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Jim Stephenson

AUDIO: Podcast with Jim Stephenson
Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained

18 Sep 2014 - Grant Scott

This podcast is part of a series of podcasts that have been created to accompany the launch of Grant Scott’s book Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained. Jim Stephenson is a photographer and filmmaker concerned with the documentation of architecture, interiors and the built environment. In the past few years, Jim’s work has taken…

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What is the DNA of the twenty-first century professional photographer?

16 Sep 2014 - Grant Scott

I have been asked the question, “What do you think defines a professional photographer?” I have also outlined my response in depth. But my own personal journey to discover an answer has led me to ask the same question of others, who I feel have yet to understand how the answer helps to define their…

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AUDIO: Podcast with Peter Dench
Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained

11 Sep 2014 - Grant Scott

This podcast is part of a series of podcasts that have been created to accompany the launch of Grant Scott’s book Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained. Peter Dench is represented by Reportage by Getty Images and works primarily in the editorial, portraiture, video and advertising fields of image making. He is a keen…

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Advantages and Applications of Flash in Close Up Photography

09 Sep 2014 - John and Barbara Gerlach

Close-up photographers accused of flashing are generally found innocent when even the judge comes to appreciate the splendid quality of light, the ease of creative control, and the remarkable improvement in close-up images that the modern flash can offer. The court will generally advise those close-up photographers only to keep their flash batteries well charged,…

Niall McDiarmid

AUDIO: Podcast with Niall McDiarmid
Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained

04 Sep 2014 - Grant Scott

This podcast is part of a series of podcasts that have been created to accompany the book Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained by Grant Scott. Niall McDiarmid is a London-based portrait photographer whose personal work focuses on the documentation of the British population. Niall’s first book, Crossing Paths: A Portrait of Britain was…

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September – October Photo Contest
Theme: Close Up Photography in Nature

02 Sep 2014 - Sloane Stinson

To enter Focal Press’s September – October Photo Contest, please click here. Theme:  Close Up Photography in Nature Inspired by the book: Close Up Photography in Nature Guest Judges – John & Barbara Gerlach Grand Jury Winner: -          A copy of the book Close Up Photography in Nature -          $200 worth of Focal Press books…

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