March 2012

The DIY Issue

© FRÉDÉRIC LAGRANGE

© FRÉDÉRIC LAGRANGE A boy in Mongolia, photographed by Frédéric Lagrange, who has been photographing in Mongolia for eight years and is a contributor to Trunk, the global culture magazine started by photographer David Cicconi. Cicconi and other photographers explain how they launched their own publications in “Magazine Mavens.”

PDNews
Anatomy of Andrew Lichtenstein’s successful application for an Aftermath Project grant; how Tadd Myers’s personal work led to still and motion assignments; a legal issue that makes wedding photographers squirm: their violation of music copyrights; Nick Veasey on how he made an X-ray of a house for The Macallan.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE DIY ISSUE

Camera Builders
Crafting a unique image can require a photographer to think beyond mass-produced cameras. Three DIY photographers explain how they created devices to realize their photographic visions.

Magazine Mavens 
Three photographers explain how they took their publications from idea to newsstand—and what you can learn from their experiences.
BY MEGHAN AHEARN

Put on a Pop-Up Show
Photographers are turning unexpected spaces into galleries
for short-term shows, and in the process finding new audiences, and new ways to view photography.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Art and Craft: How (and Why) to Hand-Make Your Own Photo Book
A fine-art photographer who has successfully made three small-edition artist’s books explains how to produce, fund and distribute one of your own.
BY LAUREN HENKIN

CREATE

Cookbooks Come Out of the Kitchen
A slate of beautiful new cookbooks use photography by non-food photographers to entice consumers.
BY KRIS WILTON

All the New Work That’s Fit to Print
Jonathan Chapman is one of several photographers who has turned to large-format newsprint promos to showcase multiple images from completed projects.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

The winners’ gallery for the World in Focus juried photo competition

TECH

How I Got That Shot: From Lions to Elephant Dung
National Geographic contributor Joel Sartore describes the techniques and simple lighting 92 that he used to get striking wildlife images from Africa’s Albertine Rift.

Objects of Desire
Gizmon iCA, Cam Crate, One Bag from Undfind and The Pad Strap.

Product Reviews
Tiffen Dfx 3.0, Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ and three photo books that make good reading.

Our Ten Favorite Photo Accessories
BY DAN HAVLIK

Exposures
Christopher Churchill goes in search of manifestations of faith across America; Jon Wyatt captures majestic black- and-white images of China’s cherished Huangshan mountains, landmarks which are traded on the China stock exhange.
BY CONOR RISCH