Articles Written by Gannon Burgett

Power Hungry: Poignant Photos Compare the Meals of the Rich and Poor Throughout History

Contemperary North Korea

Contemporary North Korea

Approximately 40% of food is thrown out in America each year. This amounts to roughly $165 billion (with a ‘b’) worth of food, which could feed half of the 50 million Americans who struggle to put food on the table.

It’s tough statistics like these that inspired photographer Henry Hargreaves and his friend and food stylist Caitlin Levin to create the series Power Hungry: a poignant set of photos that illustrates the inequality between the rich and the poor by comparing what each class’s meals have looked like throughout history.

Read more…

The Vela One is 100x Faster than Conventional Strobes, Can Stop a Bullet In Its Tracks

a43abcc344f83902a5420d1d489bd58f_large

High speed photography is all about fast-flash; the faster your flash, the faster the instant you can adequately freeze on a digital sensor. Modern strobes are pretty good at this, with flash durations as fast as 1/20,000 of a second, but a Bristol-based company Vela Labs is about to take high-speed photography to unheard-of heights.

Introducing the Vela One, ‘the world’s first high speed LED flash’ that boasts a flash speed starting at 1/2,000,000 second, or 500 nanoseconds. Read more…

Reuters Layoffs Continue as the Company Continues to Rework Its Photography Department

sportsphotog1

In August of 2013, we shared the news that Thomson Reuters had dropped all of its freelance sports photographers in North America in favor of a deal they struck with USA Today Sports Images. But it appears that sad move was only the beginning.

Earlier this week, more members of the photography staff at Thomson Reuters were let go in the multi-national media company’s ongoing effort to downsize and focus its workforce, especially in the imaging department. Read more…

Red Bull Raises the Extreme Video Bar with Interactive 3rd Person 360º Little Planet Wind Surfing Video

Red Bull is known for its clever advertising and incredible collection of sponsored adrenaline junkies. So, to make the most of both of these assets, the company recently decided to pair up with wind surfer Jason Polakow to create one of the most intense and immersive ‘tiny planet’ videos you’ve probably ever seen.

Read more…

CNN Cameraman Pits the iPhone 6 Against His Standard Issue Broadcast Camera

Footage shot with smartphones has become much more common in the world of journalism today, where quick turnaround times are just as important as getting the shot. Knowing this, one CNN cameraman wanted to see if it was possible for a smartphone (namely the iPhone 6) to keep up with a much larger, traditional broadcast camera. Read more…

Reports Confirm that the 5-Axis Stabilization on Sony’s a7II Works with All 3rd Party Glass

a72_10

Just four days ago, Sony announced its a7II: the world’s first full-frame digital camera with 5-axis image stabilization build into the body. But as impressive as we know the image stabilization could be, no one was quite sure what glass said stabilization would work with.

The news, however, is all good. New reports are confirming that the a7II’s stabilization will work with all(!) 3rd party lenses.

Read more…

Polish Photographer Shares Her Passion for Pooches with Extraordinary Puppy Portraiture

alicja06

Alicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies… lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of pooches and their siblings to sports photos of dogs running through courses, she photographs anything and everything that has to do with man’s best friend, and manages to make her photos stand out from the plethora of dog imagery out there.

Read more…

What Makes Photographers Click: Inspirational Moments with Iconic Photographers

Editor’s note: Some of the imagery in the video might be considered NSFW, proceed with caution.


Here’s an oldie but really goodie from Pix Channel, who put together a set of short clips of some of photography’s greatest names talking about their craft and what makes them ‘click’. Read more…

A Portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing for the Cover of TIME Magazine

TIME released this behind-the-scenes video showing a recently photo shoot of actor Benedict Cumberbatch for the cover of the magazine. Cumberbatch will appear in the upcoming film “The Imitation Game” as Alan Turing, the renowned British mathematician, codebreaker, and computer science pioneer.

Read more…

Photographer Stefan Litster Shoots Portraits on the Street with a 4×5 Camera and Instant Film

Photographer Stefan Litster created this “photo adventure” video showing how he shoots portraits on the street with a Tachihara 4×5 large format camera and some Fuji instant film.

The 10 minute video is part informative, sharing tidbits about this photographic workflow, and part inspiration, showing off how simple interactions and the instant-gratification of instant film can better help you connect with your subjects and give an experience rather than just a simple image.