Books: "Blood Moon: Rhino Rescue" by Beverly and Dereck Joubert
World Rhino Day was celebrated recently. And in honor of that we spotlight the new Rizzoli book "Blood Moon: Rhino Rescue," featuring the imagery of renowned African wildlife photographers Beverly and Dereck Joubert. "Rhinos-along with hundreds of other species-are endangered. Indeed, we are in the midst of the sixth great extinction in the history of planet Earth, and this one is caused by human activity. It is a grim picture," notes primatologist Jane Goodall in the book's foreword. The Jouberts have devoted 40 years to animal rescue and wildlife conservation efforts, and their new book documents work to rescue rhinos from poaching zones in South Africa and then relocate them to secret locations in Botswana.
How To: Remove Noise from Audio, Create Slow Shutter Speed Timelapses; Edit Timelapse Video, and more
Your video needs better audio. And in today's roundup of filmmaking tutorials from around the web you find some help on that score. YouTuber Mike Russell shows how to use Adobe Audition (part of Creative Cloud) to remove background noise from your video's audio track. You also learn how to remove distracting visual elements from your video using the content aware fill tool in After Effects. And more.
RBG: Legacy Photo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced yesterday that a portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the renowned photographer Irving Penn (American, 1917–2009) is now on view in Gallery 690, on the second floor. The work is of special significance as Penn made this portrait on August 9, 1993, in his New York studio the day before Ginsburg left the city for Washington, D.C., where she would take the oath of office to be the second woman justice on the United States Supreme Court. The pho...
Spotlight: A Moment from Colombian Photographer David Betancur's Travel Journal
David Betancur travels in order to find "character and scenarios." The Colombian photographer's portfolio is filled with people he finds on assignment and on his excursions throughout his country, which he records in what he calls "a sort of travel journal." Among the images in his journal is a shot of a girl resting on the edge of an abandoned swimming pool. "She told me, 'For enjoying the pool, there is no need to get wet in the water,'" Betancur recalls. His photograph was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 8 competition.
American Photography Open 2019: Meet the Winner, Alain Schroeder
Last month we revealed the ten finalists. Today, we introduce the winner of the American Photography Open 2019 competition - Alain Schroeder, a Brussels, Belgium-based photojournalist who has worked all around the globe, from Thailand and Tuscany to Crete and Vietnam. From October 2018 through April 2019, he was in Sumatra, Indonesia, to document efforts to aid the area's critically endangered orangutans. His photograph of an abused three-month-old female orangutan named Brenda being treated for a severely broken arm earned Schroeder the top spot in this year's contest.
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.