Some photography related stories from around the globe that caught my eye:
Vincent LaForet's Air
Vincent LaForet is a Pulitzer winning photography and has influenced the lives of many photographers around the world. His latest project is called Air; he gets into a helicopter at dusk, goes up, keeps going up and comes back with some amazing images!
He has recently shot London and created some jaw-dropping images. Belowis a video from the London shoot. The full photographs can be seen in this post..... If you have a super-large monitor, then you are in for a real treat!
Most people will be aware of the drone cameras, like the DJI Phantom. Well, there's a new drone on the market and it is called Lily. What makes this drone different is that you do not need to need a radio controller for Lily. You simply wear a GPS tracker and the drone will follow you. There are different settings you can choose, like have the drone follow you around, do a loop, hover and follow, take slow-mo video, etc. These can be controlled from the tracker. Check out the amazing video and wait to see what happens when the guy throws Lily into a river!
It does not ship until next February but if you order now, then it could be yours for around £325 (half of what the price will be at launch), which in drone prices, is a steal! Check out more features on the Lily Website.
Douglass Sonders is an american commercial photographer. He recently wrote a post on Fstoppers about a campaign he shot for owners of Jaguar and Land Rover (Tata Motors). On the webpage there's a lovely animation of the retouching that they did. I guarantee you will watch it many times looking for changes they made!