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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 27, 2017 0 comments

National Geographic photographers are pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to travel and adventure photography. And now you can get their advice for free with this pdf download of the “National Geographic Guide to Photography.”

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 15, 2017 0 comments

Joel Sartore is an acclaimed National Geographic photographer with an ambitious quest like no other: His life-long goal is to document the plight of our planet's animals by making portraits of every species in captivity.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 23, 2017 0 comments

Award-winning travel and drone photographer Chase Guttman has a long list of accomplishments, especially for someone who was born when Bill Clinton was President of the U.S. Guttman honed his drone photography skills while travelling across the U.S. to capture breathtaking images of all 50 states from the air.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 13, 2017 0 comments

Some people think of Man Ray strictly as a photographer but those familiar with his broad body of work recognize him as a sculptor, artist and filmmaker as well. Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia in 1901, Ray’s eclectic background helped him reinvent photography as a significant force in the Dadaist and Surrealist movements.

Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

The legendary American photographer William Eggleston was a true pioneer in the potential of color photography and his quirky, eccentric portraits of everyday life can teach us all a lot about candid artistry and composition.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 09, 2016 0 comments

Legendary photographer Richard Sandler walked the streets of New York and Boston for 20 years, capturing some of the most iconic black-and-white images of our time. Sandler’s photographs, some of which you see here, appear in permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 07, 2016 0 comments

Moment by Moment is a beautiful new book from Thames and Hudson featuring 133 of the most celebrated images by the legendary American photographer John Loengard who was a staff photographer for Life magazine from 1961 to 1972 before becoming the magazine’s photo editor.

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 23, 2016 0 comments

A new book by British astronaut Tim Peake features a breathtaking collection of photographs he took while about the International Space Station (ISS.) The book is entitled “Hello, Is this planet Earth?” and features 150 stunning images—many of which have never been seen before.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Sep 14, 2015 0 comments

In 1955, armed with a couple of Leicas, several bottles of French brandy, and hundreds of rolls of film, the photographer Robert Frank set out on an odyssey to look for the soul of America. Behind the wheel of his black Ford Business coupe, he drove over 10,000 miles of endless highways and forgotten back roads; and made nearly 27,000 photographs. From these road-trip images he created a “photobook,” a work that has had a profound impact on photography and photographers ever since: The Americans.

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Lou Jones and Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski Posted: Feb 06, 2015 0 comments

Canon Speedlites and Nikon Speedlights are small flashguns that can be used on- or off-camera and that can provide big results—if you know how to use them properly. Acclaimed Boston photographers Lou Jones, Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski guide you through the technical and creative aspects of how to get the most out of these powerful tools in Speedlights & Speedlites (Second Edition), an indispensable guide packed full of inspirational images and comprehensive diagrams of the lighting setups used to capture them.

Robert Hirsch Posted: Jan 30, 2015 0 comments

The recent book Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 is a groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas by imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world. These artists represent a diverse group of curious experimentalists who have propelled the medium’s evolution by visualizing their subject matter as it originates from their mind’s eye. Many favor the historical techniques commonly known as alternative photographic processes, but all these makers demonstrate that the real alternative is found in their mental approach and not in their use of physical methods.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Jan 14, 2015 0 comments

An American Odyssey (Taschen 2014) is a spectacular photo scrapbook voyage across turn-of-the-century America. Gathered from the 19th and early 20th century “color” print and picture postcard collection of photographer Marc Walter, with the assistance of documentarian Sabine Arqué, it is a huge 612-page coffee table book that tips the scales at nearly 16 pounds.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jan 08, 2015 0 comments

Yves Saint Laurent was born in Oran, Algeria in 1936 and by the time he was a teen his artistic passion lead him to leave his home for Paris to begin a career in fashion design. Working for Christian Dior allowed his talent to blossom and grow and it wasn’t long before his creations began to attract attention making his name synonymous with style, elegance and high fashion.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 20, 2014 0 comments

Born in Toronto Canada, Douglas Kirkland used his talent for photography to build a successful career that spans 60 years. Starting out with Look magazine, Kirkland then moved on to Life magazine where he became a photojournalist. This provided him with the exciting opportunity to explore such places as Greece, Lebanon and Japan. This position soon took him to Hollywood where he worked with stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and be on the set while iconic films like 2001 A Space Odyssey were being created. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 19, 2014 0 comments

Author, pro photographer and educator Jeff Smith owns and operates two successful portrait studios and has written a number of helpful photography guides. In this book titled Portrait Pro: What You MUST Know to Make Photography Your Career, Smith uses his years of experience and expertise to help others learn the best ways to build and grow a successful business as a portrait photographer.

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