Maria Burns: 7th Annual Emerging Pro Winner

With an eye for creating austere projects, Maria Burns shows that you can make a tremendous impact with the simplest of ideas

Thanks to generous prizes from RED, Zeiss and Adobe, our 7th Annual Emerging Pro Contest was a huge success. The contest was groundbreaking. It was the first time we’ve run the Emerging Pro with our sister publication HDVideoPro magazine, and it was the first time we’ve invited participants to submit either a series of still photographs... Read more

Howard Schatz: Master Of The Act

Howard Schatz’s new book of portraits is a thoughtful study of actors acting

You’re an icy interrogator," Howard Schatz explains, "telling a captive that in exactly 60 seconds, if you don’t get the information you need, you’re to start removing body parts, starting with his ears." With that, Schatz picks up his camera. He’s seated at a small table, and the person across from him—mere... Read more

Art Streiber: Tell Me What You Want Me To Do

In his photography of Hollywood’s A-list, Art Streiber coaxes the artists into performing for his camera

For the past two decades, Los Angeles-based photographer Art Streiber has been documenting the who’s who of Hollywood and beyond, with his portrait and entertainment photography gracing the covers and inside pages of magazines from Vanity Fair, Esquire and Entertainment Weekly, to Wired, Fortune and Rolling Stone. He has also put his camera to... Read more

Yunghi Kim: Master Of Standing Ground

With thirty years of war photography under her belt, photojournalist Yunghi Kim is turning to more personal work

For a photographer who has accomplished so much with her life, Yunghi Kim is shockingly honest in her humility. "Oh, no, I was scared shitless the whole time," she says plainly when asked if she’s simply fearless. In 1992, Kim was kidnapped and held for ransom on an assignment to Somalia, returning to the area to finish her coverage... Read more

Chris Crisman: Master Of The Person In Their Place

In his environmental portraits, Chris Crisman creates highly polished images that show the humanism that drives the Philadelphia-based photographer

The goal of any environmental portrait is to place the person being photographed in the surroundings that reflect that individual’s personality. The very best photographers are able to inject just enough of their own personality—their impressions and evaluations of the subject—to enable the viewers to gain a further insight into the person... Read more

Emily Shur: Master Of Illuminating Fame

Emily Shur creates celebrity portraits that are as fun as they are beautiful

Celebrity portrait photographer Emily Shur’s primary task is collaboration. No matter the client, whatever the budget, she needs to forge a partnership with her subject if they’re going to make something great. It’s the existential crisis of even the most talented portraitist: You can’t do it alone. "Most shoots are the... Read more

Zack Arias: Master Of The Balancing Act

Based out of Atlanta, the photographer is omnipresent on the web, with an absolutely massive Facebook and Twitter following.

When we spoke for this article, Zack Arias was in the midst of preparations for several new adventures, including a trip to London, where he was slated to lead a small speedlight workshop, as well as a total overhaul of his website, with new PhotoShelter integration and another brand-new site, Dead Pixel, which is destined to become a central resource... Read more

Marco Grob: Master Of Faces

Observing the light, Marco Grob uses chiaroscuro to create his captivating images

New York-based Marco Grob worked for 20 years as a still life/product photographer in his native Switzerland, but it wasn’t until he packed his bags and left Europe in 2003 to focus on people photography that he feels his love affair with the medium truly started. It wasn’t where he shot, but what he focused his cameras on that made the... Read more

7th Annual Emerging Pro Finalists

Check out the stories behind the final projects of some of the top filmmakers who were selected to produce original films for our contest

Thanks to support from RED, Zeiss and Adobe, this year’s Emerging Pro contest was a huge success. It was the most unique contest we’ve ever put together. The contest was open to still photographers, as well as filmmakers, and it was promoted to readers of Digital Photo Pro and HDVideoPro magazines. The competition was held in two distinct... Read more

Kristian Schuller: Master Of Epic Fashion

A flair for theatrics gives Kristian Schuller’s fashion photography a dramatic edge

For fashion photographer Kristian Schuller, art imitates life. He embraces each with a high-energy approach: Everything epic, all the time. Based in Berlin, he has worked in Paris the last four years, and at this very moment, he’s settling into a new SoHo apartment. He has relocated to New York City in an effort to take his career to even greater... Read more

Mark Edward Harris: The Omnivorous Explorer

Mark Edward Harris is part historian, part explorer, and a photographer through and through

Mark Edward Harris may be familiar to readers for his regular bylines in Digital Photo Pro. What may be less familiar, however, are the details of Harris’ 20-plus years as a globetrotting documentary and travel photographer. A lifelong student of the medium and its history (he earned his master’s degree in Pictorial/Documentary History),... Read more

Xi Sinsong: Fashionably Young

Just starting her career, Xi Sinsong is producing work refined beyond her years

Xi Sinsong is a fascinating fashion photographer. She uses the same lighting, camera and computer tools as anyone else might and yet her work is clearly special. Her photographs, while technically exceptional, aren’t about technique. What makes her story most interesting is that it’s one from which all commercial photographers can learn—not... Read more
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