One of the pleasures of travel has always been to dive into new places where others are compelled to live and being able to come out unharmed to tell the stories of how great the trip was. However, if we are not careful we might crush the fabric of cultures that we come in touch with
Readers are quick to react when they feel a photographer has crossed the line and intruded into a subject’s personal life. This is especially visible when victims of violence and their families are suddenly thrust into the harsh light of public scrutiny, their private life suddenly the subject of front-page pictures and articles.
It was two years ago that I wrote a post calling the iPhone the new Polaroid SX-70 but that post gets a whole new meaning now when my iPhone images actually start looking like polaroids again. I’ve always been nostalgic and had a soft spot for all things antique and old. The same is probably with my [...]
MARCH 22-24, 2013
Join Sephi Bergerson for a documentary photography workshop in Asia’s biggest slum, and learn the difficulties of shooting in a crowded area, acquire new techniques, focus your story-telling abilities and understanding of the photographic language, and learn how to make your images stronger and more compelling while shooting in Dharavi.
Is copyright violation the industry standard in India? If you are a photographer working in india chances are your work was published somewhere without your authorisation, credit or even payment. Roli Books, leading publisher of world-quality coffee-tablers, has been slapped with a legal suit for violation of copyright.
The idea of buying a new camera is to have the ability to do things that were not possible earlier. The D800 does not give me that unfortunately and with the high megapixel is more a liability than an asset.
There is a place in India where the road ends. It isn’t even a proper road as the last six kilometers coming into the town are thick mud and you are unlucky enough to have to travel in the rainy season you’d have to walk these last six as no jeep will take you there. Beyond this little town in Bihar lies the flooded area of the Kosi river and the only way onwards is by boat.
Today I want to talk about storage and back up of digital images. I’m sure you all back up your pictures on a regular basis, but how? Do you still use a simple external hard drive or back up to DVD and think you are safe? If indeed than you should get your act together [...]
How often do you stop and think which lens you are going to take with you on the next assignment? If you had to make a choice for only one lens, which one would it be? Ever since the digital AF-S lenses and my deteriorating eye sight (I’ve been making jokes that very soon I [...]
As the world becomes a global village, a larger percent of weddings take place away from the couple’s home area, and many times even out of the couple’s home country. This small but growing segment of the wedding market is not always made up of the wealthiest of clients as you might expect. Some couples [...]