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On Photography: Alfred Stieglitz, 1864-1946
On Photography: Linda McCartney, 1941-1998
On Photography: Diane Arbus, 1923-1971
On Photography: Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898-1995
On Photography: Ansel Adams, 1902-1984
9/11 — Remembering the last 17 years
On Photography: Edward Weston, 1886-1958
Evolving as a visual artist takes time, work and practice
History of Photography: The Stieglitz Group
History of Photography: The Photo-Secession Movement
History of Photography: What is Pictorialism?
History of Photography: An introduction to Alfred Stieglitz

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On Photography: Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898-1995

“I have to be as much diplomat as a photographer.” — Alfred Eisenstaedt The Associated Press hired Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1929 to work for them as a professional photographer out of their office in Germany. Before World War II, he

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Ansel Adams photos: Moonrise, Hernandez, NM and El Capitan.

On Photography: Ansel Adams, 1902-1984

“There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.” -Ansel Adams Ansel Adams was a photographer, environmentalist and a concert-quality pianist. He is best known for his photographs of grand vistas rendered in immaculate black and white prints.

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Freedom Tower now stand in front of where the twin towers were before 9/11/01.

9/11 — Remembering the last 17 years

The great tragedy of mass death and destruction by terrorists piloting hijacked jets in New York City has left all of us who watched, in person or on our televisions with indelible memories of that day. We remember exactly where

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Edward Weston: Nude 1935 and Shell 1927

On Photography: Edward Weston, 1886-1958

“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.”  —Edward Weston Edward Weston was a seminal photographer of the first half of the 20th century. He studied photography at the

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Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: The Stieglitz Group

The Stieglitz Group was an essential number of photographers who pioneered then promoted the pictorial style of photography. (Check out my article on pictorialism here!) Through the efforts of these photographers, photography was ultimately elevated and appreciated culturally to an

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Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: The Photo-Secession Movement

Camera Work In 1902 Stieglitz, along with Joseph T. Kelley launched Camera Work, a quarterly publication that supported the ideals of the Photo-Secession movement with the purpose of to “loosely hold together those Americans devoted to pictorial photography in their

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Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: What is Pictorialism?

In the late 1800’s photography was still basically like a baby giraffe learning how to get up and walk for the first time. Photography didn’t really know what it was, processes were still being invented and refined and there was

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Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: The Snapshot

The introduction of the Kodak camera and it’s ensuing popularity started an entirely new school of thought in photography; the snapshot. Previously, “snapshot” was used by hunters as a term that meant to shoot instinctively without taking aim. Soon the

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Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: Introduction of Kodak

In the early life of photography, cameras (and all the gear that came with them) were large, heavy, and cumbersome. The wet plate processes, the only one available, required the photographer (or an assistant) to do the development. This added

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Is there one lens to rule them all?

Is there just one lens to rule them all? The simple answer is no. It really depends on what you are shooting. Landscape photographers generally look for a wide-angle that is sharp. Macro photographers look for varying things, depending on

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Visual Storytelling Conference: Meet Serge Ramelli

Leading up to the Visual Storytelling Conference, we’re putting the spotlight on some of the instructors! Meet them and find out what you can learn from them at the conference, plus some pre-conference insights. Don’t have your free ticket yet?

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Sue Adorjan: Still life and food photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Sue Adorjan. Sue is from Melbourne, Australia and has renewed her passion for photography. She loves capturing all aspects of life – landscapes, black and whites. Recently she has ventured into food

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Death Valley in lousy light

My visit to Death Valley started as a workshop that I was pretty excited about attending. Workshops are great for engaging with like-minded people, sharing ideas and getting insights about a topic or place in which maybe you don’t have

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I edit vertically, don’t you?

I edit on a vertical screen, and yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds. However, for a portrait photographer like myself, it has been a game-changer. I generally take most of my images vertically, so it only made sense that

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