Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Jason Martini
I first fell in love with photography in the dark room, developing black & white images in high school.  I put the film camera down in college and studied Advertising.  I moved to Chicago in 2000 and began a successful career in technology sales. 
Photography was always in my mind and I got tired of taking pictures with my eyes.  I picked up the camera up again in 2008.. in digital and began living the dream.

The international street photography award 2012



The International Street Photography Award is looking for exceptional, international photographers that display a unique style and depth of work in the genre of street photography. The genre crosses over into portraiture, documentary and art photography, see the 2011 finalists for inspiration and a guide to what defines street photography.


Student Award 2012 The festival is looking for the best new street photography talent in the UK. Submit 5-8 street photography images to be in with a chance to win some great prizes and to be part of the festival programme.

Masters of Photography Diane Arbus

In 1967, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York City presented New Documents -- a major exhibition of the personal visions of several photographers -- the surprise of the show was the work of Diane Arbus. On her own, against the advice of many friends, she had pursued her documentation of people on the fringes of society, and the astonishing in the commonplace. Suddenly she was famous, with students and imitators. By 1972 her work was everywhere, and was featured at the Venice Biennale, where it became, as New York Times critic Hilton Kramer said, the overwhelming sensation of the American Pavilion. But by then Diane Arbus was dead, by her own hand. "Nothing about her life, her photographs or her death was accidental or ordinary," wrote Richard Avedon. "They were mysterious and decisive and unimaginable except to her. Which is the way it is with genius."

This half-hour documentary was made that same year. It explores her work and ideas, often in her own words as spoken by a close friend. It includes reflections by some of the people who knew her best; daughter Doon, teacher Lisette Model, colleague Marvin Israel, and John Szarkowski, at that time the director of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art.

Posted by Rangefindergeneral on you tube

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nikon Speedlight SB-910

A high-end Nikon Speedlight offering simple and smooth operation

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Speedlight SB-910, the new high-end Nikon Speedlight.
The SB-910 is a high-end Speedlight for advanced amateur to professional photographers that offers a number of improvements over its predecessor, the Nikon Speedlight SB-900. Among these improvements are smoother operation, greater illumination precision, and the adoption of hard color filters. The SB-910 fully supports the creative photography of advanced amateurs to professionals who demand the ability to make the most of light to achieve their individual intent.
Continure read from Nikon