Rick Sammon

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Rick Sammon Posted: 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 Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

I have been a full-time free-lance photographer and writer for 11 years. Before that, I also free-lanced as a part-time photographer and writer€but I did not share that information with my bosses. Like my other free-lance friends, I take my job...

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Rick Sammon Posted: 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 Posted: Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

For many wildlife photographers, nothing beats an African photo safari. The sprawling plains of Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, and South Africa seem to offer endless photo opportunities, from dawn to dusk.

Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Photo enthusiasts often ask me, "What's the most important accessory I need for professional-quality outdoor people pictures?" I reply, "A flash unit, of course." Then they ask me for my best tip for using a flash. My advice: Think flashy...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

One of the coolest things about digital imaging is that it has changed the way we take and make pictures. Big time!

I experience this almost every time I shoot. Knowing that an...

Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

It's that time of year when many of us are gearing up for our summer vacations. Some folks will go to the far sides of the planet, others will stay close to home. But, no matter where we go, Shutterbug readers have one thing in common:...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

As photographers,
we love to photograph colorful subjects. We sometimes travel to exotic
locations to photograph people dressed in colorful garments and costumes.
We frame brightly painted buildings in our viewfinders. We focusou...

Rick Sammon Posted: May 01, 2001 5 comments

Dozens of ballooning events are held around the country throughout the year. No doubt one is held not too far from your hometown. "Shutterbug" contributor Rick Sammon has been shooting balloon festivals for five years. His favorite is...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

The photo montage--a
picture or several pictures within a picture--has been around for decades.
In the 1930s, for example, famed Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee
created montages in camera and in the darkroom. His mostfamous...

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