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Photographer’s Forum :: Fall 2018 issue


Making Work Feel Like Play Again with Olympus

https://vimeo.com/202179458 Janne Amunét © JANNE AMUNÉT & SAMU Finally ”” she's in the right spot, looks like the gaffer can hold the LED kicker right there, and the wind in her hair is just right … now if I could just get her to relax.” These were our thoughts as we lined up a frame on the [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|

SALLY MANN: A Thousand Crossings

Larry Shaving, 1991 © SALLY MANN The end is coming for us all, and if you don't believe it, Sally Mann's work heralds a poignant and impactful reminder. Memory, family, place, desire, death. Mann's career has been shaped by looking at the things no one wants to look at or acknowledge: moldering bodies at an outdoor scientific research [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|

His Point Of Departure: A Conversation with RALPH GIBSON

Christine in Half Shadow, 1974 © RALPH GIBSON Ralph Gibson is certainly unique. He does his own thing, making photographs his way. Most of his photographs are composed in vertical format in highcontrast black-and-white. He rarely accepts a commercial assignment. His income is mainly from sales of prints and his 25 books. As the story goes, he selfpublished [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|

MAXINE HELFMAN: of Chance And Change

Moth 2014. From the series Summertime. © MAXINE HELFMAN It's not enough for Maxine Helfman just to take pictures. “I also want to see the world, to see how people live,” says the 65-year-old Fort Lauderdale photographer, who recently visited India and Morocco. “Those two countries have done it for me more than anywhere. India is both chaotic [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|

Digital Photography

Lens Offerings from Tamron

Blacksmith, taken with Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 lens Tamron is a well-established optics manufacturer that continually upgrades its lineup of photographic lenses. The latest G2 versions of the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 are both geared toward the professional market, whereas the compact 70-210mm F/4 is one of Tamron's most recent offerings for the prosumer or advanced amateur. I discussed these lenses with Jay P. Morgan, a highly successful commercial photographer and film director with clients ranging from Paramount Pictures to McDonald's. He uses a full range of Tamron lenses in his still photography and video work. Jodie Sweetin, taken with Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 lens Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) This lens's versatile zoom range and wide maximum aperture make it an ideal choice for landscape, portrait and advertising photography, [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|

New Products

Tamron’s 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Tamron announces a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. At just 3.5 inches in length and 16.2 oz. in weight, it is the smallest and lightest in its class. The focal length ranges from an ultrawide 17mm that is suitable for professional landscape photography to a standard 35mm perfect for [...]

SR Series Professional Tripods from SIRUI

SIRUI USA introduces the SR Series of Professional Tripods. Supporting over 55 pounds and reaching heights of over 80 inches (with optional center column), these tripods are available in three different models. All feature a twist leg lock system easily deployed with a half-inch turn, and a flat top plate with 3/8" mounting screw for maximum stability. This removable top [...]

Lowepro Introduces the Freeline Daypack

Lowepro has launched the FreeLine BP 350 AW daypack, designed for today's photographers and videographers. Features include the QuickShelf™ Divider System, which unfolds into a 3-tier shelf or folds flat to remove, revealing an open interior space that includes pop-in lateral dividers. The pack is constructed of super high-grade Nylon 66 exterior fabric with water and abrasion resistant Carbonite; YKK [...]

SHOPDUGGAL.COM Online Digital Print Shop

Duggal Visual Solutions announces the grand opening of ShopDuggal.com, an easy-to-use, modern, online digital print shop giving photographers instant access to world-class printing solutions through a simple, stylish interface. ShopDuggal.com offers outstanding print production for the highest definition photographic prints and archival pigment prints as well as acrylic, canvas and metal prints. In addition, the new virtual shop offers a [...]