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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 >

Top Winners in Garden Photo Competition


July 2020 issue News

Anne MacIntyre's white-on-white "Ethereal Cosmos" won first place in the 2020 Black & White Photo Project competition, a subsection of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition. Photographer Alan Price won second place, and Allan Wright won third.  “Ethereal Cosmos” by Anne MacIntyre (above) PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “After having recently painted my summerhouse white, I decided to capture these delicate cosmos flowers, creating the vivid white tones of... 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 >

Sony World Photography Awards Announced


May 2020 issue News

One photo, one photographer, one nation. A whopping 190,000 images were submitted into the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards open competition, out of which judges selected a single winning image from each of 63 countries. These photos are a small sampling of those National Awards winners.Kiatthaworn Khorthawornwong, Thailand (top) Location: Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan Equipment: Sony a7S II, Sony FE 28mm F2 lens Photographer’s comments: “I waited and waited and waited until the sun shone... 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 >

Sue Flood documents the emperor penguin


December 2019 issue News

Tent camping on ice in subzero Antarctic temps? Absolutely worth it for wildlife photographer Sue Flood, as it positions her to photograph and observe her favorite polar creature, the emperor penguin. Her photos have been collected into a book, “Emperor - The Perfect Penguin” (ACC Art Books).What we learned about Flood’s penguin photography adventures: © Courtesy Sue Flood Sue FloodWhy emporer penguins? Their resilience, Flood says. The largest of the penguin species, they brave... Continue Reading >
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