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Daniel Zvereff: Gombolo, Kenya

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Last summer I spent a week in Gombolo, Kenya with the Norwegian aid organization Aid in Action. They focus on the basic needs for people in undeveloped countries such as [...]

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David English: Wide Lux Monochrom

Store Mannequins #1 (Leica M Monochrom, 24 mm Summilux) © David English

If you have an M Monochrom camera, should you use a Summilux lens? The Monochrom performs quite well at high ISO settings, so why spend the extra money when you could buy a Summicron or Super-Elmar at the same focal length? The answer is versatility. Once the sun sets, or you go inside, you can [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 28

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 27

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Bandar Log, Part 3

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. This is the third part of his Bandar Log series. Click here to read the rest of the series.  JAIPUR As we near Jaipur, the driver we hired insists we [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 26

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Bandar Log, Part 2

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. This is the second part of his Bandar Log series. Click here to read the first part of the series. DARJEELING The sun has just risen as I step out onto [...]

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David English: Sweet 16

Fashion Show Mall (Leica M Monochrom, 16mm Tri-Elmar) © David English

Did you know that Leica makes a 16 mm lens for the M-series camera? It’s hidden inside the Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar. The Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar can be set for 16, 18, or 21 mm, but it’s the 16 mm setting that’s most interesting, because Leica doesn’t manufacture a 16 mm M-mount prime lens. So how does the [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Bandar Log, Part 1

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Introduction One year ago I was sitting in a train station somewhere in-between Varanasi and New Delhi, India, en route to meet some friends. I unfastened a staple from a [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 25

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Mexico City

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Last Wednesday morning I woke up somewhat hungover to face the usual work-related e-mails, along with a lot of other e-mails I’ve probably unsubscribed from at least five times. The [...]

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John Thawley: Birthplace to the Blues

© John Thawley

Photographer John Thawley is best known for his automobile racing and sports photography and is the official photographer for the Trans Am Series. In addition to being a full-time photographer, John Thawley owns Creative Communications Group, a company specializing in graphic design for print and electronic online applications. Thawley’s racing images have been featured in print [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Alaska and the Yukon

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. A heavy wind knocks me over and pins me to the ground, bringing me eye to eye with a small, striped chipmunk who scurries by uninterested. When the wind decides to briefly let up, I [...]

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Daniel Maissan: Photographing with a Focus on Social Causes

© Daniel Maissan

Q: Let me say, I love your blog. Do you think nowadays a blog is useful for a professional photographer? Also, is your blog a part of the activity to present your vision and your work as a photographer? A: I think a blog is useful for any type of job. It’s a way to [...]

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Claire Yaffa, Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers – Life’s Lessons, Chapter 24

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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