photography

Reviewed by Marc Kristal Photography has become so commonplace, ubiquitous, and off-hand that it can be hard to absorb the fact that once, once upon a time, it was new. Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840-1860 is a reminder of that transformative moment. The exhibition, at the Yale Center for

By Everett Potter I first came across the work of landscape photographer Charlie Waite some 30 years ago when he published a book called The National Trust Book of Long Walks with the now legendary writer Adam Nicolson. It was a terrific piece of work and still retains pride of place on

By Everett Potter We’ve all been there and probably had the same results. You’re faced with a monumental scene of a Western canyon, a snowcapped Swiss mountain or a beach on Bali. So you take a few shots with your phone, or maybe the SLR you’ve dragged along for the

  By Everett Potter Taking photos on vacation can be incredibly rewarding but also enormously frustrating. Why don’t your images measure up to the vibrant photos you see on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook? Ask the experts. Here are two top photographers weighing in on five myths about travel photography. Continue

Half Dome and waterfalls from Glacier Point. This was a very bright scene during the middle of the day. But using exposure compensation helped saturate the colors and avoid a washed-out photo. Story and Photos By Karen Glenn I stood in the shadow of Half Dome reading the Yosemite calendar

Don George. Interviewed by Everett Potter San Francisco’s Book Passage bookstore is one of the great American independent bookstores. Anyone with more than a passing interest in travel literature also knows it as the home of the Annual Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, which this year has expanded to cover

Napkin, 2009. Hendrik Kerstens Reviewed by Deborah Hay         When Henry Hudson, sailing on behalf of the Dutch East India Company in 1609, stumbled upon the river that would later bear his name, he opened the way for the Dutch colonization of the island we now call Manhattan. To