Food photography tutorial: styling and composition

Like to learn how to photograph food like a pro? Then check out this short video tutorial from David Loftus for some great introductory tips about styling and composition:

Is that Proust playing air guitar?

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Is the late, great French novelist also the progenitor of every wannabe rock star’s favourite pastime?

Marcel Proust was a man ahead of his time. His innovative novel Remembrance of Things Past is, of course, well known. But did he also revolutionise air guitar?

This 1891 photograph suggests he deserves some of the credit. That’s the famous author, kneeling at centre, ripping off some wicked imaginary riffs on a catgut racquet.

Was Proust the first?

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Everything will be ok

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image ⓒ Don Hertzfeldt

I just stumbled across a delightfully quirky short film via the wonderful Lomography site. It’s titled “Everything will be ok”.

Created in 2006 by Don Hertzfeldt, this little gem’s been enjoyed all around the world and has received numerous accolades, including the Best Short Film (Jury Prize) at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Described as “moving” and “darkly original”, this animation’s a fabulously imaginative combination of engaging little stick figure drawings and lo-tech 35mm filmography and provides the viewer with a host of sigh-inducing glimpses of life.

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