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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...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 29, 2014 Published: Jun 01, 2014 0 comments

Natural History
When Steve Gottlieb took this picture in 1985 he’d been practicing law for 10 years. Photography was his hobby, and his hometown, Washington, D.C., was his favorite subject.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

The world's largest salon of photography is looking for a few good photographs. Actually, a lot more than a few--and that's the golden opportunity. The 1999 edition of the Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit hopes to find and reward the very best...

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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...

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