Top professionals share how they keep clients in love with their wedding photography
By The Editors
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.
Joachim Ladefoged of VII Photo Agency covers the full range of humanity, from tragedy and war to popular entertainers
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Joachim Ladefoged
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...
Scott Nathan on the tools and techniques he uses to create images of utmost beauty
By William Sawalich, Photography By Scott Nathan
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...
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.
By The editors
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....
Renowned photojournalist David Douglas Duncan hopes to influence the future by connecting dots of the past in his new book My 20th Century
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By David Douglas Duncan
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."
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
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Cathleen Naundorf
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...
Zhang Jingna cultivates each of her photographs from the tiny seed of a creative concept into a stunning work of art
By William Sawalich, Photography By Zhang Jingna
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...
Vincent Laforet utilizes the crowd-funding model to take his aerial photo series “AIR” around the world
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By Vincent Laforet
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,...
Texan Dixie Dixon brings a romantic, dreamy approach to her fashion photography to create the beautiful illusion
By Kristan Ashworth, Photography By Dixie Dixon
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...
What separates Dana Neibert from many of his colleagues is the variety of images he creates for an unusually diverse range of clients
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography 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...
With a new focus on collaboration, Tim Tadder is actively developing a new aesthetic that pushes boundaries
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By Tim Tadder
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,...
How the Internet turned classical musician Michael B. Shane into a professional photographer for one of the hottest news sites on the Web
By William Sawalich, Photography By Michael B. Shane
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.
“I first started taking pictures when I was on tour with the Cleveland Orchestra,” he says. “Sometimes, you...