Mark de Paola was literally born into a photo studio on Cahuenga Blvd in Los Angeles and grew up splitting time between Los Angeles and New York. Mark's earliest recollections are of watching photoshoots and being completely immersed in the fashion books and periodicals of the time, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. Mark's photographic foundation is the works of his father Alessio, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Bert Stern, and Art Kane.Read More
Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City.
He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography and has taught in several undergraduate and graduate photography programs in the past. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. His latest book is Mexico: Between Life and Death.Read More
Nicholas Pinto (b. 1979) is an Italian-American photographer based in Chicago, IL.
As a street and documentary photographer, his work explores topics of cultural and social awareness, poverty, and mental health issues. Capturing moments in time as a visual story-teller Pinto uses these projects to shine a light on the difficulties of living, and to give a face to it that many don’t see.Read More
Dotan Saguy was born in a small kibbutz five miles south of Israel’s Lebanese border. He grew up in a diverse working-class Parisian suburb, lived in Lower Manhattan during 9/11 and moved to Los Angeles in 2003.
In 2015 Dotan decided to focus on his lifelong passion for photography after a successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur. For the last several years he has been working on a personal project documenting Venice Beach, California, which is one of Los Angeles's most iconic cultural locations. The result is his book Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the role of color in making an effective photograph. He explains how color can be too easily ignored and how instead photographers should focus their attention on the various colors in their composition and use them to increase the impact of their photographs.Read More
Chuck Anerino is a photographer whose work revolves around his family. Practicing a style described as family documentary, Anerino uses the sensibility of a documentary photographer to capture lives of his family, particularly his young boys.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about creating something extraordinary from the ordinary. Spurred by a recent email, he discusses how one perceives the mundane is what really determines whether a photographer can successfully make a great picture from the most ordinary of elements.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about photographing a high contrast scene, where there are strong highlight and shadows, but few or no middle tones. He discusses the importance of metering and creating a well-balanced composition when including a lot of negative space.Read More
In this video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of framing your compositions with awareness of what’s happening along the edges of the frame. Instead of singularly focusing on your subject, he demonstrates how three photographers use the elements along the edges of their respective frames to create strong impactful photographs.Read More
Anna Mia Davidson is a professional photographer based in Seattle, Washington. She believes strongly in the power of images to influence, inspire, and impact the way we see the world around us.Read More
In this week's video, we talk about photographing in crowds. Whether it's a festival, fair or a public religious festival, such an event provides a wonderful opportunity to photograph strangers with little to no push back.
Using images submitted by listeners to the TCF Flickr pool, we discuss how camera position, lighting, camera to subject distance can impact a photograph where you are including a lot of people.Read More
Take Kayo is a Vancouver based street photographer and camera reviewer. Starting his career in photography as a weekend warrior wedding, commercial and sports photographer in the mid 1990's, Take worked for Kodak-Phototrader from 1996 to 2005. During that time he worked with all the local commercial labs and professional photographers in town and understood the 'business' of photography... and wasn't happy.Read More
The culture of the Mississippi Delta is a wealthy one. Just as its land has been a rich source for cotton and soybean, the people of the Delta have been ripe for stories, both written and visual. Whether it’s William Faulkner with a typewriter or William Eggleston with his camera, each artist has proven the Delta as an endless source of inspiration. It’s a place that has lured many a photographer.
But it’s a place filled with contradictions. As rich as it is for the creative artist, the existence of poverty, economic disparity and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow is not far behind. It makes it hard to idealize or demonize a place and its people. To know the place, you have to go deeper.Read More
Born in 1974, Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded.Read More
Ralph Gibson is a photographer whose high-contrast images are recognized for their exploration of the geometric forms and the human gesture. He apprenticed with Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, but he has created his own singular vision which often moves beyond the traditions of documentary and portraiture.
Sara Jane Boyers is a California fine art photographer who, after successful careers in both the music and publishing industries, has returned to a serious focus on her photography. In her work Boyers searches for that iconic element of ordinary experience that defines the whole, choosing to render it subtly and with a sense of beauty that is provocative and demanding.Read More