How To: Shoot Landscapes in Unattractive Light, Sharpen Your Macro Skills ... and More
It's time to get outside! In today's roundup of photo tutorials from around the internet, we strap on a backpack and get ready to shoot some landscapes. There's a lesson on how make the most out of overcast skies when shooting landscapes, and another on shooting landscapes in flat light. We've also got a brush-up tutorial on the best camera settings for landscape photography, tips for improving your landscape photos, and some advice on common landscape mistakes. Not into wide-open spaces? There are also tutorials on macro photography, wedding photography, and portrait lighting.
Spotlight: A NYC Time Lapse, Droning the Alps, and the Aurora Australis
Today's spotlight of remarkable motion art is a world tour. We start in New York City, with time-lapse video from photographer Michael Shainblum. "I vividly remember my first experience of New York City as a kid, before I became a photographer," Shainblum notes "The sheer sense of scale, the incredible architecture and just the overall feeling I got walking around the city. That experience became one of the reasons I got into photography." From there we take a pre-dawn drone ride through the Alps, courtesy of Austrian production company 5kdig. We end with photographer Martin Heck's glimpse of the Aurora Australis over the South Pole.
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The DART Board: 05.16.2019
As a young photographer juggling artistic work with commercial assignments, John Goodman always had color slide film loaded in a camera. Beginning in the 1970s and through the late 1980s, he photographed on the streets of Boston, finding fleeting moments of connection at diners, shops and gas stations. He printed a few images, but packed most of his slides in a cabinet and only discovered them twenty-five years later, in 2009, when moving studios. Goodman, who would become known for his gritty...
Spotlight: Griselda San Martin Looks at the Immigrants of "Puebla York"
Welcome to Puebla York. It's not a place you will find on a map. Nonetheless, documentary photographer Griselda San Martin has been photographing its boundaries and culture for the past six years. "Well over 50 percent of Mexican migrants in New York come from the state of Puebla, in Central Mexico," notes San Martin, whose work often focuses on the issues of immigration, deportation, inequality and human rights abuses. Her project "Puebla York," which looks at Mexican immigrants in New York and their families in Puebla, Mexico, was a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 7 competition.
On View: Gallerist Robin Rice Shows Her Own Work, In Her Beacon, NY, Loft
Robin Rice has taken up spinning. Not the kind you do on bikes, but the kind deejays do. She's got turntable set up at her loft in Beacon, New York, in a converted 19th-century textile mill along Fishkill Creek. A photo of her at her turntable was included recently in Chronogram, a lifestyle magazine focusing on the Hudson Valley, which coincided with an exhibition of Rice's own photography at her eponymous New York gallery -- the first time her gallery had shown the work, which she's been doing since the disco days of the 1970s. This month the images will be on view in her loft as part of Beacon Open Studios, an annual event in which artists open their workspaces to the public.
The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.