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And The Oscar Goes To…

You have probably heard by now that the eminent Chicago Sun Times film critic, Roger Ebert has bestowed his blessing upon a short, 3:35 minute, video shot with Canon 7D DSLR by filmmaker Jamie Stuart during the holiday blizzard.  For…

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Photojounalism is Declared Dead. Storytelling Lives On.

This week one of the most poignant photography-oriented stories to cross my screen comes from the Australian Sydney Morning Herald. Reporter Linda Morris states in the November 12, 2010 edition: “Neil Burgess stepped forward two months ago to call the…

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Current Trends and Realities in Fine Arts Photography

Not so long ago, the Holy Grail for gaining recognition as a fine arts photographer was the gallery route. The practical reality, however, is that exhibits require making prints, matting and framing: all very expensive especially when there is no…

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Gina Genis: Keeping Her Work “Out There”

California photographer Gina Genis teaches three courses for The Compelling Image: Macro Photography – It’s A Small World, Landscape Photography, and Fine Art Digital Photography – At Its Best. This month Gina is exhibiting in Field of Vision, a group…

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Does Learning Online Really Work? At TCI It Does.

This week, take a look behind the dashboard of the TCI experience. Our multimedia story highlights a sample lesson and accompanying photographs, assignments, and critiques.If you have ever thought about jumping into the online experience, this inside look could answer…

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Seeing: The Virtual Camera is Always On

One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time. Annie Leibovitz I found the above quote by Annie Leibovitz on a wonderful website for photographers: PhotoQuotes. When you need…

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China Through the Viewfinder

There are “on-location” photography classes and workshops and there are “online” courses like those offered conveniently through The Compelling Image. During the current 4-week session of courses, three TCI students are combining both, filing weekly assignments while enjoying an intrepid…

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