Grandparent with a camera can be any child’s worst embarrassment. “OMG! He tagged me on Facebook”. Blame the family, which reignited the photographic passions of Jimmy Brown with his “first digital SLR, a Canon Rebel as […]
Sometimes simple is best: Black and white, single subject, and unambiguous setting. Self-titled “Streets of Italy” takes the Day for what isn’t making what it is. Thomas Renken used Nikon D7000 and 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens […]
Bricklayer Craig Sunter lays on the selfies, using himself to perfect photographic art of other people and objects. He has great command of contrast and shadows and presentation. His “aim is to take photo’s that […]
Our Sunday selection is from Moyan Brenn. You must spend time in his photostream. He has such an eye for composition. His view counts are high for a reason. But, sigh, shooters like this make […]
Candid street portraits rarely capture as much character—eh, from cops—as today’s selection, which Brett Sayer captured on April 22, 2013, using Nikon D7000 and 50mm f/1.8 lens. Vitals: f/2, ISO 100, 1/400 sec, 50mm. The […]
Our two-hundredth selection in the series comes from Steve Corey, who creates interesting art by bleaching out much of the color and drawing detail—and the eye’s attention to it—in shadows. Clever still, self-title “Carry a […]
After five days of Comic-Con—189, 190, 191, 192, 193—it’s time for something serene. Tom Gill carves out a unique niche, specializing in landscape photography in and around Lake Michigan. He captured today’s selection on June […]
Today’s selection is meant as a teaser for album/set “Ladakh“, which compiles photos Prabhu B Doss shot on two different motorcycle trips. Self-titled “Royal Parking Lot” takes the Day for composition and drama. The motorcycles […]
The second of three random street portraits comes from the photographer simply known as ταηjεεr. The image is among his contributions to the 100 Strangers Flickr Group, which we met yesterday. The project’s challenge: To become a better shooter and improve social skills. Subject storytelling is part of the process.
Self-titled “Stranger 2/100 – The Constant Gardener” refers to Mohammad Nurul Huq, who “works as a Site Caretaker for the historic Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka, Bangladesh”, ταηjεεr explains. “What intrigued me most was how extremely proud he was for his work. His eyes lit up as he proudly announced that every taka he ever earned was absolutely honest”. The government employee is from Shariyatpur.
Today’s selection steps back from the parade of people to urban photography. Michele Ursino shot self-titled “Matera—the Old Town” on Sept. 16, 2014, using Nikon D7000 and 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Vitals: f/4.5, ISO 100, 1/200 […]
I chose today’s selection, by Andrea La Rosa, for composition and use of black-and-white photography. The sky could be a painted movie-set backdrop, and it is perfect emotive canvas. The pic juxtaposes Day 53—motor- and […]
You can discover the most interesting people on Flickr, unexpectedly and with little effort. I found this photo by searching “trope”, and for no particular reason. What I like: Contrasting focus, and how it’s composed, with the game player bokehed (gasp, probably not a word, but frak it) and Nintendo 3DS XL focused. The device’s rich red pops. This would be a perfect product shot for marketing purposes. But it’s not.
The credited photographer, Anita Sarkeesian, is a controversial feminist game critic. Three years ago, her Tropes vs Women in Video Game series Kicktartered (I swear that’s gonna be a word) asking for $6,000 and raising $158,922. Her Feminist Frequency website is down as I write, but its YouTube has vids for the series, which stirred up trouble—like threats against her.