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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 […]