Fine Art Photography

0 Plays ·Posted 09/14/2023
How central is your personal drive and unique creative vision to the pictures you make? If these characteristics strike a chord or are traits to which you aspire, then you won’t want to miss our inspiring chats with photographers Ashok Sinha and Anabel DFlux. We caught up with both of these accomplished creatives earlier this year at B&H’s 2023 Depth of Field Conference. Above photograph © Ashok Sinha We begin with architectural
0 Views ·Posted 02/16/2023
For artists and photographers who make their art on paper, a key consideration is how it will be displayed later. In this B&H video, Barrie Lynn Bryant demonstrates viable options for artists and photographers to use for displaying their works with the art of framing. 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Bryant’s Intro 5:36 - Frame History 8:03 - Displaying Your Work with the Community 11:21 - Studying Framing 18:47 - Printing and Shrink Wrapping 21:10 - What Goes into Framing 29:50 - Printing on a Prism Jet Printer 32:02 - When to Use a Picture
0 Views ·Posted 01/24/2023
Watch this B&H video, and learn how fine art photographer Anya Anti retouches her surreal and dreamy photos using Adobe Photoshop. Anti shares tips about aspects of her photos such as her workflow, cleaning up her backgrounds, how to deal with facial complexion, and more. 0:00 - Introduction 0:25 - Tip 1 1:26 - Tip 2 3:20 - Tip 3 4:10 - Tip 4 4:48 - Tip 5 5:20 - Final Thoughts Click here to watch how Anti plans and
0 Views ·Posted 01/17/2023
Dive into the world of fine art photography with Anya Anti as she shares her tips on concept portraits, from planning to photoshoot. 0:00 - Introduction 0:25 - Does Gear Matter? 1:28 - Concepts and Storytelling 2:50 - Planning 3:55 - Props 4:55 - Your Subject and Concept 5:29 - Final
0 Views ·Posted 09/20/2022
From skate and street photography to fine art and portraiture, east coast to west coast, and fresh from capturing the stunning aerial image of South L.A. used in this year’s iconic big game halftime show, Stephen Vanasco has spent the last two decades ahead of the photography curve. We sit down with Vanasco to talk about his far-reaching body of work and the creative process behind it all. Join us for more stories from the industry’s most dynamic minds. 0:00 - Introduction 4:33 – Vanasco’s L.A. Inspirations 14:06 - Why Use Leica? 22:27 - How
0 Plays ·Posted 09/29/2022
Graham Nash is a true visionary. Whether in the lyrics he writes, the music he plays, the songs he sings, or the photographs he captures, he sees things a little differently and—most importantly—he sees beauty everywhere. As he describes it during our podcast, "It's just energy. I see my life facing a column of energy every day. Where do I want to plug in today?" Above photograph © Joel Bernstein Listen in as Nash regales us with how multidisciplinary interests help him avoid writer's block, his fascination for early Daguerreotypes, his
0 Views ·Posted 08/29/2022
Join photographer Stephen Mallon as he shares his experiences photographing industrial landscapes such as bridges, trains, boats, and subway cars, and explains how he uses those subjects in his images.
0 Plays ·Posted 05/26/2022
Is artistic creativity passed down through generations of a family? How is style and wisdom garnered? How can a father and son collaborate to expand their work individually and as a team? These are just a few of the questions we posed to Moshe and Eddie Brakha, otherwise known as Brakha x2, during this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. Moshe Brakha
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 06/03/2022
Welcome to Part 3 of our journey into the world of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography. In this final chapter of the 3-part series of articles, we voyage back into the mental aspects of creating ICM art, as well as take in some tips for some of the more common ICM subjects and finish with inspirational words from some of the masters of the craft. Above image © Morag Paterson  Approach  Because ICM eschews many of the lessons we have tried so hard to learn in photography over the years, the approach and process are very different to
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 06/03/2022
Welcome to Part 2 of our deep dive into the world of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography. In this second part of the three-part series of articles, we look at the kinds of gear that ICM artists recommend, as well as the technical side of the art including camera settings and techniques. Above image © Ceri Herd Camera Gear is not a limiting factor in exploring ICM photography—you can even use a smartphone, provided you have a way of controlling the shutter speed. For repeatable, deliberate results, you will want to have a camera that
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 06/03/2022
Welcome to the world of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography—a fascinating and beautiful world where the camera and the photographer’s movements combine to become a mechanical paintbrush—transforming photographic capture into something completely unique and otherwise invisible to the naked eye. In a photographic world generally obsessed with image sharpness, there are photographic artists amongst us who give little thought to everything we’ve ever been taught about photography to create spectacular images by intentionally moving their
0 Plays ·Posted 05/12/2022
This is a fun conversation—very informative, and gets the creative chemistries gellin’. Our guest on today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is Rhiannon Adam and, if there is anyone who knows more about instant film photography, I don’t want to meet them. Adam brings a wealth of researched knowledge about the history of the Polaroid company and also simple but
0 Plays ·Posted 05/05/2022
In September 2017, we dedicated an episode to a conversation about one photograph—an image made by photographer Richard Drew, on September 11, 2001, in New York, which has come to be called “The Falling Man.”  It was an insightful recollection and analysis of an incredibly painful image, and on today’s episode of the
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 05/09/2022
How does one begin to reconcile the unspoken sacrifices a mother makes to build her children a better life? For photographer, filmmaker, and experimental storyteller Diana Markosian, the key to understanding such mysteries of her childhood was through recasting long unexplained events in a monumental art project told through an embedded narrative—a nested story to honor her mother’s sacrifice. Photographs © Diana Markosian Above photograph: The Arrival, 2019, from Santa Barbara (Aperture, 2020) Markosian was born in Moscow, in 1989, to
0 Plays ·Posted 12/15/2021
We split our time on this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast between one book and many books. In the first half of the show, we learn about an inspirational new book, Among Peers: The United States of Young Photographers, which profiles the work of student photographers from several workshop programs in the United States. We conclude the episode with