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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

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