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The New Power Couple: Phottix Indra500 and Odin II

Posted by on Monday August 15, 2016 | Camera, Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Phottix Though Cliff Mautner only occasionally used artificial lighting for the first 15 years of his career as a photojournalist, it has been paramount to his repertoire for the last 15-plus years as a wedding photographer. Mautner is known for his mastery of balancing light, having photographed close to 1,000 weddings in various settings around the world.... More

Your Favorite New Travel-Friendly Beauty Dish

Posted by on Wednesday June 29, 2016 | Lighting

Learn how Grimes used the Rapid Box Beauty Dish to get this shot with the below Character-Driving Portrait tip.

Sponsored by Westcott Joel Grimes has spent more than 30 years honing his craft as a portrait and beauty photographer for top advertising clients. One of Canon’s Explorers of Light and a prolific workshop leader, he’s revered for his lighting expertise—a skill that’s taken him on assignment to more than 50 countries around the world.... More

Woods Wheatcroft on the Great Outdoors

Posted by on Monday June 20, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The work of photographer Woods Wheatcroft is imbued with light, energy and play. In fact, those are the names of three portfolios on his website that present his work. Wheatcroft shoots travel, lifestyle and stock photography that is true to his West Coast upbringing: laid back, cheery and sunlit. His work has attracted outdoor clients... More

The Curator Final Deadline

Posted by on Tuesday May 17, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Submissions for The Curator Fine-Art Awards will close in one week. Enter your work by May 24 to be considered for our annual group exhibition, returning this summer to Foley Gallery in New York City. Other prizes include $3,500 cash, $200 to B&H Photo, print exposure in the August “Fine-Art Photography” issue of PDN and... More

Travel Log: Brian Smith at Mardi Gras with Sony’s G Master Lenses

Posted by on Tuesday April 19, 2016 | Photo Gear

Sponsored by Sony When Miami-based portrait photographer Brian Smith was asked to test the Sony G Matster Lenses, he chose a setting with color, texture and history: Mardi Gras. The annual New Orleans celebration is a photographer’s playground with parades, vibrant costumes and a diverse range of subjects from day to night. Although he is best known... More

Victoria Will on the Importance of the Workshop Experience

Posted by on Thursday April 14, 2016 | Events

Sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops   Though Victoria Will began her career as a photojournalist, she fell in love with storytelling through portraiture. The magic came in learning to light her subjects, a skill she couldn’t use in her journalistic work. After working for a newspaper for several years, her first real editorial assignment... More

Taking the Sony G Master Lens Series to Task

Posted by on Wednesday March 16, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Sony When Sony unveiled the new G Master Lens line at Industria Superstudio in New York City in February, attendees were treated to a live shoot by portrait photographer Miguel Quiles in Studio 2. Two models acted out a fashion-meets-Bonnie-and-Clyde scene in hotel room set, which included daylight streaming in through the window and... More