At fist I wasn’t sure what I was looking at. Luminescent flowers? Or perhaps some newly discovered sea creatures that live in the depths of the undiscovered ocean floors. But no, it are photographs taken by David Johnson. He took long exposures of fireworks. These long exposures make them look like enormous light emitting flowers. Visit his website to see more of these wonderful flower-like firework photographs.
The Olympics are in full swing. And of course the media is trying to capture all the events in the best and most beautiful way possible. But still images lack a certain something compared to video when it comes to sports. Mike Blake is trying to give photography back that certain something. He is senior photographer for Reuters and trying to achieve something special with the medium we all love. With a system build by Fabrizio Bensch and Pawel Kopczynski, he gives us something video can’t.
For Reuters they developed this system to shoot multiple exposures in one frame. This isn’t new in the world of analog photography or even in digital photography. With Photoshop and all. But cameras are getting better and better, today they allow you to shoot multiple exposures in one frame directly within the camera. No need for expensive and time-consuming software tools. And with the system created by the two gentlemen they are able to stream the photographs into Reuters’ remote editing system. And so the photos can be sent off to clients just minutes later.
Now you can enjoy all the movements an athlete makes within just one single image.