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On Photography: Dickey Chapelle, 1918-1965
On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006
On Photography: Eliot Porter, 1901-1990
On Photography: Ilse Bing, 1899-1998
On Photography: Fred Baldwin, 1929-present
On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present
On Photography: Jeanloup Sieff, 1933-2000
On Photography: Dewoud Bey, 1953-present
On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021
On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present
On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present
On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

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2021-03-14 Ilse Bing

On Photography: Ilse Bing, 1899-1998

“I didn’t choose photography; it chose me. I didn’t know it at the time. An artist doesn’t think first then do it, he is driven.” -Ilse Bing Small format maverick Photography in Paris in the 1930s was dominated by large

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2021-03-07 On Photography Fred Baldwin

On Photography: Fred Baldwin, 1929-present

“Have a dream, use your imagination, overcome your fear, and then the real secret to the whole thing: You have to act.” -Fred Baldwin Photo career starts with Pablo Picasso Fred Baldwin was only 26 and a student at Columbia

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On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

“For many Black people, rural nature, places like national parks, aren’t very accessible, sometimes it’s the cost, but more often the issue is societal. As Black people, it feels like these rural spaces aren’t for us. I want to turn

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On Photography: Dawoud Bey, 1953-present

On Photography: Dewoud Bey, 1953-present

“Black people have been killed for directing their gaze at the wrong person. I want my subjects to reclaim their right to look, to see, to be seen.” -Dawoud Bay Dawoud Bey began his odyssey of photographing portraits of Black

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On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021

On Photography: Corky Lee, 1947-2021

” … every time I take my camera out of my bag, it’s like drawing a sword to combat indifference, injustice and discrimination, trying to get rid of stereotypes.” -Corky Lee Recreating the driving of the “golden spike” Corky Lee

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On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present

On Photography: John Paul Caponigro, 1965-present

“Every photograph is altered, to one degree or another.” — John Paul Caponigro Immersed in creativity John Paul Caponigro is an environmental landscape fine art photographer who includes drawing writing and photographing in his creative pursuits. He encourages everyone who

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On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present

On Photography: Ron Sherman, 1942-present

“My first ‘f8 and be there’ opportunity was when I saw smoke from a fire on the horizon, grabbed my camera, and was first on the scene at a major gasoline fire in Doraville [Georgia] in 1972.” -Ron Sherman Ron

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On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. -Anne Geddes Anne Geddes is known for her creative, sensitive and evocative photographs of babies. Her

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On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present

On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present

“Always carry a camera, it’s tough to shoot a picture without one.” — Jay Maisel Jay Maisel, photographer Jay Maisel’s sixty-plus yearlong career as a professional photographer started in 1954 after he studied graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale.

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On Photography: Bruce Davidson, 1933-present

On Photography: Bruce Davidson, 1933-present

“I don’t always know why I’m photographing something. It’s my learning machine.” -Bruce Davidson Darkroom magic Bruce Davidson was born and grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. In an interview with Chris Wiley in the New Yorker, he said, “Well,

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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