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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.
Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

It's a long way to
go for pictures. And you really have to want to go. You have to prepare,
make plans, take the initiative. You don't just wake up one morning
and think, you know, it would really be greatto...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 17, 2015 0 comments

Stephen Shore fondly recalls his Polaroid SX-70. Shore, known for color images of everyday America, in books like Uncommon Places and American Surfaces, loved the immediacy of the SX-70. “Whatever you observed and chose to picture was right there,” he says of that ingenious little device.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 05, 2016 0 comments

I’d been looking for a nature photo—a grabber with a story behind it. I found it on the cover of The Killing Lessons, a compelling, disturbing crime novel I was reading. The photo had obviously been manipulated to serve the novel’s plot, so in addition to a likely story behind the image, there’s a story ahead of it as well.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

Last fall I got an e-mail and a few JPEG attachments from Jody Dole, a commercial and advertising photographer whose career adventures I’ve chronicled over the years in these and other pages. “I’ve been having a good time making 19th-century cyanotype look-alike images,” Jody wrote.

Turns out, Jody had been up to more than cyanotypes. He also had a...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Feb 20, 2015 0 comments

Not too long ago we received these notes from photographer Daryl Hawk about his April, 2014, journey across the kingdom of Ladakh:
“Traversed the entire region from the Pakistan border in the west to the Tibetan border in the east…crossed the Khardung pass at 18,380 feet on the highest motorable road in the world…lived with both nomads and residents…explored 25 ancient monasteries and fortresses…tracked snow leopards, discovered petroglyphs and sacred lakes…had a meeting and interview with the King of Ladakh.”

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