We all have some memory of having our portrait taken—and I’m not talking about the thousands of snapshots and selfies we’ve amassed over the years for profile pictures and social media posts. I’m talking about a real one. A professional one. At a photo studio. For an article I’m writing about the portrait studio and… Continue reading »
Frequent any of New York City’s large public parks between May and September and you will likely not have to walk far to see a photo shoot of a bridal party. But have you ever stopped to consider whether these shoots are constructed to replicate the actual wedding day? New York and Hawaii-based photographer, Calli McCaw,… Continue reading »
There’s been a hiatus since I started at The Photo Group back in November, and we’re ready to move on 2013’s first WPPI Member of the Month! Each month, we plan to feature one of our members, and his or her accomplishments.
It may be fair to say there’s a desire in most of us to see into the lives of others, whether for pure anthropological understanding or voyeuristic pleasure. Fine-art photographer Arne Svenson decided to act upon this urge, by using a telephoto lens he inherited from a birdwatcher friend to see into the everyday activities… Continue reading »
April is Autism Awareness Month, and in recognition of the disorder that affects 1 percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17, we wanted to share the work of Honesdale, PA-based photographer, Gina Lenz. As a photographic project, Lenz photographed 11 subjects between the ages of 3 and 21, all of whom… Continue reading »
I didn’t expect to see so many photography references in last night’s Mad Men, but given that the show takes place in 1968, when magazines like LIFE were thriving, photography was increasingly a necessary medium for capturing time. It was cool to see all the vintage camera’s in last night’s episode, starting with Don Draper’s… Continue reading »
United Photo Industries in Brooklyn presents an exhibition of 48 tintype portraits by Melissa Cacciola, in an exhibition titled “War and Peace.” Cacciola’s work is characterized by her use of 19th-century photographic processes to bring her subjects to life. For “War and Peace,” she documented active duty and veteran military personnel from the Army, Navy,… Continue reading »
To Ghionis, while capturing a moment may be ideal, a photographer could spend a lifetime waiting for that perfect combination of elements and emotion. Most wedding and portrait photographers don’t have that kind of time—usually it’s only a few hours squeezed in between make-up and the ceremony. So in order to make the kind of images that will impress couples, you have to create them.
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