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PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS

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Profiles

Behind The Shots with AMI VITALE

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Ami Vitale is a renowned photojournalist whose work is exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries and published in international magazines, including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered awards from prestigious organizations such as World Press Photos, as well as the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, the Lucie Awards, […]

HARVEY STEIN The Street is His Studio

Chandeleo, India, 2013 © Harvey Stien

Harvey Stein is a prolific street photographer with a unique style of engaging his subjects. He’s not one to hide behind long lenses. He teaches classes at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and leads workshops around the world. His photographs and portfolios have appeared in The New Yorker, TIME, LIFE, Esquire, Smithsonian, The New […]

NORMAN MAUSKOPF Book-Driven Photographer

Lingfield, England 1987, from Dark Horses © Norman Mauskopf

It’s not often that you encounter a photographer whose work is driven by long-term projects aimed at being published as books. Norman Mauskopf belongs to that rare breed. Over almost 40 years as a documentary and commercial photographer, teacher and mentor, he has immersed himself four times in pursuing a singular subject with his Leica, […]

Interview

The Charm of Serendipity: a Conversation with CRAIG SEMETKO

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He began his professional career as a comedy writer and actor for corporate events and wandered into photography later in life. At first he enjoyed street photography purely for pleasure and had no expectations. But serendipity stepped in, and since then Craig Semetko’s life has been one lucky break after another. After 10 years of […]

Feature

RAY K. METZKER Photography’s Alchemist

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In a career spanning six decades, Ray K. Metzker, who called himself “an intellectual wanderer,” created images of rare variety and intensity that reflected his commitment to exploring black-and-white photography. From overlapping exposures to making a single picture from a roll of film, from using prints as building blocks for composite works to playing with […]

PATRICK ZEPHYR Shooting Close to Home

“Hang in There.” Gray Treefrog, Hyla versicolor, 2013 © Patrick Zephyr

In landscape and nature photography, the gold standard has long been National Geographic Magazine. Month after month, by dispatching photographers across the globe, this venerable publication fills its glossy pages with jaw-dropping vistas and eye-grabbing macro shots of nature’s weirdest and most wonderful creatures. Patrick Zephyr, an independent nature photographer based in New England, has […]

GREGORY HEISLER Iconic Portrayals

Tim Burton © GREGORY HEISLER

When he was just starting out, Gregory Heisler showed some of his photos to John Loengard, an accomplished photographer and future picture editor of LIFE magazine. Loengard’s advice was, “Shoot what you can’t help but shoot! These will be your best pictures. In hindsight, you will develop your own style.” This sage advice preceded a […]

Digital Photography

New Product Introductions From MAC Group

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MAC Group is a sales and marketing company that represents 18 diverse image-making companies, with a lineup of top brands that includes Benro and MeFOTO tripods, Vü camera filters, ILFORD inkjet media, PocketWizard wireless triggering systems and Tenba camera bags. These tools are geared towards professional photographers, filmmakers, educators and students. Vü Filter Series Vü […]

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New Products

Nikon’s Nine New COOLPIX Cameras

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Nikon’s new COOLPIX models range from budget friendly to rugged and durable, to an entire stable of long zoom options. The COOLPIX AW130 is of the rugged kind: waterproof to 98 ft, shockproof (6.6 ft), freezeproof and ready for adventure. It sports built-in Wi-Fi, a 16 MP sensor, 5x zoom and full HD video. In […]

Manfrotto’s New Fluid Video Monopod Kit

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Manfrotto has added a new kit, MVM450A, to its line of fluid video monopods and accessories. The new MVM250A fully functional aluminum fluid video monopod features the MVA50A fluid base with retractable feet, and a customized XPRO Fluid Video Head (MHXPRO-2W). The new fluid monopod is lightweight and stable, with a patented fluid cartridge system […]

The New 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens From Sigma

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Sigma’s 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens features a light-weight and compact construction. It has a new and improved Optical Stabilizer, for mobile, handheld shooting in the field, and features a new water and oil-repellent coating on the front and rear lenses. At 4.1 inches by 10.2 inches, it features 20 elements in 14 […]

Digital Film Tools Releases EZ Mask V3

Digital Film Tools releases EZ Mask V3

Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, has released EZ Mask v3.0, an interactive image masking tool capable of extracting almost any object in an image, even fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. EZ Mask iteratively estimates the transparency value for every pixel in the image, based on a small sample of foreground (what […]