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Douglas Sonders
Works at Fstoppers.com
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Creating Virtual Reality Test Drives for Car and Driver Magazine
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Like it or not, 2016 is going to be a huge year for virtual reality content and technology. It seems like every major brand is dipping their toe in one way or another. Even Pixar is creating their own movie studio in order to create 360-degree films. Magazines are no exception for desiring and creating this content. It's a perfect way to immerse their readers into their content. Recently Hearst Publishing's Car and Driver Magazine hired my compan...
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Details on GoPro's new $15k professional #virtualreality  camera system
At this point, you've probably heard that the Virtual Reality revolution is coming. Seemingly every week, big companies are making announcements about dipping their toes into the 360 video technology game. For example: Facebook purchased the class-leading virtual reality headset company Oculus, Samsung released their GearVR headsets that work with their smart phones, and Nokia announced their stereoscopic professional VR OZO camera.
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One of my big #photography heroes: Platon's Photographs Remind Us of the Importance of Engaging with Your Portrait Subject
Platon has photographed many of the world's most powerful leaders and biggest celebrities and often shoots covers for magazines such as Wired, Esquire, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and New York Times Magazine. Most recently, he captured comedian and TV show personality Stephen Colbert for the cover of Time, which you can see in the video posted above. His style of shooting proves that you can take some of the most legendary portraits of our most power...
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How One Photographer Recreated A Beautiful Iconic Image In His Alleyway
I knew when I saw this image up in the photo section of our Fstoppers website, I had to inquire about how it was created. It is clearly a thoughtful re-imagining of the iconic painting "Liberty Leading The People", but I had no idea how much effort Anthony Kurtz went into creating this photo. Little did I know that it took three weeks of preparation, two days of set building, one day of photographing, and 50+ hours of retouching and it was all do...
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Really excited! Signed the paperwork to officially the order the newly redesigned and revolutionary Phase One XF camera body for myself with both the prism and the waist-level viewfinder options. Ill be upgrading from my trusty old Phase One 645DF+ body.…
Really excited! Signed the paperwork to officially the order the newly redesigned and revolutionary Phase One XF camera body for myself with both the prism and
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Nokia Announces Details on Their $60,000 Virtual Reality OZO Camera
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I wrote about the OZO virtual reality camera that was teased by Nokia earlier this year. Much like Samsung and GoPro, they are taking a big gamble and put a lot of time and energy into virtual reality technology. After months of releasing vague teasers, they have finally announced details on their epic and expensive new camera system. Read below to see the stats.
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If you have been following my social media feeds for the approximately the past two, you’ve probably heard that my production company, 8112 Studios, has been heavily involved in the world of virtual reality filmmaking. Well, recently we did AOL’s first…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QSc4iv_vh4 If you have been following my social media feeds for the approximately the past two, you've probably heard that
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How We Created a Virtual Reality Video Using an Electric #Ferrari
As Fstoppers' resident virtual reality content creator, I'm excited to share our most recent project we did for AOL. A few weeks back, the Autoblog/Translogic team flew my business partner and I to southern California and rented out a race track so we could film an awesome 1980s Ferrari that was converted to an all-electric high-performance sports car in virtual reality. They also wanted to interview us on what we are doing in the VR field and wh...
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The Difference Between Using Bare Flash Heads and Light Shaping Tools
As a young photographer, I used to think a beautiful flat light, that gave smooth skin tones was the best way to capture a portrait. I invested in a bunch of large diffuse light modifiers, such as softboxes, beauty dishes, and octoboxes, and shot photos of people with the smoothest and flattest lighting I could muster. Although, as time progressed, I learned the greater importance of telling a STORY with your photographs, rather than just making ...
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Maker of my digital medium format, Phase One, debuted a video on my flight suit photoshoot. You can see more info on the Phase One website: https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Camera-Systems/Testimonials.aspx Model: Nina Jade Napoletano My hair/makeup &…
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Nokia Ozo - The New Stereoscopic Virtual Reality Camera For Pros
Yes, you've read that correctly. Nokia, the former maker of my favorite cell phone in which I could play "Snake" during high school math class, has entered the hot new virtual reality camera market. I've learned that the credit doesn't go completely to Nokia, though, because they've actually partnered with Jaunt VR (the virtual reality camera developer that has raised 10's of millions in funding) to create the Ozo. Specific camera details are sca...
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Commercial Photographer, Filmmaker (8112 Studios), World Adventurer, Troublemaker, FStoppers.com Writer, Kelby Training Instructor, 80's Movie & Muscle Car Lover
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I'm a commercial photographer and filmmaker. I travel for a living and I'm always up to shenanigans. Recently I joined the Kelby Training team as a photography workshop instructor.
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  • rochester institute of technology
    Advertising Photo, 2000 - 2004
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Washington DC and NYC
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Photography and Filmmaking
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  • Fstoppers.com
    Wroter, 2012 - present
  • 8112 Studios
    Producer, present
  • Self
    Photographer, present
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