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Fred Rosen Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

It was the most bizarre sight that a professional photographer had ever seen. When 44-year-old Alexander Gardner got to the Federal Navy Yard in Brooklyn on the morning of April 26, 1865, he found all of his photographic subjects had their heads covered with canvas hoods. Even more bizarrely, it was the Federal government that had sent him there, to photograph for history the...

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Patrick Ecclesine Posted: Nov 01, 2004 18 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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I. J. Schecter Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

Author of over 60 books, photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's latest is Earth From Above. We recently talked with him about his work and the ecological issues facing us as we begin to navigate through the 21st century.

Shutterbug: Though you're the author of dozens of successful books, Earth From Above has seemed to draw special...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

To encourage a child to open their eyes and look at the world, to move him or her to create and use their imagination is what inspired Winifred Meiser when she founded the nonprofit educational organization "Through...

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Jay Abend Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Recently I've begun to look at things differently. As a working commercial photographer, much of my work consists of really tack-sharp images. While I've always worked with foreground and background areas that may be out of focus, the...

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Gene Wilburn Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Like modern-day Rip Van Winkles, those who have been away from photography for a few years have emerged into a changed and exciting new world of digital cameras and autofocus lenses. But as attractive as the latest digital SLR cameras are, what if you...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Less is more. But too much less is boring. What you're looking for, Rod Planck says, is the kind of balance you find when you "work both sides of the creative fence."

Rod is not only an outstanding nature and outdoor...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Regardless of the type of equipment that we use, image blur caused by hand and body motion is one of the principal causes of unsatisfactory photos. It's especially difficult to make razor-sharp images when shooting with a handheld camera in low light...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Photographer for over 40 years, author and contributor to numerous books and journals on traditional and digital photography as well as a past teacher at the New England School of Photography, University of Idaho, and Colorado Mountain College, George...

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Roger W. Hicks Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Ask most photographers what lenses they would like to add to their outfits, and the first thing they start talking about is focal length: one wants an ultra-wide, another, a fast tele for sports photography, and so forth.

Fine. But...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

John Isaac has lived more than one lifetime and in his new incarnation he may just be one of the happiest guys in the world. After 20 years traveling as chief photographer for the United Nations (UN), Isaac has left behind the sadness and violence he saw...

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David Wade Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Double exposing is a great way of restoring a sense of excitement to your photography. It's the secret search for serendipity, and a small prayer for the suspension of disbelief. That suspense you used to feel of capturing an image on film and seeing...

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George Schaub Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

If you recall our review of the Lexar 4GB CompactFlash card in the November, 2003, issue of Shutterbug, we went to great lengths to explain why some cameras (at least at that time) couldn't accept the card, or at least couldn't deliver the 4GB capacity. It all has to do with FAT 16...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Lin Alder changed his mind. And his style, too.

"I came to photography initially as a black and white large format landscape photographer," Lin says. "Ansel Adams was my primary inspiration, as he was for a lot of...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

"It is impossible for anyone to go out and photograph something and not have it reflect who they are. It's almost intangible. You can analyze and say it's the cropping or it's the lens, but the mystique remains."
--Daniel Morduchowicz

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