Magazine


September 2016

The Lighting Issue

An image from a personal project and exhibition, “Je Ne Suis Pas Seul Sans Toi,” by Ramona Rosales. Rosales and two other photographers explain how their lighting helps them create the bright, punchy images their clients want in the article “Making Photos That Pop.”

© Ramona Rosales An image from a personal project and exhibition, “Je Ne Suis Pas Seul Sans Toi,” by Ramona Rosales. Rosales and two other photographers explain how their lighting helps them create the bright, punchy images their clients want in the article “Making Photos That Pop.”

PDNEWS

Picture Story: Heart of Darkness
On assignment for California Sunday Magazine, photographer McNair Evans revisits the story of a mentally ill recluse who murdered two people.
BY DAVID WALKER

Assignment Opportunity: Q & A: Education Week
As director of photography at Education Week, Charles Borst hires freelancers all over the country to shoot stories about all aspects of K-12 education. He explains how he chooses photographers, and what he expects from them.
BY DAVID WALKER

Book Publishing How-to: Betsy Pinover Schiff on Sidewalk Gardens of New York
The garden and landscape photographer explains how she conceived, photographed and successfully pitched her latest book to The Monacelli Press.
BY DAVID WALKER

THEME

Lighting Chameleons
Four versatile photographers—Thomas Brown, Austin Hargrave, Anders Overgaard and Wesley Mann—discuss their techniques for lighting large and small assignments—and how they prepare for the unexpected.
BY PDN STAFF

Making Photos That Pop
Three photographers explain how their lighting creates the energetic and punchy images clients want.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Fire in the Sky: The Emerging World of Drone Lighting
Photographers, drone companies and lighting manufacturers on the future of drone lighting.
BY AIMEE BALDRIDGE

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Using Nature’s Own Continuous Light Source
Excerpts of interviews with photographers on how they adapt, shape and even fake sunlight to deliver the images their clients want.

CREATE

The Fabric of Civilization
Seattle-based design firm Civilization uses design—and photography—to promote social change and to create strong branding for ethos-driven companies.
BY CONOR RISCH

GEAR & TECHNIQUES

Product Reviews
Instant photography reborn with the Impossible Project I-1; finding focus with Nikon’s D5; cutting the cord with the Siros L.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

Frames Per Second: Real Storytelling in New Contexts
Former photojournalist Rob Finch, now the creative director of the production company Blue Chalk Media, says producing good branded content for clients starts with good journalism skills.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

15 Road Warriors
New cases and bags for the traveling creative.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

EXPOSURES

Concrete Pillars
Ty Cole used his skills as a commercial architecture photographer to portray brutalist buildings, finding beauty in an architectural style that people either love or hate.
BY CONOR RISCH

Signs of Life
For his new book, Carbon, Charles Lindsay combined organic materials, and analogue and digital processes to create images that hint at life both within and beyond the limits of human knowledge.
BY CONOR RISCH