Climate Change: In Focus

Climate Change: In Focus

climatechange02aNo snow, no ice?
by Patty Waymire
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climatechange02bEmperors at the ice edge in Antarctica
by Kira Morris
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climatechange02cDry
by Tomasz Solinski
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climatechange02dOne to five…
by Vladimir Melnik
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climatechange02eClimatic Factories
by Terence Chiew
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Thanks to the thousands of people who participated in this assignment! What better way to understand the real impact of climate change than to ask a global community of photographers to share their stories about it. Our hope was to harness the power of collaborative storytelling and have a real impact on both policy and public perception.

more at National Geographic

A passion for adventure

Adventure and travel photographer Callum Snape shares his advice on social media storytelling.
Callum Snape is a new breed of travel and adventure photographer, who uses the power of social media to reach out to a rapidly growing audience. With 600,000 followers on his Instagram account, he must be doing something right, as CPN Editor David Corfield discovers…

callumsnape02a callumsnape02b callumsnape02c callumsnape02d callumsnape02eWhat comes first: the adventure or the image? Callum Snape takes a moment to ponder. “It used to be the adventure,” he reflects. “If I didn’t have that passion for travel then I wouldn’t be doing what I do now. But as I have got more experienced, it’s definitely become the image. The photo takes priority now; it absolutely must.”

A passion for adventure
more at Canon

Omar Z Robles with the Fujifilm GFX 50S

Omar Z Robles’s interest in story telling began with one man: Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime actor taught him how to interpret the world through subtle but riveting movements. Those movements that he acquired as a student in Paris, he employs today in his photo series of ballet dancers.

omarzrobles02aBut before juxtaposing the clean lines of dancers against rugged city landscapes, Robles was shooting celebrities, athletes, artists, politicians and city dwellers for The Chicago Tribune’s Hoy, Metro San Juan, Latino Leaders and for his own street photography portfolio.

omarzrobles02bIn New York City, he transformed the aesthetic of his street photography by substituting the New Yorker with the New York dancer. Robles directed the dancers to tell stories with their bodies as he had learned from Marceau. The results were an army of miniature stories as told by the gentle flow of the dancers’ bodies.  These stories were later passed on by local and international media. (Mashable, Instagram’s Blog, The Phoblographer, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Design Taxi and Harpers Bazaar).

omarzrobles02cHe is grateful to the dance community and to his supporters – 128,000 Instagram followers and counting. His social media acumen has made him an influencer for Fujifilm, Gap, Esprit, The Guatemala Tourism Board, Esquire Magazine and other fantastic brands.

omarzrobles02dWhen he’s not spelunking the city, he’s at home with his wife, enjoying a steaming espresso cup – and editing his photos.

omarzrobles02eSince 2014 Robles exclusively photographs with FUJIFILM X Series cameras and lenses.  After his transition to FUJIFILM X Series cameras, he finds himself more connected to his subjects than ever before. The cameras’ intuitive and revolutionary design along with their excellent image quality have propelled his artistry to new heights by facilitating complete, unobtrusive creative control over his photography.

omarzrobles02fOmar Z Robles with the Fujifilm GFX 50S
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Tell Better Stories, Make Stronger Photographs

The Photographic Story

How to use storytelling to make more powerful photographs
by David duChemin

photostorydd01a photostorydd01b photostorydd01c photostorydd01dOne of the most common pieces of advice for photographers? « Tell a story! It’ll make your photographs better!” Stories can do that, and powerfully, but the advice seldom goes farther than that. What does “telling a story” photographically really mean? What are the elements of story? How do we translate that to the photograph? And, perhaps most importantly, why?

more at Craft & Vision

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Behind every powerful image is a powerful story.

Canon’s Tales By Light

talesbylight01aUniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by Light offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers – Art Wolfe, Darren Jew, Krystle Wright, Richard I’Anson and Peter Eastway.

talesbylight01bShot in stunning 4K resolution, the six-part television series follows these five extraordinary photographers as they push the limits of their craft in little-known, little-covered and little-understood corners of the Earth.

talesbylight01cExperience the challenges, successes and moments of joy as these masters of their fields work to capture the perfect image. Driven by an insatiable desire to explore cultures, wildlife and landscapes through the camera’s lens, they blur the lines between art and photography, showing us our world in a new light.

talesbylight01dProduced by Canon Australia and award-winning cinematographer Abraham Joffe, Season One was shot in 15 countries over the course of one year.
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Behind every powerful image is a powerful story.
more at Canon

Destination Asia: A Showcase for the Storytelling Power of Travel Images

Destination Asia
A Showcase for the Storytelling Power of Travel Images

BlaineHarrington05a« The more familiar a place is, the less interesting it is, » Blaine Harrington told us not too long ago. An award-winning travel photographer, Blaine visits Asia frequently, and yet still finds it surprising, intriguing territory, and a source of near-endless picture possibilities.

BlaineHarrington05bTravel in Asia is about discovery, as you see first-hand what you’ve only heard about or viewed on screens and in the photographs of others. In Asia you can explore a world that’s very different from your own and bring back photographs that tell the story of what you’ve experienced.

BlaineHarrington05cThe key, Blaine says, is to think of yourself as a traveler rather than a tourist. « Bring along your curiosity, and strive to learn and discover as you take your pictures. Don’t just document what you see. The more curious you are, the better your pictures and the stories they tell. »

BlaineHarrington05dDestination Asia by Blaine Harrington
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