There’s been a lot going on over the past week in the world of photography and the links below reflect that. First however, I have a special offer for you. The opening photograph above was taken recently on the coast of Yilan, Taiwan and made use of some day time long exposure techniques. This is very much an experiment in a number of ways. Some early feedback suggests people like it and I’m sure there are plenty others who don’t. It doesn’t really matter because it’s all in fun. I’m planning on slowly dipping my toes into the world of fine art landscape and seascape photography and this is one of the first photographs I’m making available. It’s available to purchase on a strictly limited basis. From now until April 23rd, you can get the above image at a 20% discount. The code for the discount is TAIWANPHOTOGRAPHY and you can order simply by clicking on the buy button above. The print is available in three different sizes – 16×24, 20×30 and 30×40.
Time for some links, starting off close to home with some photography from Taiwan and China.
Brent Franke has just published his third month of his daily photo project. This month’s photos are all shot on a manual Nikon FE2 loaded with Tri-X. Brent even taught himself how to develop the film himself for this. This yearlong project he has embarked on offers a great window into the evolution of a photographer and is well worth keeping an eye on.
Culture.tw is one of the most useful websites for English-language information on events, cultural festivals and travel destinations in Taiwan. It’s a joint venture between the governmental Council For Cultural Affairs and the Taiwan News. They’ve been one of my clients for a while now and have just published an article and series of photographs of mine on the Tour de Taiwan cycling race.
The peaceful rise of China is an often-heard feature of today’s news stories and indeed it is an exciting time to be in the greater China region with a front row seat on it all, so to speak. The Big Picture blog at boston.com this week published a series of images portraying daily life in China and they give you a visual insight into everyday life.
Heading west and Matt Brandon has just arrived in Lhasa, Tibet to lead a photo tour. He has posted a few images from his first day in Lhasa on his blog The Digital Trekker. I was in Lhasa almost 10 years ago and seeing his photographs makes me want to go back.
If street photography is your thing, the Invisible Photographer Asia has opened a street photography competition with prizes including a Leica M2 up for grabs. It closes on June 1st and submissions must have been shot in the past 12 months somewhere in Asia and be of the street photography genre.
Rounding up the Asia portion of this week’s links is this tutorial post from Malaysian wedding photographer Louis Pang. He shows you how to light a group of 10 using a single speedlight. Check it out and get a glimpse at why Louis is rated as one of the world’s premier wedding photographers.
Scott Kelby’s weekly guest blog always offers some great photography and photographers. I was honored to be a contributor back in February and I’m especially happy to see one of my favorite photographers, Chris Orwig, featured this week. Chris is the author of the excellent book, Visual Poetry, which I highly recommend.
What Would Ansel Do is a post from pro nature photographer Ian Plant that should prove thought provoking to a lot of photographers.
Finally this week here’s a post that I’ve just discovered but is actually a couple of months old. The Rise and Rise of iPhoneography is a lengthy essay on the iPhone as a camera, covering retro apps, social journalism and alternative perspectives.