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Photographer’s Forum :: Summer 2016 issue

Olympus Trailblazer Austin Lottimer • Tina Manley • Gordon Parks • Toni Greaves •

Small Is The New Big by Olympus Trailblazer Austin Lottimer

I seek adventure — whether that be shooting surfers in Costa Rica surrounded by bull sharks and crocodiles, hiking the snowy Andes while documenting blind, wounded veterans en route to the summit of South America’s highest glacier, or filming snowboarders in waist-deep powder in the Wyoming backcountry. But 2015 proved to be a different kind of adventure. My production company, [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

TINA MANLEY: Still Driven to Make a Difference

Dali Lama blessing man. USA, 2015 © TINA MANLEY A successful professional photographer for more than 30 years, Tina Manley began her documentary photography business after raising four children and teaching school, as recounted in her 2002 interview with Photographer’s Forum (“Tina Manley: It’s Never Too Late to Make a Difference,” May/Summer 2002, Vol. 24, No. 3). She [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

GORDON PARKS: Back to Fort Scott

Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950 / PHOTOGRAPH BY GORDON PARKS. COURTESY AND © THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION. COURTESY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON “I was born to a black childhood of confusion and poverty — the memory of that beginning influences my work today.” Gordon Parks Everything is about timing, especially the news. With our [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

TONY GREAVES: Journey of the Heart

The Waiting, 2014. From Radical Love © Toni Greaves In the photo “Meeting God” (2008), a rosy-cheeked postulant, her head covered in a white habit, sits in profile with her eyes cast toward heaven. Avoiding some of the usual clichés, photographer Toni Greaves fills much of the frame with the humble wood paneling of a small, spare monastery [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

Digital Photography

Recent Announcements from CANON

Canon U.S.A. has announced two new pro-level digital cameras, a photo printer and an updated lens in a standard zoom range to add to its lineup of top imaging products. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS 80D Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon U.S.A., Inc., discussed the features of the new pro-level EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS 80D DSLRs. The 1D X Mark II’s predecessor, the EOS-1D X, established a strong position in the professional market for applications in sports, photojournalism, nature and wildlife, as well as wedding and portraiture. The new flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with a 20.2 megapixel, full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, targets these markets as well. “This camera hits all the sweet spots for speed, low-light sensitivity and low noise,” Westfall comments. For sports photographers, the EOS-1D X Mark II offers continuous shooting speeds of up to 14 [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

New Products

The New Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera

Canon’s new entry-level DSLR camera offers easy sharing of high quality photos and videos to social media sites. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR boasts a wide range of features, including the 18.0 Megapixel Canon CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor; ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light; [...]

Tamron’s SP 85MM F/1.8 DI VC USD (MODEL F016)

Tamron’s 85mm new SP-series lens features LD and XLD glass elements, superior resolving power and attractive bokeh, Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction, eBAND and BBAR coatings to reduce flare and ghosting plus Advanced Anti-Reflection Technologies. It provides ultimate correction of aberrations and excellent resolving power. And you can update firmware, customize autofocus positions and adjust the mechanical setup and preferences [...]

Sigma Electronic Flash EF-630

The Sigma Electronic Flash EF-630 is a multifunctional flash designed to work with current digital SLR cameras. Among its many features are TTL exposure control, high-speed sync, wireless flash functions, auto-zoom and bounce-flash. The flash automatically adjusts for focal lengths of 24mm to 200mm, making it ideal for wide angle and super-zoomed shots alike. The builtin Wide Panel can be [...]

The Traffic Collection Camera Bags from 24/7 are at Adorama

Available at Adorama.com, the 24/7 Traffic Collection line of stylish and discreet camera bags was created for the urban photographer and includes six different styles. The Holster M can hold a standard DSLR camera and has additional pockets for a memory card and personal items. The Holster S, also designed for fast-paced city life, is more compact in size, made [...]