Thank you to my friend Cliff Harvey for finding these magnificent pictures, from the 2017 Epson International Pano Awards.
I was moved by this short video from Wex about Giles Duley a fashion photographer for ten years, who turned to documentary photography.
In 2011, embedded with a military unit in Afghanistan, he stepped on a landmine. The explosion tore through him, costing him three of his limbs — only his right arm remains. After a lengthy recovery he now travels the world, taking pictures of people affected by war and documenting their daily lives
This is a talk Giles did for TED, it gives some background and explains his motivation to become the documentary photographer that became the award winning humanitarian photographer he is today.
When he was flown back from Afghanistan he was not expected to live, but in hospital in Birmingham, his sister remembers him mouthing “I am still a photographer”.
A note to myself, this is an excellent tutorial for processing a portrait in Lightroom. Until now I had always assumed that these tools were only available in Photoshop and required masking and layers, but this portrait is handled from start to finish in Lightroom. Impressive cloning too towards the end. Well done Marc Webster.
Photographer Steve Simon discusses the tools and thought processes needed to capture unique street imagery.
Just had to share this from the Digital Photography School, which is a great site and a valuable source of tuition and information.
I read this article thinking it was going to be rubbish. I am always very wary of articles that start, “10 things you didn’t know about………..”, but it turned out to be very true, and funny. Especially the stage about giving up all your gear and just choosing to shoot with a small camera with a prime lens. Personally I am still in that phase, but because my site is about a personal journey. Enjoy…………….