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Portrait Tips: Cut the Rim Light

Making portraits with a rim light is awesome. It gives depth and punch and when you do it really well you’ll notice that it looks more natural. Take a close

Photographer of the Day: Paul Francis

Category: Street Photographer: Paul Francis Paul’s photograph of a man walking in what appears to be an alley is somewhat mysterious — you can’t really tell who the man is,

Photographer of the Day: Isengardt

The power of photography is its ability to make us feel and imagine from nothing more than a  2 dimensional collection of dots on a piece of paper or computer screen.  “Mannequins” by Isengardt, definitely makes you feel something, the best word I have to describe it is “uncomfortable”.  This is a “rule breaker” image, and why it works so well.  The mannequins have been transformed by the light and composition into something other than the typical figure of glamour we expect.  Messy hair, harsh light, and black clothes create something more out of a Hitchcock movie then a department store. We associate the eyes with life and personality, here they are lifeless, the gaze of each directed somewhere off frame.  This otherworldly scene takes the viewer out of their comfort zone, one of the greatest purposes of art.

“The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.”  – Michael Moore

Photographer of the Day: Andrea Fucà

Category: Sports Photograph: Andrea Fucà “IMG_4811” This image of young boys playing soccer in Morocco, showcases Andrea’s ability to capture street life when traveling. This could really fit into a

Photographer of the Day: Pamela Aminou Follow

Category: Sports Photograph: Pamela Aminou “Shallow waters” I love this shot by Pamela, mainly because of the simple, minimalist nature of it. The sailboats are clearly outlined, but there’s a

Photographer of the Day: Denis Malciu

The image “1” by Denis Malciu displays a perfect choice of composing in black and white, simplifying what could have otherwise been a very busy photo.  As the crowd stands in rapt attention to the dancer’s performance, they frame the dancers instead of competing with them. Imagine if instead this photo was presented in color.  The dancers could have easily gotten lost against that sea of people and the variety of textures and colors they are wearing.  Instead the photographer works purely with light and contrast.  Though small in the frame, the dancers take center stage in the image, drawing your attention directly to them, captivating you as they did the crowd.  

Photographer of the Day: in the streets of vienna

Simplicity and symmetry are the first two things that grab one’s attention in the image “lost in white”. The moment of the women in mid stride is perfectly framed by the columns, her black outfit in stark contrast to the white building she walks past. One of the smallest details that adds life to the image is the raised foot and slight bit of motion blur. This creates the sense of movement in the image, bringing her and it to life, a beautiful example of a decisive moment captured.

Photographer of the Day: Rafa Velazquez

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Amigos en Pedraza. Segovia. Spain” by Rafa Velazquez Even if you aren’t fluent in Spanish, you probably know that “amigos” means friends. In this image by

Photographer of the Day: Edouard Ketterer

Category: Street Photography Photograph: L’homme du canal by Edouard Ketterer Minimalist photos are some of the most difficult to execute, but when done well, are some of my favorites. In

Photofocus Photographer of the Day for Street is Dean Holland

Photographer of the Day: Dean Holland

Category: Street Photography Photograph: Untitled by Dean Holland Dean Holland’s Untitled image is a great example of a “decisive moment”, as the man looks away from his phone to take

Photofocus Photographer of the Day Jeff Clouet

Photographer of the Day: Jeff Clouet

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Path to the Heavens” by Jeff Clouet Jeff Clouet’s image “Path to the Heavens” is a strong example of using leading lines and a vanishing point

What Color Space Should You Use?

I spent some time with friends in Rochester, New York last week at a conference at Kodak Alaris. These friends have worked in the imaging industry for a long time

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