These are some incredible resources for documentary photographers to check out.
“When trouble forms the very heart of a story, journalist must seek out subjects who are most likely to see it again, and allow us to witness it though their eyes.”
The pinhole camera has been a classic DIY project for students discovering photography for many decades. If you want to get a deeper appreciation for the basic DNA of a camera, build a pinhole camera. Pinhole cameras are bare-bones cameras; they consist of a black box, a place to put photo-sensitive material, and a pinhole-sized opening that projects a faint image on light-sensitive material. Stripped of the bells and whistles, all cameras—film and digital—follow this design. Some (OK, almost all) cameras are more advanced. But DIY is making a comeback, especially among millennials, so, let’s make a pinhole camera!
“Since typical street shooters need to capture fast-changing moments, the faster the film the better.”
Concert photographers: know your rights!
Are the 90s making a comeback? Apparently millennials are whistfully hearkening back to those good old days, when a Clinton was president and the tech bubble hadn’t burst. And if you lived your life through music videos, you know that there were plenty of videos shot in black-and-white. Here we break down eight iconic B&W music vids and show you how you can emulate the style in your photos.
“Didja hear the one about the guy who put a $35 lens on a $6,000 camera?”
A relative newcomer to the world of photography, Rachmael has developed a keen, clearly defined vision.
Marcia Resnick spent much of the 1970s and 80s photographing the marginalized, talented and creative souls — as well as some pretty famous rockers and poets — who were drawn like a magnet to dirty, old, low-rent and near-bankrupt New York City.
“By comparison to film, with its fixed-intensity filter system, digital explodes with creative options, although you have different tools, depending on whether you’re working on a RAW or a JPEG file.”
He says a “big stopper”–neutral density filter is his best friend because it allows him to slow down the exposure and get that silky, flowing water look.
“Back in the days when film was your only choice, if you wanted the full range of tonal control via color filters, you needed a bag full of glass.”
“I can say it has taken me as long as nine years to capture one of my images.”
“…but for some reason I wanted to see how the inner turmoil I felt at the time actually looks like.”
“People should always ponder if black and white really brings out their photographic work.”
When you look at the work of Tomasz Zaczenuik, you get the feeling of being transported to a place of pure magic. Mr. Zaczenuik is very passionate about animals and creating his photographic compositions to transport the viewer to a surreal world. A digital artist for 10 years, Mr. Zaczenuik has had his wok displayed in exhibits, galleries, etc. Like every other surreal photographer out there, he has a message to convey in his images.
Black and white photography creates an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject.
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For Better Street Photography, Forget Everything You Learned About Composition
“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.”