The Secrets of Photography Hidden Within Edward Weston’s Home

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Edward Weston, one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century, is known for his work in championing extremely detailed imagery that was so far removed from the soft focus look popular during his time. He spent over 40 years photographing and developing a style of imagery that to this day photographers reference for inspiration.

Weston was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1947 and spent the remaining years of his life printing thousands of his most famous images before passing away in 1958. Much of his knowledge and some interesting stories have been passed down through his family, and in this video from Marc Sibler and Advancing Your Photography, we get a special tour through Weston’s old home by his Grandson – Kim. Continue reading…

Nat Geo Photographer Robert Holmes Discusses Lighting and Technique with Advancing Your Photography

Advancing Your Photography, the Youtube channel providing tips and tricks from professional photographers, has released an informative video featuring veteran National Geographic photographer, Robert Holmes. In this video, Holmes goes into his philosophy and technique for lighting as well as breaking down different lighting scenarios of which he’s particularly fond. He also briefly touches on equipment considerations and how he prefers not to rely so much on equipment, but instead use his intricate knowledge of lighting to capture compelling portraits during his travels. Continue reading…

The Daily Discipline of Ansel Adams

Advancing Your Photography, the popular YouTube Channel that educates photographers, has recently published a very insightful video on master photographer Ansel Adams and his work of Yosemite and Carmel. The video offers a rare glimpse into Adams’ process and follows his son, Michael, as he talks about Ansel’s book, The Range of Light. Topics covered in the video include how Adams chose his work, his daily schedule and discipline, his education, and Michael’s advice for improving your own photography. Check it out.  Continue reading…