Rick Sammon
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Digital Darkroom
Rick Sammon 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...

Wildlife
Rick Sammon Mar 01, 2001 1 comments

Imagine this: You show up for a wildlife photography shoot in Africa. An expert guide with a Land Rover outfitted especially for photography meets you. Camera mounts are set securely in place on the doors of the vehicle. Several padded...

Digital Darkroom
Rick Sammon Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

I'm a still photographer: I shoot only still pictures. Video? It's cool, but I like to capture individual "frozen moments in time." However, I often like to convey action--and the grace of a moving subject--in my still...

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...

Digital Darkroom
Rick Sammon Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Hi there, thanks
for checking out Playing With Pixels. This time around we'll take a quick
look at some of the cool tools in Adobe Photoshop that can help improve
your images--and your image among your photo pals. Don't havePhoto...

Outdoor/Travel
Rick Sammon Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Quick question: What's one of the key ingredients for a dramatic picture?
Answer: Dramatic lighting.

One more question: Where and when can you almost always find...

Features
Rick Sammon Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Okay, so I lied--but it's a small, white lie. Please let me explain. I do go on location (and on assignment) with just two lenses: my 100-400mm Image Stabilizer zoom and my 17-35mm zoom. My tiny fib is that I use a 1.4x tele-converter (some would call...

Outdoor/Travel
Rick Sammon Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Have you ever been disappointed with your sunset photos? Do they lack color, drama, and impact? If so, here are my quick tips for turning sunset snapshots into great shots!

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Pro Techniques
Rick Sammon Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Ever wonder what ingredients professional travel photographers use to make great on-location pictures? Here's my gourmet recipe.

Getting Ready To "Cook."...

35mm Cameras
Rick Sammon May 01, 2000 0 comments

35mm In The Millennium

The first serious 35mm SLR camera I ever saw (back in 1959, when I was 9 years old) was my dad's Canon...