Phoenix wedding and portrait photographer Mike Olbinski has a fascination with weather and “a deep desire to capture nature in all of its raw power and glory,” he says on his Web site. On July 5, he looked out his back window and noticed a dust storm rising outside the city. With no idea how spectacular it would become, he drove to a downtown parking garage, set up his camera, and made this time lapse video of the dust storm engulfing the city. Now he’s trying to monetize it by selling prints, wallpaper and licensing rights.




Video Pick: Magnus Wennman Pushes Boundaries with “Fatima’s Drawings”

Posted by on Monday April 4, 2016 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

FATIMA’S DRAWINGS from Magnus Wennman on Vimeo. Among three finalists for the World Press Photo short form multimedia prize is Magnus Wennman’s outstanding 5-1/2 minute video called “Fatima’s Drawings.” His “Where the Children Sleep” project was widely published last year, and “Fatima’s Drawings” is a continuation of his work documenting the plight of refugee children... More

W.M. Hunt on Making “Art” and Artists’ Statements

Posted by on Monday August 3, 2015 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt has a reputation for his straight-talking career advice. In this exclusive PDN video, he talks about a strategic mistake made by many aspiring fine-art photographers, and how to avoid it. He also demystifies the process of writing a good artist’s statement, and makes a case against spending... More