Monday, March 31, 2014

Monument Valley - AUGUST 9-13, 2014

ANTELOPE SLOT CANYON, Monument Valley and Natural Bridges - MONSOON SEASON AND FULL MOON RISE
AUGUST 9-13, 2014

Some of the places and things we will photograph include:

Monument Valley Viewpoint (moonrise)
Monument Valley Floor Drive
The Valley of the Gods
Mexican Hat Rock
Goosenecks State Park
Natural Bridges National Monument
Anasazi Ruins “House on Fire” or “Fallen Roof”
Muley Point Road
Canyon de Chelly view (Time allowing)
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon
If there are storms in the area we will photograph lightning. Consider bringing a lightning sensor that allows the camera to capture lightning in daylight.


http://californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Monument_Valley.html


Monument Valley 2013 Workshop:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE TRI-X FACTOR - http://moreintelligentlife.com

THE TRI-X FACTOR



Kodak's Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. Anton Corbijn, Don McCullin and Sebastião Salgado tell Bryan Appleyard why.

When Kodak started collapsing—finally filing for bankruptcy in January 2012—some of the greatest photographers in the world panicked. Don McCullin immediately ordered 150 rolls of Kodak’s Tri-X black-and-white film. “I rang up my stockist and asked for them right away. I thought it was the end of my life. I don’t even know if they are still making it.”

The Imperial Valley - Leica M4-2, Tri-X   Keith Skelton Photo

Beyond Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Fresh Look at a Master’s Work | LightBox | TIME.com

Beyond Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Fresh Look at a Master’s Work | LightBox | TIME.com




Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Anne Leibovitz: Behind the Scences Shooting Game of Thrones for Vanity Fair - LensVid.com

Anne Leibovitz: Behind the Scences Shooting Game of Thrones for Vanity Fair - LensVid.com

50 Photography Quotes to Inspire You

50 Photography Quotes to Inspire You



Patrick Downs faves:

"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham

"In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it." – Emile Zola

"Photography is a love affair with life." – Burk Uzzle

“A photographer is someone for whom photography is more difficult than it is for other people.” – Thomas Mann (paraphrased)

“I am a photographer in the way you might be a plumber. I like it that way.” – the great and humble photojournalist Bruce Davidson

"Stare. It’s the way to educate your eyes. Pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." – Walker Evans

“Tasting life 1/125th of a second.” – Marc Riboud

"If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff." – Jim Richardson

"At first glance a photograph can inform us. At second glance it can reach us." – Minor White

“One of these days, I'm going to publish a book of all the pictures I did not take. It is going to be a huge hit!” – René Burri

"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like. It's another thing to make a portrait of who they are." ~ Paul Caponigro

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

“F/8 and be there.” – Anonymous

“Let the world change your composition.” – Paul Meyers

"You have to see it to shoot it." – David Hume Kennerly

"If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it." – Jay Maisel

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

"One of these days, I'm going to publish a book of all the pictures I did not take. It is going to be a huge hit." – Rene Burri

“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

"The instrument is not the camera, but the photographer." – Eve Arnold

"If you are not willing to see more than is visible, you won't see anything." – Ruth Bernhard

"In photography, the two words I like most are "simplicity" and "authenticity." – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden

A favorite quote, by poet Jack Kerouac about photographer Robert Frank and his epic book "The Americans" — "Anybody doesn’t like these pitchers don’t like poetry, see? Anybody don’t like potry go home see television shots of big hatted cowboys being tolerated by kind horses. Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message: You got eyes."

Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Vista House on the Columbia Gorge - September, 2014

The Vista House night shoot on the Columbia Gorge.

OREGON PHOTO WORKSHOPS - THE COLUMBIA GORGE / WHEAT FIELDS / SMITH ROCKS / THE PAINTED HILLS / SEPTEMBER 17-21 2014


Keith Skelton Photo



Moonrise over Mono Lake

So many possibilities.

Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierra

June 12-15, 2014 http://californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Eastern_Sierra.html

Keith Skelton Photo

The Murmurations of Starlings - The Atlantic

The Murmurations of Starlings



David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images

PDNPulse » Facebook’s Teru Kuwayama on How To Use Social Media for Documentary Storytelling

PDNPulse » Facebook’s Teru Kuwayama on How To Use Social Media for Documentary Storytelling

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second