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What Makes a Great Black and White Photograph? – Fine Art Photography Article

What Makes a Great Black and White Photograph? In this episode of the Fine Art Photography podcast, I offer four elements that I think are required to make a great black and white photograph Episode full transcript Art is a very subjective topic of course, but since I specialize in black and white photographs, I thought I’d describe the qualities I believe make a strong black and white image. For me, it comes down to four elements: Emotion, Unique Artistic…

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Video: Watch an art teacher in the UK analyze nature photographs by Keith Dotson – Fine Art Photography Article

Video: Watch an art teacher in the UK analyze nature photographs by Keith Dotson I was delighted recently to be contacted by Sandi Robertson, an art teacher in England, who had published a video assignment for the students of her Year 9 photography class, featuring a discussion and analysis of some of my photographs. I’m super flattered to be the subject of one of her class assignments, and even more so to be associated in her discussion with legendary photographers…

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Platon Quote About Simplicity in Photography: ‘Just Go for the Core’ – Fine Art Photography Article

Platon Quote About Simplicity in Photography: ‘Just Go for the Core’ A lesson on simplicity in photography delivered directly from the mouth of the brilliant portrait photographer Platon The first time I remember seeing a photograph by British / Greek photographer Platon, it was his famous black and white portrait of Willie Nelson hugging his guitar, I believe it was on the cover of Texas Monthly. The raw but refined starkness and beauty of that portrait took my breath away.…

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More Companies Like Canon Should Use Crowdfunding Websites – Photography Article

When I first learned that Canon was planning on using a crowdfunding website to launch a new product, I thought to myself “this is going to be a PR disaster.” My knee jerk reaction was to think that it’s unacceptable for a company like Canon to use websites like Indiegogo in order to launch a product. Surely it has more than enough money available to develop products without asking for it from the public. Now that I’ve had a little…

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Why the Hasselblad CFV II 50C is the Perfect Weapon to Fight Fujifilm – Photography Article

Fujifilm is the largest medium format camera manufacturer in the world. Its resources are vast and the experience it has as a company is extensive. Hasselblad, on the other hand, is a tiny Swedish company that solely produces niche high-value cameras. This may seem like a David and Goliath type story, but considering the sheer differences in size between the two companies, this is more of a David and Godzilla type story.   Recently Fujifilm released its highly-anticipated 100mp medium format camera, the GFX 100. This…

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Why Nikon is Failing in the Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Race – Photography Article

A few decades ago, Nikon was the number one manufacturer for high-end professionals. If you were a pro photographer who shot with a 35mm full-frame camera, you probably shot with a Nikon. Over the years, Canon took this position from Nikon and became the largest full frame camera manufacturer in the world. Nikon resigned itself to the number two position and this remained consistent for quite some time. Recently, however, we’re starting to see some major changes in the industry…

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