What We Learned This Week: How to Photograph Climate Change
What does climate change look like? Pictures of polar bears and melting ice caps may be compelling, but if you want to engage a contemporary audience on the issue of climate change, you might do better to focus on people. "It is deeply moving to viewers to see how climate change affects people," says Liz Banse, a visual storyteller and vice president of Resource Media. "Stories about people whose livelihoods are under threat are extremely powerful." This week we spotlighted a tutorial video from Banse and Adam Corner of ClimateVisuals, a climate change communications research organization, explaining how to tell better climate change stories with photos and video.
Trending: How Phil Hart Captured the 2017 Solar Eclipse With 12 Cameras
Is space the final frontier for photographers and filmmakers? We recently rounded up a number of photo projects focused on the Milky Way. Today we feature a video of the 2017 solar eclipse that brought daytime darkness to a swath of the United States. The video, titled "The Moon in Motion," comes from photographer Phil Hart and a team of other photographers who used 12 cameras placed in four different locations to capture the awesome celestial event. Their time lapse has been a hit online -- Vimeo chose it as a Staff Pick, while one filmmaking website has called Hart's film "unforgettable."
The DART Interview: Veronica Miller Jamison
Peggy Roalf: Which came first, the pen or the brush? Veronica Miller Jamison: I love this question. Right now, for me, the brush comes first. I love putting down large strokes of color and the challenge of communicating objects with just a few passes of the brush. The way color behaves as you move the brush from one side of the page to the other is fun to watch, and the tool has a little bit of inherent unpredictability, so when I’m painting it’s like I’m having a conversati...
Spotlight: Andrea Fernandez Captures Womanhood, Ascending
By profession, Andrea Fernandez is a dentist. Her avocation is photography, which she took up at age 15. While traveling through Italy a few years ago, Fernandez, who is Colombian, was struck by the beauty of baroque-style fresco ceilings. "I love the use of space, tension, and connection that the figures depict as they are 'ascending to heaven,'" she says. Inspired by the frescos, she later began a series of underwater images in which people are seen flying overhead. The series, which she calls "The Ascendents," was named 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.