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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Gil Lopez-Espina, All Rights Reserved

No matter how far we get from the starting point, there's always something that calls us back. Early influences, first goals, original career choices--they all have a way of hanging around at the edges, only to show up strong somewhere down the line.

That happened recently...

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Joel Simpson Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

With labs charging from $8-$12 or more per color contact sheet, you can save the cash by doing them in your own computer darkroom studio. Moreover, this process gives you working digital images of entire rolls that you can inspect close-up on your monitor. As digital image files you can mark them up on screen, adjust orientation (horizontal/vertical), excerpt selections to send as...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Peter K. Burian, All Rights Reserved

As digital SLR cameras have become more affordable the shift to digital capture has been rapid. Even the most conservative photographers who I know have added digital SLRs to their systems; others are seriously considering that step. Hence, it comes as no surprise to see an increasing number of new "digitally...

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Andrea Gordon Murrill Posted: Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Andrea Gordon Murrill

In autumn of 2001, as I was traveling along Florida's back roads, I drove by a small carnival. Passing amusement merrily occupied a parcel of land. Backing up, I found myself in a place last visited in childhood. Time and the constraints of ordinary life lost their urgency, and illusion became reality. We were all...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2000, Pamela Ellis Hawkes, All Rights Reserved

Many of Pamela Hawkes' images seem familiar, a house we may have seen or even lived in at some time, a bouquet of flowers arranged for our dining room table, or the image of a woman's upper torso, her hands folded in her lap. But though the objects seem connected to us in some way there is a...

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John Stewart Posted: Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004 John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

A significant number of photographers routinely set aside their computer-designed wonder lenses to make images with pinholes. And why not? It seems like magic when a simple pinhole poked in one end of a shoe box projects a surprisingly clear image on the other end. Unlike other pinhole how-to's you might have...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

During the recent silly season of national electioneering, blogs and bloggers appeared on the radar screens of America's media in major newspapers and on TV. Unfortunately that awareness did not come with an explanation that a blog is short for weblog, or that a weblog is really an individual's daily journal or diary self-published on the World Wide Web. So then, what...

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The Editors Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

Each year at this time we ask our contributors to give us their forecast for the coming year in photography. While some of their predictions are, well, predictable, a few surprised me with their call for a return to film. This is not mere Luddite doggerel. Clearly digital has changed the way we all operate these days, but there are some lingering doubts about how viable the medium...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

"I fully expect to hear someday that Bradford Washburn has visited the moon, climbed Copernicus, and photographed the lunar Apennines from a private, orbiting module. You recognize the explorer in Brad at first sight. His photographs look almost inevitable, perfectly composed. These are not simply documents of wilderness; we sense in each one the presence of an individual...

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Uwe Steinmueller Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

One of the main benefits of using a digital camera is being able to evaluate an image right after exposure in the LCD on the back. However, being so small, most LCDs are not as critical as you might like for checking sharpness or even expressions. Some allow you to zoom in, making them more useful in that regard. For me, the main advantage of the LCD is checking the exposure. Just...

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Dennis Davis Posted: Dec 01, 2004 4 comments

All Photos © 2004, Dennis Davis, All Rights Reserved

Food photography is considered one of the most difficult specialties for professional photographers. There is a saying in the industry, "If you can shoot food, you can shoot anything." The primary reason for this difficulty is how little time you have to shoot before the food looks like garbage.

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

It's a sign of the times, I guess. Digital imaging is no longer a novelty; it's a popular way that many people, amateurs and pros alike, capture images. Reflecting this, 2004 is a banner year for digital imaging books with the best variety, content, and even prices I've seen in recent years. This year's collection includes books aimed at specific...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

As another year comes to a close, it's time to reflect upon some of the finest coffee-table books of 2004. Here is a collection of my personal favorites and I'm certain that you will enjoy them as much as I have.

Flying Flowers; by Rick Sammon; Welcome Books, 6 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011; hard cover; 100 pages; $40; (ISBN 1-932183-27-2)
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Patrick Ecclesine Posted: Nov 01, 2004 24 comments

Patrick Ecclesine is a 29-year-old freelance photographer who was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is currently working on his first book titled "Faces of Sunset" which features a series of portraits taken along Sunset Boulevard. You can see his work at: www.ecclesine.com.

I'm a shooter, a...

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