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George Schaub Jun 01, 2005 0 comments

We are pleased to dedicate most of this issue to our Photo Marketing Association (PMA) reports, which cover just about every aspect of the show held this winter near world headquarters in Orlando, Florida. We had a very large team at this, the largest photo trade show held in the US, and each reporter was assigned various categories and the picking of their Best of Show. Coming on...

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George Schaub May 01, 2005 Published: May 20, 2005 0 comments

My favorite book when I was a kid was the atlas. I would plan elaborate journeys through mountainous regions, follow the shipping news in The New York Times, and ogle the fascinating people and places in Life magazine while waiting for a haircut at the local barbershop. For me, getting there was the point and being there was the reward. I started my travel habit with bicycle trips...

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George Schaub Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

The portrait is one of the most demanding of all photographic tasks. We are asked to capture the character of a person in the brief, fleeting moment it takes to make an exposure. Painters seem to have the advantage, being able to take hours or days to render their impressions. They can block out forms and fill in the light and shadow as they see fit. What do we have to contend...

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George Schaub Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Memory is an odd process. Recollections can be triggered by a certain muscle movement, a dream, a flash of color or shape as we walk down the street, a shift in the wind or, more concretely, by a photographic image. In all, memory is an associative process, in that some catalyst seems to create a circuit in the mind that refers to something real, or imagined, in our past. We all...

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George Schaub Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

Black and white photography has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of photographers. The charm of the medium is that it is so flexible in both technique and its ability to communicate many different moods and points of view. Consider the documentary photographer, who uses black and white to enclose images in a gritty realism that color somehow cannot match, or the...

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George Schaub Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

In this issue we bring you our photokina report, a series of articles from our reporters who covered the huge photo show held this past fall in Cologne, Germany. Exhibitors from over 150 countries covering every aspect of the photo and imaging trade were there, and we spent five days trekking the massive halls, speaking to engineers, designers, and marketing folk about the new...

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George Schaub Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

While we plunge ahead into the digital world, and continue to buy cameras, printers, and scanners at record pace, there remain some issues that need resolution before everyone can feel comfortable with the digital thing. We do get letters, and your concerns are of paramount interest to us, that raise issues we have often addressed. But the tone of many letters express doubts about...

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George Schaub Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

As we go to press we're about to depart for photokina, the worldwide photo and imaging show held every two years in Germany. This is the World Cup of imaging, a show so large that visiting all the exhibits takes up every minute of the five days in which the show is held. Virtually every manufacturer and supplier in the photo/imaging realm shows up there, as well as...

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George Schaub Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

When I first started out in photography one of the foundations of the craft I set out to learn was lighting. So I went out to my local camera store and bought a set of metal reflectors with clamps, and, aided by the storekeeper, got me a pair of blue, daylight photoflood bulbs and a few rolls of color film. Those hot lights wilted...

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George Schaub Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

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Completing The Creative Circle

Photographic expression is more than snapping the shutter and "walking away" from the picture. The creative circle becomes complete, if you will, by the...

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George Schaub Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

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Those who practice the craft have come to a fork in the road, having to decide whether they will enter into a new form of expression or find merit in and stick with the former route. Well, as Yogi Berra once said, "When you see a fork in the road, take it!" But...

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George Schaub Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

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If you wander into a photographic gallery these days chances are that you'll be seeing more and more ink jet prints. I'm not talking about the collector galleries, where quite expensive vintage silver prints by the likes of Weston, Adams, and Strand might cost...

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George Schaub Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

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The PMA Show: 8Mp Digicams, Digital SLRs...And Much, Much More

This issue contains our reports from the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Show, the biggest photo and imaging trade show in the US. Covering...

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George Schaub May 01, 2004 0 comments

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Travel photography evokes all sorts of images, from the 19th century vistas in fading albumen prints to satellite images made miles above our planet. The aim of most travel work is to share a sense of place, a feeling of "being there" that only the camera can...

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George Schaub Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

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Traveling today is less than a charming experience, with apprehension being the general state of affairs. This is, unfortunately, the price we pay for living in the modern world, and we all want to travel knowing that everything has been done to keep things safe. As...