Photographers

The annual Gulf Photo Plus Shootout never ceases to impress. If you aren’t familiar with past years’ format, “it pits two or three photographers against each other in a room full of photographers and they have to shoot, edit, retouch and present a photo within 20 minutes to a brief that is revealed at the event!”

This year, it was Zack Arias against Italian photographer Sara Lando. And, man, they were both great!

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In this ‘About a Photograph’ story from Think Tank Photo, photojournalist Al Diaz tells the story behind this powerful image of a nurse performing infant CPR on the side of the road. Diaz has a great breakdown of how the events happened and what went into when and why he captured the photo.

You can read more about this story here on Al Diaz’s blog.

[via About a Photograph]

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‘Witness’ is a new 4-part documentary from HBO and executive producers Michael Mann and Davide Frankham.  It follows combat photographers into conflict zones in Mexico, Libya, South Sudan and Brazil.  The next episode airs tonight at 9pm ET.

Check out the trailer below.

More details on HBO’s website.

[via A Photo Editor]

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Kodak C142

Zack Arias is known for his OneLight mantra and has been making waves for the past few years as a standout commercial and editorial photographer in Atlanta.  Kai over at DigitalRev got him out in a Chinese back alley for a round of Pro Photographer Cheap Camera.

In this episode, Zack gets stuck with a full-auto Kodak C142 digital camera and a single speedlight.  Then, he has to figure out how to make the two work together and turn out something respectable.

It’s worth a watch to see just how much Zack can pull out of a $79 camera and a single speedlight.

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This is a great intro video to one of the most-asked questions in online photography discussions via Mark Wallace at Snap Factory via Adorama.

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In the above video, photographer Rick Smolan tells the unforgettable story of a young Amerasian girl, a fateful photography trip, and the adoption saga that followed.

[via Ted Talks]

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