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The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about using photos to tell our stories. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 14:59) Benoit Courti is a french photographer living in Paris. Fascinated by photography since his childhood, he first embraced a career as a music composer before becoming a professional portrait/art photographer in 2010.

by Jacob Sutton

Wonderland Returns ……… ‘The White Queen’

How  Kirsty Mitchell took this shot.  Read the story

By Nick Stern

Portrait lighting using an Umbrella vs a Softbox

Very glamourous image using a stripbox

Book i am reading:

Photojournalism, Sixth Edition: The Professionals’ Approach

By Kenneth Kobre

Photo Editor Larry Nighswander has identified 15 Elements of Composition that can control the “look” of your photographs. Some pictures contain one of the elements, while others will use several of them:

Rule of Thirds
Controlled Depth of Field
Lighting as a Creative Device
Linear Perspective
Introducing Disorder
The Decisive Moment
Selective Focus
Dominant Foreground, Contributing Background

I know Jay Seldin by his photo book: “Cuba: Forgotten by Time, Remembered by All” . The book features several photographs of Cuban street photographers, with a variety of cobbled-together cameras. A lots of  great street photos.