The wedding and portrait photographer marries perfect light with creative previsualization with room for spontaneity, and the result is flawless images
By Kristan Ashworth / Photography By Jerry Ghionis
“At every wedding, I try to take some close up portraits of my bride with m 85mm f/1.4 lens,” says photographer Jerry Ghionis. “She looked like a Persian princess, and there was so much detail in her headpiece and in the bodice of her dress so I wanted to include all of that. I love shooting with a strong direction of light in order to accentuate...
How news photographer Sam Hurd stumbled upon his true calling
By Brian Matiash/Photography By Sam Hurd
In many cases, a wedding day is a practice in chaos. In some cases, it can take the form of organized chaos, while with others, well, not so much. However, there is no denying the symbolic beauty of this ceremonial event. Two people exchange vows to spend their lives together and, at that moment, begin an entirely new family. And there to chronicle...
Stacy Pearsall—two-time NPPA Military Photographer of the Year and recipient of the Bronze Star—gets the job done, even when everything is falling apart
Text & Photography By Stacy Pearsall
As the sky turns ominous, U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle Ellison searches the roof of a locals house for weapons during an assault against anti-Iraqi forces in Buhriz, Iraq, on April 11, 2007.
There’s a good reason why I do what I do. I’m living proof there’s truth in the old cliché “when one door closes another opens.” Although I didn’t always identify...
Photographic legend Julia Dean turns her eyes on a city—and people—in transition
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Julia Dean
A young girl looks at her father as he reaches for her during a religious celebration on Olvera Street in 2014.
There are few people who have contributed more to the field of photography in the City of Angels than Julia Dean. The photographer, educator and executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography began her career as an apprentice...
Coming up in the July/August issue, HDVideoPro interviews the director of photography for the Oscar®-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro
“Flag Silhouette.” Still photography from Henry Adebonojo.
Coming up in the July/August issue, HDVideoPro interviews Henry Adebonojo, the director of photography for the Oscar®-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro.
The cinematographer faced a unique challenge when director Raoul Peck tapped him to work on the film—nominated for Best Documentary...
Coming up in the July/August issue of Digital Photo Pro, we profile the globe-traveling photographer and Nikon Ambassador
Tyler Messersmith and his daughters June (left) and Ava (right) look out over their ranch outside Lakeside, Nebraska. Photo by Bill Frakes
Coming up in the July/August issue of Digital Photo Pro, we profile globe-traveling photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes.
Frakes started his documentary/photojournalism career at the Miami Herald in 1979,...
Coming up in the July/August issue of Digital Photo Pro, we profile the National Geographic photographer, who discusses his 35 years of incredible travel photography and elevating the art of documentary photography
Novice monks on their way to school use a bamboo bridge to cross the Nam Khan River. The bridge is near the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers in Luang Prabang, Laos. Photo by Ira Block
Coming up in the July/August issue of Digital Photo Pro, we profile National Geographic photographer Ira Block, who discusses his 35 years of incredible travel...
The photographer combines his artful eye and sense of storytelling to make compelling surfing videos and athlete biographies
By William Sawalich / Photography By Justin Jung
Like a lot of photographers, Justin Jung shoots video. Unlike most, though, Jung started his professional career focused first and foremost on moving pictures, not the other way around. In fact, the surfing specialist made the initial decision to shoot video instead of stills because it presented his most likely path to success.
“I originally wanted...
Life isn’t all hugs and kisses when you’re capturing hugs and kisses
Text & Photography By Ariana Falerni
Child and family portrait photographer Ariana Falerni often photographs her children as part of her stock photography business.
I’ve been a professional child and family portrait photographer for six years now, five of those years doing in-person sales with an emphasis on product versus digital images. I’m a lower-volume “boutique” photographer,...
The photographer balances creativity with lighting and technical prowess to tell compelling stories with his images
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Joe McNally
TONY BENNETT: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY. LIFE ’s book on Tony Bennett features some of McNally’s photos of the legendary singer. Here, Bennett sits in a coffee shop in his old Queens neighborhood. McNally worked at Time Inc. as a young photographer with the likes of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gordon Parks, John Loengard, Gjon Mili and Carl Mydans.
In the HDVideoPro interview, Jones talks about his TV show for DirecTV and shooting with the RED EPIC-M DRAGON monochromatic camera
Digital Photo Pro / Photography By Sam Jones
The March/April issue of Digital Photo Pro is our annual Black & White issue, and in it we feature the HDVideoPro interview with Sam Jones. The photographer/director uses the RED EPIC-M DRAGON monochromatic camera to photograph the many celebrities he interviews for his popular “Off Camera” TV show for DirecTV.
You can read the...
Vincent J. Musi has a way with animals, a fine-artist’s eye and infinite patience
By William Sawalich / Photography By Vincent J. Musi
LION IN PROFILE: This was heart-pounding for a couple of reasons. One is I really wanted to make a great picture, because he’s gorgeous. And I just know that in order to get that, I’ve got to calm him down. I’ve got to say something to him, I’ve got to talk to him, I’ve got to have body language so that he knows he’s in charge—which is...