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New Video online: David Doubilet 1

June 22, 2016 - 16:51 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Nature Photography

Visual Dreams and Intense Curiosity

David Doubilet traveled planet earth and documented nature from the ocean's perspective. His underwater camera records scenes from another world.
 
His fascination with water began with an experience from his youth. Working under water poses risks and challenges that Doubilet never forgets. He rewards himself with surreal images which impress and alert. Climate change threatens ecosystems of oceans worldwide. Doubilets pictures show the fragility of these places.
 
He dived in the arctics and tropics, and returned with photos that surpass imagnination.

 


New Video online: Subject in Motion

June 8, 2016 - 16:41 — NewVideoAlert

Sports Photography Tutorial with Ben

Ben Jaworskyj is moving way too fast to stop action with him. It's hard to imagine him any other way.

Here is Ben with a neat approach to bring movement and action in your pictures. As his approach is always less equipment - more results, Ben demonstrate a unique way to bring or keep the motion in the picture via timed exposure and use the flash to keep the subject sharp. 

When it's time to show motion, his approach is everything moves.. the subject, and the photographer too.  Since there's movement all around it's only the briefest of moments required to show the subject sharp and the let the movement surround him.... right?. How to do this?..Well you need to tune in to this video..

 


New Video online: Susan Meiselas

June 1, 2016 - 15:46 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Photo-Journalism

Carrying the Past, Forward

American Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas guides through her exhibition "Carrying the Past, Forward".
 
Meiselas is known for her visual storytelling in documentary style. Her photographs are often mixed with other media, for example interviews or handmade books. She has received numerous awards for her artistic work.
 
"Carrying the Past, Forward" deals with the issue of migration in the 70s, 80s and 90s. In her major works "Crossings" and "Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History", which are combined in the exhibition, Meiselas inspects the movement of refugees in Central America and the Middle East. She illuminates the individual lives of those who had to leave their homes and lost their loved ones due to political circumstances.
 
In the face of today's current affairs Susan's works are as topical as ever. They happened in other places and by different causes, but the needs of the people are exactly the same.

 


New Video online: "Drama Noir" Look

May 25, 2016 - 15:17 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Nude Photography

Dramatic Setting with Dan Hostettler

Composing drama nudes does not mean to create dusky sceneries but rather working with well-chosen light/shadow areas and corresponding accents.

Imagine a Hitchcock movie or any neo-noir tale. Something darker, scarier, more suspenseful… yet dazing bewitching. Photographs rich in contrast, black-and-white in feel, at least not very colorful, not very glossy, nothing trendy. Drama stands for something visually dramatic.

Messages can be sexy lascivious, contain round forms, and be strong and bold in emotions. A drama/noir setup most definitely flatters a woman’s shape.

 


New Video online: Raghu Rai

May 18, 2016 - 16:37 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

A half-century of India

Photographer Raghu Rai from India originally worked for the Government as a civil engineer. In 1965 he decided to follow the example of his elder brother and step into photography.
 
One year later his career began when he worked with Indian magazine "The Statesman". In 1984 Rai attained special recognition for his photos of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
 
In our FotoTV. Interview he talks about his attitude to photography and photojournalism that determined his commercial career. He also talks about his personal projects in which the workaday life takes a high priority. And of course the interview is about his home India, to which he has devoted 50 years of photography.

 


New Video online: Miles Aldridge

May 4, 2016 - 16:17 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

What is the Truth?

Miles Aldridge is son of designer Alan Aldridge. His father is known for album covers for e.g. Elton John and The Who. Mile's first career plan was to lead his own design studies directly into the footsteps of his father. He finished his studies but then left his father's line.
 
Finally, after another small detour by producing music videos he made the acquaintance of Vogue. In the 90s he began to work as a fashion photographer.
 
It took some time until he dared to develop his own garish, exaggerated, artificial style for which he is international known today. In our FotoTV. interview he talks about his journey.

 


New Video online: "Fashion Nude" Look

April 27, 2016 - 15:54 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Nude Photography

From Fashion to Nude with Dan Hostettler

http://www.fototv.com/fashion_nude_lookOriginal fashion photography is about creating aspiration (desire). This genre has always been devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items.

However, a good portion of sexiness and nudity has been involved in a lot of campaigns and editorial photography ever since. You can easily discover such images in fashion magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle.
A model can even be completely nude. If the image is shot in the right way, with the right aesthetic and the right feel, it will still be a fashion image.

A Fashion Look shoot provides you with the best possibilities of all worlds to try out everything you can think of: outfit, make-up, lighting, quirky poses and an intense composition. It’s a playground where you basically can’t do anything wrong…

 


New Video online: Mona Kuhn

April 20, 2016 - 16:45 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Under the Surface

The photographer Mona Kuhn has German ancestors but was born in Brazil. She had her photographic debut with her monograph "Photographs", that appeared 2004 by Steidl Verlag.

In her nude portraits she pursues an unusual approach: First she builds strong relationships to her models before they are photographed. This results in natural, intimate pictures of nude people who feel comfortable in their own skin. For Kuhn it is always important to abstract the images in order "not to tell the whole story."

In this interview Kuhn reports on her approach to photography and how she came to her latest project "Private".

 


New Video online: Bert Stephani's Gear

April 13, 2016 - 16:14 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Camera Technology

Individual Equipment

FotoTV. viewers know that Bert Stephani is not a beginner. But professional photographers always have the newest and most expensive gear. Or have they? Bert certainly not because he sized down a notch.
 
Lightroom revealed that he barely used most of his equipment. And since all this stuff costs a lot of money and needs to be carried around, Bert sold almost everything and replaced it with a very manageable set, consisting of three cameras, three lenses and a few flashes with accessories. Of course, his shower curtain is as useful as ever.
 
Bert advocates not to pay attention to the must-haves as a professiona. Rather, the equipment should be depending on the purpose and it's practicality. Technology can be very seductive. But before buying new components you should definitely make sure that you have mastered your current gear!

 


New Video online: William Wegman

April 6, 2016 - 16:39 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Animal Photography

Photography Generates Conversation

The American William Wegman originally wanted to become a painter but then opted for photography. Today he is known internationally. His name is associated primarily with his photographic compositions in which dogs play the leading role.
 
From the beginning of the 1980s he exposed his own Weimaraner in various costumes and poses. During his teaching at the California State University he got his first dog, Man Ray. Man Ray was so well known that 1982 the Village named him Man of the Year.
 
In addition, he is active as a children's author, his work Puppies was a New York Times bestseller. He is also known for his videos: We already saw some of his video sequences for example on Sesame Street.
 
In this FotoTV. interview Wegman recalls of his animal origins and lets us participate in other anecdotes of his photographic life. We see images of his dog photography collection and even watch him "live" at work.

 


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