Joel Meyerowitz: ‘What you put in the frame determines the photograph’

In this video from Phaidon Press, Taking My Time photographer Joel Meyerowitz discusses some deep concepts in his street photography about how he isn’t necessarily interested in photographing a singular thing but rather the relationship between things.

He also emphasizes the importance of the Leica rangefinder, which allows him to see both what’s in the frame in one eye and the context of the external world surrounding that frame.


Stephen Spielberg Directing War Photography Film ‘It’s What I Do’


Stephen Spielberg is signed on as director for the upcoming film It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, which is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning wartime photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir of the same title. Jennifer Lawrence is set to star as Addario in the film, which is planned for release sometime in 2017. [Read more…]

Video: Joe McNally Photography – A Retrospective

This video shows off the Joe McNally Photojournalist Exhibition at the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition is a 30 year retrospective of Joe McNally’s diverse and dynamic images.

In the video, Joe shares his thoughts on the prints in the gallery and what it means to see some of the images as prints for the very first time. This is the last week of the show, so if you are in the Santa Fe area, be sure to stop by and see this exhibit.

You can read Joe’s blog for more info and even see the images selected for the exhibit here on the Monroe Gallery website.

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5 Brilliant Minutes with Gregory Heisler

This short video of Gregory Heisler packs so much wisdom and advice for photographers into a little more than 5 minutes. You can’t watch this video and fail to take something away from it.

If you want to hear more from the man, Heisler also has a recent book called Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits, in which he breaks down 50 of his portraits and reveals his creative and technical processes for each shot.

[via PetaPixel]

Watch the 2014 Gulf Photo Plus Shootout w/ Zack Arias and Sara Lando

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!

Think Tank Photo’s ‘About a Photograph’ Series Asks “When Do You Take a Photo?”

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]