Interviews

Meet Henry Diltz, The Official Photographer at Woodstock – Photography Article

Henry Diltz was the official photographer at the legendary Woodstock music festival back in August 1969. Here’s a 6-minute video by Keeper in which Diltz tells the story of how it all happened (note: there’s a bit of nudity).Diltz says he got the gig after an acquaintance, lighting director E.H. Beresford “Chip” Monck, suggested the photographer to Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang. The festival sent Diltz $500 — about $3,500 in today’s money — and an airline ticket to get him…

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Inside the Mind of a Self-Portrait Landscape Photographer – Photography Article

Lizzy Gadd is a self-portrait landscape photographer. After finding awe-inspiring outdoor locations, Gadd steps into the frame and becomes a human element against a backdrop of wilderness. Smugmug Films just released this 7.5-minute short film that takes us into Gadd’s mind and work. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Gadd first got into photography at the age of 12 when her dad brought home a small digital camera. Since then, she has built up an impressive body of work showing locations around…

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500px Blog » » Breaking the Mold Q&A: Nicolas Fuentes – Photography Article

Exclusive Licensing Contributor Nicolas Fuentes is a Chilean photographer who loves to tell engaging stories through his portraiture, capturing authentic moments between real couples interacting with one another. It is important to him that people are authentically represented, regardless of how they identify. Browse his Licensing collection here. Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself—where are you from, when did you first pick up a camera? A. I got my first DSLR camera in 2011, during my last year…

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Sony’s Sensor Dominance is a Problem for Camera Makers: TowerJazz – Photography Article

As Sony’s mirrorless cameras continue to grow in stature and market share in the photo industry, Sony’s dominance in the imaging sensor market gives it a big advantage. At least, that’s what major imaging sensor competitor TowerJazz believes. TowerJazz is an Israel-based silicon foundry that one of the camera world’s big manufacturers of CMOS image sensors. Tech vlogger Charbax attended SID Display Week 2019 last month and interviewed Dr. Avi Strum, the SVP and GM of TowerJazz’s Sensors business. At…

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A Pulitzer-Winning Photojournalist on Capturing Tragedy and Humanity – Photography Article

PBS NewsHour just aired this 3-minute Brief but Spectacular episode in which Los Angeles Times staff photographer Marcus Yam talks about the challenge of documenting tragedy and humanity up close. Yam has won two Pulitzer Prizes already in his career: one as part of the Los Angeles Times‘ staff in covering the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attacks in 2015 and one as part of the Seattle Times staff in covering the landslide in Oso, Washington, in 2014. In recent years,…

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500px Blog » » Breaking the Mold Q&A: Brianna Roye – Photography Article

Exclusive Licensing Contributor Brianna Roye s a Toronto native who embraces connection through her intimate portrait sessions. She aims to create space for inclusion and the various intersections of representation and identity. Browse her Licensing collection here. Q. Tell us where you’re from and how you got started in photography. A. Born and raised in Toronto, I initially started photography because I wanted to pursue a career in journalism. In the middle of getting my degree, I started doing street…

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Instagram is Designed to Make You Feel Bad, Madonna Says – Photography Article

Madonna has about 14 million followers on Instagram, so the American singer knows first-hand how powerful the photo-sharing social network is for “influencing.” But now she’s speaking out against Instagram and the darker side of using it. “You get caught up in comparing yourself to others,” the 60-year-old star tells The Sun in a new interview. “I think Instagram is made to make you feel bad.” She says it’s especially hard for artists to develop their art and as people…

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500px Blog » » Breaking the Mold Q&A: Eivind Hansen – Photography Article

Exclusive Licensing Contributor Eivind Hansen is a fashion and portrait photographer who is currently causing quite a buzz. Based in London and originally from Norway, Hansen’s signature look infuses floral accents and pops of color while bringing needed visibility within the LGBTQI+ community. Browse his Licensing collection here. Q. How do you make your models feel safe when you’re photographing a marginalized group of individuals? A. When it comes to working with people in this group, it’s very important to…

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PL Chronicles: Nasim and Spencer – Photography Article

Now that we’ve started posting frequently on our YouTube channel, one overdue video is simply an introduction: who we are (Nasim Mansurov and Spencer Cox), and how we came to be running Photography Life. If you’ve ever wanted to know how we got started and who’s behind the articles you read – sit down, grab a coffee, and take a look: And as we (fail to adequately) explain later in the video, YouTube doesn’t actually notify most subscribers of new…

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Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte – Photography Article

Let’s face it. We all have our inner journeys and the compulsion to improve, yet how can we both be growing and improving without feeling less than or inadequate?  It’s a trap. ENTER: Danielle LaPorte – a best-selling author (White Hot Truth, The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map), poet, former think tank executive and business strategist – and she’s on the podcast today to help us, among other things, to reconcile these competing principles. As one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul 100…

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Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs – Photography Article

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances … like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all……

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You Are Your Habits with Julien Smith – Photography Article

Julien Smith is a long-time friend and familiar face on the podcast. I first brought him on in 2013 to talk about why not caring about what others think is a useful skill to have as a creator in any field (translation: he penned a LEGENDARY blog post called ‘the subtle art of not giving a f*$k’ – which went crazy viral and later inspired a best selling book by Mark Manson…). And now Julien is BAAACK…this time talking about both his…

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Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky – Photography Article

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle. … And that just so happens to…

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The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb – Photography Article

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life. Let’s Talk…

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