Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tristan Campbell's Very Cool Photo Blog!

I don't know about you, but I like photo blogs... well I should say that I like photo blogs that publish interesting images. This one certainly does. To check it out click here. I would love to have been present when this image was made.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Too Cool For School - Canon HV10!

Looking for a small High-Def digital camcorder? Check out the latest from Canon and just in time for Christmas. I want one! To read Chris Hurd's review at HDV Info Net and see more images click here.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Cool Web Sites - Shazeen Samad

Ran across this site while looking for something totally unrelated. Some very nice images. Check it out.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Yousuf Karsh - My Heroes (cont.)

Karsh had a gift for capturing the essence of his subject in the instant of his portrait. As Karsh wrote of his own work in Karsh Portfolio in 1967, "Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can. The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize."

To learn more about this master portraitist click here.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Nikon Kicks It Up A Notch!

It turns out the rumors were true... and just in time for Christmas! Today Nikon officially announced their latest digital SLR. The Nikon D40 is designed to be a digital SLR for the masses, striking a healthy balance between performance and price. Costing as little as $500, the D40 will combine some of the features found in the older D50 and the brand new D80. For a more in depth look check out the review at

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Wynn Bullock - My Heroes (cont.)

"Wynn Bullock was multi-talented, beginning his artistic endeavors as a concert tenor, with success on Broadway and studies in Paris. While there, he found further inspiration in the art of the recent French masters, most notably Cezanne, and also in the groundbreaking explorations of Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray.

Back in the United States Bullock focused his artistic energies on photography, throwing himself into experiment and innovation with a rigor that resulted in two international patents.

Besides his extensive experimentation, he explored the beauty and strength of "straight" photography using an 8 & 10 camera, creating the intense and luminous images filled with mystery and metaphor for which he is best known today." To see more images click here or here.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Alfred Eisenstaedt - My Heroes (cont.)

"Photojournalist of the Century"? You can easily make the case, his images literally chronicle the twentieth century and the numbers are staggering. Close to a thousand feature stories and more than 90 covers during his six decades at Life magazine. While his V.J. day image, (the kiss felt round the world), may be his most famous, my favorite is his portrait of Sophia Loren, you'll find it here along with many more wonderful images and RealAudio interviews.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Garry Winogrand - My Heroes (cont.)

Although he didn't invent "street photography" Garry Winogrand, may have re-invented it.

"As we walked out of the building, he wrapped the Leica's leather strap around his hand, checked the light, quickly adjusted the shutter speed and f/stop. He looked ready to pounce. We stepped outside and he was
on. We quickly learned Winogrand's technique--he walked slowly or stood in the middle of pedestrian traffic as people went by. He shot prolifically. I watched him walk a short block and shoot an entire roll without breaking stride. As he reloaded, I asked him if he felt bad about missing pictures when he reloaded." "No," he replied, "there are no pictures when I reload."

To learn more about this controversial and influential documentarian read Mason Resnick's "A Workshop With Garry Winogrand."

Friday, November 10, 2006

ColorVision Kicks It Up A Notch!

Would you like your prints to look more like your monitor and vice versa? The journey to "what you see is what you get" printing begins with a single step, CALIBRATE YOUR MONITOR!

Spyder2PRO will get the job done quickly and easily and I recommend it to many of my students and consulting clients. It's a very good product at a very good price, and if you purchase before the end of the year there is a $60 rebate available! Click here for all the details.

BTW, I don't work for Datacolor or ColorVison, own their stock or receive compensation from them in any form.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Robert Capa - My Heroes (cont.)

On May 25, 1954, the career of Robert Capa, whose exploits as a war photographer had made him a legend in modern photography, came to an abrupt end when he stepped on a land mine on an obscure battlefield in Indochina. They found him still clutching his camera.

His funeral was held in the old Quaker meeting house at Purchase, New York. In his memory the Overseas Press Club established the Robert Capa Award "for superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad."

My favorite Robert Capa quote, " If your images aren't good enough, you aren't close enough." To learn more about this photographic icon click here.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Too Cool For School - Eye-Film WiFi SD Card!

Eye-Film Beta is a media card incorporating 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and 512MB of Flash storage. Eye-Film Beta will transfer photos from within your camera to in-home destinations (PC or Mac), or directly to a supported online destination. While photos are transferred to the specified destination, the originals remain on the card. To learn more click here.