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Photo Essay: Wild Oregon

Over the course of 2,500 miles of driving we saw glacial peaks, wild rivers, rain forests, volcanic lakes, historic rock climbing, the home of <i>The</i> …

Kit: A Photographer in Oregon’s Wilderness

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Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Pentax 645z medium format camera officially announced

The Pentax 645z camera is now officially announced and all previous rumors are now confirmed, including the US price of $8,500 and the new 645 lenses …

“Why is Form beautiful? Because, I think, it helps us confront our worst fear: the suspicion that life may be chaos and that therefore ou…

<i>“Why is Form beautiful? Because, I think, it helps us confront our worst fear: the suspicion that life may be chaos and that therefore our suffering is without meaning.”–Robert Adams</i><p>Robert Adams, who is widely recognized and who has published more than forty monographs, is one our great, American photographers. His vision of the American West has forever shaped how artists (and indeed many of us) look at these vast spaces. His contemplative, quiet images from the past fifty years have become a …

The new Sony a7s camera to cost twice as much as the regular a7 model?

The UK based store WEX Photographic has listed the new Sony a7s camera for <b>£2499</b> - this is double the price of the regular a7 model (£1235):<p>If this …

Jane Hilton's best shot: the line-up at Madam Kitty's Cathouse, Nevada

I love Vegas. It's the epitome of all the contradictions of US culture and society. Everything Americans don't want to discuss ends up in Nevada, from nuclear testing to prostitutes. I was there in 1998 taking photos of its McDonald's-style wedding culture when I decided to take a road trip. I …