Soccer star and swimsuit model Alex Morgan kicks ass—on the soccer field and in a swimsuit. Photographing her for Sports Illustrated is much more than an ordinary editorial assignment. Even after producing more than 50 portrait projects for them, every project arrives with both reverence and responsibility.
The first thing you notice when you enter a cavernous photo studio is the stark emptiness of the space. It can be an incredibly intimidating experience because you can’t escape the fact that it’s all up to you to create something. It’s very much like the writer staring at a blank page or a painter […]
One year ending and a new one beginning has always seemed like a perfect time to examine the equipment we use for photography—as well as the way we use it. So many of us become comfortable with a particular camera, a favorite lens, a safe lighting setup, or even the type of lights we use. […]
With just the mildest case of failing vision, one could easily mistake David Ortiz for a bowling ball with an icebox underneath for support. The Red Sox designated hitter is 6’4″ and 250 pounds, but he seems much more grande than that. And he is. Not just when he’s in front of the camera, but […]
If you want to make the leap from the photographer you are now to the photographer you want to be, what’s the best way to make that leap? What is the fastest way to learn techniques that will separate you from the crowd? Where can you spend quality time and develop personal relationships with the […]
Pictures are everywhere. They exist in the shapes and colors and faces that we see every day. Life being what it is, we’re usually not looking for pictures unless we have a camera in our hand. But, with the ubiquitous presence and quality of today’s cellphones, everyone has a camera wherever they go. If you’re […]