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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 01, 2010 0 comments

Sports photojournalist Dave Black wants his photographs to attract and hold your attention. And he wants them to be as different from the next guy’s as possible; the next guy is, after all, the competition.

In search of the big differences that make for high impact photographs, Dave uses ideas as much as he uses technology.Here are four examples of his thinking about...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

In most cases when we talk to climbers who photograph or photographers who climb, we start out by asking which came first, the climbing or the photography. About 75 percent answer the former. Then we ask why they climb. The answer is usually some variation of "it's a thrill." And then, why they photograph, which brings a variation of "to capture the...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 11, 2014 0 comments

The concept is elegantly simple: place the object of choice in a location of choice; take photograph; repeat as needed. The artistry is in the stylish sensibility you bring to the project. It’s a self-assignment for the imaginative and the adventurous. A skewed sense of humor doesn’t hurt, either.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 01, 2008 1 comments

If you want to be carefully posed next to the beautiful fountain in the picture-pretty park, Cliff Mautner isn't the photographer you hire to shoot your wedding. But if your taste runs to the park in the dark...well, now you're talking.

"Give me anything but another picturesque park," Cliff says, and he's not kidding. "I tell...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 01, 1999 1 comments

"The best drama in a photograph is when the depth of field is so thin that the subject pops right out of the background."

He gives you the straight goods right from the start: "If you're not...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

An editor friend who helps
produce an annual calendar for a photography company has a stock response
for photographers who ask for guidelines about what kind of photos to
submit. "Send in pictures that people will...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

I'll never forget what Jason Schneider said. It was the mid-80s, and Sony was holding another press introduction of another version of the Mavica. Back then when you said the words "digital imaging," you were talking about Mavica, but...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Casual Observer

If you're a photographer, this is what you do.

It doesn't matter if you've drifted away from taking pictures, or turned your back, or burned out while trying to break through. One...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 05, 2015 0 comments

Boudoir is one of the fastest growing segments of the photography industry, but it’s not exactly a new thing for some pros. “We had been doing boudoir photography for a long time before that term became popular and the photography became a big thing,” Cherie Steinberg says. “We” is Steinberg and Hedley Jones, her husband and partner in CherieFoto and The Boudoir Café. Their main business “a long time before” was weddings, and many of their boudoir shoots featured engagement photographs or were sessions with brides whose weddings they’d photographed.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Dec 06, 2013 Published: Nov 01, 2013 0 comments
Chances are you won’t be photographing in the negative numbers of extreme cold that Layne Kennedy often encounters—we’re talking -15 to -30 degrees Fahrenheit—but his experience with and guidelines for cold-weather shooting can provide you with a considerable degree of comfort no matter what the temperature.

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