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April 24th, 2011

What’s “Wrong” With This Picture?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Carrizo Rainbow by Steve Shuey
This is not my picture, but it is one that sparked a lively discussion that I thought might be worth sharing with those of you who follow this OP forum. It is a shot of a spectacular rainbow over a vast field of Tidytip flowers on California’s Carrizo Plain, taken just a few days ago … 
November 12th, 2010

Ethics Follow-up

Posted By Kevin Schafer
A quick follow-up to my earlier post on Ethics, in which I suggested that the viewer’s response to a picture is invariably changed by knowing that an image was faked in some way. Consider, then, the case of the overall winner of last year’s BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in the UK, arguably … 
November 10th, 2010

Ethics and Adversity

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Striated Caracara, aka "My Assistant"
First the adversity: I was supposed to be on a ship heading to Antarctica (see my last post) but instead ended up in the emergency room being tested for a possible heart attack.  I didn’t have one, as it turns out, but instead a nasty viral lung infection that still kept me in the hospital … 
June 23rd, 2010

Two Roads, Two Art Forms…?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Artists' Palette, Death Valley National Park - Plus 40 Saturation
A few years ago, while thumbing through a major calendar, I saw a remarkable photo taken at Artists’ Palette in Death Valley.  I was astonished by the vividness of colors, an intensity that did not match my memory of the place.  I was so curious, in fact, that the next time I was in the … 
June 5th, 2010

Important Book, Important Discussion

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Shootingwild
Today, I want to put in a plug for an important book I’m reading right now: “Shooting In the Wild” by Chris Palmer. It is about wildlife film-making, its history, and its impact on conservation. But its most valuable contribution, in my view, is the book’s discussion of ethical behavior. Palmer, who has been involved … 
May 14th, 2010

Welcome to Images & Issues : Kevin Schafer

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Beluga Whales underwater, Churchill River, Manitoba
Thanks to Christopher Robinson at OP for the opportunity to be involved with this new Blog project.  I hope to make it a meaningful, interactive forum for the discussion of photography and  issues that affect photographers and those who love nature photography.  I will show pictures, of course, and talk about what I’m up to …