Photographers, Special Events

At the Civil War Photo Exhibit

A photo from last night’s opening of “Soul-Lit Shadows” at Milk Gallery in NYC, a show of Civil War photography by Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and other early photojournalists. In this photo: Stephan Loewentheil of 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop talking about the “Speed Portrait of Lincoln”. More photos and article at this link: […]

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Photographers, Special Events

Photographer Peter Arnell at Milk Gallery

I’m very pleased to show some photos from the opening of Peter Arnell’s 30-year photography retrospective at Milk Gallery in NYC. The show is curated and designed by architect Frank Gehry. Read about the show and see more photos from the opening on the Milk Made blog: Opening Night: Photographs 1984-2014 by Peter Arnell. The show runs through April […]

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Photographers

HCB at MoMA

I highly recommend Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, an exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from April 11 through June 28, 2010. This show was made for photographers. Before entering the exhibition, one sees that HCB was quite a traveller: maps at the exhibition’s 6th floor entrance trace his routes during various trips […]

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Photographers

Zlatko’s Camera Bag

I regularly re-evaluate what I need to carry, depending on the location and type of assignment, and I probably never pack exactly the same way twice. Here is how I packed for a recent wedding: The cameras, lenses and flashes are made by Canon. How much does all of that weigh? … don’t ask! 🙂 […]

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Photographers

A Master of Photography Goes Digital

I suppose it was only a matter of time. Sebastião Salgado has switched to digital. Read about it at this link. One can imagine the audience’s gasp! But his reasoning is completely understandable and is shared by many photographers. Traveling through airports with bags of film is a hassle, and the risk of damage from x-rays is […]

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Landscape & Architecture, Personal Work, Photographers

Canon G10 Camera Review

Back to main Photo Gear page A few photos made with my little Canon PowerShot G10 camera (see mini-review below): A tree at the National Mall in Washington, DC The Enola Gay at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA The Lincoln Memorial in the evening Running with baloons at a […]

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Photographers

Which batteries for wedding photography?

A friend asked me to advise which rechargeable batteries I recommend to power on-camera flashes. Wedding photography can be very demanding on a flash unit.  Even when a flash is used at low power, it can use up a lot of energy over the course of a wedding day.  And when bounced against walls and […]

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Photographers

Sebastião Salgado Inteview on YouTube

Documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado talks about his work in this October, 2004 interview at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of  California, Berkeley (posted on YouTube in Nov. 2008): Some of the topics (and their times): ~ 37:15 Fred Ritchin talks about how Salgado interacts with people. ~ 42:00 Salgado talks about the integration of […]

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Photographers

Robert Frank Interview

Photographers will enjoy Bob Edwards’ excellent recent interview with Robert Frank, which can be heard at this link. On Bob Edwards’ web site, Cristy writes of her recent interview with Robert Frank, and I found this part of the story quite interesting: He reached in his pocket and pulled out a small, snapshot film camera. […]

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Photographers

NJ: The State of Culture

Lee Siegel makes the case for New Jersey as an epicenter of artistic talent in an essay in the Wall Street Journal: “[C]onsider a sampling of the gifted figures who have either come from Jersey or made a home there: Bruce Springsteen (N.J.’s state songbird); Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli; Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Allen […]

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A unique perspective

Photographers may be interested in this story about how a photographer made a unique image of the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday: FIRST LOOK: New View Of The Inauguration. There is an even more detailed story about the photo here: A Never Been Done Before Gets Done at the Inauguration.

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“Digital was born for reportage”

Photographers will find Annie Leibovitz’s new book, Annie Leibovitz At Work, quite interesting. In a section titled, “Ten Most-Asked Questions”, question #5 is: “Are you happy with the move from film to digital?” (p. 213). Her answer, in part, is: “You can photograph the night with digital. Darkness. I use much less light now. Less […]

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Photographers

A 72-room home in Manhattan

New York magazine has an interesting article this week about unique piece of New York real estate — and it’s owned by a photographer. Read about Jay Maisel’s six-story, 72-room, 35,000-square-foot single-family home in the Bowery: “The 72-Room Bohemian Dream House“.

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