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04/13/2008 01:50:17 PM · #1
This is not my thread!

This is an interactive thread for all to contribute for the membership to find interesting books, magazines, and articles that may educate, inspire, or promote the act of photography.

I won't make one giant post on what I find, I think that is the same difference as a teenage boys bedroom not getting cleaned for a month, ....one big mess.

You do what you want.

Instead, I will post a book, periodical, and article as individual accounts to find what interests the viewer/reader.

When possible, I will also include any notes, and a link to Amazon.com, or other sites with the posts to help out if someone is interested in any purchases.

I encourage members to list their findings so that the rest of us can also have access to the same knowledge.

Knowledge is power...so find it here.

My first posted library find is an obvious one for the photographer....

Life Photographers:What they saw

Title | Life Photographers: What They Saw
Author | John Loengard
Type | Book
Notes | Eisenstaedt and colleagues like Carl Mydans, Andreas Feininger, Cornell Capa, Gordon Parks, Dmitri Kessel, and thirty-eight other Life photographers interviewed here were practicing journalism in fact, but the results often turned out to be art. In one hundred hours of taped conversations, they confided their ambitions, anxieties, and accomplishments to their friend and peer John Loengard, Life's most distinguished contemporary photo essayist. These real-life stories of the adventures and mishaps of staff photographers - from World War II in Europe and the Pacific to the tumultuous events of the 1950s through the 197Os - delineate the golden era of photojournalism.

04/13/2008 01:53:39 PM · #2
Get the Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism

Title | Get the Picture
Author | John G. Morris
Type | Book
Notes | In his long and distinguished career as a journalist and picture editor, John G. Morris had one simple--and stunningly complex--assignment: Get the picture. "Picture editors," Morris writes, "are the unwitting (or witting, as the case may be) tastemakers, the unappointed guardians of morality, the talent brokers, the accomplices to celebrity. Most important--or disturbing--they are the fixers of 'reality' and of 'history.'" Indeed, Morris commissioned, edited, and published the photos that have helped define our sense of recent history, and he worked closely with some of the century's great photographers, including Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and W. Eugene Smith. Get the Picture is Morris's fascinating account of a half century of photojournalism, from Capa's heroism on D-Day to the special ethical problems that arose for photographers and their editors on the night Princess Diana died in a Paris tunnel while trying to avoid the paparazzi.

Get the Picture is also a book about lasting friendships and the importance of professional and personal commitment under impossible circumstances. Morris writes movingly about the tragic deaths of his colleagues Robert Capa, Werner Bischof, David "Chim" Seymour, and W. Eugene Smith, and about what was required to carry on without them. Above all, Get the Picture is about a life vigorously lived, and Morris is still going strong as one of the leading proponents of a journalism committed to the unflinching, unblinking truth
04/13/2008 02:05:18 PM · #3

Goodbye Gay Meadow: The Home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club 1910-2007

Title | Goodbye Gay Meadow: The Home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club 1910-2007
Author | Matthew Ashton
Type | Book
Notes | This 256 page coffee table book contains previously unseen photographs of Gay Meadow which are accompanied with memories from Shrewsbury Town fans from all over the world.
04/13/2008 02:15:20 PM · #4

Title | Athlete
Author | Walter Iooss
Type | Book
Notes | After 47 years behind the camera Walter Iooss Jr. can't quite put a number on the countless sports subjects he has photographed throughout his career. But whoever the portrait, whatever the setting, a common theme runs through his personal archive: All are athletes lured into the joy of sport. In a 256-page panoramic collection, Iooss handpicks more than 150 of his classic images--dozens never before published--to create a cinematic compilation of his work.

For Iooss--whose efforts have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated nearly 300 times--every picture really does tell a story. Here he highlights his favorites with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. For the famous "Blue Dunk" overhead shot of Michael Jordan taken in 1987, Iooss personally painted the parking lot, stationed himself in a cherry picker and waited for the shot. While shadowing Tiger Woods from hole to hole in Carlsbad in 2000, the photographer purposefully wore dark glasses the entire day so as to not look in the golfer's eyes. And in 2003, Iooss literally couldn't sleep the night before reuniting Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for their first photo together in 30 years. In a lyrical display, we witness a creative evolution as Iooss continually discovers new ways and approaches to capture the athletic spirit. Iooss's passion, power and perspective are clearly at play in this artful package.
04/13/2008 02:16:59 PM · #5
Afghan Scene Magazine

No notes.
04/13/2008 02:19:21 PM · #6
Africa Geographic

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04/13/2008 02:35:36 PM · #7
Nice thread! Thanks.
04/13/2008 04:30:39 PM · #8
After Capture

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04/13/2008 04:31:36 PM · #9
Range Finder

No Notes.
04/13/2008 04:57:09 PM · #10
Alef Magazine

Alef is an indigenous pan Arab, life style, fashion, arts, and culture magazine with some amazing photography.
04/13/2008 05:00:28 PM · #11
Photographers Forum Magazine

Established in 1977, Photographer's Forum Magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.
04/13/2008 05:09:20 PM · #12
Digital Journalist

this is an on-line magazine issued monthly. It is about photo-journalists and the stories they cover. How they did them, and frequently, their own thoughts about the images. This is an outstanding publication that I have meant to post before.

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ETA - The Digital Digest is free but donations are always welcome.

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04/13/2008 06:59:16 PM · #13
The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters

Title | The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters
Author | Joe McNally
Type | Book
Notes | Joe McNally, one of the world’s top pro digital photographers, whose celebrated work has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, Time, and National Geographic (to name a few), breaks new ground by doing something no photography book has ever done—blending the rich, stunning images and elegant layout of a coffee-table book with the invaluable training, no-nonsense insights, and photography secrets usually found only in those rare, best-of-breed educational books.

When Joe’s not on assignment for the biggest-name magazines and Fortune 500 clients, he’s in the classroom teaching location lighting, environmental portraiture, and how to “get the shot” at workshops around the world. These on-location workshops are usually reserved for a handful of photographers each year, but now you can learn the same techniques that Joe shares in his seminars and lectures in a book that brings Joe’s sessions to life.

What makes the book so unique is the “triangle of learning” where (1) Joe distills the concept down to one brief sentence. It usually starts with something like, “An editor at National Geographic once told me…” and then he shares one of those hard-earned tricks of the trade that you only get from spending a lifetime behind the lens. Then, (2) on the facing page is one of Joe’s brilliant images that perfectly illustrates the technique (you’ll recognize many of his photos from magazine covers). And (3) you get the inside story of how that shot was taken, including which equipment he used (lens, f/stop, lighting, accessories, etc.), along with the challenges that type of project brings, and how to set up a shot like that of your own.

This book also gives you something more. It inspires. It challenges. It informs. But perhaps most importantly, it will help you understand photography and the art of making great photos at a level you never thought possible. This book is packed with those “Ah ha!” moments—those clever insights that make it all come together for you. It brings you that wonderful moment when it suddenly all makes sense—that “moment it clicks.”

About the Author:
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer, whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. Although the majority of his career has been spent shooting for magazines such as Time, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic, in the mid-1990s Joe served as Life magazine’s staff photographer, the first one in 23 years. He also has shot commercial assignments for Target, Nikon, and Sony, to name a few. Joe is a recipient of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award and has been honored by Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo, The Art Directors Club, American Photo, Communication Arts, and Graphis. He conducts numerous workshops around the world as part of his teaching activities. One of Joe’s most notable projects, Faces of Ground Zero — Giant Polaroid Collection, has become known as one of the most significant artistic responses to the tragedy at the World Trade Center.
04/13/2008 07:09:15 PM · #14
On Being a Photographer

Title | On Being a Photographer: A Practical Guide
Author | David Hurn and Bill Jay
Type | Book
Notes | Paperback: 95 pages
Publisher: Lenswork Publishing; 3 edition (September 2001)
04/13/2008 07:11:04 PM · #15
Evidence of my Existence

Title | Evidence of My Existence
Author | Jim Lo Scalzo
Type | Book
Notes | From a leper colony in India to an American research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, from the back rooms of the White House to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, Evidence of My Existence tells a unique and riveting story of seventeen years spent racing from one photo assignment to the next. It is also a story of photojournalism and the consequences of obsessive wanderlust.

When the book opens, Jim Lo Scalzo is a blur to his wife, her remarkable tolerance wearing thin. She is heading to the hospital with her second miscarriage, and Jim is heading to Baghdad to cover the American invasion of Iraq. He hates himself for this—for not giving her a child, for deserting her when she so
obviously needs him, for being consumed by his job—but how to stop moving? Sure, there have been some tough trips. He’s been spit on by Mennonites in Missouri, by heroin addicts in Pakistan, and by the KKK in South Carolina.

He's contracted hepatitis on the Navajo Nation, endured two bouts of amoebic dysentery in India and Burma and four cases of giardia in Nepal, Peru, Afghanistan, and Cuba. He’s been shot with rubber bullets in Seattle, knocked to the ground by a water cannon in Quebec, and sprayed with more teargas than he cares to recall. But photojournalism is his career, and travel is his compulsive craving.

We follow Lo Scalzo through the maze of airports and crowds and countries as he chases the career he has always wanted, struggles with his family problems, and reveals the pleasures of a life singularly focused. For him, as for so many photojournalists, it is always about the going.

About the Author:

Jim Lo Scalzo, a Washington DC native, has been a staff photographer with U.S. News & World Report since 1994. He has had assignments in more than sixty countries and won numerous awards in the Pictures of the Year International and White House
News Photographers’ Association photo competitions.
04/13/2008 07:58:58 PM · #16
File Magazine

Published images that treat subjects in unexpected ways. Alternate takes, unconventional observations, odd angles -- the photographs in the collection reinterpret traditional genres.
04/13/2008 08:04:50 PM · #17
Light Leaks Magazine

No Notes.
04/13/2008 08:06:41 PM · #18
Photojournalism, Sixth Edition: The Professionals' Approach

Title | Photojournalism, Sixth Edition: The Professionals' Approach
Author | Kenneth Kobre
Type | Book
Notes | Photojournalism: A Professionals' Approach, 6th edition blends insightful interviews with professionals, practical experience, current equipment and camera technology, and high-impact photographs to create the definitive book on photojournalism. The DVD features footage of working professionals handling on-the-job challenges.

This revised edition features information on new laws affecting photojournalists, new trends in multimedia to keep skills competitive, and as the world grows smaller, a look back at some international history in the photography world. Updates throughout the a imaging chapter, feature pictures, picture editing, ethics, law and wartime censorship keep this book the bible it is known to be. More interviews and case studies with industry greats result in a stunning and dramatic showcase of the best of photojournalism.

What's new to this edition:
• Chapter on Multimedia introduces still photojournalists to reporting and sound gathering for multimedia and video reports for the Internet and television.
• Chapter on Video examines tools and techniques for shooting and storytelling in video.
• DVD includes a new hour-long documentary that takes readers inside Sports Illustrated to see how editors at the weekly magazine edit the worlds greatest sports photos.
• Professor Kobrés blog provides links to multimedia and video pieces featured in this edition, and beyond: //kenkobre.blog.com

About the Author:
Professor Kenneth Kobré directs the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. He is one of the authors of the seventh and eighth editions of the classic basic textbook, Photography, and author of How to Photograph Friends and Strangers. His photographs of a young Russian immigrant have been published in a childrens book, LChaim: The Story of a Russian Émigré Boy. He also is the inventor of Professor Kobrés Lightscoop, a device that bounces the light from the built-in flash on 35mm SLR cameras.

Kobré freelances extensively. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, San Francisco Business, the San Francisco Examiner, and numerous corporate publications. He has produced seven independent video documentaries.
04/13/2008 08:15:15 PM · #19
Shutterbug Magazine

One of many mainstream photography magazines.
04/13/2008 08:23:25 PM · #20
Knockout: The Art of Boxing

Title | Knockout: The Art of Boxing
Author | Ken Regan
Type | Book
Notes | Ken Regan was a young photographer in 1964 when he covered Muhammad Ali's first fight: his historic victory over Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. Afterward, the young photographer embarked on a life-long love affair with the sport of boxing.

For the next four decades, Regan would go on to chronicle the greatest fights and the greatest fighters of the age. His extraordinary photogrpaphs include many of the most enduring images ever created in the annals of boxing, as well as portraits of notable trainers, managers, promoters, writers, and the whole panoply of celebrities associated with the sport. Featuring some of the greatest ring action in boxing history, Knockout takes us from sparring sessions and press conferences to weigh-ins and post-fight sessions.

Knockout also features Regan's compelling stories and firsthand accounts of his amazing photographic journey into the heart of boxing. Beginning with his early magazine work shooting prizefights and throughout the following decades, Regan developed close personal friendships with some ofthe greatest fighters. Regan captures intimate moments showing fighters with their families at home and on the road. With numerous black-and-white and color images, many of them seen here for the first time, Knockout is destined to be one of the most celebrated books ever published on the subject of boxing.

About the Author:
Ken Regan, a photojournalist for more than 40 years, has been published in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Time, and Paris Match.
04/13/2008 08:26:03 PM · #21
Digital Sports Photography : Take Winning Shots Every Time

Title | Digital Sports Photography: Take Winning Shots Every Time
Author | Serge Timacheff and David Karlins
Type | Book
Notes | Sports photography gets you up close and personal with the action you crave, the athletes you idolize, or the activities that make memories for your children. It also provides plenty of frustration for amateurs and professionals alike. How do you shoot on a rainy day? What about the crowd at the finish line? Can you capture the tension as the ball trembles on the rim? You can, with the professional advice these experts provide. No matter what your sport or level of expertise, this book can make you a better digital sports photographer.

* Benefit from the advice of more than 20 top sports photographers, including Terrell Lloyd, official photographer for the San Francisco 49ers
* Learn to handle bad lighting, weather, fast-moving athletes, flash limitations, and other challenges
* Identify key things to consider when switching from film to digital
* Get specific advice on how to shoot a wide range of sports: extreme, outdoor, indoor, competitive, recreational, and more
* Discover ways to sell your photos and manage legal issues
* See dozens of full-color examples illustrating professional tips and techniques
* Take great photos with any kind of digital camera, from a point-and-shoot to an SLR
* Find out how to get photos onto the Web easily and quickly
04/13/2008 08:27:41 PM · #22
Guernica Magazine

A magazine of Art and Politics.
04/13/2008 08:29:54 PM · #23
The Here and Now: The Photography of Sam Jones

Title | The Here and Now: The Photography of Sam Jones
Author | Sam Jones
Type | Book
Notes | Young filmmaker and award–winning photographer Sam Jones has, through his film and journalistic work, befriended and photographed the industry's great names and faces. From Hollywood to New York, his subjects are universally admired, and Sam's photographs are revealing, intimate, and give us a new perspective on these stars. THE HERE AND NOW will feature over 100 photographs and include stars such as George Clooney, Robert DeNiro, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, Martin Scorcese, Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, and dozens more.
04/13/2008 08:33:31 PM · #24
Great Picture Hunt 2

The Great Picture Hunt 2

Title | The Great Picture Hunt 2
Author | Dave LaBelle
Type | Book
Notes | This new release of LaBelle's old classic came out in the spring of 2005.

The Great Picture Hunt became a bible for feature (or enterprising) photographers when it was first published more than a decade ago. The second edition, published recently by legendary photojournalist and teacher Dave LaBelle, offers new techniques, new chapters, and more than 100 new photographs. Whether you're a student or a professional, a newspaper photographer or a hobbyist, this book is designed to get you out of the house or the classroom and out where you belong: hunting for that great feature picture. The publishing world has an enormous appetite for high-quality feature photographs. Newspapers, newsletters, magazines, Web sites and advertising agencies are all hungry for feature photography. -Amazon.com
04/13/2008 08:36:44 PM · #25
Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency

Title | Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency
Author | Russell Miller
Type | Book
Notes | The story behind Magnum's greatness and the photojournalists who shaped it, including Eve Arnold, Robert Capa, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. "Wonderful ... Reading Magnum feels like the equivalent of watching a mesmerizing newsreel of the last six decades of the twentieth century—a movie which includes the sights, sounds, and even the smells of war"—Charles Kaiser, The New York Observer
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