People and Places Photography with Jim Richardson

Since 1985, Richardson has worked as a freelancer for the National Geographic Society. His story number 21 under National Geographic Society was published in March 2006. Even if he worked for other worldwide Photography Centres, this is what for he became famous. He has lectured in the National Geographic Society’s “Masters of Photography” series four times and offered intensive travel photography seminars for The Maine Photographic Workshops. In his case, it was the first time that the National Geographic Society has allowed an outside journalist to document its behind-the-scenes editorial process. He describes himself as a journalism photographer, focusing on the lives of people who shape or are affected by a particular place. Richardson started experimenting with his father’s box camera on his paren’ts’ farmstead in north central Kansas. He developed his photography skills while working for Student Publications at Kansas State University during the 1960s, and, from 1970 to … Read more

National Geographic Photography Field Guide

I bet one of your first questions was: what photography books should I read? I warmly recommend you the National Geographic Photography Field Guide series. Shortly: 160 pages each, around 114 pictures, discusses equipment, technique, and composition, from preparation to final print, and covers both traditional film and the latest digital gear. When is the right moment to snap a sunset? How do you “freeze” your child in action on the soccer field? What’s the difference between a JPEG and a TIFF? These specialized guidebooks answer hundreds of questions and provide practical advice specific to particular types of photography. Filled with easy-to-follow instruction, illustrated by National Geographic photographs, each portable volume reveals the secrets behind the Society’s renowned photography-showing both novice and advanced photo-buffs how to take the best pictures of their lives. I wont get into details about each book, but I provide you the cover of them so … Read more

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