Fine Art Photography

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Julia Blaukopf is not afraid to think big, particularly when it comes to her photographs. She’s also not afraid of blurring the lines between fine art and commercial enterprise. Equal parts photographer, designer, visual artist, and entrepreneur, Julia is the founder of Fotografica—an arts-products venture with the goal of re-envisioning options for photography and photo-based products. Above photograph © Julia Blaukopf In this week’s podcast, Julia leads us along her inspiring path—from her early days working with alternative processes and
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Fine art photographer Anya Anti shares her process for creating surreal portraits, including planning her photo shoots, conveying her message, and much more. 0:00 - Introduction 1:06 - Overview 3:01 - What is Meaningful Art? 7:33 - What is Conceptual Photography? 9:19 - Character Development 10:40 - Styling 13:21 - Mood, Tone, and Emotion 14:05 - Associations, Symbols, and Metaphors 17:04 - Strong Title 18:32 - Project, Start to Finish 38:43 - Q&A Are you inspired by this video? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section, below.
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“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” – Robert Frank Australian photographer Wayne Quilliam used to consider his camera as a tool, but today it’s become his “companion.” This is just one of the inspiring takeaways from our chat for the new monthly podcast series, “Picturing World Cultures.” Above photograph © Wayne Quilliam Listen in as Quilliam describes his journey—from growing up on the island state of Tasmania knowing little about his indigenous roots, to gaining a fascination with culture while traveling with the Royal
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1950s America proved fertile ground for photographers Robert Frank and Todd Webb, who both received Guggenheim Foundation grants to traverse the country in 1955 and record their respective visions. While Frank’s resulting book, The Americans, eventually made him a legend, Webb’s photographs remained unpublished, and were all but lost to history due to a 1970s-era business deal gone bad. The saga of Webb’s unaccounted-for archive and its eventual recovery is one of the juicier tidbits from today’s show, which focuses on the long-awaited
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How central is your personal drive and unique creative vision to the pictures you make? If these characteristics strike a chord or are traits to which you aspire, then you won’t want to miss our inspiring chats with photographers Ashok Sinha and Anabel DFlux. We caught up with both of these accomplished creatives earlier this year at B&H’s 2023 Depth of Field Conference. Above photograph © Ashok Sinha We begin with architectural
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For artists and photographers who make their art on paper, a key consideration is how it will be displayed later. In this B&H video, Barrie Lynn Bryant demonstrates viable options for artists and photographers to use for displaying their works with the art of framing. 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Bryant’s Intro 5:36 - Frame History 8:03 - Displaying Your Work with the Community 11:21 - Studying Framing 18:47 - Printing and Shrink Wrapping 21:10 - What Goes into Framing 29:50 - Printing on a Prism Jet Printer 32:02 - When to Use a Picture
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Dive into the world of fine art photography with Anya Anti as she shares her tips on concept portraits, from planning to photoshoot. 0:00 - Introduction 0:25 - Does Gear Matter? 1:28 - Concepts and Storytelling 2:50 - Planning 3:55 - Props 4:55 - Your Subject and Concept 5:29 - Final
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From skate and street photography to fine art and portraiture, east coast to west coast, and fresh from capturing the stunning aerial image of South L.A. used in this year’s iconic big game halftime show, Stephen Vanasco has spent the last two decades ahead of the photography curve. We sit down with Vanasco to talk about his far-reaching body of work and the creative process behind it all. Join us for more stories from the industry’s most dynamic minds. 0:00 - Introduction 4:33 – Vanasco’s L.A. Inspirations 14:06 - Why Use Leica? 22:27 - How
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Graham Nash is a true visionary. Whether in the lyrics he writes, the music he plays, the songs he sings, or the photographs he captures, he sees things a little differently and—most importantly—he sees beauty everywhere. As he describes it during our podcast, "It's just energy. I see my life facing a column of energy every day. Where do I want to plug in today?" Above photograph © Joel Bernstein Listen in as Nash regales us with how multidisciplinary interests help him avoid writer's block, his fascination for early Daguerreotypes, his
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Join photographer Stephen Mallon as he shares his experiences photographing industrial landscapes such as bridges, trains, boats, and subway cars, and explains how he uses those subjects in his images.
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Is artistic creativity passed down through generations of a family? How is style and wisdom garnered? How can a father and son collaborate to expand their work individually and as a team? These are just a few of the questions we posed to Moshe and Eddie Brakha, otherwise known as Brakha x2, during this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. Moshe Brakha
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Welcome to Part 3 of our journey into the world of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography. In this final chapter of the 3-part series of articles, we voyage back into the mental aspects of creating ICM art, as well as take in some tips for some of the more common ICM subjects and finish with inspirational words from some of the masters of the craft. Above image © Morag Paterson  Approach  Because ICM eschews many of the lessons we have tried so hard to learn in photography over the years, the approach and process are very different to
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Welcome to Part 2 of our deep dive into the world of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography. In this second part of the three-part series of articles, we look at the kinds of gear that ICM artists recommend, as well as the technical side of the art including camera settings and techniques. Above image © Ceri Herd Camera Gear is not a limiting factor in exploring ICM photography—you can even use a smartphone, provided you have a way of controlling the shutter speed. For repeatable, deliberate results, you will want to have a camera that
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Welcome to the world of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography—a fascinating and beautiful world where the camera and the photographer’s movements combine to become a mechanical paintbrush—transforming photographic capture into something completely unique and otherwise invisible to the naked eye. In a photographic world generally obsessed with image sharpness, there are photographic artists amongst us who give little thought to everything we’ve ever been taught about photography to create spectacular images by intentionally moving their
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This is a fun conversation—very informative, and gets the creative chemistries gellin’. Our guest on today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is Rhiannon Adam and, if there is anyone who knows more about instant film photography, I don’t want to meet them. Adam brings a wealth of researched knowledge about the history of the Polaroid company and also simple but