September 2012

The Lighting Issue

© Amanda Marsalis

© Amanda Marsalis Amanda Marsalis photographed designer Charlotte Dellal, of the shoe company Charlotte Olympia, for Vogue. Marsalis is one of two photographers who explain how their lighting is influenced by the quality of light in geographic locations they know best in “Light Influences.”

PDNews
Matt Lutton, winner of the Burn magazine Emerging Photographer Grant, on the ve years he spent exploring the repercussions of Serbian nationalism throughout the Balkans; how Luke Sharrett, a student at Western Kentucky University now on contract for The New York Times, landed a spread in The New Yorker; Mark Maio, ophthalmic photographer, on his niche specialty.
BY DAVID WALKER AND HOLLY STUART HUGHES 

THE LIGHTING ISSUE

Light Influences
Photographers have a sense for how places are characterized by their light. PDN recently asked two photographers who make beautiful use of natural light about how the distinctive light in two particular locales—California and Sweden—has influenced and inspired their work in different ways.
BY CONOR RISCH

Shots in the Dark
Three photographers discuss the challenges of lighting large subjects in dim shooting conditions.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES, DAVID WALKER AND MEGHAN AHEARN 

7 lighting tips for shooting Video with digital slrs
Saturday Night Live’s director of photography Alex Buono shares his lighting secrets for capturing footage with HD-DSLRs.
BY DAN HAVLIK

CREATE

Spotlight: W Magazine: Past, Present, Future
As W prepares to celebrate its fortieth anniversary with an oversize edition and a new book, editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi talks about the importance of photographers to the magazine’s history, and what he sees for the future of W and the magazine business.
INTERVIEW BY CONOR RISCH

Client Meeting: Creative Input
Photographers are key contributors to Seattle design rm Brown463’s team-based approach to creative work.
BY ERIC NEWMAN

The winners’ gallery for PDN Faces Portrait Photography contest

TECH

How I Got That Shot: A Glamorous Group
Floto+Warner created group portraits of the corporate boards of Fortune 500 companies with lots of lights and little time.

Exposures
Kevin Kunishi explores the aftermath of the Nicaraguan Revolution; Rebecca Norris Webb describes how channeling grief over her brother’s death into a personal project produced My Dakota, her book of poetic photos that is also an elegy to her brother.
BY CONOR RISCH

Objects of Desire
Polaroid Z2300, Langly Camera Bags, BlackRapid Sport-L, Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster.

Product Reviews
Sony Alpha NEX-7, Alien Skin Software Exposure 4, the ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive.

Frames Per Second: The Raw and the Cool
Photographer Josh Goleman used a combination of digital and 16mm lm footage to create pro les of fashionable young people for a classic shoe brand.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

7 Hot Lighting Accessories
A round-up of light sources for every shooting situation.
BY THEANO NIKITAS