Tom Probert

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How Shooting Film Changed Me as a Photograper

My interest in photography began about three years ago when I picked up a digital camera and starting taking the same images that any photography …

Top Ten Films of 2016

Some of my favorites from a very strange year.<p>2016 was quite the year. There were many movies to see, and I wish I saw more of them. Still, of the …

Our 6 Best Podcast Episodes of 2016

2016 was our best podcast year ever. (Okay, it was our only year. But still.)<p>As many of you know by now, 2016 was a flagship year for the No Film …

Your sequel-free, superhero-less guide to 2017 movies

As a new year dawns, we’re greeted with more of the same from Hollywood: superhero movies, sequels, reboots and origin stories. But that’s not <i>all</i> there will be in 2017. There are also a few films that feature no caped crusaders nor lightsaber battles. It’s a little early to definitively predict …

Construction

Why Unlearning is Better than Learning

Tokyo, 2016Dear friend,I love learning, but the problem is that when I learn too much, I can become overwhelmed.Rather than focusing on action, I get …

Street Photography

These photos of Londoners on the night bus are eerily beautiful

Street photographer Nick Turpin spent two chilly winters at the Elephant & Castle roundabout photographing Londoners through the steamed-up windows …

England

How a writer’s first film script inspired Idris Elba to become its star

Even in his wildest dreams, Leon Butler never imagined that he would make a film with Idris Elba – one of Britain’s biggest stars of film and TV.<p>As a quantity surveyor and property developer, Butler had no connections with that world, let alone with an actor on the wishlist of most casting …

Golden Globes

Atmospheric Street Photography with an Abstract Twist

Melissa Breyer, winkingly self-described as a “recovering figurative painter”, uses street photography to create noir-esque scenes as smudgy and …

Brexit is 'likely to be devastating' for UK film and TV industry

US productions like Game of Thrones may also feel the effects<p>The chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the companies behind independent film and TV the world over, has described the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union as an …

7 things you can do in 30 days to make more money in the film industry

Having a successful career in the film industry today requires more than just being able to produce films or perform on screen. Talent is important …

Box Office

The Art of Slow Motion in Film

The good, the bad, and the unique of slow motion.<p>Modern audiences often regard the use of slow motion in film as a cheap trick. When you think about …

Isle of Dogs

Bryan Cranston's Advice to Actors Is Pertinent To All Creatives

Bryan Cranston has become one of the most famous actors in the world after his wildly popular portrayal of Walter White in TV show Breaking Bad. …

Time I

How to Get That Terrence Malick Look in Your Next Film

Perhaps one of the most iconic cinematic styles belongs to the enigmatic director Terrence Malick. Here are some of the key components of his …

Terrence Malick

15 Camera Shots Every Movie Fan Should Know

An essential part of making a movie memorable is striking the viewer with unusual camera shots and movements. When the first movies were made moving …

Cinematography

fabian oefner explodes iconic sports cars using thousands of photos

<b>fabian oefner explodes iconic sports cars using thousands of photos</b><br>(above) disintegrating 08 / porsche 956 (1982)<br>all images courtesy of fabian</b> …

Classic Cars

Which recent movies will become classics?

'Classic' is a slippery term in film parlance, simultaneously referring to quality, cultural impact, technological breakthroughs, cult endurance and …

Daytime Long Exposure Photography Tips

There are two main categories of long exposure photography: images captured during the day and those that are taken at night. Although the techniques …

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

Monochrome Manual

Dear friends, I am excited to announce my new free book: “<i>Monochrome Manual</i>.” It is a brief 34-page handbook on the basics of black-and-white …

Street Photography

Check Out The Winning Shots From The 2016 Sony World Photography Contest

Hey, remember when we brought you 2016’s Sony World Photography Contest shortlist? Well, the winners of the Open and Youth categories were just announced today. And yes, the photos are gorgeous, awe-inspiring, magnificent, and just about every other positive adjective you can find in your thesaurus.<p>…

6 Ways to Stay Motivated and Inspired with Your Photography

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of sage advice,</i> …

Motivation

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

99 Of The Most Stunning Shots In Movie History

A visual essay on beautiful cinematography.<p>H/T cinematicpaintings.com, this Reddit thread, and this other Reddit thread.

Universal Pictures

NASA Shares Striking Before and After Images of a Changing Earth

Whether it's a selfie-a-day project or the time machine function on Google Street View, few things are as effective at illustrating change over time …

New Orleans

Look at these stress-inducing photos set just before something breaks

If any of the photos in the "In Anxious Anticipation" series make you feel stressed out, that's just what they were designed to do.<p>Made by …

This photographer will help you immortalize all of your favorite belongings

Question: Is there ever a good time to bust out your grandfather's ill-fitting maroon-and-gold varsity jacket? The answer: Not really. So often, many of our most prized possessions are relegated to attics, storage spaces, or the darkest depths of a little-used hall closet—because, let's face it, …

Shooting 7 Headshots on 1 Wall with 1 Model

The first time I sketched a photo was in 2011. It had never crossed my mind before that. Up until then I had never really needed it. I was five years …

When Leonardo DiCaprio Runs Into a Freezing River, This Guy Runs After Him

Emmanuel Lubezki, the two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer of The Revenant, shares the secrets of capturing spectacular landscapes, and not freezing to death in the process.<p>Few cinematographers inspire the kind of awe that <b>Emmanuel Lubezki</b> does―or as his colleagues and admirers call him, “Chivo.” …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Nature Photography

RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2015

I was there for all of it and have to admit that there was more good than bad.<p>With so much interesting filmmaking, it was tough to come up with just 10 favorites of the year, but here they are — along with a few others that deserve recognition.