When shooting a photograph, aside from the technical aspects I believe the most important roll of portrait photography is what are you trying to convey to your audience. What mood are you setting? Whether it be comical, tragic, romantic, ect… This is important since you are essentially telling a story with someone’s actions or expressions.(This is probably why we are all drawn to B&W shots of homeless people).By using light, shape, color, or movement of the body we can emphasize these expressions. [more]
More young people are getting into photography every single day. Luckly, not everyone with a phone and Instagram thinks they are photographers. Marcus Bitsch is one of those young kids who picked up a real camera and starting creating awesome images. From floating with bubble gum to being out in the middle of the ocean with nothing, he covers all sorts of locations in his current 365 project and he is doing very well with it. [more]
To have an eye for fine art requires a special kind of talent. Nicolas Ruel does a fantastic job of creating unique photographs that capture the essence of a city in his “8 Seconds” project. For all of his images within the project, he sets the camera to an 8 second exposure and changes perspective mid shot. This lets him capture a layering effect in a single shot.
Tara Minshull is a rather successful fine art photographer based in Los Angeles who specializes in conceptual and cinematic images, oftentimes utilizing mixed media to realize her vision. Tara was kind enough to give us some of her time for an interview, in which she discusses the merits of art school, her motivations and the constantly evolving themes of her work. [more]
The incredibly young and talented, Joey L. has released a new documentary that was shot while shooting his intimate series of photos, ‘Holy Men’. Set in the breathtaking backdrop of India, the documentary filmed by Cale Glendening shows Joey while at work with his assistant Ryan, but more importantly proves that capturing an amazing portrait isn’t just about the latest gear or technique, but truly the subject.
Miriam Bohm has a unique way of capturing and displaying her pictures. After photographing an object or scene, she will print and sculpt it into an eye catching display. Instead of stopping there and hanging it on a wall, she repeats the process several times, leaving the viewer with a final photograph which captures an extra sense of dimension and light play.
Raphael Guarino is a brilliant fine art photographer from Grafenau, Germany. Ive always been a fan of simplicity, and I think Raphael does a great job of exploiting that. Although most of his work is shot on a black background and lit with what seems to be one light source, he really seems to grab your attention with such subtle new nuances. I hope you enjoy his work as much as i do. [more]
Vinny Picardi is a successful fine art and advertising photographer based in Los Angeles, CA, who has exhibited work all over the country and around the world. I recently came across Vinny’s work and I have to say that I’m a pretty big fan, so I thought it would be interesting to share not only just a photo series with our readers, but also to take some time to ask a few questions to get inside the head of a successful fine art photographer. [more]
Hengki Koentjoro has quite the delicate eye for black and white fine art photography. His images have such a subtle and simple subject matter yet to me are very powerful. I would guess most of these images were shot on film due to the organic nature and grain to them. “He acquired his knowledge of multimedia production at brooks institute of photography, Santa Barbara, California, USA. Majoring in video production with minoring in fine art of photography, he graduated in 1991. Photography is not just a way of expressing his most inner soul but also creating a window to the world where through his pictures the unseen and the unspoken can be grasped. [more]
Terry Richardson is pretty much the biggest name in celebrity portraiture, and his recent batch of photos of 30 Seconds to Mars musician and actor Jared Leto are really interesting. Leto is preparing for his upcoming role in The Dallas Buyers Club as a transgender struggling with aids, and Richardson did an excellent job capturing that character. [more]
Here we are, back again with another young, incredible artist. Vilde Indrehus is a 17 year old photographer from Norway. I know this whole “Instagram” look has been done over and over yet there is just something about all these shots that gets me. The composition, DOF, ideas, everything just comes together so nicely. Its so nice to see young talent popping up. Gives me some hope for the future generations. [more]
I believe that if a photographer wants to grow in their craft one of the best exercises they can do is pick a particular subject and focus on all the different ways to shoot it. While out in North Carolina I met Stephen Wilfong, a photographer there that over the course of 7 years pushed his creative boundaries to shoot every clock he could find in New York City. [more]
I’ve never been one to take landscape pictures. I just don’t like any that I take. I can’t seem to get the composition right or lighting. I am a portrait photographer. It’s what I do. However, I greatly appreciate photographers who are able to capture the true beauty of a certain location. Photographers, like Fakrul, are able to do just that. The perfect exposure, bringing out details I would never have noticed had I been the one to take the shot. [more]
“I started using Photoshop since i was a little kid, I would use a 1 mega pixel camera and invite my friends over. I would then take photos of them and photoshop them really tiny fighting my toys and what not. I think after that, I’ve always had an interest in photography. One funny thing though, i failed photography and Photoshop twice in high school. Just because i never wanted to do the projects our teacher gave us. Instead i would Photoshop the teacher like hulk and what not. Ha hah. I have never done a 365 or 52 project, even though I’m dying to do one. Just don’t think i have the time at the moment.” – Javier Gil [more]
Shinichi Maruyama is a fine art photographer based in New York City who specializes in abstract images which feature natural forms captured in a variety of ways. For one of his most recent projects, Shinichi photographed nude dancers using long exposure photography to create some very interesting (and beautiful, to boot) images. [more]