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Wenjie Yang

Wenjie Yang Joann, Brooklyn, NY, 2010 Wenjie Yang (b. 1978, China) is a freelance photographer currently based in New York City. She graduated from the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program  in 2010. Wenjie earned a BFA from the Beijing Film Academy and comes to photography with a background in advertising production and production of movie crews. Her work have been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire, Elle Décor, Oggi, Burn Magazine, Lens, and Voyage. Past exhibitions include: Low City at 456...

Is Your Photography Site Social-Media Optimized?

With 10 percent of Internet visits and 25 percent of page views going to Facebook these days, Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has emerged as more powerful than even Google. What are the implications of this? For starters, it means you should worry a little bit less about search engine optimization (SEO) and a little bit more about social media optimization (SMO). Meaningless Clicks Sure, you can spend your days optimizing your website for Google search results until you are blue in the face, or until Google tweaks its algorithm again and you have to start all over. You can read or...

How To Create An Amazing Band Photograph

Ben Von Wong just sent over a quick video explaining his latest band photoshoot. Their isn’t any actual video footage of the shoot (feel free to scold him for that) but Von Wong does a great job of explaining his process without it.

The Aurora Borealis As You’ve Never Seen It

When I tell people that I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, everyone always asks me what it’s like to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). I always try to explain how it looks by relating it to a laser show or smoke streams but I’ve never found a way to describe it to someone who hasn’t seen it for themselves. Two days ago Terje Sorgjerd created the best visual representation of the Aurora Borealis I have ever seen from Pas National Park near the Russian border. Using a timelapse dolly from Dynamic Perceptions, a Canon 5D Mark II, and a few wide angle lenses, Terje was...

Sometimes Harsh, Direct Sunlight Can Be Beautiful

When it comes to my photoshoots, I almost always look for shade. I find managing harsh, direct sunlight to be a problem for a number of reasons but I may have to give it another shot. In the video below Phillip Dixon shows us that not only is it possible to directly light your subject with the sun, it can produce stunning...

Shannon Sewell’s Family Photos Aren’t JCPenney Pictures

The girls over at [Framed] have started a really great web series that profiles photographers and shows them in action behind the scenes. In this video they dive into children photography with Shannon Sewell. I know a lot of photographers have made a side business out of shooting families and children but what Shannon is doing is completely different. Her images are straight up commercial in style and are really amazing to look at. Children can be really really tough to work with which makes me appreciate her ability to connect with and control her subjects. And if you are interested in...

Karl Taylor’s Tips On Photographing Funky Hair

Karl Taylor is an excellent photographer from England who has become a leading teacher in the “how to” photography market. In his latest video he explains a few lighting techniques he uses in the studio while shooting some crazy hair styles. Karl is using a single Elinchrom monolight but is pairing it up with two Canon 580EX flashes. In the video he explains why this setup is ideal for his lighting style and useful for many applications. If you enjoy his teaching, check out his instructional videos on his website as well as some crazy location photos in his port. ...
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