Kitfox Valentín: Shooting In (And Out Of) Balance

The photographer grabs viewers with composed, complicated and sometimes disturbing images
Kitfox Valentín
SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO. “When asked about how I photographed this wave of dancers for the 30th anniversary of the program, I usually tell people that those involved had to draw straws to see who would be leaping from the highest scaffolding position. In truth, they were photographed individually, but I wouldn’t have been surprised, given... Read more

7 Portrait Photographers Share Their Techniques

Whether shooting on location or in the studio, successful portrait photographers have the ability to capture a moment that reveals something about their subject in an image and engages the viewer. Here, they share their techniques for getting the shot.
portrait photography
Whether shooting on location or in the studio, successful portrait photographers have the ability to capture a moment that reveals something about their subject in an image and engages the viewer. Here, they share their techniques for getting the shot. 1. Hernan Rodriguez: Meet The People Where They Are Interpersonal skills and an artful touch with... Read more

December Preview: Jim Herrington

Coming up in the December issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews photographer Jim Herrington, who has spent the last two decades photographing the pioneers of mountain climbing and the giants of the music world
Jim Herrington
Jim Bridwell Coming up in the December issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews photographer Jim Herrington, who has spent the last two decades photographing the pioneers of mountain climbing and the giants of the music world. As one might expect of any photographer with 40 years of experience, Jim Herrington has a masterful grasp on the medium. At a glance,... Read more

December Preview: Dominique Issermann

Coming up in the December issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews Paris-based fashion photographer Dominique Issermann
Dominique Issermann
Leonard Cohen, Hydra, 1983 Coming up in the December issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews Paris-based fashion photographer Dominique Issermann. Cinema has inspired this photographer’s sensual visual style, who lives to frame, whether she’s shooting stills or video. Cinema has played a major role in the life and career of the photographer. This year’s... Read more

5 Masters Of Sports Photography

So much of sports photography is about being at the right spot at the right time. Those who have mastered the genre build on that with composition and light to create memorable images that tell a compelling story. Here are the Digital Photo Pro interviews with five of the best.
sports photography
So much of sports photography is about being at the right spot at the right time. Those who have mastered the genre build on that with composition and light to create memorable images that tell a compelling story. Here are the Digital Photo Pro interviews with five of the best. 1. Neil Leifer: Master Of The Iconic Sports Image Football has come a long... Read more

5 Masters Of Documentary Photography

The most acclaimed photojournalists capture the importance of the moment while maintaining the humanity of their subjects. Here are Digital Photo Pro’s interviews with five of the best.
documentary photography
The most acclaimed photojournalists capture the importance or essence of a moment while maintaining the humanity of their subjects. Here are Digital Photo Pro’s interviews with five of the best. 1. Ron Haviv Ron Haviv is among the esteemed original seven founding members of photo agency VII, whose mission is to supply the world with powerful images... Read more

Gavin Bond

From celebrities to fashion to commercials, this sought-after photographer has his own sense of style
Gavin Bond
Jon Hamm New York-based British celebrity/fashion photographer Gavin Bond began his career jockeying for the best angles to capture runway fashion shows. While he still takes on assignments in the controlled chaos of fashion, shooting backstage at Victoria’s Secret annual fashion shows, he’s more often in controlled studio and location sets with... Read more

5 Masters Of Adventure Travel Photography

Each of these world travelers has a unique approach to capturing adventure and travel photography, from portraits to sports-action to landscapes
outdoor adventure sports photography
Greg Bretz at the X Games in Aspen. Photo by Brett Wilhelm Each of these globe-trotting photographers has a unique approach to capturing outdoor adventure and travel photography, from intimate portraits to sports-action to vast landscapes. 1. Lucas Gilman: Eye For Action, Head For Business Though he’s still young, Lucas Gilman is no emerging photographer.... Read more

Hernan Rodriguez: Meet The People Where They Are

Interpersonal skills and an artful touch with light make Hernan Rodriguez an exceptional portrait photographer
Hernan Rodriguez
Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson Almost anyone can acquire the technical photographic skills to produce good portraits; the particulars of lighting and posing can be taught in a classroom. However, it’s a less frequently taught skill that often makes or breaks a portrait photographer; a photographer’s interpersonal skills—what might simply be... Read more

November Preview: Photographer Kitfox Valentín

Coming up in the November issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews photographer Kitfox Valentín, who grabs a viewer with composed, complicated and sometimes disturbing images
Kitfox Valentín
“YIELDING/YEARNING” from “TOOTHSOME/LOATHSOME” Photo by Kitfox Valentín Coming up in the November issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews photographer Kitfox Valentín, who grabs a viewer with composed, complicated and sometimes disturbing images Kitfox Valentín wants you to feel uncomfortable, at least for the time you’re contemplating his... Read more

November Preview: Ransom & Mitchell

Coming up in the November issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews the creative duo and takes a look at their lush, vivid work
Ransom & Mitchell
Coming up in the November issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews the creative duo Ransom & Mitchell and takes a look at their lush, vivid body of work. Ransom & Mitchell is a still and motion creative team based in San Francisco featuring the combined talents of director/photographer Jason Mitchell and set designer/digital artist Stacey Ransom.... Read more

Photographer Bill Frakes

The globe-traveling photographer focuses on his home in Nebraska
Bill Frakes
A foggy sunrise in Rose, Nebraska. Photo by Bill Frakes Having traveled with camera in hand to every state in the Union and more than 135 countries has given Nebraska native and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes a global perspective. Yet in recent years, it has been his home state that the visual storyteller feels most compelled to share with the world. In... Read more
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