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Craig Burrows uses UV light to create fluorescent flowers series


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What color will a flower be when it’s photographed under ultraviolet light? That’s part of the intrigue of Craig Burrows’ fluorescent flowers photos series, which is as much a scientific as a photographic endeavor.To make the photos, Burrows first gets the flower into a dark environment—typically a dark room during nighttime hours. “The trick is to remove as much visible light as possible,” he says. “Just like when a white T-shirt lights up blue under a black light, if you use... Continue Reading >

Awe-inspiring photos from a storm-chasing career


February 2019 issue News

Grapefruit-sized hail? Cloud-to-ground lightning that melts asphalt? Fleeing a 50-mile-wide supercell in a van jetting 95 miles per hour? They’re all worth it to witness the terrifying power and unimaginable beauty of a summer tempest, according to former storm-chasing photographer Camille Seaman. Her book “The Big Cloud” shares her best photographic works from years stalking supercells in the American West.    Her start: After many years photographing the melting poles in the Arctic... Continue Reading >

At the precipice: Jay Philbrick’s cliffside wedding portraits


February 2019 issue Profiles

“What about the Eaglet?” the message read. Immediately Jay Philbrick knew what his friend was proposing.Most of Philbrick’s dramatic cliff portraits are set on New Hampshire’s Cathedral Ledge, a rock-faced cliff where subjects are lowered down to an outcrop by rope—no climbing skills required. But this friend was suggesting a portrait atop the Eaglet, a narrow rock spire that can be summited only by an experienced climber.© Philbrick PhotographyWas Philbrick up for it? Of... Continue Reading >

Pete McBride’s epic photographic journeys


December 2018 issue Profiles

Documenting the Colorado River and the Grand CanyonLike most people who grew up in the Western United States, native Coloradan Pete McBride is acutely aware of water. From Colorado to California, life and lifestyle have been shaped by this ever-diminishing resource that provides the lifeblood to communities carved out of the desert, nourishment for farms bullied up from the arid ground, and catalyst for legal disputes between cities, states, and nations. Yet water remains something most... Continue Reading >

Less gear, more vision


11.25.2018 News

Why Pete McBride used minimalist gear for an epic journeyWorking on location means hauling your gear to wherever you need to shoot. That can be a backbreaking chore even if you’re just photographing in one location.Now consider the chore if you’re hauling your gear across 700-plus miles of rugged terrain … along with everything you need to eat, sleep, and survive for weeks at a time. You really start to think about weight and efficiency. And those considerations go beyond your... Continue Reading >

How to light photographs underwater


10.25.2018 Tech

Stephen Frink, one of the world’s most-published underwater photographers, freely shares the No. 1 tip he gives students who want to raise their work to a higher professional level: “The key to making a great underwater photograph is good lighting.”Water is denser than air, and it absorbs color very quickly. Because color is lost the deeper you go, high-quality lighting is paramount. Ambient light is insufficient and straight-on lighting is too bright. Any snorkeler weilding a... Continue Reading >

In deep and up close: Underwater photographer Stephen Frink


November 2018 issue Profiles

Holding onto success despite changing tides As he sips a cup of coffee in a Starbucks near his Key Largo studio in the Florida Keys, veteran underwater photographer Stephen Frink doesn’t pause for a second when asked to name the most important requirement for a great underwater photograph.“That’s easy,” says the 69-year-old Frink, whom many publications have called the world’s most widely published underwater photographer. “It’s proximity.”Frink is on a roll. After taking... Continue Reading >

Drew Doggett photographs the mythical white horses of Iceland


October 2018 issue News

© Drew DoggettDrew Doggett stood in near-freezing water and extreme cold air temperatures to capture this photograph (right) of an Icelandic horse. “Adrenaline pumps to the point of not knowing that the temperature is affecting you to the degree that it is,” he says. “As soon as I stopped moving, I felt numbness in my feet and hands that lasted hours.”The frigid temps were a worthwhile price to pay for telling the intertwined stories of the Icelandic landscape and its beautiful... Continue Reading >
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