Authors: Michael Freeman and John Beardsworth Publisher: Focal Press (Elsevier) Review by Conrad J. Obregon I guess I was being flippant when I once said about using an Epson printer “just read the instructions!” I still feel almost the same way, but I also acknowledge that there are a few things that you have to […]

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Success with Wildlife Photography Authors: Steve and Ann Toon Publisher: Photographers’ Institute Press Review by Conrad J. Obregon Wildlife photography is just different enough from other photography genres that it would probably pay for even an experienced image maker to learn something about it before setting forth to the field for the first time. Steve […]

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Author: Anne-Celine Jaeger Publisher: Thames & Hudson Review by Conrad J. Obregon It would seem that both photographers and patrons of photography could benefit from reading interviews about photography with both prominent photographers and purchasers of photography. That is the premise of Image Makers, Image Takers. The book consists of 24 interviews with successful and […]

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I took my turn first, now our regular book reviewer gives his opinion of Within the Frame. Author: David DuChemin Publisher: New Riders (Peachpit) Review by Conrad J. Obregon Taking a picture is easy. You aim the camera, fiddle a few dials if you have a digital single lens reflex camera, and press a button. […]

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Author: Ian Jeffrey Publisher: Abrams Review by Conrad J. Obregon Photography (like painting or writing) is not an art. It is a mechanical process of capturing light on sensitized media. On the other hand, some photographs are art while others are merely snapshots. The ones that are art have an overlay of meaning beyond the […]

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This is not an in-depth review of Within the Frame. I’ll leave that to our regular book reviewer, Conrad. I wanted to chime in with a mini-review on some of the important messages I took away from reading the book. Photojournalist Steve Simon has a saying. “Go an inch wide and a mile deep.” That […]

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afterphotography

After Photography

Author: Fred Ritchin

Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company

Review by Conrad J. Obregon

Photographers certainly know how to simplify their subjects and how to put a frame around a portion of the world so that nothing impinges on their image. However, perhaps because they look at the world through a viewfinder, they sometimes seem to miss not only the larger world around them but the place of their photography in that larger world.

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