Photography App Predicts Where and When Natural Light Will Occur

An update to the much loved Photographer’s Ephemeris sun-tracking app allows users, in essence, to watch a sunrise or sunset from the future—anywhere in the world. Known as the Photographer’s Ephemeris 3D, the photographic assistance tool predicts where light will land on the ground—including shadows and other nuances—helping anyone looking to plan and prepare for a landscape photo shoot. The app breaks tracking down by …

Interview: National Geographic Photographer, Stephen Alvarez

Two decades of near-death experiences, changing technology and the creative process that emerges

Few people know about the power of image-making as well as a National Geographic photographer. While the final photographs published in the glossy pages of the yellow-bordered magazine speak a thousand, powerful words, the people behind the lens are often more elusive. We had the pleasure of interviewing Stephen Alvarez, who’s been working (or, survived working) for National Geographic since 1995, and are sure his …

Mark Dorf’s Alternate Landscapes

The photographer on perceiving surroundings with our digital state of mind

Whether behind a camera or behind a computer screen, Mark Dorf finds himself returning to the subject matter of landscapes—both the natural and the digitally construed. “I tend to travel a lot to find these remote areas that feel as though they’re untouched, but, of course, they are—every landscape is affected by the hand of man,” the Louisville, Kentucky-raised and now Brooklyn-based photographer tells CH. …