David Schonauer

Dept of Corrections: Photographer Self-Portraits at Washingtonian Magazine

Washingtonian   Friday May 29, 2020

We recently spotlighted a collection of photographer self-portraits and stated that they had been commissioned by The Washington Post, which was incorrect. They were made for and published at Washingtonian magazine. We apologize for the error. Please take another view of the fine work.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Underwater Photographer Shoots Sunbird

PetaPixel   Friday May 29, 2020

Underwater photographer Steven Benjamin has been under one of the world’s most strict Covid lockdowns in Cape Town, South Africa, but he hasn’t let that stop him from capturing world-class wildlife photography, notes PetaPixel. Benjamin has adapted his underwater rig to photograph sunbirds in his backyard garden. “The birds did not like flash photography so I had to figure out how to get constant light onto them with my underwater video lights,” he says. He also had to figure out how to keep his underwater lights gear from overheating on land.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Nikon's New Z50 Kit for Vloggers

PetaPixel   Friday May 29, 2020

Nikon has unveiled a “Creators Kit” built around the APS-C mirrorless Nikon Z50, which includes the camera, a lens, a microphone, a JOBY GorillaPod, and more. The kit was designed for anyone who wants to get started making “share-worthy videos.” Nikon isn’t known as the camera-of-choice for most vloggers and other video hobbyists, noted PetaPixel, but the company is hoping that this kit and a new marketing campaign aimed at streamers will help to shift this perception and get people streaming video using their Nikon camera.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Reimagining Peoples' Pandemic Dreams

The Washington Post   Friday May 29, 2020

Have you found that you’ve been dreaming more intensely during the Covid-19 lockdown? Inspired by her own vivid dreaming, Kiev, Ukraine-based photographer Oksana Parafeniuk asked people to share dreams they’ve had during quarantine and then created a series of multiple-exposure images to bring those dreams to life, notes The Washington Post. “We can’t control what we dream. Maybe that’s why dreams can come with such potency in times like these, when we feel so powerless,” adds The Post.   Read the full Story >>

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