Tony Bynum Makes Outdoor Images Multi-Task

August 2020 issue Profiles

A Westerner by birth and by nature, Tony Bynum has always favored the expanse of America’s most rugged wilderness. When he found himself in Washington, D.C., around the turn of the 21st century, hemmed in by tall buildings, narrow avenues, and crowds, he turned to photography to come to terms with his space and his place in it.Tony Bynum © Courtesy Tony BynumThe photographic exploration may have kept him sane, but it didn’t keep him in D.C. Bynum realized that his place was far from... Continue Reading >

Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream of Wildlife Photography

May 2020 issue Profiles

For almost 40 years, Kevin Dooley, M.Photog., plied his trade as a wedding and portrait photographer, running a successful studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At its peak volume, his studio kept busy 12 photographers shooting 450 weddings a year.But as time wore on, the wedding and portrait business wore on Dooley. Wedding couples seemed to be getting increasingly critical while demanding more. Competition was intensifying while rates were dropping. Dooley enjoyed the work, but his heart... 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 >

Jeff Vanuga Finds Renewed Success Leading Photo Tours

April 2020 issue Profiles

Award-winning nature and wildlife photographer Jeff Vanuga is in a talkative mood. On the state of editorial and commercial photography today, he says, “Well, compared to a decade or more ago, the assignments are definitely fewer and farther between. And they are less—a lot less—lucrative.”Photographer Jeff Vanuga           © Jeff VanugaWyoming-based Vanuga, whose photography has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, The New York Times, and elsewhere, whose... Continue Reading >

Road blocking: Series documents nature in path of proposed interstate

March 2020 issue News

What’s now picturesque desert could someday be hot asphalt if a proposed Arizona interstate is approved by lawmakers.But not before photographer Frank Staub has documented its beauty.Staub, who lives just miles from the proposed path, says Interstate 11 would carve a road through both untouched desert and rural residential neighborhoods. “Almost everybody who lives there doesn’t want it,” he says, “because it will destroy a lot of wild desert and it goes close between two national... Continue Reading >

High-flying art: Using technology to pre-visualize drone images

February 2020 issue Profiles

The best drone artists steal their ideas right from satellite imagery—and improve on them. That’s the strategy of artists J.P. and Mike Andrews, two U.K.-born brothers known for their incredible aerial images. They’re some of the world’s best drone photographers, but the time they spend flying drones is minuscule compared to the time they spend researching their shots.© Abstract Aerial ArtThe two brothers will drive for hours to remote corners of the earth to photograph bizarre... Continue Reading >

Photographer uses light-carrying drone to draw shapes

February 2020 issue Documentary

What’s more captivating than the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in southwestern Bolivia? The Salar de Uyuni salt flats illuminated by a light-toting drone flying a perfect circle.Last summer photographer Reuben Wu had the opportunity to test the Phase One XT camera during a weeklong Bolivian road trip. He used the camera plus his Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 70mm f/5.6 lens and a tripod. His goal was to build on his photo series that features geometric shapes of light above natural landscapes. He... 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 >

Tina Freeman’s photo series connects glaciers with wetlands

January 2020 issue News

What do glaciers and wetlands have in common? Climate change, an issue addressed in Tina Freeman’s “Lamentations” series. The images are on exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art through March 15 and published in a book. Freeman pairs images of Arctic and Antarctic glaciers with images of the wetlands of Louisiana, two disparate landscapes connected by one overarching problem.Arctic image making: “Antarctica is extraordinary,” she says. “It’s like going to another... Continue Reading >