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WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON: Picture Maker Of The American West

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Long before Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson introduced America to the wonders and grandeur of the West.  Photo by William Henry Jackson. | Source: https://bit.ly/2HEW46c Nowadays, we are very familiar with the impressive landscapes...

HOW POSTERS REFLECT THEIR TIMES

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are...

NOT A LOVELY WAR: Images of WWI

| Source: https://bit.ly/2HfY44nBy Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The First World War represented a sea change when it come to modern warfare. In the Civil War, which took place some 50 years earlier, most soldiers were armed with single...

PHOTOGRAPHING THE REAL WEST

PHOTOGRAPHING THE REAL WEST: Not The Way It Looked on Gunsmoke By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The classic period of American history we view as the “old west” didn’t actually last very long – some 20 to 25 years...

THE MYTH OF DEPTH OF FIELD

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com A traditional view camera includes controls like shifts, swings and tilts to racially change the plane of focus falling on the film plane. | Source: https://bit.ly/2XnZcrt Photographers know that the term “depth of field”...

KEITH CARTER: Poet Of The Ordinary Life

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Lauded as “a transcendent realist” and “a poet of the ordinary,” Keith Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has been shown in over one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries....

WHEN PIN-UPS WENT TO WAR

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com World War II involved a commitment from the entire country never seen before or since.  After Pearl Harbor, we found ourself in a two-front war – in the Pacific against Japan and...

ANSEL ADAMS: Master Photographer of Landscape and Light

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984)1942© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust*Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston There is an exhibition at the Museum of...

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...

HAROLD FEINSTEIN: A Genius of Street Photography

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com According to Harold Feinstein, Coney Island represented a melting pot that allowed him to show what real life for Americans was really about. Credit: Harold Feinstein © Harold Feinstein Photography Trust THE MASTER...