World-renowned fine-art nature photographer William Neill has found a fresh direction, thanks to a new digital camera
When you talk to William Neill about what he's doing these days, you sense renewed energy in his voice. The photographer, who in many ways picked up the torch from Ansel Adams and has made the environs around Yosemite Valley his base camp, is doing things a little differently today. The grand landscape images for which he has become famous were largely created with a 4x5 view camera. For some of his recent work, Neill has been setting aside his 4x5 in favor of a digital SLR. Although he has been only recently shooting with the digital SLR, Neill has been considering digital for a long time.
Combining photography and dance, Lois Greenfield reveals the elusive beauty of movement
The photography of Lois Greenfield is an exploration of time as well as stunning images of dance. Performers frozen in space preserve a moment, and lead the viewer to ponder the moments before and after the fraction of a second captured by her camera. Greenfield's work inspires us to reevaluate how we see the world, and movement, in particular.
The team of Herrmann + Starke creates perfect moments instead of waiting for them to happen
"Around November of 1993, I had this nightmare that we hadn't gone digital, that we had listened to our clients, and our careers were just trashed because we had missed the boat,” says digital photographer Judy Herrmann. As her faithful clients now attest, Herrmann didn't miss the boat—in fact, she was early.
Robert Beck is a Sports Illustrated photographer based in Southern California. On Monday he gets his assignments, and then he and his gear hit the road to bring in the perfect pictures...yet again.
Robert Beck's arsenal of gear is as eclectic as the variety of sports he photographs for Sports Illustrated—he has a full collection of equipment, from Holga cameras to the latest digital SLR systems. SI staff shooters receive their assignments on Monday morning and, frequently, Beck is on the road by that afternoon to cover whatever venue or event the editors in New York deem necessary for the magazine. When you have to be that mobile, having gear that you know will get the shot for you is essential.
Michael Lichter photographs the lifestyle and rolling artwork of today's motorcycle culture
Roger Goldammer has just driven some 20 straight hours to Boulder, Colo., so Michael Lichter can shoot his award-winning bike, “Lowtek.” “He has a reputation as the best,” says Goldammer, whose sweeping green creation rides super-low to the ground. With the recent renaissance and TV popularity of choppers on shows like Discovery's American Chopper and The Great Biker Build-Off, such trips to Lichter's studio have become common.
As a photojournalist, Jeffrey Aaronson is called upon to do everything—from formal portraits of newsmakers to elaborate photo essays—all across the world
Like commercial and fine-art shooters, photojournalists are moving forward with the new digital technology. Today's most talented photojournalists have embraced digital for its ability to allow them to do more to tell a story through photographs. The limitations of film—its bulk, the need to handle it carefully, being tied to a single film speed while you're shooting a roll—don't apply. Digital technology gives a photojournalist the power to shoot much more freely all the time. Using digital gear, photographer and world traveler Jeffrey Aaronson has been able to do some of his finest work.
Digital and film, black-and-white and color, personal and commercial—these are the facets of David Mendelsohn's persona as a photographer
Visit David Mendelsohn's website and you're greeted with a seemingly simple choice. Would you like to see his personal work or the commercial images he's paid to create? Choose the first and you're taken into a world of desaturation: black-and-white and sepia tones dominate this collection of mostly human forms. Choose the latter and you're greeted with the polar opposite: a bold color palette and striking compositions of the unusual and the everyday—all vivid in every sense of the word. Then you ask yourself: Could these two distinct bodies of work possibly come from the same photographer?
For Paulo Filgueiras, the journey from surf photographer in Rio de Janeiro to highly demanded fashion shooter in New York has been more challenging and circuitous than his path to digital technology
Keeping fashion photography fresh. It's a simple statement, but it's much more of an elusive goal to meet. While some well-known fashion shooters have come up with a look that they recycle time and again, the very best in the field, the true talents, are constantly reinventing themselves and their style in a quest for a new and different collection of imagery. The challenge, always, is to create dynamic photographs that evoke emotions in the viewer while not being so outlandish that they're dismissed as overly contrived and silly. Read More...
World-renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe is moving in a new digital direction
Art Wolfe is synonymous with nature photography. When the photographer-adventurer got his hands on a digital camera for the first time, instead of doing the expected—photographing the dramatic animal and landscape portraits that are so well associated with his name—Wolfe turned his Canon EOS-1Ds to the extraordinary scenes within ordinary city life.