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World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austria

World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austria

28 Photos

Over 300 contestants in teams from across the globe came over the weekend to compete in the World Beard and Mustache Championships, held in Leogang, Austria this year. There are 16 different categories in three groups: mustache, partial beard and full beard. The event takes place every few years at different locations.

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Pat Gavin, Baltimore Street Photographer

Pat Gavin, Baltimore Street Photographer

172 Photos, 1 Video

Photographing people doesn’t interest Pat Gavin as much as photographing places where people used to work and live. Gavin is an urban explorer in Baltimore, and an avid documentarian of his finds. Among the sites he’s studied in Baltimore: Lebow Brothers Clothing Company, American Ice Company, Cutty’s gym from The Wire, Sparrows Point Steel Mill, Eastern High School, Montebello Rehab Hospital and many more. He’s the latest subject of the series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
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How to shoot a video sequence

How to shoot a video sequence

46 Photos, 1 Video

Sequences are considered by many to be the building blocks of video storytelling. If ‘sequence’ is a new term to you in this context, it’s defined as showing a process from start to finish through a series of images, or video clips. Building a good sequence requires that you understand the process that you’re filming, that you get a variety of shots (wide, medium, tight, different angles, etc.) and that you can move to quickly set up your next shot.

I recently filmed a sequence of Venezuelan arepas being made at Alma Cocina Latina in Canton, and through the screenshots below, you’ll see how it was done.

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Kathleen Kline, Baltimore Street Photographer

Kathleen Kline, Baltimore Street Photographer

85 Photos, 1 Video

Kathleen Kline can get busy photographing bands and events, but she always makes time for street work. As a Baltimore street photographer, Kline covered the riots in April to give a citizen’s perspective of the events. And we filmed at the place where she gets her inspiration: Graffiti Alley.
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Alejandro Orengo, Baltimore Street Photographer

Alejandro Orengo, Baltimore Street Photographer

91 Photos, 1 Video

When Alejandro Orengo, a Baltimore photographer and filmmaker, covered the riots in April following the death of Freddie Gray, he wasn’t working as a member of the press. He just wanted to document what he thought would become history. He was roughed up in the crowds, but managed to capture remarkable images. And that’s just a small part of the work he’s done in Baltimore.
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