Time recently release a video narrated by John G. Morris, Former Photo Editor for Life, going behind the scenes of one of Capa’s most iconic images from WWII, an image of a soldier crawling onto Normandy Beach on D-day. One of the originals and best war photographers. Source: Fstoppers
“THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to signify her intention of conferring the honour of Knighthood upon the undermentioned: Donald McCULLIN, C.B.E., Photojournalist. For services to Photography.” The 81-year-old McCullin first began his photography career nearly 60 years ago, in 1959. Much of his word in that time has focused on war and the needy in society. You can watch the amazing documentary about him on Netflix. Source: PetaPixel
Take flight over Australia: Aerial photos by Scott McCook Originally a tailing pond image, I have created a fictional piece of work to convey a story about Australia riding the mining boom, Boddington Western Australia Scott McCook is a native Australian and an award winning landscape photographer with a serious passion for aerial photography. Source: Take flight over Australia: aerial photos by Scott McCook I’d love to take flight in a plane or helicopter one day just to get some amazing aerial photographs!
I still have the original x100. It’s a camera I hold onto dearly. I’ve had a copy of the x100F since early November. During that time I kind of made it my go-to camera for just about anything and everything—from my more artistic professional shots, to travel, to basic family vacation images. This camera has been everywhere—from around my own home in Kentucky, to the Great Wall of China, to Disney World in Florida. Source: 2 Months with the Fujifilm X100F
Wow. I typically have more to say in my first paragraph, but this camera blew me away and “wow” is one of the best ways to portray my first reactions. I was fortunate to test out the medium format Fujifilm GFX 50s for a week starting a few days before the new year. Source: Fujifilm Medium Format GFX 50S First Impressions
In something of a followup to his explosive video “ Nobody Cares About Your Photography ,” the always inspirational Ted Forbes is tackling a question that we’ve all probably asked: What is “work that matters” and how do you make sure your photography measures up? Source: Unfiltered Advice: What is ‘Work that Matters’ and How Do You Create It?
During the month of November, each week they release a series of videos from day in portrait shooting. Together they cover Athletic Portraits, Strip Light Portraits, Window Light Portraits, and Environmental Portraits. These are just quick videos showing you the light set up and the final image. It’s more of an exploration of the complete process and detail of how and why the lightening is set up the way it is. Source: Adorama and Joe McNally Teams up to Show us Lighting for Portraits Joe McNally is one of the best in the industry using speedlights. One of my photography heroes.
Select all of your photos, make sure your active photo is the exposure you want, and then go to Setting > Match Total Exposures (or type Alt+Shift+Command+M). This will intelligently and automatically alter the exposures on all of the photos so they match the active photo. Source: Lightroom Tip: How to Match Different Photo Exposures in One Click This is a fantastic tip, especially if you shoot in Aperture priority mode.
Using stock images and Johannes Vermeer’s 1664 painting The Concert as a base, photographer Erik Almas admirably recreated the lost masterpiece in Photoshop. Heck, it might be able to fool you into thinking it were the real thing… if you were standing and squinting from very far away. Still. It’s pretty neat to see Almas’ workflow and how creative he gets in trying to mimic the original. Source: Recreating a 17th Century Painting in Photoshop Is Basically Magic
Over the past year or so, photographer Benjamin Von Wong has taken his talent for epic photo shoots and turned it towards trying to raise awareness for “boring” topics like climate change or wildlife conservation . His latest project continues this trend; this time, he’s taking on plastic pollution. Source: Photographer Puts Mermaid on 10,000 Plastic Bottles to Raise Awareness I got to meet Ben last year at a conference and chat with him afterwards. Amazing guy with a huge amount of talent and work ethic.