Mark Galer: Teacher, Educate Thyself

A lifelong photography educator learns new tricks, thanks to the still+motion capabilities of mirrorless

In the 1980s, Mark Galer probably couldn’t imagine the photography world looking like it does today. A college student at Wolverhampton in the Midlands in the UK, Galer was immersed in the world of analog photography. He had originally planned on being an illustrator and a graphic designer, but found photography to be a better fit with his self-described... Read more

Doug Menuez: The Fearless Genius Project

Acclaimed photographer Doug Menuez documents the boom times of Silicon Valley in the 1980s, and the resulting project says a lot about the time, and our craft today

In the mid-1980s, photographer Doug Menuez was looking for something hopeful at which to point his lens. Then in his mid-20s, Menuez was a burgeoning photojournalist covering some of the darkest subjects of the times. He had been documenting the emerging AIDS crisis, homelessness, the war on drugs and countless global crises for magazines including... Read more

Jasmine Star: Fields Of Jasmine

With boundless enthusiasm and energy and an uncanny ability to connect with the bride, groom and guests, Jasmine Star is casting her own light in the firmament of the new generation of wedding pros

If Jasmine Star hadn’t become a wedding photographer, if she had stayed in law school and passed the bar, she’d probably be keeping her chin up and muddling through a career she didn’t particularly love, maintaining a positive mental attitude and sharing inspirational memes with friends on Facebook. But, lucky for her, and for the... Read more

Always & Forever

Top professionals share how they keep clients in love with their wedding photography

Wedding photographers have the tough job of capturing images that a couple will enjoy for a lifetime. Some photographers rely on their unique style, while others put increased effort into connecting with the couple through the entire wedding process. We talked with top wedding photography studios to discover their secrets to success. Stout Photography Jessica... Read more

Joachim Ladefoged: Wide Angles

Joachim Ladefoged of VII Photo Agency covers the full range of humanity, from tragedy and war to popular entertainers

Award-winning Danish photographer Joachim Ladefoged has worked as a professional photographer since 1991 and has been a member of the international VII Photo Agency since 2004. When he’s not doing dramatic portraits or photo essays for magazines including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Newsweek and TIME, or advertising... Read more

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