pandemic

Are Weddings with COVID Restrictions Worth It?

It almost sounds like a cliché at this point to say it, but 2020 wasn't easy for anyone and the wedding industry was hit particularly hard depending on where in the world you were.

My Last Mocha: An 8×10 Polaroid Passion Project

Brzz, bzzzrrr. The rollers on the vintage Polaroid developer start to suck in the 8×10 Polaroid. Dan Bosman, a Mars Cafe barista of 14 years, and I are chatting just like we always do.

Wet Plate Collodion Portraits of Frontline Medical Workers

It hasn’t been easy being a portrait photographer during a pandemic. I opened my tintype portrait studio in February of 2020 with visions of goofy vintage photo remakes and smiling families gracing my lens. By the end of March, it was only still lifes full of skulls and dead flowers, dark and stale tones oddly appropriate for the time.

Shooting Portraits Inside a London COVID Hospital

I first came to the hospital back in June, having decided that the stories and experiences of the front line staff shouldn’t be forgotten. We’d all seen inside the Italian hospitals, but when the virus hit the UK, there was nothing coming out of the UK, so I made it my mission to gain access and document the life and death struggles going on behind closed doors.

Shooting an NFL Game in an Empty Stadium During COVID

Photographer Paul Rutherford is back with another behind the scenes look at what it's like shooting professional sports during the pandemic. Previously he took us to a spectator-free MLB game at Fenway Park; today he's showing us what it's like working an NFL game in an empty Gillette Stadium.

How I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer

My name is Howard Lao, and I'm a freelance sports photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Over the past five years, I’ve covered dozens of track meets. From the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and the World Track Championships in London and Portland, to meets between the University of Washington and Washington State, I’ve filed and edited photos in a media workroom, surrounded by my fellow photographers.

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Commercial Photography Set

Has COVID-19 impacted the look of ad campaigns? Maybe, but probably not by as much as you might think. What is impacted, however, is the way that a commercial photography set operates for the foreseeable future.

Shooting Major League Baseball in an Empty Stadium During the Pandemic

Professional sports leagues such as the NBA and MLB have returned to action without fans in attendance due to COVID-19 pandemic safety measures, and there are still sports photographers on hand to document the games. Boston-based photographer Paul Rutherford made this 4-minute video showing what it's like to shoot a pro baseball game in an empty stadium.

Practical Steps for Wedding Shooters to Stay Safer During COVID-19

It’s difficult to stay safe right now as a normal human, just trying to get groceries and make a living. It’s more difficult if you’re an event or wedding photographer. As an event photographer or wedding photographer, you might be exposed to crowds of people from all over the country, and in some cases from all over the world.

Photographer Tests the Best Masks for Working During the Pandemic

If you’re a photographer who has to work or is choosing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’ve probably been looking for a good mask. I was too. I wanted mask that looked professional and felt comfortable. After doing some Amazon searches, I thought I found one that was perfect. Well, I’ve shot a few weddings while masked in the heat now, and it caused me to reevaluate my decision and try other masks out.