Goeff Dwyer on Robert Capa War Photography

From Roger Fenton’s prints of the Crimea to mobile-phone images of Baghdad, every era of war photography has been marked by new technology. But what has always mattered more than technical brilliance, argues Geoff Dyer, is getting close enough to the epicenter of history. Geoff Dyer’s text is about Robert Capa’s photography. He debates the authenticity of war photography, specially the famous “Falling Soldier” picture. “The Falling Soldier” shows the moment of a republican soldier’s death in the Spanish civil war. Or so it was claimed and widely believed. Then doubts began to circulate. Perhaps the picture was posed, fake. Robert Capa’s biographer, Richard Whelan, has gnawed away at this issue for decades. The explanation put forward by him in the catalog accompanying an exhibition at the Barbican is that, during an informal truce, a group of soldiers simulated a bit of a battle charge for the benefit of the … Read more…

Nikon D80 User Guide

If you have just purchased your Nikon D80, the controls on the outside of the camera coupled with all the menus and custom settings can be … all downright overwhelming. We give you a structure for looking at the controls as well as a repeatable ritual for taking great photos with your new camera. You spent a bundle on this camera. Let it be an extension of your hands rather than a struggle. The Nikon D80 is a powerful piece of equipment. A solid understanding of its features and controls can really unleash its potential. Once you learn how the cameras components work together, youll have all the tools you need to capture the best image under all conditions. Understanding AF Area Selections Topics include: • Be Prepared (To Get the Shot) • Shutter Priority • Aperture Priority/Depth of Field • Focus Alternatives • Metering and Bracketing • White Balance/Color … Read more…

Nikon Understanding Digital Photography

Nikon Understanding Digital Photography DVD You are ready to take your digital SLR photography beyond the automatic settings on your … all » Nikon digital SLR camera, this 45 minute Nikon School© DVD is the perfect guide. Join Bob Krist, award-winning National Geographic Traveler Photographer, on a day of shooting and instruction. Along the way, Bob will offer valuable insights on choices you can make to begin composing and shooting breathtaking photographs. While on a variety of locations, Bob will share his vast knowledge of photography and Nikon digital SLRs to educate you on: · Camera settings for best quality in various situations · Lens choice for creative and practical shooting · Utilizing the Retouch Menu for in-camera editing · Exposure fundamentals and shooting options During the day’s shooting, Bob takes us to familiar situations around the home and demonstrates a variety of creative photographic opportunities. Understanding Digital Photography covers … Read more…

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