Articles written by Jack Alexander
A photographer has been capturing some of the world’s worst wildfires — more than 100 of them. His astounding imagery of the disasters, which often see entire buildings and countrysides ravished by flames, saw him and his team become 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalists for breaking news photography.
There’s no denying the photo and video capabilities of the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro. After all, if it’s good enough for Lady Gaga to film her latest video with, it’s good enough for the rest of us! Apple has now unveiled the winners of its Night Mode, shot on iPhone competition, with some rather astounding and worthy victors.
A wildlife photographer based in Pennsylvania has set up a log bridge across a river, before installing a trail cam. Over the past couple of years since its installation, he has captured footage of a whole host of wild animals, including bears, beavers, deer, and a collection of birds, and now the resulting footage is doing the rounds on the internet.
Lady Gaga has returned with new solo music for the first time in over three years. In what seems to be an increasing trend among major music artists, the track’s accompanying video was shot entirely with the new iPhone 11 Pro, something the director says allowed the team to "capture footage in a loose, fun way they wouldn't usually be able to."
A Kentucky-based photographer who refuses to photograph same-sex weddings is being backed in her legal battle by the Department of Justice, which says requiring her to do so would be “violat[ing] her sincerely held religious beliefs,” and “invades her First Amendment rights.” She is fighting against a Louisville ordinance that bans local businesses from discriminating against homosexual customers.
A photographer was free-diving in the Great Barrier Reef, when he spotted a bunch of manta rays. Except, upon taking their photo with his strobes, he realized one of the rays wasn’t the species’ usual black or white in color. It was bright pink, leaving him initially questioning if his camera had malfunctioned.
With the commercialization of drones and their accessibility to the public, there has become an increased issue of the public piloting their (gear) into places uninvited. Who recalls the Gatwick Airport Christmas chaos? Now, an Israeli defense tech company has unveiled an “anti-drone solution” that uses laser beams to shoot down flying drones from miles in the distance.
AI-generated gender labels for images are being removed by Google and being instead replaced by the word "person." The AI, which the tech giant provides to developers, is making the politically correct change after it was decided “a person’s gender cannot be inferred by appearance.”
A photographer who discovered a 120-year-old time capsule box in his old family home has developed the images. Deciding on one of the oldest ways to make photography prints, he used Cyanotype to develop the prints and recorded the entire process for this newly released video.
This is the surreal moment a photographer captured a newborn baby giving a "death stare" to the doctors who were trying to make her cry. The process is undertaken in order to help remove liquid from a baby’s lungs, but even at just a few seconds old, little Isabela was having none of it.
Back in 2017, a story emerged in which a Scottish photographer entered into a nasty legal battle with The National Trust over “artistic nudes” he shot inside one of their castles. Fast-forward a little over two years, and the photographer has now learned his defamation action has failed in seeking the £50,000 he says he’s owed after he claims the drama saw a 50% drop in bookings for the photography courses he runs.
Stats from an annual survey conducted with over 300 professional wedding photographers have seemingly revealed that as little as 4% of their business time is spent taking photos. Pressing the shutter button is eclipsed by tasks such as emailing and organizing ahead of the big day, culling pictures, editing and retouching, as well as other business administration.