Professional photographers flock to events like Artscape, but you don’t need a $5,000 camera to take some good snaps. Here are some photos from this year’s festival as our staff saw it on Instagram.
With more than 350,000 drawn to the streets of Baltimore for one weekend, Artscape is almost like Baltimore’s Mardi Gras. America’s largest free arts festival returned this past weekend for its 34th year for three days of concerts, with performers like Michael Franti & Spearhead, visual art exhibitions, the Artists Market and more.
So you want to make a time lapse. That’s great. Time lapses usually make for very compelling video. Just look at this 4K time lapse of scenes in Norway. Beautiful, right?
Yours may not look quite that good, but I’m offering some tips on how to most effectively time lapse with a DSLR camera. See below the video.
Even before smartphones proliferated, for one weekend every mid-July, the blocks of Mount Royal Avenue between North Avenue and Charles Street have become probably the most photographed in Baltimore. And even before Facebook’s “On This Day” feature made it plain to see, many of those photos looked eerily similar to those from the year before. To make your pictures of “America’s largest free arts festival” stand out, both from others’, and from your own archives, we offer these 10 tips.
A week into autumn, the cider and pumpkin beer have already begun to flow at the first of the area’s harvest-time events. Before the taste of summer is completely washed away, here’s a salute to the warm weather festival season for making the year’s lazy days a little bit livelier.
On March 5, 1963, Wham-O’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin patented the Hula Hoop® (U.S. Patent Number 3,079,728). However, the folks at Wham-O can’t technically claim to be the first to spin hoops around their midsections. For centuries, many cultures have been using hoops for exercise and religious ceremonies. It just so happens that the sock hoppin’ 50’s and the gyrating hips of a king meant the time was right for the toy makers to introduce their hoop en mass to the hip-shaking American youth. The first modern Hula Hoop was first marketed 1958 leading to hundreds of millions of units sold before Wham-O’s patent was even granted.