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Digital Darkroom
Rick Sammon Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Ah, I remember those days well. And I remember her. The year was 1967. I, at 17, was spending time in my parents' basement darkroom with my girlfriend, Jan. It was in this makeshift darkroom in Garden City, New York, where Jan and I developed some...

Globetrotter
Rick Sammon Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Rick Sammon, All Rights Reserved

Readers of this column know that I enjoy traveling the world in search of new travel photographs. However, I know, and I hope you know, that you don't have to go to places like Papua New Guinea and Pago Pago to get great shots. In fact, you can come up with meaningful photographs as you...

Globetrotter
Rick Sammon Sep 01, 2005 1 comments

A few years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the indigenous people in Kuna Yala, an archipelago of 365 islands that lies a few miles off Panama's Caribbean coast. Some of my pictures of the Kuna were published in this column.

Back then, I was fairly new to digital photography: I shot only JPEG files, used a 4-megapixel digital SLR, packed several...

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Rick Sammon May 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Rick Sammon, All Rights Reserved

My friends often call me the "shoot and scoot" photographer. The term refers to the fact that I don't spend a lot of time in one location.

Why am I always on the move? Well, for one thing, I, perhaps like many readers, don't have the luxury or resources to spend weeks or even months in...

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Rick Sammon Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

Over the years I've made three trips to Fort Worth, Texas. I go there for several reasons: the friendly people, the "Old West" feel of the Stockyards, the great barbecue, and, of course, the photo opportunities.

On my...

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Rick Sammon May 01, 2002 0 comments

In March of 2001, I set off for a week-long jaunt to what turned out to be one of my favorite shooting locations: Cuba. My plan was to spend half my time in Old Havana, the oldest part of Havana, and the other half in Trinidad, a small town...

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Rick Sammon Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

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Miami's South Beach is "hot, hot, hot," as the song goes. I'm not referring to the temperature, although during the summer months it can get...

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Rick Sammon Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

When I was a kid, my favorite television shows were Westerns: The Lone Ranger, Maverick, and Bonanza. Why did I like those programs? Because, like most boys back then, I dreamed of being a cowboy. After all, what could be more fun...

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Rick Sammon Sep 01, 2003 4 comments

I am sure you have heard the expression, "stop and smell the roses." Basically, it means that we should take time out of our busy lives and appreciate the beauty of the world and life around us. As a professional travel photographer, I...

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Rick Sammon Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

Beryl Markham begins West with the Night, her wonderful and enthralling book about her adventures as a bush pilot in East Africa in the mid-1930s, with the question, "How is it possible to bring order out of memory?"

As I began to write this text, I was halfway through an incredible photo safari in Botswana in the fall of 2004. I was with...