On Assignment: Marco Garcia Captures the Super Flower Blood Moon for Reuters
Photographer Marco Garcia recently photographed an extraordinary cosmic event, when a supermoon coincided with a lunar eclipse. While covering the story for Reuters, Garcia had a front-row seat for rare event in May, since he's based in Hawaii. "I've often thought of celestial photography as something left best for amateurs or scientists who have access to massive telescopes in observatories, so when Reuters asked me to photograph the blood moon eclipse, I found it to be a challenge," says Garcia.
Trending : Flying Through the Mall of America (and a Soccer Stadium)
The latest thing in drone videos? Exciting, visually stunning, hair-raising fly-throughs of various buildings and businesses. In our last video roundup, we spotlighted Minnesota-based filmmaker and drone pilot Jay Christiensen's fly-through of a bowling alley, which became a viral sensation. Now Christiensen is back a fly-through of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Meanwhile, to celebrate its Premier League championship, Manchester City released an impressive fly-through of its Etihad Stadium.
Karen Halverson: Mulholland
Mulholland Drive: Is it a place? A myth? A state of mind? All of the above and more, depending on when you began looking at art and going to arthouse movies. The name alone conjures up still and moving images, populated by mythic events such as the film “Chinatown” (1974, dir. Roman Polanski); the film “Mulholland Drive” (2001, dir. David Lynch); the Tate/LoBianco murders; and the painting Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio (David Hockney, 1980). ...
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.