Honoring Sports Photographer Rich Clarkson

Mr. Clarkson has certainly made his mark on the sports world, as well as the world of photography, in a way any of us woud be fortunate to approximate.
By William Sawalich
The CBS Morning News did a neat story about photographer Rich Clarkson last week, as he was covering his 60th and final NCAA basketball championship game. Mr. Clarkson is a photographer and photo educator with several decades of experience under his belt, and while he isn't necessarily retiring altogether, the…

Apply For A Photography Grant

Students are ineligible, the entry fee is just $15, and applications are being accepted until May 29th.
By William Sawalich
The Aaron Siskind Foundation, named for 20th century master photographer Aaron Siskind, is currently accepting applications for a limited number of $10,000 grants given to photographers who are working in any genre of photography or photo-based art. Though Siskind was an abstract expressionist, all manner of photography is acceptable, and…

Nick Veasey’s X-Ray Photography

What makes Veasey's x-ray photographs particularly interesting, in my opinion, is the fact that he's able to produce them on a huge scale, radiographing everything from cars and trucks (with occupants) to even a full-size jumbo jet.
By William Sawalich
Recently, while recuperating from a shoulder surgery (for which I had a few x-rays made), I found myself laid up and spending quite a long time watching a series of artists' TED talks. You know TED talks, right? The TED conference and its many offshoots feature 18-minute talks by some…

A Grandmother’s Trove Of Civil War Photographs

President Abraham Lincoln is even said to have had his own stereographic viewer.
By William Sawalich
A grandmother from Houston, Texas has spent the better part of 50 years collecting photographs from the Civil War era, and she's amassed an important archive. Now more than 500 photographs from Robin Stanford's collection have been sold to the Library of Congress in order to fill in gaps in…

The New York Institute Of Photography Launches New Classes

The Professional Photography course is aimed at advanced amateurs or new professionals who are looking to make a career in the field of photography.
By William Sawalich
The New York Institute of Photography has just launched brand new versions of its two most popular online photography courses. According to the institution, the revamped programs have a fresh, modern look and are filled with the latest photography tips, trends and techniques. For beginners, the Fundaments of Digital Photography…

Learn Composition From Steve McCurry

So here, courtesy of the Cooperative of Photography, are nine photographic composition tips that a keen eye can glean from McCurry's work.
By William Sawalich
If you know the work of Steve McCurry, chances are you're a fan of the work of Steve McCurry. The National Geographic photographer is a member of the iconic Magnum agency, and he is, quite possibly, one of the greatest photographers in the history of the medium. I know that's…
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