Photographing Orange and Blue

A Utah DOT Area Supervisor prepares equipment for the upcoming avalanche season in the state.
A Utah DOT Area Supervisor prepares equipment for the upcoming avalanche season in the state.

We talked about it last year, but we thought it was time for a little refresher – transportation photography can be saturated with bright colors, including lights, signs, retroreflective materials, safety vests, welding, backlit steam and smoke, dust… and the list goes on.

But these bright colors can be your friend, too. They can lend visual interest and excitement to the photograph, bringing your viewer into the rush and chaos of a transportation scene.

For more tips on using orange and blue, check out this blog post from The Digital Photography School: Making the Most of Orange and Blue.

REGBLOG – Essentials: The Street Photographer With A Strobe

Workers observe a major project milestone on the Caldecott Fourth Bore project in Northern California – tunnel breakthrough occurred in late November 2011 when the top portion of the west and east sides of the tunnel met.
Workers observe a major project milestone on the Caldecott Fourth Bore project in Northern California – tunnel breakthrough occurred in late November 2011 when the top portion of the west and east sides of the tunnel met.

Courtesy of the smart folks at Phoblographer, here’s a great article on using strobes and what that means for your street candids and action shots of transportation at work. Check it out and give it a try! (They have lots of other great advice on photography in general, and equipment in particular.)

Reblog: The Art of Photographing People

Some amazing tips here for your reading (and using!) delight, from our friends at The Phoblographer: http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/06/05/brian-smith-the-art-of-photographing-people/

Looking to Make a Spectacular Faces of Transportation Entry?

Check out some amazing long-exposure photos from the good folks at the Digital Photography School. If you can get a face in there…

http://digital-photography-school.com/long-exposure-photography

Tips for Photographing Strangers

Looking to get those FACES we keep talking about in your photos of transportation? Take some advice from our friends over at Phoblographer – and you won’t go wrong!

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/05/24/tips-for-photographer-strangers/

If Floating in Colored Clouds is Transportation, Then…

Check out this amazing behind-the-scenes blog posting by photographer Chase Jarvis on creating a one-of-a-kind “dream photo” for Samsung.

http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2013/05/color-photograph-samsung-series-9-monitor/

Does that get your creative juices flowing?

Faces of Transportation Gallery

People’s Choice Voting Delay

We know, we know. We promised you that People’s Choice voting on submissions would start on Monday, August 13.

What can we say? We received so many entries that it is taking us a bit longer to get them ready for posting and voting that we anticipated!

And that is a great thing!

We hope to have everything ready to go by next Monday, August 20. Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience.

Sometimes, things take a bit longer to come together than expected.

What Do You Think?

For this year’s competition, we streamlined our entry process and opened it up to a wider audience.

What do you think?

Today’s The Day!

We can’t wait to see what you’ve shot! Get ’em in by the end of the day…

Just Two Weeks Left!

The competition is coming down to the wire.

You have yet to get out and take a single picture.

You’re thinking of places, shots, lighting, color, safety and model releases.

Stop
Stop thinking and get out and shoot some pictures!

STOP.

Just get out there and get shooting!

Don’t Get Stuck…

These gentlemen didn’t submit an entry form and look what happened to them.

When you’re submitting your photos, please be sure to fill out the entry and model release forms for each photo you put in!

We can’t take entries without them…