Guy Noffsinger

Guy Noffsinger: Airborne Access

Aviation shooter Guy Noffsinger explains his “up above” technique from on the ground.


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John Paul Caponigro

Make Plans

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I make those kinds of commitments any time of year; whenever it becomes clear they’re necessary. But I do make plans at the beginning of every year. I review my mission, goals, projects and actions lists. While I do this at the beginning of the year, this isn’t the only time I do it.
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Russell C. Dohrmann

Back to the Future Morocco with the iPhone Hipstamatic

As a long time photographer and digital imagemaker, recently I felt that I had become stuck—blocked in my artistic endeavors, taking similar images over and over until I was re-invigorated by the use of the Hipstamatic camera app.
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Dave Hill

Composite World

No matter how he tried, Dave Hill couldn’t quite get the result he envisioned for Amber Pacific, a four-member band he was shooting in Nashville, TN in 2005. Then a thought came to him—to light and shoot each of the band members separately and stitch the photos together in Photoshop, creating one image with perfectly lit subjects.

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Rob Burman

Building Noahs Ark

The first step in creating the Ark image was to come up with the concept. Once I had the concept I began to lay it out. I had to determine the elements I wanted to add to the image, and started searching the Internet and all the references I had on hand.
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Chris Alvanas

From 2D to 3D

Ever wanted to make a 3D image without the complications and expense of stereoscopic photography? Well here is how we can get from 2D to 3D with a bit of control requiring (in this case) Magenta/Green 3D glasses to see the final effect.
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John Paul Caponigro

Continuity

Every screenwriter needs to create it. Every storyboard needs to interpret it. Every director needs to guide it. Every editor needs to refine it. And if you’re a still photographer, you may be called on to do all of these things.
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Mallory Morrison

Liquid Light

We’ve all had dreams of floating through a surreal space, moving our limbs slowly through a viscous, resistant material that makes every step a slow motion leap, every movement a prolonged gesture. The masterful underwater photography of Mallory Morrison is reminiscent of those calm, suspended dreams, but the final imagery belies the effort, skill and coordination that each of these surreal images requires.
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Simple, Practical RAW Archive Backup & Organization

In 2002 I toured the National Geographic Society’s image archive. The crème de le crème of the images were housed in a subzero, bombproof achieve vault. The chilly storage container was a reminder that all traditional photographic materials degrade.

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Karin Schminke

Dynamic Tension

While interviewing renowned mixed-media artist Karin Schminke, she used the word “tension” more than once to describe her work. For her, the tension is between abstraction and realism, like a tension created by the geometric precision of the panels and the tactile-layered textures in one of her pieces of art.
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Dan Escobarby

Whats Inside

This image could easily be composited today in a few hours from a simple studio setup and stock photos, but when Dan Escobar shot it in early 2002 for a Monterey Bay Aquarium ad promoting its “Jellies: Living Art” exhibit, the agency was thinking “on location.”
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Dennis Jones

The Heaven and Hell of Architectural HDR

After years of hauling around a beast of a 4 x 5 camera and the requisite complement of lighting equipment, photographing architectural interiors digitally is a comparative pleasure. You might think that adding HDR to the mix would simplify things further:
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Pete Barrett

Whats Inside

When the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau wanted to get the word out that Miami offered more than beaches, bunnies and boozing, and that arts and culture also had their rightful place in The Magic City, their agency, Turkel, hired Pete Barrett to shoot the re-branding campaign and have a hand in its postproduction.
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John Paul Caponigro

Association

Our work is as deep as the relationships we have with it. Mastery involves much more than researching subjects and perfecting craft, it also means doing some soul-searching. So how can you deepen your relationships with your work? How can you understand the inner life of your work better? One way is to associate freely.
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