February 2014

The Studio Issue

© JAY L. CLENDENINLOS ANGELES TIMES

© JAY L. CLENDENIN LOS ANGELES TIMES Jay L. Clendinin photographed actor Michael Cera at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for the Los Angeles Times. Clendenin and other photographers discuss the setups for their portable studios in “Going Mobile.”

Picture Story: Love in a Double Shadow of Cancer
Documenting her parents’ simultaneous struggles with cancer, photojournalist Nancy Borowick avoids a predictable narrative, capturing intimate images of two people embracing their love and life’s small joys. BY DAVID WALKER

Unusual Assignment: Documenting an Extreme Sports Expedition for The North Face
How adventure-sports photographer Tom Robertson documented two ultra marathoners on a record-breaking run through 210 miles of remote wilderness.
BY DAVID WALKER

What’s Your Niche?: Funeral Photography
Mark Thackeray of Salt Lake City shoots mostly weddings and commercial assignments, but a little more than three years ago he began marketing himself as a documenter of funerals.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE STUDIO ISSUE

Studio Tours
PDN peeks inside photography studios and finds out why these spaces work well for each photographer’s business.

How 3 Mega Studios Work
Behind the scenes of productions at Disney, Time Inc. and Thunder Studios.
BY BRIENNE WALSH

Going Mobile
Three photographers discuss the challenges and successes of creating studio-style photo shoots out in the field.
BY DAN HAVLIK

FEATURE

Emmet Gowin: A Photographer’s Path to Seeing
In his new book, the master photographer reflects on lessons he has learned in his 40-year career about the importance of intuition, patience and personal engagement.

CREATE

Bidding and Landing Ad Assignments: An Art Producer’s Perspective
An interview with Amy Salzman, freelance art producer.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

The winners’ gallery for The Shot sports photography contest

How I Got That Shot: Afternoon Light
Known for her colorful fashion and still-life work, Joyce Lee likes to incorporate natural light when she can, and recreates it when she can’t.

Product Reviews
Hands-on tests of the Hasselblad H5D-50 camera, Rotolight Anova LED EcoFlood Light and Leica X Vario camera.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Frames Per Second: A Love Story Inside a Fashion Film
Directed by photographer Guy Aroch for Free People, “Roshambo” captured the hearts of viewers with a storyline unlike most fashion films.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

8 Great PhotoStorage Solutions
External hard drives, cloud services, and hybrid systems offer ways to safely and easily back up your image files.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

EXPOSURES

In Exile
Experience shooting editorial photography helped Michael Friberg and Benjamin Rasmussen find a unique way to tell the stories of refugees displaced by civil war in Syria.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO

Paper of Record
Veteran conflict photojournalist Louie Palu’s self-published newspaper takes a hard look at Mexico’s drug war—and how the media covers it.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO