As the county fair season in the Baltimore area comes to an end, we take a look at some of the best photos from three popular local fairs — the Howard County Fair, the Harford County Farm Fair and the Carroll County 4H and FFA Fair.
We’re trying something a little different on The Baltimore Sun Facebook page. We accepted readers’ photo submissions all of last week, and we’ve picked out the top 5. This week, we’re asking readers to vote from among those for the photo that will become our cover for one month.
The top five selections were made by consensus among several newsroom staff based on content, composition, quality of light and ability to fit within the Facebook cover framework (851px by 315px).
But since we had many more great submissions than just The Chosen Five, we wanted to give all a moment in the spotlight. And here they are…
Wayne Johnson is all about candid. The Baltimore street photographer, who spends his spare time mostly shooting in Fells Point, came to that realization not long after he started. Johnson is drawn to the active and the interesting. Street performers are among his favorites.
Take a look at the first in our series on Baltimore Street Photographers.
So you want to make a time lapse. That’s great. Time lapses usually make for very compelling video. Just look at this 4K time lapse of scenes in Norway. Beautiful, right?
Yours may not look quite that good, but I’m offering some tips on how to most effectively time lapse with a DSLR camera. See below the video.
The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
Featherstone’s wife, Nancy, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her husband died Monday at an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia.
Featherstone, a trained sculptor with a classical art background, created the flamingo in 1957 for plastics company Union Products, modeling it after a bird he saw in National Geographic. Millions of the birds have been sold.
Featherstone worked for Union for 43 years, inventing hundreds of plastic products in that time and rising to the position of president before his retirement in 1999.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, Featherstone is survived by two children, four grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
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Philadelphia-born humanist photographer, Mary Ellen Mark, died at the age of 75 on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Mark’s work had been widely published in LIFE, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. During her career, she traveled extensively “to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.”
Throughout her career, she produced 18 books and was working on her 19th for Aperture. That final project was focused on Tiny, a young prostitute from Seattle whom she had photographed in Streetwise, her much admired essay published in 1988. Her photographs from Seattle also became the basis of the academy award nominated film, also named Streetwise, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.