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New York City

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Chagall’s America Windows

Marc Zakharovich Chagall, born Moishe Zakharovich Shagal, (1887 –1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. Chagall visited Chicago in the early 1970s to install his mural The Four Seasons, and at that time was inspired to create a set of stained glass windows for the Art Institute of Chicago. Chagall made the windows […]

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Remembering the iPod

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Flickr Price Increase

On January 21, 2020, Flickr informed its members of a price increase for Flickr Pro from $49.99 a year to $59.99 a year. All current Pro members can extend their subscription for up to two years at the old price. After the extension, all members will pay the same price. This strikes me as a […]

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Why Photograph?

For amateurs and enthusiasts, . . . first and foremost . . . enjoy your hobby. Enjoy photography itself as well as your topics, be they a landscape, a model or a freaky insect. Or even a Snowy Owl. This is your hobby and you should learn to enjoy it even if not a single other […]

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“The rise, fall and resurrection of Flickr” – Ferdy Christant

Ferdy Christant has a long and thoughtful piece on Medium recounting the history of Flickr, defending its current owner – SmugMug – and comparing other places where photographers can share their work. He concludes — and I agree — that Flickr is a very valuable community: a Flickr-sized shutdown would be a catastrophic loss. Even […]

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2019: My Year in Photography

In 2019, I fell in love with black and white photography. I use Adobe Lightroom to get the best possible color image and then move to Adobe Photoshop with the Silver Efex Pro plugin from DxO. DxO makes exceptionally powerful tools designed for photographers. This photo of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is my favorite […]

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Photography: War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik

In the early fall, I visited a photography exhibition center called War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik’s old city. The center has two floors with 3, 800 feet of display space featuring photographic exhibits by world renowned photojournalists covering recent and ongoing regional and global conflicts.  I was especially moved by the center’s permanent collection of […]

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B&H Photo: Photography Superstore

I have bought photography equipment from B&H Photo in New York City for many years and have always been a happy customer. Today I visited the store on 9th Avenue for the first time. I was like a kid in a candy store. B&H seems to have all the equipment available and a very helpful […]

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Erwin Puts Bids Farewell to Leica

About 17 years ago, I made photographs using the Leica M system and slide film. As digital came into its own, I sold all my Leica gear. I used Canon digital equipment for many years and recently switched to Fuji mirrorless cameras. When I used Leica cameras I relied heavily on expert reviews by Erwin […]