Sam Abell Interview

Sam Abell is a fantastic photographer.
By William Sawalich
Sam Abell is a fantastic photographer. He's spent his 30-year career working for the likes of National Geographic creating iconic images—like a personal favorite of mine, an image of cowboys branding cattle that is both as iconic as any image ever made, and a study in how to craft a…

A Master Printer's Dodging And Burning Directions

Magnum's master printer, Pablo Inirio, has shared with Fstoppers a series of work prints marked up with his notes for darkroom dodging and burning.
By William Sawalich
Magnum's master printer, Pablo Inirio, has shared with Fstoppers a series of work prints marked up with his notes for darkroom dodging and burning. I was never an expert darkroom printer, though I definitely did always enjoy the challenge. The hardest part, I've always thought, is that printing is an…

Immerse Yourself In The Desert At Night

Normally when it comes to immersive panoramas, my preference is for the gigapixel style high-res images of cities that allow you to zoom in and see what's happening on a street corner.
By William Sawalich
Normally when it comes to immersive panoramas, my preference is for the gigapixel style high-res images of cities that allow you to zoom in and see what's happening on a street corner. But here's a quite beautiful immersive panorama (sent my way courtesy of Stumble Upon) that might change my…

The Psychology Of Color

I'm fascinated by how psychology impacts photography.
By William Sawalich
I'm fascinated by how psychology impacts photography. I frequently find myself saying that I wish I had a psychology degree so that I could better interpret people's reactions to my work—whether they're looking at it, or participating in a photo shoot. One major way psychology impacts photography is in the…

Another Creative Cloud Option Just For Photographers

Some folks didn't love Adobe's recent switch to the Creative Cloud, saying its associated monthly fees are a bit too steep.
By William Sawalich
Some folks didn't love Adobe's recent switch to the Creative Cloud, saying its associated monthly fees are a bit too steep. This group apparently included some very vocal photographers who aired their concerns online, and Adobe was listening. The company has now responded to the feedback by introducing a new…

Landscape Images Of The Australian Outback

I was reading a book of Edward Abbey's stories about his travels through Australia when I found picturing this beautiful landscape in my mind's eye.
By William Sawalich
I was reading a book of Edward Abbey's stories about his travels through Australia when I found picturing this beautiful landscape in my mind's eye. He described it so well, all I could picture was the American west. That's when it occurred to me: if the American west is such…
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