John Sonderman does a fantastic job of capturing the soft glow of these floating lanterns. Looking at the image, we see the water as still as glass reflecting the shape of the lanterns and their glow, an interesting parallel. The photograph leaves the viewer with a calm and contemplative feeling, which is what I enjoy most about the piece. Thanks for sharing, John!
- Seven D.C. metro area street photographers are exhibiting their work at Willow Street Gallery (at DC Arts Studios) from Aug. 11 to Sep. 9.
- Focus on the Story’s photo book “Chasing the Great American Eclipse” is now available. Look for lots of familiar names inside, along with a foreword by our very own Heather Goss.
- Tyler Mitchell became the first ever black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue with his images of Beyonce for the September issue. He joins the ranks of Irving Penn and David Bailey as one of the youngest photographers to shoot the cover for Vogue, as well.
- The Miraculous in the Mundane exhibit at Glen Echo Photoworks closes this weekend. Then, LISTEN UP!, their 2018 Juried Youth Photography Exhibition, opens on Thursday, August 16.
- Spanish photographer Javier Arcenillas’s new book documents UFO culture and sighting locations in the American West.
- Owners of a sunflower farm in Canada were overwhelmed by thousands of visitors after pictures of the farm went viral on Instagram.
- I spy with my little eye, Exposed alum Victoria Pickering in the background of a photo being used for coverage of the Manafort trial.
- Getty Images compiled a selection of the best photos from around the world of the recent Blood Moon.
- The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend. NASA has provided some photography tips, and you can also find general night sky photography advice in this post of ours.
- A phone was used to capture this photo of the Milky Way.
- Three summer interns at the New York Times share their experience and how they made the front page.
You have until midnight tonight to submit images for the next Crystal City Fotowalk. Let’s see all those beautiful and interesting travel photos!
- The New York Times has selected Meaghan Looram as Director of Photography.
- The Drone Awards went through 4,400 entries to select winners across various categories as well as an overall grand prize winner.
- Can AI help judge a photo contest? Huawei is putting its P20 Pro smartphone AI up to the task along with a Leica photographer.
- And speaking of smartphones getting smarter, Sony announced a new 48MP sensor for smartphones earlier this week…watch out DSLRs?
- National Geographic provides a look inside the fascinating world of family circus troupes that tour around Europe.
- A referee used a photographer’s camera as a makeshift VAR in a Copa Perú soccer game.
- Join Exposed DC alum photographer Amanda Archibald this Sunday, July 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Steadfast Supply for a workshop on styling food and drink.
- This is the last weekend to catch the very special collection of photographs at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery. “Pop-up: Photographic Discoveries” features unusual and unexpected findings, from daguerreotypes to digital images, from a recent survey of their holdings to assess preservation needs. The exhibit closes Monday, July 30.
What a great portrait taken at the Tidal Basin by Flickr user xmeeksx. The model, styled with an old school paperboy cap and red lipstick, gives the image a chic vintage look. The decision to desaturate or mute the tones of the image enhances its overall mood and makes the viewer really ponder over the photograph. This effect can be accomplished in the post-production process using tools to adjust exposure, contrast, saturation, and clarity. To add additional ambiance you can play with the curves tool.
Keep submitting your awesome travel photography for a chance to be part of our next exhibit in the Crystal City Fotowalk. You have until next Friday, July 27. It’s free to enter, and winners will get to keep their poster-size print.
- See a very special collection of photographs at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery through July 30. “Pop-up: Photographic Discoveries” features unusual and unexpected findings, from daguerreotypes to digital images, from a recent survey of their holdings to assess preservation needs.
- Head to America’s Islamic Heritage Museum on Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m., for a closing reception and discussion with photographer Cathy Katona.
- A new photo exhibit opens at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Saturday. The reception for Natural Abstractions by Julius Kassovic is 3 to 5 p.m.
- Join Exposed DC alum photographer Amanda Archibald on Sunday, July 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Steadfast Supply for a workshop on styling food and drink.
- Fujifilm’s latest film simulation product is Provia 100F…flavored instant noodles.
- A Chilean photographer captures stunning images of volcanic eruptions paired with lightning.
- View the winning images of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards—the first and longest running iPhone photography competition.
- Guillaume Hebert spends 8-20 hours per image combining his photography with paintings to created blended scenes.
- Drone photography has really taken off, but Australian Photography asks: where are all the female drone photographers?