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Name: Ratnesh Sexana
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Monday, July 05, 2010
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Olympus Stylus 7000 12MP Digital Camera
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- 12-megapixel resolution for photo-quality, poster-size prints
- 7x optical dual image-stabilized zoom (including mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization)
- 3.0-inch HyperCrystal II LCD screen; Face Detection with Shadow Adjustment Technology
- HDMI compatible for easy hook-up to your HDTV
- Compatible with xD Picture Cards and microSD memory cards (not included)
Impressive zoom power that brings action incredibly close and a compact body designed to be taken along for the ride makes the Stylus-7000 one of the most powerful premium Stylus cameras ever. With 7x optical zoom, 12 megapixels of detailed resolution for capturing brilliant images, and features like Dual Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and In-Camera Panorama the Stylus-7000 takes the guesswork out of great photography.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
John Szarkowski: Photographs
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According to Publishers Weekly
Szarkowski was director of photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art for 29 years, and soon he will be returning to it, this time as the subject of a retrospective exhibition traveling across the country. This book collects the exhibit's photographs as well as snippets from his correspondence, a chronology of his career up to this point and a critical biographic essay by Phillips, senior photography curator for San Francisco's MoMA. Before going to New York in 1962, Szarkowski was well known for two books, one on the architect Louis Sullivan (The Idea of Louis Sullivan) and one celebrating Minnesota's statehood centennial (The Face of Minnesota). Numerous images from those efforts are included here, and they stand the test of time, particularly the sweeping Minnesota prairie landscapes where the stripes of grass, hills and sky pile up to resemble stratified rock. During Szarkowski's years at New York's MoMA, he presided over many shows for photographers whose names are now more familiar than his, limiting his own ability to work; only two photos from that period, both of apple trees on his farm, appear here. Much of his post-MoMA work is of trees and barns, and though some of the images are arresting, few match the grandeur of his early output. The accompanying letters provide an intimate sense of his career development as well as his sense of humor and personal grace. In one, he writes, "Being alive is getting to be such an unexplainably enjoyable thing." This zest for existence is evident in the elegant photographs collected here. 84 tritone photos.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Photojournalist Reza Deghati War + Peace
According to Wikipedia
Reza Deghati was born in Tabriz, Iran. He studied Architecture at University of Teheran. A French citizen, today Reza is a renowned photojournalist highly regarded, world-wide. Published by the most prestigious International magazines, he travels the globe from the Bosphorus to the Great Wall of China, from Lebanon to Afghanistan, from Rwanda to Sarajevo, and Central Asian steppes to the greatness of the Arabian Empty Quarter.
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Book Description - With the Middle East and Asia as his far-ranging home territory, Reza has chronicled 30 years of turmoil, hope, and splendor for a host of international publications including Newsweek, Time, Geo, and National Geographic magazines. Now, he displays some of his most dramatic works in Reza War and Peace–a powerful and moving photo collection that illuminates current events and recent history in places of conflict we see represented in the news every day. These remarkable pictures convey torment and upheaval, but also the art, culture, and traditions of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and other areas–as well as the photographer’s understanding of humanity and deep commitment to justice. Reza trains his lens not just on war and conflict, but also on friendship and loyalty, family life and love. The book follows Reza’s photographic career and is narrated in his own words, focusing our attention on the costs of war and the human condition. Sebastian Junger contributes an introduction, offering intimate insight into what it's like to work with his longtime friend and collaborator.
Despite the challenging subject matter, Reza’s message is not despairing, but ultimately hopeful. For readers interested in world history, current events, and the human experience, this photographic tour de force is a must.
About the Author - Reza is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is a renowned international photojournalist, who has captured the world in photographs for many leading publications and in more than 15 books. He has devoted much of his life to documenting conflicts and to humanitarian efforts. In Afghanistan he established Aina, a local NGO aimed at training journalists and establishing newspapers and other media outlets.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set - Volume I & II
The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs
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Description - Few individuals have exerted as profound an influence on 20th-century American art and culture as Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). This luxurious two-volume boxed set is the definitive catalogue of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the most complete Stieglitz holding in existence, donated to the gallery by his widow, artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Numbering 1,642 photographs, the collection represents the full range of the master photographer's work-from early studies made in Europe, to views of the majestic New York skyline, to incomparable intimate portraits of O'Keeffe. Coinciding with a major traveling exhibition and providing complete scholarly apparatus and a chronology, this sumptuous volume demonstrates how Stieglitz absorbed the most advanced artistic concepts of his time into photography and transformed the medium forever.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Taj Mahal 2002
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sony Cybershot DSCW120/B 7.2MP Digital Camera
with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot (Black)
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- 7.2-megapixel Super HAD CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
- Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens; Dynamic Range Optimization
- Face Detection; Smart Zoom feature
- HDTV compatibility; HD slide show with music
- 15 MB internal memory; capture images to Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo media
Description - Capture smiles as they happen. The 7.2-megapixel Cyber-shot W120 features innovative Smile Shutter technology which photographs smiles as they happen. Built to impress, this model boasts a Carl Zeiss 4x optical zoom lens for high quality close-ups and Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution for crisp, clear images. For speedy recovery, the BIONZ image processor gets you ready for the next shot. In addition, it has Face Detection technology that detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus, exposure, and color for accurate, natural photos of family and friends.