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The art, science and craft of photography

Keen and Quirky Observations

My December 3, 2014 Enchanté column A woman sits on a metal bench in a courtyard, talking on a cell phone. Her legs are crossed and turned toward a wall behind her, like she’s positioning herself away from the world. … Continue reading

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“Sláinte!” to Ireland

You’ve probably seen the phrase “Erin Go Bragh” hanging in a pub somewhere in your travels. It’s the anglicized version of the Irish Éirinn go Brách. The English spelling is meaningless. The Irish Gaelic phrase Éirinn go Brách roughly means … Continue reading

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Patti Smith: punk’s fairy godmother

Only Patti Smith should cover a Rolling Stones’ song. Same goes for the Who’s My Generation, Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit or Them’s Gloria. No one else can capture the original soul of the sound. In 2007, during her induction … Continue reading

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Image tells a story

Just received an email questioning how a single image can actually “tell a story.” I offer this photo I took of Drombeg Stone Circle in Ireland. The photo has only been slightly edited. It was a very grey day with … Continue reading

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Stunning photographs

I am usually so not into scenic photos. They’re the easy way for amateur photographers to impress their friends, without requiring any advanced or photojournalistic skills. However, I’ll make an exception here. There are stunning photos by Sebastião Salgado in today’s (June … Continue reading

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The Craft of Photography, Number 4 – Working with Available Light

Advantages of working with available light: You work with what you’ve got for a greater sense of realism. You don’t have to carry heavy lighting equipment and stands, only a monopod or tripod. You can shoot quickly. You can move freely. … Continue reading

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Suzy Lamont – photographer

Watch for my story about photographer Suzy Lamont in EMC News next week. Probably the first story I’ve ever done on a photographer.

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