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Photographer’s Forum :: Winter 2017 issue

SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY FEATURE Looking Back • New York by Time-Lapse • Diane Arbus: In the Beginning • Andrés Wertheim: Spectral Expression • Sandro: From the Heart • Winners: 37th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Looking Back

Welcome to the 40th edition of Photographer’s Forum magazine. Writing this anniversary editorial feels surreal to me in many ways. When I look back to 1977, when we published the first issue, I realize now how little I knew then about the publishing business. We were able to build a successful international publishing business that has thrived for four decades [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|

New York by Time-Lapse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AidECgn1sM0&feature=youtu.be New York City is already one of the most heavily photographed places on earth, so at Focus Camera, we’re always looking for new ways to illustrate unique perspectives with different locations, collaborators, and equipment. For a new promotional video, we decided to work with Syrp, a New Zealand imaging brand that makes portable time-lapse and motion control equipment. [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|

DIANE ARBUS: In The Beginning

You never forget your first Arbus. In the early 1980s, I worked for legendary art dealer Harry Lunn, whose vision and impact first established photography as a thriving component of the art market. An art history graduate student, I was charged with creating condition reports and cataloging the trove of photographs acquired during his frequent buying trips to Europe. Immersed [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|

ANDRÉS WERTHEIM: Spectral Expression

Passing poplar trees and weeping willows, herons and woodpeckers, Andrés Wertheim steers his motorboat down creeks crisscrossing through the lush green of the Paraná River Delta. Here, an hour north of Buenos Aires, its skyline on the horizon, he finds something he can’t anywhere else. “Water is very relaxing for me. It makes me humble to be a part of [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|

SANDRO: From The Heart

Sandro Miller remembers it well. That day in his studio, a full crew of assistants and Ogilvy & Mather advertising clients were awaiting direction on the next shoot when his phone rang. He had to answer. Hearing his doctor’s words, “I took a Mike Tyson punch to the gut,” says Sandro, who goes only by his first name. “Cancer? I [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|

Digital Photography

Professional Offerings from Olympus

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a micro fourthirds camera that boasts a 50 MP High Res Shot Mode, 60 frames per second continuous shooting, a zero-lag Pro Capture Mode and a host of other features geared toward the professional and serious enthusiast market. Olympus shooters will also appreciate the M.Zuiko 300mm f4.0 IS PRO telephoto lens and the versatile M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO zoom lens. Micro Four-Thirds Format: A Lightweight Pro Alternative These cameras feature mirrorless systems, which view the sensor information directly, rather than via a mirror. They don’t have the brief loss of view of traditional digital cameras, caused by the mirror flipping up. Because they’re designed without a traditional mirror system, micro four-thirds camera systems are much more lightweight and compact than traditional digital cameras. Scott Bourne is a professional photographer, author and lecturer who specializes in avian photography, primarily raptors. He switched to Olympus [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|

New Products


GITZO Launches the Century Camera Bag Collection

To mark its 100th anniversary, Gitzo isoffering a new selection of photographybags. To mark its 100th anniversary, Gitzo is offering a new selection of photography bags. The Gitzo Century Traveler Backpack has a roomy internal insert and dual side access. The elegant front opening is the perfect carrying solution for a 0 and 1 Series Gitzo Traveler or similar [...]

  • The Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back

New Digital Back from PHASE ONE

The Phase One IQ3 100MPTrichromatic Digital Back The Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is based on a new CMOS sensor designed to capture color as perceived by the human eye. The new Bayer Filter technology transforms digital color capabilities to render color more authentically than ever, giving the world’s foremost photographers 101- megapixels of unprecedented creativity. This [...]

  • FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder

FUJIFILM Announces Ultracompact X-E3 Digital Camera

FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder The new FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera features the latest 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body. The X-E3 has a large phase detection autofocus (AF) area and, equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, [...]

  • Tamron’s new ultra-telephoto 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

New Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens from TAMRON

Tamron’s new ultra-telephoto100-400mmF/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Tamron’s new ultra-telephoto 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD zoom lens (Model A035) for full-frame DSLR cameras includes 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements for greater aberration reduction. At 39.3 oz., it is lightweight, featuring magnesium material in key areas of the lens barrel to improve weight reduction, strength and portability. The Model A035 [...]