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Jane Bown from 1947 to 1967

October 16th, 2007

An exhibit over Jane Bown’s work will be held at the british newspaper The Observer ’s Newsroom from Friday September 28 2007 to Friday January 25 2008.

The exhibition comprises largely unseen pictures by the legendary Observer photographer. Jane started her career at The Observer in 1949 and the exhibition features her non-portrait images from the 1940s, 50s and 60s offering a unique perspective on British social history.

The Observer published its first Jane Bown photograph in December 1949, beginning a romance between Britain’s oldest Sunday paper and the country’s most loved photographer that still flourishes.

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Steve McCurry at Art Center Waco

October 16th, 2007

Art Center Waco will host the works of photographer Steve McCurry through March 2008.

McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons.

Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. “If you wait,” he realized, “people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.”

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Photographing People - Tips

October 12th, 2007

NATURAL POSE:
Don’t work too hard to position your subject. The goal is for him or her to relax and fall into a natural pose. Try shooting in your subject’s favorite place, or at least a comfortable place. Meaningful props, like a trophy, a musical instrument, or even a fish, can add interest.

GET CLOSE: 
Fill the camera’s viewfinder or LCD display with your subject to create pictures with greater impact. Step in close or use your camera’s zoom to emphasize what is important and exclude the rest. Check the manual for your camera’s closest focusing distance.

TAKE CANDID PICTURES: 
Ignore the impulse to force your subjects to always pose staring at the camera. Variety is important. Take candid pictures to show them working, playing, leaning against a banister chatting, or relaxing.

USE NATURAL LIGHT:
You may be surprised to learn that cloudy, overcast days provide the best lighting for pictures of people. Bright sun makes people squint, and it throws harsh shadows on their faces. On overcast days, the soft light flatters faces. Indoors, try turning off the flash and use the light coming in from a window to give your subject a soft, almost glowing appearance.

AVOID HARSH SHADOWS: 
Avoid harsh facial shadows by using the soft lighting of a cloudy day or a shady area. On sunny days, if your camera has several flash modes, select Fill-Flash. This will fire the flash even in bright sunlight. This “fills” the shadows on nearby subjects, creating more flattering portraits in direct sunlight. Check your camera’s manual.

Source: Kodak.com (LINK.)

What’s new at Think Tank Photo

October 12th, 2007

Think Tank Photo is a professional photography equipment manufacturer, creating innovative camera bags, camera cases, photo backpacks and beltpacks for Professional Photographers that use digital SLR cameras. By designing camera bags for speed and accessibility, we prepare a photographer to Be Ready “Before The Moment.”

Check in the company’s website for the most current information about new products, events, Bag Wisdom, and other resources they produce.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/news.php?current_cat=5

Digital Photography Seminar

October 11th, 2007

Join Bruce Dorn (CANON Explorer of Light) and Maura Dutra (COREL Painter Master) for an inspiring evening seminar to learn about exciting new tools and techniques that will streamline your workflow while increasing your profitability.

The program includes different and varied topics: Advanced Speedlight Techniques, Cinematic Composition for Capture, Artistic Application of Textures, Introduction to Digital Painting and Elegant and Efficient Album Design.

 Visit the site and learn from two of the best in the business…

http://www.thedigitalphotographyedge.com/index.htm

Underwater Photography Courses

October 11th, 2007

Underwater photography is a hobby of passion - the desire to learn how to capture an image underwater in a way nobody else has and share that image with other’s who share this passion.

The Underwater Photographer was created to fuel that passion with online instruction in underwater photography, digital underwater photography and digital imaging for underwater photographers, as well as new ideas and input from professional underwater photographers. Our online courses will teach you the how-to’s of capturing images underwater, whether you are shooting video or stills, film or digital, with a point-and-shoot camera or fully housed digital SLR system.

Find out about ‘The Underwater Photographer´s’ activities and courses at: http://www.theunderwaterphotographer.com/

 

Worldwide Photo Treks

October 11th, 2007

Traveling the globe for almost a decade, the Mentor Series workshops have been educating photographers at all levels on unique, hands-on photo treks. Trekkers travel to dramatic destinations, shoot alongside top professional photographers and learn how to get the most out of their photo equipment.

The workshop’s include, among others, places like Hong Kong, Antarctica, Egypt, Iceland and Tahiti.

Find out more and sign up today!

Sony World Photography Awards

October 10th, 2007

Photographers are invited to enter the inaugural World Photography Awards, a competition which will award a $25,000 top prize to the best professional.

Backed by Sony, the contest is expected to attract well known and ‘undiscovered’ photographers alike.

There is a separate category for amateur photographers, the winner of which will be invited to the black-tie awards ceremony to be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on 24 April 2008.

For full details on the contest, please visit:
http://www.worldphotographyawards.org/

Color around the world

October 10th, 2007

GREENVILLE, S.C. — “Digital Journeys: Traveling with a Camera in Hand,” a collection of photographs by Furman University Professor Emeritus of history and Asian studies Dr. James B. Leavell, will be on display in Furman’s Thompson Art Gallery through Friday, Nov. 2.

“Digital Journeys: Traveling with a Camera in Hand,” is an exhibition of Leavell’s study in color as he traveled around the world.

Some of the countries he visited include China, Ethiopia, Japan, Spain, Tibet and the United States, among others.

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