Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!


With Baby Animals, Patience Pays: Photographer Describes New Book of Intimate Portraits – Mongabay

Koala Phascolarctos cinereus Eight-month-old baby on mother's back Queensland, Australia *Captive
Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, eight-month-old baby on mother’s back, Queensland, Australia © Suzi Eszterhas

Suzi Eszterhas was recently named Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association. Her latest book New on Earth: Baby Animals in the Wild, showcases her specialty of photographing wild animal babies.

Eszterhas’ images have graced over 100 covers from TIME to Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife, The New York Times, and Ranger Rick. She has 21 books in print, including in French and Japanese, and another three in the works.

Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth Choloepus hoffmanni Mother and two-month-old baby Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica *Rescued and released by Sloth Sanctuary
Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni, mother and two-month-old baby, Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica © Suzi Eszterhas

She has

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Sep. 7—The Great Bay Stewards is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a photography contest.

“There are so many incredible images around the estuary, from ospreys and eagles hunting overhead to children searching for oyster shells to bridges spanning the bay,” Deborah Alberts, chair of the Great Bay Stewards board of trustees, said in a news release.

“We are really excited to see the sights captured by area photographers, and to be able to share them with the community.”

In addition to a grand prize winner, awards will be given in the categories of Natural World, Landmarks Along the Estuary, and People. Additional prizes will be awarded to People’s Choice as well as the best teen entry.

To enter, email up to three photographs to [email protected] by Sept. 30.

The Great Bay Stewards are dedicated to protecting Great Bay for future generations.

The nonprofit is partnering on the photo contest with

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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical, to how-to, to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!


Professor Makes Major Error in Banning Kit Lenses — Photofocus

A professor at a university in North Carolina has banned her editorial photography students from using kit lenses. These are the 18-55 mm (28-85mm equivalent approximately on full-frame cameras) lenses that come included with basic APS-C camera bodies.

The syllabus was recently shared on Reddit by a student in the class who wishes to remain anonymous. It sparked a lively discussion among photographers who largely disagree with the instructor’s point of view.

We connected with Kevin Ames, a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and holding their designation of Photographic Craftsman. Ames is the author of four books, including one of the first renowned “Dummies”

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Kate Moss, Marrakech, Morocco, 1993

Kate Moss, Marrakech, Morocco, 1993

Few photographers in the world are as adept at combining art, fashion and commercial photography into an oeuvre as iconic as that of Albert Watson. 

The Scottish-born lensman got his start in the 1970s, embarking on a career that would eventually see him ranked as one of the most influential photographers of all time by industry bible Photo District News, alongside the likes of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, among others. 

Christy Turlington, New York City, 1990

Christy Turlington, New York City, 1990

Along the way he has shot more than 100 covers for Vogue, 40 for Rolling Stone, and countless fashion and ad campaigns; and won numerous honors, including a Lucie

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