Archive for 2007

Reality Check – Yes, Art IS a Business

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

[photopress:whiteglove.jpg,full,centered] But don’t think of it like a four letter word. It’s a good thing. A real good thing. When I was a young man, my agents sent me to a prestigious gallery for a possible showing. They told me that the series they were interested in had a great visual style but was a […]

The Most Important Meal of The Day

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Shooting a series on one subject always feels like a great exercise to me. Not that it just builds a visual muscle, but it can become a very natural part of your day and help you continually look at a subject many different ways. And discover something new along the road. Now you don’t think […]

How Cool Is This? Another Way to Look at The Eiffel Tower

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Just Stumbling around: Click on this shot-[photopress:pana.jpg,full,centered] Trippy.

Of Course We Have Some Winners….And Another On-Site Freebie

Friday, December 28th, 2007

[photopress:aperturemagx.jpg,full,centered] For our last Weekly Giveaway of of 2007 we have 2 folks who will be enjoying a subscription to Aperture Magazine this year. And even if you didn’t win, it’s a mag you should be getting. Fine print quality, excellent choices of photographers, and overall, a top magazine that has been around for many […]

Made A List and Checked It Twice

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

[photopress:palmtreexmas.jpg,full,centered] (Some of you were hitting the “Refresh” button on the HOME page and nothing changed. For like, 10 days. Read on for an explanation.) Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas…whatever. How about we call it the year end celebration? And perhaps throw in an assessment? And to be TOTALLY PC , we can say it’s about […]

A New Project From A Familiar Face – Vincent Versace

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

He wants to stay in town, you reap the benefits. [photopress:versace1.jpg,full,centered] After years on the road shooting, lecturing, spokeperson-ing, and generally living out of a suitcase, Vincent Versace has started a new company gathering some of the best talents in photography to bring you an upscale set of learning materials. And maybe he’ll get to […]

Weekly Giveaway – Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy

Monday, December 10th, 2007

It may be really cold where you are, or a chilly 55 degrees at night as it is in LA, but nothing beats putting your feet up and watching a cool DVD. We hope we have something for everyone here this week: Movies/docs with photographers as the main protagonist /subject. [photopress:Pepper_1930_large.jpg,full,alignright] With Henri Cartier-Bresson, W. […]

Is Digital Photography Actually The Green Visual Art Form?

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Not this green: [photopress:300px_Kermit2005.jpg,full,centered] Or this green: [photopress:images.jpeg,full,centered] But this green: [photopress:24trut.2.600.jpg,full,centered] Think about it: the media cards we use recycle the images, computers don’t add fluorocarbons, the batteries for the digital cameras are rechargeable.Most consumers use the internet to share images instead of printing, saving paper, inks and chemistry Everything seems to be “green”. […]

A few more things for Friday..Look, Explore, Buy, Smile!

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I’m sure by now you have discovered StumbleUpon , a very cool web service which helps you discover the sites you may miss out there. This site from :Creative photos by Chema Madoz [photopress:311294194_441a3e3ae3_o.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:311294343_a16fb1186f_o.jpg,full,centered] Click on the site to take a look at a whole series of these visual mixtos. And if you […]

One Winner In, and One to Go

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Congrats to Theodore T. of Northfield, Ohio for winning the signed Alison Jackson book ” Confidential” . Wow. lots of great response for this one. And now for todays On-Site only giveaway. [photopress:44_product_image_20310881_1.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:76_product_image_1586108196_1.jpg,full,centered] Software-Cinema makes some of the best educational DVD’s. And we’d like to share. Soooooo……. Send us an email @, put […]

Newsweek asks: ” Is Photography Dead ?”

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

OK, get home last night, drop the mail on the table and settle in for a little dinner. Start flipping through the mail and catalog, catalog, catalog, donation request, bill, bill, Advertising Age, and Newsweek. Start flipping form the back of the mag (old habit) and hey…there’s a Cindy Sherman photograph. [photopress:nw_gal_DeadPhoto_SLAH.jpg,full,centered] © Cindy Sherman […]

Wow, That Place Looks Great..Now, How Do I Get There Again?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

A few weeks ago, we wrote about geotagging. Well, we haven’t stopped the research. As a matter of fact, we obtained 2 different units for testing. What they do is add GPS data to the digital file of your photographs. You do need software that can read that, but Adobe Lightroom is our software of […]

Weekly Giveaway – “Don’t Get Famous”

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

[photopress:AJ_0312_Bush_RubiksCube_L.jpg,full,centered] © Alison Jackson In her recent book of photographs, ” Confidential “,Alison Jackson has created a new reality. One based on perceived truth and, perhaps, our deep suspicions. Celebrities are revealed in situations that you may have suspected, or are relieved to know, as you see what does go on behind closed doors. But […]

It’s Not Just An Art Form, It’s A Way Of Life

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

In this last part of the series with Albert Watson, his passion for photography and what a photographer is, gets laid out pretty simply here. There is one video that has not been featured on the home page and this is available (with about 31 others on photography) at this YouTube address, shortly all will […]

Double Header : Video and a Talk

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Wait …things usually come in 3’s. And the 3rd thing is…. We have a free book for you. Details at the end of this post. First of all, a little sorbet of a video, with Albert Watson discussing the many faces of a photographer.It’s a short one. Then we have an announcement about a talk […]

Time to hit the Post Office……yes, we have Weekly Giveaway winners!

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Thanks as always for your continued support. These giveaways are just our way of saying ” cheers to you all”. And the folks that’ll be smiling this week are: Michael P. of Frederick MD. will be getting double the fun in the mail with the 2 bags from Lowepro, and Yulie K. of Seattle Washington […]

Albert Watson – Part 1: A Beginning

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

[photopress:5532b.jpg,full,centered] © Albert Watson – ” Golden Boy “ While in NYC for PhotoPlus Expo in Oct. we had the opportunity to speak with Albert Watson, a consummate pro, about his career, his beginnings, and of course, his work. This passionate photographer has a life story to tell, and way of life to pass on. […]

Weekly Giveaway – It’s What We Call A Two-Fer

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Yep, we’re cranking things up a bit this holiday season. You’ve been out shopping for your loved ones, business associates, friends, etc..Good on ya. That’s when we try to take care of you a little bit. With free stuff. This week we have a couple of great bags from LOWEPRO:

Sometimes, to know what touches you, it takes reaching out further than you may usually go.

Monday, November 26th, 2007

One of the strong forces at Paris-Photo were the classic and historical images available. Of course there was au courant photography from the relatively new artists. And some of it was REALLY big.( just noting continuing trends ) [photopress:costa.jpg,full,centered] © Giacomo Costa Like this piece from Giacomo Costa, represented by Galerie Clairefontaine. You have to […]

Turkey Day, Black Friday: Time for a Culture Break ?

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

[photopress:PPP_0056_2.jpg,full,centered] Photo ops abounded. Just letting you know there are some snaps being uploaded to the Facebook site as “share” photos as opposed to the gallery upload. A quick way to see a couple of visuals from holiday time in NYC. While the others shop, you can be discovering history. Oh, there’ll be doorbusters, Black […]

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s kick this off RIGHT!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

This week we have a package of items, all handpicked to hit all the marks in your photographic interests. These are a few of my favorite things. Cue the music…… There is a LowePro gear bag, Giottos mini-tripod, Family of Man, On Photography by Susan Sontag, a Sandisk Mobile Mate Card Reader, and of course, […]

Let’s see what’s on the shopping list this year……Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Photography Minded

Monday, November 19th, 2007

[photopress:m_527.jpg,full,alignright] ( before we get started, let’s first congratulate our weekly giveaway winners from last week.Krissy W. of NY,NY will be getting the ShootSac, and Ella M. from Maple Falls, Washington asked “what else is there?” and she’ll find out when she gets a copy of The Photographers Eye) We’ve been looking around, trying stuff […]

OK, did we tell you about…..?

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

[photopress:focus_sign_one.jpg,full,centered] We’ve just packed up and headed out to NYC after an amazing time at Paris-Photo and surrounding photo events. Special thanks to Guillaume, Sophie, and Violeta for all of your help! *There will be a wrap-up report on the fair, some exclusive videos, and an overall assessment of the week.Solid stuff. *Also, it’s just […]

There it was, just buried on the shelf, waiting to change my life.

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

[photopress:books_fom.jpg,full,alignright] When I was about 8 years old, the bookcase in the hall had tons of books, from odd shaped art annuals to paperback novels. But there was one book that was waiting for me to discover it: The Family of Man. I know I discussed the impact this book has on me, and those […]

What is UP with all of these old buildings??

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Just kidding. C’mon, did you seriously…what do you think….am i nuts? Look, I come from a place where it sometimes feels like the oldest building is just being finished. Yes, Los Angeles. So it has been a joy walking around this beautiful city, sampling the street food, and staying warm. But that’s not what you […]

Paris, The Louvre, The Best Photographic Sale/Exhibit in the World…yeah, that works.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Paris-Photo 2007. This is no one day affair. The caliber of work in this fair is world class and breathtaking,with a range of images to entice any palette to purchase. This is the creme de la creme. OK, I really don’t speak much French. So lets take a spin around a couple of pieces of […]

“It felt like a hot kiss on the end of a warm fist”

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

[photopress:586_6.jpg,full,alignright]Ahh, pulp novels. Those gritty, rough, testosterone filled paperback books that deliver what they promise. Heroes, Villains, Women and Action. In thick doses. One of the classic literary genres that has a visceral feel all its own. The covers were salacious and graphic in the way a sensational gut level emotional story should be. [photopress:586_4.jpg,full,alignright] […]

“It depends on what your definition of is,is”

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

And your definition of Reality. What it is, what it can be. [photopress:the_shot.jpg,full,centered] From the producers of America’s Next Top Model, comes The Shot – hosted by Russell James, famous for shooting the Victoria’s Secret catalogs. Here is the rap: “Ten aspiring photographers move into together and size up the competition for the first time. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Ahhhh, so THAT’s what I need it for.

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

[photopress:products_shootsac.jpg,full,centered] Last week we posted a video about a camera bag called a ShootSac. When we first saw it at PhotoPlus, conceptually it worked. A strong bag for using on the go at an event. And it could be made to appear unobtrusive. Although, honestly, that’s good for the stealth ,but not needed when you […]

If you want to give back in a photographic way…….

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

I believe that people are inherently good. To help people, to right a wrong, to reverse an injustice, to see a situation and want to recruit others to help change a condition. We have that inside of us. All of us. There is always that intention, anyway. Whether the action comes to fruition, or attempted […]

Hey,Where the Heck Did That Thing GO?

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

And by thing, I mean article/video, and by go, I mean…it’s not right in front of me. When we publish an article on this site’s HOME page, it goes only back a total of 6. That you can see, anyway. Most of our videos are available at YOUTUBE or on the VIDEO page in a […]

Yes, just it inscribe it to ” My dear friend……….

Friday, November 9th, 2007

And that’s what our winner this week will be doing when he publishes his first book of photographs, courtesy of BLURB.COM, inscribing his book to the fans. Congratulations Nick M. from Heresford, England! Well done. What will your book look like? Wait til you see what we great freebies have for your next week! Just […]

Hmmmm….what else should I bring on the road?

Friday, November 9th, 2007

So we’re cruising around on youtube to see what we can see, and we totally forgot about this dude: Chase Jarvis. He’s a pro photographer who’s been making some pretty decent videos about things you may like to know about. Some real practical stuff. Like this: Now there are some things in the video that […]

A Bag, A Smile, and A Wipe

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Wow, what a combo! OK, what that REALLY means is that we are showing you some of the products we saw at PhotoPlus last month. Now we only video the products or services we think are useful, or unique. Most importantly something you, our readers, may dig. The ShootSac caught our eye because it speaks […]

What do you mean you don’t want to spend 5k-8K USD for a camera?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

[photopress:sonydslr.jpg,full,centered] You see, depending on your needs and your finances, there are some amazing options out there for your key DSLR system. At PhotoPlus, there were new cameras shown in the middle price range ($1300-$1800 USD) from the top companies. Sure Sony has come out with their latest in their entree into the DSLR fray. […]

Eugene Richards – The Compassionate eye

Monday, November 5th, 2007

[photopress:1105eugenei03.jpg,full,centered] Newly born, Washington, DC, 1990 (from “The Next Step”). © Eugene Richards – All Rights Reserved As we went from table to table at the press luncheon, meeting with each photographic master, the time was approaching to leave the rooftop and go inside for the speeches and lunch with the honorees of the 2007 […]

Be your own Big Brother !

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Whhaaaat? OK, a couple of explanations here. The Big Brother we’re talking about here is from George Orwells “1984”. And the reference is to the explosion of geotagging (new word to teach your spell check) coming down the road. And I repeat: Whaaaat? First of all much of the new technology which we’ll be covering […] mean that ANY digital camera can upload snaps wirelessly to Facebook with this???

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Yep, that’s right. After being mentioned on TECHCRUNCH a year and a half ago, the Eye-Fi 2Gb SD card is now shipping. Just in time for the holidays.[photopress:eyefipressx.jpg,full,alignright] So here is the deal: The SD card works in any camera that uses that format (sorry Sony), you download the software to you PC or MAC, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Oh Yeah, This is the Book I’ve Been Waiting to Do!

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

As we laid out a week ago, one of the best products we saw at PDN/PhotoPlus was not a new lens or a camera body, although there was some great new tools in that arena. Let’s take it to the next step of the process: The images. And past that, how about publishing your own […]

“I don’t want to live in the past, I just don’t want to lose it ” – Jake Gittes

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Love that quote. Too true. Ok, a pet subject of ours is data back-up. It doesn’t matter if you shoot film or digital. If any party of your process or life goes through a computer you MUST BACK UP YOUR STUFF!!!! Not a matter of IF your hard drive will crash, but when. Sorry. Facts […]

Ralph Gibson – A Master of Black and White Fine Art Photography

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

[photopress:artwork_images_425054379_320022_ralph_gibson.jpg,full,centered] © Ralph Gibson When I was first studying photography, there was an artist who had images that would forever stick in my mind. Was it the intense black and white of the prints or the brilliant graphic nature of the photographs? Now when I say graphic, it was not a simple design that was […]


Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

OK, a little dramatic ( did you add some echo with the title?) . But the continuing back and forth between Nikon and Canon in the race for the best, means that we are all the beneficiaries of higher quality tools. Here is a closer look at NIkon’s D3: You can read a hands-on review […]


Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Silverstein Gallery Cloud 9 and Andre Kertesz March 14th- April 25th, 2009 535 West 24th Street NY,NY 10011 Tel: 212-627-3930

Weekly Giveaway – Something Old, Something New, Something for the Future

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Is bigger REALLY better?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

And so the debate progresses as the Clash of the Titans continues. Canon introduces the new EOS 1Ds Mark III ( available Nov. for about $8,000. USD) with 21 megapixels. Continuing their Live View features, Canon has improved the sensor once again. So is size that important to you? Or is it the quality of […]

Elliott Erwitt – Lifetime Acheivement Award 2007

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

[photopress:ElliotErwitt.jpg,full,centered] © Elliott Erwitt Elliott Erwitt just received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The IPA/LUCIES. This man has created some of the most memorable images of our lifetime. From his 17 books such as Personal Exposures, Snaps, Personal Best, Between the Sexes, Recent Developments, to his latest Unseen, he has touched that special place where […]

The race is still on, but the goals have shifted.

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Or is it “the game is on, but the rules have changed?” Anyway, here is an observation from a week of PhotoPlus Expo: Simply, high megapixel count means something for certain photo situations. But what a lot of photographers want is all about the sensor. Less noise, higher sensitivity (low light) fast processing in camera. […]

Snip snip here, snip snip there, and a couple of ….well, you know the rest

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Reference :Wizard of Oz scene where they transform the weary travelers when they reach Oz. C’mon not THAT obscure. Anyway, we are cutting away at the new videos for you with interviews with photographers, and close up looks at new products we got our hands on at PhotoPlus Expo 2007 last week. One of the […]

In the future we will have flying cars…..

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

…and cameras that will tell us when someone is smiling. OK, that’s what we have now. Nope not the flying cars, but the point and shot cameras with Smile detection. What does that mean? [photopress:tc200_back.jpg,full,centered] it does come in 3 colors- black,red and silver Well, when you use a camera, such as the Sony DSC-T200, […]

The envelope please…..

Friday, October 19th, 2007

And the winner of the book by Elliott Erwitt “Personal Exposures” is: Peter G. of San Rafael, California. Last weeks winner of the Howard Greenberg book ” 25 Years- A Celebration” was Pekka L. from Finland. Congratulations to you both! Remember, to be eligible for these freebies you must be on the email list for […]

Memory almosts full..Redux

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Truly. I had to go out and buy another hard drive to store all of the visuals captured on this trip. All in all,it has been an amazing time here in NYC for a week of photo-ness. And not over yet Walked the trade show floor, shooting video like crazy, trying to find the really […]

Guilty Pleasure ? Art Form ? Or strictly business ?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Hmmmmm….. let those whose are without sin caste the first stone..or photograph. C’mon there is a certain guilty pleasure in the latest celebrity photo IF there is a unique quality or story line attached. STORY LINE ??????? [photopress:brad1.jpg,full,centered] Brad Elterman discussing one of his iconic images of Muhammad Ali Yep, that is the mission statement […]

Overture, Turn The lights, This is it, The Night O’Nights!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

A vision realized. Hossein Farmani has a passion to celebrate photography and he shared that passion with a theater full of like minds on Monday night. The crowd was huge and happy.It was truly a milestone to set the IPA-LUCIE 5th Annual awards in the prestigious venue of Lincoln Center.[photopress:SFT_0272.jpg,full,centered] Photographer Vincent handled the Step […]

A little gossip, a little chat, a little idle talk of this and that: The IPA – Lucie Awards Honoree Luncheon

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Actually, it was a lot more than idle chat here on day 2 of the week of photography in NYC, and we were back at Splashlight studios. Today the press was able to interview some of the honorees of this years Lucies Awards. And there is video of all of the interviews we did that […]

And so it begins….

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

The big week in photography in New York, kicked off tonight at Splashlight Studios. [photopress:party1.jpg,full,centered] The Best Of Show Prints from the IPA/LUCIE exhibit was the main event. This 5th year is proving to be a major one. The sellout at Lincoln Center for the event sounds to us like a major accolade. And there […]

Looked like Box Canyon to Me – Just like in the westerns

Friday, October 12th, 2007

(the image in the article below is Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas) When I first saw the location of this ambush, it looked much smaller that I had imagined. But perfect for the murder that occurred here. Yep, spent the week in Dallas and made a sojourn to the site of the John F. Kennedy […]

Where in the world?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Where are we? Hint: a very famous spot in American history. The answer is in this weeks NEWSLETTER. Sign up today! (plus be eligible for free stuff. pretty cool.) [photopress:dealey1.jpg,full,centered]

Dove’s “Evolution” follow up…”Onslaught”

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Maybe you remember this video from earlier this year. A brilliant commentary on what we consider beauty in our society and what is real or perceived. As people who deal in beauty imagery daily, whether you create it, use, or just encounter it, this huge statement from DOVE shows some messaging put to the right […]

Weekly Giveaway – Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It ?

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

The Howard Greenberg Gallery is currently showing a group of photographs that he has collected over the past 25 years. What is unique about this show is that the history of each image has been told; the story of how the photographs came into Mr. Greenberg’s collection. More importantly, what each image means to him […]

And the winners are:

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Congratulations this week to: Charlotte A. of Mentone, California who’ll be receiving her copy of Class Picture, and to Charlene H. of Uncasville, CT. who’ll be able to protect her DSLR with Camera Armor, one of our favorite products to share. Coming soon to a screen near you…… [photopress:photoshopexpress.jpg,full,centered] From Adobe Systems, there has been […]

Here’s what it looked like:

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

(at the end of this post we have another on-site free giveaway for you. check it out.) Of course we did some photos at Aperture. This is what the space looked like: [photopress:MOM_0071.jpg,full,centered] The only shooting restriction was

Not a walk in the park at Yossi Milo Gallery

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

OK, we’ve been traveling around the city of New York and seeing some of the new exhibits meant to tweak your fancy, so to speak. After digging on the excellent show at Aperture, a quick walk around the corner,brought us to one of our favorite galleries, Yossi Milo. Famed for introducing Loretta Lux to these […]

Weekly Giveaway – Another gem from Aperture

Monday, October 1st, 2007

After walking the floor of Aperture at the Lisette Model show, they have a great little lounge area. I’d like to think of it as a great place to rest your barking dogs. AND you can sit comfortably and look at all of the offerings on the bookshelves. A bad place for me to be. […]

” I don’t want to go to Chelsea ” Elvis Costello

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Yeah, you do. [photopress:modelx.jpg,full,centered] Coney Island, New York, Bather Standing © Lisette Model This past weekend was spent trying to drink in just a portion of what NYC had to offer the public in the first set of exhibitions of the Fall Season. Always meant to come out strong, and perhaps even shock. It did […]

I Love Paris in…the cold of November??

Friday, September 28th, 2007

When the biggest gathering of the best photography dealers in the world happens in November in Paris, we’ll be there to report on all of the goings on. And honestly,anytime is a great time in Paris,right?[photopress:logo_1.gif,full,alignright] From Magnum Photos events, to special competitions, you’ll get all of the news. And if your are planning on […]

Our favorite day of the week……gift giving day!

Friday, September 28th, 2007

The winner this week of the Andrea Gursky book is Hendrik D. of Antwerp, Begium.Congratulations! AND Mike W., Laurie C., Janelle L., Audrey G.and Kim will be joining us at The IPA/Lucie Awards this year at Lincoln Center.Oh, yes and all of them get “plus 1” added. Next week we’ll be giving away another 5 […]

Little bits:

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

*7 Tips on Shooting Fall Pics. * Getty getting slammed on the $49. web usage fee for stock photos.And there is a HUGE outcry from photogs. * Samy’s Camera in Los Angeles is having an event in Costa Mesa, California on Sept. 28 and 29th featuring some great speakers and lots of hands on gear […]

Weekly Giveaway – I like big books, and I cannot lie!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

We’ll keep this short and sweet: If you like ’em big and brilliant, this book by photographer Andreas Gursky deserves space on your bookshelf. Of course you should keep it out in front for awhile to truly enjoy it. One of my favorite things here is that the size of the book gives a bit […]

Hit em High, Hit em low…tech that is

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

As we’ve been speaking about all of the tools both in hardware and software, and best ways to work with RAW files, asset management, corrections, retouching, etc., Here is just a bit of low tech to balance the deal. The yin and the yang. [photopress:iphonepix_.jpg,full,centered] So, I just got into NYC, and after dinner there […]

Warning: View ONLY if you want to Sell Your Fine Art Photographs

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Yeah, you heard right. Part two of a meeting with Hossein Farmani of the Farmani Gallery in Los Angeles. This is by far the best, clearest, most succinct advice you can hear on entering the world of fine art photography. Wait…that’s only if you are interested in exhibiting and selling your work. Had to clarify […]

“It’s the name of a fish”

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Ahhhh the Marx Brothers Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and yes, Zeppo were some of the funniest comedians ever. True. And our secret word last week for the giveaway was Swordfish. Check out this video to see the origin of the word choice.

Someone’s going to be happy……

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Yep, we have 2 winners to announce in this weeks giveaway. Congrats to Tom S. of Kissimmee, Florida who’ll be taking that walk in the woods with a new Lowepro Vertex 100AW on his back, and Dunn O. of NYC ,who will be getting that warm fuzzy feeling when their camera is all protected in […]

YouTube VS Flash – Does the Difference Mean A lot?

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The winner of the APPLE TV contest has now been posted on our VIDEO page. Entitled “Solace” , it was Kate McKennas entry that won the day. We love YouTube ( we have 17 vids there under this link, but when we put higher quality vid on the site, it makes a HUGE difference. “Thank […]

One more thing…….

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Hmmm..where did I hear that before? Anyway, there is a product I use all of the time, that we have been giving away here regularly, but have been remiss as of late. [photopress:CA_Nikon_D200_BLK_BL.jpg,full,centered] Can you see it ? Camera Armor lives on my camera bodies. It is a silicon, precision molded, outer case (hence the […]

Weekly Giveaway – We’ve Got your Back!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

This week we are very happy to have one of our favorite backpack camera bags from the folks at LowePro.This company has built an incredible history and reputation for taking care of the outdoor photographers needs, with some of the most rugged construction out there. Of course, you may know my total love for the […]

Hossein Farmani -Founder/Creator of the Lucie Awards

Monday, September 17th, 2007

So you’ve seen the ads here, and read some bits and pieces on the Lucie Award shows. Well , we were lucky enough to hear from the man himself Hossein Farmani, the engine behind the event. Gallery owner, entrepreneur and philanthropist just take a look at some of the organizations he is a part of. […]

Friday Video – Daniel W. Coburn Photography

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Before you take a look at this, we’d like to congratulate our winner this week of the book:Joel Meyerwitz: Aftermath Janelle L. of Newton, MASS., USA will be adding this beautiful, moving tome to her collection. And even if you didn’t win, you may want to add this to your collection also. We have a […]

Real World Review – Adobe Lightroom

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I know it’s been out there for a bit, but we wanted to give some first hand, real world reviews as you may use the software yourselves. So when I was called to do a cover shoot recently, I figured here was a good opportunity to check out LIGHTROOM, Adobe’s digital photography editing and workflow […]

Hey Lucie! I’m Home!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

It’s coming up to that time again;The award show that honors the best in photography.The Lucie Awards. And this year the event has moved into Lincoln Center. Nice. HUGE thanks to Hossein Farmani for championing this ” it’s about time ” event. As a major component of a great week of photography in NYC, it […]

Lest We Forget………

Monday, September 10th, 2007

On the anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on 9/11, we’d like to share some particular sites of photographs of that days events. James Nachtwey for Time Bill Biggarts Final Exposures from the site ” Digital Jounalist” 911 Research 9-11 images And a very interesting comparison of photographs at locations then and now from National […]

“Dude, I’m totally going pro and I’m going to rock the ad world”

Friday, September 7th, 2007

And of course this dude knows how to sell his work to the art buyers at all of the major ad agencies. Reality check: Many of the major photography schools will help you learn the craft, expand your horizons, and build a book. To pass your course. “But once you’re out in the big bad […]

Weekly Giveaway – Where did it go?????

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

No worries. It’ll be back later this week. Just make sure you are signed up for the NEWSLETTERso you can be eligible. We have been busy working in the background to bring you some new features which we’ll be announcing soon. Speaking of announcing soon, Steve Jobs just announced the new iPods.[photopress:ipod_hero_touch_20070905.jpg,full,alignright] There is a […]

Big Date in the History of Photography- “You Press the Button,We Do The Rest”

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Of course you all know what the date of September 4th, 1888 means to the world of photography ,right? OK, I wasn’t sure either. [photopress:Original_Kodak.jpg,full,centered] Well it is the day that George Eastman received the patent for the first roll film camera and registered the name KODAK. [photopress:1890_Xmas_Kodak_Ad.jpg,full,centered] Not quite sure about the grammar here, […]

What do Ansel Adams, Alfred Steiglitz, and Diane Arbus all have in common?

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

They are part of an amazing group show currently on exhibit in MOMAs Edward Steichen Photography Galleries There are a few other folks in the show: Atget, Harry Callahan,Tina Modotti,Edward Weston,Bernice Abbott,Dorthea Lange, Rodchenko,Moholy-Nagy,Lee Friedlander, Gary Winogrand, William Eggleston,Paul Strand, Brassai, Eadweard J. Muybridge,August Sander, Harry Callahan, Thomas Struth and I’m sure I’ve missed a […]

The Race for Dominance Takes Another Step Forward…Kind of.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

In the world of photographic inkjet printers there is the current heavyweight class leader recognized as the gold standard: Epson Now whether you feel that may be perception and not fact, is worthy of discussion. A short one. You can argue attributes, issues, etc. but there you are. Epson is the preferred product for many […]

Weekly Giveaway – Do you Know This Woman ?

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Well if you don’t here is a great opportunity to find out all about her. Or a start at least. [photopress:B5309_2.jpg,full,centered] As one of the most famous and well respected masters of photography of the 20th century, discover the work of Margaret Bourke-White . And for your viewing pleasure, please check out this online exhibit

Lift, See, Shoot, Repeat.

Monday, August 27th, 2007

[photopress:katusya2.jpg,full,centered] Lunch – Katsuya, 8/07 Making photographs can be almost likened to exercise. Not the same as pumping your blood, but perhaps working on a set of muscles. Creative muscles. Of course you all know about the concept of always having your camera with you. It then becomes a natural part of your being. An […]

Go East, young man, Go East.

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Or is that West?? [photopress:serra.jpg,full,centered] Richard Serra Exhibit at MOMA © Damon Webster 2007 Whatever, we are heading East to NYC for a bit to see what we can see. If everyone hasn’t split for the Hamptons, or Fire Island , or wherever, we’ll be scouring the city to find out what’s in the galleries […]

Breaking News!- Nikon Announces their first Full Frame Sensor DSLR!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

[photopress:nikonnew.jpg,full,centered] We told you there was going to be a lot of news coming. This is game changing stuff here. EIGHT YEARS AFTER CHANGING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOREVER, NIKON DOES IT AGAIN BY INTRODUCING THE D3 DIGITAL SLR

Lots of News coming……

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

And lots of new products announcing as we start to slowly creep into the fall, and get closer to the holiday buying season. I know, right? HOLIDAY? Well rust never sleeps and neither to those in the photo industry, who are all getting ready to bring you the new, updated, improved, revolutionary products that you […]

Announcing the Winner of the APPLE TV Competition!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

We would like to thank everyone who had submitted entries to this competition. The amount of work and thought in each piece was laudable. After much deliberation and discussion, the winner is…… Kate McKenna of Chelmsford MA. for her piece “Solace” Take a look: When we gave Kate the news, she told us ” I […]

Canon introduces the 21.1 megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR

Monday, August 20th, 2007

This just in: [photopress:canon_front.jpg,full,centered] So now 21.1 megapixels, total choice compression, uses the UDMA faster cards (had to happen), “live” view. Check out this video for what was, improve upon that, and read on for what is coming. Not for the weak of heart or casual user, this is the real deal. Get some bigger […]

Weekly Giveaway – Save Some Room on Your Bookshelf !

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

If you have any room left that is. I always find that a nice stack showing the edge titles can also work. Well before we get into the NEW giveaway, Congratulations to Bob H. of Honolulu, Hawaii (ahhh to be there now…or anytime for that matter) winner of “The Decisive Moment” DVD and to Michael […]

“I’m a licensed professional!” – Les Galantine

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

[photopress:buscemi.jpg,full,centered] Peace Arch Releasing So declares Steve Buscemi’s character every time someone calls him a paparazzi. As if they called him a serial killer. And even in his own perception, he feels the near shame in the truth. Cup of self loathing anyone? With extra foam? What?, like the profession leaves bit to be desired? […]

See you at the Movies! – “Delirious” starring Steve Buscemi

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

It’s made the rounds at the festivals and has been getting huge awards. Top directing awards for Tom Dicillio, and stars: Steve Buscemi, Alison Lohman, Michael Pitt, Elvis Costello and Gina Gershon. Now opening tomorrow (Aug.15th) in limited venues is “Delirious” with Buscemi playing a lovely paparazzi. Synopsis: Small time celebrity photographer Les Galantine (Steve […]

A couple of ways to look at it…..

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Here is a video from YouTube on a food photographer. It’s pretty straight forward, gives a decent overview of the process. The amount of comments it generated was insane. Didn’t realize it was such a divisive subject. But wait..someone decided it was enough of a subject to make this: Wow. Just a little something for […]

Weekly Giveaway – Henri Cartier-Bresson DVD “The Decisive Moment”

Monday, August 13th, 2007

What? We hope you’ve been enjoying the short clip of this, The Decisive Moment, on the VIDEO page. [photopress:bresson_2.jpg,full,alignright] Here is you chance to get the whole DVD. Free. Plus there will be a surprise in the NEWSLETTER this week. Make sure you have signed up to be eligible. This is how it goes down: […]

APPLE TV Contest – Closes Midnite Aug.15th!

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Almost home. The Photoinduced.Com APPLE TV contest is coming to a close. There are 2 more days to enter. We would to like to thank those of you who have submitted entries to date. And a huge round of applause to Miles Turpin, celebrated creative director, for his judging expertise. A bit about Miles: “Miles […]

Sure, we’re digital…but a last gasp for film?

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Last week while at the Getty, we were inspired by the Edward Weston exhibit. BUT there is a another show there in the same space. [photopress:delahaye_rally_x.jpg,full,centered] © Luc Delahaye March 12, 2006. In Minsk, Belarus, a rally for the opposition candidate Alexander Milinkevich during the presidential election campaign. Luc Delahaye French, negative, March 12, 2006; […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson / In His Own Words

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Here is a brief excerpt of a DVD culled from a talk that Henri Cartier-Bresson gave in 1973. Coupled with some of his most famous images, he compares the photographic medium to ” sketchbook, a psychoanalytical couch, a warm kiss, and a machine gun” Of course, this is just a taste. You can purchase the […]

The new iPHOTO : should you spend the dough?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

“Woah” – to quote Keanu Reeves. That’s about what I said when I first took a look at the new iPHOTO, part of the iLife 08 package of applications introduced by Apple yesterday. [photopress:ilife2.jpg,full,centered] This is the first major overhaul in 5 years of iPhoto and let’s see if it was worth the wait. We […]

Breaking News! IPHOTO upgraded and updated

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Apple’s iLife package has just been refreshed. Here is a link for the video tour. We’ll pick up a copy and let you know how it REALLY works. (looks like a new menu in the edit feature: shadow slider adds a new option to up the game a bit.) A first look shows this changes […]

“It doesn’t take brains…it takes sensitivity” Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1973

Monday, August 6th, 2007

So said one of the greatest photographers of the past century. [photopress:bresson_2.jpg,full,alignright] The work of Henri Cartier-Bresson(1908-2004) embodies his concept of The Decisive Moment, with a sure eye,mind and hand capturing the exact perfect occurence of emotion and design in the only medium capable of capturing the reality of such an expression in a split […]

Talkin’ the Talk with Photoshop CS3 – Photomerge

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

We hope you dug the review the other day on Photoshop CS3. Yesterday when we made a trip to the Getty Museum for the Edward Weston show, the architecture of the museum is a perfect setting for a panoramic. And when we say panoramic, we mean Photomerge.[photopress:photomergex.jpg,full,alignright] How good is the new version? Really ?. […]

Los Angeles

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Getty Center In Focus: The Portrait Thru June 14th, 2009 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA. 90049 Tel: 310-440-7300

Weekly Giveaway – Edward Weston Daybooks

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Just returned from the Getty Museum today, and for the first time in a long time, I feel the promise of the collection that has made Getty’s name in the photography world, has truly been realized with this exhibit of Edward Weston’s body of work entitled Enduring Vision. Oh sure, years ago they made the […]

OK, do amateurs now need a permit to shoot in NYC? NO!!!!

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Ah, the Big Apple, one of the most electric cities in the world, melting pot extraordinaire, home of a visual smorgasbord made for a photographer. It’s all here whether it’s the architecture, the humanity, the iconic physicality for the streets. The only concern an amateur shooter would have so far is making sure it was […]

Photoshop CS3 – Greetings Pilgrim, your search has ended!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

(winner of yesterdays giveaway, Annie Leibowitz-A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005 is listed at the end of this article) Right, so you’ve been working with the industry standard Photoshop CS2,and then CS3 comes out. Heck don’t we have enough things to deal with it? Then there is asset management software with some correction possibilities:Lightroom, Aperture, CaptureNX? What […]

Richard Myers – Photography,Advertising and Photoshop

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

At the recent Clios Awards in Miami, we were lucky enough to catch Richard Myers, Creative Director in the UK, in the hotel lobby before speeding off to the next event. He is a veteran of the ad wars, and brings a knowledgeable perspective on the subject at hand: Photography in the world of marketing. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Sheeees Baaack! The Annie Leibowitz Book

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Yep, we’ve have one more of these puppies to give away. One of the most popular photography books of last year, this book is a record of a truly great exhibit of Annie Leibowitz’s work. [photopress:annie.jpg,full,centered] And here is a podcast of the master herself, from the Brooklyn Museum where the show opened. Want to […]

Please, Get it Out of the Gutter!

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

[photopress:gutter_demo_one.jpg,full,centered] © Sebastien Salgado I’m a huge photographic book fan. When you come to my house, you’ll be greeted by shelves and shelves of them, collected through the years. There has been a lot of time perusing the stacks at local stores like Hennessy and Ingalls and Arcana. Here’s a question to all of the […]

Daily Giveaway #4 – OK, how about a cool camera..Anyone?

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

( Winner of yesterdays NEWSLETTER giveaway, the Edward Weston Documentary with 5×7 original print portrait is: Catherine G. of Burlingame,CA.-Congratulations!) [photopress:holgacamera.jpg,full,centered] This is a classic of cool. The Holga. with a rich history and a definitive place in the world of photography, this scrappy (did I say that??) little plastic camera is todays freebie. Known […]

Cannes Lions – Wait…Did Something Just Happen?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

[photopress:lionssign.jpg,full,centered] After many years of attending the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, this 54th edition seemed to have a new slant: what the heck is changing and do we really have to pay attention? Instead of an emphasis on film executions, the eyes have shifted to a bigger picture: The Titanium Awards– marketing efforts that cross […]

Hidden in Plain Sight – Special Daily Giveaways

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

As promised we have a winner for the 3 DVD’s from Software-Cinema: Laurie C. of West Hills, CA. These were listed in yesterdays post, at the end of the article. Today’s giveaway is hidden in plain sight somewhere on these pages:FORUM, GALLERY, VIDEO, OR RESOURCE page Once you find it, how can you get it? […]

Tony Granger – From the Cannes Lions

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

[photopress:granger.jpg,full,centered] © Damon Webster 2007 We caught up with Tony Granger, chief creative officer of the Agency of the Year- Saatchi & Saatchi New York, at the Cannes Lions. In the busy lobby of the Carlton Hotel on the croissette, Mr. Granger spoke with us about digital photography, art directors, and more. A 25 year […]

Watch your mail box, winners!

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Congratulations to Mel P. of Garrison,NY winner of the ThinkTank Digital Holster and to Walter G. of Merchantville,NJ winner of the Ansel Adams DVD. We are all up to date with everything being shipped out to the winners. Remember: to win one of these cool freebies, you must be signed up for the NEWSLETTER, then […]

David Droga – On Photography

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

[photopress:droga_1.jpg,full,centered] © Damon Webster 2007 A few weeks ago, in the middle of the sweltering NY heat, we caught up with David Droga, creative chairman of, industry mega-star, board member of Magnum Photo Agency, broker of the TAP project, winner of the top awards at Cannes Lions and let’s see….has he done anything exciting? […]

I Feel the Need…the Need for Speed!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

[photopress:Lexar_Professional_UDMA_300x_CFx.jpg,full,centered] It’s all getting faster. So currently you have Compact Flash cards that are 133x speed. RE: very fast in writing and reading. Now there is a new faster speed. 300x! But…but…DSLRs can’t really write (i.e. shoot and save to memory card) any faster. So what the heck do you need this for?

For Those Who Suffer, We Ride.

Monday, July 16th, 2007

That is the code and purpose of the Fireflies. [photopress:leuka3.jpg,full,centered] With the tony Carlton Hotel, not very far away, the the riders meet their destination. One of the major events that has grown in the spotlight of the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival is the ride of the Fireflies.

Weekly Giveaway – At the ready.

Monday, July 16th, 2007

[photopress:DH30_1.jpg,full,centered] The THINKTANK PHOTO DIGITAL HOLSTER 30. ( camera/lens not included) Want a little protection and ease of use for the big gun? I know….holster…big gun….shooting. What can I say? At least no one gets hurt.

Nikon 18-200 lens: You’ll like it, You’ll REALLY like it!

Monday, July 16th, 2007

[photopress:sodacux.jpg,full,centered] At the long end. [photopress:sodawidexx.jpg,full,centered] Wide as it’ll go. On the recent trip overseas, I wanted to cut down on the gear as much as possible. yet still be shooting with a full featured DSLR/lens combo. And then I read about this lens, [photopress:18_200.jpg,full,alignright] Nikon 18-200 3.5-5.6. Compact, Vibration Reduction, made for digital, everything […]

“Beam Me Up, Geeky!” – IPHONE Photo apps plus a ton more.

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

[photopress:iphone.jpg,full,centered] Oh, sure. Picked up one of the IPHONES. NO, didn’t stand in line. Ordered and delivered in a normal fashion.Look, it’s a phone: they want EVERYONE to have one. The hardware cost is nothing compared to the 2 year service commitment. And of course in short order there are a number of applications available […]

John Szarkowksi – 1925-2007 – In Memoriam

Friday, July 13th, 2007

[photopress:380.jpg,full,centered] On July 7, 2007 one the most important voices in photography,died. John Szarkowski photographer, curator, writer, influencer passed away after a stroke. As the photography curator of the Museum of Modern Art for 29 years, he brought the fine art of photography to the forefront of the general masses. After being hand picked to […]

This is how it shakes out:

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

[photopress:B5309.jpg,full,centered] Congratulations to: Michale I. of Carrboro,NC who will receive the WEEGEE BOOK, and to Mary Jo B. of New Zealand where the Magaret Bourke-White book will go to live. Yes, that was this weeks surprise in the NEWSLETTER. Thanks again for all of the fast responses. We are hopefully getting better at picking the […]

It’s Official – Yahoo! Photos closing down.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

[photopress:ma_ph_1.gif,full,alignright] And its time to move your images.Or lose them. From an email we just received: “Dear Yahoo! Photos user, For some time now, we’ve supported two great photo sharing services: Yahoo! Photos and Flickr. But even good things come to an end, and we’ve decided to close Yahoo! Photos

Weekly Giveaway – It’s a good day to try.

Monday, July 9th, 2007

[photopress:weegee.jpg,full,centered] This week we offer the companion book from the show last year of “Unknown Weegee” at the International Center of Photography. Details at the bottom of this article.

Power. Juice. Sparks. The Plant. That’s what I’m talking about.

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

[photopress:power.jpg,full,centered] Power. Man, everything you need to make your digital images these days, just to power the tools, is getting way out of hand. The bags of rechargeable batteries, the chargers to recharge them, the cords, adapters. Yipes! Makes me nuts and my luggage heavy. Gear on this past trip needing power:(see if any of […]

07-07-07 – Lucky? You betcha!

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

[photopress:dig_photogx.jpg,full,centered] Yep, today we are giving away to one lucky person ( OK fine.TWO lucky people)

You don’t have to be cool to rule my world…

Friday, July 6th, 2007

[photopress:kiss.jpg,full,centered] Ain’t no particular sign I’m compatible with I just want your extra time and your ……Kiss! Whether you have Tom Jones in your head or Prince, Kiss is the operative word here. The film commission in New Zealand has started a pretty cool campaign

As free as can be.

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

[photopress:ronisx.jpg,full,centered] Congratulations to: Carolyn C. Of Danville ,Virginia who will be sent the Willy Ronis Book (yep, that was the surprise item added to the NEWSLETTER). And check on the video bio of Mr. Ronis on our VIDEO page at the tab for the LUCIE AWARDS where last year, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement […]

Magnum Photo Agency – Gold Standard Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

[photopress:about1_004_1.jpg,full,centered] 60 years ago Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour (Chim) and George Rodger started the MAGNUM PHOTO AGENCY. Last month in NYC there were an amazing series of exhibitions, lectures, and parties celebrating this collective, now home to some of the finest photographers And the respect continues in Arles,France at Recontres d’Arles. “Magnum is […]

Before the current IPHONE was released, this guy used the original:

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

[photopress:iphonecanne.jpg,full,centered] While meeting in a hotel lobby in Cannes, we saw this gentleman using the first IPHONE. A bit bigger than the new model but what a screen! ( by using video ICHAT or SKYPE, you can save a ton of dough. doesn’t fit in your pocket but a bit bigger hard drive than 8gb.)

Weekly Giveaway – Sandisk Mobilemate Card Reader

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

I never leave home without this. Well, never is a bit strong but when I travel with a point and shoot, Or a mobile phone.Which is most days of the week.[photopress:mobilecardreader.jpg,full,centered] This thumbdrive card reader will take care of downloading all of your media cards onto your computer (except CF cards). Throw it into your […]

Sure, everyone else is covered, but…….What about ME ???

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Thanks YOUTUBE for the clean video canvas. I guess it’s up to us to do something cool with it. Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years. (it is almost a 6 min. video, with over 6 million hits. Actually saw this screening in a gallery) As every student of the arts […]

And the rockets red glare – Shooting Fireworks!

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? [photopress:fireworks.jpg,full,centered] Here are some tips on creating your own iconic images. And some more. Want the basics? 1. Shoot with a tripod 2. No Flash 3. ISO 100 is sufficient […]

Winner of the Steichen Book

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Congratulations to : Dean O. of Toronto, Cananda. With July 4th landing on Weds. we debated holding off on the weekly giveaway this week. NO WAY!!!!!!! Still going to do it, still same timing, but this may give our global readers a better shot. Cool? And check out our new feature: Digital Photography for Busy […]

Run….Last day for the Andreas Gursky exhibit !!

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

An image here would not do this exhibit justice. 12 ft. high, towering imagery of 80,000 Korean gymnasts in perfect formations at the MASS GAMES, F1 tracks in Bahrain, pit crews at frozen moments of operation, and a series of 3 images of tranquil islands off the coast of Thailand that will stop you and […]

James Howard – Entire Student Exhibit Purchased by Charles Saatchi

Friday, June 29th, 2007

[photopress:james_howard.jpg,full,centered] Young artists always look for that stamp of approval. A well known collector sees the brilliance of the work. Rare is it that the artist’s student show bring that kind of success. James Howard, a student at the Royal Academy Schools, was shocked to discover that Charles Saatchi, Britain’s most influential collector of contemporary […]

New York City..Just Like I Pictured it.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Wow. The Heat.The Humidity. Some of the best photographic shows on Earth. [photopress:shore_popup2x.jpg,full,centered] Stephen Shore U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973 © Stephen Shore Courtesy Aperture Foundation Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-79 May 11-September 9, 2007 You want to talk about emotional soul food? We got a belly […]

Weekly Giveaway – You mean he worked in advertising too??

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Yep, Edward Steichen, the curator of the Family of Man exhibit. The most well attended photography show EVER. And a master photographer. [photopress:410XVVQKMNL.jpg,full,alignright] Suprised? Don’t be. You know that throughout history, most major artists had a career in commercial art. And there is a lot of great art that is commercial in nature. Or was […]

Madrid, you’re on the air : PhotoEspana 2007

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

And now another installment from one of our readers, Guillermo Shelley, on the PhotoEspana show in Madrid. Making Time (or the joy of looking at Art and trying to understand it) [photopress:struth.jpg,full,centered] Making time is the title that Thomas Struth gave to his show at the Prado Museum . Can a title for a photo […]

54th Cannes Lions – And in a flash, it was over.

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

[photopress:firecanne.jpg,full,centered] The advertising world celebrated for one last time last night at the final awards ceremony at the 54th Cannes Lions. Ended a full week of screenings,viewings,seminars, workshops, 4 hour dinners, and camaraderie, the fireworks show in front of the Carlton Hotel signaled the end of the festival. BBDO took Agency Network of the Year, […]

Pssst! Want to know who’s winning tonight ?

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

[photopress:consumer.jpg,full,centered] Every agency was using all of their powers to find out yesterday. If they didn’t have carpel tunnel from your blackberry before, this would probably do it. So as the week wraps up tonight with the Film and Titanium awards ( Titaniums are concepts that have been executed and defined in many different ways- […]

The flags are still flying,but only for one more day!

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

They have been all here this week. The legends of advertising. [photopress:clow_cannes.jpg,full,centered] Lee Clow [photopress:droga.jpg,full,centered] David Droga We’ll be posting the shots of more as we edit our Cannes photo diary. And this year, more celebrity talent was imported to entertain and educate the delegates. The biggest draw was

Note from Cannes – winning, screening, and…um…celebration with your peers.

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

[photopress:masks.jpg,full,centered] Creative team from Ogilvy & Mather, Santiago, Chile, won the Gold Outdoor Lion for their work for the Duende Azul costume shop and decided to further support their client with a facial tribute. [photopress:exitpalais.jpg,full,centered] And you know for years the Cannes Lions have stated black tie on the award ceremony invite. And another year […]

Are you having a laugh?

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

[photopress:cat3.jpg,full,centered] Just saw everyone crack up as they were checking this one out. Working for you? [photopress:cat2.jpg,full,centered] Well it seemed to work for the judges at Cannes last night as it was awarded GOLD in the retail division of the Press category. Congratulations to DDB London! More on the awards later.

Bob Isherwood explains it all.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

[photopress:ishhands.jpg,full,centered] Bob Isherwood, World wide Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi, begins his tour. One of the unique and coolest feature of the Cannes Lions festival

Row, after row, after row….

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

[photopress:print.jpg,full,centered] Not complaining here. Over 12,000 entries in the print categories. And a 14LB. bag of information in the delegates bags. (that part IS a bit intense)

Quick note on Getty Images – “Tasting the Limits”

Monday, June 18th, 2007

[photopress:wat_do_you_think.jpg,full,centered] As we said last night, the Getty Images display at Cannes promised a provocative experience as you were exposed to possibly disturbing images. They even have a warning sign before you enter. ” You may be offended or Inspired” This one is not really offensive, but some others follow:

Cannes, cameraphones, and Getty Images.

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

What a combo. First off though: [photopress:glacee.jpg,full,centered] Seemed like a good idea while walking back to the apartment. The glacee had just been put into the case (at midnight??) with representative fruit to further explain the flavor.

Weekly Giveaway – Memory Almost Full

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

[photopress:CF_Pro_4GB_133x_2fx.jpg,full,centered] Isn’t that the title of the new Paul McCartney CD? Can you guess what the giveaway is this week?

On the road again…..

Friday, June 15th, 2007

[photopress:lunch_cannesiphoto2.jpg,full,centered] © Damon Webster 2005 This time to the south of France for the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, where some of the best creative minds in advertising gather to share idea, swap stories, and award the best in the world. Oh, what about those 4 wine glasses on the lunch table? It is France, after […]

Winning isn’t everything…but it sure is nice.

Friday, June 15th, 2007

[photopress:nx_headerx.jpg,full,centered] Another popular set of DVDs here, with a lot of you responding to the NEWSLETTER. NIce. Congratulations to :

Andrea Reed- “Sweet Struggle”…. A new artist emerges

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

[photopress:Barbie_Girl.jpg,full,centered] © Andrea Reed 2007 From the series entitled “Sweet Struggle” Rare is the discovery of a new artist with a passion.conviction, and purpose. And the images belie it all here in the Sweet Struggle series by Andrea Reed.

Correction and prediction-Big winner at Cannes Lions Ad Fest: Yael Staav and Dove/Evolution

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Back in Oct. one of our astute colleagues, Jeff Maki, turned us on to this very cool video. Since that time the director was revealed, Yael Staav, and the awards have begun piling in. This young director has exposed the fashion photography/ advertising world in a concise message. We think it will win big at […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon Quality, with a lesson from a Master

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Whether you are a Canon or NIkon user, it really doesn’t make a difference in this case. [photopress:upoint.jpg,full,centered] Everyone, pro and enthusiast, is looking for the best system to archive, affect and manage these huge new files we all have with each new cameras’ double digit file ability.

PhotoEspa̱a РA View from Spain

Monday, June 11th, 2007

A report from the scene from reader Guillermo Shelley Here is my brief from what is going on photography-wise in sunny Spain. As your readers already know since you posted it on your site, May 30 was 1, 2, 3, GO for the tenth annual PhotoEspaña . [photopress:Mosca_Am.gif,full,centered] I took some time off this morning […]

Quick note as you get your last minute tributes to dad.

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

You are getting dad a little something, right ? For all of those things he does for you? [photopress:ok_20logof.jpg,full,alignright] On a little shopping trip in Los Angeles, looking for some June event gifts, we stopped into OK on 3rd st. In LA. Holy Moly! Amazing find. The proprietor, Larry, has stocked some of the best […]

Stop. Collaborate, and Listen.

Friday, June 8th, 2007

That’s kind of what we did. Take a breath, bring our designers together and listen to what you had to say. So we gave the place a slightly new look. With new stuff. The VIDEO page is revamped to load faster and be easier to use.The FORUM is getting a complete overhaul to make it […]

Some clever uses of photography and packaging.

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Thanks to Steve Nichols for these: In the world of marketing and packaging, photography can interact with the consumer in ways that tweaks the reality of all of the folks around them.And the best part is that the advertisers message is loud and clear. Bravo to these examples. [photopress:mouth.jpg,full,centered] Want to see some more?

It’s just this easy.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Like we said, all it takes to get this cool free photographic free stuff, is sign up for the NEWSLETTER, wait for the email and get in on time. Our way of saying thanks for your support. And putting some great items in your hands. This week the THINKTANK PHOTO Urban Disguise 30 camera bag […]

Pomp and Circumstance…and “I Do”. Words and Music by the month of June

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Movin on ………… [photopress:graduation.jpg,full,centered] Yep it’s that time of year for the seasonal change and life changes. In your families or within 6 degrees of separation,

Weekly Giveaway – We TOLD you it would be back!

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

Oh yeah. You dug it then . And we think you would still dig one of these. From THINKTANK photo, we are happy to offer up, for our NEWSLETTER subscribers only, a chance at winning this very cool, unique camera bag. If you want to be that street photographer who can walk around without their […]

You have the toolbox. Just unlock it and use the tools.

Friday, June 1st, 2007

And who can help you unlock that box? Great thinkers that you can learn from. I know, seems simple. It is and it isn’t. You have to find those thinkers. Here’s you go: One of the most influential creative minds on the planet is Bob Isherwood, worldwide creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi . First […]

The Envelope please……..

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

You liked this… REALLY liked this! Too obscure a reference? Anyway, we always like it when we get a good response to the giveaways. Always better to give than to receive. OK, you read, you replied, and 2 of you won. Congratulations to : Martin A. of the UK – 1st in got the book. […]

The worlds’ best ad fest….all on the Cote D’azur…bummer.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The Cannes Lions 54th Edition. June 17-June 24th. I know, I know…you’re saying ” Hey, isn’t that where the film festival is? Will Brad Pitt be there? ” yes and no. Yep, same Cannes. Not a lot of film celebrities at this festival, but the biggest stars in the world of advertising. The global community […]

Weekly Giveaway – Oh, THAT’S what you like!

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Last week, we added a special giveaway announced only to the subscribers of the NEWSLETTER, Stephen Shore – The Nature of Photographs. [photopress:shore_book.jpg,full,centered] This was one of the most popular item we’ve ever offered. And it was just an add-on. Go figure. Well, we hear ya and we want to give you what you like. […]

Yossi Milo Gallery – “June Bride” coming in..well…June.

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Many galleries are about to announce their summer shows which open shortly in June and run through the summer. We’ll keep you apprised of some of the “can’t miss” ones. Yossi Milo, has announced this group show : JUNE BRIDE running from June 7, 2007–August 17, 2007 with an opening Reception Thursday, June 7, 2007, […]


Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Foam in Van Loon – Bart Julius Peters 16 January – 15 March 2009 Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)20 551 6500

Picturetown? is that next to Say Cheese, Wisconsin?

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

After that cool Lens doc., we caught an interesting spot from Nikon. Check this out: Outstanding! Well done Nikon. This is one of the coolest projects by a manufacturer we’ve seen recently. AND you have an opportunity to win one of these cameras every day. Remember we recco’d this as a Dad or Grad gift? […]

Inquiring minds want to know…

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Just how are camera lenses made? Oh…that’s how. Thanks Discovery Channel! As a kid, Saturday morning could be cartoons, stickball, hoops, or some cool PBS “how did they do that” show. Like this. After you watch it, it’s time to get out and enjoy the weekend! AND TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHS! Cheers! Damon

Interesting winners this week…

Friday, May 25th, 2007

We talked about the Stephen Shore book (only disclosed in the NEWSLETTER) that, due to popular demand, will be back. But the surprise was that NO ONE wanted the John Waters movie PECKER. Heard and noted. So This week, Congratulations to:

A little tip on a new mag….pocket size.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

We were turned onto a very cool mag today, which heavily uses photography and….it’s very easy to carry! [photopress:frank.jpg,full,centered] FRANK. After a workmate turned us on to it, we ran right to the site. And subscribed. Trip around th site and see what you think. Photos,videos,and hats. Nicely done ,Frank. And thanks Zac for the […]

Just some fast links to check out.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

As I wander through the internet looking for those things that interest all of us, here are some links that were right here all the time:

Eenie, Meenie,Miney, Moe…hmmmmm.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

This weeks giveaway movies run a bit of a gamut:

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s hit the PLAY button.

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

This week we’re going to the movies again.

Resuscitate your creative spirit today: Support your local art galleries.

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

After a long week in the world, one of the best ways to refresh your mind and spirit is a visit to your local art museum or galleries. Truly. Yesterday was spent at

Miami hotels – Come for the partying, stay for the art?

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

On our trip last week to Miami for the Clios, each hotel had a distinctive decor with each room on the main floors evoking a feeling of…what the heck are you thinking? There were so many mash ups of extreme styles that a walk from the front door to the restaurant was a long walk […]

Looking for a quirky visual diversion?

Friday, May 18th, 2007

This is a random little website that will send you around the world with real time photo postings.

Book Recco – Just in time for graduation. In a strange way.

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

It’s that time of year again. HIgh School Graduation. Remember? or are you getting the cap and gown ready? Check out this book

Winners Circle!

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

A very popular week here on the site. Thanks again to the folks at ThinkTank Photo for the great giveaway. They’ve promised more to come. Right on.

Weekly Giveaway – Looking Through A Glass Taxi

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Or is that Glass Onion? Beatles reference? Anyone? Read on and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Small clarifaction: We’ll take all you have!

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

So we’ve learned that some folks think that the personal galleries on the GALLERY page are maxed out at 5 images. NO WAY! You can have lots more images than that. We only have the upload for 5 images at ONE TIME. Keep uploading and we’ll post em. Once your gallery is set up, you […]

Giveaway Winners and Clio Winners!

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

First up we have our winners to announce in this post. From our weekly giveaway for the DVDs from Software Cinema: Mahesh S. – Bangalore,India Charles G.-Malvern,AR Jalynn R.-Nederland TX Jessica H.- LA, CA The Camera Armor this month goes to: Denis W.-Hong Kong T- shirt winners will be listed this week. But now the […]

A little something for you….

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

We hope you are getting your entries ready for the APPLE TV contest. And we keep looking for examples to inspire you. At the Clios in Miami, seeing what we can see. Finding out the latest news for photography in the ad world. But man, is it HOT! In the meantime, here is a cool […]

So you’re waiting for the subway and…….

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

You come upon a photography exhibit. Nope not a clutter of ads, billboards, guerilla postings. But a photo exhibit.On the wall that usually only held the name of the subway stop. Pretty cool. [photopress:elsanto_1.jpg,full,centered] © Lisa Santonato All this month in Toronto there will be photography exhibits, films about photography, talks about photography, and yes… […]

I’m leaving on a jet plane……..

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Oh yeah, its beautiful weather, spring is in the air ( or thanks to some global warming, blistering heat) and it’s time to travel. But before you pack your gear, before you make sure that your cameras are safely ready for the flight, take a look at this very cool series of articles from THINKTANK […]

Turning over a new leaf…a free one.

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

So here’s the new deal….as manufacturers have been offering us products for review (Love that!) we will test em, look under the hood and kick the tires. And then…we’ll offer them to you. Sound like a plan? cool. Starting next week ,(out on assignment this week) we will begin the new deal. Oh sure, there […]

Palm Springs Photo Festival Opens Tomorrow

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Tomorrow , May 6th, [photopress:logo2.jpg,full,centered] opens for what promises to be an inspiring event. Hey , if you are in So.Cal, you may just wake upand say ” You know, today is a good day to drive to Palm Springs” Should be good weather: 87 F and sunny during the day and 61 F at […]

One week to go…….

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

This is toooo funny! Still time. Celebrate her. Praise her. Make her day special. Happy Sunday! Damon Webster

“Let’s go to _______ in the field…..”

Friday, May 4th, 2007

This should be fun. Starting next week we will be getting some reports on events out there in the world. And by out there, I mean Toronto , [photopress:contactwordmark.jpg,thumb,alignright] with one of our reporters sending in some first hand news from Contact, the month long photography event in that beautiful city.

Mothers day is upon us….but what about Dad??

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Hopefully you’ve made you special photographic goodies for your Mom. Of course you’re not going to stop by the grocery store on the way to her house to pick up flowers. Not again, right? Ok, if you didn’t have time to create something on Shutterfly, perhaps a visit PHOTOJOJO for some cool crafts that will […]

Bond. James Bond. (need we say more?)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

The winners on the Diane Arbus books and DVD are: Mahesh S. – Bangalore,India Michael I.- Carrboro, NC Angelo D. – Delmar, NY And Wendy G. – Granger, IN. Congratulations! In 2 weeks we’ll have the other side of the story with the FUR DVD. No matter how you remember it, this is an iconic […]

It’s Wednesday, time for a breather.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

And how do we take a break at ?? Oh yeah, check out the latest photographic book to hit the table. [photopress:bresson.jpg,full,alignright] Henri Cartier-Bresson Scrap Book is one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had in recent memory. I was totally bummed that I wasn’t getting to New York ,ICP, to see this exhibit […]

Weekly Giveaway – Before the hoopla starts…

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Next week the DVD of FUR is released. The fictionalized story of Diane Arbus was first released in the fall to mixed reviews. You will become to see the press on this newly available film. Well now you can see for yourself. There aren’t many movies with photographers as protagonists so this deserves at least […]

We heard that…..and did something about it!

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

We’ve been asking you for your comments and suggestions for the site and now we have been able to bring some of these things to you now. So starting today, on the RESOURCE page we have added a section for Contests and Competitions. Coming up will be listings of the current and up to date […]

The magic word this week: Scarlett Johansson

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Huge response to this book…AGAIN. OK, we hear ya. It’ll happen again. But there was one winner of this great Annie Leibowitz book: Congratulations to Rebecca K! And for the incredibly useful, totally cool, official lens cloth, the postal service will be aiding us in delivering this item to: Audrey G. Flushing,NY Jens R. […]

What’s on your nightstand ?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

I’ve not gonna lie to you…its been one heck of a week. And I’m sure you all have had some crazy days too. But how do you unwind and chill at the end of the day? Over in photoinduced central, there is nothing like a powerful book of photographs tempered with a mag to take […]

M is for the many things she gave me…..

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

and of course -O-T-H-E-R- Sure put them all together and they spell MOTHER. And you know how to put together a perfect gift to honor her. May 13th. Mark it down. With some help from a variety of online photoservices.[photopress:nvlogo.gif,full,alignright] Our favorite is Shutterfly. How come? They seem to be offering the best full range […]

Quick Note – great deal on Epson 4×6 printer!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

We’ve talked about this one before. Great prints, fast, easy. And since it is going “disco” ( discontinued, not the 70’s) time to pick one up.[photopress:c043cd75d70245f6ba36bc767fb62fa3.jpg,full,centered] AND you can add on a bluetooth adapter to print directly from your cell phone if you want. Perfect for parties. Trust me on that. From the Calumet site: […]

Mona Kuhn – Now showing at M+B Gallery

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Here in Los Angeles we have an organization called PAC (photographic arts council) which exists in association with Los Angeles County Art Museum. What the heck is it? Well, one of the main things that it does is set up meetings with photographic artists at their exhibits. Very cool stuff,and I’m sure in your city […]

Weekly Giveaway – Annie Leibowitz

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Been a while since we offered this book in our weekly giveaway. Annie Leibowitz “A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005 “ [photopress:9780375505096.jpg,full,centered] How can you get this for your bookshelf?

“I’m waiting for the right light”

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

As the photographer stood with his hands steadied on the cameras’ shutter release, he answered the age old question: ” Son , what are you doing?” Yep, this was a 5 year old boy stating the obvious.

A Friday video ripe for our contest

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Keeping it simple, we’re looking forward to your entries. Coming up are the judges bios. Starting with Miles Turpin, Creative Director. Stay tuned. And now, one of the entries in the APPLE TV contest: Cheers! DW

Fits on your back, not in your hands.

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Hmmm…did that makes sense? M&M’s? play on words? Oh well. Here are the winners from yesterdays weekly giveaway: Congratulations to Tammie L. of Whitefish ,MT- there is a Lowepro Vertex 100 in your future! And for the Lowepro pouches: Kate M. – Chelmsford, MA Kim G. -West Springfield,MA Michael S. – Fernandina Beach ,FL and […]

It’s been awhile, but here she is : Laura Oles

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

(weekly giveaway winners will be posted later today) Ms. Oles is one of our favorite photography writers with a voice that is friendly ,conversational and, well, engaging. The best part? great useful info. At the end of the article we have a special offer for you also. [photopress:cameraphone_closeupSmall.jpg,full,centered] Camera Phones: A Cautionary Tale Lisa’s life […]

From the readers Gallery – Fred Skupenski

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

A photographer in our gallery Fred Skupenski, has just uploaded another set of images. We just wanted point out this unique take on found objects. [photopress:Fred___Skupensk11758481561.jpg,full,centered] Wasted Moments © Fred Skupenski

Go Ahead….Make your day!

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Books,DVDs,In Person- How do you like to learn? Our favorite DVD learning company, Software-Cinema, is launching a series of live events. Now with CS3, maybe it’s the time to take a class. One big reason to attend a live event? Not only are you dedicating a time to learn, you are surrounded by other students […]

Oh Canada! Contact Photography Festival in MAY

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

I lived in Toronto for 3 years. At times accused of being a Yank, but, still and all, loved the city’s appreciation for the arts. A friend of mine even had a photography gallery in his house. Good times. [photopress:contactwordmark.jpg,full,centered] For the entire month of May, CONTACT, the city of Toronto hosts over a million […]

Weekly Giveaway – A Walk in the Woods

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

It doesn’t HAVE to be a walk in the woods. It could be packed for travel, ready to put into your car. But the legacy of the LowePro line up, what we think the brand is about, is designing the best outdoor photographers camera bags. We have gotten into this discussion before: the right bag […]

It’s Thursday, and we have winners!

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

We’re glad we had a such a great response to this giveaway. Congratulations to: Ion S. – W. Newton, Mass. Dan K. – Vancouver,BC And Anne A- Atlanta,Georgia. Thanks again for your support. Another solid giveaway coming next week. We’ll post it this weekend. Cheers! Damon Webster

On Becoming A Working Photographer – Part 2

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Wow! Great response to Part 1. And Mr. Bevilaqua has graciously offered to answer your questions. His email address is listed at the end of this article. ON BECOMING A WORKING PHOTOGRAPHER By Lorenzo Bevilaqua © Lorenzo Bevilaqua All rights reserved (cont)…………. Made the big leap to big-time New York photographer at last! Not exactly.

It’s not just a journey, it’s a way of life.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Too heavy? Nahhhh. Too true. If you are on the path to becoming a professional photographer, or are considering that road, here is Part 1 of a 2 Part article on a personal journey towards that goal. ON BECOMING A WORKING PHOTOGRAPHER By Lorenzo Bevilaqua © Lorenzo Bevilaqua 2000 All rights reserved When I made […]

Once more, with feeling…and protection.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

As promised , we have another great giveaway for you. Recently we discussed the Camera Armor system for protecting your DSLR. I used it on my Nikon D200, carried it around in a Jansport backpack with the rest of my junk…umm…important business papers, ipod, portable hard drive, headphones. You get the idea. [photopress:nikonx.jpg,full,centered]

We all have a place out there…this one ROCKS!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Quick note: Check out this photographers site. Very cool design. Chris McPherson Great interface, visually stunning, draws you right through. Now that’s great self promotion. We’d love to see all of yours and we’ll start a section in the RESOURCE page for self promotion. Yep, we’re listening. Cheers! Damon Webster

3-D comes roaring back on the big screen.

Monday, April 9th, 2007

It’s in all of the papers. 3-D movies are about to become the savior of the theater experience. You see, it’s the only movie experience that you can’t get at home. Well not entirely true. Here is a company with a bunch of 3D movies including one directed by none other than Francis Ford Coppola. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Urban Disguise Camera Bags

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

OK, how many of you have more than one camera bag out there? C’mon raise your hands…….of course. Lots of you. As well you should. The right tool for the right job. Whether it’s for transporting, storing, working out of, backpacking with, staying stealth, using some of your gear, using a LOT of your gear. […]

Yep.We’re lining up the goods for you.

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

We’d like to thank the manufacturers that have been giving us products to pass along to you in our weekly giveaway. And we welcome more to the fold. What do you folks think? Cool? In the coming weeks we have high quality camera bags, DVDs, gear, books and more, that we’re giving away to you, […]

Readers Viewpoint: This week- Joe Klementovich

Friday, April 6th, 2007

And now a word from one of our readers: [photopress:jared_Cx.jpg,full,centered] I will pass along a story I’m not real proud of but it is a testament to the bombproof bodies Nikon makes and to perhaps ease some of the fears that people have about the delicacy of DSLR’s. It’s February, cold and clear maybe 10 […]

The envelope please….

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

The Winner this week of the 2 books from LIFE is….. Anna D. Of Mountain Top,PA Congratulations! The winners list for the T’s will be published later. Wait til you see what we have for you NEXT week. Very cool stuff. Thank you again for all of your support. Cheers! Damon Webster

The photo competition is now on: Win an APPLE TV!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Thanks to everyone who submitted work. We are now finalizing the winner and will post it on the site shortly!. I’m thinking that the next contest should be for an iPhone. what do you think? _______________________________________________________________________________________ We’ve been talking about this for awhile. Our first competition with the grand prize an APPLE TV. Of course […]

How cool is this?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

OK, on April 5th , at Aperture Gallery [photopress:548_1.jpg,full,centered] © Josef Koudelka Josef Koudelka Conversation and Book Signing [photopress:548_cover.jpg,full,centered] 7:00 p.m. FREE Aperture Gallery 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor New York, New York (212) 505-5555 Must be nice to be in NYC. Go, listen to a master, buy a signed book. And mark your […]

Whoa! Why is my still image moving?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

How do like to view your photography? The image is the thing. Period. End of story. BUT…(you knew there was a but coming) are there not other ways to get your photographic enjoyment? You bet there is. Whether music is background in a gallery, or to a slide show, it can and will affect your […]

Shouldn’t your photography be entered?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Here are links for some photography competitions: A good way to prep your entries is to first look at previous winners. You may get a better idea of what that competition leans to for the winners, or the photographers who get the grants. One you may want to get in early on: Pictures of The […]

No, this speed doesn’t kill, but is it what you need?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

OK, now get ready….a little tech talk on a Monday morn: [photopress:Lexar_Professional_UDMA_300x_CF.jpg,full,centered] Faster is back (did it ever leave?) and all of the major manufacturers of of Compact Flash media cards are unleashing the fastest cards yet: 300x ! Wait, to really use it ,you need a new card reader with UDMA specification. [photopress:Lexar_Professional_Dual_Slot_Card_Readerx.jpg,full,centered] And […]

A little trip to Austria

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

In the past few weeks, we’ve discussed Man Ray and then gave out some Sun Print kits so you could try your own Rayograms. [photopress:manray09.jpg,full,centered] Rayogram © Man Ray Right now , at the GALERIE JOHANNES FABER Brahmsplatz 7, A-1040 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 505 7518 there is an exhibit of this masters work. [photopress:manray30.jpg,full,centered] […]

Weekly Giveaway – LIFE goes on.

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

On your bookshelf anyway. Details for the free giveaway at the end of this article. As we witness the shuttering ,yet again, of LIFE magazine, as we mentioned last week ,here at we want to help you remember the photographs that made them famous. Life: The Platinum Anniversary Collection: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography […]

Time to look around……

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

A few of the major digital camera manufacturers have a dedication to you that reaches far beyond the product and reaches deep into the passion you bring to the art. Take a moment with the Canon Explorers of Light and Print Masters Gallery. Not only will you get a great look at some current masters […]

Two Books – Winner!

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Congratulations to : Jon L. of Australia for winning the Two Books in this weeks giveaway. Tom S. of Orlando ,Florida was the first one in for the T. We’ll be adding a few extra goodies to his pack also. PLUS we’re giving away a bunch of extra T-shirts this week too. A new shipment […]

The year of Digital Black and White

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

That’s the word on the street. From the competition between the printer manufacturers to reproduce the most classic full tonal range black and white prints , to the announcement yesterday of Photoshop CS3 with one of it’s key improvements being it’s ability to work better specifically with RAW images and converting them to Black and […]

Gilbert & George at the Tate Modern

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Yes, we knew about this and hadn’t said anything…yet. [photopress:spread5x.jpg,full,centered] But the Gilbert & George : Major Exhibition at the Tate Modern in London is quite a cause celebre as most of the hipper folks we know in the UK have ventured forth to take in this massive exhibit. And all leave with some souvenir […]

Photoshop CS3- finally ! maybe………

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Ok, the notices went out to press today about all of the new Adobe products. If you went onto the site , it was all pre-order. Photoshop CS3 Maybe this live event tomorrow will answer more questions. Sheesh! dw

Quick note – Life is over…again!

Monday, March 26th, 2007

And by LIFE , I mean the magazine. And by over, I mean ceasing print publication with the April 20th issue. Here is a magazine started in 1936, ceased publication in 1972, started again in 1978 and closed again in 2000. But fear not…it WILL live on. Of course on the web. This magazine was […]

Weekly Giveaway – What are you looking at?

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Precisely. We all are bombarded by images everyday and those of us who are here on this site, feel that we may be a bit more discerning on what images we truly see and what they may mean, and perhaps their value. We know what our gut says, but have you ever taken a step […]

Apple TV – A promise fulfilled?

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

After waiting a few months for this pup , APPLE TV arrived .We took it out of the slickly, designed box and set it up in no time. [photopress:appletv.jpg,full,centered] OK, first had to get some cables. (component and an HDMI for testing) . Once that was done, set-up was a breeze. And some needed explanations […]

The good part is that someone ALWAYS wins.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Yep, that’s the way it happens here. No matter what ,there is free stuff to be had. It’s a matter of timing. So the folks who made it just in time are: Jesse H. – Los Angeles,CA – Monte Zucker Steve P. – Santa Monica,CA -Sunprint Kit Mitch M.- Chapel HIll, NC – Family of […]

45°/ 25% – Cold and Dry As A Bone

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Hidden in the side streets of Hollywood, California is a place known as the vaults: The Hollywood Vaults. Chilled to 45° and humidity kept to 25%, this is the perfect environment for the preservation of photographs, negatives, video tape, and more. The facility exceeds the earthquake code by 9 times! There are jackets hanging by […]

Best of Show – PMA 2007

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

We hope you’ve enjoyed our videos from the latest camera gear exposition in Las Vegas.You can check them all out on YouTube. Higher res vids will be posted on our Video page shortly so you can refer to them in one place in much better quality. Trying to keep it real with off-the-cuff demos from […]

Bits and bobs from PMA

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Just a reminder-last day to sign up for the Newsletter (to the right) and be eligible for this weeks giveaway. Ok, here are just a few more items we had a quick look at in Las Vegas. From Purosol– a non-destructive, environmentally safe lens cleaning solution. The Sony booth as quiet when we went past […]

Back on the floor……

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Happy Monday! And now, another in the series of videos from PMA. Today’s installment features: Crumpler Bags, originally know for sweet messenger bags, these folks reputations have skyrocketed in the world of quality camera bags. Ben Richards may be one of the most entertaining pitchman we’ve seen. Too much fun. From Made Products, the same […]

Weekly Giveaway – Educate, inspire and Entertain.

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

This weeks giveaway illustrates our mission statement. That’s how we roll. So to start in the education department , we offer a great DVD from the folks at Software Cinema. This one is by Monte Zucker, a truly great teacher to many, [photopress:79_product_image_508120402.jpg,full,alignright] Portrait Photography For Everyone with Monte Zucker This Program Includes a DVD […]

Tattoos abound! Show your support!

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Well, temporarily anyway. For some reason we’ve decided to make tattoos of our logo. [photopress:PI_LOGOlink.jpg,thumb,alignright] These beauties are 1.25 x 2.25 and are very cool. So here’s the deal: the first 20 to send an email to will be sent 2 of these tattoos. Then if you take a photo ( be nice) of […]

Lucky #3 in the series of product demos from PMA

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Today we’re going to share some of the products from ThinkTank Photo, Ultimate Light Box System, MFuel, and YouSendIt. First off, the Airport International Bag. Now I used this bag for the first time this trip. Like I said, real world reviews. The good: 1.looks like regular luggage, didn’t scream camera bag with thousands of […]

Part #2 – Photographic Marketing Association

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Some more items for you to peruse. This time the latest from TAMRAC, LEICA, and MANFROTTO. Tomorrow we’ll post the 3rd in the series with some more great tools, including some we have already had the opportunity to try. Real world reviews on those products tomorrow. Of course the winners from our weekly giveaway. Congratulations […]

PMA video – #1 in a series: collect the whole set!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Wow, what busy full days on the photographic trade show floor in Las Vegas last week for PMA (photographic marketing association). And what a long sentence THAT was. Well a picture IS worth a 1000 words , so without further ado, here is the 1st video in the series on the new photographic gear presented […]

Weekly Giveaway – A litle bit of This, a little bit of That.

Monday, March 12th, 2007

We have been deep into the edit of our trip to Las Vegas and PMA. You are going to like what you see, we’re sure of it. Lots of hands-on videos of new stuff. But since we’ve been a tad preoccupied, the weekly giveaway hadn’t been mentioned yet. Well we’re going to cross a few […]

And we’re back….

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Heading back to Los Angeles and the videos from PMA will be posted shortly. My dogs (=feet) were barking, but my back was better thanks to roller camera bag by ThinkTank. A full review on that bag will come later this week. Main topics this year? 1.Power (keeping those electronics charged) 2.Point and Shoots ( […]

From The City Obsessed with Cars to the Motor City, lots to see.

Friday, March 9th, 2007

At the M + B Gallery in Los Angeles, a new exhibit by Joseph Szabo: MARCH 10 – APRIL 14 , 2007 TEENAGE [photopress:pricilla.jpg,full,centered] © Joseph Szabo – Priscilla How did you react to seeing a very young girl with a defiant cigarette in her mouth ? If you can’t make it, check out the […]

Very happy to have the huge response on Mr. Avedon…

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Ok, we are in Las Vegas, land of the perpetual dinging of the slots, blocks that would swear were a LOT shorter, and of course winners and losers. Well somebody has to build these casinos! Here at we play it a bit different. No risk. But just one main winner. [photopress:aportrat.gif,full,centered] “Sometimes I think […]

First up this morning-

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

No shocker here , but Adobe announced not one but TWO versions of Photoshop CS3. There’s CS3, with the new features you’ve been looking for, especially better speed on Mac with Intel. And the second one- Photoshop CS3 Extended: From the release- “With Photoshop CS3 Extended, film, video and multimedia professionals, and graphic and web […]

Viva Las Vegas – Digital Focus

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

For every day , there is a night. And more gear to check out. [photopress:digimusic.jpg,full,centered] Tonight was the Digital Focus event with Chinese theme. Fun, Dim Sum, music…. and some cool new products. [photopress:canonprinterx.jpg,full,centered] From Canon, a new portable printer SELPHY ES1 Bluetooth capable, small footprint, optional battery, LCD screen, 28 cents a print, 60 […]

PMA – First day Sneak Peek

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

There is nothing like a first impression. That’s what this event, Press Sneak Peek, is all about. A gathering of manufacturers including all of the majors, and some folks with new products who want the one-on-one connection with the press. Tomorrow it’s the dealers and the folks that do all of the buying coming on […]

On to the trade show floor…PMA Las Vegas

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

We’re off to Las Vegas where every major and minor manufacturer in photography come to announce their new products. [photopress:blog_show_logo_wgk2.jpg,thumb,alignright] The articles this week will be gear oriented with hits and misses, and the best of show wrap-up at the end, Video and stills of the products will be posted here to give you a […]


Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Howard Greenberg Gallery Edward Steichen 1915 – 1923 March 20th – May 16th, 2009 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406 New York,NY 10022 Tel: 212-334-0100

Los Angeles

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Stephen Cohen Gallery Todd Walker : A Legacy of Images January 3 – March 21, 2009 7358 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 Tel. 323.937.5525

Weekly Giveaway – Richard Avedon “In the American West”

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

It’s about time. Richard Avedon has had a profound effect on photographers for decades. And I’m sure for decades to come. If you have ever taken a portrait, you either know of his work or should. [photopress:avedon.jpg,full,centered] As I perused the collection of photobooks, and stopped on this one, In the American West, I realized […]

Introducing Vincent Versace: Master Photographer and Teacher

Monday, March 5th, 2007

A few years back I had the pleasure of meeting Vincent Versace for the first time. His unbounded energy and complete dedication to the fine art of photography was astounding. Now he is an accomplished photographer but equally as noted as an educator. [photopress:oz_s.gif,full,centered] Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography From […]

Now THIS is good news…

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Recently we discussed the Camera Armor system for protecting your DSLR. I used it on my Nikon D200, carried it around in a Jansport backpack with the rest of my junk…umm…important business papers, ipod, portable hard drive, headphones. You get the idea. [photopress:nikonx.jpg,full,centered] The camera was totally protected and I had piece of mind. I […]

From the Land of Wonder……plus.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

We like to post competition news as early as we can but, things do slip by us now and again. Time to gather your thoughts and work and get ready to show the world. Here is one from Australia that has a deadline of March 16th. [photopress:b_LukeHardyKinosaki.jpg,full,centered] Past winner ©Luke Hardy Kinosaki Head On, now […]

HO! HO! HO! Merry…..oh, wait…

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

It’s not Christmas but it feels like it. Every week, actually. We love giving these things away. Congratulations to Georgia M. of Melbourne, Australia for being the 28th person to send in the email reply for the weekly giveaway. [photopress:mp3.jpg,full,centered] Wells © Martin Parr Have you checked out any of the links for Martin Parr […]

And the Oscar goes to……Magnum Photo Agency

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Or they give you the Oscar? Or show you the images of Oscar? [photopress:MagnumLogo.gif,full,alignright] Well ,whatever you want to call it, Magnum in Motion has produced a very cool montage of photographs of Oscar through the years from the lenses of Magnum Photographers. And we’d like to thank our illustrious web designer, Matt St. Gelais […]

Discover Martin Parr

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

If you are not familiar with Martin Parr’s work, you are in for a definite point of view of the world. And we are big fans of that view. [photopress:mex2.jpg,full,centered] Martin Parr – Mexico An artist who presents work that not only explores the supposed common objects and scenes of life, but he has also […]

Time to buy ?

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Are considering an upgrade or replacement for your digital camera? Maybe a higher quality printer now that you are processing more of your own work. Or you are finally ready to take the DSLR plunge? Wherever you sit, you should be aware that there is a major photography trade show of the latest gear soon […]

But is it Photography? Or Video?

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

From the controversial artist Robert Wilson,is his latest show “VOOM PORTRAITS” at the ACE Gallery in Los Angeles. [photopress:RW_deppx.jpg,full,centered] Johnny Depp, 2006 65″ Plasma Screen, Custom Speakers, HD Media Player 5’ 5” (H) x 3’ (W) x 4” (D) © Robert Wilson: VOOM Portraits, [photopress:RW_pittx.jpg,full,centered] Brad Pitt, 2004 65″ Plasma Screen, Custom Speakers, HD Media […]

Drumroll please…….

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

And the winner of the weekly giveaway is.. Diane P. of Cedar Rapids, IA. Congratulations! The book is on it’s way to you. This book had quite a few entries, and quite fast. We hear you. More like this. We will still be peppering the giveaways with digital photography training videos, photo gear, and of […]

Weekly Giveaway – Chuck Close “A Couple of Ways Of Doing Something”

Monday, February 19th, 2007

This is one of the most beautiful books I’ve seen recently. You see, it’s still on the table in front of me. A stirring respite from crazy days. [photopress:chuck_close.jpg,full,centered] I’m talking about the whole thing. The images, the writing, the layout, the printing. Stunning. And one of you should have a copy in your home. […]

Planning a vacation?

Monday, February 19th, 2007

What better pastime in the winter than planning your getaway to somewhere warm. And here is an item you should consider. A digital storage bank. The fact is that as you get more and more mega pixels on your cameras, the files are larger, and you need more and more storage while away from a […]

Do you remember your first?

Monday, February 19th, 2007

I’ll never forget it. My brother Bruce had gone out to pick some stuff up at Great Eastern Mills department store in NJ. Little did I realize he was picking up a present for me that would change my life. [photopress:2011.JPG.jpg,full,centered] My first brownie camera. Ahh..the beautiful grey plastic body and the silvery flash bowl. […]

Bits and Bobs

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Lets look at things a slightly different way. Check out this award winning short using only still photographs. Between you and Me by Patryk Rebisz The execution becomes more viable with digital. Comments? Let’s take’em to the FORUM! And an interesting project featuring Mary Ellen Mark and her Moleskin diary What’s in your Moleskin? Wait […]

Have you taken a look lately?

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

No, I mean really taken a look at some of the readers work in the GALLERY? Lets take a moment to highlight this work by Anthony Johnson: [photopress:Anthony_Johnson11691852390.jpg,full,centered] © Anthony Johnson His Bio: “Born in Cape Town. I launched my career when I was 19 years old with the publication of a book of black […]

You can’t win, if you don’t play!

Friday, February 16th, 2007

But these folks did. Congratulations to our most recent winners. You will be sent the excellent Software-Cinema DVD’s and one of you will be getting the Edward Weston film. OK, that person is Dina. Brent N. – Arlington, VA An T. – Burbank CA Dina A. – Honoka’a Hawaii D P. – NYC That’s right […]

Looking North

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Yep. No question about it. Northern California is one of the best places in the world for photography. Whether its the galleries, or in the case of ModernBook ,the combination gallery/book publishers have uncovered some of the most unique imagery for all of us. And the books are usually available with an original print that […]

Thankfully, someone did save a picture of that…Mom.

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Who takes care of your family history? Now and when you were growing up? Chances are it was mom. One of our favorite writers ,Laura Oles, pays tribute to the master chronicler of our most personal moments in life. [photopress:old_journalsMed__Large_.jpg,full,centered] Moms as Master Storytellers Women are notoriously good at multi-tasking; their plates are piled so […]

My Funny Valentine

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

A Classic photograph for today: [photopress:doisneau_2_b.jpg,full,centered] ©Robert Doisneau, Le Basier de L’Hotel de Vilne, 1950. Yep, the emotionally charged, heart felt holiday where you can declare your true feelings to your paramour. If you didn’t before this. And maybe a love offering. Ok….here goes: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Photoinduced wouldn’t exist, If it […]

PhotoLA – A quick look around…..or back.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

During the recent PhotoLA, we shot some video with interviews and an overview. Here is just a short sample of that. A bit of YouTube before we go to the video page with higher resolution. In addition we will bring in some of the separate interviews that may have been edited to bring you a […]

Weekly Giveaway – Software-Cinema DVD’s! Redux with a twist

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Wow! There was a great response to last weeks giveaway, and the good folks at Software-Cinema have been gracious enough to supply us with some more great products for you. But we’ll change up the titles a bit. And throw in a surprise at the end of this article.

On Exhibit: Take two, they’re close.

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Some exhibits that are currently up. This time NYC. Not to be missed: Elliott Erwitt Edwynn Houk Gallery Thru 2/23/07 [photopress:banner1_r2_c1.gif,full,centered] [photopress:16_New_York_67.jpg,full,centered] New York, 1955 © Elliott Erwitt [photopress:6_Las_Vegas_262.jpg,full,centered] Las Vegas, Nevada, 1954 © Elliott Erwitt One of my favorite photographers, I’ve only seen the book. and it is beautiful. Check out Personal Exposures also. […]

Before you print your digital file on your inkjet printer……

Friday, February 9th, 2007

A little photo news. [photopress:Kodak_advertisement.jpg,full,centered] Kodak announced today that it is laying off 3000 people in its continued conversion from a film company to a digital imaging company. See the story Now the interesting part, and yes unfortunate part, is that as I was looking for a good article to link you to, there was […]

And we have a winner-3 actually.

Friday, February 9th, 2007

And now for the winners of yesterday’s giveaway: Michelle K. – Edmonton,Alberta ,Canada Michael S. – Los Angeles,CA. Maryann A. – Grover Beach ,CA Congratulations! Quick re cap on the ways to win: some of the emails received yesterday didn’t have a title specified, so..out of the running. A couple had no shipping address,so..out of […]

“My friends like my photos, maybe it’s time to show the world”

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

I know what you’re saying: “you’ve told us about some great galleries and events. Oh sure, then you give away books to help inspire and feed our senses. But you didn’t stop…then you gave away free gear .To top it off..DVD’s to help us make our own photographs as good as they can be” […]

Behind the Scenes Video- Annie Leibowitz Shoots For Vanity Fair

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

This is a video of the yearly Hollywood cover featuring a couple of celebrities all photographed by Annie Leibowitz: The Video:Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The cast: Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Pedro Almodóvar, Alec Baldwin, Adam Beach, Jessica Biel, Abigail Breslin, Jennifer Connelly, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr., […]

Future Perfect – Across the Pond

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

This just came across our desk: [photopress:plondonx.jpg,full,centered] It’s cold outside (for many) and perhaps you are already thinking of the next vacation. I am. And of course it’s Weds. Time to think ahead. Well here is a plan. One thing I heard at PhotoLA from many of the quality dealers was thatParis Photo is a […]

Weekly Giveaway – Software-Cinema DVD’s!

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Baby ,it’s cold outside and what better way to spend you time then to FINALLY teach yourself Photoshop. Oh yeah, if you haven’t jumped in yet, maybe it seemed like a daunting process. And it such a robust program that to master it will take concerted effort and many hours. But you have to start […]

A visit to the World of LOMO !

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

OK, if you HAVEN’T heard of the wonders of Lomo, you perhaps know of the HOLGA which is also distributed by these folks. And if neither of those camera names mean a thing to you, just are about to be turned onto one of the coolest global photographic groups. Me, I’m partial to the […]

Camera Armor – Took a Licking, and Kept on Ticking

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

As I said last week, I covered my D200, with 12-24 lens, in a new Camera Armor silicon rubber case. Then it spent the week in my Jansport backback with the rest of my stuff: laptop, biz cards, Firelite ext. hard drive, misc. junk, and the all important papers needed for life. Not the most […]

A Little Advance Notice

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Now we usually let you know about shows that may be opening in the very near future…like this weekend. BUT…here we go with a little advance notice. One of our favorite galleries in Los Angeles, [photopress:Glass.jpg,full,centered] Paul Kopekin, is having an exhibit of David DiMichele’s current body of work, Pseudo Documentation,

It’s Groundhog Day! and we have winners!

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Today is officially Groundhog day in the States. [photopress:Groundhog.jpg,full,centered] Meaning we all wait for Punxsutawney Phil ,the groundhog, to come out of his home and if he sees his shadow, winter will continue for 6 more w