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What We Learned This Week: Photographing Wildlife Can Take Time

By David Schonauer   Thursday February 28, 2019

Some photos are worth waiting for. As we noted last month, an African black leopard was recently photographed for the first time in 100 years. Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, working with a team of biologists in Kenya, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he photographed the rare cat. "For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery," he noted. Meanwhile, Joshua Holko, a professional nature ...   Read the full Story >>

Insight: How 7 Travel Photographers Get Their Perfect Shot

THRILLIST   Thursday February 28, 2019

Thrillist has asked seven seasoned travel photographers to share how they get their perfect shots — specifically what gear and editing apps they use. For Kirsten Alana, the go-to camera is athe Sony A7 RII and a 24-70mm lens. Pete Halvorsen’s favorite cam is a Leica Q with a 28mm lens “that’s wide enough to shoot landscapes and close enough to comfortably cover street/portraits.” His secret of success, though, isn’t gear: “I only sleep between 4-5 hours a night when traveling,” he says. “The adventure is out there, but you need to go find it.”   Read the full Story >>

Books: Kodachromes of 1960s New York by Tod Papageorge

The New York Times   Thursday February 28, 2019

Tod Papageorge was relatively new to Manhattan and photography when he set out in the mid-1960s to make his mark, notes The New York Times. While street photographers with black-and-white film darted around pedestrians and traffic, he was attracted to storefronts with their harmonized symmetry and varying shades of gold between jelly jars and cider jugs. His contemporaries Joel Meyerowitz and Garry Winogrand also urged him to use color. The work in now collected in the book “Dr. Blankman’s New York” (Steidl).   Read the full Story >>

Crime News: FBI Calls Photographer Serial Sexual Predator

NBC News   Thursday February 28, 2019

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking for potential victims of a photographer who has been accused of taking nude photos of models and sexually assaulting many of them, possibly going back to 1994. Robert Arnold Koester, 52, also known by the names Bert Kay, Rhake Winter, and Qitooly, was arrested in Carlsbad, California, in November and faces charges on 23 felony counts, including child sexual abuse and production of child pornography, notes NBC News. The FBI calls Koester a serial sexual predator.   Read the full Story >>

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