black and white

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

Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Exit” by Pierre Pichot Pierre’s image “Exit” is a great example of using lines, light, and shapes to draw your eye to the vanishing point in

How To Stitch Panoramas In Lightroom

Lightroom CC can stitch panoramas, and having this function at my fingertips has completely revolutionized the way that I shoot. I used to use ultra wide angle lenses to get

7 Tips for Better Black and White Photos

This is a guest post from Adam Price from ACD Systems. They are the makers of ACDSee Ultimate 10 for Windows. 1. Shoot RAW Depending on your camera, try shooting RAW,

Photographer of the Day: Joan Manel Zamora Muñoz

Category: Sports Photography Photograph: “Climbing – Agulles d’engolasters” by Joan Manel Zamora Muñoz The emotion surrounding the rock climber in Joan’s photograph is stellar, and the sun flare acts as a sort of

The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype In the past few articles of this series, we’ve seen how the daguerreotype came about but we haven’t really taken a moment to look at