Tag: hero

90% Darkroom – Article about W. Eugene Smith

The website “A Photo Editor” has this article which is an excerpt from this interview  with James Karales, who worked as a darkroom assistant for the legendary W. Eugene Smith….

Studying Man Ray – A Lesson in Solarization

I’ve been studying a lot of photographers lately, and one of my favorites from the very early years of modern photography is Man Ray. Trained as a painter,…

Joshua Davis Interview about being a Creative

I really liked this interview with Joshua Davis by Ryan & Tina Essmaker for The Great Discontent. Joshua has some great things to say about being creative and has…

Seth Godin by Bill Wadman

Art advice from Seth Godin

I really enjoyed this interview with Seth Godin for “On Being” with Krista Tippet. He has some great advice for how to create a career in a post-industrial…

Doutzen Kroes by Mario Testino

Steal from the Masters – Mario Testino Edition

I really like this picture of Doutzen Kroes by Mario Testino. Exploring and thinking about why we like or don’t like an image can be very revealing about…

Photo Illustrations By Zachary Scott, Retouched by Amy Dresser

Little kids as old People Photoshoot – Retouched by Amy Dresser

I love the concept and execution of these Photographic Illustrations by Zachary Scott. If I had kids, there would be so many pictures like these of them, it…

Tim Lewis Photography

Grandpa

This is a picture I took of my grandfather last week. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to make before I went to take…

Behind the Scenes of a Photo Shoot from 1946 by Horst

I found this great video on DIY Photography’s page, showing a behin the scenes look at a photoshoot by Horst P. Horst from the 1940s. I love this…

Street Photography by Fan Ho

  I’m no Street Photographer, but you can’t help but be amazed by these pictures by Fan Ho. Born in Shanghai in 1937, he moved with his family to…

Neil Gaiman Inspirational Speech for New Creatives

I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman’s. From the Sandman, to his short stories, to his run on “MiracleMan”…. he’s pretty great. And this speech is no exception….

You Think Your Camera is Cool?

You think your camera is cool? Your camera will never be Made-Out-of_LEGOS cool. Meet Cary Norton. He built a 4×5 medium format camera out of LEGOs. And it…

10 Things that Spell Disaster for Photographers, by Joel Grimes

I really liked this article by Joel Grimes. A lot of what he says here really resonates with me and what I’ve seen as a photographer, but my…

Javier Vallhonrat Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper homage by Javier Vallhonrat

This picture is by Javier Vallhonrat from 2005 for Fendi and Flair. It is an homage to the american painter Edward Hopper. I really like this picture. Let’s…

Lights / Makeup / Retouching Comparison by Karl Taylor

In this video Karl Taylor demonstrates the importance of each of the steps involved with creating an image. He walks the model through from the beginning to the…

Early Photographs by Stanley Kubrick

„Eyes Wide Open“ – The photographic early works of cult film director Stanley Kubrick.  

Joe McNally Video mixing ambient and flash

In this video Joe McNally sketches out how he solved the problem of exposing for a subject and a city at the same time, which is no easy…

Marc Hauser Video

Marc Hauser is quite a legend. The Chicago native has been putting out amazing pictures for decades. I first came across this video of him years ago, and…

Joel Grimes Tutorial

Joel Grimes Video on Rembrandt Lighting

Joel Grimes is one of my favorite photographers. Here he is demonstrating how to create the classic “Rembrandt” style of light (examples here) on your subject. This is…

Inspiring Cinematographer – Harris Savides

DIY Photography has a great feature up right now about cinematographer Harris Savides, and his work. I had never heard the name Harris Savides, but I’ve definitely seen…

Joe McNally – The Language of Light snippet

Joe McNally is one of the best working portrait photographers around. In this snippet from his DVD “the Language of Light“, Joe demonstrates how small changes to a…

Copyright Yousuf Karsh

Deconstruct this image – Yousuf Karsh

One of my favorite photographs, this image of Albert Schweitzer was taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1952. It’s a fantastic image, let’s examine it for a minute and…

Inspiring Photographer – Saul Leiter

I am amazed by Saul Leiter. I just watched “In No Great Hurry” and it was an amazing introduction to his work. All of my Reflection pictures lately…

“Steal my Ideas” by Seth Godin

This article by Seth Godin has a lot of things in it that I’ve been turning over in my head here lately. Ever since I started this blog…

Joe McNally walks us through shooting Bicyclists with Water

 

Inspiring Photographer – Michal Mozolewski

I use the term “Photographer” loosely on this one, because Michal Mozolewski doesn’t take pictures, as far as I know. Instead he starts with images from other people’s…

An Introduction to Albert Watson

Fall 2010 Feature: ALBERT WATSON from RETV from Resource Magazine on Vimeo. To be completely honest with you, I didn’t know the name “Albert Watson” until I watched…

Tim Engle Framed Show Profile

There is a lot of gold in this video with Tim Engle from Framed Network. A lot of his techniques are incredibly powerful, and what he has to…

Inspiring Photographer – Marc Lagrange

A link to Marc’s website — http://lagrange.be/ (beware, there are naked people on the other side of that link) I really like Marc’s work. His tones, his processing, his…

How to do Hard Light Portraits by Oleg Ti

I really enjoyed this hard light tutorial by Oleg Ti on the Profoto blog. One of the best things about it is the way Oleg explains his process,…

Dean Collins Lighting Tutorials from the ’80s

Dean Collins was a lighting guru in the 1980s. He shot on film (since digital didn’t exist yet) and although the post processing styles are different from today,…

Inspiring Photographer – Vincent Peters

I’m a big fan of Vincent Peters. He shoots mostly in black and white, and has really amazing light in all of his images. He shoots mostly on…

Deconstruct the Picture – Irving Penn and this Hat

It’s an interesting exercise to look at a famous image or one you really like and try and figure out what it is that you’re responding to, and…

Joe McNally new modifiers and Tutorials

Joe McNally has a new line of lighting modifiers by Lastolite, and to promote them he created a set of videos about how to use them. Well worth…

PHLearn video – “How to be a better Photographer”

I really enjoyed this video by Aaron from PHLearn. It reminded me a lot of this book I’ve been slowly reading, “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. In…

“Find an Itch” by David Duchemin

David duChemin is one of my favorite photographers. Not for his images (even though they are uniformly great) but more for what he says. He writes books for…

Inspiring Photographer – Michal Karcz

I read a lot of digital illustration type magazines. There’s a lot of overlap between digital painting and working on a picture in photoshop. A lot of digital…

Inspiring Photographer – Irving Penn and his “Corner” shots

Let’s break down this shot by Irving Penn, shall we? This was a favorite setup of Penn’s in the 1940s. He set up two “walls”, large pieces of…

Interview with Ryan Muirhead about Creativity, Depression, and what being a Photographer can mean

“What could you say with one image about where you’re at right now?” – Ryan Muirhead I really enjoyed this interview with Ryan Muirhead (link slightly NSFW) by PetaPixel….

Why I love Dan Winters

Oh man, I love me some Dan Winters. He does this thing where he uses a fill light (usually a ring flash) to establish the base level of…