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Summer 2015 / Vol. 37 / No. 3

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A Conversation with Craig Semetko
Retrospective: Ray K. Metzker
Behind the Shots with Ami Vitale
Winners: 35th Annual College & High School
Photography Contest

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Spring 2015 / Vol. 37 / No. 2

Cover Photo: ©Bob Adelman 1965, Montgomery, Alabama

Visions of Liberty: Interview with Bob Adelman
Shooting Close to Home with Patrick Zephyr
Harvey Stein: The Street is His Studio
Portfolios

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 […]

Visions of Liberty, a Conversation with BOB ADELMAN

1965, Montgomery, Alabama © Bob Adelman

Bob Adelman is one of the iconic photographers of the 1960s civil rights movement. He was the official photographer for CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality (one of the “Big Four” civil rights organizations) led by James Farmer. This gave Adelman close access to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other movement leaders. He rode […]

Recent Innovations From Nikon

D810: Nikon’s Flagship Camera

Nikon Inc. continues to roll out exciting new products, most notably its current high-end, full-frame DSLR, the D810. Also new is the full-frame D750, aimed towards the enthusiast market, and a prime AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lens. D810: Nikon’s Flagship Camera The D810 is geared towards the professional market and boasts a new 36.3-megapixel, […]

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 […]

Epson’s Surecolor P600 Professional Photo Printer

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The Epson SureColor® P600 is designed for creative professionals, fine artists, and advanced amateur photographers. It combines an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome® HD pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhotoTM HD imaging technology to produce exhibition-quality black-and-white prints and stunningly vivid color prints. Advanced media handling, including a front-in and front-out paper […]

Cotton Carrier’s Strapshot EV1

Cotton Carrier’s Strapshot EV1

Looking for a way to reduce the strain on your neck and shoulders that comes from traditional camera neck straps? Cotton Carrier’s StrapShot EV1 is newly designed to securely carry compact, mirrorless, fourthirds and full-sized DSLR cameras. EV1 is thinner than the original StrapShot, and includes a redesigned tether and wrist strap that will act […]

Nikon Announces New D5500 DSLR

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Nikon’s latest DX-format DSLR, the D5500, is a lightweight, powerful entry-level DSLR. It offers an array of imaging technology, including a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), a new 3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The new monocoque design makes the camera one of Nikon’s lightest and most […]

Manfrotto’s 2-Way Head with Fluidity Selector

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The new XPRO Fluid Head (MHXPRO- 2W) with Manfrotto 200PL quick release plate offers easy swapping between photo and video applications. This is the only lightweight video head that allows the user to switch between hard fluidity for slow tilt movement and soft fluidity for fast tilt movement. The compact MHXPRO-2W is both lightweight and […]

Winter 2014 / Vol. 37 / No. 1

Cover Photo: Bruce Springsteen, 2002 © Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler’s Iconic Portraits
Norman Mauskopf: Book-Driven
Seeing Through Iphoneography
Winners: 34Th Annual Spring Photography Contest

GREGORY HEISLER Iconic Portrayals

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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 […]

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, […]

Sigma Spotlights Popular Lenses

Sigma Corporation of America — a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of lenses, cameras and flash units — offers several popular lenses designed for DSLRs with full-frame sensors. The APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM is geared for photographing nature and wildlife; the 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports is ideal […]

Seeing Through iPhoneography

“Chairs on a Dune, Moroccan Sahara.” Distressed FX.©K AREN GORDON SCHULMAN

Recent years have seen monumental changes in photographic equipment, but nothing has rocked the imaging world like the “serious” use of smartphones (primarily iPhones) for creative self-expression. Photojournalists, commercial and fine art photographers, students, pros and amateurs alike have taken to this new and exciting world. With iPhone photo apps, you can create endless treatments […]

Sigma’s Global Vision Lens Filters

Sigma’s new Global Vision lens filters

Sigma’s new Global Vision lens filters offer 13 filter size options in four new lineups. These filters have a new design that suits the high optical performance of all new Global Vision products. By incorporating Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating, the filter reduces flare and ghosting; black rimmed glass eliminates unnecessary internal reflections, and provides high […]

FUJIFILM Announces Deluxe X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

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The new special edition FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver is a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers an instant image preview. It includes the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an autofocus of 0.08 seconds. A new Natural Live View in the EVF displays […]