Another #GREAT #photographer bites the dust. Legendary Philadelphia-born photographer Mary Ellen Mark, 75, has died.  Mary Ellen Mark was a photographer known for her incredible humanist photography.  She passed away Monday in New York City.  Her rep confirmed the news this morning.  RIP Mary Ellen Mark.  Your inspiration, wit, humor, and unique artistic view of the world will […]

Unlike the inspiring words Brian Smith has on offer later in, the beginning of this recorded “Live Stream” video is blank for nearly the first hour. We are sorry for the inconvenience of having to ask you to do it, but please move the play head forward on the video manually to 55:00 where the […]

My friend and mentor David Alan Harvey begins his talk at TEDxVerona with the observation that photography is now the only universal language, a common thread understood around the world without need for translation.  He goes on to observe we are now all visual storytellers, thanks to the incredible proliferation of cell phone cameras and […]

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline quickly became a life changing obsession. Sebastião Salgado years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction, decay, or some of that other nasty stuff from the dark side of the force.  Here, he […]

“Let’s think about it, let’s consider what were doing here, let’s have an idea” suggests Chicago commercial photographer Sandro Miller, when asked his opinion on posting photographs for our Instagram society.  Miller talked to the BBC’s Anna Bressanin about why the ability to post photos online threatens his artistic medium and about how he and Malkovich […]

From AMERICAN MASTERS Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning The story, struggles and profound body of work of photographer Dorothea Lange. Premiere Date: August 29, 2014 Rating: NR One of the most recognized and representative documentary images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America’s Great Depression, is her heralded photograph Migrant Mother.  […]

My longtime friend Uwe Steinmueller, editor and publisher of OutbackPhoto.Com, and fellow contributing editor to TheCameraForum.Com has passed away.  Uwe suffered a heart attack on August 8, 2014 at his home in Germany. There, I said it.  I’ve been procrastinating for several days now writing this.  Somehow, to actually write these words down makes the event concrete, something […]

Video review of the Sony A7S from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo. Few people in the small camera video production industry are as widely respected as Philip Bloom.  A photojournalist by former trade, Bloom has evolved his brand and his style to encompass filmmaking as his primary art form. His work is distinctive, […]

Master Series Lecture – Gregory Heisler from Maine Media Workshops + College on Vimeo. Gregory Heisler relates the story of photographing Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis in large format black & white infrared for Life Magazine. Gregory Heisler is a photographer and educator renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. His enthusiasm, curiosity, and […]

When Dreams Collide from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. “The distance between where you are now and the path you think you should be on is probably smaller than you think it is” – Chase Jarvis. In the process of preparing his time machine, as he calls his mobile TruckCam, Ian Ruhter had no idea this […]

In this video, Joe deconstructs the setup of a recent location shoot in Mexico and explains the importance of following the Rule of Thirds, especially for publication photography. Published on May 29, 2014 From Joe McNally’s own website at JoeMcNally.Com we learn Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included […]

Yosemite from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. “My greatest failure in life came when I lost the ability to believe in my own dreams. It had taken a year and a half to return to Yosemite after enduring one of my most heartbreaking experiences. In an unexpected twist of fate I regained the courage […]

At 85 years old, Elliott Erwitt is still working away at his hobby:Photography. Elliott Erwitt was born July 26, 1928, in Paris, France. He is an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of the ironic and absurd situations within everyday life. Elliott Erwitt is a longtime friend and master of recording Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s “decisive moments”. In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos, where in the late […]

How To Get Off Your Ass & Get Your Stuff Noticed with Gary Vaynerchuk & Chase Jarvis Chase Jarvis welcomes author and social media marketer Gary Vaynerchuk to his Seattle studio to discuss how to stand out in a noisy social world.  Gary’s books are always a treat to read, but even better are his public […]

3 Sensors are Better than One: The Sony Mirrorless Lineup for Doing Serious Video. from patrick murphy-racey on Vimeo. Another old still photographer making the transition to adding video and sound, our friend Patrick Murphy-Racey has been around for awhile doing his still photography thing. Patrick thinks having a variety of different sensor sizes is better for […]

There are few things I’ve found in my life as a photographer of any real lasting value:  My older pre-ASPH Leica lenses, an old Domke bag I’ve had forever, my hat, and a small library of books – SONY A7/A7R:FROM SNAPSHOTS TO GREAT SHOTS  now being one of those books. The quality hand-crafted into my old […]