Interview by features editor Mat Gallagher: Cameraman Jerry Ricciotti and DP Jake Burghart travel the globe to film some of the biggest conflicts, most hostile environments and most hair-raising scenes for the HBO series Vice. I spoke to them about Vice’s
Cameraman Jerry Ricciotti and DP Jake Burghart travel the globe to film some of the biggest conflicts, most hostile environments and most hair-raising scenes for the HBO series Vice. I spoke to them about Vice’s style, shooting in extreme conditions and the team’s camera of choice, the Canon C300.
Chicago Tribune staff photographer Scott Strazzante has built an Instagram following of more than 18,000, and is also author of a popular blog called Shooting from the Hip. He sat down for a video interview with PDN at the Look3 Festival of the Photograph
He sat down for a video interview with PDN at the Look3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia last month to explain the tools and techniques he uses to capture unguarded moments of everyday people on the streets of Chicago, New York and other cities
Jaren Wilkey is the Manager of Brigham Young University’s Photography office. He works full-time shooting BYU’s athletics, events, news – and running the BYU Photo Store. BYU sports teams have an active following on Facebook and Twitter, so Jaren is under
Here’s how it works:
I take a photo
I look at the photo on my LCD Screen
I push the “set” button on my camera
30 seconds later the photo has been automatically posted on Twitter and Facebook, as well as emailed to a group of social media managers.
Our latest guide, 11 Secrets to a Great Photo Website, offers key insights to attract potential clients and grow your business directly from your website. Learn why a website that’s responsive, SEO friendly, and easy to navigate (plus more!) can keep visi
Our latest guide, 11 Secrets to a Great Photo Website, offers key insights to attract potential clients and grow your business directly from your website. Learn why a website that’s responsive, SEO friendly, and easy to navigate (plus more!) can keep visitors coming back and encourage word-of-mouth referrals.
by Demetrius Fordham I think I speak on behalf of most photo assistants when I say that travel’s easily one of job’s biggest perks. In my time assisting, I’ve worked in the Congo, Seoul, Monaco, Sydney and Rio among other cities, hung out with awesome new
Traveling might be one of the best parts of the job, but it’s also one of the most challenging. Photo assistants are responsible for lugging hundreds of pounds (and thousands of dollars) of equipment across the world. We’re the lucky ones checking in ten cases of photo equipment, filling out the proper travel documentation, dealing with photographers trying to skirt airline luggage limits
Shooting surfing photography is a thrill. It starts with searching for the perfect spot, often found in some remote location that no one speaks of aloud. Then housing your gear and jumping into the surf, while your surfer buddies await the swell, getting
Aaron has a killer surfing photography portfolio called “Chasing Waves”. Impressed by his detailed and storytelling shots, we asked Aaron to share a few of his top tips for beginner surf photographers.
Retoucher Mark Cornellison takes us throug building a 272 gigapixel panorama, from image capture to editing + all the details. This technique works for images of all shapes and sizes
Earlier in the week I shared my gear list for the hike up Kilimanjaro with Summit on the Summit. While on the mountain I snapped off a slew of panoramas and sent them to my buddy Mark, who does digital retouching with his company PARADOX VISUAL. I wanted him to build a BIIIIIG panorama that could be auctioned off for Summit on the Summit. And when I’m talking big, I’m talking 4 feet tall and 20 feet long. (see them in context of the gallery at the end of this post). Big, right? I’ve asked Mark to give us a little insight into the methods he used for creating that panorama, which you see in digital form above. I’d say he did a bang-up job. Take it away, Mark.
I was commissioned to do a Time Lapse Tutorial series late last year that was just recently published by Canon and people really seem to be enjoying it so I thought I would share it on this blog as well
Our latest free educational guide, Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio, contains major insights from seasoned photography consultants on how to build an online photography portfolio that helps attract clients and win jobs. Topics include: 11 Secre
Our latest free educational guide, Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio, contains major insights from seasoned photography consultants on how to build an online photography portfolio that helps attract clients and win jobs.
If you want to bring the look and feel of film to your digital images, this one's for you. We look at four apps and tell you which ones we liked, and why.
I decided that I wanted the look and feel of “real” emulsions like Ilford HP5 or Kodak Portra. Although I’ve liked the look and feel of “vintage” filters that mimic (but not truly reproduce or emulate) old films, I made the conscious decision to seek apps and add-ons that seek to reproduce the look of black-and-white, color negative, slide, and instant film emulsions produced currently and in the past. There are a number of apps today that can apply that vintage look, but that, to me, is not the same as truly emulating film.
We were fortunate to have NYC-based photographer Tony Gale join us for an information-filled webinar on his approach to environmental photography. We were less fortunate to have me responsible for pressing “record” before the webinar started, because I so
we’ve compiled an interview-style written post with Tony’s lighting diagrams
It’s fairly safe to assume that tor a sizable part of photoland, a digital image that looks like a wet-plate image cannot be judged the same way as a an actual wet-plate one. In the following, I will try to explain why that is a pretty severe mistake
There’s no "delete" button in film… no way to erase your mistakes… no "do over" button. Your masterpieces and more often than not their very opposites are a matter of record for all to see the moment you press that shutter. And that makes you take things a bit more seriously. If forces you to study the craft, as repeating mistakes is literally: expensive
Entekaphobia - fear of the number 11 Or. . . How I Learned to Appreciate Small Aperture Photography If you read my blog much, you know I'm a resolution fanatic. I test every new lens for resolution. For personal use, I'll choose the lens with higher resol
Being a resoholic, I’ve always been somewhat fanatical about apertures. Whenever possible I shoot with the lens stopped down at least one stop to wring the maximum sharpness out of my lens. But I’m always careful not to stop down too far because I was taught, soon after I picked up a camera, that if you stopped down too far the dreaded diffraction softening would kick in.
David Brabyn wears two hats: he’s a working photojournalist based in New York, and also a website consultant and designer with his own business, digitaltechparis. As a consultant, David recommends and builds solutions for photographers who want to get the
We asked David to comb through his past clients, and show us three examples of defunct photography websites turned great. His examples showcase excellent photographers who were limiting themselves with a sub-par site
As the saying goes, your first impression is often your last. That’s why designing an outstanding homepage should be one of your top priorities. Think of your homepage as the entry point to your entire website; it needs to grab your visitors and get them
The following checklist highlights 11 important elements of any great, hardworking homepage. Depending on your website’s overall design (is it a template or a custom design?), you might not be in control of everything. But the best photography website homepages get many of these right.
Horizontal photography and design is becoming more pervasive - and with good reason. It's a trend that image makers should be paying close attention to.
I’m shooting more horizontals. I’m consuming more content in that orientation too. And, like any self-respecting geek obsessed with the underlying reason behind things, I wanted to know why.
I think I’ve figured it out.
Master photo retoucher Amy Dresser may have gotten her start with famed photographer Jill Greenberg, but today she works for a whole host of clients from Playboy to Barbie. And while her talents are in high demand, Amy humbly claims her work is relatively
Master photo retoucher Amy Dresser may have gotten her start with famed photographer Jill Greenberg, but today she works for a whole host of clients from Playboy to Barbie. And while her talents are in high demand, Amy humbly claims her work is relatively simple: remove what might be distracting, then pull the channels up and down to see if things will look more interesting with a different color direction.