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: Frank W. Ockenfels 3 on Creativity, His Career and David Bowie

Posted by on Friday June 22, 2018 | PDN Video Picks

Celebrity portrait photographer Frank W. Ockenfels 3 offers a wealth of inspiration, tips and advice in this nine-minute video just released by The Hollywood Reporter. The video is the pilot episode of a series called Magic Hour, which will profile photographers, cinematographers, song writers, set designers and others—“anyone whose life passion is to create,” says... More

Gerd Ludwig on His “Invisible Flash” Technique

Posted by on Thursday September 29, 2016 | Lighting, PDN Video Picks

Photographer Gerd Ludwig is a lighting master with TTL strobe lights. He uses them in unusual and unpredictable ways to direct the the viewer’s eye through his photographs, convey a sense of place, and define his visual style. Yet his strobe lights are all but invisible, blending with available light sources. In this video, Ludwig... More