Shining a UV light onto familiar objects reveals so much we wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. Las Vegas-based photographer Cody Cobb traveled across deserts of the American West and captured the scenery under UV light. If you ask me, deserts are impressive on their own… But by photographing them under ultraviolet light, Cody made them look like weird and beautiful different planets.
What camera and lens would you bring to a desert island?
If you only had one camera and lens you could bring on a desert island, what would they be? Have you ever thought about it? Andrew & Denae have, and they have also asked four other photographers what they think. It’s interesting to see how different their answers are, and we’d also love to hear yours.
How Joshua Cripps shot his “ring of fire” solar eclipse in a desert
In late December 2019, people in some parts of the world had the opportunity to see a total annular solar eclipse. Photographer Joshua Cripps found himself in the Middle East around that time, and he decided to extend his trip so he could shoot the eclipse in the UAE desert. And I’m glad he did, because he ended up with an incredible image that captured my attention the moment I saw it.
Joshua kindly shared his photo of 2019’s final eclipse with DIYP, along with some BTS and details about how it was shot. It took a tremendous amount of planning and effort, but it was well worth it.
Photographing models and “dope profile photos” in Red Rock Canyon
WPPI is a wonderful occasion for many photographers who have the opportunity to attend. It’s a time to meet up with old friends and meet new ones whom you’ve only spoken to before online. It’s also a place to learn and to teach.
At this year’s WPPI, Keydrin Franklyn and Sam Serrato decided to hold their location lighting workshops just outside of Red Rock Canyon. The plan was to find a good location and teach & shoot for 8 hours. So, they hired a few local models, and one of the attendees even got in front of the camera to get a new profile photo.
We took four models into the desert to create dramatic portraits in the landscape
My wife, Vicki, and I are full-time portrait and wedding photographers. When we aren’t shooting these things, we like creating dramatic images of people in fantastic surroundings. One of our favorite locations to photograph is the desert Southwest of the United States. We have made many trips there in the past and always have a great time photographing models in some of the unique locations to be found there.
We just recently returned from a trip photographing four models in and around Moab, Utah. The area is covered with fantastic shooting locations both within and outside of the nearby national parks. The area is well known to any landscape photographer and there are many famous and well-publicized locations that are well worth visiting.
Photographer created a desert in his studio to photograph the the Audi Q2
The imagination and skill of photographer Felix Hernandez never ceases to amaze me. When it comes to car photography, he certainly thinks way outside of the box to get the shot. Regularly producing images with miniatures that most people would assume were full size vehicles if they weren’t told otherwise.
In collaboration with Audi Magazine, Felix has been busy building deserts and streets in his studio. All in order to create some stunning images of the Audi Q2. It’s an incredibly meticulous and demanding process. The end results are very much worth the effort, though.
How to pack and use photography gear to survive a burning man festival
I created the video “WE ARE MIDBURN” because I have always been fascinated by the culture and the people that belong to the Burning Man community. Midburn is a regional Burning man event held over for a period of 5 days in the Israeli desert. After buying my tickets to the most recent MidBurn this past June, I knew that I had to capture the magic of it all on camera. Despite the enchantment of the event, I knew filming it would bring along its share of challenges.
This photographer filled a house with sand to exhibit her photos of houses filled with sand
Many of us have seen photographs of the abandoned mining town of Kolmanskop in Namibia. Even if you don’t remember the name of the place, it’s difficult to forget photographs of houses, being reclaimed by the surrounding desert, flooded with sand.
For most of us, that’s about as far as this story goes, but for Australian photographer Emma McEvoy, this was the beginning of a journey. Not content with simply seeing photos of this location, Emma made it her mission to visit one day, and to photograph it for herself.
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