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Spotlight: Drones Diving Down Waterfalls, Timelapse Spring in Denmark, and More
You've got to be good to fly a drone down a waterfall. Swiss-based remote pilot Ellis van Jason is. On a recent trip to Venezuela, he was able to capture a "birds-eye" perspective of a deep dive down Angel Falls - the tallest waterfall in the world. We include it in today's roundup of remarkable videos. Also on the bill: A timelapse of spring busting out in Denmark; an aerial tilt-shift featuring an abandoned winter Olympic site; a slow-mo video turning a second into and hour, and some timelapse tips from a master.
Photography Update: 10.14.2021
Light and Shadow with Phil Penman at Fotographiska | Workshop, Sunday, October 17, 12-4 pm Join Professional Photographer, Phil Penman, and the Leica Akademie for an afternoon of discovering light and shadow. Phil will begin the program by showing his photography and talking about various artistic and technical considerations. Following the presentation, Phil will lead participants on a photo walk on the streets of Manhattan. Photographers of all experience levels are welcome. Ownin...
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.