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September – October Photo Contest
Theme: Close Up Photography in Nature

02 Sep 2014 - Sloane Stinson

To enter Focal Press’s September – October Photo Contest, please click here. Theme:  Close Up Photography in Nature Inspired by the book: Close Up Photography in Nature Guest Judges – John & Barbara Gerlach Grand Jury Winner: -          A copy of the book Close Up Photography in Nature -          $200 worth of Focal Press books…

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AUDIO: Podcast with Alicia Bruce
Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained

28 Aug 2014 - Grant Scott

This podcast is part of a series of podcasts that have been created to accompany the launch of Grant Scott’s book Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained. Alicia Bruce is an award winning Scottish photographer who explores community, environment and the politics of space. She studied Photography, Film and Imaging at Edinburgh’s Napier University,…

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Photography as Activism – Conflict Photographer Stephen Dupont

26 Aug 2014 - Michelle Bogre

The following is part of a 2010 interview with conflict photographer Stephen Dupont.  The full interview is published in the book Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change by Michelle Bogre. It’s odd to think that Stephen Dupont, known today as one of the profession’s best conflict photographers, began his career as a commercial photographer…

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AUDIO: Podcast with Jim Mortram
Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained

21 Aug 2014 - Grant Scott

This podcast is part of a series of podcasts that have been created to accompany the launch of Grant Scott’s book Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained. J.A Mortram is a documentary photographer and environmental portraitist based in East Anglia, United Kingdom. Jim’s work is centred on creating an expansive long-form photographic essay titled…

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Mobile photography tips at music festivals

19 Aug 2014 - Richard Gray

We’re now heading into the peak of music festival season and if you’ve got tickets to one of the many festivals around the world this summer but don’t want the extra burden of taking your big DSLR, here are a few tips to help you get some good pictures with your mobile. Classic festival characters…

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Your Photography Business – Your Brand Across Medium & Platform

14 Aug 2014 - Danielle Currier

An Integrated, Cohesive Approach In many ways your online presence is even more critical than your portfolio book because it can reach more people, across any distance, faster than ever and when it’s convenient to them. It’s instantaneous. If a creative director is looking for a particular talent, chances are the first place they’re going…

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