How Jimmy Chin Filmed A Mountaineer Who Aspires To Extremes

Discover what it took for Jimmy Chin and his crew to document Alex Honnold’s ropeless ascent up El Capitan in the award-winning documentary movie "Free Solo"
How To Fill A Mountaineer Who Aspires To Extremes
Alex Honnold prepares to rappel off the summit of El Capitan in order to climb certain sections of Freerider. Colorado-based climber, mountaineer, skier and photographer Jimmy Chin can now add the title “Academy Award-winning film director” to his already-prestigious resume and ever-growing list of accomplishments. That’s because when Jimmy Chin,... Read more

Steve McCurry: A Master Photojournalist In Full

Steve McCurry’s most recent book reveals more about the photographer behind the great images
Steve McCurry’s most recent book reveals more about the photographer behind the great images
September 11, New York City, 2001 If you search the internet for lists of the most well-known photographers working today, American photographer and photojournalist Steve McCurry, who has been responsible for capturing some of the most captivating images of the past 50 years, is almost always among those distinguished names. However, for a more personal... Read more

Capturing Weddings By Connecting With Your Subjects

Sally and Dan Watson share tips on successfully shooting wedding photos and video that are vivid, emotional and tell a great story
Capturing Weddings By Connecting With Your Subjects
When you watch Orlando, Florida-based photographer Sally Watson photograph a model or bride, you may not notice anything all that unique at first. Sally might tell the subject she loves that pose or look, but that’s nothing uncommon. But if you get a little closer and listen carefully, you realize it’s not so much what she’s saying but the tone... Read more

Tracie Maglosky: Maximum Creativity

Tracie Maglosky’s passion for crafting beautiful and timeless wedding photos means she continually needs to find ways to up her game
Tracie Maglosky: Maximum Creativity
Thirteen years ago, Tracie Maglosky’s life changed when she photographed a wedding as a favor for a friend and found that she was immediately hooked on the rush. But it was more than just the excitement of the event: Yes, she thrives in stressful situations and enjoys the challenges unique to wedding photography. But she also loves making brides feel... Read more

Cliff Mautner: A Photojournalistic Approach To Wedding Photography

How this photographer uses photojournalism techniques to document nuptials
A Photojournalistic Approach to Wedding Photography
Mautner shot this photo during a Bedeken, an element before a Jewish ceremony where the groom veils the bride. “It’s literally the moment where the bride and groom set eyes upon one another on their wedding day,” says Mautner. “The bride’s name is Shira, the groom is Jake, and it was taken at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.” Philadelphia... Read more

Mary Virginia Swanson Shares Her Passion For Fine-Art Photographs

Lessons from a master fine-art marketer
“Eugene Hensley of the Jesus Rock Ministry, Jamestown, TN.” 2014, from the Moon Shine series, by Rachel Boillot. In the world of fine-art photography, there’s no one more knowledgeable or passionate about the production, presentation and promotion of images than Mary Virginia Swanson. With early credentials that include working with Ansel Adams... Read more

The Fine Art of Conservation

An award-winning photojournalist collaborates with six other environmentally conscious fine artists around the globe to produce art installations that will help raise awareness for conservation
Ami Vitale shot this image in Colombia: It depicts a local initiative, which aims to plant coffee bushes and support development of sustainable farms by training local communities to use new farming techniques and by providing Internet access. The photo, along with the others in this story, were included in Lavazza’s 2019 calendar and focused... Read more

Tall Tales, Twins And Truths: The Tangled Self-Portraits of Jess Richmond

In this age of fake news, alternative facts and countless digital selfies, Jess Richmond takes an unusual approach to self-portraiture
Self-portraits, that seemingly narcissistic offshoot of the much broader genre of portraiture, have always been a bit problematic, if only because they’re almost indistinguishable from the larger group. In other words, you can’t tell from the image itself whether it’s a self-portrait or simply a portrait of another artist. Even when the artist... Read more

Analog Afterglow In The Digital Age

Maine-based photographer Tillman Crane combines the latest digital technology with older analog darkroom processes to make nuanced, luminescent platinum prints of his beautiful black-and-white images
Big Bend National Park: “I was invited to be a guest in [a workshop] with Justin Black and Jack Dykinga,” says Crane. “It was my first real outing for an extended period of time working with the Fujifilm GFX. In this image, I wanted to push the limits of contrast and see just what the camera would capture and how the file would look. I was stunned... Read more

Photographing With A Blind Mind

Whether working on a commissioned or personal photo project, Hiroshi Watanabe attempts to “blank out his consciousness” by having a “blind mind” when approaching the subjects he shoots
“Jun Masuda as Oyanagi, Matsuo Kabuki” from the series Kabuki Players. Read through the names Southern California-based photographer Hiroshi Watanabe gives his photographic series—Lotus Dreams, Dunes, Bull City Summer, Ideology in Paradise, I See Angels Every Day—and you’ll find that each one has an almost haiku-like, understated quality.... Read more

Taking The Time With The Next Generation

Why the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Fellowship winner focuses on youth, patriotism and the poetry of long-form photography projects
Artyom Baklashkin (17), a student at the local secondary school in the village of Diveevo, stands guard in an abandoned building with a group known as the "Survivalists," April 6, 2016, Russia. Survivalists train young adults to survive future wars and post-apocalyptic life and meet weekly for tactical drills. They use air-soft guns for the practice and competition. From “Toy Soldiers.”
Artyom Baklashkin (17), a student at the local secondary school in the village of Diveevo, stands guard in an abandoned building with a group known as the “Survivalists,” April 6, 2016, Russia. Survivalists train young adults to survive future wars and post-apocalyptic life and meet weekly for tactical drills. They use air-soft guns for... Read more

Being Sandro Miller

A photographer collaborates with renowned actor John Malkovich to create an homage as a thank you to past masters
Chicago-based Sandro Miller is a sculptor of sorts, using light as a chisel to bring out the essence of the sitters before his camera lens. His photography series Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, exemplifies this mastery of advanced lighting techniques. To create the series, the Lucie Award-winning photographer set out... Read more
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