7 years ago this month Di and I went to Paris with our baby daughter and our 6 year old son. We left our house, we took our son out of his school to try homeschooling and we looked forward to our baby’s first foods being in the land of […]
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Today I leave Istanbul. Saying goodbye to this beautiful city after 2 weeks of photographing, exploring and running a wonderful workshop. One of the most exciting things for me to see in Istanbul in the spring is the tulip festival, where an incredible 30 million tulips are planted all over […]
The team behind Anthony Epes Photography and Cities at Dawn Publishing is husband and wife Diana Bird and Anthony Epes. Get to know us a little better in our occasional series of Q&A’s. Let’s start at the beginning. Where did you meet Anthony? Anthony and I met in the eponymous […]
I love to photograph reflections. They are a very cool way to create abstraction, fun, mystery, intrigue, patterns, complexity and symmetry in your images. Diana and I just wrote this piece for Digital Photography School, with lots of simple tips you can use to bring reflections into your images: 10 […]
Sometimes photography can bring you in touch with the worlds and life beyond our mere small planet. As someone already fascinated about space and the possible life in the galaxies far far away, I love Jaxson Pohlman photography. Pohlman has become well known with his Astrophotography, and creating beautiful images […]
I had the pleasure of sitting with John Berger (1926-2017) while on an editorial assignment in London.
I recently read about an exhibition in Arkansas called Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo/Fotografiando Frida: Retratos de Frida Kahlo, and I was immediately inspired to write this article. The image of the artist Frida Kahlo is iconic. Her famous self-portraits adorn posters and products, as well a lovely tote […]
Everywhere we travel – from Havana to Venice, Istanbul to deep into the mountains of Morocco – we are witnessing stories. Stories of the lives of people in places that over hundreds and thousands of years, have created unique cultures, histories, cuisines and ways of living. As a photographer / […]
In this fun, fast moving 12-minute video we get a potted history of the art movement of Realism in painting and how it was affected by the advent of photography. It starts with the assertion that “when photography was invented many people thought painting would die.”
Evocative black and white video composed of moments of life in Istanbul accompanying a wonderful piece of music. Music: Çiğdem Borucu Video Footage: Elif Gülen Share this… Email Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Telegram Reddit Facebook
One thing I never fail to see, at least once, on one of my workshops is someone holding their camera upside down. What I didn’t realise was that 90% of the people I was correcting were women. I may be a really good observer but sometimes I am as blind as those mice.
Last week I found myself once again in beautiful Venice having a wonderful time teaching fellow photographers all about the way I do photography.
Filmmaker Leonardo Dalessandri travelled all over Turkey to capture the colours and spirit of Turkey. This gorgeous 3-minute film evokes the sights, sounds and smells of this vast and amazing country. More inspiration… Read my photo story Capturing the Feeling of Istanbul. Would you love to photograph Turkey? Join us […]
This collection of renowned photographer Steve McCurry’s photographs brings together some of the most iconic photos from his travels around the world. McCurry has an incredible ability to capture people in intimate moments, giving us little glimpses into his subjects lives. “Most of my images are grounded in people. I […]
Hello folks, To immerse yourself in colour is to sharpen your awareness and to bring new understanding of how powerful colour is in shaping the feeling and mood of the world around us. Colour is super-important in your photography (except of course your B&W :)) as it imbues so much […]
Stunning video of freediver Guillaume Néry who explores the ocean with only his breath to rely on. What amazed us what as how deep light penetrates the ocean. There are sublime scenes of Néry exploring the ocean floor, of rock formations and giant seaweed forests, amongst shafts of golden light. […]
In this fascinating interview, photographer Jacob Aue Sobol talks about his project ‘Arrivals and Departures’ where he travelled from Moscow to Ulan Bator to Beijing by train. He talks about his method of meeting people to photograph, and how he’s not searching for the perfect shot but using his senses […]
I don’t like to have complicated goals in my life. But I do like to have a vision for my life that I follow each year.
© Ara Güler ”Art is something important, but the history of humanity is more important, and that is what press photographers record. We are the eyes of the world. We see on behalf of other people. We collect the visual history of today’s earth. To me, visual history is more […]
A lot of people ask me – how do I know if my photos are any good? And will I ever get any better? Before I started teaching my workshops, I would have said no, probably not. I honestly wondered whether amateur photographers could get any better. I was carrying […]