Community can be a powerful resource in promoting representation within creative fields. This is nowhere more evident than in the recent blossoming of communities dedicated to racial and gender equity. As part of our celebration of Black History Month, we looked to Instagram in assembling this list of community feeds dedicated to black photographers and visual content creators.
We started by contacting a few popular communities, expanding from there by adding feeds recommended by our initial contacts. We've organized the feeds alphabetically
Peter Hurley discusses his gear setup and camera settings for headshot photography. He offers advice about what to look for in a camera lens, as well as how to balance ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings for optimal results.
What gear and settings do you use for your own headshot photography? Engage us in conversation in the Comments, below.
Want to learn more from Peter Hurley? Watch the rest of the episodes in this series:
There is no better example of the inspirational saying, “If you can see it, you can be it,” than in the grassroots efforts of the community-based arts program Newburgh Community Photo Project (NCPP). Founded in 2017 by photographer, educator, and community activist Vincent Cianni, NCPP teaches photography and related media to an underserved population of Newburgh youth, with a goal to explore critical social justice issues directly related to participants’ lives and community.
In our second story on notable youth photo programs, Cianni
It is important to be reminded of the power of photography to educate and explore, and to be a vehicle of self-expression, even self-realization. Equally crucial—through process and through memory—photography’s ability to bring people together, to share and to collaborate, is vital. On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome a photographer who has built her life’s work around this idea of education through creative collaboration. For more than forty years,
As described in our companion article that makes up Part 1 of this story, both teachers and students scrambled to face unique challenges and solve unforeseen problems with the sudden shift from face-to-face classes to remote learning in March 2020. Since a new school year is now upon us, we asked a diverse group of educators for updated tips, as well as insights about the online teaching/learning process.
Photography is notable among the arts for its ability to make change in the world. This can take many forms, from documentation of hardship to inspire social change to the exploration of invisible realms, leading to scientific discovery. Equally relevant is the use of photography as a teaching tool, dedicated to building confidence and affecting change in the lives and ambitions of underserved youth.
For the first in a series that reveals the dedication and effort at work behind the scenes within notable youth photography nonprofits, we spoke
If you ask the average photographer what a wide-angle lens is good for, the response will invariably be something along the lines of "they're good for photographing small rooms, large groups of people crammed into small rooms, and landscapes." Ask the average photographer what a telephoto lens is good for and the answer will be, "they bring distant things closer to you," or something along those lines. And normal lenses? They're for photographing… well… "normal things."
As true as all of the above may be, if you view these truisms as