May 2014

The Lighting Issue

© NIGEL COX

© Nigel Cox Still-life shooter Nigel Cox photographed Gucci’s buckle sandal for Bergdorf Goodman’s Spring 2013 accessories catalogue, Accessorized. Cox and other photographers talk about why they shoot with tungsten lights in “Leaving the Lights On.”

Picture Story: Childhood Malnutrition in Afghanistan
Daniel Berehulak’s first assignment as a freelancer for The New York Times was fraught with challenges, but he produced a story that helped him win Freelance Photographer of the Year at the 2014 POYi competition.
BY DAVID WALKER

Personal Work That Lands Assignments: Shaniqwa Jarvis
Shaniqwa Jarvis photographed fashionable guys in their apartments for her personal project “This Charming Man,” which jump-started her career and led to ad campaign work shot in a similar style.
BY DAVID WALKER

What’s Your Niche?: Hunting and Fishing Photography
Tosh Brown of Austin, Texas, has specialized in fishing, hunting and wildlife photography since 1999, and his clients include Bass Pro Shops, Field & Stream, L.L.Bean, Outdoor Life and Patagonia.
BY DAVID WALKER

State of the Industry: What Does Getty Stand to Gain From Giving Images Away for Free?
Getty’s Craig Peters insists the agency’s new Embed tool will “build awareness” of the value of images, but the company’s plans to generate income from “downstream opportunities” may go far beyond its traditional image-licensing business.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE LIGHTING ISSUE

Leaving the Lights On
Photographers discuss why they turn to continuous lighting over strobes for some assignments.
BY SCOTT NEUMYER

The Light Stuff
Cool lighting tools and gadgets for all types of photographers.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

5 Lighting Design Tips for Video Productions
Photographer, filmmaker and educator Eduardo Angel shares his tips for lighting your videos.
BY EDUARDO ANGEL

CREATE

Spotlight: Visual Culture
Leslie dela Vega, photo director for the recently launched daily news and culture website OZY, shares how she sources photos for Ozy.com.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Client Meeting: Life Outdoors
Documentary-style storytelling that features real customers rather than models is a key ingredient in the visual communications of Filson, the 117-year-old outdoor clothing and gear brand.
BY CONOR RISCH

The winners’ gallery for Top Knots: The New School of Wedding Photography

GEARS AND TECHNIQUES

Product Reviews
Hands-on tests of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Zacuto Marauder folding camera rig and Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Frames Per Second: Create Smooth Video Tracking Shots on the Fly (and on a Budget)
Six photographers with extensive video experience share tips on how to keep motion footage rock steady.
BY AIMEE BALDRIDGE

Our Ten Favorite Image-Editing Programs
Broaden your photo software horizons, with one (or more) of these post-processing programs.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

EXPOSURES

Out West
In his new book, Lucas Foglia explores the remote American West, a harsh landscape shared by cowboys and the mining industry.
BY CONOR RISCH

Photography Blues
A personal project documenting blues musicians helped photographer Lou Bopp rediscover the passions that brought him to photography.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO