Photographs from the Edge of Reality: True Stories About Shooting on Location, Surviving, and Learning Along the Way

Photographs from the Edge of Reality: True Stories About Shooting on Location, Surviving, and Learning Along the Way

by John Harrington
     
 

Through images taken while on location, the author takes readers through the logistics, stories, and behind-the-scenes problem solving involved in his assignments over the last twenty years. Examining the artistic and the business side of professional photography, each image provides a means to show readers concrete solutions they can employ with their own

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Through images taken while on location, the author takes readers through the logistics, stories, and behind-the-scenes problem solving involved in his assignments over the last twenty years. Examining the artistic and the business side of professional photography, each image provides a means to show readers concrete solutions they can employ with their own assignments. From running out of gas on the Yucatan Peninsula to the logistics of being the official photographer at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, these stories tell the tale of what happened along the way.

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"With this book, John does not attempt to glorify or sugar-coat what it is REALLY like to be a news photographer. This leads to a much more introspective and interesting look into the behind-the-scenes world that most will never get to experience. I can see this book appealing to both photographers as well as everyday people who are interested in the details of what happens BEHIND the camera—not just in front of it." — Vincent Laforet, Pulitzer Prize Winner and former New York Times staff photographer

"John Harrington's Photographs from the Edge of Reality is a real how-to book that gives aspiring shooters insight into the real world of assignment photography. Harrington has done it again when it comes to describing his innovative approach to his profession and his ability to share it with the world." — David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer

"When John Harrington goes on assignment, you go with him. It's more than just loading your memory cards and batteries. It's figuring out where you need to be and how to get there. John is a pro at business, and with his new book, he shares some of his hard-won secrets for how to make your clients as happy with your pictures as you are." — David Burnett, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of Contact Press Images

"John shows you the world of Washington, DC photography behind the pomp and power posturing. If you want to learn how to do it right, then this is the book for you."— Cameron Davidson, award-winning photographer

"Great stories from a great guy. Read this book." — Bill Frakes, award-winning photographer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435457836
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
CENGAGE LEARNING
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

John Harrington has worked for over 20 years as an active photographer in Washington D.C. and around the world, working with both editorial and commercial clients. Editorially, his credits have included the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, The National Geographic Society, USA Today, People, MTV, and Life. For corporate and public relations clients, John has successfully placed images with the wire services (Associated Press, Reuters, Gannett, Agence France Presse, and UPI) over three hundred times. Commercially, John has worked with well over half of the top fortune 50 companies, and even more of the top 500. Ad campaigns for Seimens, Coca Cola, General Motors, Bank of America, and Freddie Mac, to name a few, have been seen worldwide.

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