Landscape Photography Inspired by Hudson River Painters

When photography was in its infancy in the early 19th century, the art of landscape painting was approaching a new zenith. Work of the members of the Hudson River School and later, the White Mountain School,  was growing in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic.

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How to stay warm: Winter Photography

It is mid-winter in New England. As a photographer who creates most of his work outdoors, I have to pick the right times to shoot, and be prepared for whatever the weather gods may throw at me. Though the forecast tomorrow is for temps only slightly above 0º I know…

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Photography Podcasts: 3 Favorites

I’ve been hooked on podcasts for several years and I know there’s always something I can listen to during a long drive or a wait at the doctor’s office. Photography podcasts abound and several deserve a mention in this space. The visual medium of photography may seem like an unusual subject for audio broadcast, but it works.

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Selling Photos At Crafts Fairs

A friend who manages a farmers market referred a photographer to me who is thinking about renting a space and selling some photographs. Although I have never made this sort of commitment myself, I have done a lot of research. Here is what I shared with that photographer—everything I can think of about successful selling in this kind of environment.

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When You Hit A Creative Block

Do you ever find yourself taking the same photographs again and again? Are you strolling through your favorite downtown neighborhood hoping to be struck by a lightning bolt of inspiration? Are you gliding through a vacation paradise without raising your camera to your eye?

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Exhibition: Steve Rosenthal—White on White: The Churches of Rural New England

Steve Rosenthal is an architectural photographer based in the Boston area whose work for leading architectural and design firms has earned him many awards throughout a long career. In his spare time between commercial shoots, one of his passions has been to record the beauty of rural 18th and 19th century churches in New England.

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Review: New Camera Bags From Lowepro for Active Photographers

I recently field tested the new Lowepro Messegner AW 180 and the Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW.

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Dressing for Winter Photography

Heat management, and dressing correctly, is the key to getting great photographs of the winter landscape and cold weather sports and activities.

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Washington Post HDR Photo Draws Strong Reaction

On Friday, January 13, the Washington Post published a photograph that utilized the technique known as HDR – or High Dynamic Range.

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The Tripod Is an Essential Tool for Photographers

The tripod is still one of the most essential, universal, and adaptable tools for photographers of all ability levels.

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Eight New Books About Photography

Focal Press, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc., has published a number of books by pro photographers, about photography, within the past year. These slim volumes will appeal to both new and experienced shooters. Thumbing through the stack of books for the first time, I was impressed with the quality of graphic design as well as the attention to detail from page to page.

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Review: Light Blue — Software for Studio Management

If you spend less time fretting about your accounting system and more time booking clients and making photographs, then Light Blue Software will have been a sound investment for your studio.

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