3 years in a row I have taken my son to Baltimore for a convention called Otakon. It is an Anime convention. Where ComiCon celebrates pretty much everything, Otakon is focused on celebrating the Japanese art form of anime and manga. We did not go last year. Finances got in the way. However, cosplayers reflect their favorite characters in all genres. Each year we go you will not … [Read more...] about Cosplay Photography Gone Horribly Wrong In the Era of #metoo
by Daniel A. Kaufman http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Winter17/173/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/document-2.pdf Half of my upper-division course in Aesthetics is devoted to criticism, but given the impossibility of doing any justice to the history of the subject in such a short time, I focus on two major critics from the last century: Clement Greenberg and Susan Sontag. In the … [Read more...] about Course Notes – Susan Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave,” from On Photography (1977)
When I flew to France to shoot the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, it was more than just a work assignment; it was a life goal. Less than two years ago, I decided to quit a much more lucrative career to pursue my passion, rather than just sporadically doing photography as a paying hobby. It was a big risk, but now I’ve completed the bucket list, and I keep wondering one thing: … [Read more...] about I Shot Le Mans And Completed My Photography Bucket List. Now What?
A friend sent me this video of car noises dubbed over little toys playing in a sandbox and I thought it was pretty cute. Then I learned, no, they’re not toys at all. This is just a very strange and interesting way to photograph cars, utilized in one of the most extreme driving environments ever. You may have read my ramblings about The King Of The Hammers being one of the … [Read more...] about See How Tilt-Shift Photography Makes Real Cars Look Like Toys
On the occasion of World Environment Day, 2018, Clean Energy Nepal in collaboration with United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) is organizing the Photo Competition on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. It is the continuation of the Photography Competition/Exhibition organized on the Earth Day, 22nd April 2018. As it is … [Read more...] about Environment Day 2018 : Photography Competition