Art and Soul of Photography: January 2023

Photography as an art is so much more than the technical. It doesn’t matter what equipment you use as long as your images have something to say. In this monthly column, photographer Laurie Klein offers words of inspiration followed by our monthly photo challenge assignment to help you tap into the art and soul of […]

Photo Essay: Upside-Down in the Northwest Passage

Photo Essay: Upside-Down in the Northwest Passage Author: Kiliii Yuyan As the sea ice extent declines each year, the fabled Northwest Passage across the Canadian Arctic becomes more navigable to passenger ships. Traveling on a specialized ice-class vessel, the National Geographic Resolution, we made an exceptionally early transit. First-year sea ice crumbled away beneath our […]

Photo Essay: Great Western Divide Sequoia National Park

Photo Essay: Great Western Divide Sequoia National Park Author: Jeff Stovall Mount Silliman, Sequoia National Park | 590nm Infrared, 105mm, 1/100 sec, f/8, ISO 100 Almost 20 years ago, I had a set of National Geographic desktop wallpapers on my computer. One of the photos was of an alpine lake surrounded by craggy peaks high […]

Photo Essay: Mexico City Under the Invisible Light

Photo Essay: Mexico City Under the Invisible Light Author: Florent Serfati Mexico City, the oldest capital in the Americas, offers the perfect mix of skyscrapers and vegetation for dramatic infrared cityscapes. It is one of the busiest places in the world, and I wanted to capture this beautiful city in a soft and peaceful manner […]

Photo Essay: Planks, Pylons, and Piers

Photo Essay: Planks, Pylons, and Piers Author: Brent Eanes Piers. Yes, piers. Why not piers? Well, there are piers all around for those living near any coast, river, lake, or pond. And here on the U.S. Gulf Coast, many piers exist. Wooden piers, concrete piers,  palatial piers, and simple piers. No matter the state of […]

Photo Essay: London (2001)

Photo Essay: London (2001) Author: Tamara Rose These photos were taken during a trip to London in the spring of 2001. I was inspired by the city’s many color palettes—from the brightly colored storefronts on Camden High Street to the muted tones of Trafalgar Square. There were many landmarks to visit, including the Tower of […]

Photo Essay: Taman Festival – Abandoned Theme Park in Bali

Photo Essay: Taman Festival – Abandoned Theme Park in Bali Author: Martynas Charevicius 2022 LIFE IN ANOTHER LIGHT PHOTO CONTEST WINNER Third Place – Infrared Photo Essay The abandoned Taman Festival park in Bali is an eerie yet fascinating place. Costing an incredible $100 million to build, the park had a 3D cinema, the largest […]