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

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Using images taken while on location around the world, photographer John Harrington takes you through the logistics, stories, and behind-thescenes problem solving involved in some of his assignments over the last 20 years. Examining the artistic and business sides of being a photographer, each image and story illustrates concrete solutions you can employ in your own assignments. From a sleep-deprived overnight journey to Warsaw, Poland, fraught with language barriers and demanding border guards, to a Fourth of ...
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Photographs from the Edge of Reality: True Stories About Shooting on Location, Surviving, and Learning Along the Way

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Overview


Using images taken while on location around the world, photographer John Harrington takes you through the logistics, stories, and behind-thescenes problem solving involved in some of his assignments over the last 20 years. Examining the artistic and business sides of being a photographer, each image and story illustrates concrete solutions you can employ in your own assignments. From a sleep-deprived overnight journey to Warsaw, Poland, fraught with language barriers and demanding border guards, to a Fourth of July celebration in the company of the Mexican ambassador and Ben Vereen, John's unbelievable 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435457829
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,275,694
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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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Table of Contents


1. Introduction. 2. Ascending to an Historic Summit: Bush and Gorbachev. 3. Pool Spray in the Oval. 4. Lean Green Entertaining Machine. 5. Harrier Jet Liftoff: No Time for Indecision. 6. Don't Let the Fear of Striking Out Get in Your Way. 7. Ice Cream Social with Obama. 8. Donny Osmond, Snoop Dogg, Weird Al, and Coolio…Oh My!. 9. Three Locations, 45 Minutes…No Problem!. 10. Rolling Stones: Shooting the Voodoo Lounge Kickoff. 11. An Excursion to Cuba. 12. National Geographic and the White House. 13. The Blizzard of 2010. 14. It's All About the Drinks. 15. From New Orleans to Crawford for a Pool Date with the President . 16. January 20th: A Truly Washington Moment. 17. Obama's Inaugural Walk. 18. Smithsonian Books. 19. In the Studio with Sam Abell. 20. Aretha Lets Loose. 21. Atop the Golden Gate Bridge. 22. John Lewis: Three Minutes or Less. 23. Pomp and Circumstance at the White House. 24. Air to Air over a Frigid Washington. 25. Europe on a Shoestring. 26. Live 8: Hallelujah! The Reverend. 27. Al Sharpton Delivers Destiny. 28. Fireworks at Iwo Jima. 29. The Captain's Jersey Retirement. 30. Danica Patrick and the 2040 Softbox. 31. Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill: Head to Head. 32. Plant-The Pure Professional. 33. Vanity Press Corps. 34. September 11, 2001. 35. Seal Wins Approval from Ambassadors to Bullfighters. 36. Nelson Mandela: Dignity with Disability. 37. Keeping Cool in New Orleans. 38. The 9/11 United We Stand Concert. 39. Ten Seconds with the President . 40. Kristin Davis: Dogs and the City. 41. A Presidential Debate and an Exercise in Diplomacy. 42. Stevie Wonder: Portrait Composite. 43. Arlington Cemetery: Grieving Mothers. Index.
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