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One of my favorite artist photographers, if not thee best in my humble opinion is featured in PopPhoto.

Check it out.

I just discovered a three part series on the history of photography by the Photocritic.

Photography History I – Before Film

In this first post you’ll learn about:

  • The Camera Obscura
  • Nicéphore Niépce
  • Louis Daguerre
  • William Fox Talbot
  • John Herschel and Anna Atkins
  • Frederick Scott Archer

In the second part, Photography History II – The Film Era, you’ll learn about:

  • George Eastman and Kodak
  • Film Photography Going into the 20th Century
  • Jacob Riis
  • Edward Curtis
  • André Kertész
  • Ansel Adams
  • Annie Leibovitz

Finally in part 3, Photography History III – The Digital Era, you’ll find information about:

  • Rise of the Digital Camera
  • Changes to the Industry
  • Changes to the Art Form
  • Michael Wolf
  • Deanna Dikeman
  • Johnathan Gitelson
  • Tim Long
  • Matt Siber

One of my favorite photographers is Annie Leibovitz. I’ve been a fam of Ms. Leibovitz for some time now. For anyone wondering what to get me for Christmas, other than the glass I mentioned yesterday, this is a good choice–Annie Leibovitz at Work. dPS has a review posted here.

Not your usual collection of photographic images, this is more than just a picture book. In it Leibovitz takes you through life as a photographer, what it means to her and the background of some of her famous, and some not so famous, photographs.

It can be fascinating to see one of her shots and read her descriptions of how it came to be: what went through her mind and why she decided to shoot it the way she did. We get to enter the mind of a great portrait photographer. Little bits of information sprinkled throughout the book, the importance of environment, how there is more latitude with digital color than film color (greens photograph too dark without appropriate light on film), the importance of natural light. Not too much technical information here. [via dPS]

Read the complete review or order Annie Leibovitz at Work.

Vanity Fair goes to Africa for their July issue. Annie Leibovitz and guest editor Bono have collaborated to create not one but 20 different covers.

“It’s a visual chain letter,” says Leibovitz, “spreading the message from person to person to person.”

Check out the behind the scenes footage here which is accompanied by some really good music too.

Leibovitz Queen Portrait is First of Series

Three more photographs of The Queen captured by American photographer Annie Leibovitz will be released later this month following…publication of a new official portrait. This latest official portrait of Her Majesty was commissioned to mark her upcoming visit to the United States [via Amateur Photographer].

Adobe Defends CS3 Pricing –

The European Commission has been called on to investigate what many photographers claim is the ‘rip-off’ pricing of Adobe CS3 software in Europe compared to the United States.  Adobe has refused to lower the UK cost of its Creative Suite (CS3) software despite angering many photographers with its launch price – understood to be up to 70% more in the UK and nearly double the US price on some combinations of CS3 products. Photographers upgrading from CS2 to CS3, for example, pay £163 in the UK but $199 in the US [via Amateur Photographer].

I’m a huge fan of Leibovitz. I would love to be shot by her. I figure anybody who has an opportunity to sit in front of her lens should give a big thank you and treasure the photos taken. Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz has taken some of the world’s greatest celebrity photos and had this to say about the Cyrus photos:

“I’m sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted,” she said in a statement. “Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together, and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it.

“The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful.” [via USMagazine]

Instead of saying thank you very much, Ms Cyrus is apologizing. WTF? She’s a beautiful young lady. She was not nude for crying out loud.