Photography

Manhattanhenge 2016: Dates, times and best spots to see sunset

Photographers and photo enthusiasts get ready. Each year in May and again in July, New York City has the opportunity to experience Manhattanhenge - the phenomenal moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid and gives us the chance to catch a glimpse of the sunset from east to...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:38pm

PHOTOS: Photographer captures how yogis' faces really look

From downward dog to bendy camel, yoga and its shapely poses can exude plenty of sex appeal. But look closer at its practitioners and you’ll see unsightly, sweaty faces contorted with pain as they try to pull off the master move. Jonah Sargent’s picture series ‘Faces of Yoga...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:16pm

Brandon Stanton: Getting to know the man behind Humans of New York

On a cloudy Friday afternoon, Metro met with photographer Brandon Stanton in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the north side of Union Square at 17th street in Manhattan. The banner advertising his “Humans of New York” book event on Oct. 15, a project that stemmed from his...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:27pm

Who is Tyler Mitchell? 5 Things to know about Beyoncé's pick for Vogue cover shoot

Beyoncé will take the reins from editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for "unprecedented control" over the upcoming September issue of Vogue. That means she has final say on the photos and captions (which are, according to sources, written in long form). When it comes to who Beyoncé wants behind...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:56am

7 Shutterstock tips for taking the best NYC pics

New York is one of the most photographed — and photogenic — cities in the world, whether you’re a local, a tourist or a selfie-loving Instagrammer. But with towering skyscrapers, incessant crowds and erratic weather, it’s not always easy to capture our fair city, and that...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:01am

Manhattanhenge 2017: Dates, times and best spots to see sunset

If you enjoy taking photos of beautiful sunsets in New York City, get ready, because Manhattanhenge will take place in May and July. Manhattanhenge is the seemingly magical moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid. It gives us the chance to see the sunset perfectly from east...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:11am

As NYC changes, one Brooklyn photographer restores its past from old photo negatives

With its bustling streets, beautiful parks and ever-growing number of skyscrapers, New York City is an iconic city to photograph, especially now in the age of Instagram, but not for Brooklyn photographer Ray Simone, who’d much rather get lost among images of old New York. “As we’...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:02am

Hubble pics of the Lagoon Nebula are the most gorgeous thing you'll see all day

Sometimes you need a reminder that you’re just a tiny speck in the universe — and leave it the Hubble Telescope to dish out your daily serving of humility like nothing else possibly could. It’s obviously best if someone can reel in your extra urges nicely, and that’s exactly...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:04pm

Former White House photographer shuts down Trump's Boy Scout speech with one photo

At the National Boy Scout Jamboree, President Trump gave a speech that was, by dictionary definition, inappropriate. To a crowd of 35,000 boys who recite a creed that they will be "courteous," "kind" and "reverent," the president swore. "Who the hell wants to talk...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:23pm

Couple recreates Barack and Michelle Obama moments during engagement photo shoot

 A couple decided to re-create Barack and Michelle Obama moments by posing as the former first family during the shoot for their engagement photos.  Newly engaged couple Cassi and Adam wanted to have their engagement photos modeled and styled after iconic photos former President Obama...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:09pm

Here are the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards winners

This is the 10th year of the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAwards), and each year seems to get bigger and better as iPhone camera technology gets better and people are increasingly becoming interested in mobile photography. The IPPAWARDS was established in 2007 – the year the Apple released...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:46pm

Chronicle platform makes visual storytelling a collaborative effort

From posting a photo or short-lived video as documentation of your every move to following your favorite celebrity or brand, people have been glued to photo-sharing apps like Snapchat and Instagram for years. But one new platform is hoping to not only be a place for users to post pictures of their...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 8:11am

Former White House photographer trolls Trump with photo of Obamas holding hands

In the young Trump administration, the troll immediately became the trolled. The most spectacular example is former White House photographer Pete Souza, who served as President Obama's official documentarian and would win the Pulitzer Prize for Instigation Journalism, should such an award...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:43pm

Man tackles midlife crisis with badass ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired photoshoot

“Game of Thrones” won’t return to HBO for another two months (blerg!), but if you’ve already reread your dog-eared copies of the books, rewatched the past six seasons and combed the latest trailer for clues about the winter that’s coming and still hunger for more the...

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:53pm

US Army releases final photos made by combat photographer killed in explosion

The United States Army has released chilling final photos made by a combat photographer showing an accidental blast during a live-fire training exercise in Afghanistan, in 2013. The photo shows the exact moment a mortar tube accidently exploded, killing Spc. Hilda I. Clayton and four members of...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 11:51am

The best cameras you need to capture summer 2017

Whether you're looking to capture the fleeting moments of summer, take artful photographs, create memories while traveling or get photos printed at your fingertips, these seven best digitial, instant and compact cameras can help you do so. The right camera for you is out there waiting.  1...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:42pm

PHOTOS: No longer for the dogs, Westminster opens up to cats, too

Hold your growls, folks.It seems dogs and cats can live in harmony — or at least, sans mass hysteria — as proved this weekend at the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where felines made their debut appearance.For the first time in the history of the prestigious show, cats joined...

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 8:57pm

'An American Experience' not the same for all men of color

Khabeer Sultan is a man of color who says he just wants to be honest, and he uses photography to convey his truth.“An American Experience” is collection of photographs designed "to bring positivity to black men and all men of color … to combat the historical view of men of color in the media...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 5:00am

The most memorable photos of 2016

There were many shocking, surprising, hysterical and saddening moments that happened in 2016.From gut-wrenching moments that made us cringe, to triumphant moments that made us cry, to serendipitous moments that simply made us smile, this year has been filled with iconic and thought-...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 6:15pm

Photos from Pearl Harbor: Then & Now

It was a day that would live in infamy, President Franklin Roosevelt said in his address to the nation the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.On Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese kamikaze pilots carried out an assault on the Honolulu, Hawaii naval base, killing2,403 Americans, wounding 1,178,destroying 188 U...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 1:35am