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Ansel Adams At 100 The Art of Photography Levels of Abstraction Abstracting The Landscape
Antarctica – The Global Warning – a book commentary It's About Light Antarctica – What Worked, What Didn't Adventures on the Dark (and Noisy) Side
What is it About? – deconstructing an image  Digital Tools for Architectural Photographers – by Richard Sexton  Mounting Prints on Aluminum  Architecture of a New Landscape – by Eric Meola

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B&W Revival Backpacking Photography Been There, Done That Top Photo Books
Bias Behind The Lens Private Photographic Book Publishing The Black Church — Two Icelandic Portraits
A Question of White Balance How The Brain Perceives Images The Problem With Photographing
The Beautiful and The Famous
Balmoral Mist Deconstructed
Bangladesh Women Bangladesh – What's in the Bag and Why Bangladesh – The Children Bangladesh: What Worked – What Didn't
Bombay Taxi The Best and Worst of 2012 Beyond Calibration – by Chris Schneiter Off to Oz – What's in The Bag? 

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Country Fairs and Midways Self Critiquing Current Canon Controversies
(Spring 2003)
Cloning the Can
Street Photograph in China Suggestions for the Next 1 Series Canon Counting Ants – Seven Days in the Field with a Digital View Camera Canon 24-105mm Flare Issue
Cameras Do Matter Canon 1Ds MKIII Initial Impressions 48 Hours in Color-Management Hell
The Convergence of Still Photography and Video Medium Format Digital Collages The Call – shooting a major ad for a camera company, by James Russell Camera Metrics
Clumps and Chumps – Does Film Outresolve Digital? Canon 5D Design Flaw China in the Bag
CMYK 2.0 – a book review, by Ray Maxwell Canon Expo 2010 New York Mirrorless – Video – Convergence
Cacophony – telling a story with video
Compact System Camera Image Quality – an analysis by Imatest LLC Am I a Photographic Cheat – by Mark Schacter Do You Have a 4K Future? – the future of convergence A Critique of Contemporary Camera Design 
The Synthesis of Chinese Landscape Painting and Photography – by George DeWolfe
   Edward Curtis - The Man Who Never Slept – by Eric Miola

 Won Over to the Cloudy Side  - by Michael Reichmann

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Dream Street Digital Quality The Digital Revolution & Equipment Angst Digital Bridge Cameras and Cognitive Dissonance — Why The Sony F828 Produces Consumer Angst
    Image Deconstruction DNG Recover Edges
 Dynamic Patience -– by Bors Vesterby Driving Your Camera An Analysis of DxO Mark Sensor Image Disembodyment
Digicams vs. DSLRs An Afternoon at DALSA It's the Depth of Field. A Rebuttal Digital View Cameras in Use and on the Go
Dynamic Patience – by Bors Vesterby Different Kind Of Backpack - Mark Dubovoy

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Epson as Art Enigma Variations The Ethics of Filter Use Erosion of Photographer's Rights
   
A Landscape Photography Experiment – On the Trail With the Leica M9
So You Think Medium Format is Easy? Eyes vs. Numbers – which to believe? Photographers and Painters
– A Symbiosis
The Empirical Photographer Enough Already Epson 4000 Operating Cost Analysis Tracking the Cost of Printing with an Epson 4800
The Photographer Excludes Does Equipment Affect Creativity  Everything Matters  Everything Matters – Part 2 
An Embarrassment of Riches – two great new cameras, by Mark Dubovoy Everything That's Important in Photography I Learned from Classical Music – by Mark Schacter    

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Selecting Focal Lengths Focal Length Comparison Fishing vs. Hunting Flying with Photo Equipment in 2003
The Fallacy of Judging Image Quality Online Photography as a Framing Art Fancy Graphics Galore Part I Fancy Graphics Galore Part II
Equipment Notes From The FieldWhat Works? What Breaks? What Then? From Digital to Analog, and Back
When Slower is Faster – does a DSLR shoot faster than a medium format back (in the studio, tethered)?
From the Big House, to the Outhouse
Flying with Camera Gear Post Dec 25, 2009 – What's Changed – What Hasn't  Are Your Pictures out of Focus? Five Camera Technologies We Want, But Probably Won't Get – by Nick Devlin 2011 Photo Industry "Fails of The Year" – The First Annual LuLa Awards
Full Frame Wars, Part Deux  

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The Making of Ghana, An African Portrait Revisited      

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An interview with Jack Showalter, president of Hasselblad USA. Hasselblad H3D Concerns Understanding What Makes a Good Image and Learning How to Use That Knowledge
 Photographing the Human Condition – by Glenn Guy     A Please for HDR

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Image Security Digital Camera Image Quality Industry Push Pull
Impressions of Light – a how-to essay by William Neill
Irish Nocturne – a primer on night landscape photography, by Peter Cox What Will The Apple iPad Mean for Photographers? I Turned 40 Last Sunday – from D100 to D800 – by Bernard Languiller  Industry Insights – From Past to Future

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Just for Fun – a 1000mm Moonset Video Clip  J'Accuse – why camera makers produce flawed products    
       

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 The End of an Era – Adios Kodachrome  A Photographer's Eulogy for Eastman Kodak     
       

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On Location Leica Lens Compendium Is Large Format Really "Best? Levels of Abstraction
Landscapes of Our Minds Lens Equivalents Leica M8 – Another Perspective Life With The Riser Crew and the Rule Of The Square
Landscapes of The Spirit The Lolita Affair Leica M8 at The Cemetario de la Recoleta
It's About Light Learning to See Lifting the Shroud Long Road Down – The Making of a Fine Art Photograph
Assembling and Testing The Leica M9 An Open Letter to Leica The Next M Leica, a Different View Tom Hogan Considers – What's Next For Leica?
Learning From The Best Images The Light Fantastic The Next Chapter in Photographic Lighting  An Open Letter to Major Camera Manufacturers – by Mark Dubovoy
Returning to The Leica Fold  A Visit to The Leica Factory – by Nick Rains Learning Video Production The Hard Way Waiting for The New Leica M while using the NEX-7 as a Surrogate

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In Memoriam 9-11 Making Mega-Prints George Lamont Mancuso rememberance The Making of Two Photographs
Micro-Payment Agencies Micro Payment Agencies - Some Alternatives Many Factors: " It's not the camera, it's the photographer". Right?
Making The Right Choice Making Images Measuring Megabytes – The Great Luminous Landscape
2006 State-of-The-Art Shootout
Meditations in Monochrome Why Moore’s Law Does Not Apply to Digital Photography Not So Fast in Dismissing Moore’s Law
 En Mexico Thoughts on Medium Format Cameras   Mounting Prints on Aluminum  Memories of Color – by Peter van den Hamer
 Are Museums Destroying Art? - by Mark Dubovoy  

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Night Landscape Photography Never Presume Nikon D3 / Canon 1Ds MKIII / Nikon D300 Nostalgia : Some Thoughts on Camera Collecting
 The Naked Sensor       

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On Reflection An Open Letter To Digital SLR Manufacturers On The Appeal of LF Cameras for an Innocent DSLR Photographer  
Outdoor Photography in Challenging Environments On The Appeal of LF Cameras for an Innocent DSLR Photographer Toronto / U.S. Travel Outrage Olympus Ups Its Game

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On Photography What Photography Isn't  A Parable on equipment Practice Makes Perfect
The Project The Three P's and L's of Photography Parade photography Procession
Pervasive Photography Pixel Count And Future Imaging Chips Oscar Peterson — A Portrait Photokina 2002 Report
Pi-Media-Networks Private Photographic Book Publishing A Visit with Phase One Panoramic Adventures
Private Photographic Book Publishing When Pretty Isn't Enough Phase One P45 back Vs 4X5" drum scanned film The Case of the Nit Picking Pixel Peepers
Photo Imaging Expo – Tokyo 2005 PMA 2005 Show Report PMA 2006 PMA 2006 – A View of the Photographic Industry From 30,000 Feet
PMA 2007 Phase One and Mamiya Get Hitched PIE 2009 A Please for HDR
Preparation Comes First Photography, Rain or Shine A Video Interview with Leaf and Phase One Executives About Their New 80MP Backs Planning Your Photography Trips – by Peter Cox
PhotoPlus 2011 Show Roundup  Photokina 2012 Show Report Photographing From The Heart - Steve Gosling

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Quality vs. Value – When is Enough Enough?      

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Digital Camera Resolution Demystified Racing Photography The Raw Truth – Part One The RAW Flaw
RAW File Encryption and Competition Law A Reviewer's Responsibility – thoughts on the question of bias A Reviewer's Responsibility Seeing Red & the Casio EX-F1 – Raw Goes to the Movies
The Rise of Digital imaging and the Fall of the Old Camera industry The Game of Photography – by Harold Merklinger   Rolleiflex 2.8F; An Old-Timer in the Digital Age – by István Nagy  

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Same Old Shot, Different Day Selling Your Photographs Safe Computing for Photographers Symmetry
Speaking Photography
When Slower is Faster – does a DSLR shoot faster than a medium format back (in the studio, tethered)?
The Surface of Things – Reflections on Recent Digital Paper Offerings
Explaining the Sigma SD1's Untenable Launch Price   Photographers and Painters
– A Symbiosis
Digital Safari Equipment Tips
Swimming with the Sharks From Snapshot to Fine Art Street Photograph in China Lifting the Shroud
 Is The Photo Equipment Supply Chain Totally Broken?  On Safari with a Leica S2 and Panasonic GH2  Seeing in Color  The Naked Sensor 
 Waiting for The New Leica M while using the NEX-7 as a Surrogate t

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Trekking Photography Twin Sons of Different Mothers Telling It Like It Is Top Photo Books
Telling the Story Counting Triangles — Understanding What Works, and Whyexamining the geometry of a single photography Ten Movies Every Photographer Should See Taking Your Photography to the Next Level Park 1 of 3
Take Your Photography to the Next Level Part 2 of 3 Reading Tea Leaves Thinking in Themesby William Neill
The Top Two Things You Can't Do On the Internet
Gear For Trecking Photography – by Bernard Languillier
Take Time With Your Images – by Christopher Schneiter   Tree On A Hill - By Kevin Raber

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Veracity of digital images Variations Videography for Photographers Develop Your Own Vision
The View Camera in a Digital World – by Mark Dubovy      

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Where & When Why Don't They Get It? Whither Nikon Workshop's Worth
Want – Need – Afford – pick any two What is it About? – deconstructing an image Why Photographs Work   What Slide Film Taught Me  – by Mehesh Venkitachalam
When Failure is Not an Option The Henry Wilhelm Interview – Video The Henry Wilhelm Interview - Audio
The Weakest Link – by John Pannozzo  Why What Works – Contrast, Gesture and Implication

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Yes, it Matters Yosemite Sanctuary
 You Can't Do That With Medium Format   

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