This week we talk about photographing under low light conditions and the unexpected benefits that can be had during the evening or indoors. Hopefully, it will inspire you to take greater advantage of the low light capabilities of your camera.
Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City.
He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography and has taught in several undergraduate and graduate photography programs in the past. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. His latest book is Mexico: Between Life and Death.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to consider the use of umbrellas in a photographic composition. He shares how to use the line, shape, and color of an umbrella as a graphic element in the photograph that can complement the subject and the other elements in the frame.
In the spring of 1992, the city of Los Angeles erupted in civil unrest. Five Los Angeles police officers were acquitted of crimes related to the violent arrest of Rodney King. Captured on videotape, the beating was seen a visual confirmation of a history of brutality by the LAPD. Many believed that the recording provided incontrovertible evidence that would finally see justice served. Twelve jurors believed otherwise.
Peter Turnley is renowned for his photography of the realities of the human condition. His photographs have been featured on the cover of Newsweek 43 times and are published frequently in the world’s most prestigious publications. He has worked in over 90 countries and has witnessed most major stories of international geopolitical and historic significance in the last thirty years. His photographs draw attention to the plight of those who suffer great hardships or injustice. He also affirms with his vision the many aspects of life that are beautiful, poetic, just and inspirational.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses what it takes to make a good photograph of an interesting character walking down the street. He demonstrates how to see beyond the subject and consider the relationship between the person(s) and the other people and elements in the frame. Using a variety of techniques, he suggests choices that can improve your ability to produce more consistent photographs.
Kate Parker is a mother, wife, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both personal projects and commercial work for her clients. Her STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY photo series led to collaborations with brands such as Disney, Athleta, Kellogg’s, and NBC. It has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of SITNP, partnering with organizations such as Girls on the Run, Girl Up, The Arthur Blank Family Foundation, Disney, Glam4Good, and The Bully Project by investing in girls’ health and education. Strong is the New Pretty was also adapted for a book with Workman Publishing and became a national bestseller as well as selling overseas. Additional books will be published with Workman in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
For many years, I was a writer for hire. I wrote countless magazine articles and books as the means by which I made a living. I loved writing and I loved photography and so I counted myself lucky that I could earn money from doing two things that I enjoyed and felt that I did well.
But about three years ago, I burned out. I was writing, but doing so for the sake of a paycheck. I had lost the joy and passion that had spurred me to make this my life’s work. That decision resulted in a big financial hit, but I just didn’t have it in me to keep pressing on.
If you have ever attended a workshop of mine, there is one rant you will always here and will likely always remember. I hate white cars.
Randal Ford believes that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. He is obsessed with details, creative collaboration, and chasing a timeless aesthetic.
Ford's works have appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, 20 different Texas Monthly covers, and the cover of Communication Arts. To name a few, Ford has been commissioned to create works for brands such as Anheuser Busch, Comcast, Frito Lay, LL Bean, Pepsi, Pfizer, Verizon, & Yeti.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the creating and the processing of an image he made while visiting Paris where he is conducting interviews for his podcast, The Candid Frame. With an image he created at the Louvre, he explains how he discovered the scene and composed it by discovering the setting and building from there. He then walks you through his process for editing the image in Adobe Lightroom CC.
The last two months have been incredibly busy. Along with a personal life change, we began a garage conversion to provide me with a dedicated working space. I completed work on a new book, which is going to be released very soon. And as usual, I spent many hours securing interviews and preparing for each conversation to ensure a great episode for The Candid Frame.
What was sacrificed was time for making photographs. I was so busy, that I began forgetting to tote my camera with me.
Gerald Cyrus was born in 1957 in Los Angeles, CA and began photographing there in 1984. In 1990 he moved to New York City and obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 1992. While at SVA, he also interned at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture under the supervision of Deborah Willis. During his time in New York, Cyrus photographed regularly on the streets of Manhattan, Harlem and Brooklyn, and in 1994, he started frequenting the nightclubs in Harlem and photographed the vibrant music scene in that historic neighborhood for over six years. The resulting body of work, entitled “Stormy Monday”, was published as a book in 2008.
Some life change has required me to free up the second bedroom in our home and find another place to work. That place is my garage, which is currently being converted from a storage space and into an actual office/studio.
Brian Matiash is a professional photographer, published author, and podcaster based in Portland, OR. He specializes in fusing landscape & travel photography with experiential storytelling and practical instructing to help others grow creatively. He’s spent the better part of a decade educating, empowering and inspiring photographers all around the world with his tutorials, videos, and stories.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to purposely observe a scene to create layered compositions. He explains how paying careful attention to fixed foreground, middle ground and background elements can build the foundation of a photograph that possesses greater depth.
The release of a major new camera brings out all the drama.
Along with the uber-hype of the manufacturer, there are those that parse every specification looking for evidence of the product’s greatness or its obvious failings. Even before the camera has been used under real-world circumstances, everybody is ready to pick their corner. People don’t even wait for the bell to ring before they start throwing punches.
One of the early innovators of rock-and-roll photography, renowned photographer Guy Webster has spanned the worlds of music, films and politics in a stellar 40-year career. While shooting album covers and billboards for groups that included The Rolling Stones, The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and Chicago, he also photographed such film legends as Rita Hayworth, Dean Martin and Natalie Wood.