Todd Owyoung has been photographing concerts and musicians for years. He runs the very successful I Shoot Shows blog, and is always on the road, and blogging about his experiences. Todd is extremely active on Twitter as well. At a very young age, he's accomplished much, having photographed many major musicians that others would only dream of.
Todd found some time to answer a couple of questions for us about his methods of shooting, and about concert photography in general.
Portraits can be super fun! Michael Thompson of LightenUpandShoot.com sometimes employs a very specific style of shooting. He combines street photography with portraits; he finds cool locations and interesting people, and sets up a mini-studio right there on the spot. He's done workshops on this at the B&H Event Space, but you should see if he's coming closer to your neck of the woods.
How do you think Mike shot the photo above? Read on to find out, and also be sure to check out the video showing Michael shooting the photos.
This week in the news: Leica announces their first monochrome rangefinder; Fujifilm has a new, tough point-and-shoot with wireless capabilities; the Nikon D4 and D800 have a temporary fix for lock-up issues; Samsung's 55-inch OLED television will be a pretty penny, and more.
Eliot Dudik is a documentary, fine art, and landscape photographer who has made PDN's 30 for 2012. His project, 'Road Ends in Water,' documents communities that live along the waterside in South Carolina. The project ended with the creation and publishing of a book of the photos.
Eliot spoke to us recently about what it's like to be included in the PDN 30, and about the project.
Ansel Adams once remarked that a good photograph is knowing where to stand. Where we stand—or kneel, sit, or lie—determines the camera’s point of view.
The seemingly mundane task of selecting a point of view is one of the most creative aspects of photography. When the camera’s position changes, the relationships of the visual elements in the viewfinder are rearranged. We can redesign the world as the camera sees it, simply by moving.
Brandon Stanton left his old job in Chicago in order to pursue his artistic dream to be a photographer. With a bit of savings, he packed up and headed to New York, and started a documentary project to create a photographic census of nearly every New Yorker. The project, "Humans of New York," has been very successful online, with an active blog, and an even more active facebook page.
Brandon had a few spare minutes to sit down and chat with us about the project, and the humans he photographs.
This week in the news: Canon issued a notice for their previous light leak issues in the 5D Mk III; Fujifilm issues a much-anticipated update to their X Pro 1; Mamiya Leaf announced a brand new medium format back system, and more.
Ramblers Bone is a project by Michael Kennedy and Sean Sullivan about a 5,600-mile journey into the heart of America. The two are sponsored by Wolverine, a boot-making company. Kennedy and Sullivan are no strangers to the American highways. The two are roaming east into the deserts of New Mexico, then through the Rockies, followed by Montana, and ending on the California coast.
We were able to talk to them a bit about their journey, and about the documentation process.
Theron Humphrey created a viral sensation with Maddie on Things. But he is also the creative professional behind This Wild Idea, a project documenting the stories behind various Americans. Specifically, it's a 365 project, where he publishes a new story and photo series every day.
We had some time to talk to Theron about the projects he's been working on, and about how he got Maddie to stand on various objects.
It was a very long time ago, as I had just started my first class at Brooks: I was returning home from the Central Coast, where I'd spent the weekend with a new friend I had made in school. I was just 18 at the time, and as green as they come to the photographic community. It was a gorgeous spring day as we passed through the hills, carpeted in that gorgeous shade of spring green, and rolling on as far as the eye could scan. Just then my friend asked, "How would you expose for that?" referring to the green hills that I was lost in thought about. I was taken aback by his question, because I didn't know the answer.
Being the "hot shot" young kid at Brooks, it was assumed I'd know such things, and a lot more!
This week in the news: Lots of new products came out from NAB 2012. Canon, Nikon, Samsung and more announced lots of new goodies for videographers and photographers alike. Plus, Think Tank announced a brand new bag, and a new line of colors.
Adam Lerner is a former (and current) musician, that was whisked into the world of photography in college while photographing bands—and that's when he caught the bug. Since then, Adam has applied his photojournalistic skills to gigs for GQ, ESPN, and various others.
We managed to catch Adam at the perfect time right before he went off to go shoot a major project. He talked to us about his photojournalistic background and his photography.
Frank Doorhof is an well known photographer, instructor and blogger from Europe. He has built up his portfolio of work and has developed into a major professional. Frank has also recently been added to the Kelby Training lineup.
Frank took a bit of time to talk to us about how he grew as a photographer, and about some of the inspiration and lighting behind his fashion photography.
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