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October 22nd, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Sean Voges

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"The Three Brothers" By Sean Voges
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Three Brothers” By Sean Voges. “The quintessential photo locale in Yosemite Valley!” said Voges. “I was on my out of the park. I had spent most of the day battling Mother Nature for photos. Rain and snow seem to be her best weapons despite being well into spring …
September 2nd, 2015

High-Contrast Black-And-White Assignment Winner Dean Cobin

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
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Congratulations to Dean Cobin, who won the High-Contrast Black-and-White Assignment with his image, “Ghosts On The Water.” “Upon arriving at this location and finding a blanket of thick fog, I was able to isolate a group of trees using a 70-200mm lens,” explains Cobin. “The low light and stopping down to f/32 allowed for a …
August 11th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “I Bless The Rains…” By Morkel Erasmus—Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
“I Bless The Rains…” By Morkel Erasmus
Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated with wildlife photography, but not just any kind of wildlife photography—specifically the ones that evoke a sense of grandeur, a sense of awe, and a feeling of being transported to a place and a time long forgotten. Invariably, the kind of images I described above, to …
July 7th, 2015

Shades Of Gray Assignment Winners Harry Lichtman, David Bodine & Michael Ryan

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Harry Lichtman
Congratulations to Harry Lichtman, David Bodine and Michael Ryan for their winning images in the Shades Of Gray Assignment! Photographer: Harry Lichtman Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS, Manfrotto tripod, Really Right Stuff ballhead This image was taken in March 2013 during a trip to Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park …
February 12th, 2015

Creating “Timeless” Book – The motivation

Posted By Rafael Rojas
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    This autumn, my fine art black and white monograph “Timeless” will be published. Over the following months leading up to the launch, I will share with you different aspects about the creation of a book, which is something most of us photographers dream of doing sooner or later. From the original motivation of …
September 3rd, 2014

Worm’s-Eye View Assignment Winner Angela Service

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Wishbone' by Angela Service
Congrats to Angela Service for winning the Worm’s-Eye View Assignment! “This photo was taken in March 2013 on the Latourell Falls loop hike in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. I was on the trail back from seeing two beautiful waterfalls when this unique tree caught my eye. I wanted to capture all of it, from …
May 14th, 2014

Spring Showers Assignment Winner Jim Shoemaker

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Thunderstorm, Monument Valley' by Jim Shoemaker
Congratulations to Jim Shoemaker whose photo of Monument Valley is the winner of the Spring Showers Assignment! “This photo of Monument Valley was made in May of 2011. I had been spending the day in the Navajo Tribal Park waiting for sunset when an afternoon thunderstorm rolled in. I love having clouds in my landscape …
April 3rd, 2014

Divided No More

Posted By Michael Frye
Half Dome and Yosemite Valley with fog, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
Not long ago, photographers were divided into two camps: color photographers, and black-and-white photographers. Sure, there were some people who did both, and even some who did both well, but they were rare. Most photographers specialized in one medium or the other – and I use that word deliberately, because it almost seemed like they were different mediums, not just different palettes.
February 18th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Anthony Bonafede

Posted By Christopher Robinson
November Morning by Anthony Bonafede
What’s more inspiring in the winter than a black and white photo of El Capitan?
January 27th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Zabriskie Point. Death Valley. July 5, 2011′ by Bill Leigh Brewer – Death Valley National Park, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white image of Zabriskie Point from overhead in Death Valley National Park California landscape
This is one of those shots where I almost feel that I don’t deserve credit for the image. After all, Zabriskie Point is one of the most photographed places in the world. In fact, on this day, I almost skipped it in my drive through Death Valley National Park. I had already shot there on …