How To: Photograph Spring Flowers, Mimic the Sun with a Single Light, Shoot the Moon, and More
April showers will soon be over. You'll probably want to be ready to photograph May flowers. In today's roundup of recent photo tutorials we feature some insights on how to make fresh blooms "look every bit as Instagram-worthy as they do in person." You'll also learn how to improve your photographic composition with a simple trick, how to read a histogram and begin using neutral density filters, how to mimc sunlight with a single light source, and how to approach strangers on the street to shoot their portraits. There are also tips for more advanced photographers on launching a pro career.
Spotlight: Meet the 2018 Winners of the ICP Infinity Awards
Earlier this month the International Center of Photography handed out its prestigious Infinity Awards for 2018, honoring excellence in a variety of fields related to the medium. And, as it has for the past several years, the MediaStorm production company prepared a series of video profiles focusing on the award recipients. Today we feature several of those, including tributes to Bruce Davidson, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award; Samuel Fosso, winner of the Art award; Amber Bracken, winner of the Documentary and Journalism award; and Natalie Keyssar, winner of the Emerging Photographer award.
Art In the Open
It almost seems like Spring—at least the daffodils and crocus are doing their bit to satisfy our hungry eyes. So this might be a weekend for enjoying some outdoor art installations to celebrate the season. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 2018 Roof Garden Commission opened this week with a colossal bronze sculpture by Huma Bhabha. Titled We Come in Peace, the figural group addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials...
Honor Roll: World Press Photo Selects Six Emerging South American Photographers
"There is no shortage of visual talent around the world, but some people are better known than others. To develop a new and more diverse visual representation of the world, we need to locate, recognize and share the best work." That is the directive behind the World Press Photo organization's 6x6 Global Talent program, which spotlights six new talents drawn from one of six continents every three months. Last November six photographers from Southeast Asia and Occeania were featured. Recently six photographers from South America were nominated. We feature them today.
Illustrator Profile - Lisk Feng: "Believe in your work. Love what you do."
Lisk Feng is an illustrator who grew up in China, studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and now lives in Queens, New York. Although she is primarily and editorial illustrator, she has also done commercial work and product design, and is currently working on two children's books. Her work is created digitally, primarily with Photoshop, but the illustrations maintain an old school, hand-done feel.
- 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.