Category:

How to photograph the super blood moon with your camera or phone

The super blood moon, otherwise known as the super flower blood moon, will be gracing our skies tomorrow – so it’s a good time to hatch a photographic plan to make sure you get a money shot of this pretty rare event.

This celestial event will be a special one for a couple of reasons. Firstly, this is the last ‘super moon’ of 2021. It’ll be taking place on May 26 because it’ll be passing just 222,116 miles from Earth – in galactic terms, mere cigarette paper’s width – which means it’ll look larger than usual.

But the reason the

Read More Continue Reading
Posted On :
Category:

Photographer Brad Walls used drones to capture synchronized swimming like never before

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

The scene is viewed from above: Eight women in white halter bathing suits and matching swim caps form geometric shapes in a pristine turquoise swimming pool. They cascade like dominoes on the diagonal, join their arms and legs in kaleidoscopic compositions, and peek out from under the white shimmery discs of open parasols.

The fluid symmetry of synchronized swimming is the latest subject brought to life by aerial photographer Brad Walls, who uses consumer drones to create vivid images of ballet dancers, divers, tennis players and swimming pools.

Brad Walls’ latest body of

Read More Continue Reading
Posted On :
Category:

Watch the New Trailer for PBS’ Docuseries on Music Photography

PBS has released a new trailer for its upcoming docuseries, Icon: Music Through the Lens, which will explore the history and importance of music and concert photography. The six-part series will premiere on July 16th and air on Fridays through August 13th.

A new trailer for the series teases the various facets of music photography that the series will explore, starting with the premiere, “On Camera,” which will delve into what makes an image iconic. “Music photography is like the music itself,” historian Ashley Kahn says in the clip. “It’s part of our cultural heritage; it’s part of our

Read More Continue Reading
Posted On :
Category:

Photographer Discovers Undeveloped Film Inside 1920s Kodak Camera

Photographer Mychal Watts recently stumbled across an old 1920s-era Kodak Series II camera in a small shop in New York. Enamored with the piece of history, he bought it after he found that it still held an undeveloped roll of 120 format film inside.

Watts, who is a professional photographer based in New York City, tells PetaPixel that he was on his way home after photographing a protest when he stumbled on a small shop near Bryant Park.

“Walking past this one shop, on display were these classic bellows cameras,” he says. Unable to contain his curiosity, he went inside

Read More Continue Reading
Posted On :
Category:

Super blood moon 2021: how to take a good photograph of May’s lunar eclipse with a phone or camera | The moon

With a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a great photo of.

Two reasons: it is very far away and unless you have a telephoto lens (which makes the moon appear closer than it is) it will always appear as a very small glowing dot in the frame.

Secondly, shooting at night is really difficult. Professional cameras allow you to change your ISO or your sensitivity rating

Read More Continue Reading
Posted On :
Category:

‘Anti-Minimalism’ in Documentary Photography | PetaPixel

Minimalism can be such an effective and beautiful way to present information, especially in photographs where there needs to be only one subject or central point of clarity. However, while many seem to subscribe to the “less is more” sensibility of minimalism, which can mean chiseling away at anything non-essential, I don’t find this a useful or practical way to work when it comes to documentary photography.

Documentary photography relies on aspects of both journalistic storytelling and artistic aesthetic – an effective photo-essay should contain the narrative elements of who, what, when, where, and why, combined with the light,

Read More Continue Reading
Posted On :