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Jack Hollingsworth Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

Regular readers of this column know that Asia in general is a favorite place of mine. In fact, I cut my teeth in Asia: prior to being a travel and stock photographer, I was an editorial shooter, doing magazine stories and contributing images to books. I also did commercial, corporate, and annual report photography all over Asia.

Now I have a new...

Outdoor/Travel, Passport
Jack Hollingsworth Aug 01, 2006 0 comments

With a lot of my business coming from stock images, I travel at least six months of the year to take pictures related to travel, leisure, health, lifestyles, and business. Along with a lot of other stock and travel photographers, I've realized that the next frontiers for photographs are India and China. They are the emerging markets, and more and more photographs from those...

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Jack Hollingsworth Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Not long ago I headed down to Mexico City from my home base in Austin for a week's worth of shooting and a few days of time off. I was the guest of my studio manager, Susannah, who is from Mexico City. She'd invited me down to visit her family, and I thought I'd combine the invitation with some serious stock shooting, complete with a crew, models--and...

Outdoor/Travel, Passport
Jack Hollingsworth Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

Here's an e-mail I sent to a friend at the end of June last year:

"Hey, man, I just returned from Prague with some pretty cool pictures--all lifestyle shots of models. I went with no planning, no preproduction, no shot list, no schedule. And no earthly idea of what I'd come back with. It was three days of me, my camera, a local...

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Jack Hollingsworth Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

My first overseas trip combining travel and photography came in the summer of 1973, when I was one year out of high school. My uncle was the president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and all his nephews got to work on a Merchant Marine ship over one summer in their lives. When it was my turn I worked in the kitchen on the ship and traveled to Scandinavia, England, and...

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Jack Hollingsworth Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

You know what I was thinking about while I was making the photographs you see here? I was thinking about instincts and intuition, about empathy, diplomacy, and psychology. You know what I wasn't thinking about? The gear--the camera, the lens, the tripod.

Excuse me while I step up onto my soapbox and rant a while.

I am so...

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Jack Hollingsworth Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

It used to be an adage of the trade that you judged the work of a professional photographer by looking at his contact sheets. The thinking was, anyone can get lucky now and then, but real talent will be revealed by the contacts. Today I guess you'd say, "show me the memory card," but you could be looking at it after all the losers have been deleted.

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Jack Hollingsworth Jun 01, 2005 1 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jack Hollingsworth, All Rights Reserved

I don't take pictures in order to have a topic for this column, but what often happens is that I'm looking over photos from a recent trip or assignment and the idea is right there in front of me. Which is what happened this time. I'd just returned from Japan and was looking at some of the photos...

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Jack Hollingsworth Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Jack Hollingsworth, All Rights Reserved

Last fall, I attended the Society of American Travel Writers' (SATW) annual convention in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The SATW is the world's largest and most prestigious trade association of travel writers, journalists, publishers, photographers, and filmmakers. I don't use the term...

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Jack Hollingsworth Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jack Hollingsworth, All Rights Reserved

I was talking with an editor friend of mine recently. He sees a lot of photographs--most of them taken by professionals, but some by amateurs. Every once in a while he's involved in judging amateurs' photos for online photo contests. He was telling me that many of the contest pictures he sees are...

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Jack Hollingsworth Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

Maybe it's the approaching holiday season that made me think of this--you know, books as gifts for friends and relatives who travel and take pictures--or maybe it's the impending move of my home and studio, and the cardboard boxes I've got lined up in which to pack my collection of books. In any case, I wanted to talk this time about the books that have...

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Jack Hollingsworth Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

These days, and since 9/11, those of us who travel to take pictures have to think about airports a lot more than we'd like to, but I've found that with a little preparation and a lot of time, the airport experience needn't be an ordeal.

Time is the key. Pro or amateur, you've got to be sure that time is...

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Jack Hollingsworth Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

If travel photography were all about travel, I'd be a lot happier. For some of you, it probably is all about the experience of discovering new places, revisiting favorite ones, and creatively recording special moments and memories. But for me...

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Jack Hollingsworth Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Driving to the lab a while back, I was listening to a National Public Radio show and a caller asked the guest, "Do birds fly for fun?" Great question, I thought. We know they fly for food, for safety and protection, for a change in geography...

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Jack Hollingsworth Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

I spent last October in China, shooting on assignment for four different stock agencies. It made me think about how my work is affected by changes in the world. Frankly, the stock industry has been dominated by what I call "Wonder Bread...