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Jack Hollingsworth Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Passport

Here's how you know that your photographs are showing a personal style:
Someone familiar with your work comes to you one day and says, "You know, I saw a picture recently that kind of looked like the pictures you...

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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 Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Ready to take the next step in travel photography? Then get ready for world photography. Open up one of the big travel magazines--Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Travel Holiday, Island--or one of the airline magazines or...

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Jack Hollingsworth Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

I've talked before about going to the next level in travel photography--in the way you choose your subjects (moving beyond landmarks to include touches of fashion, food, and lifestyle photography) and the way you photograph people (getting the...

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Jack Hollingsworth Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

When I'm going to be photographing in another country, whether on an assignment for a client or an assignment for myself to produce stock images, there are three things I'm acutely aware of: my own safety; the need for me to be respectful of cultures...

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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 Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

It's the seeing that's
the magic, not the technique, the execution, or the equipment. The magic
that makes the difference between an okay photograph and a great one is
seeing the scene or the element in the scene, capturing it and moving...

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Jack Hollingsworth Apr 01, 2001 1 comments

I've spoken to photographers who believe that "color for color's sake" is a crutch, a cheap shot, because a photograph based on color is not doing what a photograph should do. It doesn't tell you anything, doesn't reveal...

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Jack Hollingsworth Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

If I try to tell you that cruise photography is hard work, you probably won't believe me. And you'd be right. It's work...but the "hard" part doesn't make it. For me it's a combination of work and pleasure, and...

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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 Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Noting my apparent success at photographing people, a writer once asked me how I did it--how I overcame the pitfalls, perils, and problems of travel portraits. After complimenting him on his alliteration, I said, "It's the...

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Jack Hollingsworth Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

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The assignment was to photograph on the Caribbean island of Curacao. The clients were the Curacao tourism board and the public relations agency representing the board. Their slogan: "Curacao--for people who...

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Jack Hollingsworth Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

I'm a landmarks guy. I'm fascinated by their grandeur, and I never get tired of photographing them. No matter how many times I visit Machu Picchu, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, or the Great Wall of China, I never lose...

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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...

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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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