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Photographing a Heroine

September 27, 2016 - Few books have affected my understanding of the world as much as Jane Goodall's In the Shadow of Man. So it was a great...
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Something Republicans Did Right

April 29, 2016 - I am not much of a nature photographer, but you don't have to be very good to get some interesting images near where I l...
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Capturing Moments in Havana

February 25, 2016 - I expected to learn a lot from Peter Turnley when I signed up for his photography workshop in Havana. I was not disappoi...
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Habaneros

February 23, 2016 - I have had the good fortune in the last year or so to visit two places where the people are extraordinarily receptive to...
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The Best Pitcher You Never Heard Of

February 18, 2016 - If you go to Havana's Parque Central and ask for directions to la esquina caliente, any Habanero will direct you to a be...
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The Rhythms of Cuba

February 16, 2016 - I am in Havana, taking part in a photography workshop taught by a great photojournalist, Peter Turnley. I first met Pete...
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Photogenic Antigua

December 15, 2015 - I made a mistake when I decided to go to Antigua, Guatemala, in my long quest to learn at least broken Spanish. Antigua...
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A Saturday Evening Manifestazione in Rome

October 19, 2013 - It was a particularly mild and pleasant autumn Saturday afternoon in Rome, so I took my camera and set out to photograph...
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Taking License, and Light, in Umbria

October 13, 2013 - The Italian province of Umbria offers a smorgasbord (or whatever the Italian name for smorgasbord would be) for photogra...
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Caravaggio, Chiaroscuro, and Me

October 11, 2013 - I write from Rome, which is, by the way, a very pleasant way to begin a blog post. There are lots of good reasons to co...
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American Families, Summer, 2013

September 19, 2013 - At the beginning of this summer, I tried something new in the way of marketing. I put up a deal on Groupon, offering a o...
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Imitating Alfred Stieglitz

October 28, 2012 - The National Gallery of Art in Washington currently has a show called "The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in...
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Good Glass

August 27, 2012 - I bought a new lens the other day, a Nikkor 85mm f1.8. I wanted sharper pictures, and a lens with a fixed focal length i...
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Frustrating Evening for Olympic Photography

August 02, 2012 - After Day Six of the Games of the XXX Olympiad, I have to report that Henri Cartier-Bresson still holds the gold medal a...
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