A prestigious award from the TIPA World Awards is making its way to Brno, Czech Republic! Zoner Photo Studio X stood out among the global competition to earn a TIPA World Award for Best Imaging Software.
Today, seeing a female photographer on the street, camera in hand, is something we all take for granted. However, it wasn’t always this way. Just one hundred years ago, a female photographer in public would draw attention to herself or be looked down upon. The role of women was completely different in the more patriarchal society of the time. For this reason, we have tremendous admiration for these trail-blazing artists that were able to break through societal barriers and amaze the world with their work.
You may already own a polarizing filter or are considering buying one. Perhaps you’re considering a neutral-density (ND) filter too. But won’t changing out each filter and worrying about different lens sizes be a huge hassle? A creative solution to this is the universal Revoring. The Revoring combines both filters in one.
When he’s not on a mountain climbing expedition or tracking wildlife in their natural habitat, you’ll find him “hunting” for the right shot in the forest. Adam Simandel dedicates himself to a relatively nontraditional genre of photography – hunting photography. As he himself admits, he’s almost always one misstep away from danger. Despite that, he surprisingly compares hunting photography to wedding photography. Take a look at his intriguing images and allow yourself to be pulled into his story. Whether you call Adam adventurous or just plain crazy, one thing is for sure – there’s no place for boredom in his life.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dangerous and precarious genre of photography than war photography. The photographer often goes so far as to risk their own life for their work. You may ask yourself why these photographers go to such lengths and what good may come of it. A rather poignant response is given by one of the most compelling war photographers of all time, James Nachtwey: “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.” This response is simultaneously a strong appeal for humanism that can be found in the work of many photographers who work in combat zones.
The Prague Spring brought Viktor Kolář to Canada at the age of 27. He didn’t want to live under the Communist regime that would force him to lie. Though he was already a photographer at the time, as a foreigner, he needed to earn a living with the physically demanding and dangerous work in the molybdenum mines in the mountains 400 miles from Vancouver. A few years later, when he was well on his way to becoming a renowned photographer, he decided to return as an unknown emigrant to his native Ostrava. For the remainder of his life, he left his mark on Ostrava with his black and white images.
Halloween is one of those photographic opportunities that we most look forward to. It’s a creative and imaginative time full of costumes and jack-o-lanterns. That’s why this year we’ve put together for you a Halloween-inspired photoshoot with a witch, her broomstick, and pumpkins.
You may have already heard of them: Our Ambassadors. For us, they’re heroes and good friends of Zoner Photo Studio. Naming them all in just one paragraph wouldn’t do justice to any of them—but you may already know Zdeňka aka Foto Povolen and Kevin Bruseby. Zdeňka has already done a few ZPS X tutorials and she masters its Editor module! And Kevin shoots lovely lake-filled landscape panoramas both inside and outside his native Sweden. We’re open to every photographic genre. You’ll encounter our heroes in many places—and we’re confident there are many more talents out there. Speak up, and we might pick you!
Annie Leibovitz is one of the world’s most famous portrait photographers. She has photographed John Lennon in Yoko Ono’s embrace just hours before his death, followed the Rolling Stones on a wild tour, and captured president Richard Nixon’s last days in office—and is the only American to have photographed Queen Elizabeth II.
Kevin Bruseby, Swedish landscape photographer: “The best images are often just waiting for you around the corner”
Kevin Bruseby is a 17 year old Swedish photographer and also one of Zoner Photo Studio's ambassadors. His Instagram profile is filled with images that have captured the attention of a solid crowd. His interest in Meteorology has brought him the relationship with his camera and hunting for shots (but not only) in the fog and mist is his favorite within his native land. What else has Kevin told us about? Find out in our latest interview here.