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On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present
On Photography: Stephen Wilkes, 1957-present
On Photography: Bruce Davidson, 1933-present
On Photography: Andreas Feininger, 1906-1999
On Photography: August Sander, 1876-1964
On Photography: Nick Brandt, 1964-present
On Photography: Louis Hine, 1874-1980
On Photography: Baron Wolman, 1937-2020
On Photography: Edward Sheriff Curtis, 1868-1952
On Photography: Ernst Haas — New York in color, 1952-1962
On Photography: Eugène Atget, 1857-1927
On Photography: Félix Nadar, 1820-1910

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On Photography: Nick Brandt, 1964-present

On Photography: Nick Brandt, 1964-present

“My images are idyllic and romantic, a kind of enchanted Africa. They are my elegy to a world that is steadily, tragically vanishing.” – Nick Brandt Music videos Nick Brandt studied painting and filmmaking at St. Martin’s School of Art

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On Photography: Louis Hine, 1874-1980

On Photography: Louis Hine, 1874-1980

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” -Louis Hine The power of photography In 1901, Louis Hine was hired by Frank Manny the superintendent of New York’s Ethical Culture School. Hine

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On Photography, Baron Wolman, 1937-2020

On Photography: Baron Wolman, 1937-2020

“I think that the management of the musicians right now is so stupid because in limiting the photographers’ access, they’re limiting the best that the photographer can give them.” -Baron Wolman Rolling Stone’s first photographer Baron Wolman met Jann Wenner

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On Photography: Edward Sheriff Curtis, 1868-1952

On Photography: Edward Sheriff Curtis, 1868-1952

“For every negative that is a disappointment, there is one that is a joy.” -Edward S. Curtis Photographer in Washington state IN 1887, Edward Curtis’s family moved from his birthplace near Whitewater, WI to Port Orchard, WA when he was

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On Photography: Eugène Atget, 1857-1927

“A good photograph is like a good hound dog, dumb, but eloquent.” -Eugene Atget When photography was barely 25 years old, Eugène Atget started photographing views of Paris, France that evolved into an over ten thousand image portrait of the

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On Photography: Félix Nadar, 1820-1910

On Photography: Félix Nadar, 1820-1910

“Photography is a marvelous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, and art that excites the most astute minds — and one that can be practiced by any imbecile.” -Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) Becoming Nadar While best known as

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On Photography: Harry Benson, 1929-present

“A good photograph is one that can’t be repeated.” -Harry Benson The Scottsman, Harry Benson is a photojournalist’s photojournalist. His American journey began when his plans changed from going to Africa to cover a news event to being assigned to

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On Photography: Duane Michals, 1932-present

On Photography: Duane Michals, 1392-present

“Anything outside of the realm of being an observer to reality was the only definition [of photography] that was legitimate. I had no problem breaking the rules because I never bought the rules in the first place.” -Duane Michals Storytelling

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On Photography: Thomas Struth, 1954-present

On Photography: Thomas Struth, 1954-present

“I wanted to make photographs in which everything was so complex and detailed that you could look at them forever and never see everything.” -Thomas Struth Artist Thomas Struth Thomas Struth is a renowned fine art photographer with diverse bodies

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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