Pete Souza On Photographing a Fake President for “House of Cards”

For eight years, Pete Souza served as White House Chief Photographer for President Barack Obama. During that time, not only did he take arguably the most complete photographic record of a president, he also played a role in rolling out the White House Flickr feed (now archived) and Instagram account (@obamawhitehouse). A number of end-of-term retrospectives helped… The post Pete Souza On Photographing a Fake President for “House of Cards” appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Capturing Racism on Camera

Historical documentation of racism in America spans both the oppressed as well as the oppressor. Typically, images of racism focus on the aftermath like Gordon Parks’ stunning color images from his Segregation series or the defacing of buildings and property with swastikas. Less frequently, we see interaction between the two, and when we do, the… The post Capturing Racism on Camera appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

New Member Shout-Outs: May 2017 Edition

We love checking out the new photographers joining PhotoShelter, and every month we get to share a few of our favorites here—everything from food and fine art to music and sports photography. Cheers! featured image by Mikel Galicia Wayne Earl Chinnock PhotoShelter template: East Location: Boston, Massachusetts Specialty and background: I am based in the Boston area… The post New Member Shout-Outs: May 2017 Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Photographer Captures Double Rainbow All the Way Wedding Image

There are instances when a photographer meticulously plans a wedding photo, and then there is serendipity. Such was the case for Portland wedding photographer Craig Mitchelldyer when he worked a wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards near the Oregon/Washington border. Inclement weather is the soup du jour with rain during “200 of the last 245 days”… The post Photographer Captures Double Rainbow All the Way Wedding Image appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Photographer Captures Double Rainbow All the Way Wedding Image

There are instances when a photographer meticulously plans a wedding photo, and then there is serendipity. Such was the case for Portland wedding photographer Craig Mitchelldyer when he worked a wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards near the Oregon/Washington border. Inclement weather is the soup du jour with rain during “200 of the last 245 days”… The post Photographer Captures Double Rainbow All the Way Wedding Image appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Chris Cornell

Black Hole Sun, won’t you come, and wash away the rain. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell unexpectedly passed away yesterday. His 1994 composition Black Hole Sun was a genre defining song for the grunge movement. An incredibly tragic loss for Generation X who grew up with the flannel wearing styles of the 90s. Cornell graced numerous… The post Who Shot It Better? Chris Cornell appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

This BuzzFeed Photo Editor is Always on the Lookout For New Photographers

BuzzFeed truly covers the gamut of things you might be interested in online. Travel, tech, books, cats, more cats, you name it. Though undeniably, one cornerstone of the publication is news. Today, Kate Bubacz is the Senior Photo Editor at BuzzFeed News. We talked with Kate to learn some of her challenges, mistakes she sees photographers… The post This BuzzFeed Photo Editor is Always on the Lookout For New Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Eric Kim Proves the Value (and Fallacy) of SEO for Photographers

In nearly every industry, the web has enabled a cadre of internet-famous individuals, who on the merits of their marketing prowess have gained massive followings without necessarily acquiring the skills that has traditionally defined an “expert.” At the surface, the phenomena seems entirely meritocratic – use hard work to circumvent the traditional gatekeepers, thereby building… The post Eric Kim Proves the Value (and Fallacy) of SEO for Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Who Shot It Better? Twin Peaks: Marc Hom or Kurt Iswarienko

Twenty-five years after it last aired, David Lynch’s weird and compelling Twin Peaks returns to TV as a limited series, and it seems everyone from the early 90s is freaking out! The PR campaigns are in full gear, which gives us a great opportunity to look at some cover photography. In March, Entertainment Weekly put… The post Who Shot It Better? Twin Peaks: Marc Hom or Kurt Iswarienko appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Q+A with Bloomberg’s Photo Editor: Why Diversity of Photographer Voices is a Must

With a background in literature and journalism, today Eugene Reznik is the Digital Features Photo Editor at Bloomberg. Before grabbing that gig, he was the Director of Photography of the digital publication Hopes&Fears, an editor at American Photo Magazine, and a writer for Time Magazine’s LightBox photography section. In his current role at Bloomberg, we wanted… The post Q+A with Bloomberg’s Photo Editor: Why Diversity of Photographer Voices is a Must appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

New Guide! How I Got The Shot: Second Edition

We’ve partnered with Tether Tools for the second edition of How I Got The Shot. Inside, 12 new photographers break down how they arrived at their final vision — sharing work in commercial, fashion, portrait, automotive photography, and more. Each photographer pulls back the curtain to walk through: Behind-the-scenes videos with step-by-step direction Lighting set-ups Post-processing workflows Logistics… The post New Guide! How I Got The Shot: Second Edition appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Photographing Acclaimed Celebrity Chef Wylie Dufresne

Two words to describe commercial and editorial photographer Gabriela Herman‘s style of photography? Vibrant and approachable. “There is lots of color and energy to the images I make,” says Gabriela, “And I try to keep it as real as possible.” In her recent shoot for T Magazine, she followed around acclaimed celebrity chef Wylie Dufresne, offering up… The post Photographing Acclaimed Celebrity Chef Wylie Dufresne appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Ambiguity of Pressing the Shutter – Ethics in Photojournalism

The myth goes that Crazy Horse refused to be photographed, believing the image would steal his soul. In truth, the apocryphal tale has no historical evidence. But taking photos is intrusive, and most people would agree upon some near universal norms regarding photography (e.g. taking photos of children in public). For photojournalists the ethics of photography… The post The Ambiguity of Pressing the Shutter – Ethics in Photojournalism appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

A Fire, a Photojournalist, and an Unexpected Package

While studying aerospace engineering at the University of Buffalo, Malaysia-born Marcus Yam caught the photography bug, altering the trajectory of his career. He started his life in photojournalism interning for The Buffalo News, then went on to pursue a graduate degree at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communications. His skill quickly earned him internships at The New… The post A Fire, a Photojournalist, and an Unexpected Package appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Stop Taking Photos

Nestled within the Seto Inland Sea in Japan sits the island of Naoshima, population 3583. The island would be otherwise unknown to outsiders except that in the mid 80s, publisher Testuhiko Fukutake and Naoshima mayor Chikatsugu Miyake dreamed up an idea of making the island a cultural center. Over the next few decades, the vision… The post Stop Taking Photos appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job

Feature Image Credit: Andreas Meichsner for The New York Times At a large publication like The New York Times, there are a number of photo editors – including those in charge of curating great photography on Instagram. To find out what these photo editors are looking for, we caught up with their Social Photo Editor… The post The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job

Feature Image Credit: Andreas Meichsner for The New York Times At a large publication like The New York Times, there are a number of photo editors – including those in charge of curating great photography on Instagram. To find out what these photo editors are looking for, we caught up with their Social Photo Editor… The post The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.