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Monday, June 28, 2010

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Look your subject in the eye
Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When taking a picture of someone, hold the camera at the person's eye level to unleash the power of those magnetic gazes and mesmerizing smiles. For children, that means stooping to their level. And your subject need not always stare at the camera. All by itself that eye level angle will create a personal and inviting feeling that pulls you into the picture.
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Use a plain background
A plain background shows off the subject you are photographing. When you look through the camera viewfinder, force yourself to study the area surrounding your subject. Make sure no poles grow from the head of your favorite niece and that no cars seem to dangle from her ears.

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Improving the background is easier than you think. Try it yourself with our online cameras. (Flash, 838 K)
Learn more about avoiding distracting backgrounds
Distracting background


Use flash outdoors
Bright sun can create unattractive deep facial shadows. Eliminate the shadows by using your flash to lighten the face. When taking people pictures on sunny days, turn your flash on. You may have a choice of fill-flash mode or full-flash mode. If the person is within five feet, use the fill-flash mode; beyond five feet, the full-power mode may be required. With a digital camera, use the picture display panel to review the results.
On cloudy days, use the camera's fill-flash mode if it has one. The flash will brighten up people's faces and make them stand out. Also take a picture without the flash, because the soft light of overcast days sometimes gives quite pleasing results by itself.
Learn more about composing people pictures
Subject is dark


Move in close
If your subject is smaller than a car, take a step or two closer before taking the picture and zoom in on your subject. Your goal is to fill the picture area with the subject you are photographing. Up close you can reveal telling details, like a sprinkle of freckles or an arched eyebrow.
But don't get too close or your pictures will be blurry. The closest focusing distance for most cameras is about three feet, or about one step away from your camera. If you get closer than the closest focusing distance of your camera (see your manual to be sure), your pictures will be blurry.
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Move it from the middle
Center-stage is a great place for a performer to be. However, the middle of your picture is not the best place for your subject. Bring your picture to life by simply moving your subject away from the middle of your picture. Start by playing tick-tack-toe with subject position. Imagine a tick-tack-toe grid in your viewfinder. Now place your important subject at one of the intersections of lines.
You'll need to lock the focus if you have an auto-focus camera because most of them focus on whatever is in the center of the viewfinder.

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Position the subject off-center to make a good picture great! Try it yourself with our online camera. (Flash, 838K)
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Lock the focus
If your subject is not in the center of the picture, you need to lock the focus to create a sharp picture. Most auto-focus cameras focus on whatever is in the center of the picture. But to improve pictures, you will often want to move the subject away from the center of the picture. If you don't want a blurred picture, you'll need to first lock the focus with the subject in the middle and then recompose the picture so the subject is away from the middle.
Usually you can lock the focus in three steps. First, center the subject and press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Second, reposition your camera (while still holding the shutter button) so the subject is away from the center. And third, finish by pressing the shutter button all the way down to take the picture.

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Good focus lock technique takes some practice. Try it yourself with our online camera. (Flash, 838K)
Learn more about focus control
Subject not in focus


Know your flash's range
The number one flash mistake is taking pictures beyond the flash's range. Why is this a mistake? Because pictures taken beyond the maximum flash range will be too dark. For many cameras, the maximum flash range is less than fifteen feet—about five steps away.
What is your camera's flash range? Look it up in your camera manual. Can't find it? Then don't take a chance. Position yourself so subjects are no farther than ten feet away. Film users can extend the flash range by using Kodak Max versatility or versatility plus film.
Learn more about using flash effectively
Without flash
With flash


Watch the light
Next to the subject, the most important part of every picture is the light. It affects the appearance of everything you photograph. On a great-grandmother, bright sunlight from the side can enhance wrinkles. But the soft light of a cloudy day can subdue those same wrinkles.
Don't like the light on your subject? Then move yourself or your subject. For landscapes, try to take pictures early or late in the day when the light is orangish and rakes across the land.

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You'll be amazed at how different you can make one subject look just by changing the light. Try it yourself with our online camera. (Flash, 838K)
Learn more about using natural light
Also good


Take some vertical pictures
Is your camera vertically challenged? It is if you never turn it sideways to take a vertical picture. All sorts of things look better in a vertical picture. From a lighthouse near a cliff to the Eiffel Tower to your four-year-old niece jumping in a puddle. So next time out, make a conscious effort to turn your camera sideways and take some vertical pictures.
Learn more about shooting vertical pictures


Be a picture director
Take control of your picture-taking and watch your pictures dramatically improve. Become a picture director, not just a passive picture-taker. A picture director takes charge. A picture director picks the location: "Everybody go outside to the backyard." A picture director adds props: "Girls, put on your pink sunglasses." A picture director arranges people: "Now move in close, and lean toward the camera."
Most pictures won't be that involved, but you get the idea: Take charge of your pictures and win your own best picture awards.
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This article will provide you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They are designed to help you grow in skill as a well-rounded photographer while helping you build your portfolio at the same time. Many of these projects are best executed over a period of time, rather than in a single session. Take your camera and a tripod to a park, and find a busy park bench. Set yourself up some distance away with a long lens aimed at the bench and pre-focused. Settle in, and for the next few hours, take images at fixed time intervals, say every ten minutes.
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100% Reliable Flash Photography eBook Review
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Edward Verosky has just released an eBook aimed to make photographers more confident in all flash photography situations. Flash photography is definitely a tricky subject, I know that I have been one to panic at dimly lighted events when people are depending on me to capture great photos. This new book is called 100% Reliable Flash Photography and is all about gaining the skill and confidence you need to create great images with the most basic and available lighting sources.
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How to Capture Really Sharp Photos
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the images are not sharp. To help solve this problem, this article covers seven things that a photographer can do to create really sharp images. Following these techniques will put you on your way to creating some really sharp photos.
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Flower Photography Tips and Techniques
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
To succeed at flower photography, you won’t need any fancy equipment, but you will need to pay attention to detail. If you want to take beautiful flower pictures, like the ones in magazines, this article will help show you how you can do that with a digital compact camera. The first thing to do is plan to take your flower pictures when the lighting is good and the wind is still. Even the most gentle breeze can cause enough of a quiver in the stem to create blur in a close up. Usually the calmest time of day is around dawn. Dawn is also the time when you can usually find the best lighting.
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Photography Studio Lighting Setup Tips
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Studio Lighting can be very overwhelming when you first start getting into it. Some photographers out there have thousands of dollars of accessories associated with their studio setup. The good news is, you don’t have to be rich to enter into the world of studio portraits. It is astounding how much you can do with one main light and one or two fill lights. For those of you thinking three lights doesn’t sound simple to me, let me clarify. In this article what I am describing is one light and one or two reflective surfaces to help bounce that light or to fill in the shadows. With one light and one or more reflectors, you can make amazing photographs
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Friday, June 25, 2010

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This week I welcome Shelby Chan. Shelby is an amazing fashion photographer who resides in New York. His photographic and lighting techniques are superb. I’m proud to call him a friend.
Hi Shelby,
Tell us a little bit about yourself.Hi Crash. My name is Shelby Chan and I photograph fashion, beauty, and products.
Where do you live?New York City
Favourite two photos you have taken recently?
How do you keep yourself motivated and your photography fresh?I like to experiment first and foremost with light. I will conceptualize a scenario in my head and try and utilize it for every new shoot. Most of the time, the shoots are critical and structured but there are moments in between assigned images that allows room to break away from the mould and try something more dynamic or simple. Everything starts as an idea, tested, and refined.
Who or what inspires you in your personal life and work?The consistent drive to be creative.
What’s the best part of being a photographer?Being able to sculpt a concept into creation.
How long have you been a photographer?I started shooting product back in 2003 and started working with models and agencies around 2007.
What type of cameras do you shoot with?Canon 1 series (1Ds and 1D)
What is your favourite photography accessory, other than your camera?Profoto battery pack.
What is your favourite computer/editing accessory, other than your computer?Wacom pad.
What is your most used Photoshop tool, plug-in, action set etc…?The Clone Tool.
Are you a Mac or PC lover?PC, although I may move to MAC soon.
The hardest part of your job?The coordination. Making sure all talents are hired and in place, studio availability, props, backdrops, locations, obtaining permits, etc.
The easiest part of your job?I would venture to say it’s never easy.:)
What advice do you have for photographers just starting out? If you use digital equipment, do not just fire away. Plan your shots as though you are shooting with film. Not only will you learn the technical aspects of photography faster, you will also develop skill sets. Study light whenever you can. It is both your best friend and your worst enemy. Do not be intimidated by the use of strobes or even simple reflectors. If you plan on making photography a business, the beginning will always be tough getting paperwork, insurances, and marketing material together. Things will eventually become more structured and smooth. During the course of time, be ready for criticism. Do not be discouraged as you will not be able to satisfy everyone. Develop a style and fill a niche that sets you apart from the rest.
What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have yet?I would like to get my hands on the new Leica S2.
Do you make time for personal photographic work? If so, what do you enjoy photographing and do you have an image you can share with us? I haven’t shot anything for personal enjoyment for the past year. I shall also add that I enjoy shooting all of my assignments and that it becomes very personal and I enjoy every minute of it.
The first photographer that comes to your mind and why?Douglas Bizzaro. He is under the radar, a true professional, and an expert with light. His dynamic style is truly something inspiring and something I have never seen before.
The last workshop or seminar you attended?None
Something you’re still learning?Photography. A forever learning experience.
What do you love to indulge in?Food. I’m a major foodie.
Something that is overrated?Filet mignon
Something you’re saving up for?Can’t say.
If you could have lunch with anyone who is famous who would it be?Robert De Niro
Where you’ll find me on a Friday night at 9 p.m.?Most likely in some NYC restaurant eating something like beef cheeks or duck confit.
Your favourite film of all time?HEAT
First thing you would do if you won the lottery?Not tell anyone.
Three words that describe you?Experimental, calm, sleepless.
And the last question, if you had one wish.No more senseless deaths world wide.Your readers can find out more about me:
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Welcome to photographer interviews by Crash Taylor. Every month Crash will be interviewing a photographer whose work pushes the boundaries of our profession to create images that are emotional, edgy, original, and most of all capture a unique moment in time. Whether you're an amateur or seasoned pro, Crash hopes these interviews will inspire you to stamp your own imprint on the landscape of great photography and become the best and most innovative photographer you possibly can be. Remember your thoughts and comments will be appreciated and if you would like to be notified of future interviews, hit the subscribe button.Award winning photographer Crash Taylor is one of the UK's most in demand wedding photographers. He was voted one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the UK by Professional Photographer magazine. He photographs a maximum of 35 exclusive wedding adventures a year all over the UK and internationally. Crash believes life without family, passion and photography is unforgivable. To view his most recent work check out Crash's blog or alternatively his website Crash's websiteNEWS: Check out my new site for photographers The Still Image with Crash Taylor - a creative visual imagery site where the finest photographers talk about the images they create.
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Adams Ansel
Masters / The Great Masters
View Portfolio Ansel Adams American, 1902 - 1984 Adams was born in the Western Addition of San Francisco, California to distinctly upper-class parents Charles and Olive Adams. He was an only child and was named after his uncle Ansel Easton. The Adams family came from New England, having migrated from the north of Ireland in the early 1700s but were not connected with the Presidential Adams family. His grandfather founded and b...

Adams Robert
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View Portfolio Robert Adams American, born, 1937 Robert Adams (born May 8, 1937) is an American photographer who came to prominence as part of the photographic movement known as New Topographics. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in photography in 1973 and 1980, and he received the MacArthur Foundation's MacArthur Fellowship in 1994. He is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York a...

Arbus Diane
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View Portfolio Arbus, Diane American, 1923-1971 A pivotal figure in contemporary documentary photography, Diane Arbus produced a substantial body of work before her suicide in 1971. Her unrelentingly direct photographs of people who live on the edge of societal acceptance, as well as those photographs depicting supposedly "normal" people in a way that sharply outlines the cracks in their public masks, were controversial...

Atget Eugene
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View Portfolio Atget, Eugene French, 1857-1927 Jean Eugene Auguste Atget, among the first of photography's social documenters, has come to be regarded as one of the medium's major figures. His images of Paris are perhaps the most vivid record of a city ever made. Atget was born in Libourne, near Bordeaux, France, and was raised by an uncle from an early age after the deaths of his parents. He became a cabin boy a...

Avedon Richard
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View Portfolio Artists Website Richard Avedon American 1923 - 2004 Born in New York in 1923, Richard Avedon dropped out of high school and joined the Merchant Marine's photographic section. Upon his return in 1944, he found a job as a photographer in a department store. Within two years he had been "found" by an art director at HARPER'S BAZAAR and was producing work for them as well as VOGUE, LOOK, and a numb...

Baltz Lewis
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View Portfolio Lewis Baltz American, born 1945 Lewis Baltz (born 1945 in Newport Beach, California) is a visual artist, philosopher,[citation needed] and well known photographer who became an icon of the New Topographic movement of the late 1970s. Baltz graduated from San Francisco Art Institute in 1969 and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate School. He received several scholarships and awa...

Becher Bernd & Hilla
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View Portfolio Bernd & Hilla Becher Bernd and Hilla Becher were a German photographer team and a married couple, best- known for their collection of industrial building images examining the similarities and differences in structure and appearance. Bernd (1931 – 2007) and Hilla (b. 1934) Becher first met at the Düsseldorf Academy. Both were studying painting at the time and in 1961, the two were married. The...

Bellocq E.J
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View Portfolio John Ernest Joseph Bellocq American, 1873-1949 John Ernest Joseph Bellocq was a professional photographer who worked in New Orleans during the early 20th century. Bellocq is remembered for his haunting photographs of the prostitutes of Storyville, New Orleans' legalized red light district. These have inspired novels, poems and films. E. J. Bellocq was a commercial photographer of Frenc...

Blossfeldt Karl
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View Portfolio Karl Blossfeldt (1865 – 1932) was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany, at the turn of the century. He worked with a camera he designed himself. That camera allowed him to greatly magnify the objects he was capturing, to up to 30 times their actual size. He spent much of his time devoted to the study of nature. In his career of more than 30 years, he p...

Bravo Manuel Alvarez
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View Portfolio Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Mexican, 1902-2002 Álvarez Bravo was born in Mexico City on February 4,1902. He came from a family of artists, and met several other prominent artists who encouraged his work when he was young, including Tina Modotti and Diego Rivera. His grandfather was a photographer and his father was a patron of photography, painting and literary composition. Manuel began studying painting and music...

Bresson Cartier Henri
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View Portfolio Artist's Website Henri Cartier-Bresson French 1908 - 2004 Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed. Born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, near Pari...

Callahan Harry
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View Portfolio Callahan, Harry American, 1912-99 Born in Detroit, Callahan studied at Michigan State University before going to work for the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation. In 1936, he married Eleanor Knapp, who later became the subject of some of his most important images. Callahan bought his first camera in 1938, and credits Ansel Adams' visit to the Detroit Photo Guild in 1941 as pivotal in his decision to become a photogr...

Cunningham Imogen
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View Portfolio Cunningham, Imogen American, 1883-1976 Imogen Cunningham began photographing in 1901 after being inspired by the work of Gertrude Kaesebier. Born in Portland, Oregon, she graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a major in chemistry and went to work in the studio of Edward S. Curtis, where she learned the process of platinum printing. In 1909 she continued her education in photographic chemistry at...

Davidson Bruce
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View Portfolio Bruce Davidson (born September 5, 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American photographer. He has been a member of Magnum since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, have been widely exhibited and published in a number of books. Biography Youth Bruce Davidson was born in Oak Park to a single mother who worked in a factory to support her two sons. His mother raised her children to be autonom...

Doisneau Robert
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View Portfolio Robert Doisneau (April 14, 1912 - April 1, 1994) was a French photographer noted for his frank and often humorous depictions of Parisian street life. Among his most recognizable work is Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Who the couple were was a mystery until in 1993 Denise and Jean-Louis Lave...

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View Portfolio William Egglestone American born 1939 William Eggleston was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Sumner, Mississippi. His father was an engineer who had failed as a cotton farmer, and his mother was the daughter of a prominent local judge. As a boy, Eggleston was introverted; he enjoyed playing the piano, drawing, and working with electronics. From an early age, he was also drawn to visual media, and repor...

Evans Walker
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View Portfolio Evans, Walker American, 1903 - 1975 Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Walker Evans was part of a well-to-do family. He graduated from Phillips Academy, in Andover, Mass. He studied literature for a year at Williams College before dropping out. After spending a year in Paris, he returned to the United States to join the edgy literary and art crowd in New York City. John Cheever, Hart Crane, and Lincoln Kirstein were among...

Friedlander Lee
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View Portfolio Lee Friedlander American,born 1934 Friedlander studied photography at the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, California. In 1956, he moved to New York City where he photographed jazz musicians for record covers. His early work was influenced by Eugène Atget, Robert Frank, and Walker Evans. In 1960, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded Friedlander a grant to focus on hi...

Goldblatt David
Masters / The Great Masters
View Portfolio Artist's Website David Goldblatt (born November 29, 1930) is a South African photographer who was born in Randfontein, Gauteng Province. Goldblatt began photographing in 1948 and has documented developments in South Africa through the period of Apartheid to the present. He has numerous publications to his name and is held in high esteem, both locally and internationally. His book, South Africa: The Stru...

Gowin Emmet
Masters / The Great Masters
View Portfolio Emmet Gowin American, born 1941 He grew up in southern Virginia. He began photographing in 1961, at the Richmond Professional Institute, and went on to graduate study at the Rhode Island School of Design. His prints have been exhibited widely and are in the collections of museums and galleries throughout the United States. Gowin lives with his wife, Edith, and their sons, Isaac and Elijah, in a small Pennsylvani...

Hine Lewis
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View Portfolio Lewis Hine Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940), was an American photographer. For Hine, the camera was both a research tool and an instrument of social reform. Although Lewis Hine was neither the first-nor certainly the last-photographer to employ his camera in the cause of social reform, the quality of his best work has rarely been equaled. Even more importantly, H...

Karsh Yousuf
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View Portfolio Karsh, Yousuf Canadian, 1908-2002 Yousuf Karsh came to international prominence with a 1941 Life cover: the famous "English bulldog," portrait of Winston Churchill. Karsh has photographed many thousands of subjects in the last 50 years, principally portraits of distinguished men and women in every field of endeavor: statesmanship, the arts, and the sciences. Karsh prefers to take his portraits in the su...

Kertész André
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View Portfolio Kertész, André American, 1894-1985 André Kertész is recognized as one of the world's leading photographers. During a career spanning more than 70 years, he created images of ordinary life, in a style without pretension, using small-format cameras almost exclusively. As his instinctive formal sense became more assured, he retained the vital curiosity which first prompted him at age 18,...

Lartigue Jacques Henri
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View Portfolio Jacques Henri Lartigue Jacques Lartigue was born in Courbevoie, France on June 13, 1894. He took his first photographs at the age of six, using his father’s camera, and started keeping what would become a lifelong diary. In 1904 he began making photographs and drawings of family games and childhood experiences, also capturing the beginnings of aviation and cars and the smart women o...

Mapplethorpe Robert
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View Portfolio Arists Website Mapplethorpe, Robert American, 1946-1989 At first Robert Mapplethorpe wanted to become a musician, but he eventually decided to study painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. In 1968 he met the singer Patti Smith with whom he moved to the now legendary Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan in 1970. Under the influence of his friend John McEndry, curator for printed art and photography at the Metropolitan...

Penn Irving
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View Portfolio Irving Penn American, born 1917 Born in New Jersey,Irving Penn studied design at the Philadelphia Museum School, where he became a student of Alexey Brodovitch. In 1937, the year before he graduated, several of his drawings were published by Harper's Bazaar. From 1940 to 1941, he worked for the art and advertising director of Saks Fifth Avenue, and the following year he spent in Mexico pai...

Porter Eliot
Masters / The Great Masters
View Portfolio Eliot Porter American, 1901 - 1990 An amateur photographer since childhood, Porter earned degrees in chemical engineering and medicine, and worked as a biochemical researcher at Harvard University. Around 1930 he was introduced to Ansel Adams by a friend of the family and to Alfred Stieglitz by his brother Fairfield Porter. Stieglitz continued to critique Porter’s black and white work, now t...

Salgado Sebastiao
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View Portfolio Sebastiao Salgado Brasilian, born 1944 After a somewhat itinerant childhood, Salgado initially trained as an economist, earning a master’s degree in economics from the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He began work as an economist for the International Coffee Organization, often traveling to Africa on missions for the World Bank, when he first started seriously taking photographs. He chose to abandon a ...

Sander August
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View Portfolio August Sander German 1876 - 1964 August Sander was born and lived in Germany. He started his great project around 1910; his aim was to produce a kind of catalogue of representative types of German Society - 'Man in the Twentieth Century'. His portraits of individuals and small groups often show them in their working clothes and sometimes in their work environments, and are captioned by occupation - scho...

Sommer Frederick
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View Portfolio Frederick Sommer American 1905 - 1999 Frederick Sommer (September 7, 1905 - January 23, 1999), was an artist born in Angri, Italy and raised in Brazil. He earned a M.A. degree in Landscape Architecture (1927) from Cornell University where he met Frances Elisabeth Watson (b. September 20, 1904 - d. April 10, 1999) whom he married in 1928; they had no children. The Sommers moved to Tucson, Arizona in 19...

Stieglitz Alfred
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View Portfolio Stieglitz, Alfred American, 1864-1946 Stieglitz was born the eldest of six children in Hoboken, New Jersey and raised in a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper East Side. His father moved with his family to Germany in 1881. The next year, Stieglitz began studying mechanical engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin and soon switched to photography. Traveling through the European countryside with his camera, he...

Strand Paul
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View Portfolio Strand, Paul American, 1890-1976 Paul Strand, one of the towering figures of American 20th c. photography, was born in New York City, the only child of parents of Bohemian-Jewish descent. He first became interested in photography as a student at the Ethical Culture School under the influence of Lewis Hine. It was Hine who introduced Strand to Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo Secession Gallery in 1907. In the next few y...

Stroemholm Christer
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View Portfolio Artist's Website Christer Stroemholm Sweden, born 1918 - 2002 Curriculum Vitae 1918 Born on July 22, in Stockholm. 1924 After his parents’ divorce, Christer divides his time between two families. His father is in the armed forces and stationed in various parts of the country, so the you...

Sudek Josef
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View Portfolio Josef Sudek Czechoslovakian, 1896 - September 15, 1976 Joseph Sudek trained as a bookbinder (his younger sister went into photography) but had a become a keen amateur photographer before being called into military service in the First World War in 1915. He produced several albums of pictures - including landscapes showing splintered trees and other war damage - during his almost three years of war service, which ended...

Sugimoto Hiroshi
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View Portfolio Artist's Website Hiroshi Sugimoto (杉本博司, Sugimoto Hiroshi), born on February 23, 1948, is a Japanese photographer currently dividing his time between Tokyo, Japan and New York City, USA. His catalog is made up of a number of series, each having a distinct theme and similar attributes. // Life and Works Hiroshi Sugimoto was born and raised in Tokyo, ...

Weston Brett
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View Portfolio Brett Weston American 1911 - 1993 In 1925, long before photography was accepted as a ‘legitimate’ art form, Brett Weston embarked upon a remarkable career in fine art photography that would span more than 65 years. That year, he began his legendary abstraction of form in Mexico under the astonished eye of his father, the great photographer Edward Weston, who often privately credited Brett w...

Weston Edward
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View Portfolio Artists Website Weston, Edward American, 1886-1958 Edward Weston is renowned as one of the grand masters of 20th c. photography. His legacy includes several thousand carefully composed, superbly printed photographs which have influenced photographers around the world for 50 years. Photographing natural landscapes and forms such as peppers, shells, and rocks, using large-format cameras and available light, Weston...

Yavno Max
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View Portfolio Max Yavno American 1911-1985 Max Yavno was born in New York City on April 26, 1911. His interest in photography blossomed twenty years later during the mid-1930s during which time he changed careers to devote more time to the darkroom. He further rounded out his skills by joining the Photo League, which enabled him to associate with other artists on a regular basis. He eventually became President of ...
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wikipedia says : "The word photography derives from the Greek words photos, light, and graphein, to write. The word was coined by Sir John Herschel in 1839."

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