Lightning Strikes With Bolt

This photograph is the very definition of a decisive moment.
By William Sawalich
This photograph is the very definition of a decisive moment. Sports photographer Olivier Morin was in the right place at exactly the right time to capture a lighting bolt in the frame behind someone who happens to be named Bolt—Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. Where…

Amazon's Fine Photography Marketplace

I do a whole lot of my shopping online via Amazon.com.
By William Sawalich
I do a whole lot of my shopping online via Amazon.com. I've purchased everything from books to shoes at the site, and I'm happy to learn I can now purchase fine art from there too—including fine photography from the biggest names in the genre. Amazon has announced its beta version…

A Conversation With World-Class Portrait Photographers

There are a handful of editorial portrait photographers I hold in the highest regard.
By William Sawalich
There are a handful of editorial portrait photographers I hold in the highest regard. Peter Yang and Mark Seliger are among them, and they're both featured in this video, along with Steven Alan—who I must admit I was not particularly familiar with prior to this video. Seliger interviews Yang and…

A Year On Mars In Pictures

Yesterday I shared a beautiful image of Earth from outer space, so it only seems fair that today I bring you a collection of photos of Mars made right from the surface of the planet.
By William Sawalich
Yesterday I shared a beautiful image of Earth from outer space, so it only seems fair that today I bring you a collection of photos of Mars made right from the surface of the planet. It's been a year since NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on Mars, and what a year…

Earth's Seasonal Heartbeat

Combine a dozen crystal clear satellite mosaic images of Earth, one from each month over the course of a year, and turn them into an animated GIF. What would you see?
By William Sawalich
Combine a dozen crystal clear satellite mosaic images of Earth, one from each month over the course of a year, and turn them into an animated GIF. What would you see? If your angle of view was directly over the north pole, you'd see the seasonal changes of vegetation and…

A Very Special Camera

Are you in the market for a new compact mirrorless camera?
By William Sawalich
Are you in the market for a new compact mirrorless camera? Might I suggest the Olympus Pen E-P5? In fact, might I suggest a pair of them? And how about having them custom painted by a real live artist? Here's the deal: Harrods of London, a luxury department store that…
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