Photographer Suing Pinterest

That article's comments reveal that some photographers oppose Boffoli's lawsuit, essentially equating it to spitting into the wind in this new era of digital sharing.
By William Sawalich
A photographer has had enough of social site Pinterest profiting off of his copyrighted images, so he's taking the company—which he says is worth more than $11 billion—to court. Seattle-based fine art photographer Christopher Boffoli makes images of miniature people interacting with food, and the whimsical images are quite popular…

Powerful Portraits Of Dancers

Russian photographer Alexander Yakovlev managed to capture the strength, grace and sheer physical beauty of these dancers, posed an at the peak moments, and in many instances aided by a surprising addition to the scene: flour.
By William Sawalich
It could be that I'm bringing you this post just because I attended my young daughter's dance recital the other day and so I've got dancers on my mind, but I don't actually think it's as simple as that. I think it's more likely that I'm struck by just how…

How To Pose Portrait Subjects

In the first post, published over the weekend, Natalia Roberts discusses posing for headshots.
By William Sawalich
All this week, Digital Photography School will be publishing a series of articles about posing portrait subjects. Posing is something that, in my humble opinion, not enough photographers pay nearly enough attention to. We get caught up in lighting and backgrounds and depth of field and all sorts of other…

Captivating Otherworldly Nighttime Photos

Check out his beautiful work and a brief interview at the Earth Porm web site, then head over to to see more of his stunning after dark photography. 
By William Sawalich
I used to be a night owl, staying up to all hours, even sometimes pulling out my camera and photographing in the middle of the night. But nothing I ever produced could compare with the work of Mikko Laggerstedt. This Finnish photographer has definitely figured out how to make amazing…

Explaining An Inexplicable Photo 50 Years Later

For the full story of the making of this tremendous photograph, and the reason why the teams played on and the fans kept cheering while a building burned behind them, check out the story at the New York Times. 
By William Sawalich
On November 20, 1965, photographer Robert Van Fleet attended a football game at Mount Hermon school in Gill, Massachusetts. Mount Hermon put up a good fight against the visiting Deerfield Academy, and photographer Van Fleet captured an image that would go on to be featured on the back page of…

Magnum's Four-Day Print Sale

A boxed set of all the prints can be had for $3,800. If you're a fan of this agency's brand of particularly fine photography, this week's square print sale presents a tremendous opportunity.
By William Sawalich
Right now, through Friday, June 12th, Magnum Photos is selling signed 6x6" prints for $100. I just purchased a photograph by the inimitable Steve McCurry, and you can too. Or you can choose among iconic images from some of the world's greatest photographers including Martin Parr, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt…
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