Many photographers start off their careers focusing on wedding photography. I started my career as a wedding photographer in Charleston, and I still enjoy shooting a handful each year. Over the next few months, I hope to share some of my thoughts on wedding photography and how event photographers can improve their photos. Today I was reminded how important “In Camera Cropping” is for emotionally charged photographs. Read the full post to see two examples of how cropping can make or break an image. [more]
James Mollison is known for his photojournalistic portraiture. He often photographs his subjects in front of a white backdrop, and then presents the final portrait next to a picture of the persons’s living conditions. In this video, he’ll speak about his previous projects; but you’ll also get see him in action. He goes to a Kenyan refugee camp and captures some beautiful and somewhat disheartening images of the inhabitants.
Most of us have seen some masterful camerawork when it comes to breathtaking time-lapses. Sean White sets a new precedent with this creation by gathering images from a total of 24 countries on all seven continents over the course of six years. The project was funded by Art Wolfe.
Ernst Haas is an Austrian photographer who began shooting color film in it’s infancy. The photographs posted here were taken in New York state during the late 1950′s and 1960′s. Check out Ernst’s website for a massive and downright impressive collection of film street photography and early Hollywood portraits. Enjoy! [more]
Ken Burns is somewhat of a a legend when it comes to stories and film making. His documentaries cover some fantastic issues within the U.S. and have a fine tension throughout the film which keeps his audience captivated. In this short interview by Redglass Pictures, Ken shares what he feels the key elements of a captivating story are. How do you think his idea of that “extra element” applies to what you shoot or edit?
Check out this high-resolution zoomable panoramic photo taken right after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. Shot from a kite 2000 feet over San Francisco Bay, the detail is jaw-dropping and the scene after the disaster is otherworldly. [more]
Photographer Agan Harahap has created some rad photos of super heroes (and villians) appearing in historical photographs. Not sure what he did to create these, as I can’t find much more on this guy other than his Flickr stream, but the photoshopping is great. Enjoy! [more]
Below is a selection from a New York Post article that I read earlier this week. At first I laughed at the reality of a photographer being so careless around an ancient piece of art. The laughing stopped pretty quickly though once i thought “What if I had done this and had a lawsuit hanging over my head”. [more]
A recent TIME article highlighted the growing sport referred to as “acro,” which is acrobatics and tumbling. The article explains that these athletes are striving to be taken more seriously. The sport is looking to distance itself from cheerleading, and the photos needed to show just that. Photographer Holly Andres went to the University of Oregon to capture images for the story. Her approach was [more]
Here are a few images from legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s early career as a photojournalist. They are candid subway scenes taken with a camera hidden inside his coat. Kubrick was still a teenager when he landed a job as a staff photographer for Look magazine in the 1940′s. He then started making short documentaries in 1951. The rest, as they say, is history. [more]
Today, Bon Appetit featured a very comprehensive blog post from food photographer William Hereford. Rather than just talking about just a particular technique or style, Hereford also writes to the burgeoning food photographer/enthusiast and tries to answer the question: What is the camera you should go with if you want to get into commercial food photography? The answer may surprise you. [more]
Here’s a behind the scenes video featuring editorial and advertising photographer Stefan Ruiz. He traveled to Monterrey, Mexico to document the “Cholombiano” youth street culture. Skip to about the ten minute mark to see the set up and capture. He shoots exclusively on 4×5 film, and is highly influenced by renaissance paintings. [more]
This video features humanitarian photographer, Karl Grobl as he travels to Cambodia to shoot the Angkor Hospital for Children. In this episode of his new series titled, “Come Along For The Ride”, he goes behind the scenes to describe his technique and thought process as he’s working. Karl has shot for more than 85 different NGOs in over 50 countries. [more]
Massoud Hossaini, who is also the first Afghani to win a Pulitzer Prize. Hossaini’s work captures the horrors of violence that occur in Afghanistan on a regular basis. The photo was captured just as a suicide bomber took his own life and that of many others in the vicinity. A girl dressed in green screams as blood runs down her face, and she is surrounded by bodies of the wounded and dead.