About Chris Hunt

http://www.chrishunt.com

Chris Hunt is a fashion and advertising photographer, based in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City. Originally from California, he has spent the last 15 years living and working in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Moscow and across the United States. Beginning his career as a photojournalist, Chris then moved into fashion photography after working as a model agent for several years in L.A. He has recently broadened his portfolio into film, directing TV commercials for fashion and lifestyle brands. Chris balances outstanding creative talent with an impressive level of technical expertise, delivering impeccable professionalism and work of the highest quality with a relaxed and friendly attitude. On the rare moments he is not in his studio, Chris can be found pedaling his road bike through Italy, SCUBA diving in the South Pacific or riding a motocross bike in the mountains of California. His advertising clients include Google, TELCEL, Mitsubishi Automobiles, Pond's, Samsung, GNC, Chevrolet, Knorr and Garnier. He also works for fashion and beauty clients such as BCBG Max Azria, Herve Leger, Forever 21, bebe, ALDO, Nine West, Macy's, GAP, Banana Republic, Wet Seal, Arden B., Jockey International, Avon, Liverpool, Skechers, Fox Girls, Billabong, Stila Cosmetics and C&A. His work has been published in international magazines including VOGUE, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Interview, Maxim, Surface, Men's Health, Nylon and InStyle. High profile clients include sports stars Maria Sharapova and Wayne Gretzky and rappers Ludacris, Ice Cube and 50 Cent.

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ExifShot is a Web App for Sharing Your Photo with Metadata

ExifShot is a Web App for Sharing Your Photo with Metadata

If you’d ever like a quick way to share a particular photo along with the Exif metadata showing the equipment and camera settings it was shot with, ExifShot is a new desktop web app for you.

The free and simple app takes in a JPEG photo, extracts the Exif data from within the file, and packages both the image and its metadata as a single, elegant graphic.

Once you’ve selected a photo, you can customize things like width, padding, orientation, ratio, photo fit, and text sizing before exporting the graphic.

“Think of it as a simplest graphics tool for composing a photo and its metadata,” writes developer Stefan Kovac, the guy behind the project. “If you are a photographer who likes sharing, talking or teaching photography — it’s for you.”

The app runs entirely offline inside your browser, so you don’t need to transmit your photos or data anywhere to use it.

Head on over to ExifShot if you’d like to give the tool a shot.


Source: PetaPixel

ExifShot is a Web App for Sharing Your Photo with Metadata

Portraits of Bodysurfers Flowing with Ocean Waves

Portraits of Bodysurfers Flowing with Ocean Waves

Here’s a 5-minute short film by filmmaker Robert Sherwood about the work of Australian photographer Trent Mitchell and his latest project Inner Atlas, a series of portraits of bodysurfers flowing with ocean waves.

“This portrait series celebrates the human spirit through movements of the sea in an unfamiliar and forgotten space,” Mitchell writes in his artist statement. “I felt intrigued to investigate the interconnection of humans with nature through the most pure form of wave riding, the primitive art of bodysurfing.”

“How does it feel flowing at the perfect speed, immersed within the fluidity of the of the sea?” Mitchell writes. “What is revealed when one’s spirit expands into the space that surrounds?”

“My aim to render the true essence of the human condition and a mirror of one’s self could only be captured within the moment and in a single breath,” writes Mitchell. “In a space that moved the subject and the viewer with equal pull.”

You can find more of Mitchell’s work on his website and Instagram.


Source: PetaPixel

Portraits of Bodysurfers Flowing with Ocean Waves

Mortal Engines Stars on Blockbuster Social Conscience

Mortal Engines Stars on Blockbuster Social Conscience
Since traveling halfway around the world to Peter Jackson’s New Zealand production compound to co-star in the just-released dystopian blockbuster Mortal Engines, actors Hera Hilmar and Robert Sheehan share a camaraderie one might describe as Tolkienian. Even through the phone, one senses Hilmar’s inner Icelandic glow patiently reining in the spritely Sheehan: At one point on a call from a recent junket on the Universal lot, Hilmar pauses, distracted mid-sentence. “Sorry, I was just doing…

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Mortal Engines Stars on Blockbuster Social Conscience

Photos of Babies with Grown-Up Teeth

Photos of Babies with Grown-Up Teeth

If you need a chuckle today (or a nightmare tonight), there’s a strange new photo project you can check out called Babies With Teeth. As its name suggests, each of the bizarre photos shows an infant with grown-up teeth ‘Photoshopped’ into their tiny mouths.

The project is the brainchild of Texas photographer Ashley Evans, and it all started while she was playing around in an app called YouApp.

“I had an app and wanted to see what my son looked like with teeth,” Evans tells PetaPixel. “It was hilarious so I did it to my daughter. I then posted in a Facebook group and it just blew up from there.”

Tina | 55 + Rachel | 54. Spend Sundays garage-saling together

After seeing Evans’ photos, a lot of people began sending her baby photos to add teeth to. She then started a dedicated Facebook page for the project and began writing captions about each baby as if they were an adult.

Heather | 30 | Ordered a hamburger with extra bacon and received NO bacon.

Some of the babies are edited in Photoshop, while others are roughly teeth-ified using the app.

“I like that it makes everyone laugh,” Evans says. “I think it would be cool to start selling mugs, cards, calendars, etc. and use the money to help fund dental treatment for people who can’t afford it. I definitely don’t want to profit from it.

“I keep it going because it seems like a lot of people think it’s funny and I think it’s important to laugh.”

Bill is out enjoying Christmas shopping. The one who started it all.
Martin | 43 | Has an old truck that he claims to be a “project” yet he never works on it.
Preston | 27 | Asked for sweet tea and the waitress said, “We don’t have sweet tea. I can give you unsweetened tea with some sugar packets.”
Christopher | 25 | Modern day Boss Baby
Otis | 72 | Doesn’t like when his dog licks his feet.
Nancy | 20 | Her laugh makes everyone else laugh.
Jordan | 65 | Still jumps in the piles of leaves that he rakes up.
Ivy | 18 | Likes to square dance with her grandpa.
Sydney | 50 | Has a John Wayne poster in her living room.
Matilda | 45 | Keeps a collection of Better Homes & Garden magazines for “inspiration” but never looks at them.
Austyn | 18 | Scored a killer deal on Black Friday
Devin | 25 | Plays fantasy football
Janice | 35 | Loves ketones
Dylan | 18 | Gets friendzoned.
Brayden | 18 | Asks “Are you going to eat that?”
Bill | 34 years old | Architect

You can find more of these photos and follow along with the project on the Babies with Teeth Facebook page.


Source: PetaPixel

Photos of Babies with Grown-Up Teeth

Loupedeck Can Now Be Used for Photo Editing in Photoshop

Loupedeck Can Now Be Used for Photo Editing in Photoshop

Loupedeck today announced its first integration with Adobe Photoshop, allowing photographers to use the editing console in the popular app.

The latest Loupedeck+ console was unveiled back in June with integration with Skylum’s Aurora HDR and beta integration with Capture One. Now Photoshop joins the growing list of compatible apps.

“[T]he decision to integrate with Photoshop is exclusively based on feedback from Loupedeck’s invested community, many of whom utilize the imaging and graphic design software in their editing workflow,” Loupedeck says. “The Loupedeck+ will permit more intuitive and faster editing, providing more accuracy on controlling Photoshop’s functions.”

Loupedeck+ can be configured to match your Photoshop CC workflow. Here’s a list of things you’ll be able to do with the pairing:

  • Intuitive features that make editing faster: swap between current and previous tools, reset blending or to fit image on screen by just a press of a button
  • Ability to focus on the image instead of navigating: minimize mouse pointing, list scrolling and target practicing with tiny icons
  • More direct access to tools, functions, layers and other Photoshop options to save time
  • Excellent layer control by moving, grouping, merging, adjusting opacity, fill, visibility or masking
  • Ability to run smart filter with Loupedeck+’s configurable buttons
  • Custom mode that gives even more possibilities for mapping different Photoshop functions on Loupedeck+
  • Ability to create your own actions and run them with Loupedeck+´s configurable buttons

Here’s a 10-minute video showing Loupedeck+ in action in Photoshop CC:

“In our ongoing mission to make the editing processes of both professional and amateur photographers more intuitive and efficient, we continually work to integrate Loupedeck+ with the editing suites they utilize and cherish most in their workflows,” says Loupedeck founder and CEO Mikko Kesti. “Members of our dedicated user community emphasized their eagerness to use the console to edit with Photoshop and we listened.”

Loupedeck is available through the company’s online store and retailers such as B&H for $249.


Source: PetaPixel

Loupedeck Can Now Be Used for Photo Editing in Photoshop

Facebook Bug Exposed Unpublished Photos for Up to 6.8 Million Users

Facebook Bug Exposed Unpublished Photos for Up to 6.8 Million Users

Facebook revealed today that it discovered a software bug that exposed the unpublished photos of up to 6.8 million users.

The bug was in the photo API and affected users who have granted permissions to third-party apps to access their photos.

For 12 days, between September 13th and 25th of this year, some of those apps may have had a much broader range of access than the users or Facebook had granted. Instead of only being able to “see” photos that have been publicly shared on a user’s timeline, those apps could see even photos that were uploaded to Facebook but not yet published.

“For example, if someone uploads a photo to Facebook but doesn’t finish posting it – maybe because they’ve lost reception or walked into a meeting – we store a copy of that photo so the person has it when they come back to the app to complete their post,” Facebook explains.

The apps also had access to photos posted in Facebook Stories and in the Facebook Marketplace.

Facebook currently believes the bug affected up to 6.8 million users and 1,500 third-party apps built by 876 developers. If you may have been affected, Facebook will present you with a notification in its app along with a list of apps that may have had incorrect access to your photos.

The company is also working with app developers to figure out which users might have been impacted by the bug and to delete any photos that may have been obtained.

“We’re sorry this happened,” Facebook says.


Source: PetaPixel

Facebook Bug Exposed Unpublished Photos for Up to 6.8 Million Users

The 7 Swedish Designers Taking Over Fashion

The 7 Swedish Designers Taking Over Fashion
Sweden found an empty plot in the fashion landscape and moved in, it seems. In the past decade, we’ve seen a great emergence from the Scandinavian soil, supplying its bounty of smart designers to an apparently needy industry. Mother to H&M, the country has more to offer, too. From the well-recognized Acne Studios to Eytys–a footwear brand monopolizing feet on the street and now moving onto denim–Swedish exports are taking over fashion whether you know it or not.

The land known for vik…

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Source: V Magazine

The 7 Swedish Designers Taking Over Fashion

A $6 IKEA Desk Pad Can Help Remove Stuck Lens Filters

A IKEA Desk Pad Can Help Remove Stuck Lens Filters

How hard is it to remove a stuck filter on a camera lens? If it happens with a slim profile filter, you are left with less of a surface to grip.

I tried the rubber band method, tapping method, oil drip method, hair dryer method, and plier method. Trust me, none of them worked. Adam Savage needed a bandsaw to remove his stuck filter, but too bad I don’t own the tool or a cool workshop.

As I was almost giving up and was shopping for a lens filter wrench — yes, there is such a tool — the solution hit me out of nowhere. I tried it on the stuck UV filter, and immediately out it came. A week’s worth of frustration just went poof.

I then tried the same method on my Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens with a dented UV filter, and it again worked like a charm. That was a few months of frustration that evaporated in an instant.

Here’s the trick: all you need is a $6 IKEA SKVALLRA desk pad.

Place the front of your lens with the filter face down on the pad, apply some force onto the lens, and turn the lens in the direction that removes the filter.

Viola! Tool-less removal of stuck lens filters.

I hope this trick helps other photographers who find themselves with the same issue I had.


About the author: Ng Chia Liang is a wedding, architectural, and motion 360 photographer living in Malaysia. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. You can find more of his work on his website and Instagram.


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A IKEA Desk Pad Can Help Remove Stuck Lens Filters

This is the First Photo Shot Inside the Sun’s Corona

This is the First Photo Shot Inside the Sun’s Corona

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to explore the Sun’s corona (basically its atmosphere), and the robotic spacecraft recently made the closest-ever approach to a star. NASA just shared a remarkable photo share by Parker: the first photo ever shot from inside the Sun’s corona.

“[T]he science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the mission’s scientists,” NASA writes. “It’s a moment many in the field have been anticipating for years, thinking about what they’ll do with such never-before-seen data, which has the potential to shed new light on the physics of our star, the Sun.

“Parker Solar Probe’s imagers […] will have a new perspective on the young solar wind, capturing a view of how it evolves as Parker Solar Probe travels through the solar corona.”

The photo above was captured on November 8th, 2018, while Parker was about 16.9 million miles from the Sun’s surface. Just for reference, the Sun’s diameter is 860,000 miles, and the distance from Earth to the Sun is about 91 million miles.

In the middle of the frame are at least two ejections of solar material, known as coronal streamers, which are usually found in regions on increased solar activity.

And that bright spot of light seen right under a streamer? That’s Mercury, the first planet from the Sun.

Parker is set to get as close as 4.3 million miles (6.9m km) from the center of the Sun, traveling as fast as 430,000 mph (690,000 km/h) in the process.

(via NASA via Engadget)


P.S. As an aside, Parker is the first NASA spacecraft ever named after a living person. It was named to honor University of Chicago professor emeritus and physicist Eugene Parker. Mounted on the spacecraft is a memory card containing photos of Parker, the names of 1.1 million people, and Parker’s 1958 scientific paper that predicted important things in solar physics.


Image credits: Photo by NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe


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This is the First Photo Shot Inside the Sun’s Corona

sRGB vs Adobe RGB vs ProPhoto RGB: Color Spaces Explained

sRGB vs Adobe RGB vs ProPhoto RGB: Color Spaces Explained

Have you ever exported a photo, uploaded it to the Web, and then noticed that the colors looked off on your monitor? The reason is likely the color space of your photo. Here’s a helpful 15-minute video by PHLEARN that provides a crash course on color spaces and how to use them.

“A basic understanding of how color space works in Photoshop can save you some serious time and headache,” PHLEARN says. “[W]e break down the differences between LAB, Adobe RGB 1998, ProPhoto RGB, and sRGB while offering general tips on how to choose what color space to work in and what color space to use when exporting your final photos.”

Here are the things covered in the video and when they’re found:

00:57 Brief Background on Color Spaces
01:37 Common Color Spaces
03:04 Color Space Uses
04:32 Color Settings in Photoshop
09:32 Assigning Color Profiles to RAW
12:50 Color Settings from Lightroom to Photoshop
14:08 Color Settings for Export from Lightroom

LAB Color is ever possible color the human eye can perceive, so it’s the standard by which all other color spaces are compared.

ProPhoto RGB is a newer color space that has a much wider gamut than Adobe RGB and is more in line with modern digital cameras.

Adobe RGB 1998 features a wide gamut and compatibility with many software programs and displays.

sRGB has a relatively narrow gamut but is designed for consistency and compatibility. For this reason, you should make sure all the photos you share on the Web are sRGB.

If you found the video above helpful, you can find more of PHLEARN’s videos by subscribing to its popular YouTube channel.


P.S. You can download the sample photo seen in the video here if you’d like to tinker with it yourself.


Source: PetaPixel

sRGB vs Adobe RGB vs ProPhoto RGB: Color Spaces Explained