David Schonauer

Honor Roll: Winners of the Food Photographer of the Year 2021

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year   Tuesday May 11, 2021

The winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 have been announced, with Chinese photographer Li Huaifeng the Photographer of the Year award for his photograph “Taste.” Taken in Licheng, Shanxi, the image shows a young family sharing in the joy of preparing food. Li Huaifeng, who started in photography ten years ago, wins £5,000 (about $6.900). Judges called the photo a “tender and subtly powerful image for our times.” The photo was also the winner of the “Food for the Family” category.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: RODE's Free Connect App Makes Podcasting Easy

nofilmschool   Tuesday May 11, 2021

If you're looking for a free and simple solution to record or stream your podcast, the newly introduced RØDE Connect software might be the perfect fit, notes NoFilmSchool. The software has been designed to work exclusively with the NT-USB Mini microphone to offer a straightforward approach to podcasting. The interface, which was inspired by RØDECaster Pro, gives you the ability to connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single computer for podcasting or use with video conferencing platforms or streaming applications.    Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Raymond Boyd's Images Of '80s and'90s Hip-Hop

BuzzFeed   Tuesday May 11, 2021

Photographer Raymond Boyd has taken some of the most significant images of the Chicago music scene over the last four decades, notes BuzzFeed. After his mother bought him a Kodak pocket camera when he was in high school, Boyd began photographing musicians and concerts. “I always had a day job to have steady money," he says. "I worked at FedEx for 10 years, but I worked part-time so I still had time to do photography.” He has photographed LL Cool J, Biggie, Eazy-E, and more.    Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Photographing Subjects Against One of the Blackest Fabrics in the World

DP Review   Tuesday May 11, 2021

In April we mentioned that scientists have developed the whitest white paint ever. But recently, photographer Mathieu Stern (known for his experimentation with weird lenses and cameras) tried shooting images using one of the blackest materials available as a backdrop.The blackest black material in the world right now is believed to be Vantablack, which is made from randomly-aligned carbon nanotubes and absorbs 99.965 percent of visible light that hits it, notes DP Review. Unfortunately, its artistic use is available exclusively to British Indian sculptor Amish Kapoor. Instead, Stern used Visible Light Absorbing Flock Sheet, an ultra-absorbent nylon/rayon fabric from Japanese company KoPro.   Read the full Story >>

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