It's Panorama Fail Friday...

One of the features I love of the mobile phones of today is the panorama mode. Gone are the days of having to shoot several frames, only to have to then stitch them together in Photoshop afterwards in order to achieve the image that you initially wanted. Now it's all done instantly (and pretty well actually) right within that little device in your pocket. But, with great power comes (in this instance) great failure... Check out the full list of pics here...

The Hair Chronicles Vol. 2

As mentioned previously, hair retouching can be quite a task. To do it well takes a lot of time, patience and practice. Often, different sections of the hair from different images needs to be combined convincingly into one picture to get it looking just right. Every stray strand needs to be removed or straightened individually. Highlights and shadows needs to be altered to give it the right shine and volume. A single image can take hours to complete. Even days if it's for a high end client. So next time you look at those shampoo bottles and hair dye boxes in the stores, just spare a thought for the retoucher who had to sit, glued to his computer to produce that. Thanks to photographer Marcus

Riveting images from The Revenant.

The Revenant was one of those movies that already had a ton of hype surrounding it, even before its release. This usually makes me vary wary, as the build up and expectations are usually so high that the film itself often leaves me feeling disappointed. Not so in this case. The film was nothing short of awesome and I'm glad Leo finally got the award that he so deserved. So, if like me you loved The Revenant then you'll love these still images from the movie by Kimberly French. See the remaining images and her other work on her website here...

How was it made?

By now, we should all know that when it comes to photography, things are not always as they seem. Photographs are often created to evoke a certain emotion or a specific feeling. However, only once we zoom out and see the bigger picture (pun intended) do we see how it was initially produced. Click here to get a behind the scenes look at how these and other images were made.