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Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

It isn’t easy to marry those two discussions but Neel manages to do it very smoothly. He provides a general understanding of the concepts before he shows you how to use the gear to apply them in practice. You actually have the feeling of having learned something.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

Couple - © John Neel

Garry Winogrand and the theory of transformation

Winogrand means that the image becomes something different as a result of its framing. I think he framed beautifully. I do not believe his work was haphazard. He knew where he was and anticipated the subject.

Sony a7 - © John Neel

Dreaming of the Sony a7

In designing anything, usability is what you try to incorporate into the thing being designed. Functionality is always more important than what a product looks like.

Hasselblad - © John Neel

A Hasselblad Returns

I was recently given the beautiful Hasselblad above by my dear friend,…… American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War: Carole Gallagher, a startling look at the effects of atomic fallout from the nuclear testing in the American West on those people who lived downwind. Carole’s beautiful black and white photographs taken of the victims and families who were affected by radioactive contamination are a dramatic account of their involuntary participation in the atomic age.

© Lee Friedlander

Quoting the Photographers – Lee Friedlander

  “It fascinates me that there is a variety of feeling about what I do. I’m not a premeditative photographer. I see a picture and I make it. If I…

Dog _ © John Neel

Shoot from the HIP – Photographically Speaking

The method actually requires a lot of skill and a bit of luck! More importantly, it requires that you become well acquainted with your camera and your subjects.

The Camera Store - © John Neel

The Camera Store – You might have called it the Camera Shop

    Believe it or not, there used to be in almost every town, small shops that specialized in selling cameras. Once, not so long ago, the camera store was…

Kodak - Working prototype of the worlds first digital camera