Author: Matt Brandon

Depth of Field: Chris Orwig

Today I speak with Chris Orwig, an instructor at the Brooks Institute of Photography, about what prompted him to write Visual Poetry, his approach to teaching students, why we need to “slow down,” and what we can do to become better photographers. Chris is one of the wisest guys I know. The guy has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He also has an amazing memory for quotes. Sounds silly, till you spend time with him and you get, “That reminds me of a quote by…” a few dozen time. I think this fits well with his gift of wisdom...

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James Nachtwey: An Opportunist or An Opportunity

This weekend I became somewhat frustrated with the photographic community. To be more precise; I became frustrated with a small, vocal, fraction of the photographic community. Attention was drawn to a blog post by an associate of James Nachtwey. Nachtwey, if you don’t know, is one of today’s premier war photographers. He is a turn-of-this-century version of Robert Cappa. The man is a virtual legend in photojournalism spheres. This past weekend Jamie Rose an international freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C wrote a blog post stating that James Nachtwey was looking for an intern. Now you would think, young...

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Multimedia: The Cheese Man of Kashmir

I have been quiet lately for several reasons. First, in the most responsible for my lack of communication is I have been working frantically at redesigning a whole new blog site. A brand-new theme that will eventually integrate with Photo Shelter. At this point, there still a few bugs, but I hope to be live over this weekend. Hold your breath. The second reason, is I been working on a rather large and complicated multimedia presentation. You can find the link below. Chris and Kamala Zandee are amazing people. They live, as the expression goes, simply so that others...

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Multimedia: The Cheese Man of Kashmir

I have been quiet lately for several reasons. First, in the most responsible for my lack of communication is I have been working frantically at redesigning a whole new blog site. A brand-new theme that will eventually integrate with Photo Shelter. At this point, there still a few bugs, but I hope to be live over this weekend. Hold your breath. The second reason, is I been working on a rather large and complicated multimedia presentation. You can find the link below. Chris and Kamala Zandee are amazing people. They live, as the expression goes, simply so that others...

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Depth of Field: Ami Vitale

This past September we where fortunate to have Ami Vitale as a guest instructor on our Ladakh Lumen Dei photo workshop. It was a great experience and I deepened a friendship. Hear me when I say, Ami Vitale is the real deal. She is a true, in the trench, get dirty photojournalist; And she’s one of the best out there. She’s tough, street smart and incredibly talented. But she’s also sensitive and very caring about the people she’s around. I don’t mean other photographers, though she is that as well. I mean, to the people she’s in and among...

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