How EOS R changed a wedding photographer’s work

Russian wedding photographer and Canon Ambassador Katya Mukhina has shot in over 35 countries on five continents, from the lush landscapes of Tuscany and Tahiti to the wide-open spaces of Bolivian salt flats and Brazilian sand dunes.

“I love to create stories and to show all the kinds of feelings the couple is experiencing that moment,” Katya says. “I also love that excitement of seeing the couple discover new places.”

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How EOS R changed a wedding photographer’s work
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AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano

The winners for the 2018 AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano have been announced!

Jason Beacham won the Light category with this flash-lit pre-dawn photo at Te Puia in Rotorua.
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The winner of Movement was Matt Wood with this photo of his mate and his trail dog.
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Close-Up was a category where we saw a lot of profile and detail shots. But it was this photo of a tiny frog on a bike, taken by Igor Schifris, that was voted number one.
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Jasper Da Seymour popped up again after getting 2nd in Close-Up, with this winning photo from Crankworx in Whistler in the Composition category.
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There could only be one photographer to earn the title of AMB Photographer of the Year. Congratulations Nathan Hughes.
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Photography is integral to what we do here at Australian Mountain Bike magazine. We rely on photos that do more than just show a bike, a rider or a trail. We need photos that tell a story, that create an emotional response, and leave us wanting to find out more about the location, or ride our bikes, or get on the phone to call some mates and plan an epic day on the trail. The right photos make us more stoked on our sport, and we need to make sure that’s exactly what we put in our magazine.
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AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano
more at AMB Magazine

The passion behind the lens…

Peter Kemp is a conceptual photographer from the Netherlands. His photography is based on his love of storytelling. Influenced by Johannes Vermeer and the other Dutch Masters, Peter’s work is dramatically lighted and has a sharp focus on detail. Peter states, “I try to create story telling pictures. With just a quick look, you might see an attractive photo by using colors and scenery. But a longer look might open doors to other little stories… In my scenes I focus on detail. All details are thought of long before my camera clicks.”

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The passion behind the lens…
Peter Kemp Photography
more at cooph

The Endings: Photographic Stories of Love, Loss, Heartbreak, and Beginning Again

Featuring some of today’s most beloved actors, these piercing photographic vignettes capture female characters in the throes of powerful emotional transformations. Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and art director Jessica Ennis collected stories of heartbreak, relationship endings, and new beginnings—fictional but often inspired by real life—and set out to convey the raw emotions that are exposed in those most vulnerable of states.

Collaborating with celebrated talents such as Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cronenberg and Ennis developed each character, built her world, and then photographed as she lived the role before the camera. The resulting collection is a bold look at the experience of losing or leaving love and will speak to anyone who appreciates art, photography, and the strength of facing emotional depths head-on.
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Caitlin Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis on the Art of Heartbreak
interview at Elle Canada

Photography: The Art of Deception : How to Reveal the Truth by Deceiving the Eye

Photography is a lie. Just think about it: photographers create two-dimensional images that sometimes even lack color and then expect everyone who views the image to believe that this is how the subject and scene appeared in front of the lens, in real life. What is truly amazing is that people fall for the visual trickery readily, almost as if they want to be deceived. It gets better: people still believe that one can photograph only what is really there.

In this book, Irakly Shanidze reveals the smoke and mirrors that the best photographers use to surprise, entertain, and inspire viewers. He explains that the individual features of photographer’s perception and technical limitations of his equipment make him do things that may eventually make a picture look very different from how a viewer would see the same scene with a naked eye and can lead to a ruined picture. Conversely, photographers who understand these phenomena can use the aforementioned “constraints” to deliberately adjust the level of truthfulness in their pictures.

In each beautifully illustrated chapter, Shanidze discloses the photographic tools that enterprising photographers can use to create visual deception (e.g., to create a sense of dimension, create day-for-night effects, establish mood, simulate candid photographs, and generally suspend disbelief – without the time-consuming post-processing!). In doing so, he describes the image objectives (in other words, defines the image concepts) and introduces the tools needed to achieve them – whether a lens of a certain focal length, a light of a specific wattage, or a given shutter speed. He also deconstructs some of his favorite images to show readers how he was able to create a chiseled deception of his own.

Armed with this book, photographers will learn to truly take the reins in their photographic pursuits and deliver supercharged, iconic, storytelling images.

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Photography: The Art of Deception : How to Reveal the Truth by Deceiving the Eye
by Irakly Shanidze

How Jasper Doest Broke the Wildlife Mould

Capturing the beauty of wildlife no longer seemed sufficient for Canon photographer Jasper Doest, so he reinvented his visual style. His photojournalistic approach to nature stories engages audiences and better reflects his passion for conservation.

Jasper Doest’s series of thought-provoking and award-winning portraits of Japanese snow monkeys elevated him to public prominence as a rising star of wildlife photography a decade ago. Far from resting on his laurels and devoting his energies to a subject for which he is now synonymous, the Dutch-based professional photographer is pursuing a more photojournalistic style, inspired by his emotional responses to man’s interaction with the environment.

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How Jasper Doest Broke the Wildlife Mould
more at Canon