Category Archives for "How-To"

Jun 11

#1014. Books that Have Helped Me Grow as a Photographer

By Frank Field | How-To

In retirement, my avocation is landscape photography, particularly of the unmatched North Coast of California. As I’ve sought to transform myself from a high tech R&D leader to a photographer, I have accumulated about 200 volumes of monographs, collected works, histories, biographies and instructional works. Pascal’s call in DearSusan #995 for an index to influential […]

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May 11

#1001. The Fulfilling Photography Manifesto

By pascaljappy | How-To

Agility has its manifesto. Zen programming has its manifesto. There are probably more. Technical disciplines often implicitely require much creativity and their most advanced pracitionners seem to create these brief documents to impart an underlying philosophy that elevates the discipline from mere execution and extract the best from it. Digital photography has become very technical […]

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Mar 11

#977. DS Challenge : Bayhem and the state of competition photography

By Adrian | Art & Creativity , How-To

Anyone who is familiar with the work of the modern American film industry will understand the importance of the action movie. They have been a weapon in Hollywood’s arsenal since the 1980s, together with their older cousin the 1970s disaster movie. “The Towering Inferno” and “Poseidon Adventure” became “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Terminator”, and […]

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Jan 29

#959. The way we shoot… (part deux)

By philberphoto | How-To

  I remember reading how Argentinian pianist Miguel-Angel Estrella kept playing the “piano” on just a bit of wood in the cell in which the military regime had jailed him. Which allowed him to resume his piano career once he had been set free. To me photography is somewhat the same, save for the Junta […]

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