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Notable Books 2019

 By John Veldhoen

 

In my time, taxon has moved towards complexity. Class has turned into identity. It is harder and harder to generalize or predict on the basis of common ideas. Critics and writers are hard-pressed to focus on a rising tide, and curatorial influence has ebbed over what the crowd will see as beautiful, or meaningful. The effort to influence, when accomplished, makes one think the victory is pyrrhic, at best. Nevertheless, I wanted again this year to show the books that affected how I think about photography.

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Black Friday Surprise!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Black Friday is one of the most exciting shopping days! This year you can do all your Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your couch. Not only will you get great deals on cameras, lenses, accessories and more from The Camera Store. We are offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING* on our website that can fit in a normal-sized box. 

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What’s Involved in Mounting a Major Show?

 By Bill Peters

 

Earlier this year I was offered the unprecedented opportunity to show work that I’d been doing for a decade at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California. The Bay Model is a spectacular 1.5-acre indoor hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay. Opened in 1957, this giant model of the Bay was used to evaluate plans to dam or otherwise alter the Bay until digital computers took over this task around the year 2000. Today it is an educational attraction. It also has a wonderful, high ceiling exhibit hall that has become the major public art gallery for Marin County, the county just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Real Photography: Five New Books

 By John Veldhoen

 

Talking with photographers reveals much, and it is a privileged position I have to be able to do so. One of the most illuminating discussions I have had is with the great Terry Munro about his time under instruction with Henry Wessel in California. 

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Three Tamron Lenses On Their Way!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Time to get excited for some new lenses! Tamron is releasing not one, not two, but three close-focusing fixed focal lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The first two to be released November 20th are the 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 and 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2. Then the third lens, 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, will be released in January 2020. Let’s bring back the joy and fun of fixed focal-lenses with these awesome new Tamron lenses.

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