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Benoit Tardif


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Cover photos by Steven Voss and Marcus Yam


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How To: Photograph the Northern Lights, Shoot Portraits in Sunlight, and Do Lots of Things in Photoshop

How are your Photoshop skills? This month's collection of tutorials from around the web features a number focusing on Photoshop: You'll learn how to create shadows in Photoshop, how to add shine and depth to hair in Photoshop, how to retouch a cosmetics ad in Photoshop, and various Photoshop hacks that will make your photographic life better. You'll also learn how and when to shoot the northern lights, how to elevate your macro photography, how to style food and drink for photography and more.

Spotlight: Two Videos Made with Photos ... Lots of Photos

Mike Olbinski's latest storm time lapse is epic. Olbinski is known for chasing severe weather across the west and producing videos made of thousand of still images, particularly in his series "Monsoon." For the most recent addition to the series, "Monsoon V," Olbinski traveled 15,000 miles and used 85,000 images to create a stunning eight-minute video. Today we also feature the music video for the song "UnAmerican" by the indie rock band Said The Whale, which also took some doing -- the stop-motion video was created by hand without digital effects and features 2,250 separate photo prints rephotographed over a period of 80 hours.


As the year comes screaming to a close—likely one of the strangest, if not the worst of the 21st Century—this is a good time to offer the last DART Book Prize Contest of 2018! There have been so many fun entries that the deadline has been extended to Friday, December 21! In the past the Book Prize Contest has involved identifying, from a photo of mine, “Where in New York Am I?” Info But this one is different. It invites DART subscribers to create a  Brief His...

Dispatches From Latin America: Three Stories from Photographer Lianne Milton

Brazilian prisons in crisis. The aftermath of a deadly orphanage fire in Guatemala. The culture of child sex abuse in the Amazon. These are three of the stories that Brazil-based documentary photographer Lianne Milton has covered in recent months. Milton, a past winner of the Latin American Fotografia competition and Pulitzer Center recipient, is a member of Panos Pictures whose work often focuses on the impact of socio-economic issues on race, class, and citizenship and the relationship between the environmental landscape and the human experience.

American Photography Open 2018: Meet the Winner, Zay Yar Lin

Meet the winner of the American Photography Open 2018 contest: Zay Yar Lin of Sanchaung township, Yangon, Myanmar. Zay Yar's winning image was "Mending Fishing Nets," a beautifully composed photograph shot in a fishing village in Xiapu County, Fujian Province, China. "I was shocked," said Zay Yar when he was told he had won the first-ever American Photography Open competition - a contest open to any photographer at any level using any type of gear.

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.