The Candid Frame #100 - Eli Reed

Eli Reed is a photographer who has established a reputation for compassionate and beautiful documentary and photo-journalistic work. Whether he's photographing in a war zone, a Hollywood sound stage or a neighborhood convenience store, he consistently produces imagery that is striking, beautiful and memorable. A member of the of legendary Magnum photographer collective and an Olympus Visionary, he continues to produce important work as well as passing on his experience and knowledge of photography as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. You can discover more about Eli and his work by visiting his website.

Eli recommends the work of John Isaac, who was actually the very first guest on this show. You can discover some of John's work by visiting his website and listen to our conversation by clicking here.

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Photo by Rex Lisman on Flickr.
The thing about this image I like is that Rex was undoubtedly drawn here by the quality and reflection of the light. It's a wonderful example how paying attention to the light itself can lead one to make an image that most people would miss entirely. Great images are not just in front of us at eye-level. 
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Frederick Van Johnson is a professional photographer and host of the popular podcast, This Week in Photography (TWIP). He provides an important voice in the world of image-making in his many roles, not least of which is educating photographer are the importance of marketing and taking full advantage of social networking. His continued efforts in the photographic industry have helped photographers from all over the world discover how to not only make better images, but to create opportunities for themselves and their work. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website as well as listen to him every week on TWIP.

Frederick Van Johnson recommends the work of Greg Gorman. You can listen to our interview with Greg by clicking here.

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Join me and Chris Marquardt of Tips from the Top Floor for a live chat, discussing hot news in photography and even our response to questions posted live in the chat. It's an experiment of sorts and we welcome you to participate.

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Ibarionex Perello teaches several online photography courses through Below are a brief description of each course with a link to register.

The Pursuit of Light

Join 's Course: 4-Week Short Course: The Pursuit of LightLearn how to take your photography to the next level by discovering how to see, control and use light. This course - taught by pro photographer Ibarionex Perello - is meant to reveal the "secret" of great photographers who creatively use the qualities of light (intensity, direction and color) to produce stunning and memorable photographs. You will also learn how to use the key features of your camera (exposure, white balance and ISO) to produce not only well-exposed images, but photographs that are dramatic, beautiful and memorable. It's a course that has the potential to transform what you do as a photographer.
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Digitial SLR Features: When, Why and How to Use Them

This course offers the skills and experience you need to make the camera a natural extension of your eye. This exciting 8-week online class - taught by photographer, editor and writer Ibarionex Perello - will give you an understanding of the various features of your DSLR camera. You'll learn when and how your images will benefit from different exposure and metering modes, autofocus and white balance settings, and more.
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Join 's Course: 4-Week Short Course: Portrait Photography Using Available LightLearn how to capture memorable portraits without sophisticated lighting equipment. In this 4-week online course, portrait photographer Ibarionex R. Perello will show you how to make your subject - and not the camera - the focus of successful portraiture. Capture great images of faces in perfect light, where the eyes come shining through. You'll put what you learn in this class to good use every time you aim to make outstanding pictures of people.
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Join 's Course: 4-Week Short Course: Posing and Portraiture TechniquesStart producing dynamic portraits after learning to pose your subject, gain an awareness of light and background, and making creative use of flash and focal length. This exciting 4-week online course is taught by portrait photographer and author Ibarionex Perello. Along with posing tips for more pleasing portraits, you'll also learn great ways to capture emotion-filled candids.
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Photo by Patrick on Flickr.
The colors are great, but what I really like about this image is the repetition of the frame within the frame within the frame. This also a great example of the use of negative space to make the heart of the image even stronger.
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