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Photographer Interviews

Creating a Sustainable Career: Advice from the Pros [VIDEO]

Posted by on November 17, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

How do you build a lasting career in photography? According to the three professional photographers and Nikon ambassadors—lifestyle/editorial shooter Dixie Dixon, photojournalist Deanna Fitzmaurice and portrait pro Matthew Jordan Smith—it takes more than just camera skills. Having a unique, memorable style, strong connections with clients and a true passion for your craft are also key ingredients... More

How to Create Bold Beauty Lighting

Posted by on November 7, 2017 | Gear, Photographer Interviews

Photo © Matthew Jordan Smith

Once upon a time, world-renowned Nikon Ambassador Matthew Jordan Smith was just a student at the Art Institute of Atlanta trying to find his way. Now, some 30 years later, this highly sought-after celebrity, beauty and portrait photographer’s A-list clientele includes Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Foxx and makeup leaders L’Oréal, Olay, Pantene... More

Making A Guide for the Modern Photographer

Posted by on October 30, 2017 | Business/Marketing, Education, Media, Photographer Interviews

Photo © Claire Rosen

The traditional photography guidebook may be a relic of the past: A quick YouTube search can pull up nearly any camera function or technique you need to learn. But, as photographer Claire Rosen notes, technical skill does not equal mastery of the medium. Storytelling, originality and creativity are what elevate an image—and they are far... More

Trending Now: Molly Cranna’s Graphic Goods

Posted by on October 23, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Molly Cranna

Early in her career, photographer Molly Cranna was shooting creepy teeth-related objects she had bought from eBay when magic happened. The images came to life when the Los Angeles-based photographer injected some hard light, a big dose of color and a little humor. “It was unexpected to have a bunch of dentures [against] pastel pink... More

Lucy Leach’s Vintage Vibes

Posted by on October 19, 2017 | Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Photo © Lucy Leach

In a 2012 review of Mad Men, The New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik declared the “the Golden Forty-Year Rule” of American pop culture, in which it takes 40 years for a decade to come back into style. If that’s the case, then the 1970s-era disco-inspired work of photographer Lucy Leach is right on trend.... More

The Portrait & Fashion Issue Has Launched!

Posted by on September 15, 2017 | Media, Photographer Interviews, Student Photography

Cover Photo © Brian FInke

Our new issue for Fall 2017 is all about portrait and fashion photography, spanning from the golden era of mid-century Harper’s Bazaar photography to contemporary photographers creating evocative work today. We also report on undergraduate and graduate programs with rigorous career-prepping, how to pitch photo editors of indie publications, and how to create studio imagery with bold... More

Capturing Summer on Film: German Moreno’s Travel Series

Posted by on September 14, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © German Moreno

Montreal-based photographer and graphic designer German Moreno spent part of his summer traveling the British countryside and around Barcelona, capturing the colors and textures of the season on film. Though his forte is typically fashion and portrait photography, Moreno put together this meandering travel series from beaches and golf clubs, focusing on showing the “cluster... More

Nicola Muirhead’s “In Brutal Presence”

Posted by on September 7, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Nicola Muirhead

Though London-based photographer Nicola Muirhead has been working on the series “In Brutal Presence” for the past year, the work, about the residents of Notting Hill’s Trellick Tower, has a greater sense of urgency after the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower this past June. Like Grenfell Tower, Trellick Tower is a brutalist-style high rise and,... More

Photographing China’s Offbeat Spaces

Posted by on August 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

After several years away from China, Tianxi Wang’s return home resulted in a project “Listen to the Rivers,” in which he found a new perspective in photographing “unexpected” landscapes in his home country. This series, “The Shadows Under Light,” is a follow-up to the previous work, further exploring uncommon locales in China during a three-month... More