Adam Lerner is a former (and current) musician, that was whisked into the world of photography in college while photographing bands—and that's when he caught the bug. Since then, Adam has applied his photojournalistic skills to gigs for GQ, ESPN, and various others.
We managed to catch Adam at the perfect time right before he went off to go shoot a major project. He talked to us about his photojournalistic background and his photography.
A couple of years ago, former B&H Marketing Rep Alan Winslow and his girlfriend Morrigan set out on a project to bike around the entire United States of America and document what people were doing to go green. Now, the couple is working on a new project: The Geography of Youth. This time, they're tackling the world and focusing on the youth. I got to talk to them recently about the project, the gear, and the influences.
For years, photos have been used to tell stories in photojournalism and documentary-type photography. Newspaper and magazine editors have sometimes told their staff that they can only accept one image for a story. So there has to be one image that gets it all right. Here are a few different and important features that every photo essay should have.
When shooting street photography or a fun event like a party or wedding, candid photos can be the icing on the cake. Not only do those photos provide extra life to the story you're telling, but they also depict people in their most natural and comfortable state. It takes some practice to nail the better candids. Here are a couple of tips on how to do just that.
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