Scott Nathan: Start With The Star

Scott Nathan on the tools and techniques he uses to create images of utmost beauty

Nowhere is the 10,000-hour rule more applicable than photography. Since it takes at least 10,000 hours of practice to excel, fashion and beauty photographer Scott Nathan is lucky he started at an early age and continued shooting right through his first few careers. "One of the great things about photography is, you make mistakes and you learn... Read more

2014 Black & White World Contest Winners

We showcase the winning photographs from the 2014 DPP Black & White World contest. Special thanks to our sponsors Hoodman, Lexar, LumiQuest, Manfrotto and Tamrac for enabling us to make such a successful contest.

1st Place Photographer | Dennis Ramos "Sandbox" is a photo montage taken during an experiment with long exposure and off-camera flash in outdoor settings. I didn’t achieve my desired technical composition in-camera, but looking at the series of shots I made, I was able to put together the elements I needed to create the concept I wanted.... Read more

David Douglas Duncan’s 20th Century

Renowned photojournalist David Douglas Duncan hopes to influence the future by connecting dots of the past in his new book My 20th Century

I’ve been a photographer for a very, very long time. I’m 99 now, can you imagine?" laughs iconic photojournalist David Douglas Duncan. "With all modesty, I’ve had more curiosity, I think, than any other photographer—between Picasso, War, the Kremlin, Palestine, Saudi Arabia—and I’ve lived longer." Duncan,... Read more

Cathleen Naundorf: Haute Couture

With a combination of Renaissance style, Polaroid film, large-format cameras and digital scans, Cathleen Naundorf is one of the leading fashion photographers working today

German-born, France-based Cathleen Naundorf paints with a camera. In fact, it was with a brush rather than a camera that she took her first forays into the world of art in the 1980s. The following decade put her on the photographic map as she traveled the world, camera in hand, specializing in reportage on indigenous peoples, ranging from the Yanomami... Read more

Zhang Jingna: Fashion In Full Bloom

Zhang Jingna cultivates each of her photographs from the tiny seed of a creative concept into a stunning work of art

Zhang Jingna’s story is so peculiar, if it weren’t true, you’d swear it were fiction. Born in Beijing and raised in Singapore, by age 14, Zhang was a national record holder in competitive shooting, a sport in which she would compete throughout her teens. As an art student at 18, she picked up her first camera just for fun. Two years... Read more

Vincent Laforet : Air

Vincent Laforet utilizes the crowd-funding model to take his aerial photo series “AIR” around the world

Photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet recently found himself in a position familiar to many professional photographers. After shooting New York City at night from a helicopter 7,500 feet in the air to illustrate the power connection and intersecting paths through the city’s grid system for a Men’s Health magazine article about coincidence,... Read more

Dixie Dixon: The Beautiful Illusion

Texan Dixie Dixon brings a romantic, dreamy approach to her fashion photography to create the beautiful illusion

In an industry that’s so heavily based on relationships and connecting with people, it’s no wonder that photographer Dixie Dixon’s career has skyrocketed in just the few years since she has been out of college. Her personality, charm and energy are infectious, and she goes out of her way to make everyone who she works with feel comfortable... Read more

Tim Tadder: The Crafted Moment

With a new focus on collaboration, Tim Tadder is actively developing a new aesthetic that pushes boundaries

Gritty dirty, for me, is dead,” says commercial and sports photographer Tim Tadder. “If a client hires me to do gritty dirty, I talk them out of it. I’m like, ‘I know what you want, but I don’t think you’re going to be happy with this,’ and I show them stuff that I’m working on and, more times than not,... Read more

Dana Neibert: Keep It Real

What separates Dana Neibert from many of his colleagues is the variety of images he creates for an unusually diverse range of clients
Photo by Dana Neibert
The tear sheet section of Coronado, California-based Dana Neibert’s website has the imprint of the quintessential commercial pro. What separates him from many of his globe-trotting, camera-toting colleagues is the variety of images he creates for an unusually diverse range of clients from American Airlines, American Express and AT&T to the... Read more

Michael B. Shane: On The Verge

How the Internet turned classical musician Michael B. Shane into a professional photographer for one of the hottest news sites on the Web

Like many great photographers, Michael B. Shane entered adulthood on an entirely different career path. He was a classical musician with a master’s degree in music and a full-time job playing the clarinet. Robin Wright “I first started taking pictures when I was on tour with the Cleveland Orchestra,” he says. “Sometimes, you... Read more