I finally got time to edit some more video from my U.S. tour this summer. I didn't shoot quite as much as I had planned, but it was still enough to create a story about two talented photographers, Brad Evans and Travis Jensen, as I got to know them on my trip. In the process I developed a lot of respect for their photography.
They spent a year shooting and then creating a photo journal about San Francisco's Tenderloin district. It's a very underserved neighborhood that many consider as rough on the edges. I spent a lot of time there, but I didn't shoot too much because it can be dangerous to visit and play tourist with a camera. Travis used to live in the Tenderloin as a young man and both him and Brad have a good understanding and awareness of the area's dynamics.
Instead of showing only the bad side of the neighborhood that other photographers have emphasized in the past, Brad and Travis were determined to portray the area's positive aspects.
The book's profits are donated to a social charity in the neighborhood that helps at-risk youth living on the street.
Fine art photographer Julia Anna Gospodarou interviews Rod Clark from Formatt-Hitech regarding using filters for architectural fine-art photography. The five questions are:
1. Do you agree that having a good ND filter is almost as important as having a good lens, since your end result depends so much on its quality?
2. Why would a long exposure photographer use the new ProStop IRND filters? What is the difference between the Formatt Hitech IRND filters and other ND filters?
3. How did you come across the idea to create a Signature Edition Filter Kit with the name of Joel Tjintjelaar on it? Was it an instant idea or something that grew over time? Any interesting background story to it?
4. How do you relate to B&W long exposure Architectural Photography? Do you have in mind any project that would promote this genre?
5. What would you say to the participants to the Athens Fine Art Architectural Workshop?
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