Long before Photoshop was invented, photographers used graduated ND filters to balance a high-contrast scene. Today, they’re still sometimes the best tool for the job.
by The Editors
With all of the buzz about HDR software in the last few years, it can be easy to think that the notion of being able to render a high-contrast scene in a photograph was only addressed when Photoshop came along.
For every job, there’s a perfect tool. Most photography can be handled by your core set of glass, but every once in a while, you need something different. These lenses don’t come out of your bag every day, but when you need one, nothing else will do.
Digital image manipulation has stolen a lot of the thunder from old-fashioned optics.
Ina Sotirova gives a thoroughly unique look to all of her work by letting the individual concept and the project dictate the visual style
By Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler, Photography By Ina Sotirova
A professional photographer’s style is an evolved and refined reflection of his or her persona as demonstrated in choice of subjects, lighting, methods and perspectives.
As a member of the U.S. Air Force, Stacy Pearsall’s job in Iraq was to show the reality of combat and to tell the stories of her fellow soldiers. She carried a camera and a firearm, and her photographs give us a unique and rare glimpse of the war.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Stacy Pearsall
Roger Fenton and Felix Beato could be considered the first combat photographers for their coverage of the Crimean War in the 1850s.
Working on location, travel and generally being mobile require you to rethink how you can best manage your image library for maximum access
Text And Photography By George Jardine
To merge, or not to merge. That is the question. Imagine a time in the not-so-distant future when you truly have just one window into your entire digital photo library.
Frans Lanting had a large archive of film images when he made the transition to digital capture. The National Geographic photographer describes how he made that transition and how his film images continue to play a major role in his studio.
By William Sawalich, Photography By Frans Lanting
When Frans Lanting first clicked his shutter on assignment in the late 1970s, he began a prolific photographic journey that would take him around the world for more than 25 years creating hundreds of thousands of images—all on film.
Get exposure for your work without losing ownership of it
by Samuel Lewis
Read the terms and conditions of just about any contract, website and even some venues, and it’s almost inevitable that you’ll find some form of the "rights grab." Even doing something as seemingly innocuous as posting images on social media can result in a "rights grab."
Jane Gennaro’s extraordinary project to highlight the bizarre and troubling state of today’s fashion models
by Baldev Duggal
These opening lines from “Feed the Models!” a monologue performed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” by artist Jane Gennaro, are the genesis of her solo exhibition that Duggal helped launch at the World Monuments Fund Gallery in New York City last month.