Listener Photo of the Week - February 5, 2011

Image by Peter Amador

Having shot in my fair shares of boxing gyms, they are notoriously terrible with respect to lighting. Even if you have a camera capable of high ISO, the light is just piss poor. So, using strobe becomes essential. I love the way that Peter Amador creatively used the strobe off-camera and took advantage of the resulting shadow to create a very strong photograph.

Listener Photo of the Week - October 20, 2010

Photo by Doug Chinnery

Photo by TheFatCat44 on Flickr.

There is lot to be said for simplicity. This image is like many dawn or sunset images that are made everyday, but because of a small and simple accent the nearly pristine quality of the water and sky become that much more impactful. With the presence of the negative space, in the figure of the man, the contrast becomes significantly more dramatic. Very cool shot.

Listener Photo of the Week - September 8

Photo by Johannes Reinhart on Flickr.
This is an image that breaks a lot of rules. It doesn't have a solid black. It suffers from overexposure and flare and a lack of contrast and color saturation. Yet, it works and that's what I love about it. It has a wonderful feel to it and it's a great moment. There are other images that are more technically "perfect" but are empty. This is anything but.