How To: Shoot Razor-Sharp Landscapes, Pro Car Photos, Flying Food ... and More
There's a reason your landscape photos aren't sharp. In fact, there are six of them, notes landscape photographer Christian Hoiberg in one of the photo primers we feature today. Among the other tutorials in our monthly roundup of how-to articles and videos: lessons on shooting professional car photos and creating silky long exposures. You'll find out how to use the sunrise to photograph people creatively, and how to shoot flying food. As a bonus, you'll find out how famed baby photographer Anne Geddes makes cherubs smile.
Spotlight: Highlights From June
Joao Canziani fell in love with India on a road trip through Rajasthan. The New York-based photographer went there on assignment for Afar magazine, but besides shooting stills for the magazine, he also wanted to work on a personal project. The result of his trip was the short documentary "Pehelwani," which focuses on a group of young men that practice the ancient art of pehelwan, or mud wrestling. It's one of our highlighted films from June, along with photojournalist and filmmaker Tom Laffay's look at murder without consequence in Colombia, a 12K flyover of NYC, and a trip to the coldest, most polluted place in Russia.
The Q&A: Alessandra De Cristofaro
Q: Originally from the south of Italy what are some of your favorite things about living and working in Rome? A: I was born in Lecce, a beautiful city in the Salento area, the southernmost part of the Adriatic coast. I’ve lived in several cities in Italy and abroad but currently I’m in Rome. I love to take long walks in the old city center, which is full of art and history. Q: Do you keep a sketchbook? What is the balance between art you create on paper versus in the comp...
Spotlight: Agustin Macarian Documents the Other Buenos Aires
There is Buenos Aires, the city. Argentina's political and business center, also known as Capital Federal, is a bustling metropolis of 3 million where the steakhouses are full, the rose gardens are in bloom, and grand avenues hum with the city's iconic black-and-yellow taxis. There is also another Buenos Aires, however -- the province surrounding the city, which carries the same name but, notes Americas Quarterly, is vastly bigger and poorer. The magazine assigned photojournalist Agustin Marcarian to capture this other Buenos Aires; his work was later selected as a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 6 competition.
Profile: Hope Wurmfeld's Memory of Rome, 1964
Hope Wurmfeld's love of Rome began 53 years ago. That's also when she discovered her love of photography. As she came to discover, the two passions -- Rome and photography -- are abidingly linked. In 1964, Wurmfeld moved to Rome after marrying her college boyfriend, who was there for year on a Fulbright scholarship. In the city's black market she bought two Leica cameras, several lenses, and a light meter, and then photographed everything she saw. Wurmfeld went on to become a noted fine-art photographer, but recently went through her archive and rediscovered her old images of Rome -- a Rome that is no more. Now they are collected in a new book.
- Illustrator Profile - Chris Sickels / Red Nose Studio: "Put the work out there that you want to make"
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.