It’s pet photography with an absolute twist that makes me want to stand and applaud this artist’s originality. It’s not your average photograph of fetch or the same old posing puppy portraiture. This artist has given his audience a whole new view of dogs with his approach of capturing a rarely seen moment in a […]
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
– Yousuf Karsh
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative.
– Annie Leibovitz
This week’s show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry. We catch up with noted portrait photographer Brian Smith about his work to capture unique images of some of the most photographed subjects in the world. Then we speak with Bryan O’Neil Hughes to learn about the next generation of digital imaging tools and workflows from Adobe.
Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
– Edward Weston
This is a guest post from the talented photographer and videographer, Anders Lönnfeldt. A couple months ago, I was in London working together with artist & photographer Lukas Renlund on his photo project called Steal My Photograph!. It is a different kind of art exhibition where he encourages people in the street to steal his […]
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. A day that many come together with friends and family. Around the world, we are entering into times of holiday, reflection, and get togethers. This is a great time to bring your camera to functions. Shooting candid portraits helps preserve memories for all who come. You might not […]
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
The picture above is of my daughter Francesca and was taken with in camera softening and a simple studio lighting set up. The diffusion is created using a thin silk chiffon gauze stretched over a skylight filter. I like to get the look right in camera to save post production time later. Here are some […]
Some say they can spot his work and his brand of photography and processing a mile away. His work is fantastically unique and has the photography industry and world wide press stirring. This award-winning talent has captured faces of the most interesting characters that are now making international impact because of his emotional portraiture and […]
It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.
- Paul Strand
He’s a legend to many and was named one of the top 100 Most Important people in photography. After reading his bio and hearing about his journey, you’ll see why this man has shaped and influenced the industry in more ways than one. Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 […]
This is a guest post by Kevin Ames | www.kevinamesphotography.com During a walk on an early October evening in 2006; I came across this gentleman taking a picture with his phone of the building in the background. If you are of a “certain” age, you already know the building. You know why he’s photographing it. It […]
I have this idea that you can use glamour and still have it represent something that matters.
– David LaChapelle
In a recent podcast, we were privileged to hear from the talented Julieanne Kost, Principal Evangelist for Photoshop and LIghtrom at Adobe Systems with an incredibly talented knack of digital imagery. In her work, Julieanne combines a passion for photography with a mastery of digital imaging techniques. With a degree in psychology, Julieanne constructs worlds […]
Editor’s Note: Each weekend we take a look at a photographer of influence who’s helped shape our industry. Linda McCartney lead a diverse professional career as a musician, photographer, animal rights activist, and entrepreneur. She started working as a receptionist for Town & Country magazine, where she found herself often taking pictures as a photographer. She eventually […]
If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.
I’m always on the lookout for great time-lapse sequences. In this case, I found a piece by DGA Productions. Here is their look at the Wold Series. A look at Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park via time-lapses and slow motion photography. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and […]
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
In our most recent podcast, we heard from a very unique photographer that adds to the list of incredible Photofocus-featured talents. Even though he is currently on set in Hollywood, Michael Kubeisy took time away from the production set to chat with Rich Harrington about working as a photographer in Hollywood. From crime scenes to […]
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
- Ansel Adams