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BUT SAM COLT MADE THEM EQUAL

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbins.com The Colt Model 1873 single-action army revolver. Issued to the US calvary, a popular sidearm in the old west – and an iconic part of US history.  These pistols were made with...

ART STREIBER: Success One Step At A Time

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Photographer Art Streiber has done some really big deal photo productions. For example, he was the photographer for the official Vanity Fair Paramount Studios 100 Anniversary Photo Shoot.  A big sound stage, 57...

THOSE DARING YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES: WWI And The Birth Of Aerial...

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com We have long taken for granted seeing photos taken from the air of such things as cities, buildings, roads and landscapes.  Not only that, but with the recent introduction of drones  average...

JEFF DUNAS: Capturing Time With Photographs

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Cameron Diaz. ©Jeff Dunas 2019 Here is a learning method I recommend to aspiring photographers.  Take a book of photos you like, or a magazine layout or perhaps some images you have downloaded...

Five powerful stories from this year’s Visa Pour L’Image: International Festival of Photojournalism

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Even in this age of the Internet, billions of Instagram and other social network services, smartphone videos and YouTube, nonetheless the photojournalism still image continues to be influential, significant and important. The International...

RICHARD AVEDON: Picturing Models In Motion

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com One of the most iconic of Richard Avedon photos – model Dovima and the elephants. © The Richard Avedon Foundation Richard Avedon was an iconic fashion photographer much of whose work was characterized by movement and...

GRETA GARBO: The Perfect Face

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Any photographer is aware that some faces are more photogenic than others.  Some that look great to the eye simply doesn’t register very well in two-dimensional photographs.  There are those that come...

WHEN ZIEGFELD RULED THE STAGE: The Long And Influential Life Of The Ziegfeld Follies

by Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The Ziegfeld Follies was a series of elaborate theatrical revue productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 to 1931, with renewals in 1934 and 1936. This was a time before movies were in color, mostly before...

THE RAW FACTS: Why RAW Is The Best Format For Serious Photographers

By Bill Dobbins There seems to be less need to explain to photographers why they should be shooting in a RAW format nowadays than there was a few years ago.  This knowledge has pretty much...

BEFORE PHOTOSHOP, THERE WAS JERRY UELSMANN

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Boats, for Jerry Uelsmann, often symbolize some kind of spiritual journey or transformation. Photo ©Jerry Uelsmann. In the digital age, creating images that involve manipulation of reality, multiple exposures and compositing is relatively...