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.

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.

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.

How Do You Photograph a Concept? Derek Brahney Illustrates the Answer

Photography has long been used to support and even enhance storytelling. In journalism, images tend towards the literal. A story about the President usually features an image of the President. But a variety of factors (e.g. budget and time constraints) combined with the difficulty of illustrating conceptual topics can pose a real challenge. Editors sometimes… The post How Do You Photograph a Concept? Derek Brahney Illustrates the Answer appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Stories That Keep Them Going: 5 Photojournalists Share Their Most Powerful Moments

We usually think of first responders as medical and emergency personnel, but we forget that photojournalists are often some of the first witnesses to a crisis. From grieving with a widow to being one of the first faces a refugee sees on dry land, a photojournalist’s job is anything but predictable. But not every scene… The post The Stories That Keep Them Going: 5 Photojournalists Share Their Most Powerful Moments appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Stories That Keep Them Going: 5 Photojournalists Share Their Most Powerful Moments

We usually think of first responders as medical and emergency personnel, but we forget that photojournalists are often some of the first witnesses to a crisis. From grieving with a widow to being one of the first faces a refugee sees on dry land, a photojournalist’s job is anything but predictable. But not every scene… The post The Stories That Keep Them Going: 5 Photojournalists Share Their Most Powerful Moments appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Life Beyond Photography

A deep passion for photography is only part of what it takes to succeed as a full-time photographer. Fewer staff positions combined with static or declining rates has led many photographers and photo editors to exit the profession in the past few years. But change isn’t always negative. The following individuals found renewed purpose carving… The post Life Beyond Photography appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Moving Portrait: From Holograms to GIFs to Boomerang

Although video dominates much of the media landscape, the simplicity of the photograph perseveres. Ironically, throughout much of the history of photography, photographers (along with editors, designers, and publishers) have continually explored limited motion. The portrait, in particular, has been a ripe target for the integration of motion. Unlike the video portrait, the moving portrait… The post The Moving Portrait: From Holograms to GIFs to Boomerang appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Unforgettable Moments Backstage: 5 Music Photographers Share Their Favorite Memories on the Job

If you’ve ever been to a concert, you know how addicting live music can be – that moment when your favorite band finally takes the stage is always a rush. For these five music photographers from The List, live music is just part of the job, but read their favorite memories below to see why that rush never… The post Unforgettable Moments Backstage: 5 Music Photographers Share Their Favorite Memories on the Job appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.