These 5 Event Photographers Are Some of the Best in the Business – Here’s Why

The one skill you can’t teach is also probably one of the most important when it comes to event photography. Event photographers are hired to capture life as it unfolds, and there are no second chances, so the ability to anticipate a moment and get in position to photograph it is crucial. Check out these… The post These 5 Event Photographers Are Some of the Best in the Business – Here’s Why appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

What’s the Audio Equivalent of an Overexposed Photo? (And 5 Other Light/Sound Comparisons)

Cameras capture and record different wavelengths of light while audio recorders capture different wavelengths of sound. Although there are differences between light and sound, as well as the way our eyes and ears perceive them, there are many overlapping analogs that make comparing them an interesting, albeit imperfect thought experiment. Digital signal processing is the… The post What’s the Audio Equivalent of an Overexposed Photo? (And 5 Other Light/Sound Comparisons) appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Licensed or Not? A Closer Look at the Fox News Flood Footage Fiasco

In the face of breaking news, smartphones have made everyone a frontline reporter, and social media has allowed users to become self-publishers. However, with a rare exceptions, most news content still relies on traditional media for mass distribution. Junior producers at large news gathering organizations often attempt to obtain licensing rights directly from individuals via… The post Licensed or Not? A Closer Look at the Fox News Flood Footage Fiasco appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Perils and Awe of Photographing an Erupting Volcano for the First Time

Longtime USA Today staff photographer Robert Hanashiro has photographed a lot of things during his illustrious career, but standing within an arm’s reach of a lava flow on Hawai’i Island was atypical even for him. Hanashiro spent a few days covering the dramatic events unfolding in Leilani Estates, 40 minutes south of Hilo. I caught… The post The Perils and Awe of Photographing an Erupting Volcano for the First Time appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

He Said No, Fox News Used His Images Anyway

Photo by Max Robinson (@DieRobinsonDie) Over the weekend, Ellicott City, Maryland was pummeled by massive rainfall, which triggered devastating flash floods through the historic district of town. Resident Max Robinson was trapped in an apartment building near Main St and Maryland Ave when he started documenting what transpired on Twitter. As the social media coordinator… The post He Said No, Fox News Used His Images Anyway appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

On the 50th Anniversary of Paul Fusco’s “RFK Funeral Train”

On June 8, 1968, following a funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Paul Fusco boarded a 21-car train at Penn Station with the casket of Robert F. Kennedy. The “Funeral Train” was to journey from New York to Washington D.C., where Kennedy would be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. On assignment for Look… The post On the 50th Anniversary of Paul Fusco’s “RFK Funeral Train” appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

5 Fashion Photographers Share How They Got Started and Why They Love What They Do

We love the way fashion photography incorporates skills from almost every photography genre. From constructing fantasy worlds to tell the story of a product or look, to mastering portraiture and precise lighting while collaborating with other artists, stylists and models – there’s a lot that goes in to every photoshoot and a lot to love… The post 5 Fashion Photographers Share How They Got Started and Why They Love What They Do appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

National Geographic Used a “Stock” Image and It’s Amazing

As a kid who grew up with a shelf filled with yellow spines, I can attest to the rhythm and general predictability of a National Geographic cover. With few exceptions (most notably those holographic covers from the 1980s), cover photography from the 1970s, 80s and 90s followed a familiar pattern of a far away place,… The post National Geographic Used a “Stock” Image and It’s Amazing appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

A Day of Diptychs: Contrasting Two Photos at a Time

For millennia, artists have used the diptych to explore duality. During medieval times, diptych panels were often connected by a hinge – part protection, part transportation-friendly design – and featured ecumenical themes. Nowadays, photography is often presented side-by-side, sometimes intentionally on the part of the photographer, as well as co-opted by consumers as a part of… The post A Day of Diptychs: Contrasting Two Photos at a Time appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

How a Photographer “Discovered” Sikh Captain America

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Balbit Singh Sodhi, a Sikh-American gas station owner in Mesa, Arizona, was viciously shot five times by Frank Silva Roque. Roque told friends that he was “going to go out and shoot some towel heads,” and mistook Sohdi as a Muslim, beginning an ignominious trend of violent misidentification in… The post How a Photographer “Discovered” Sikh Captain America appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Vi DC: Will You Really Miss that Extra Stop of Light?

The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Vi DC is svelte and sleek, but how does it perform? Gear snobs might turn up their noses at an f/4 in the 70-200mm range. But as high ISO performance has increased, more photographers are re-examining whether they need a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. And for good reason. Nikon’s 70-200mm f/2.8E is 8.1” long,… The post Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Vi DC: Will You Really Miss that Extra Stop of Light? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

5 Fine Art Photographers Reveal Their Sources for Inspiration

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges. This week we are highlighting all five of the fine art photographers from The List. Each of them shared with us their sources for inspiration as well as… The post 5 Fine Art Photographers Reveal Their Sources for Inspiration appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

On Diversity: Nikon Names 6 Female Ambassadors

We’ve written many times about the role of diversity in photography and how camera brands represent themselves through their ambassador programs. In the past, the statistics have been grim. Part of the bias towards older white men is an echo of the legacy and historical reality of professional photography. But with the democratization of photography… The post On Diversity: Nikon Names 6 Female Ambassadors appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Yana Paskova Reveals the Truth on Those Michael Cohen Photos

In the on-going Stormy Daniels saga, Michael Cohen has gained national prominence as President Trump’s longtime fixer and personal lawyer who tends to play by his own rules. On a day that he probably should have been in court, Cohen was found outside the Loews Regency in New York palling around smoking a cigar. Yana… The post Yana Paskova Reveals the Truth on Those Michael Cohen Photos appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Yana Paskova Reveals the Truth on Those Michael Cohen Photos

In the on-going Stormy Daniels saga, Michael Cohen has gained national prominence as President Trump’s longtime fixer and personal lawyer who tends to play by his own rules. On a day that he probably should have been in court, Cohen was found outside the Loews Regency in New York palling around smoking a cigar. Yana… The post Yana Paskova Reveals the Truth on Those Michael Cohen Photos appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Physics Behind Sunbursts and How It Can Help You Focus Your Photos

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to “sunbursts” in photos – those points of light with rays streaking out of them – people often have polarizing views. Optical diffraction is the physical property that causes this effect. The appearance of sunbursts is more technically described as “diffraction spikes,” and… The post The Physics Behind Sunbursts and How It Can Help You Focus Your Photos appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

PhotoShelter’s Student Handbook: What You Didn’t Learn in School About the Photo Biz

By design, many college and university photography programs focus on theory, technique and critical thinking skills. Students emerge from school with a solid understanding of photography as a creative and storytelling medium, but many lack exposure to practical business skills that allow them to immediately turn their skills into a sustainable profession. And now that… The post PhotoShelter’s Student Handbook: What You Didn’t Learn in School About the Photo Biz appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

PhotoShelter’s Student Handbook: What You Didn’t Learn in School About the Photo Biz

By design, many college and university photography programs focus on theory, technique and critical thinking skills. Students emerge from school with a solid understanding of photography as a creative and storytelling medium, but many lack exposure to practical business skills that allow them to immediately turn their skills into a sustainable profession. And now that… The post PhotoShelter’s Student Handbook: What You Didn’t Learn in School About the Photo Biz appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

When Life Gives You Lemons: 5 Food Photographers Share Their Tips for Improvising on Set

We talk a lot about the business side of photography as a crucial addition to your photo skills and creativity. But what about the soft skills that are just as important? A photographer’s ability to improvise is one of those unspoken but necessary traits you must have to succeed in the photo industry. It’s also… The post When Life Gives You Lemons: 5 Food Photographers Share Their Tips for Improvising on Set appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Photography Now Works for a Brewery

Photographer Ryan M. Kelly boarded a plane in Amsterdam after receiving 2nd place in the Breaking News category for World Press Photo for his image of a car plowing into a crowd in Charlottesville. When he landed in the U.S., he learned that he had won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. He recently… The post The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Photography Now Works for a Brewery appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.