When portraiture and social commentary come together like this (see the New York Times photo essay), it’s absolutely fascinating. A medium format film camera and a light meter, a makeshift outdoor studio, and human beings dealing with a fight for what they believe in, and grief. Give it up for Anastasia Taylor-Lind. I set up […]
We become photographers for one reason or another. I’d always enjoyed taking snapshots as a child, and when the announcement was made one day at middle-school that they were going to be in need of a photographer, I jumped at the chance. Not as a way to express myself creatively, or contribute something to the […]
Readers occasionally write in and ask for specifics about the camera, lens and settings I used for a particular shot. Sometimes they want to know exactly how far from the subject I was when I took the photo, what the sensor size was, and whether or not I cropped the image after the fact. At […]
I received a question from one of our newsletter readers about watermarking (we’ll use the word “watermarking” here when we talk about digitally overlaying some conspicuous logo or text on an image). She asked if she should sign, or put her logo on her portrait and larger artistic prints, and if she should “watermark” her […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-c93wC6nS0[/youtube] Central Park & Columbus Circle. Yesterday in NYC.
If you’re a long-time follower, you know I love to work with performing artists. Actors and dancers can be lots of fun. With musicians, it’s a mixed bag. Sometimes you get the really self-conscious, withdrawn, need-to-be-drunk for anything types. Other times, you get lucky. Here’s one where I considered myself fortunate. Follow That Bird were […]
Editorial shoots can be lots of fun. Especially when your subjects are willing to have fun with the process. Because time and budgets are generally limited, I try to go in with as little gear as possible and get as many different shots as I can in 15-30 mins. One assignment was to photograph Randall […]