Becoming A Wedding Photographer

How news photographer Sam Hurd stumbled upon his true calling
How news photographer Sam Hurd stumbled upon his true calling as a wedding photographer
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... Read more

Day In The Life Of A Military Photographer

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
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... Read more

Photographer Julia Dean: Finding The Lost Angels

Photographic legend Julia Dean turns her eyes on a city—and people—in transition
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... Read more

July/August Preview: DP Henry Adebonojo

Coming up in the July/August issue, HDVideoPro interviews the director of photography for the Oscar®-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro
Henry Adebonojo
“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... Read more

July/August Preview: Photographer Bill Frakes

Coming up in the July/August issue of Digital Photo Pro, we profile the globe-traveling photographer and Nikon Ambassador
Bill Frakes
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,... Read more

July/August Preview: Photographer Ira Block

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... Read more

Justin Jung: The Story In The Surf

The photographer combines his artful eye and sense of storytelling to make compelling surfing videos and athlete biographies
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... Read more

Day In The Life Of A Family Photographer

Life isn’t all hugs and kisses when you’re capturing hugs and kisses
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,... Read more

Master Storyteller: Photographer Joe McNally

The photographer balances creativity with lighting and technical prowess to tell compelling stories with his images
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. Joe... Read more

“Off Camera” With Photographer/Director Sam Jones

In the HDVideoPro interview, Jones talks about his TV show for DirecTV and shooting with the RED EPIC-M DRAGON monochromatic camera
Sam Jones
Kristen Bell 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... Read more

Talk With The Animals: Photographer Vincent J. Musi

Vincent J. Musi has a way with animals, a fine-artist’s eye and infinite patience
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... Read more

Jodi Cobb: Illuminating Secret Worlds

An interpreter of existences, National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb has traveled the world for three decades, returning with compelling stories that need to be told
Jodi Cobb
PAINTED MEN: It’s one of those that, when you’re taking it, you’re just going, “Oh, yeah, oh, yeah.” After a career that spans three decades, 65 countries and 30 pieces published in National Geographic, there comes a time when even the most inquisitive, energetic photojournalist wants to take a break. That’s what Jodi Cobb is doing now,... Read more
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