Dorothea Lange

Documentary: Grab a Hunk of Lightning 

Lecture (en Español) on Dorothea Lange

I Disagree With You, But I Still Like You...

"I disagree with you, but I still like you as a person who is a human being, and I will treat you like that because if I didn't it would make everything bad, and that's what lots of people do, and it's lame." –Kid President


Top 10 Cameras for Travelers

15 Best Cheat Sheets for Photographers

Fifteen of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers (via Digital Photography School)

Camera Dials Explained

Mike Browne is one of my favorite online photography instructors.  He explains lessons thoroughly and uses simple, easy-to-understand examples. If you are have questions about any aspect of beginning and more advanced photography, I highly recommend taking a look at Mr. Browne's YouTube channel.


Arnold Newman: Environmental Portrait Master

"(Arnold Newman) became known as one of the pioneers of Environmental Portraiture (although he himself did not like the term). In portraits such as these, the subjects surroundings, be it their home or workplace, must be able to convey a sense of what the subject is like. Thus, even without knowing who the subject is, a reader can identify the artist in his studio, or a musician at the keyboard, or a president at his desk.

Newman insisted that a picture of a celebrity or politician by himself wouldn't be as meaningful as one taken in the subject's workplace. Moreover, anything caught in the frame should be able to communicate to the viewer something revealing about the subject. As he put it, "The surroundings had to add to the composition and the understanding of the person. No matter who the subject was, it had to be an interesting photograph."..." READ MORE



  • The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier Bresson: PDF
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson (photos)Magnum Photos

Feature Photography

As noted in class, determining exactly what feature photography is challenges even the most seasoned professional photojournalists.  In fact the National Press Photographer Association simply defines features for their monthly clip contests like this:

Feature/Single PictureCoverage of events and subjects that don't fit in Spot News, General News, Sports or Illustration. Single images only.

If you are still having trouble understanding the difference, please read the Features chapter in the textbook and look at some examples from past winners of the NPPA's winning photos:  LINK

I also recommend reading this article in a downloadable PDF about features: LINK 

Exposure Review

Please See Previous Posts on Exposure:  LINK

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Portraits of Homeless Military Veterans

"What Do Homeless Vets Look Like?"  SEE SLIDESHOW