Sam Abell is a photographer best known for his work with National Geographic. His work is often considered some of the more artistic published by the magazine (which he began shooting for in 1967). Abell primarily shoots a documentary style, but chooses to create images that also stand open to artistic interpretation. He rarely shoots with […]
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
- Ansel Adams
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
– Paul Caponigro
Though I had some early training as an artist and storyteller, I began my career in human services, not the creative field. For those eleven years, I rarely picked up a camera if not on vacation or put pen to paper unless I was writing a report. The urge to create professionally never left me, […]
Sometimes one waits too long for the perfect moment before snapping the picture. You never realize what you needed was to change perspective.”
― Miguel Syjuco
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
– Ansel Adams
Dickey Chapelle was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She went on to study at MIT, but left to work at a local airfield. Eventually she relocated to New York and began working as a photographer for Trans World Airlines. While her credentials were a bit thin, her willpower was not. She went on to become a war correspondent photojournalist […]
Violence in any form is unthinkable. It was so unthinkable that it became as attractive a mystery to me as sex seemed to be to other teen-agers.
- Dickey Chapelle
Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn’t go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
- Ansel Adams
Having been a model for ten years, she carries a talent and useful connection with her fashion and bridal subjects that many other photographers don’t necessarily possess. When watching her shoot in person, she is animated, energetic, emotive and passionate which evokes beautiful emotions out of her portraits. And through our ever changing industry, she’s […]
Helmut Newton was was a German-Australian fashion photographer. His style is widely recognized and often imitated. His life began with many challenges and turmoil. He was born Helmut Neustädter to Jewish parents in Berlin. He became interested in photography at age 12 when he bought his first camera and worked he German photographer Yva (de) (Elsie Neulander […]
It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room.
– Helmut Newton
He calls himself a Photoshop-ographer. We call him extremely talented. Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer currently based just outside of Oxford in the UK. But don’t let this kind smile and his love of geek talk fool you. Do a little more research and you’ll find that he is a tenacious body […]
While you expect visual effects in a SciFi movie, the fact is the practice has made it to just about every film released. What you know about Photoshop is often translated into a motion workflow as well. Here is a behind the scenes look at some shots from Martin Scorsese’s new film The Wolf of Wall […]
I know what you’re thinking. Today’s featured photographer looks like a teenager. Well, he is. And nothing makes me more excited than discovering fresh, budding talent and introducing you to his work at the beginning of his very bright and promising career. Ladies and Gents, meet 16-year-old fine art photographer, Alex Currie. He says he […]
Its all so simple – no one believes me … you strike a pose, then you light it. Then you clown around and get some action in the expressions. Then, you shoot.
A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.
– Annie Leibovitz
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
– Ansel Adams