. When I see the colors in those places, I’m already thinking about the possible outfits or looks in general. The creative aspect really comes spontaneously while I’m doing the shoot. But for those concept shoots like my Corona Series, I plan everything beforehand and work a lot on the direction I want to go.

One of the hardest shots to set up was definitely one picture from my Corona Series, where a model was placed in a big plastic ball with flashes inside of it. Removing all those reflections from the surface of the ball and directing the model through it while she didn’t have unlimited oxygen inside was very complicated.”

“Last month I finally finished my bachelor thesis in Virtual Design and right now I’m living in Italy, where I’m unfortunately really restricted when it comes to planning shoots because of the strict Corona measures here. But as soon as things loosen up here, I want to travel again and plan all kinds of different shoots.”

And here’s a few last words of wisdom by the author: “In the beginning, try out as many things (for example, different lighting, environment, editing styles, etc.) as possible, and eventually you will find the niche of photography that fulfills you. Over years of practice, you will develop your own style, so be patient and try to shoot as often as possible.”











SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/photographer-shows-the-behind-the-scenes-of-pitch-perfect-instagram-photos-again/

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1位は東京。世界で最も人口の多い都市トップ20

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 インタラクティブな製品やエクスペリエンスを作成するデザイン会社『CLEVER°FRANKE』は、世界で最も人口の多い都市を紹介する、インタラクティブマップを作成した。マップをスクロールすると、世界で最も人口の多い20の都市(2019年・2020年)が降順に表示される。

 トップ20というくらいだから、全てが人口過密都市であるわけだが、1位は東京、大阪は10位だったようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301855.html

ちょうどいいタイミング!思い出に残る動物たちの決定的瞬間をとらえた12の写真

ベストタイミング写真

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 それはいつ何時やってくるかわからない。だが図らずも、思い出に残るであろういい感じの瞬間が撮影できると、うれしくてみんなに共有したくなる。

 これらの写真は海外掲示板でシェアされた「お気に入りフォルダ」に入れてある素敵で意外で楽しい一コマである。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301349.html

ゴージャスな巣作りの為、うたた寝中のキツネの目を盗み、毛を引っこ抜くシジュウカラ

うたた寝中のキツネから毛を引っこ抜くシジュウカラ
 キツネの毛皮はふわふわ、モフモフの上質素材なので、人間世界でもコートやマフラーに使用されることがあるが、その毛を欲しがるのは人間だけではなかったようだ。

 巣穴から出て日向ぼっこをしながらうたた寝をしているキツネに近づいてきたのは1羽のシジュウカラ。狙いはこの毛皮にあったようだ。

 キツネが寝ているのをいいことに、くちばしでその毛を引っこ抜いていく。途中キツネが目を覚ますと、さっと逃げるも、すぐにまた戻り、既定の量を集めるまでは何度も何度でも抜きに来る。
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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301839.html

ロボットにボディータッチされると、ポジティブな感情が芽生えるという研究結果

人は、ロボットにやさしく触られるとポジティブな感情が芽生えるという研究

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 人と人が触れ合うスキンシップは、基本的に相手に対し好意を示す行為であり、海外では挨拶代わりにも使用されている。触れることでシンパシーを感じるというのは人間が持って生まれた特性のようなものだ。

 そしてその相手は人間に限ってのことではないようだ。例えそれがロボットであっても、優しく触れられれば、心が癒される思いがするという。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301914.html

ドアの隙間から忍び寄る小さな肉球の数々。ドアを開けた瞬間、湧き出る子猫爆弾

ドアに忍び寄る小さな肉球、その正体は子猫の大群!


 その小さな肉球は開けてほしそうにドアの隙間からガサゴソを繰り返している。それだけでお茶椀1杯分くらいのブロッコリー飯が食べられそうだ。

 だがクライマックスはその後だ。猫がでてくることは予想できていたが、その数にうれしいびっくり!飼い主に甘えるその仕草にうらやまびっくりなのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301778.html

“Client Error”: The Superb Digital Artworks of RETOKA

“We are Retoka, Toni López and Zara Castellanos, designers and digital artists from Barcelona. We love to experiment with colors, light effects, shapes and movement. We try to create a visual language that gives meaning and personality to our work.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/client-error-the-superb-digital-artworks-of-retoka/

Beautiful ’60s Fashion Photography by Henry Clarke

Model in pink dress, 1960

Born in Los Angeles in 1918, Henry Clarke, a renowned fashion photographer, discovered his calling in 1945 whilst working as an accessorist at Condé Nast in New York. During an encounter with the Cecil Beaton during a photography session at Vogue’s studio, Clarke was entranced by the photographic image. He promptly abandoned his fashion job, borrowed a Rolleiflex camera and began taking pictures.

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Tamara Nyman, 1962

Deciding to try his luck abroad, Clarke moved to Paris in 1949. There his friend, Robert Randall, reintroduced him to the fashion world. He quickly found work at Fémina, L’Album de Figaro and Harper’s Bazaar.

Vogue, October 1962

The next year, Clarke began a collaboration with the French, English and American editions of Vogue that would last more than a quarter-century. With the help of women like Suzy Parker, Ann Sainte Marie and Bettina who were the most glamorous models of the day, he captured the elegance of the modern woman: young, lively, carefree and seductive.

Veruschka, 1964

In the 1960s, Diana Vreeland, the formidable editor of Vogue, sent him to such exotic locations as Syria, Iran, India and Mexico to create exciting fashion layouts.

Wilhelmina wearing a crêpe evening dress by Gustave Tassell, 1964

Upon his death in 1996, it was revealed that Henry Clarke had named the Institut Pasteur as universal legatee of his estate. He bequeathed his historical collection of photographs to the Musée de la Mode et du Costume in Paris.

These stunning photos are part of his work that Henry Clarke took portraits of classic beauties in the 1960s.

Verushka wearing an Emilio Pucci bikini top with a long wrapped skirt, the print is Egyptian inspired in purples, greens, yellows and white, Brazil, 1965

Editha Dussler wearing a brown and white Persian print jibba by Chombert, Valley Göreme, Turkey 1966

Editha Dussler wearing a dress by B.H. Wragge, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing a full skirted striped silk evening dress by Tiziani, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing Anne Fogarty, Valley Göreme, Turkey, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing Ellen Brooke, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing Hannah Troy, 1966

Editha Dussler, 1966

Model wearing a gown of sky-blue chiffon and a crystal beaded top by Pat Sandler, 1966

Model wearing a short silver sequined dress by Joan Arkin in the Valley Göreme, Turkey, Vogue, December 1, 1966

Model wearing orange Christian Dior dress, Istanbul, Turkey, Vogue, December 1966

Model wearing pants and top by Bill Blass, Turkey, 1966

Susan Murray wearing a slit print skirt and thin-strapped top by Emilio Pucci, 1966

Vogue, December 1966

Benedetta Barzini at Santa Maria di Gesu in Sicily, wearing a turquoise dress with a matching drawstring shaping a high waist by Leslie Fay and a wide brimmed turquoise hat by Till, 1967

Benedetta Barzini, 1967

Marisa Berenson, 1967

Model is standing between statues at the Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily, 1967

Samantha Jones in a caftan-inspired dress in colorful hand printed zigzag by Livio de Simone, rings and bracelets by Tiziani, India, Vogue, 1967

Samantha Jones, 1967

Simone D’Aillencourt in Emilio Pucci, 1967

Simone D’Aillencourt in Tiffeau, 1967

Simone D’Aillencourt, 1967

Sue Murray, Vogue summer look, Palermo, Italy, 1967

Maria Schiano in Revillion, 1968

Marina Schiano wearing a transparent evening chiffon pullover and pants in fuchsia by Adolfo, at Chichén Itzá, Mexico, outside the Temple of Warriors, 1968

Model wearing a blue coat with a circular pattern and a matching hat by Mila Schoen, 1968

Françoise Leroy, 1969

Marina Schiano, 1969

Marisa Berenson in Halston, 1969

Mary Ann Restivo, 1969

Model in a Bill Blass silk organza dress, 1969

Moyra Swan, 1969

Moyra Swan, 1969

Moyra Swan, 1969

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/beautiful-60s-fashion-photography-by-henry-clarke/

“Self-Portraits 2050”: Stunning 3D Series by Omar Aqil

Omar Aqil is an illustrator & art director based in Lahore, Pakistan. With this new series titled: ‘Self-Portraits 2050’, we follow Omar through this experimental journey and I totally dig them. It’s playful, filled with details and easter eggs of some sort. Overall it’s just an ‘assemble’ of beautiful and stunning pieces.

More: Instagram, Foundation h/t: abduzeedo





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/self-portraits-2050-stunning-3d-series-by-omar-aqil/

ある意味最強の生物兵器。犯罪組織が台湾の飲食店内に千匹以上のゴキブリを放つ(※ゴキブリ出演中)

台湾の飲食店に暴力組織が千匹以上のゴキブリを放つ


 ゴキブリだけは絶対に嫌!という人は多いだろう。飲食店にとって店内にゴキブリがいるとしたら、それは店の存続の危機に関わるほど重大な事態だ。使い方によってテロを起こすほどができるほど、ゴキブリはある種の生物兵器となりうるのである。

 で、実際にゴキブリを使用した恐ろしいテロが行われていたようだ。

 台湾の飲食店に、千匹以上のゴキブリが犯罪組織によってばらまかれたという。その背景には、金銭トラブルがあったようだ。「Focus Taiwan」などが伝えている。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301840.html

【音量注意】猫たちにとある音声を聞かせてみた。猫まっしぐらに飛んでくるらしい?

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 TikTokでトレンドになっていたらしいのが、この音声を猫たちに聞かせてみたら、みんな猫まっしぐらに飛んできた!っていうシリーズだ。

 それをまとめた映像を紹介するので、良かったら一度見てみてね。なお、結構ボリュームが大きいので、音量注意でお願いするよ! 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301909.html