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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

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 […]

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

FUJIFILM X-T1

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 […]

Manfrotto Introduces the 190X Tripod

Manfrotto’s 190X tripod

Manfrotto’s new 190X tripod incorporates the premium Italian design and enhanced features found throughout the updated 190 series. Comprising sections, the 190X aluminum tripod includes a ground level adapter, to reach ultra-low positions for capturing ground-images. Simply disassemble remove the center column, connect the adapter to the top casting and adjust the leg angles the […]

Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme Portable Power System from Paul C. Buff, Inc.™

Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme (VLX™)

Paul C. Buff’s fourth generation portable power system, the Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme (VLX™), is a complete portable power system, combining a uniquely designed, dedicated power inverter with a high capacity lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery in a compact design. Producing a current-controlled, 120 VAC power source, the VLX™ reliable, convenient, and source for use with […]

Fall 2014 / Vol. 36 / No. 4

Cover Photo: © Peter Turnley / Corbis.
Mozambican refugee, Malawi, 1988.

The World According to Peter Turnley
Benjamin Rusnak Makes Contact
Garry Winogrand Retrospective
Portfolios

The World According to PETER TURNLEY

Kosovar-Albanian refugees

Although Peter Turnley is renowned for documenting the human condition around the world, he has also photographed life and romance in Paris, his adopted home since 1975. His tender views of this city’s magnificence and beauty provide a vivid contrast to the harsh realities of his photojournalistic work. Turnley has captured most major stories of […]

GARRY WINOGRAND Student of America

New York, ca. 1962 ©The Estate of Garry WinoGrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand’s body of work is as big and sprawling as the country he documented. It’s said that over two million people — roughly one percent of the U.S. population in the 1960s — were captured by his lens. Paging through the massive catalog accompanying Garry Winogrand, his current globe-touring retrospective, it stood to reason […]

BENJAMIN RUSNAK Making Contact

Bathed in Love

Ribs sticking out, twigs for arms, eyes sunken. I’ll never forget it. I was about seven years old when my mother showed me a black-and-white photograph of a naked and emaciated child, in some book at the public library. For me, that moment was the start of learning about a much bigger and more serious […]

Olympus Products Unite Power and Portability

Olympus OM-D E-M1

The OM-D E-M1 is the flagship model in Olympus’s revolutionary Micro Four Thirds lineup of cameras, designed for advanced photographers who require a high-performance camera and a compact interchangeable lens system. Olympus recently established the M.ZUIKO PRO lens category, which includes the ED 12-40mm f/2.8 (24–80mm, 35mm equivalent) PRO lens. To discuss the merits of […]

Sigma’s New DP2 Quattro Camera

Sigma-DP2-Camera

The first camera in Sigma’s dp Quattro trio of cameras is now available. As with all the cameras in the Quattro series, the dp2 Quattro features a redesigned camera body and Foveon “Quattro” Direct Image sensor, which builds on the distinctive properties of X3 technology, uniquely recording red, green, and blue wavelengths at each pixel […]

Introducing Chimera NF 1X1 & 1X2S

Chimera-NF-1x1

Chimera is expanding the No Frame (NF) TECH LED Lightbank series to work with the ever growing number of instruments available. These Lightbanks are designed to be quick and easy while giving you expanded control of your lighting tool of choice. Chimera now has two 1x1s and two 1x2s, which attach to your lights using […]

Manfrotto Unveils New 190 Tripod Series

Manfrotto-190-Tripod-Series

Manfrotto’s new 190 series of lightweight and compact tripods sets a new industry benchmark with a host of elegantly simple innovations and practical improvements. Enhanced features include a new Quick Power Lock leg lever design (QPL), which provides a strong, ultra-fast and ergonomic locking system that allows for complete extension of the legs with one […]

Nikon Announces the New D810

Nikon-D810

Nikon’s new FX-format camera is a multimedia HD-SLR for photographers and cinematographers, featuring a new 36.3- megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low pass filter (OLPF), yielding extremely high-resolution, broad dynamic range and stellar sharpness. It’s bolstered by Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processor, for a 30% overall boost in performance. Other features include an advanced […]

In Search of DAVID EUSTACE

John Byrne

David Eustace’s love of people is apparent in his portraiture. His work has been described as powerful in its simplicity, yet complex at the same time. To look at one of his portraits is to see the very essence of an individual. Eustace’s subjects include celebrities and other prominent people in the world of art, […]

Summer 2014 / Vol. 36 / No. 3

John Byrne

The Portraits of David Eustace
Nick Brandt: Animal Elegy
Marissa Roth: One Person Crying
Winners: 34Th Annual College & High School Contest

MARISSA ROTH: Chosen by a Project

Arifa Osmanovic, Lost 3 Sons in the Sebrenica Massacre. Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2009.

Some photographers consciously choose what they want to shoot — landscapes, rodeos, city skylines, the faces of aging — but for a few, the creative process is reversed. The project chooses them. Their subject becomes an irresistible, driving force, propelling them forward for unfathomable reasons, even against logic, to shoot all dimensions and angles, no […]

NICK BRANDT Animal Elegy

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007

Nick Brandt can just picture it: ominous clouds sweeping across the sky above dusty, arid plains. And somewhere in there, the face of the wild — whether it’s the look in a lion’s eyes, or sawed-off elephant tusks seized from poachers and now in the hands of rangers. “I have specific ideas in mind when […]

TAMRON’S All-In-One Zoom Lens: 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD Macro (MODEL B016)

TAMRON’S ALL-IN-ONE TM ZOOM LENS: 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD MACRO (MODEL B016)

Tamron has developed a completely new All-In-One™ zoom lens design that provides a focal length range extending from 16mm true wide-angle to 300mm supertelephoto, resulting in the world’s first zoom ratio of approximately 18.8X. By employing UXR glass (which helps to reduce the size of the front lens diameter), an optimized layout of the Molded-Glass […]

Chimera’s Octa 30 Beauty Dish

Chimera’s Octa 30 Beauty Dish

Chimera’s Octa 30 Beauty Dish #6015 is a lightweight collapsible light modifier to be used with either studio or camera flash units. The support poles are on the outside of the body, which gives a completely smooth and uniform white interior. A fabric bounce-back disc, suspended in the center, bounces the direct light of your […]

Outdoor Adventure DSLR Camera Carrying Solutions By Andy Mann And Mountainsmith

Parallax

Coupling 30 years of packbuilding experience with the consultation of National Geographic photographer Andy Mann, Mountainsmith bags feature ergonomic ease of use and are protected with a water-resistant hightenacity fabric. Andy Mann’s #1 choice is the Parallax, a “photo studio with shoulder straps” that offers an innovative sideaccess DSLR case that can be deployed and […]