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Whale photographs with emotional impact


December 2017 issue News

© Scott Portelli Photographer Jem Cresswell at workThe humpback whale’s brain contains three times the spindle cells as the human brain, says Jem Cresswell, whose series “Giants” documents the gentle mammals. “In humans, spindle cells are linked to cognitive skills, empathy, social organization, and rapid gut reactions,” he says. No one can say whether these cells do the same for whales. But “having spent a lot of time around them, it’s very obvious to me how emotional they... Continue Reading >

Former National Parks photographer shares his story


9.25.2017 News

©Landscape photographer Frank Ruggles had enviable access to America's most revered natural wonders during his tenure as eminent photographer for the U.S. National Park Service. Recently he published a book of images he captured during his off-time exploring the parks. The photobook is called "Chasing Light: An Exploration of the American Landscape," and a portion of its proceeds goes to the National Park Trust. © Frank RugglesHere's what we learned about this lovely RaceTrack playa... Continue Reading >

Grand Imaging Award 2018 finalists named by Professional Photographers of America

9.7.2017 News

Professional Photographers of America has announced the Grand Imaging Award finalists for 2018.The 100 finalists' images have been deemed the best of the 2017 PPA International Photographic Competition. The Grand Imaging Award finalists, 10 each in 10 categories, were selected from 5,800 entries judged by a panel of 33 jurors.At Imaging USA 2018, the top three photographers in each category will receive awards, with one of the 10 first-place images taking the overall Grand Imaging Award and... Continue Reading >

Landscapes on fire: A painterly take on nature photography


July 2017 issue News

They look otherworldly but they’re very much of this earth. Brendan Pattengale’s landscape images push the boundaries between photography and painting. “I’m really flattered most when people think I’m a painter,” he says.But how does he create such vivid, surreal images of real-life landscapes? Some of it’s accomplished in camera, some of it in post, he explains, such as the white balance setting, or how he processes the raw file to a working file. And sometimes it’s more... Continue Reading >

Landscape photographer traded her apartment for the open road


June 2017 issue Business

We’ve all heard stories of people selling their belongings and taking to the open road on an indefinite adventure. What’s that like? We asked landscape photographer Mandy Lea about her experience traveling the nation’s parks in her teardrop camper.What inspired you to go on this indefinite journey?I was working in Austin, Texas, at a camera store, and I was running the education department. It was very 9 to 5, and I would freelance outside the store. I was very overworked. It consumed... Continue Reading >

Bird by bird: 5 tips for the avian photographer


June 2017 issue Business

Joe Campanellie's Journey into the Fine Art of birds My interest in avian photography was sparked accidentally. It was never my intention for it to become a body of work that would define me. In the beginning my goal was simply to take my camera out for a few long walks to decompress and renew the passion I’d lost for my life’s work. In the end it led to that and so much more. The passion was indeed rekindled and my spirit renewed.But as with anything in life that’s worth achieving,... Continue Reading >

Jay Dickman’s movable feast


May 2017 issue Profiles

DEVOURING the world with his lensJay Dickman’s credentials are impeccable: a Pulitzer Prize, iconic pop music images, nearly 30 years with National Geographic, more than 40 National Geographic Expeditions, and his own highly touted FirstLight Workshops. Yet his most recent kudos is more comprehensive of the man: Travel and Leisure named him among “10 Fascinating People You Can Travel With in 2017.” He opines that the magazine might have run out of subjects after coming up with nine, but... Continue Reading >

Ian Plant blazes his own trail in landscape and nature photography


April 2017 issue Profiles

"It wasn’t a mutiny,” says landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant, “but it was close to one.” He was leading a nature photography workshop in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park when he explained to his attendees that they wouldn’t be going to Schwabacher Landing, the site where Ansel Adams made his famed “The Tetons and the Snake River” photograph in 1942. Instead, they would be going to a nearby and equally dramatic site.“They weren’t happy,” remembers Plant.... Continue Reading >

Ryan Deboodt is addicted to discovering and photographing caves


March 2017 issue News

Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt got hooked on caving and cave photography when he first explored Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and discovered "how amazing the world underneath us is," he says. Since then he's made a career out of subterranean photography, his work appearing in Smithsonian, Conde Nast Traveler, and National Geographic online, among other publications. Here's what we learned about Deboodt's success capturing the unseen underworld:    Photographing caves is... Continue Reading >

Coveted National Parks photographer position filled


November 2016 issue News

Channeling Ansel AdamsTens of thousands applied for the position. One got the job.In August, Jarob Ortiz began work as photographer for the National Parks Service, a position that pays up to $100,000 a year and involves traveling to America’s national parks to capture large-format photography, a la Ansel Adams.“All the way from the get-go, I never thought I would get this job,” says 33-year-old Ortiz. In fact he nearly didn’t apply because he thought it so far out of his league.... Continue Reading >
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