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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

You know what I was thinking about while I was making the photographs you see here? I was thinking about instincts and intuition, about empathy, diplomacy, and psychology. You know what I wasn't thinking about? The gear--the camera, the lens, the tripod.

Excuse me while I step up onto my soapbox and rant a while.

I am so...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

I plan to the hilt. As a pro traveling on assignment or for stock shooting, I have to, but the problem is I often feel I'm overloaded with itineraries and details. I've got my shot list, my research reports, my source notes. I...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

I spent last October in China, shooting on assignment for four different stock agencies. It made me think about how my work is affected by changes in the world. Frankly, the stock industry has been dominated by what I call "Wonder Bread...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

A while back I had two big production shoots, one in India, the other in Shanghai. For both, the clients were with me all day, every day, and it was interesting that when they got around to comparing me to other stock and travel shooters they'd worked with--I'd asked them, of course, just to see how my operation stacked up to others'--they told me that...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

You read this magazine. You’re reading this column right now. So I’m thinking that you’ve got your act together. You keep up with the new gear; you pick up tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration. Your skills are sharp and you know what you need to get the pictures you want to get. So when you go out to shoot this summer, you’re going to go with one camera body, maybe...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

A few months ago I'd just come off one of the most difficult, and at the same time, most remarkable and exhilarating, assignments of my career. Two weeks in the Caribbean, multiple locations, big productions, and tough weather, with clients, art directors, staff, and crew in attendance. At one point I think we shot for a dozen days straight in 10-14 different places.

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Jun 01, 2008 1 comments

It was something I read in a magazine not too long ago that inspired this column. The writer was talking about the three levels of creativity: imitative, adaptive, and innovative. I wish I could remember the context, but I made a quick connection to photography. We're imitative at the start; we copy others. Then we're adaptive; we make what we've imitated our...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Aug 01, 2009 2 comments

If you’re a regular reader of this column, you might remember I once mentioned that a year after I’d graduated from high school I spent the summer working on a Merchant Marine ship that traveled to Scandinavia, England, and Ireland. It was on that trip that I fell in love with photography (I’d just bought a Minolta SR-T 101) and with travel. In that column I wrote, “I look...