In this video, we talk about how a kiss of light can transform and ordinary scene and subject into something extraordinary. We do this with the help of listeners who regularly submit images to The Candid Frame Flickr group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Endia Beal is a North Carolina based artist, who is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal, yet contemporary stories of marginalized communities and individuals. Beal currently serves as the Director of Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University and Associate Professor of Art.
Jim Herrington is a photographer whose portraits of celebrities including Benny Goodman, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Cormac McCarthy, Morgan Freeman and Dolly Parton have appeared on the pages of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Outside and Men’s Journal as well as on scores of album covers for more than three decades. He has photographed international ad campaigns for clients such as Thule, Trek Bikes, Gibson Guitars and Wild Turkey Bourbon.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how the presence of direct eye contact from the subject of the photograph transforms the experience for the viewer. He examines how either eye contact or the lack of eye contact be used by photographers to control the experience of looking at a photograph.
Gary Nicholl’s personal fine-art project The Imaginarium started as a 20-image short story but has grown into a 450 image trilogy with 150 genuine Steampunks involved, taking storytelling to a whole new level. Combining his passion for the world of steampunk and photography, he creates amazing composited images that test the limits of image making and storytelling.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of varying one’s approach when making photographs on the street. He talks about different ways of making photographs from shooting from the hip to waiting and allowing a scene to play out. Both have their advantages, but he suggests something that falls somewhere between those two methods.
In this live webinar conducted through Rocky Nook publishing, I discuss the role of light and shadow and how it can elevate your photography. The discussion is tied to the release of my new book Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow.
Trey Ratcliff is a photographer, artist, writer and adventurer. Trey’s images and stories capture the beauty of exotic travel destinations and the humor of the bizarre situations he often finds himself in. There is always something new, unexpected and beautiful to see.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the idea of creating images that appear purposefully casual. By this, he means how a photographer uses graphic elements to compose a photograph but creates a result that comes off as very subtle and calls less attention to the actual presence of the photographer.
Each year hundreds of millions of dollars are spent to make purchases online. That’s especially the case when it comes to camera equipment. Back in the day, you would peruse the back pages of a popular photo magazine and call a 1-800 number. Now, you can buy camera gear using nothing more than your smartphone.
The ease by which you can buy an item can be problematic if the only thing you’re reading is the sale price. It can be tempting to immediately click on that button when you see the promise of hundreds of dollars in savings. However price alone shouldn’t be the only determining factor for you hitting the buy button.
Suzanne Sease is a creative consultant and former ad-agency senior art buyer. She works with both emerging and established photographers and illustrators to create cohesive, persuasive presentations that clients can’t resist.