October 2017

The Science & Photography Issue

© Anand Varma

© Anand Varma Anand Varma photographed a ruby-throated hummingbird in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala as part of a long-term collaboration with a biologist. Read about Varma’s recent hummingbird videos, and how he and other photographers are working with scientists in this issue.


Picture Story: Pariah at the Hackathon
Antoine Bruy’s assignment from Bloomberg Businessweek was to make fun, playful pictures of a hackathon, where lots of people were staring at computers and telling him to go away.
By David Walker

What’s Your Niche?: Bob Tabor, Horse Portraitist
After taking up photography at the age of 60, the New York City-based photographer has built a fine-art business from his unusual style of horse portraiture.
By David Walker

Career Launch: Kat Borchart, Fashion and Beauty Photographer
The Los Angeles-based photographer explains how lessons she learned in various jobs prepared her for a freelance career.
By David Walker


How Photographers Help Scientists See Differently
PDN spoke with three photographers who are documenting the work of scientists to create imagery that intrigues and informs audiences.
By PDN Staff

Science-Focused Artist Residencies on the Rise
A growing number of residencies at science labs, research stations and universities are fostering collaborations between artists and scientists.
By Conor Risch

The Brains Behind Your Gear
Scientists and engineers from photo product teams talk about their best innovations and what they’d like to build next.
By Greg Scoblete

From The Archive

Inspiration and Advice from PhotoPlus Speakers
Tips from photographers and photo editors who will be speaking at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference.


Create Spotlight: Like a Rolling Stone
Ahmed Fakhr, director of photography at RollingStone.com, explains how his changing photographic and video needs influence the photographers he hires. 
Interview by Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear & Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Double Duty Lights
Shooting with strobe and daylight, Christopher Malcolm used one technique to achieve very different effects.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Product Reviews
Hands-on with Sony’s a9, Nikon’s D7500 and Sigma’s 135mm f/1.8 Art lens.
By Greg Scoblete

Frames Per Second: Getting 360˚ Views Underwater
Laura James freely shares her DIY hacks and test videos to encourage others to take up 360-video, both underwater and on land.
By Holly Stuart Hughes

Gear Roundup: The Midas (Re)Touch
We highlight 13 image editing programs for still photos.
By Greg Scoblete


Nature’s Fabric
To create her new series of large-scale photographs, Tanya Marcuse stitches together digital images of her elaborate tableaux of creatures and plant life, both living and dead.
By Dzana Tsomondo

Paradise Not Yet Lost
With his new project, Lucas Foglia delivers a nuanced and wide-ranging portrayal of humanity’s connection to the natural world.
By Pete Brook

End Frame

Hidden Treasure: Anand Varma on David Liittschwager
By David Walker