In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how he attempted to create layered compositions while documenting a recent Black History Parade. He shows both successful and less successful images to explain how he observed and photographed each scene.Read More
Michael A. McCoy is a Washington D.C. based freelance photojournalist and a two-time combat veteran. In his work as a photographer, he sees himself as a visual storyteller. He is devoted to his documentary and environmental portraiture work which includes his personal project Invisible Wounds which explores the lingering impact of PTSD on veterans.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of seeing the little things, those little details that can really transform a photograph. It can be something as simple as a gesture or the juxtaposition of different elements within the frame, but when carefully seen can ensure that you come away with a strong image.Read More
Stella Johnson is a photographer and educator known for her passionate and honest documentary projects. She received a Core Fulbright Scholar Grant to photograph in Mexico in 2003, and Fulbright Senior Specialist grants to teach in Mexico in 2006 and in Colombia in 2018. The University of Maine Press published her monograph, Al Sol: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua in 2008. Johnson’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to identify and photograph street scenes at night. He emphasizes the importance of considering the same elements of light and shadow, line and shape, color and gesture when searching for interesting subject matter.
In this unusual episode, photojournalist and documentary photographer Jamie Rose conducts an exhaustive interview with TCF host, Ibarionex Perello about his life, including his career as a photographer, writer, and podcaster. It even includes a temporary sidetrack as a stand-up comic. The conversation examines some of the challenges he has faced professionally and personally, including a recent diagnosis of ADHD.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses what to look for to create richer and interesting compositions. He explains how the repetition of color, lines, and shapes help to compliment the main elements within any photographic composition.Read More
Valerie Jardin is a popular street and travel photographer, educator and host of the Hit the Street podcast. After leaving a successful career as a professional commercial photographer, she dedicated herself to her personal photography and conducting photo experiences both in the United States and Europe.
She has recently turned her lens to more personal projects including a series of environmental portraits of artists that live and work in her community.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to use the diagonal lines of a scene and your subjects for better compositions. He was spurred to discuss the subject after someone asked him how to build an interesting composition when you don’t have the benefit of dramatic lighting.Read More
Jens Krauer is a street photographer, educator and podcaster based in Switzerland. In a relatively short time, he has become a talented photographer and brings a thoughtful philosophy to the practice of making images. As the host of the FujiLove podcast, he frequently interviews photographers not only about their use of Fuji cameras, but also their varied approaches to making photographs.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to challenge your photographic eye when documenting your own living space. He suggests that you consider using your own environment for a potential subject matter, providing you ready access with which to practice your photographic skills.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex and Olaf Sztaba discusses the compositional choices in several images Though the conversation began with no particular agenda in mind, it clearly became evident that there was a common motif that linked all these images. That was related to how the photographers carefully composed their compositions by paying attention not only to a subject, but also the setting/scene where they were photographing.Read More
Louie Palu is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in festivals, publications, exhibitions, and collections internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards including two Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grants, 2011-12 Bernard L Schwartz Fellowship with the New America Foundation and Milton Rogovin Fellowship at the University of Arizona. He is well known for his work which examines social-political issues such as human rights, conflict, and poverty.Read More
Sean Tucker is a photographer, YouTuber, Instagrammer, and a former priest. But in all these roles, he has always imagined himself a storyteller. His journey from the priesthood to a professional photographer has provided him a unique career path but also a wealth of experiences that he openly shares on his popular YouTube channel.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of trusting your composition. He discusses how fixed visual elements in a scene allow a photographer to find their composition. He explains how fluid elements such as people, animals, and even light can be added to the photograph. He stresses the importance of remaining true to the composition and not compromising the shot for the transitory elements.Read More