Aerial Photography Protecting The Planet

Aerial Photography Protecting The Planet

Aboard a tethered balloon, from an altitude of nearly 500 meters, when Gaspard-Félix “Nadar” Tournachon photographed Paris from above was the moment when we can trace the roots of aerial photography right back to 1858.

Before airplanes entered the picture, photos were being taken from kites and pigeons, but it was the world’s first bird’s-eye view that was the image that opened the door to new possibilities. Aerial images can now capture even the tiniest geographic details all around the world due to the advent of satellites, aircraft, drones and high-definition cameras that we have at our disposal.

From the convenience of a mobile device, the visualisation, evaluation, and measurement of landscape data with precision is now possible across a wide range of industries including government, construction, engineering, real estate, transportation, mapping, and solar, all made possible by 3D aerial photography.

However, aerial photography is doing much more than you would expect. Aerial photography is playing a vital role in preserving the future of the environment with applications in reducing emissions, protecting natural resources, and documenting the effects of climate change.

 

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Reducing Emissions

Dynamic aerial imagery that helps visualise every aspect of a 3D landscape is made possible by how they can be accessed by mobile devices anywhere in the world. Having remote access to these details means that professionals and public servants don’t have to travel to survey the locations at which they’re working.

To measure for available parking lot space around a new site an architecture firm planning a new building can use aerial photography for example. To get that kind of information they would, ordinarily, have to travel to the site multiple times. But access to aerial imagery gives them confidence about the feasibility of their project and allows them to move forward faster.

 

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Protecting Natural Resources

To maintain stable communities and environments it is crucial that we must protect our natural resources. The natural site is a stable environment before urban development takes place, according to bodies like the Georgia Forestry Commission.

But human activity throws off that balance. By providing current and detailed imagery to preserve ecological harmony aerial photography can help to prevent damage and waste to natural resources.

Planners can verify that environmental regulations are met, help enforce minimal risk, assess inventory, and size a project accurately all because of this high-tech advantage and all from their desktops or mobile devices.

Documenting The Effects Of Climate Change

“The effects of climate change happen on such a slow time scale that it is often difficult to document visually,” says Josh Haner, a New York Times photographer.

“As a result, I believe a lot of the climate change imagery we have become accustomed to has focused on polar bears floating on pieces of sea ice, or on calving glaciers.” Haner adds. “That type of repetitive imagery has made people numb to a lot of the important stories about how our changing climate is affecting people and places around the world.”

To give people a more accurate perspective, Haner has been documenting the effects of climate change with stunning photography for the past four years. Aerial photography can similarly help viewers understand climate change more accurately.

Aerial photography can make comparisons simple by recording changes season after season. You can see the effects of droughts and flooding, soil and geology, vegetation, and water. You can not only visualize but also measure these changes. When you understand the changes, you are better able to get to the heart of the problem and make plans to combat those changes.

Aerial photography has made a more critical difference than Tournachon may have imagined from that first aerial picture of Paris and how it has evolved to today’s highly detailed 3D imagery. By reducing emissions, protecting natural resources, and documenting the effects of climate change, aerial photography is empowering us to preserve our environment, one picture at a time.

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Street Photography pioneer Henri Cartier-Bresson has come to define the way the photography industry thinks about the genre. This article draws on sources that explains the way the genre has taken shape.

Defining Street Photography

Of what constitutes “street photography”, as such, there is no clear, single, or absolute definition, even though the term is widely used.

The ambiguity lies in the term “street”. The street can be anywhere in the public realm, indoors or out, where Henri Cartier-Bresson’s original phrase to describe street photographs as images on the run, images a la sauvette, encapsulates ducking and diving, weaving through traffic, or pacing along the pavements. It can occur in a village or a city, or even in a conflict zone. It is evocative.

Richard Kalvar of Magnum Photos describes it as the process of capturing “real people doing real things,” which, for many, is grounded in the candid tradition of this type of photography. The archetypal street photograph engages with individuals and finds a space to represent the street.

By being in the world and discovering things, public spaces give way to chance encounters which are, at their core, the heart of so-called street photography.

It is about “improvising, thinking, responding, dealing with people … discovering pictures in public settings, as distinct from planning pictures … You’re open to the possibilities around you,” as Executive Director of the Aperture Foundation Chris Boot says.

 

 

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Humanity, society, and architectural forms each describe the presence of the street and what it represents.

The history of photography represented by a variety of approaches does not exemplify one right way as there is no one definition of street photography.

The truth is that the street can offer endless opportunities to make different kinds of photographs and, according to tutor Bruce Gilden, it can be extremely limiting to pigeon hole or categorise the practice when working strictly in line with tradition.

The “unexpectedness of the encounters” captures the beauty of the street, alluded to by the tutor Peter van Agtmael.

To challenge the genre’s traditions, new ideas and a unique vision needs to be brought to the fore alongside innovation, which is the key to establishing a personal definition of what the street means.

 

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The Decisive Moment

Street photography is a revered and established practice with a history spanning more than 100 years. Notable contemporary photographers have reimagined what street photography can be which spans all the way back to the notion of “the decisive moment” by the pioneering street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and Magnum Photos has a deep-rooted relationship with the genre.

There is a diversity of unique voices each working to their own vision rather than any certain singular approach; whether this is the vivid social satire of Martin Parr or the wanderings of Cartier-Bresson.

Whether from the visceral and vital or to the charming and lighthearted there is a plethora of visions of what constitutes the genre and throughout the Magnum archives there are evidences of a myriad of approaches; from those who take a slow approach to those who manoeuvre through crowded busy and bustling streets.

Pioneer

Born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early in his life.

In 1932, he started a life-long journey within photography, having discovered his camera of choice from, the Leica, that moment on after returning from a year in the Ivory Coast.

During World War II he joined an underground organisation to assist prisoners of war and escapees after being made a prisoner of war in 1940 and escaping on his third attempt in 1943.

 

 

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He filmed a documentary entitled Le Retour (The Return) after he photographed the liberation of Paris with a group of professional journalists in 1945.

In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger and David ‘Chim’ Seymour, Cartier-Bresson founded Magnum Photos.

He published his first book Images à la Sauvette (Images on the Run) in 1952 when he had returned to Europe after three years spent travelling in Asia.

Pauline Vermare, Cultural Director of Magnum Photos, New York, defines Cartier-Bressonian “Decisive Moment” as such:

“One of the most famous concepts that defines street photography is “the decisive moment”, which is a label that has been stuck on Henri Cartier-Bresson for a long time. But Agnès Sire, Artistic Director of the Foundation Cartier-Bresson, has been arguing and demonstrating over the past few years that “the decisive moment” was not something that Cartier-Bresson was really talking about.

“As beautiful as it is, one of the limitations of “the decisive moment” – when everything comes together, the content and the composition – is that there is a lot of beauty in the “indecisive moment”, the weak moment in the photograph, when nothing seems to be happening.

“This is because photography is not always about just one frame; photography is very much about the series, the sequencing of images.”

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Copenhagen Photographer Casper Sejersen’s One, Two, Three, Four.

Casper Sejersen Debut Exhibition.

Set to the beat of a drum, Copenhagen-based photographer Casper Sejersen takes us on an unsettling visual journey in his debut exhibition.

 

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Alluring Yet Uncomfortable.

Copenhagen-based Danish photographer Casper Sejersen’s work is at once alluring and uncomfortable. One image captures a spindly, yellow drumstick disconcertingly like a finger whilst another depicts glistening, globular pearls. It’s a work where objects of emblematic beauty intersect with those of pain – otherwise muted tones are interrupted by marbled bruising and sharp gashes of blood.

 

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Beauty And Pain.

Sejersen’s body of personal work had its debut exhibition in June at Cob Gallery in London where this dichotomy of beauty and pain were at the fore of “One, Two, Three, Four.” Whether it is Sejersen’s interactions with his mother and grandmother or a view of the sunrise in his place of birth many of the exhibited images drew on early childhood memories. Aural sensations are depicted by the other images. The beat of a drum informs the suggestive and rhythmic title of the body of work.

 

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Texture.

Drums appear to feature heavily; for example, skin is scratched as thought it has been dashed by a drumstick, or a candle flame quivers to a drum beat. A pint glass teaming with pearls, flowers in bloom, and ash covered foam also show that elsewhere objects and textures are central to the body of work. With subjectivity and emotion at the fore the work draws on the central elements of Romanticism. Yet, there is a unique visual language that Sejersen deploys. This distinctive approach runs throughout the Copenhagen-based photographer’s portfolio which he has developed through working across fashion and art.

 

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The worldwide response to a photograph of a bald eagle has overwhelmed a Canadian amateur photographer who took the picture.

 

Initially posted on Facebook photography groups, Steve Biro snapped the image of Bruce the bald eagle at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy.

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Staring Daggers

The image has since gone viral, showing the bird of prey “staring daggers” at the photographer with its piercing eyes.

Mr. Biro took several hundred pictures of the bird that day of which this photo is the highlight.

“He’s squared up perfectly, both wings are touching the water,” he says. “That photograph was the one that struck me as as little more special than the others. But I still didn’t even know how it would resonate with people.”

The photograph was eventually picked up by media around the world after it made it to the front page of the message boards of the website Reddit.

Territorial

At the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, birds are usually undisturbed by the photographers who visit. But Mr. Biro says that where he was positioned with his camera seemed to irk the eagle.

“He was actually trying to brush me away from where I was perched,” he says. “I could feel the breeze from his wings as he flew over me. The other people who were there were gasping as he came over my head. It was really quite exhilarating.”

Bruce the eagle flew over and claimed the spot where Mr. Biro had been as soon as he had gotten up off the rock where he was sitting.

Humanity in Nature

“Nature pics, landscapes, city pics, I love it all,” says the amateur photographer who began taking photos about 10 years ago as a hobby. But he says he has a soft spot for capturing images of birds. “There’s something about birds that to me is captivating,” Mr. Biro says. “The way they hunt, the way they interact. Sometimes you’ll see them do things. They’ll be playful, just like children. It’s amazing how you’ll see aspects of humanity in birds – and in animals overall.”

Mr. Biro says photography challenges him to see the world “like I’m a child again. I try to look at it like I’m in awe of it all the time, and in wonder of it.”

National Emblem

Bald eagles are widely distributed across North America.

The bald eagle nests in more than half of the country in the United States where the bird is the national emblem. In Canada, it’s more commonly found in British Columbia, across the prairies and in parts of Ontario.

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Unless a dedicated museum is set up British musical history may be lost.

According to one of The UK’s most celebrated photographers unless a dedicated museum is set up to preserve large swathes of classic British rock photography it could lose them all to private collectors.

Permanent Home.

Without a stable space photographers may be forced to sell their archives outside of the UK to buyers in countries such as China and the US contrary to the huge public interest in rock exhibition says Jill Furmanovsky who has worked with bands including Pink Floyd, Joy Division, and even Oasis at their peak.

“There needs to be a permanent home for British rock photography,” says Furmanovsky. “At the moment collections are sold, or put to auction – in which case they can go anywhere: to a private collector or an institution that might just sit on them.”

Music History.

On the importance of preserving British musical history Furmanovsky says there is “a general cultural blindness” with inadequate attempts by UK institutions, such as the rock museums British Music Experience at the 02 which closed in 2014 before moving to Liverpool in 2015, to preserve the historical artefacts of UK rock photography.

“I think rock fans deserve a place to put this stuff which gives it a bit of gravitas and reflects its place in cultural history,” she says. “We’re the envy of the world and we’ve got nowhere to put this stuff.”

Struggling to find a new home are previous successes that have now gone into storage such as Dean Chalkley and Harris Elliott’s Return of the Rudeboy exhibition at Somerset House in 2014 or the retrospective work of NME photographer Chalkie Davies at Cardiff Museum in 2015. “We initiate these exhibitions, they go up and then they go into storage,” says Furmanovsky, who at 65 wants to secure her archive’s future and that of her peers before retiring.

“I don’t know how much longer I can carry it on. I haven’t got anywhere to pass this on to. It’s the same with quite a lot of major photographers and where will this stuff end up? Probably America or China.”

Before becoming Oasis’ photographer of choice in the mid-90s Furmanovsky made her name working for magazines such as the NME, Sounds, and Melody Maker. Explaining her approach to rock photography she says: “I’d sit in the shadows, take pictures and give the prints to Melody Maker. If they got used, I got £30, which financed the next load of film and processing.”

 

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For a New Generation.

Furmanovsky believes that a new generation of fans should have the opportunity to access classic British rock photography from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, so there is a duty to preserve it, like when Furmanovsky’s work was included in the V&A’s hugely successful Pink Floyd and David Bowie exhibitions. “You need to collect this information now or it gets lost forever – it’s like corporate amnesia,” she says.

“You need to make sure that it’s available as an historical document for the next generation. It’s an era that inspires people and will do in the future.”

Recently on display at the Central Manchester Library in England up until the end of February earlier this year was the Rock Archive’s most recent exhibition, There is a Light That Never Goes Out, and the photographer is currently crowdfunding in order to revive it.

All photographs copyright Jill Furmanovsky.

Words by Elijah (Content Marketer) via The Guardian.

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Viral Photographer Quits To Make Bread.

Amassing over 300,000 followers after dreamlike photos from Burning Man Festival went wildly viral online a few years ago, photographer Victor Habchy went on to become a Sony ambassador as his career took off. But, as of last week, Victor Habchy has quit photography.

Turning Away.

As well as sharing his work with a huge social media following, Habchy went on to work as part of Team Alpha representing Sony in France, as well as working for big clients like Adobe, forging a successful career, but explained in a post on his Facebook page why he’s turning away from photography.

Unexpected Success.

As his photos went viral his career unexpectedly dropped into his lap; it was never his plan to become a photographer, he dotes about his former profession.

“It wasn’t my plan,” Habchy writes. “At first, I didn’t even know I could earn money. I was just doing it because I loved it. And from shoot to shoot, from years to years, I started to grow an audience.

“Then I went to the Burning Man, probably the biggest turning point of my career,” Habchy continues. “I posted the pictures online and went to sleep. The next morning, my mailbox was filled with requests from newspapers, with models who wanted to meet, with messages of people saying how much they loved my pictures. It simply became viral. I was overwhelmed.”

 

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Habchy has held an exhibition in Switzerland, traveled the world, worked on commercials, and has been hired by huge international brands in the subsequent 10 years.

“I loved every single moment of it,” Habchy says. “But it is time for me to quit.”

Habchy is no longer excited by the world of photography which is why the photographer says he is now walking away from it.

“Because I’ve done so many shoots, so many trips, so many pictures,” he writes. “I just want to move on.”

 

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Time to make some dough…

“Don’t worry, I am not depressed, and I’m still very curious about loads of topics,” he states, noting that he wants to explore new horizons and learn new things.”

Among other things, he’s now planning to learn how to make bread, Habchy confessed.

“I have no word to express the gratitude I feel for you guys,’ Habchy tells his followers. “You helped me so much to grow and were always really supportive. I have been gifted. Thank you for your love and support.”

Popular photography blog, PetaPixel, which is a resource for photographers of all abilities, in the wake of the news, featured an hilarious comments section … “he quit photography to make some real dough” … “Or maybe he just wants to loaf…” … “his photography career is toast!” … “he just kneads a break” …

You can see more of Habchy’s work, including his amazing Burning Man pictures, by visiting http://victorhabchy.com/

Words by Elijah (Content Marketer) via PetaPixel.

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A Mineral Impact. Different minerals impact the Moon’s surface leaving different splashes of colour as shown by the enhanced photo of the Moon created by extracting colour data from 150,000 photos of the Moon composed by Sacramento-based astrophotography enthusiast...

Piccadilly Circus’ Neon Lights Reflected By Shiny Cars: the Photography of Nick Turpin.

    Advertising Reflecting. In London’s Piccadilly Circus vehicles are caught reflecting advertising to show how modern life embraces consumerism as shown by photographer Nick Turpin in his latest series, “Autos.” “Shiny new vehicles passing through the city...

What Is The Focus of Your Photography?

Does your photography have a point? And how can your images engage with more viewers?   You can help define your photography by implementing these few very helpful following techniques, especially if you have reached that stage where it may be a struggle to...

Capturing Cancer: Tumour Cells in Action.

Every year, researchers submit extraordinary images to the Science and Medical Imaging competition which tells the story of pioneering work and its benefits for patients. Replicating cancer cells invade the blood vessels.     Each year, The Institute of...

Selfie Harm.

Selfie Harm. Witness the scary results of Photoshopped portraits done by teens at the behest of professional photographer Rankin as part of his project called “Selfie Harm.”     Unnaturally Perfect. Unnaturally perfect social media photos are being made...

The Story of the Desert as Told by the Dubai Photography Exhibition: Inhabited Deserts.

Dramatic Landscapes. Some of the most dramatic landscapes across the world have been captured by UAE-based explorer Max Calderan and Italian photographer John R Pepper through their much renowned collaboration. It was never going to be the usual desert landscapes when...

Psychedelic Images of Tokyo by Jean-Vincent Simonet.

Psychedelic Experience. Tokyo at night can be a near-psychedelic experience in itself, and this is echoed in the warped images created by Swiss photographer Jean-Vincent Simonet who prints onto plastic paper then washes the photograph with chemicals, all part of his...

X-Ray Apparatus & Concrete Pyramids: Guy Hollaway’s Photography Studio.

The Process Gallery. Distinctive works are created using X-Ray equipment, housed in a concrete pyramid chamber, by British photographer Nick Veasey, who has had a studio built and completed by Guy Hollaway Architects.     Inquisitive. Designed to be an...

Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards Reveal Hilarious Winning Images.

World’s Funniest Animal! And the world’s funniest animal photograph of the year goes to a squirrel who thinks he’s Tommy Cooper, writes The Express. The world’s funniest animal photograph of the year has been judged to be what appears to be a cheeky squirrel pictured...

Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards Reveal Hilarious Winning Images.

World’s Funniest Animal! And the world’s funniest animal photograph of the year goes to a squirrel who thinks he’s Tommy Cooper, writes The Express. The world’s funniest animal photograph of the year has been judged to be what appears to be a cheeky squirrel pictured...

Vanishing From The Museums.

Confronting the absent. Largely absent from Parissien museums are works and faces of photographic pioneers who have become invisible; so, curator Fannie Escoulen is inviting visitors to walk across the city and confront it.   “The history of photography has been...

Analogue Limelight

In an increasingly digitalised world, why is there still a special place for the physical? After connecting on Instagram around two years ago, James Moreton and Raph Hurwitz conceived AllFormat - a global photography collective. After developing a loyal community of...

A Career Shaped By The Photograph

Starting Out For more than three decades the biggest names in show business have been photographed by Derek Ridgers, but it all began by chance, one night in Finsbury Park, north London. With a Miranda SLR slung over his shoulder, Ridgers walked into the Rainbow...

Facebook Bans a Photographer Who Innocently Posted About ‘Shooting a Few Christians.’

Double Entendre When it comes to the word “shooting,” photographers can be subject to endless jokes. So when you post about “shooting a bunch of Christians,” the double entendre is there; this is what happened to one London photographer who found himself faced with a...

Jacob Cockle: in Life & in Death.

A life lived in the sea was a favourite past-time of one Jacob Cockle. Whilst learning to walk at a tender young age he also began to learn to swim and his natural element became water. Any opportunity to film surfing was the best of all options because he loved it so...

How a Shot Went Viral is Revealed by The Royal Wedding Photographer.

Viral popularity and huge amounts of praise were received for one particular photo during this past weekend as the world's attention was captured by the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The details of how the picture in question came to be have now...

Wildlife Photos Reveal Dirty Tricks as Insiders Spill: “There’s a lot of fakery.”

From trained tigers to glued insects many photographers are revealing the fakery in this niche as one such photographer lost an award for allegedly using taxidermy in a shoot. Inauthentic Capturing a shot at the entrance to a national park was how Brazilian...

One in a Trillion Shot Captures Food Chain in Action.

“What can you shoot with that thing?” “What can you shoot with that thing?” This was a question that photographer Doc Jon was asked when a passerby noticed his Canon 6D camera with 500mm lens attachment as he was walking along the boardwalk of Madeira Beach in...

Groom Ignored By Wedding Photographer Who Preferred To Shoot Bridesmaids’ Boobs and Bums.

Out-of-focus Photos of a wedding have emerged that has led newlyweds, Steph and Paul Unwin, to take the wedding photographer to court. The controversy was, that out of all the photos by the so-called professional they hired, only 11 shots were of the groom; the...

Leading Publications Sever Ties With Bruce Weber and Mario Testino After Sexual Harassment Allegations.

Last year, the so-called “powerhouse photographers”, both Mario Testino and Bruce Weber were investigated as several allegations surfaced of sexual harassment leading many media companies, the likes of which including Condè Nast to sever ties with the pair. Times Up...

Worst Portraits Ever.

This is not a joke, apparently. Professional photographers and those in the business of photography alike appear to be stunned at the unbelievable rate of what is being hailed as the worst portrait session of all time is being shared online and going viral. Bad...

Top Magazines Have Banned Photographer Terry Richardson

Leading Magazines Ban Fashion Photographer Leading magazines such as Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ, and Vogue have banned the fashion photographer Terry Richardson from shooting. It was on Monday that Condé Nast, which owns some of the most famous magazine titles in the...

PBMJ: Now we are 2

I've only got one pair of hands... until now! Finding a solution to doing everything myself has long been at the top of my long list of priorities. I've found over the years, that it's definitely getting easier to outsource some of the work I do, especially when...

Three Great Books to Improve Your Photography Career

Whatever your style of photography, these three books are guaranteed to change the way you work When I first started this journey of being a freelancer, I really didn’t have much of a clue about running a business. But the more jobs I got the more I realised what...

Summer Update

"Your blog entries don’t show up in my news feed anymore” Never fear, dear reader, I have not died or disappeared. Summer has truly been upon us these last few weeks and with the warm weather comes a calendar full of events and photoshoots. Unfortunately it means I...

The Busy Photographer

Being a freelance photographer isn't all fun and games I'm sitting here on a Tuesday morning feeling a little confused by this whole photo industry thing. On the one hand it's a fun, challenging and often rewarding job to have, but on the other it's the cause of a lot...

Networking to find clients

How meeting people can get your photography business off the ground Maybe you’re at that point in your photography career where you’re asking yourself, “Where the hell are all the clients at?” Two-and-a-half years ago I was asking myself that very same question, and...

Cheeky, thieving bastards!

I really couldn't think of a better title for this blog post today. Allow me to explain. A couple of weeks ago I was literally shutting down for the summer holidays: computer, brain et al. During July most of Denmark is on vacation so it's a pretty safe bet that...

Your Instagram pics are worth a fortune!

How one man made millions photographing other people's work Ever heard of the American thief painter and photographer Richard Prince. It's highly likely that you haven't, but it might be worth remembering the name in case he starts following you on Instagram. In a...

The Sports Photographer on top of the World

If you've had your head in the sand for the past few weeks (or have just moved to the country) then you might have missed out on some pretty awesome news: the return of Red Bull Cliff Diving to Copenhagen. Back in June 2013, several of the world's bravest athletes...

Danish Photographer wins prestigious prize

World Press Photo of the Year 2014, First Prize Contemporary Issues. Photo by Mads Nissen A photograph that highlights the difficulties facing sexual minorities in Russia has won the World Press Photo contest's top prize. 'Jon and Alex', from a project called...

Copyright and Licensing your images

For a lot of new photographers just starting out, seeing our work published online or in print is an awesome experience. I'd say that 90 per cent of my work remains hidden on my hard drive and is only seen by me when I'm going through my Lightroom Catalogue, so of...

Paptastic

Poor Princess Mary. And I mean that sincerely. For a good couple of hours she was hounded by men with cameras (including me, I should admit) and they just would not leave her alone. It was a couple of Saturdays ago here in Copenhagen and the weather was hot hot hot. A...