Photographic Tips, Techniques, Videos curated from the experts. Tutorials, Techniques, How-To, Latest Articles, Be Inspired, Photo News, Photojournalism Pages are updated regularly. Visit regularly and be inspired. Look forward to your comments.
Nelson Mandela, the civil rights leader who rose from a small village in rural, apartheid-era South Africa to become the country’s first black president, died last Thursday at age 95. Mandela’s election in 1994 ended three centuries of European domination of indigenous African people of the region.
I often think of my work as a collection of moments in the sea. The wildlife photographs I make are the result of firing the shutter at a precise instant when an animal is captured in a blend of light, color, gesture, and grace. And though the resulting photo can be viewed for decades, the moment in which it was made remains a ghost—an apparition that quickly vanishes into the past. But such is the beauty of photography, the quest to preserve a moment in time and to tell a story with each frame.
MATHIAS DEPARDON, FROM “MUSINGS: MATHIAS DEPARDON’S POSTCARDS FROM THE SEA"
After covering conflict, war zones, and natural disasters, some photojournalists can reach a burnout point. It’s not surprising that this often leads them to work on side projects that are, well, less heavy in nature.
Mathias Depardon, a freelance photographer based in Istanbul, has worked in the midst of the conflict in Libya and the aftermath of flooding in India, but his most recent project, Black Sea Postcards, delves into the many cultural layers of the Black Sea region—made up of the coastal areas of Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria.
EIVIND H. NATVIG, FROM “ARTIFACTS: PHOTOGRAPHER EIVIND NATVIG”
Collecting images around the world is just that—collecting. Long ago I stopped buying things while on the road; you just cannot when you spend months and years of your life traveling. A select few items are shown here, an even smaller selection join as travel companions. Some of these items are just simple tools to make life on the road easier or safer, while others have provided a sense of superstitious protection in hospital rooms and dodgy alleys.