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A Shift to Macro Photography While Social Distancing


July 2020 issue Business

© Emmalee Schaumburgfollow your path of most resistance  Being a portrait photographer during a time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders has been challenging, to say the least. In 2012, I opened my first brick-and-mortar studio and concentrated on portraiture. I never would have thought I’d be forced to stay at home and temporarily stop doing what I love.While portrait photography is my primary focus and source of income, I also enjoy macro photography—specifically... Continue Reading >

Photographer Makes Fishing Self-portrait


May 2020 issue News

Solitude“The sunset was beautiful,” says Finnish fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt. So he rowed the boat out and made a photo of himself fishing. He left his Nikon D810 with AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 ED lens on a tripod ashore and used a Hähnel remote control to release the shutter. A few hours later, he photographed the starry sky from the same vantage point.“It was relatively easy to blend the images together as they were shot from the same place,” he says. “I love the... Continue Reading >

Photographer Stitches Phantom Wall into Photos


May 2020 issue News

The Berlin Wall fell decades ago but its ghost remains—stitched, if you will—into the fabric of the city’s psyche. Such is the theme of fine art photographer Diane Meyer’s series “Berlin,” where a pixilated representation of the former wall is embroidered into print photographs of locations where it once stood.Inspiration: Meyer has a clear memory of watching the fall of the wall on television when she was 13 years old, she says. But she didn’t become captivated by its... Continue Reading >

How Diaja carved a path to conceptual photography success


March 2020 issue Profiles

Unfailing confidenceCeres Henry was walking with a friend in Harlem one day three years ago when they passed by the recently opened X Gallery. Henry, artistically known as Diaja, was then a fledgling photographer and told her friend, “Let me just pop in and see.”“The curator [Lisa DuBois] was there, and I just walked up and said, How can I get my work into this gallery?” Diaja didn’t have her portfolio with her but showed DuBois some of her images on Instagram. “And she was... Continue Reading >

Photo series celebrates hardbound children’s books


March 2020 issue News

The feel of the pages. The colorful illustrations at beginning and end. Observing that many children read books on e-readers, Ellen Cantor became nostalgic for her favorite hard copy volumes from childhood. Using a mixture of her own books, her mother’s, and her friends’, Cantor created a photo series that honors the loved and worn hardbound books. She made her images in camera (not Photoshop) with a Nikon D800 on a tripod with one on-camera flash and one soft box, she explains, using a... Continue Reading >

Photographer Rus Khasanov creates liquid lettering


March 2020 issue News

Remember the silver side of the CD? The way it shimmered with a rainbow of color when you tilted it back and forth in the light? That unexpected iridescence inspired Rus Khasanov to create his photo series “Marmalade Type.” He spotted a scratched CD of ’90s music lying on the street and was hypnotized by its hues, he says. “I immediately had a great desire to experiment in this direction.”To create his images, Khasanov collected CDs and DVDs and wrote letters on their surfaces with... Continue Reading >

Anatomy of an image: Flower-themed child portrait


2.25.2020 Tech

© Ceres Diaja HenryFlowers for AutumnPhotographer: Ceres “Diaja” HenryDate: May 5, 2018Location: Studio in Harlem, New YorkSubject: Autumn, Diaja’s 7-year-old niecePhotographer’s note: “For some time, I had been promising Autumn I would paint and photograph her. One day she and her mom visited me right after a photo session with a client. I had already broken down my equipment and put everything away. However, with my creative juices still flowing, I decided to fulfill... Continue Reading >

Richard Wood’s 6 tips to improve your photography


March 2020 issue Profiles

Over the past decade, it seems like Richard Wood has won every award a New Zealand photographer can win. He’s been the New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year three times, piled up numerous district and specialty awards, and earned the distinction of Grand Master of Photography from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, just to name a few. So it’s probably no surprise that his expertise has been in high demand from other pro shooters looking to up their game. Wood... Continue Reading >

Photographer and painter partner to create new works


February 2020 issue Fine Art

Collaborating with another artist can be intimidating, especially if the other artist works in a different medium. But that’s also what makes the resulting art so interesting. Landscape photographer Kent Burkhardsmeier and abstract artist Jessica Wachter teamed up to create a body of work exhibited at The Capital Gallery in Bismarck, North Dakota, where they both grew up. They titled the exhibition “Connected.”How they met: While visiting family in Bismarck, Burkhardsmeier attended a... Continue Reading >
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