A Singular Voice: Nathan McCreery’s Landscapes Are Personal

November 2020 issue Profiles

Amarillo, Texas, 1991. Nathan McCreery, M.Photog., is killing time in a bookstore waiting for a movie to start at the nearby theater.He has years of professional practice under his belt, having covered the spectrum from commercial photography to weddings and portraits. A book by Bruce Barnbaum catches his eye. In fact, the book, “Visual Symphony: A Photographic Work in Four Movements,” triggers something in McCreery. In it, he recognizes image creation at a level that’s entirely... Continue Reading >

Murmuration: Søren Solkær’s Starlings at Sunset

November 2020 issue Fine Art

It started in the landscape of his childhood, the marshlands of Southern Denmark, says Søren Solkær of his photo project and book, “The Black Sun.” As many as a million starlings gather there in the spring and fall, taking to the sky at dusk in enormous whirling flocks in “one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena,” he says.Locales: Solkær began in Denmark then moved to other locales—Glastonbury, United Kingdom; Rome, Italy; Friesland province, Netherlands; and Catalonia,... Continue Reading >

How It Was Made: Konsta Punkka’s Curious Fox

October 2020 issue News

 “It’s actually my all-time favorite fox picture,” says wildlife photographer Konsta Punkka, who captured this image on the second day of observing the animal in a Finnish forest. It was nesting season and he’d learned the paths the fox used to navigate the area. When the fox entered the bushes, he waited for it to reemerge at the other side. “That is the tricky part—to calculate the fox’s movement.”© Konsta PunkkaTo capture eye contact, Punkka holds his Nikon D810 away... Continue Reading >

Michelle Valberg Answers the Call of the Wild

August 2020 issue Profiles

Wildlife photography Adventuring in her Native Canada and BeyondMichelle Valberg was out for dinner with girlfriends, politely listening to them discuss shoes and clothes, when, after about 30 minutes of idle fashion talk, she couldn’t hold it in any longer. “Can we just change the subject a little bit?” she piped up. “Can I tell you that I just swam with narwhals? Can we just get off the shoe topic and maybe talk narwhal for a second?”Photographer Michelle Valberg © Michelle... Continue Reading >

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 >

Tips from the Master of Firefly Photography

August 2020 issue News

Radim Schreiber, firefly photographer and creator of the photo book “Firefly Experience,” offers tips for capturing the magic of bioluminescence:Scout your location one or two nights in advance. “While fireflies don’t migrate, they can change dates and densities per location year to year.” Arrive at your location before sundown so you can set up your composition and select a depth of field before dark. Use a red flashlight, as a regular flashlight will alter your vision and... Continue Reading >