Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I first met Eddie Adams in 1972, Allen Dutton another hero, took me to a program that had several famous photographers speaking and showing their work. Eddie Adams was one of the speakers. I had never heard a photographer speak with that kind of passion. I still remember the stories he told and the amazing images... it was a day I will remember as long as I live, it was the day I decided to become a photographer.
I was privileged to assist Eddie on several photos shoots and to staff his workshop. He was a complicated personality, brutally honest and extraodinarily compassionate and I believe you can see those traits in his images. To read stories about Eddie, written by those who knew him best, click here. To see a few of the exceptional images he made, click here.
*With apologies to Willie and Waylon. Cowboys make good heroes too.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
In the meantime I thought I'd go back and revisit some of my early heroes. Photographers who inspired and taught through the images they made. It quite a diverse group. It will probably take several posts to visit them all. I hope you'll journey back with me.
First, for no particular reason, is Philippe Halsman. His images always looked so simple and felt so powerful. Click here to view his Retrospective Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. He's also credited with one of the great photographic quotes.
"I drifted into photography like one drifts into prostitution. First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please my friends, and eventually I did it for the money." -- Philippe Halsman
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Gary shared this video with our Arizona ASMP Chapter, check it out, I think you'll enjoy it. To quote Gary, " The Navy is an incredibly diverse organization with multiple missions. This link highlights those missions through wonderful images captured by US Navy photographers and journalists, of which I am honored to be one.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Joe Rosenthal, whose photograph of U.S. servicemen raising the flag over Iwo Jima in World War II became an enduring American symbol, died Sunday at age 94.I had the privaledge of meeting and visiting with Joe when I was part of the Black Team for the Eddie Adams Workshop, "Barnstorm 6". He was friendly and humble and answered all of my questions. In the ultimate ironic twist the man who made the most famous photograph of Marines was unable to serve as a Marine because of poor eyesight. Godspeed Joe.
He died at an assisted living center in San Francisco, according to The San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper where he worked for 35 years until his retirement in 1981.
Though his photography career spanned more than 50 years, Rosenthal is best remembered for his single shot of the flag raising at the top of Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945. To read all of Daryl Lang's story for PDN click here.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006
For example, it can help you understand how your image will look when: you upload it to your web site... you make an ink jet print... your color lab prints it... your client prints it...
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
"We explore the world through photography, promoting understanding and respect for all cultures, and enriching lives by seeing more clearly... through each other’s eyes."
Image by Ken Ross
Since 1987, TEOE has sponsored more than 19 international photographic exchanges involving more than 65 volunteer photographers and thousands of students on three continents.
It's hard to believe that this unique project is approaching it's twentieth birthday. It was a privilege to have served as a board member for 17 years. I believe it is one of the most unique projects in all of photography.
Check out their website www.teoe.org to see some wonderful images by gifted photographers. Better yet, check your calendar and theirs you might be able to catch a print exhibit in person!
Monday, August 21, 2006
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Thursday, August 17, 2006
"What’s New in this VersionAfter installing the update and restarting your computer you should see a difference in your print outputs. This tip comes to us via the Apple web site from longtime friend, fellow photoshop instructor and inkjet guru Steve Burger. Thanks Steve! You are the Man!
- The 10.4.7 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies.
It includes fixes for:
- sharing using AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP file sharing protocols
- reliable access to Open Directory, LDAP and Active Directory services
- login and authentication in a variety of network environments
- file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing
- network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files
- connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec and NAT
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless connectivity
- RAW camera support, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
- usability of Dashboard and widgets
- searching iWork '06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight
- saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory
- viewing of QuickTime streaming media behind a firewall
- audio playback in QuickTime, iTunes, Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack Pro applications
- ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop
- determining the space required to burn folders
- synchronizing contacts, bookmarks, and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones
- mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes
- time zone and daylight savings for 2006 and 2007
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iChat, DVD Player, Keynote, Mail, Preview, Safari, and Stickies
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous Mac OS X updates and standalone security updates"
Monday, August 14, 2006
Mahatma Ghandi 1869 -1948
If you would like to read quotes about photography by famous photographers and other well known persons check out Thinkexist.com some great stuff. Found several that I wish I'd said.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
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Saturday, August 12, 2006
"One of the few institutions in the country devoted to the photographic arts, the Museum of Photographic Arts houses more than 4,000 works, representing the entire history of photography, its aesthetic movements, and technological advancements. Illustrating the complex and varied history of the medium, the museum's collection is particularly strong in modern and contemporary work, specifically social documentary photography and photojournalism. The museum is also home to a state-of-the-art movie theater."
I had the privilege of viewing images from the Gigapxl Project in person when they were on exhibit at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego California. The mural sized prints ranged from 12 to 16 feet long and contained jaw dropping detail. I have never viewed any photographic image that parallels these amazing prints. To learn more about the project and view some of the images, click here.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
"In the past week, critics writing online have challenged the accuracy of several news photos from Lebanon, forcing news agencies to correct photo captions and, in one case, fire a photographer. News agencies have corrected a few obvious errors and deny that their photographers would participate in covering staged events." Read Daryl Lang's story at pdnonline.com
© TOP: Issam Kobeisi/Reuters, BOTTOM: Hussein Malla/AP
Two news photos, taken by different photographers two weeks apart, appear to show the same woman.
Unlike other digital cameras the FinePix S3 has 6.17 million pairs of photodiodes which, according to Fuji, has four times the dynamic range of normal cameras. One diode captures mainly brightness information, while the other takes in mainly color information. Onboard hardware combines the information to produce the final picture.
The FinePix S3 UVIR can shoot up to 2.5 frames/sec and has image sizes ranging from 4256 by 2848 pixels down to 1440 by 960 pixels. Photographers take pictures in either 14-bit RAW mode or in the ever popular JPEG format. The FinePix S3 takes Compact Flash cards
The FinePix S3 Pro UVIR will be available in September for $1800.
Fuji also believes the camera will be a hit with infrared enthusiasts like yours truly and wedding photographers. Wedding Photographers? Let's see, gunshot residue, blood and semen stains... insert your joke here.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
We're very pleased to announce that Visualville's new website, http://www.visualville.com designed by Don Giannatti @ Steelid, will publish tonight. Adstock Photos is finding a new home there as well. Drop by... kick the tires... honk the horn!