Photographers of all genres face many challenges and misconceptions about their job. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge shares seven common challenges you may have faced during your career, as well as some misconceptions people usually connect with wedding photography. Have you faced them too?
When shooting outdoors, most of us will try to go out when the weather is fine, searching for the perfect light. But you can take stunning photos in any weather and light: from scorching midday sun to a snow blizzard. This is exactly what winners of 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year prove us. The winning and shortlisted photos will leave you in awe, and they’ll make you go out with your camera even when the weather is terrible.
If you’re a fan of Ansel Adams’ work and you have around a million bucks to spare, Sotheby’s is soon launching a tempting auction. On 14 December, a collection of over 100 Adams’ iconic prints are going up for sale. The absolute star of the collection is an early print of 1941 Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, created before the photographer edited the negative. Since it’s so rare, it’s expected to reach the price between $700,000 and a staggering $1,000,000.
Earlier this year, the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) announced the winners of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest. There are now more beautiful photos from GDT we want to share with you. The 2020 winners of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year have just been announced and they’ll take you through the beauty of wildlife, but also through our complex relationship with it.
An opinion piece in the NY Daily News recently caused quite a stir after referring to street photography as “gender-based violence.” The author shares her encounters with street photographers, two of which ended in her calling the police. She even proposes a law that would “protect women against all nonconsensual, exploitative photography and videography.” As you can imagine, her opinion wasn’t appreciated by street photographers or anyone who appreciates this photography genre.
No matter how hard some influencers try to debunk the myth of “the perfect body,” there will always be those who promote it. Heck, even Instagram itself seems to prefer skinny, model-like women over us regular gals. The platform recently banned users from sharing Celeste Barber‘s semi-nude parody photo. It wouldn’t be a problem if the original image of a model Candice Swanepoel weren’t left untouched. After the scandal, Instagram quickly came under fire for “fat-shaming” and “double standards.”
Lomography has announced HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera, a 35mm film camera that uses a strange (and pretty cool) liquid-filled lens. If the concept sounds familiar, it’s because this type of lens is included with DIY cardboard camera Lomomod No. 1. Only this time, you won’t need to assemble anything on your own.
Whether they were with a drone, or from a helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane, aerial photos give an extraordinary view of the world. This is what Aerial Photography Awards wanted to show us. The very first edition of this contest invited photographers from around the world to submit their best aerial photos, and the winners have just been announced.