A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith

For over 45 years, fine art and fashion photographer Rodney Smith brought his unique vision to the world through his whimsical imagery. Playful and surreal, his photographs graced the pages of TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others. Even after his passing in 2016, his legacy carries on through the galleries and museums that continue to display his work, as well as publications and new photographers influenced by his style.

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A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith
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Landscapes by Quan Photo

“I am an amateur photographer, most of my works are landscapes. I enjoy learning, discovering beautiful things & like to travel around the world.”

Stairway to Heaven
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Vertical Limit
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Rural Lifestyle in Vietnam
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A foggy Morning
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Magical Sunlight
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Golden Rice Fields
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Morning Daily
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Landscapes by Quan Photo
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Monochromatic Minimalism

Hengki Koentjoro | Monochromatic Minimalism with the X1D
Black-and-white photographer and Hasselblad Ambassador Hengki Koentjoro draws all of his inspiration from the ultimate artist, Mother Nature. Portraying themes of mindfulness and being one with nature, Hengki’s photographs capture beautiful simplicity through minimalistic scenes and monochromatic tones. On his most recent trip to Japan, Hengki explored the natural aesthetics of Hokkaido with the X1D-50c and the XCD 45mm lens.

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Hengki Koentjoro
Monochromatic Minimalism with the X1D

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Serial Photography | Harald Mante

Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills
Houses, Stairs, Tables and Chairs, Brushes, At the Market, Plastic, Balloons, Umbrellas and Sunshades, Water, Boats, Laundry, Traffic Mirrors, Street Lamps, Light and Shade, Palm Trees, Cacti, Views Through Buildings, People Photographed from Behind, Dolls and Mannequins, Shoes and Gloves, Manhole Covers, Doubling Up, Triples, Semicircles and Circles, Lines and Stripes, Checkered Patterns, Colored Doors, The Color Blue, Colors and Non-Colors, Complementary Colors: Red and Green, The Multicolored Spectrum, Monochromatic Pastels, Stencil Graffiti in Florence, Mirror Images, Automotive Reflections, Still Lifes, Glass Façades, Packaged Objects, Swarms, Color Runs…

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Harald Mante
Serial Photography
Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills

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The Art of Black and White Photography

Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann
Digital photography has conquered the market at breakneck speed despite the fact that in the early years of the technology, professional photographers eyed its development with skepticism. As photographers migrated from analog to digital, they suffered through more than their share of growing pains, struggling with the new technology and doubting its viability. The following questions were among those being asked:
• Is it actually possible to make large, quality prints from digital images?
• Don’t digital photos look artifcial?
• Do the colors look natural?
• How does digitalization affect black and white photography?

In order to answer these questions and to get acquainted with digital photography, one thing was certain: it was necessary for photographers to devote time to learn about the technology. Not only was it essential for photographers to become familiar with a new, and rather complex camera technology, it was also necessary to thoroughly understand the new image manipulation programs. Many photographers initially shied away from these efforts, and as a result, traditional analog photography had to be defended by those who had not even acquired an in-depth knowledge of the digital process.
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The Art of Black and White Photography | Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow
by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

The Daily Book of Photography: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain

Designed for both the photography enthusiast and weekend warrior, this daily reader offers a broad look at life through the camera lens. From brief biographies of world-renowned photographers to techniques in fashion photography and trends, there is something for every reader inside.
Packed full of inspiring images and stimulating information, this book is a staple for everyone who loves to point and click. Ten categories of discussion rotate throughout the year: History of Photography, Famous Photographers, Photography 101, Fashion & Beauty, Photojournalism, Nature, Portraits, Social Commentary, Innovations, and Photographic Oddities.

Soul in the Window
by Chris Austerberry
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Eyes to the Soul
Louise Lombard, Actress
Photo © Simon Alexander
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Vanitas
by Kathryn Osgood
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Hong Kong from The Peak on a Summer Night
by Trey Ratcliff
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Bay Bridge
by Rick Szczechowski
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The Daily Book of Photography: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain

Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest

Looking through Forster’s portfolio of dramatic landscapes that include icebergs shimmering under the Northern Lights, rarely-captured desert rainstorms, and breathtaking drone shots of the Grand Canyon, you can see that Forster’s idea of “something different” means finding and capturing a scene bathed in the perfect light.

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Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest
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