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Books for Your Library: ‘African Air’

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Photo books are a great addition to any library. As photographers, we are constantly searching for new ideas and are always interested in seeing concepts-done-well. Here’s a suggestion to add to your library …

“African Air,” a photo essay by George Steinmetz, offers a unique, bird’s-eye view of Africa through the lens of an award-winning National Geographic photographer.
Steinmetz, who has been a contributing photographer to National Geographic and GEO magazines for more than 20 years, takes to the air in this book, flying sometimes thousands of feet in the air with the aid of a motorized paraglider (think parachute with a motor).

This book features amazing panoramic photos taken in more than 14 African countries. From urban sprawls to remote villages and miles upon miles of seemingly endless desert, Steinmetz offers the viewer a unique look of the African landscape.

Since 1986, Steinmetz has completed 18 major photo essays for National Geographic magazine and 25 stories for GEO magazine. Born in Beverly Hills in 1957, he graduated with a degree in geophysics from Stanford University. He began his photography career after hitchhiking through Africa for 28 months.


Places to Go on the Web – Great Photo Sites Issue 2

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I love photography. Not only do I love to take photographs, I love to talk, teach, and explore photography. I also like to look at great photographs to get ideas on how I can be a better photographer.
If you have any interest in digital photography, then a visit to some of these sites is worth your time. Looking at great photos will help make your own photos better because you can get ideas, tips and see what and how others are photographing their subjects. As your cruise Cyberspace, spend a few minutes looking at these Websites:

David FitzSimmons: David FitzSimmons is a triple threat: He’s an accomplished photographer, writer, and university professor. His images have appeared on postcards and calendars and his photography and writing have been published in regional magazines such as Ohio Magazine and Natural Ohio as well as international publications such as Popular Photography & Imaging. FitzSimmons is currently at work on two books, Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools (Kent State University Press, 2010) and Waterfalls of Ohio.

Joe DiMaggio: Joe DiMaggio has worked as a photographer for more than three decades and has been featured in publications such as “Time,” “Life,” “Sports Illustrated,” and “U.S. News and World Report.”
“Time Magazine” named his “Sports Illustrated,” cover, of Cooney vs. Holmes Best Picture of the Year. His talent earned him a coveted invitation to join the International Olympic Games Pool. His gift for advertising photography has netted him a list of Fortune 500 clients and prestigious advertising agencies.

In addition to his talents behind the camera, DiMaggio is also a gifted teacher. He’s been featured on ABC-TV’s “World of Photography” and has hosted episodes of ESPN’s “Canon Photo Safari” with celebrity guests and amateur photographers William Shatner and A.J. Langer. He has lectured to thousands of aspiring photographers in workshops around the world.

Steve Winter: A photographer for National Geographic is the life Steve Winter said he dreamed of as a child growing up in Indiana and a camera, a gift for his seventh birthday from his father, set his life’s ambition into action.

After graduating from the Academy of Art and University of San Francisco, Winter signed on as a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency. Since then, he has produced stories for GEO, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, Business Week, Scientific American, and Stern, among other publications. In 1991, he began shooting for the National Geographic Society, where he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic magazine since 1995.

Written by jeremyparce

February 21, 2009 at 2:29 am