Night Photography

Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.

Mark and Angela Walley have made a wonderful film about photographers and teachers Lance Keimig and Scott Martin and their workshop on photographing at night: Night Photography.

This video makes night photography interesting and it demonstrates what decent and humble workshop leaders might look like.

The spirit of their teaching looks terrific, experimental, supportive, and fun. I rarely find teachers who seem both knowledgable and accessible (and humble) but these two guys seem all of these things. While I might not actually go do a workshop with them it does appeal to me and would do a lot to get me re-excited about photography.

[via PetaPixel]

James Lee in Afghanistan

James Lee in Afghanistan

James Lee’s simple plan fell apart in the winter of 2007. The former Marine, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, had moved to rural Independence near Bishop, Calif. Lee was trying to control his wanderlust by living the simple life of a construction worker. His plan dissolved when he happened on a magazine article written by mountain climber turned war correspondent, Ed Darak. “I was never going to stay in Independence long enough to enjoy a simple life,” Lee said, “I accepted this fact while reading [the article].” He was 37 years old. “I sold my house and purchased my first camera.” Lee said. By January, he was back in Iraq. This time, instead of carrying a gun, the veteran of the Battle of Fallujah was carrying a camera and a notebook.

Excellent work by Lee.