David Schonauer

Books: The Brief, Heroic Life of Priya Ramrakha

The New Yorker   Tuesday February 19, 2019

Priya Ramrakha was a Kenya-born photojournalist for Life and Time magazines who covered Africa’s independence movements of the 1950s and 1960s — including the war between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. He was killed while on assignment in Biafra in 1968. His work is collected in the new book "Priya Ramrakha: The Recovered Archive,” with a moving essay by author Paul Theroux, who knew and worked him. The essay has also been published in part in The New Yorker.   Read the full Story >>

Update: Real Estate Photographer Mike Tauber Launches Skyline Stock Agency

Skyline Stock   Tuesday February 19, 2019

In 2017 we spotlighted New York City real-estate photographer Mike Tauber’s book “Vista Manhattan: Views from New York City’s Finest Residences.” Tauber’s latest project is SkylineStock: Your Single Source for City Images, a new stock agency that will feature work from his own extensive archive of NYC building exteriors, luxe residential buildings and spectacular views, along with working from a growing list of other photographers. Want a million-dollar view of the city? This may be as close as you’ll get.   Read the full Story >>

Let's Continue the Conversation ...

Facebook   Friday February 15, 2019

Please contact me (button at top) to let me know about any books, shows, or projects you’ve got going. Also visit the Pro Photo Daily Facebookpage, if you haven't already. If you "Like" us you'll get updates of stories that don't make the Daily and shared stories from others. And of course we hope you will give us your opinions on some of the issues we address. You can find an archive of Pro Photo Daily posts at and a look at the best of some of our posts on our monthly Flipboard. Follow me on Twitter @davidschonauer.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Photograph Glass Like a Pro, Use Umbrellas for Stunning Portraits, Master Parallelism ... and more

By David Schonauer   Friday February 15, 2019

Are you a master of parallelism in photography? This month's roundup of tips and tutorials features a class in the art of looking for visual similarities within a composition. And that can seriously make for some interesting pictures. You'll also learn about back-button focus, how to use umbrellas to shoot stunning portraits, how to photograph glass like a pro, how to take ...   Read the full Story >>

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