book review: Creative Flash Photography, by Tilo Gockel

book review: Creative Flash Photography

book review: Creative Flash Photography, by Tilo Gockel

Tilo Gockel (website: FotoPraxis), is a German photographer who some might remember from guest articles that has appeared on Tangents. His article on innovative product photography on a budget – Diver’s Chronograph, was particularly impressive when you compare the results with the home setup. You might also know  Read more inside...

book review: Roberto Valenzuela – Picture Perfect Posing

book review: Roberto Valenzuela - Picture Perfect Posing

I've noticed that articles on Tangents which deal with the topic of how to pose people, gets a lot of attention. Posing is a challenging topic for most photographers except the very best who seem to have an innate gift for it. Books on posing tend to approach the topic as a list of suggestions - the kind  Read more inside...

book review: Gregory Heisler – 50 Portraits

book review: Gregory Heisler - 50 Portraits

Gregory Heisler is an undisputed genius when it comes to photographic lighting. If ever you get the opportunity to attend a seminar by him, do yourself a favor. The story behind each portrait, and the motivation and the struggles to create those images, don't just make for entertaining anecdotes - and Gregory Heisler is an  Read more inside...

book review: Humans of New York

book review: Humans of New York

Chances are that you're following, or at least heard of Humans of New York / FB page. Brandon Stanton is a photographer who has walked countless miles every day for nearly three years, photographing people on the streets of New York, and recording their stories. Their stories are visual (as in the impromptu portraits of them), but what  Read more inside...

book: timelapse photography – a complete introduction

timelapse photography - a complete introduction

When I got my Nikon D4 and found that it made the compilation of time-lapse clips so much easier, I was hooked. It's a fascinating niche in photography. Here are some of the time-lapse clips I created. However, as with everything in photography - or as with everything in life really - there is a learning curve. Then  Read more inside...

book review: boutique baby photography, by Mimika Cooney

Baby portraiture is an unexpectedly difficult branch of portrait photography. You have to work around the baby's schedule, and then there is the added challenge of making a baby which doesn't move much, an interesting subject. It's not like this little kiddo is going to hop, skip & jump around.
With that, everyone can use some advice and guidance to get  Read more inside...

book review: boudoir photography, by Critsey Rowe

Boudoir photography seems to have a surge in popularity in the past years. More and more interest by photographers - and it's no wonder. As much as boudoir is a fascinating genre, it is also quite challenging. The pressure is on *you* as the photographer to get the best images you can of someone who is most likely feeling quite vulnerable. So not only are your lighting  Read more inside...

favorite photography books

best photography books

Someone recently asked me which are the photographers I have learnt the most from. I immediately took that to be the photographers whose work I studied in books and magazines over the years. Books have always had a special place in my heart - even more so the beautifully printed Art Photography books. This beautiful volume, featuring  Read more inside...

Vivian Maier exhibition in New York

Vivian Maier exhibition in New York

One of the most interesting stories unfolding in photography in recent years, was the accidental discovery of an incredible body of work by an unknown photographer, Vivian Maier. Incredible in terms of quality and the sheer volume of photographs. If you're not familiar with the backstory  -  in 2007, John Maloof, a real estate agent  Read more inside...

book review: Classic Modern Pinups, by Robert Alvarado

book review: Classic Modern Pinups, by Robert Alvarado

When I first heard news that Robert Alvarado was (finally!) publishing a book of his best pinup photographs, I was excited. I've been a huge fan of his work ever since I first came across his portfolio on Model Mayhem and several other photography forums. I even attended a workshop where he explained his lighting  Read more inside...