A PRESCRIPTION FOR WHAT’S ON THE NET

LESS ORDINARY – http://www.lessordinary.org.uk/

“By taking the time to browse through the posts here, you’ll find plenty of beautiful photographs, thoughtful reflections and inspirational content, as I communicate my deep passion for specialness.”

Photography, Books, an unusual Blog. Worth a visit. You might be inspired.

Charles Heisterkamp, III, M.D. – Photographer

A PRESCRIPTION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Vincent Versace
 
To quote Vincent,
“The belief is once you own a camera you are a photographer.

SO that means if I buy a cello…

then I own a cello.”

And to quote from his biography,

Vincent Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award, is a six-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame and is the best selling author of Welcome to Oz a Cinematic Approach Digital Still Photography with Photoshop and. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History.

Visit his website – http://versacephotography.com/

There is an extensive gallery posting – my recommendation is look at the set “People You Know”   Then go on to the rest.

CHARLES HEISTERKAMP, III, M.D.
 

 

 

A Prescription for How and Why to Use Flickr

Harold Davis has written an excellent article of why one should use Flickr as a method to show, share, and publicize his/her photographs.  You can  find his article at the following web address.

http://photo.net/column/harolddavis/finding-an-audience-for-your-photography/using-flickr-for-marketing/

If you are unfamiliar with how to register for a Flickr account (it is FREE), read the earlier blog post on this site written by John Flinchbaugh who steps you through the process of signing up and what your many options are.

Charles Heusterkamp, III, M.D., Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHERS YOU SHOULD KNOW – BEN WILLMORE

A PRESCRIPTION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ben Willmore

There are many photographers whose work one should know. Among the many great contemporary photographers is Ben Willmore. Ben has three websites:Web Site – http://www.thebestofben.com/

Web Site – http://whereisben.com/

Web Site – http://www.digitalmastery.com/

Ben’s a master of design. Definitely visit the Best of Ben and look at his galleries. And, if you ever have the opportunity to attend one of his teaching sessions, his ability to teach is super. I know from personal experience. Whenever I see him, I always learn something new.

CHARLES HEISTERKAMP, III, M.D.

 

 

Documenting America from the Great Depression to World War II

A PRESCRIPTION FOR WATCHING THE WEB 

  

 

The Library of Congress

 

Documenting America from the Great Depression to World War II

http://rs6.loc.gov/fsowhome.html

“The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years, the project emphasized rural life and the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II. The core of the collection consists of about 164,000 black-and-white photographs. This release provides access to over 160,000 of these images; future additions will expand the black-and-white offering. The FSA-OWI photographers also produced about 1600 color photographs during the latter days of the project. ”

“The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The goal of the Library’s National Digital Library Program is to offer broad public access to a wide range of historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and lifelong learning. ”

“The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress does not endorse the views expressed in these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some readers. ”

Visiting this site should be an inspiration as well as a lesson in documentary photography. Many great photographers of the 1930’s era worked for the United States Government. Photographers like Walker Evans and Ansel Adams are among those represented. And anyone with a knowledge of photographic history will recognize “Migrant Mother.” And, if you wish, download a high resolution file and print your own personal copy of this photograph or of many others.

 

CHARLES HEISTERKAMP, III, M.D., PHOTOGRAPHER

Digital Camera Review

Web Site – http://www.dpreview.com/

“Here you will find all the latest digital photography and imaging news, reviews of the latest digital cameras and accessories, the most active discussion forums, a large selection of sample galleries, a digital camera database and buyers guide and the most comprehensive database of digital camera features and specifications. We believe in quality, original, unbiased content.”

This web site is an interesting collection of information about things connected with photography.  It is worth a periodic visit.

Charles Heisterkamp, III, M.D., Photographer