Posts Tagged ‘story’

Platon Tells the Powerful Story Behind His Portrait of Nine Civil Rights Heroes

It seems CNN is planning to do a whole series with famed portraitist Platon, because only a couple of weeks after they released his BTS account of the portrait he took of Vladimir Putin, they’ve put out another, much more powerful video. Read more…

The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo, the Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper

As of yesterday, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. And in honor of one of the longest-living operating systems, the above video takes a look at the story behind what is arguably XP’s most recognized quality: the ‘Bliss’ wallpaper that came stock on every machine. Read more…

Krystle Wright on Telling Stories with Your Adventure Photography

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Krystle Wright has documented her expeditions a little differently from some of her fellow adventure photographers. Using her breadth of knowledge of photojournalism from her Agence France-Presse and Sunday Telegraph newspaper days, Krystle’s images weave together, depicting the full experience of what it’s like to be exploring different lands, from Pakistan to Antarctica.

Here, we talk with Krystle about how she edits down her images for an essay, what kind of gear she takes with her on a journey, and how keeping close tabs on World Press Photo, POYi, NPPA winners helped shape her critical eye. Read more…

The Image Story: A Website that Dives Into the Story Behind Incredible Photographs

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The saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words. I certainly agree with this sentiment, but there’s more to it. For every thousand words the photograph is worth, there’s three thousand explaining how the image came to be.

We’ve all had that moment when we’re browsing through some photographs online and the questions hit us. How did someone capture this photo? What gear did they use for this? What was their inspiration? How did they plan it?

Well, for moments like this, there’s now a beautifully designed resource called The Image Story. Read more…

John Stanmeyer Shares the Story Behind His World Press Photo of the Year

Controversy over the World Press Photo organization and the way they handle their judging aside, most people were in agreement that photographer John Stanmeyer deserved the award he received this year. In the above video, the World Press Photo winner shares some insight as to how his widely-praised photograph came to be. Read more…

How I Managed to Capture Two ‘Lightning Bolts’ Striking at Once

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I took this picture with one of five remote-controlled cameras I’d set up by the side of the track to capture the race winner from various angles and perspectives. Of course, I didn’t know for sure who’d win, but when I was setting up the gear it seemed like a fair bet to focus on Usain Bolt’s lane!
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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I Left My Camera Bag on a Train

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Yep, it happened. It really did…

I just recently finished a whirlwind Euro-trip traveling with my sisters. The itinerary was Germany (where I am currently living as a soldier with the incredible fortune to be stationed there) to London to Dublin to Paris to Barcelona and back to Germany.
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Retired Photographer Looks Back Over a Long and Successful Career

Like many great photographers of the past, Domenic Quartuccio is not a household name. Although some of his photographs appear in the archives of the Museum of the City of New York City, and he was at one point working at some of the most successful studios in the world, his successful career played out quietly within the city of New York.

In the short video interview above, Vimeo user and photographer Haiwei Ruan sat down with Quartuccio and simply let him tell his story. Read more…

Woman Saves Young Boy From Drowning During Her Engagement Photo Shoot

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During a recent engagement shoot at Wissahickon Creek in Pennsylvania, photographer Ken Beerger had the genre of his images unexpectedly change from love and romance to danger and documentary. In the end, Beerger captured some intense photographs, a young boy’s life was saved, and one of his subjects is now being called a hero.
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Finding an Old Photo of My 95-Year-Old Grandpa as a 6-Year-Old Boy

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About a year ago, I was sitting around narcissistically Google-ing myself when I came across the photo above of “Robert C. Paetz + Mother”. It was dated 1923 and was being sold for $12 by a man named Paul in Northern California.

I quickly did the math and figured it was my 93-year-old grandfather and my great-grandmother, Matilda (who eventually lived until 102 when I was 16).
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