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Tell Us Your Best Peter Lik Story

Over recent months we’ve noticed that Peter has some very dedicated followers, both on his blog (http://www.peterlikexposed.com/) and his Facebook page. We’ve also noticed that many of you have great stories relating to Peter and his work. Folks have had their wedding photos taken precisely at the scene of some of Peter’s great shots. Some have told us how special...

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The End of Kodachrome Film

In 2009, with the advancements of digital photography continuing at an exponential rate, film/camera giant Kodak’s announcement that it was going to discontinue Kodachrome, their trademark film, came as no surprise to most. Kodachrome had been around for 74 years, but when it reached the point of making up less than one percent of the Kodak’s total sales, the company...

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James Van Der Zee

As one of the most unique photographers of his time, and perhaps the most accomplished African American photographer in history, James Van Der Zee used both romanticism and realism to create the innovative style found in his thematically ground-breaking photographs. Van Der Zee used the same “straight” style to produce his prints that Photo-Secessionists such as Stieglitz, Steichen, and Weston...

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Peter Lik App a “Must Have”

There’s no doubt about it: It’s a breakthrough app. The Official Opus Peter Lik HD app for iPad has been out for a month and the feedback from buyers and reviewers alike is that this is a “must have” app for anyone interested in photography. The app contains the full contents of Pete’s 25 Year Anniversary Book, text with every...

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The Weather Channel: Glacier National Park

As we reported yesterday, The Weather Channel is running clips promoting Peter’s new TV series “From the Edge with Peter Lik” which begins airing Thursday, March 31 at 8/7c. Here’s one of the clips, shot at Glacier National Park in Montana. To see more of Peter’s promo spots from The Weather Channel, visit weather.com. Enjoy!...

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It’s Tough Out There!

Heading out on shoots with Peter Lik can be a tough slog, as the Master Photographer’s right-hand man Mark “Uma” Thurman explains in this installment of “Riding Shotgun.” AZ: People probably don’t really know how tough your job is. For starters, how much stuff are you carrying around out there? What does it weigh? MT: I carry around fifty pounds...

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New Peter Lik Spots on The Weather Channel

As the March 31 debut of “From the Edge with Peter Lik” draws closer, The Weather Channel will be featuring Peter heavily in new bio spots. We previously reported in our posting of December 23 that Peter was acting in the role of special correspondent for The Weather Channel and being featured regularly on the station. The new spots, which...

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Know Your Rights as a Photographer

Thanks to digital cameras and camera phones, it’s become increasingly easy to snap pictures whenever you go out in public. But after the September 11 attacks, anyone seen taking pictures in the “wrong place” has run the chance of being considered a threat to national security. This is especially true in and around airports or any type of federal building....

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America Captured on Film

Many things define a nation. Photography is in the unique position of being both history’s silent recorder and profound commentator. Iconic photographs have been a crucial part of the formation of the collective psyche of America. Today, we can pull up the Internet on a hand-held device and view shots taken almost 200 years ago. Native Americans......

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A Photographer Named Pink

Following on from Michelle Reyes’ post about paparazzi in this blog on January 26, we now find that one prominent celebrity has taken matters into her own hands. No, not the way Sean Penn or Russell Crowe have in the past. But rather by taking the sneaky snappers on at their own game. It seems mother-to-be and multiple Grammy Award winner Pink...

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Alfred Stieglitz: The First Modern Photographer

Alfred Stieglitz is considered by many to be the first “modern” photographer. Initially, though, he carefully arranged his photographs in a way similar to paintings. He soon realized that photography was an art form in its own right and began treating it as such and promoting “straight” photography, in which he created his prints with very minimal......

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Evocative Photography

Barring the real thing, there is nothing like a photo to capture the essence of a moment, place or person. Some photos are so perfectly shot they virtually insist that you examine all the fine details. They’re almost hypnotic in their power to make you lean in to learn more. And they have emotional depth. They can be uplifting or...

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“Dude, how’d you get that job?”

We asked you, our readers, what you wanted to see in the Peter Lik blog. Not surprisingly, many of you wanted to know more about Peter. Well, we listened. And we’ve come up with a few new regular features that will give you more insight into the man, and the Master Photographer. First up is “Riding Shotgun, Stories From the...

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We Have a Winner!

With yesterday’s official announcement that Peter’s new TV series, “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” will debut on March 31 on The Weather Channel, we can announce the winner of our competition to name the show. Congratulations Denise Hearn! Great job and thank you! Your prize is a one-meter, recess-mounted print of Peter’s latest......

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“From the Edge with Peter Lik” to Debut March 31

We have the news you’ve all been waiting for! Peter’s new TV series will premiere on Thursday, March 31 on The Weather Channel. Called “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” the reality-adventure show will screen each Thursday at 8p.m. “It’s been a lot of work,” said the Master Photographer. “But now we have an official date and I’m glad we...

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We’d Like to Hear What You Want

We hope you’re enjoying the new-look Peter Lik blog. We’ll be adding functions and features in coming weeks, including videos. At this point, we’d really like to hear what you, the reader, would like to see in this blog. Maybe you’re interested in technical tips, news on Peter, or historical pieces about photography. Perhaps you’d like to see......

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Valentine’s Photos with a Difference

Maybe you plan on making a little extra money taking some Valentine’s photographs tomorrow. (Yes, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Order flowers immediately!) Or perhaps you’re going on a date with your very significant other and you want the perfect shot to remember the occasion. Here are three words to remember......

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So You Want to be a Fashion Photographer…

It’s every guy’s dream (and a lot of women’s too): The glamorous world of photographing beautiful models for glossy magazines. But is it all fun and fabulous people? And how hard is it to break into? I asked a very successful, semi-retired model/fashion photographer for some insights. For roughly 40 years he’s worked in the industry......

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Helping out the American Heart Association

This Friday and Saturday the LIK SOHO Gallery in New York City is going red! The Go Red Campaign is operated by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about heart disease among women. Between 10am and 3pm tomorrow (Friday) and 10am and 8pm on Saturday, a pop-up shop called The Heart Boutique will, well, pop up......

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The Deja Vu of Photography

Many photographers, whether famous or just starting out, choose to work in terms of themes. Young artists are often advised to focus on their strengths develop them. Along the way, many of them find a niche that becomes, well, more than a niche. Anne Geddes is renowned for photographing children in whimsical costumes and settings inspired......

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The Childbirth Photography Debate

A recent article in The New York Times has further fueled the nationwide debate about photography during childbirth. At present, national standards relating to cameras in delivery rooms don’t exist. It seems hospitals are less and less keen on the idea of a proud Dad – or other birth supporter – pulling out a camera, cell phone camera, or video...

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Using Repetition In Your Photos

Just as repetition in speech, writing, and graphic arts can create dramatic effects, repetitive elements appearing in photographs can also create drama. Repetition tends to grab the viewer’s eye. Here are a few tips for using repetition effectively: 1. Keep your composition simple – Exclude everything except the repeated elements. For example......

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)

With his devotion to the process of capturing life in the act of living, Henri Cartier-Bresson reinforced the defining feature of photography: being able to capture a fleeting moment within a photograph. From slow film to bulky equipment, photography was technically limiting in bygone days. Once technology began to develop and smaller......

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A Few Words From Peter

G’day everyone. Just a quick “hello” to say thanks for your continued support. I’m back out on the road shooting more episodes for my new series on The Weather Channel which starts this spring (bloody soon!). Seeing some great sights and having a ripper time! After we’ve finished filming all the episodes I have to......

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Shooting for the Super Bowl

Everybody knows that the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will be in Dallas tomorrow to fight it out for football supremacy in Super Bowl XLV. But not everybody realizes there’ll be a third team there. That team is the huge battalion of photographers who’ll be jockeying, elbow-to-elbow, to get the best......

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Digital Photography Trends: Look Before You Leap

There are many great things about the trends happening in digital photography, but there are some that still need a little work. Interchangeable Lens Compacts are a good example. ILCs are an up-and-coming class of camera located somewhere between the level of compact cameras and DSLRs. With the ability to interchange lenses......

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Toy Cameras: More Than Playthings

Toy cameras. Don’t be fooled by the name. Yep, they’re made of plastic (including the lenses), they’re inexpensive, they’re ultra-simple to use, and they often come candy colored – but they have their place in the world of photography. There’s an interesting paradox here: Because toy cameras aren’t high......

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The New-Look Peter Lik Blog is Coming

The Peter Lik blog is growing rapidly. We’re posting seven days a week, introducing new writers and subjects, and traffic is rising dramatically. So this is the perfect time for a revamp! Within the next week this blog will have a new look and extra features – including pop-up videos, more blog entries per screen......

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