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Irving Penn’s Timeless Photography and ‘Photographism’

When you mention Irving Penn, the first images that may come to mind are his fashion photography and mostly his 165 Vogue covers. He also photographed everyday objects, even detritus from New York streets like cigarette butts, leaves, and even chewed gum. This was described by former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood as 'the cosmos underfoot.'

7 Composition Techniques Seen in The Queen’s Gambit

Now and then, it just so happens that I find a show or movie that visually amazes me. I was blown away by the colors of Grand Hotel Budapest and by the cinematography of Birdman. The hit Netflix series The Queen's Gambit is one of those surprises that I have discovered recently.

Pop Culture’s Homage to Gordon Parks

When HBO’s Lovecraft Country premiered last weekend, sci-fi and photo nerds reveled at the detailed homage to several photos taken by the legendary photographer, director and author Gordon Parks. While best known for “American Gothic,” much of Parks’ work throughout his lifetime touched upon the U.S.’ ignominious, racist past – work that has entered the contemporary consciousness through pop culture appropriation.

Adorama Launches Monthly Instagram Photo Challenge

In 2016, AdoramaTV aired a reality TV show called Top Photographer in which 5 photographers competed over 5 episodes to be named the best photographer. Adorama just announced a new Top Photographer series, but this one is a monthly photo challenge that anyone can enter on Instagram.

‘World of Photography’ TV Show From 30 Years Ago is Now on YouTube

Between 1985 and 1991, ABC, A&E, and The Travel Channel aired a weekly half-hour TV show for photographers titled "World of Photography." The show was a big influence on a generation of photographers, exposing them to new photographers and photography techniques.

If you were a fan of the show back then, there's some great news for you now: hundreds of segments from the show can now be found on YouTube.

Watch as a Tintype Portrait of Adam Savage is Made on Stage, From Start to Finish

Tested recently put on a show at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. One of the presentations was by local photographer Michael Shindler, who specializes in wet plate collodion photography.

In the 12-minute video above, Shindler transforms the theater into a studio and darkroom, introducing the live audience to this 19th-century photography process by creating a large-format tintype portrait of Adam Savage (the co-host of Mythbusters).

Dudes with Cameras: Behind the Scenes with Joey L on Shoots Around the World

Joey Lawrence (more commonly known as Joey L) is a 25-year-old photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His career has taken him to the far corners of the world for all kinds of shoots for a wide range of notable clients.

Joey recently launched a new project called "Dudes with Cameras." It's a series of short videos that offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Joey's life and work as he zips around the globe making pictures.

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch ever for a global TV series.

But before Neil deGrasse Tyson takes over for the iconic Carl Sagan, explaining and enchanting a whole new generation by sharing the wonders of the our universe, NASA wants to get you excited in its own way.

Just like the agency did ahead of the Oscars, the NASA Goddard Photo and Video Flickr account has just uploaded a stunning set of 43 images that will hopefully inspire a bit of awe and get you that much more excited for tonight's premier.

What Makes a Shot… feat. Slaves on Dope at Heavy MTL

Let me start by stating that I’ve been a fan of Montreal’s Slaves on Dope since the mid to late 1990s. Does that make a difference in the relevance of the rest of this blog entry? Nope. Just felt like saying that.

I’ve had the chance to shoot them a few times live and they are always fun to see…. and ever better to shoot! They were playing at the Heavy MTL festival this past August, early on the second day, and I made my way to the small stage to grab a few shots.