Vincent van Kleef is an Amerstdam-based photographer who used the social-networking power of Facebook to solicit the participation of people in his community. His portrait series provided me not only subjects for his photography but also allowed him to reveal the personalities and stories of the city’s inhabitants.Read More
In this week's video, the importance of waiting for the moment to play out in a scene. Inspired by some recent experiences he had as a student in a photography workshop, he discusses why allowing a moment to reveal itself in a scene can make the difference between a snapshot and a great shot.Read More
For over 25 years, I have been a photo educator in one form or another. Whether as a writer, adjunct professor or a workshop leader, I had shared my knowledge and experience with thousands of photographers with varying levels of experience.
However, there have been times when I am the student. And regardless of what I know, or think I know, there is always some insight to be gained when I am listening to another person sharing their knowledge and experience.Read More
I am always working on seeing rather than looking.
For me seeing is an active act, a conscious decision to observe the world especially its more subtle and nuanced offerings.Read More
Jeffery Saddoris is endlessly curious – about people, about creativity, about line and shape and color – and his personal and professional pursuits are driven by learning, discovering, imagining, listening, celebrating, and making. Jeffery cohosts the photography podcast On Taking Pictures. He also hosts the 12-episode Craft & Vision Podcast, and Process Driven, his ongoing podcast of long-form conversations about creativity and how the creative process manifests itself across a wide range of genres and disciplines.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses what he looks for when it comes to lighting and setting for a street portrait. He shares how paying attention to elements beyond the person that you are photographing plays an important role in a successful portrait.Read More
A photographer friend once told me a story of when he was photographing in a Tibetan monastery. He was creating images over several days when he noticed one of the monks carefully observing him. The monk watched him as he photographed, but never approached him or said a word. There was a moment when the photographer thought that the monk thought he was doing something wrong, though the link didn’t choose to verbalize it.
Raised in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Blake Jorgenson headed west to Whistler, B.C. in 1993 at the age of 18 in search of adventure. Now in his thirties, he has won several prestigious industry awards, including the Pro Photographer Showdown at Whistler’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival and Powder Magazine’s Photo of the Year.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of being present. He talks about not only why it’s so important, but what circumstances can stand in the way of being completely in the moment.Read More
David J. Murphy is a photojournalist and filmmaker who currently works near Biloxi, Mississippi He began his career 16 years ago when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat photojournalist. After leaving the Marine Corps he moved to New York City and worked as a freelance photojournalist. He later joined the U.S. Air National Guard and worked at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., as their visual information manager, photojournalist and broadcaster.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of considering both gestures and setting when creating a strong photograph documenting action.Read More
Is providing your photography for free a way to begin a career as a professional photographer?
That’s the question that arose while watching a recent conversation conducted by Zack Arias with Mikal Cho, the founder, and owner of Unsplash. Unsplash is a platform where photographers submit their images for use by anyone for free for any purpose, including commercial use without financial compensation or even attribution to the photographer.Read More
Ralph Velasco is President, Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. d.b.a. PhotoEnrichment Adventures, as well as a travel photography instructor and international guide who has photographed in over 60 countries on 6 continents.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses what makes a photograph “street photography”. Rather than debating what is and what isn’t street photography, he instead focuses on the sensibility of photographers who produce consistently good photographs in this genre.Read More
The greatest source of education and inspiration for me has been looking at the work of great photographers. I have spent endless hours looking thru the monographs of Gordon Parks, Mary Ellen Mark, Roy DeCarava, Josef Koudelka, Tina Modotti, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Frank, William Albert Allard and countless others. Those moments leave me marveling at the unique way a person can see the world and capture a moment with a camera.Read More