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Photographer’s Forum :: Spring 2018 issue

The Cuba Archive: Tria Giovan • In-Depth Profile of Keith Carter • Stan Raucher’s Fleeting Moments • Portfolios

KEITH CARTER: Imperfect Beauty

On my frequent walks through the neighborhood, I often see the same elderly couple who, like me, are on their way to or from the wooded park nearby. For several years, only the woman would exchange cheerful hellos with me; the man didn’t even look up. Then one day, he smiled at me. I think of moments like this when [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|

STAN RAUCHER Fleeting Moments

Anyone looking at Stan Raucher’s images can see that he has a keen eye for capturing human interactions and emotions in unguarded moments. Whether it’s fervent religious believers celebrating Holy Week in Guatemala, or people on streets and subways around the world, Raucher brilliantly portrays snippets of daily living. Women’s March - Seattle (2017) © Stan Raucher For [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|

TRIA GIOVAN The Cuba Archive

Bus Stop March. Havana, Cuba, 1992 © Tria Giovan In Walker Evans: A Biography, by Belinda Rathbone (Mariner Books, 2000), the photographer expresses the compulsion to document life. “It’s as though there’s a wonderful secret in a certain place and I can capture it…. Only I, at this moment, can capture it, and only this moment and only [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|

Digital Photography

FUJIFILM GFX 50S: Medium Format Workhorse

Lightweight yet powerful, the FUJIFILM GFX 50S is a medium format mirrorless digital camera that boasts 51.4 megapixels and a 43.8x32.9mm CMOS sensor. It’s compatible with a series of high-performance FUJINON GF lenses. The GFX 50S is also dust- and weatherresistant, making it ideal for both studio and outdoor shooting situations. GFX 50S with 45mm f2.8 lens The GFX 50S is geared for professional photographers who require top-quality images that are made possible with medium format cameras. I discussed the attributes of this camera with Claire Rosen, a fine-art photographer who brings painterly, story-telling capabilities to her commercial work. Her current book IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures (Rocky Nook, 2017) covers the artistic aspects of photography. Rosen has recently made the switch to Fujifilm cameras and was a beta tester for the GFX. At the time of this writing, she was preparing for a solo show of [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|

New Products

KODAK Mini 2 Instant Photo Printer

The world’s smallest dye-sub photo printer, the portable KODAK Mini 2 comes in glossy black or white models and supports iOS devices wirelessly via Bluetooth, and Android-based devices via NFC One Touch or Bluetooth. Using the free KODAK Mini Shot app, smart phone photographers can access and print photos from their phone’s camera roll, social media platforms, Google images, or [...]

SIRUI Introduces The A-1005 Compact Travel Tripod

The SIRUI A-1005 Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit contains all the features today’s travel photographer wants. Features includes a fully retractable dual stage center column that adds an additional 12 inches of height for a maximum height of 58.5 inches, and half-turn Twist-Lock Leg Locks for quick and easy deployment. Load capacity is 22 pounds. Offering three leg angle positions for [...]

FUJIFILM FinePix XP130

FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the FinePix XP130, the newest addition to the rugged XP series. The XP130 is the first in the camera line to feature the latest Bluetooth® technology for instant image transfer, and is equipped with new shooting functions such as an Electronic Level and Eye Detection. With a FUJINON lens and four rugged protection features [...]

  • Olympus Expands The M.ZUIKO PRO F1.2 Prime Lineup

Olympus Expands The M.ZUIKO PRO F1.2 Prime Lineup

Olympus expands its M.ZUIKO F1.2 PRO prime lens lineup with the new M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO (34mm focal length in 35mm equivalent) and the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO (90mm focal length in 35mm equivalent). These lenses give you more flexibility in low-light environments as well as an extremely shallow depth-of-field. Each is designed to deliver three-dimensional [...]