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Andrew Newey and his  honey hunter photos

Andrew Newey and his honey hunter photos

Andrew Newey has incited controversy in some quarters by his photography of Nepalese honey hunters. But the images are beautiful…

Nelson Mandela photos at The Big Picture

Nelson Mandela photos at The Big Picture

Boston.com’s photo blog, The Big Picture, has a great collection of images about the death of Nelson Mandela on their site right now.  Most of the images are new and do a great job of showing the variety of ways in which the world has noted this seminal event. Take a look, but be prepared […]

Alexandra Boulat: National Geo’s photo blog, Proof, on war photographer

Alexandra Boulat: National Geo’s photo blog, Proof, on war photographer

My old boss and friend, National Geographic senior photo editor Kurt Mutchler, has a wonderful remembrance of Alexandra Boulat, a wonderful photographer who covered conflict all over the globe before dying of a brain aneurysm in 2007 at the age of 45…

The Million Page Views milestone passed by The Discerning Photographer!

The Million Page Views milestone passed by The Discerning Photographer!

Something happened on Monday, December 2, 2013 that I think merits notice: The Discerning Photographer passed the million page views mark! It’s actually pretty humbling to think that the content you have written has been read, or at least looked at, over a million times.

Charles Dharapak’s Instagram photos from the White House

Charles Dharapak’s Instagram photos from the White House

Boston.com’s The Big Picture blog has a great set of Instagram photographs by Associated Press White House photographer Charles Dharapak, a seasoned pro who has seen it all…

The Discerning Photographer gets a reboot, new WordPress theme

The Discerning Photographer gets a reboot, new WordPress theme

You may have noticed a new look and feel to The Discerning Photographer recently. An awful process that started when the site was hacked a couple of months ago comes finally to resolution with this new rollout…

Scott Strazzante’s Instagram success

Scott Strazzante’s Instagram success

Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante has become, like many newspaper photographers, a big fan of Instagram. A social networking site that’s based around photography, he’s found Instagram to be a wonderful creative outlet for his personal passion, street photography…

Photo Cropping for Improved Results: September Flickr critique selections

Photo Cropping for Improved Results: September Flickr critique selections

Lots of beautiful images were added to our Flickr group pool at The Discerning Photographer during September. This month, the critique will be all about cropping and how it can make a good photograph even better…

New Forums are ‘Live’ at The Discerning Photographer!

New Forums are ‘Live’ at The Discerning Photographer!

It’s been an intense week of research, trial and error and little sleep as I tried to figure out the best way to bring the interactivity and fun of a healthy forum community to The Discerning Photographer. Today we launch with our new Photography Forums, so please sign up and dive right in!..

Anyone Interested in Assignments and Photography Forums?

Anyone Interested in Assignments and Photography Forums?

I’ve been asked by several Discerning Photographer participants whether I would consider adding some type of ‘photography assignments’ feature to the mix of material posted here on the site. The idea was immediately attractive, since my principle goal with The Discerning Photographer has always been educating/teaching/demystifying the world of photography…

The Revolution is Upon Us

The Revolution is Upon Us

If you had any doubts about the power and importance of social networking on the internet, the revolution in Egypt should have dispelled them forever. For the first time, we saw an entire movement organized and run on platforms that weren’t even around 10 years ago: Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.

Landscape Photographers: Sources for Inspiration

Landscape Photographers: Sources for Inspiration

So where do you look for help when you’ve hit a photographic brick wall? ‘Photographer’s block’ has set in, where do you turn? For the landscape work I’m doing, here’s a short list of some of my favorite contemporary shooters…

Weekend Photography Links January 15, 2011

Weekend Photography Links January 15, 2011

I always learn something when I assemble one of these lists and this one was no exception. Check out this collection and I promise you’ll learn something too..

The Discerning Photographer’s Year in Review

The Discerning Photographer’s Year in Review

2010 has been quite a year here at The Discerning Photographer. Since we started midway through 2009, this has been our first ‘full year’ of publishing and I thought it might be worth taking a look back before plowing ahead into 2011…

Great Photo Website: Red Dog News

Great Photo Website: Red Dog News

Here’s a quick tip: my old friend, the very talented photographer Wendi Schneider, just turned me on to this great photography website: Red Dog News…

Portrait photography resources

Portrait photography resources

I wrote an article recently titled ‘How to Shoot Great Portraits,’ laying out my thoughts on this basic photography subject. Based on the traffic and feedback the piece generated, I thought it might be worthwhile to assemble some relevant links for portrait shooters…

Weekend Photography Links November 20, 2010

Weekend Photography Links November 20, 2010

Here’s a real mix of stuff for the photography enthusiast: some great photography, a camera review, some video tutorial work, and a bit of history…enjoy!

Weekend Photography Links November 13, 2010

Weekend Photography Links November 13, 2010

Here’s my list of photography-related links for your weekend perusal. I promise that you’ll learn something, maybe even get inspired to pick your cameras up and shoot something, if you work your way through this mix of tidbits…

The New York subway system, through the eyes of New York photographers

The New York subway system, through the eyes of New York photographers

The New York subway system, seen through the artful eyes of the New York Times newspaper’s photographers, to mark the 106th birthday of the system…plus images going back to the beginning of the system…

Chase Jarvis’s ‘Seven Habits for Creativity’ + The Missing Link

Chase Jarvis’s ‘Seven Habits for Creativity’ + The Missing Link

Over on his blog, photographer Chase Jarvis has written a post about what he does to get the creative juices flowing when things seem to be stuck in neutral. His ideas include: 1. Get into adventures. Instead of saying no, say yes. Whether it’s agreeing going to the South China Sea or to Sundance festival […]

Weekend Photography Links October 16, 2010

Weekend Photography Links October 16, 2010

Here’s my eclectic list of photography links for this weekend. Click through to these pages and I think you’ll find content that’s interesting, provocative (in some cases) and maybe even inspiring…

The oil spill’s impact on mental health–2 videos

The oil spill’s impact on mental health–2 videos

NBC and CNN have both come out with new videos this week looking at the effects of the BP oil spill on the mental health of residents along the Gulf Coast. Worth a look…

BBC Slideshow on Oiled Pelicans

BBC Slideshow on Oiled Pelicans

As someone who spends a good bit of time each day involved in coverage of the BP oil spill for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, I’m pretty familiar with the work that’s being done by other news organizations. I missed this nice audio slideshow from the BBC though…

Oil spill in the Gulf from ‘The Big Picture’

Oil spill in the Gulf from ‘The Big Picture’

Boston.com’s ‘The Big Picture’ is a photo-driven gallery template that runs on the Boston Globe’s website every few days; lately, it’s focused a lot of its photo editing prowess on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill….