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Spotlight: Michael O’Brien’s Trick-Or-Treaters

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Nov 1st, 2007

from pdnonline.com:
“Back in 1998, photographer Michael O’Brien began taking portraits of his children when they dressed up for Halloween. One he had set up a makeshift studio in his garage, he decided to invite some trick-or-treaters from his neighborhood in Austin, Texas, to pose as well. “It was the first time I tried playing around [...]

Portrait Photography: Lighting and Background

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 17th, 2007

by Ibarionex R. Perello for Better Photo:
“For a photographer who works out of a studio or who uses strobes this isn’t a big deal, but for me it’s a challenge. Since I normally shoot with only available light with a few reflectors and scrims for light modifiers, [...]

Ernest Withers, Civil Rights Photographer, Dies at 85

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 17th, 2007

by holly stuart hughes of PDNonline.com:
“Memphis-based photojournalist Ernest Withers, who photographed the civil rights movement from the Emmett Till trial through the assassination Martin Luther King and amassed an archive on African-American society, music and culture, died October 16 at a Memphis hospital. He was 85.
“There’s no question in my mind that he had [...]

Creative Photography: The Super Wide-Angle View

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 16th, 2007

 by Scott Stulberg for Better Photo

“Choosing the right lenses for your photo arsenal can be perplexing and expensive. After a basic lens, the most common lens that people usually buy is some sort of telephoto lens that often is a zoom telephoto. I use these lenses all [...]

Developing Native Eyes

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 16th, 2007

 By Miki Johnson for Pop Photo:
“Emaciated African babies with flies in their eyes. Indian women picking through earthquake rubble. Israelis and Palestinians throwing rocks. These are the images that Westerners are used to seeing from these countries — and in many ways they have lost the ability to see anything else.
Although these are only tiny [...]

Allan Shoemake Photograhy

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 15th, 2007

tags: Allan, Hunter, Shoemake, Award, Winner, photographer, working, class

More lensmen now zoom in on fine arts

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 15th, 2007

By Ashoke Nag of The Indian Times:
“KOLKATA: The market for fine art photography is fast catching up in India. If there were just 3-4 exhibits yearly of this genre around two years back, the numbers have grown to 4-5 such shows monthly in the major hubs now. Well, this action is largely centred in Delhi [...]

Sony Cyber-shot W80 Review

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 15th, 2007

Pixel Perfect reports:
“So then, the W80 is a camera that is capable of producing surprisingly good results in good light at ISO 100 and is perfectly usable at ISO 400-800 in low light if you don’t want big prints (the church interiors in the samples gallery, for example, are better than I expected), but a [...]

Taoist photography is of the moment

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 15th, 2007

 By Joleen Oshiro of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
“If Zen masters practice their philosophy through the art of calligraphy and flower arrangement, why can’t a photographer exercise his Taoist sensibilities through his camera?
The answer is, he can. Philippe Gross, a research psychologist who had his first experience behind the lens at age 8, empties his mind [...]

Robert Buelteman exhibiting at the Ira Wolk Gallery

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 11th, 2007

Photographer Robert Buelteman will be exhibiting news works from his portfolios of cameraless, lensless, non-digital art Saturday, October 13th at the Ira Wolk Gallery in St. Helena, California.  The reception starts at 5 o’clock and lasts until 7.
Ira Wolk Gallery – 1354 Main Street, St. Helena, California